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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


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


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


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

Revealed: Top 12 Dubai Expo 2020 projects
Tina : And then what? ...
India - Sunday, 4 October 2015 12:58 PM

Parts of Dubai city centre closed for filming of two major Hollywood movies
James : It is great that international films are using Dubai.
Kudos for that.

However, advance notice of areas being closed is what is needed.
Then drivers wont needlessly drive around looking for alternates. We can all plan in advance if we know, and support this.

Communication is...
uae - Sunday, 4 October 2015 12:59 PM

$2.27m emerald watch goes on sale in Dubai
Natasha Jovin : Oh my! Can I have it......:)...
Serbia - Sunday, 4 October 2015 12:58 PM

Fire destroys 26 floors of UAE residential tower
b.bell : This is another example of how quickly a fire can spread through the building facade system.
uae - Sunday, 4 October 2015 8:44 AM

Kuwait to introduce taxation gradually in 2016, says finance ministry
John : Nobody will pay taxes in Kuwait, they will leave. Nobody will pay taxes to a government that is so corrupt that they can't even run the country and most nationals/expats understand that the purse of the nation has gone overseas. The country looks like a third world country. In a positive note, I fi...
UAE - Sunday, 4 October 2015 8:44 AM




Qatar, Bahrain, UAE ban new Hollywood blockbuster

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


Gulf airlines defend female cabin crew policies

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


Etihad apologises to stranded passengers after diversions

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


Bahrain to expand controversial sex shop

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


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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