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  • EU enforces new and tougher sanctions on Iran

    Iran gets a fresh batch of sanctions

    The toughest EU measures yet, they include bans on financial transactions, sales to Iran of shipping equipment and steel, and imports of Iranian natural gas, adding to earlier bans, including on the OPEC producer's oil.

    December 22, 2012 6:53
  • Omani people hoping for democratic change

    Omanis hoping for change after vote

    Sultan Qaboos remains a popular figure in a country that was mostly undeveloped and faced war in its Dhofar region when he seized power from his father.

    December 22, 2012 6:49
  • RAND research facility closed in Abu Dhabi

    UAE shuts down American research office

    The United Arab Emirates has shut down the Abu Dhabi office of the RAND Corporation, the American policy research institute, in the…

    December 20, 2012 4:57
 
  • Abu Dhabi residential

    Abu Dhabi gets on social welfare housing

    Abu Dhabi has boosted welfare spending for its citizens over the last couple of years, partly to avert any social discontent during Arab Spring uprisings elsewhere in the Middle East.

    December 20, 2012 12:17
  • Saudi expats find housing difficult and pricy

    Riyadh expats struggle with housing

    "Help! I can't find anywhere to live. All the housing managers just tell me their waiting lists are months and months long," posted a British man seeking a home for his family.

    December 20, 2012 9:42
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    Turkey is world’s biggest prison for journalists

    Repressive laws, broad and vague legal provisions and a paranoid judiciary were to blame for the high number of arrests, RSF said, and only a complete overhaul of Turkey's anti-terrorism law and other legal articles could change this.

    December 20, 2012 9:38
 
  • A sign post to Iraq

    Iraq is opening a new chapter

    The World Bank pledged $900 million to Iraq over the next four years to help it create jobs, build stronger institutions and improve social…

    December 19, 2012 8:40
  • Saudi Arabia bans Brazil import

    KSA bans Brazil beef after Mad Cow concerns

    Between January and October, Saudi Arabia imported 31,300 tonnes of beef, putting it among the top 10 largest importers from Brazil, the world's largest beef exporter.

    December 18, 2012 5:43
  • 200-habtoor

    Al Habtoor Group delays IPO

    Al Habtoor Group, one of Dubai’s leading family-owned firms, has postponed plans to raise as much as $1.6 billion in an…

    December 18, 2012 5:39