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China’s Wen to visit key MidEast energy powers

China's Premier Wen Jiabao will visit three key Middle Eastern oil and gas suppliers -- Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar -- from the weekend, amid signs that Beijing wants to expand its options in the face of US sanctions aimed at Iran.

January 10, 2012 10:54

UAE says in Oman refinery joint venture talks

OPEC member the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is in talks with Oman about jointly building a refinery with its non-OPEC oil producing neighbour, the UAE's economy ministry said on Tuesday.

January 10, 2012 10:52
Saudi Arabia tries 16 suspected Al Qaeda members

Saudi Arabia tries 16 suspected Al Qaeda members

Saudi Arabia begins trial of suspected al Qaeda, accused of planning assassination of a top Saudi figure.

January 8, 2012 3:48
The shockwave of a shorter residence visa

The shockwave of a shorter residence visa

Not sure what a shorter residence visa will mean to you? Neither do we. But we’re thinking it’s just the tip of the iceberg.

September 26, 2011 4:07

Bahrain protesters block highway, confront police

Protesters look to shut off Financial Harbour; Police fire tear gas to disperse crowds; * Ministry urges protesters to retreat for their own safety

March 13, 2011 2:58

Saudi ministry orders 132 BMWs

Saudi is the largest importer of...

August 17, 2009 12:03
Labor issues turning legal

Labor issues turning legal

The Dubai police chief has said that some companies are currently in court for violating accommodation regulations for laborers.

May 12, 2009 11:17
Working for the workers

Working for the workers

The UAE minister of labor says that the government is introducing measures to help the nation’s workforce.

April 28, 2009 9:36