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  • Putin’s Russia set against regime change in Syria

    Putin’s Russia set against regime change in Syria

    Call for Assad to cede power a barrier to Russian backing at UN; Putin determined to avoid precedent as he plans Kremlin return amid protests; Moscow signals ready to veto resolution if left unchanged

    January 28, 2012 2:21
  • Is Islamic Finance a failure?

    Is Islamic Finance a failure?

    More often than you think, people think Islamic finance is a sham, says Oliver Agha, founding partner of a shari'ah-compliant law firm. But Agha says it's all borne from ignorance.

    January 28, 2012 2:16
  • Saudi artists test limits of expression in rare show

    Saudi artists test limits of expression in rare show

    Addressing political turmoil through their work, Saudi’s artists are testing the boundaries of self-expression in a kingdom where there is much that is censored.

    January 25, 2012 4:28
 
 
  • Going for Gold

    Going for Gold

    Like in Caramel, Labaki’s power resides in her ability to speak frankly to the audience’s heart, hitting a note that transcends all countries and cultures.

    January 18, 2012 3:27
  • Brace yourself: Grim forecast for 2012, says World Bank

    Brace yourself: Grim forecast for 2012, says World Bank

    The World Bank sharply cuts global economic growth forecast, seeing "real" risk of a slump like 2008/09. And it looks like it’ll be worse for developing countries

    January 18, 2012 3:14
  • Get Smart!: Mobile device behaviour in Saudi and the UAE

    Get Smart!: Mobile device behaviour in Saudi and the UAE

    46% still prefer Nokias, say what? Kipp enlists the help of our dear friends at YouGov to get a better understanding of mobile usage here in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

    January 18, 2012 2:08