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Costing QR6.5 billion, Doha Festival City is set to be among the largest malls in the GCC when it opens in April. (Shutterstock)
March 23, 2017 - 17:40 GMT
Qatar over the years has not only become a tourist destination but also a shopping haven.
The Islamic, or halal, food industry is valued at about $2 trillion a year. (File photo)
March 23, 2017 - 17:06 GMT
Oman has several advantages in attracting investment in Sharia-compliant industries, including halal food.
Saudi Arabia's beef imports from Brazil were 28,676 tonnes in the period from February 2016 through January 2017. (Shutterstock)
March 23, 2017 - 16:48 GMT
Saudi Arabia has halted chicken and beef imports from four Brazilian companies for safety measures.
Along with drivers, now even passengers will face fines for failing to wear seat belts. (Shutterstock)
March 23, 2017 - 14:58 GMT
The UAE government this week introduced new amendments to federal traffic laws, in a bid to make the country's roads safer.
Saudi Aramco's IPO is scheduled in the second half of 2018. (File photo)
March 23, 2017 - 12:03 GMT
Saudi Aramco is seeking to issue $2 billion worth debut Islamic bond sale, the first step of a plan to tap markets for an estimated $10 billion.
The banned Middle East carriers include Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Saudi Airlines, and Turkish Airlines. (File photo)
March 23, 2017 - 11:14 GMT
While airlines are still trying to assess the extent of financial hit from the gadget ban on US and UK flights, experts are already estimating big losses.
Chinese 3D printing firm will build 1.5 million 3D printed houses in Saudi Arabia. (Shutterstock)
March 23, 2017 - 10:34 GMT
Chinese 3D printed housing company WinSun said it has reached an agreement with Saudi Arabia to lease 100 3D printers.
Several countries are suspending their imports of meat from Brazil in the wake of allegations that companies had been exporting rotten meat. (File photo)
March 23, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Jordan said it will not halt imports following allegations that Brazilian meat exporters have been selling rotten meat with falsified certificates.
The UAE has seen a 12 percent increase in tourists after it offered visas on arrival to visitors from China and Russia. (File photo)
March 23, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Dubai has reported a 12 percent year-on-year increase in visitors in January and February with over 3 million tourists recorded.
Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Sabah and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the signing ceremony in Ankara. (QNA)
March 23, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Kuwait and Turkey on Tuesday signed a vast array of agreements to boost bilateral cooperation.
Syrian army troops near the war-torn ancient city of Palmyra. (AFP/File)
March 23, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The UAE announced that it would make a financial contribution of $15 million for the protection of heritage sites in conflict areas.
Egypt is raising the fees for its multiple entry visa from US$25 to US$60. (File photo)
March 22, 2017 - 17:00 GMT
Egypt to raise its visa entry fees starting from July.
The train will cover the distance between Jeddah and Mecca in 30 minutes. (Shutterstock)
March 22, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
The Haramain train will start operation in 2018, local daily Al-Madina reported on Tuesday.
Syrian refugees in Jordan represent almost 20 percent of the country's population. (AFP/File)
March 22, 2017 - 15:18 GMT
Of the total funding requirement for aid to refugees this year, 3 percent was received until mid March, according to UNHCR.
Amazon has restarted talks to acquire Souq.com for as much as $650M. (Shutterstock/ Eric Broder)
March 22, 2017 - 14:17 GMT
Amazon will resume takeover talks for Souq.com, after discussions stalled in January due to a disagreement over the price.
Field and well development plans are already underway and the first development well has been drilled. (File photo)
March 22, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
The second phase of BP’s Block 61 gas project in Oman is expected to deliver 0.5bn cubic feet of gas per day by 2020.