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Saudi threatens to block Qatar's land, sea borders

Kingdom says will lay siege to neighbour unless it cuts ties with Brotherhood, closes Al Jazeera, expels think tanks

More delays at Abu Dhabi Airport

Fog has caused delays to some flights at UAE hub for second time in less than week

More reporters quit Qatar jobs in Brotherhood row

At least six more journalists from Saudi, UAE have quit roles with Qatari media over diplomatic spat

Bahrain says foreign "terrorists" behind deadly blast

Three policemen died when what authorities say was a remotely detonated bomb exploded during mourning procession

Firms will "undersell" to clinch Dubai Expo projects - expert

Contractors risk hurting their own finances and sub-standard projects by underselling during tender process

Saudi upholds eight-year jail term for tweeter

Man also convicted of posting tweets mocking kingdom’s ruler, religious establishment and judiciary

Huge Arabtec deal may support Egypt shares

Egyptian shares may gain after Dubai's largest builder inks $40.2bn housing deal

New CEO of Kuwait's NBK backs regional strategy

Isam al-Sager took over as CEO of Gulf's fifth largest bank by assets from Ibrahim Dabdoub

Gold drops as US growth optimism weighs, China sells

Fears among Chinese investors over slowdown in world's second biggest economy also hurt prices

Qatar-backed bloc says to rejoin Syria coalition

Infighting within opposition coalition has undermined efforts to take on forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad

OPINIONS »

What next for Etihad Airways?

If it’s simply a case of getting anyone in the world from A to B, then the Abu Dhabi-based airline is starting to look like a better proposition than its fellow Gulf carriers

PHOTOS »

Tensions grow in Crimea

Diplomatic talks are continuing as the standoff between Russian and Ukrainian continues in Crimea

Japan marks earthquake anniversary

Japan has commemorated the third anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami which claimed more than 18,000 lives and led to the Fukishama nuclear disaster in 2011

In pictures: CeBIT 2014

This year’s event has a particular focus on big data, social business, mobile, and cloud technology.

Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity

The Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity has launched at Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah

VIDEOS »

Missing plane mystery deepens

Malaysia’s civil aviation chiefs have said that the fate of a missing Malaysia Airlines flight is still a mystery

Human remains at 3,000 year-old site

Human remains have been found in what archaeologists say is a 3,000 year old burial site in Peru

International Women’s Day marked worldwide

This year’s International Women’s Day has been marked across the globe

Libya threatens North Korean tanker

The Libyan government has threatened to bomb a North Korean tanker if it does not leave an oil terminal in Sidra

Latest Reader Comments

Iran denies harassing US warships in Gulf, warns of clashes
john : Iran has been up to this behavior for years and most incidents remain relatively unreported; possibly to defuse political tensions with the GCC and western countries.
However the Revolutionary Guards do not take their orders from the President and occasionally ignore the 'guidance' of the Spirit...
uae - Sunday, 26 March 2017 5:41 PM

Exclusive: Dubai's Emaar Malls bids $800m for Souq.com
Skeptic : This seems to be a bid purely for the sake of PR and free publicity. The whole world knew that Souq had already entered into exclusivity with Amazon, and it's odd that Emaar would wait until that was publicly announced before making their "bid". Souq has been on the block for a while and Emaar was ...
USA - Sunday, 26 March 2017 5:42 PM

Rain leads to 1,500 accidents over the weekend in Dubai
Bob : the shear stupidity of many drivers in these weather conditions means its no surprise that there were this many accidents over the weekend. No matter how much rain falls, and how greasy and slippery the road surfaces are idiots still drive one inch off the bumper of the car in front, no lights on, ...
Dubai - Sunday, 26 March 2017 4:39 PM

Telephone banking in Dubai is about as frustrating as it gets
Diya Pardasani : Yes right, banking services here are not up to levels of developed countries let alone telephone services, but great deal of effort is visible in improving over all customer experience by many banks, especially local. It's a competition driven market. There are certain concerns of account hacking ...
UAE - Sunday, 26 March 2017 4:42 PM

Weather disrupts flights at Dubai International Airport
ahmed : For a progressive modern country to fall apart when it rains is ridiculous. Last night I flew in Terminal 2 and waited almost 2 hours for my luggage. Luggage was strewn all over the airport by the baggage handlers who apparently skipped work last night because there could only be two reasons why thi...
UAE - Sunday, 26 March 2017 4:42 PM

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EDITOR'S CHOICE »

1.

Qatar, Bahrain, UAE ban new Hollywood blockbuster

Paramount Pictures says Gulf states act on religious grounds even before worldwide premiere

2.

Gulf airlines defend female cabin crew policies

Emirates, Qatar Airways defend policies on pregnancy and marriage amid union criticism

3.

Etihad apologises to stranded passengers after diversions

Airline says it is operating extra flights, has drafted in more staff to help clear passenger backlog

4.

Bahrain to expand controversial sex shop

Owner is eager to open more outlets in Dubai, Qatar and Lebanon

FEATURES & ANALYSIS »

Interview: Starcom MediaVest chief Laura Desmond

Laura Desmond has spent a career looking after the fortunes of some of America’s biggest brands

Tech talker: Jumbo chief Vishesh Bhatia

Jumbo is one of the UAE’s oldest home-grown brands. Despite its fortunes being linked closely to that of its suppliers

Fear and roaming in the Gulf

The Gulf’s telecommunications giants are once more pushing ahead with ambitious expansion plans into some of the world’s frontier markets

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