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  • Saudi allows women right to vote

    Saudi allows women right to vote

    Saudi Arabia will allow women to stand for election and vote, the king announced on Sunday, in a significant policy shift in the conservative Islamic kingdom.

    September 25, 2011 4:07
  • Up and away—Emirates Airline says no drop in demand yet

    Up and away—Emirates Airline says no drop in demand yet

    Emirates Airline President has his fingers crossed that demand will stay on course with November bookings already at 70 percent while other carriers report booking drops.

    September 25, 2011 12:48
  • Waiting game–UN will take weeks on Palestinian bid

    Waiting game–UN will take weeks on Palestinian bid

    Palestinians still working on getting required nine votes; United States set to use veto at Security Council; Netanyahu says he is willing to hold direct talks

    September 25, 2011 12:42
 
  • European bank rescues risky terrain for Gulf SWFs

    European bank rescues risky terrain for Gulf SWFs

    Gulf sovereign wealth funds may be tempted to make a quick injection into failing European banks but Una Galani hopes they’ve learned from their mistakes in 2007.

    September 24, 2011 5:39
  • Libya rebuilds oil sector as foreign workers wait

    Libya rebuilds oil sector as foreign workers wait

    Questions of security keep foreign oil companies at bay, which is just as well for Libyans, who want to serve their countrymen first before looking at oil exports.

    September 24, 2011 5:20
  • Understanding the FNC Elections

    Understanding the FNC Elections

    As we draw close to the FNC Elections, with a little help from our friends at YouGov Siraj, we decided to take a look at attitudes towards the event.

    September 21, 2011 4:08
 
  • FNC Profile: Saeed Harib

    FNC Profile: Saeed Harib

    “I think the we should know what our limitations are, as FNC hopefuls. We don't want to ignore what other people have done prior to our appointment" says this FNC candidate.

    September 21, 2011 1:23
  • Turkey’s tough foreign policy talk may backfire

    Turkey’s tough foreign policy talk may backfire

    Turkey raises stakes in Mediterranean over Cyprus. But threats to send warships may hurt its EU bid. Even Washington urges Turkey-Israel reconciliation.

    September 21, 2011 11:49
  • In would-be Palestinian state, a dose of reality

    In would-be Palestinian state, a dose of reality

    While leaders mount UN bid, Palestinian independence seems like fantasy, what with the struggle to survive on West Bank and a cash crisis posing a risk to Palestinian Authority.

    September 21, 2011 11:45
 
  • GCC in renewed push for rail projects

    GCC in renewed push for rail projects

    Key construction contracts to be awarded in weeks as Saudi Arabia expands its rail network with 3 new rail lines and the UAE and Qatar rail plans in progress.

    September 21, 2011 11:40