US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama meets with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani in Baghdad on July 21. Obama met with Iraqi leaders and US commanders in Baghdad after vowing to pull out US troops by mid-2010 if he wins race to the White House. (Getty Images)
Sharjah-based Gulf Petrochem has ballooned into a $2.5bn oil conglomerate in less than 20 years. Co-founder Sudhir Goyel reveals why the UAE is no longer the centre-of-attention, as global plans take hold.