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Syrians should choose leader in 2014 vote

Salehi says foreign action "aggravates" Syria crisis; Doesn't believe Iran will ever close Strait of Hormuz; Accuses world powers of obstructing nuclear talks

July 10, 2012 11:56
 
Bahrain Must Restore Confidence in Its Economy-IMF

Bahrain Must Restore Confidence in Its Economy-IMF

Bahrain must consider policies to help restore confidence in its economy after last year's pro-democracy uprisings hurt the small oil exporter's growth, the IMF said on Tuesday; Bahrain's economic growth slowed to 2.2 percent in 2011, down from 4.5 percent in the previous year after social unrest forced businesses to close and investors to withdraw from the country's mutual funds

April 25, 2012 10:49
 
‘Dr Doom’ says buy precious metals as Iran-Israel clash ‘inevitable’

‘Dr Doom’ says buy precious metals as Iran-Israel clash ‘inevitable’

"If you can't live with volatility, stay in bed," says 66-year old economist Marc Faber, who cautions people to secure wealth by buying precious metals and investment equities.

March 6, 2012 1:42
 
Al Habtoor visit France to discuss politics, investments in UAE

Al Habtoor visit France to discuss politics, investments in UAE

Khalaf Al Habtoor discusses French investments in the UAE and the political situation in the region while in Paris

February 12, 2012 2:51
 
Bahrain opposition launch week-long rally for reform

Bahrain opposition launch week-long rally for reform

Bahraini opposition parties, launching a week-long 'sit-in' for political reforms at a mass rally, swore on Sunday to take their campaign to the centre of last year's democracy protest in the capital Manama.

February 5, 2012 1:19
 
Kuwait markets steady after Islamist election win

Kuwait markets steady after Islamist election win

Kuwaiti financial markets were steady on Sunday after the Islamist-led opposition won control of parliament in an election, a victory which could worsen political tensions but conceivably also lead to fresh government spending measures.

February 5, 2012 1:07
 
Arab Firestorm: what 2012 holds for the Middle East

Arab Firestorm: what 2012 holds for the Middle East

Forget the term Arab Spring, DIFC’s Chief Economist Dr Nasser Saidi says the series of events across the Middle East should be called ‘Arab Firestorm’. Here’s a survival guide.

January 22, 2012 3:56
 
Egypt Tycoon gets retrial over singer’s death

Egypt Tycoon gets retrial over singer’s death

Talaat Moustafa already had death sentence commuted; Shares of property group rise after court decision

January 17, 2012 3:04
 

Bahrain King announces constitutional reforms

Bahrain's king announced constitutional amendments on Sunday giving parliament more powers of scrutiny over government, but the opposition said they fell far short of demands for democracy that have driven a year of unrest in the Gulf Arab state.

January 15, 2012 2:47
 
Arab Spring is at a critical juncture, says IMF Chief

Arab Spring is at a critical juncture, says IMF Chief

With the post-revolution euphoria giving way to practical concerns, the leaders and citizens of the Middle East is faced with hard choices. And the economic turmoil isn't making things easier.

December 7, 2011 5:09