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  • State of Qatar

    Qatari Growth Slows As Energy Sector Sluggish

    Qatar's economic growth slowed in the third quarter of the year but was supported by strong expansion of non-oil sectors, data released by the statistics authority showed on Sunday.

    December 30, 2012 7:24
  • Emirati satisfaction and happiness

    Emiratis told not to go to Lebanon

    The Gulf Arab state issued the warning because of "difficult and sensitive political circumstances" in Lebanon.

    December 23, 2012 4:50
  • 380-debt-relief

    Dubai’s du secures $500 million

    Dubai’s Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Co, or du, said on Sunday that it had secured a $500 million, five-year club debt…

    December 23, 2012 2:04
 
  • 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
  • Qantas-Emirates alliance have 5 years

    Qantas-Emirates relationship cut in half

    The alliance is deeper than a straightforward code-share arrangement -- where airlines share some flights -- but stops short of a global revenue-sharing deal or equity injection from either side.

    December 20, 2012 9:01
  • 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
 
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