A new 'Minister of State for Happiness' will have the  mission to channel policies and plans to achieve a happier society. (Dubai Media Office)
February 09, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Sheikh Maktoum has announced sweeping structural changes to federal government which consolidates ministries and incorporates plans for outsourcing to the private sector.
The first-of-its-kind project will be constructed over 250,000sqm of land, located 5km away from Al Mabailah exit at the express way. (Skyscraper City)
February 09, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Oman's first light-industries city will cater to the automotive and construction sectors and will create some 8000 jobs after completion.
QP have bought the 30% interest in Chevron's deep-water leases for exploration in Cap Rhir Deep, Cap Cantin Deep and Cap Walidia Deep. (Caspian Explorer)
February 09, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Qatar Petroleum has acquired a 30 percent stake in three offshore leases held by Chevron Morocco Exploration.
The personal information of everything from contractors to special agents was released. (File photo)
February 09, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Hacktivists announced via a pro-Palestinian Twitter account that it had dumped personal data for 10,000 Homeland Security staff and threatened the FBI was next.
GCC Secretary-General Dr. Abdullatif Al Zayani speaking at the World Government Summit in Dubai. (EAY)
February 09, 2016 - 05:02 GMT
GCC Secretary-General Dr. Abdullatif Al Zayani has laid out five points for Arab countries to focus on for the future.
Saudi is encouraging FDI in order to balance its $98B budget deficit. (File photo)
February 08, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
A Saudi committee is examining the possibility of removing the requirement of having a local partner in order to promote foreign direct investment.
Electrosteel's business of distributing the company’s products is logistically demanding, and involves a high cost with transporting huge volumes of cargo. (Electrosteel Castings)
February 08, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
The new facility will become the regional hub for the India-based company, the world's third largest producer of ductile iron pipes.
Sharm El Sheikh has been suffering huge loses and low occupancy rates. (Middle East Collection)
February 08, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Solving the tourism crisis in Sharm El-Sheikh requires unconventional solutions, such as a mega-mall, world-class stadium and an international theater, says the IDBE chairman.
Barack Obama has sent a video of congratulations to the UAE as it hosts the three-day event, during which Sheikh Mohammed is expected to announce major structural changes in the government. (Image courtesy of Trade Arabia)
February 08, 2016 - 11:04 GMT
The World Government Summit will discuss the future of eight vital sectors for development, such as education, healthcare, labor, innovation and government action.
Sultan Taymoor Grand Mosque in Muscat. (Twitter)
February 08, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Oman's government must dig deep to make up for the shortfall in revenue due to nose-diving oil prices.
The Bahrain Academic Complex was the first school in the Zaatari refugee camp and houses 16 classrooms and one nursery. (Xinhua/Mohammad Abu Ghosh)
February 08, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Plans for the new school follow the success of the Bahrain Academic Complex in Zaatari refugee camp, which teaches 9000 students a year.
Will Lebanon's consumers have to bear the burdens of failed policies? (File photo)
February 08, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
With Lebanon's fiscal situation in a precarious state, the question over how a proposed gasoline tax should be funded is igniting debate.
Aerial view of Hamad International Airport. (Construction Week Online)
February 08, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
New tenders include phase one of a $15B passenger and freight network and an estimated $2B expansion of Hamad International Airport.
 Israeli security forces advancing on the village of Qabatiya, near the West Bank town of Jenin on February 6, 2016. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
February 08, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
The move follows deadly clashes in the West Bank village last week.
The French shipment in December was rejected for containing high levels of ergot fungus. (Pixabay)
February 08, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Egypt's rejection of a 63,000-tonne shipment of French wheat has caused confusion among international suppliers regarding import standards.
Environmentalists want Jordan's lawmakers to understand the link between economics and the environment. (Wikimapia)
February 08, 2016 - 05:19 GMT
Conservationists in Jordan are calling on Parliamentarians to put the environment on their agenda.