Qatar National Bank is one of the largest banks in the Middle East and the largest lender in MENA by assets. (Wikipedia)
April 28, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Leaked documents allegedly include photos, bank details and contact details of customers including members of the Al-Thani family, Al Jazeera journalists and government officials.
Kuwait has announced plans to lay off 'unnecessary' expat employees in an effort to reduce the number of expatriates in the country. (File photo)
April 28, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Kuwait continues to put the pressure on expats, who account for 70 percent of the population.
Dubai's real estate developers are expected to continue seeing robust revenues despite the challenges.  (
April 28, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
A combination of pressures including low oil prices will drive property prices down by ten percent and dampen expansion plans according to Standard and Poor's.
The Dubai Forum was hoped to be a chance for the ministry to woo tourist companies back to Egypt after the slump in touristic trade Egypt has suffered from in the last few years.  (File photo)
April 28, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
FTI, Germany's fourth-largest tour operator, accused the tourism minister of refusing to listen to the requests of trip organizers.
Dubai's 'Museum of the Future' will be built in 2017 using 3D printing construction techniques. (3D print)
April 28, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Sheikh Maktoum has announced Dubai's new strategy to promote 3D printing technology in construction, medical products and consumer products.
Saudi Aramco plans to sell less than 5 percent of the company via an initial public offering. (File photo)
April 28, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
In addition to an IPO, the energy giant plans joint ventures, a focus on local recruitment, a sukuk issue and new management structure.
THAAD, or Terminal High Altitude Area Defense is an anti-ballistic missile system designed to shoot down ballistic missiles using kinetic energy. (
April 28, 2016 - 05:52 GMT
Qatar's $12.7B budget deficit may delay the sale of a major Lockheed Martin THAAD missile system deal.
Internet speed is faster in Syria than in Lebanon. (Shutterstock)
April 27, 2016 - 12:45 GMT
Interactive Middle East Company has ranked 22 countries according to broadband speed.
Bahrain's tourism sector contributed around $700 million - around 3.6 percent of GDP - in 2015. (Shutterstock/Philip Lange)
April 27, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Bahrain's Tourism and Exhibitions Authority has launched the 'Ours.Yours.' campaign to stimulate investment and attract tourists.
The disparity in bonuses and benefits being paid to various employees, created discrimination and dissatisfaction among employees. (File photo)
April 27, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
In an effort to trim budgets, Oman's Finance Ministry is tackling the large discrepancy in bonuses and benefits being paid to public sector workers.
France’s 2003 Lellouche law has been applied to punish Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) activists for seeking to damage Israel’s economy. (Twitter)
April 27, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
An account held by BDS with the Credit Mutuel bank in France appears to violate French law, while branches in New York are awaiting the outcome of anti-BDS proposals.
Due to oversupply around the world and low global demand, crude oil prices began falling in June 2014 from $115 per barrel.  (File photo)
April 27, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
A World Bank economist predicts a rise in oil prices, unless OPEC significantly increases production.
Jordan's Finance Minister warned that the forecast for economic growth is around 2.7 per cent this year, which is below the 3.5 per cent forecast in the state budget. (Flickr/Andrew E Larsen)
April 27, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
The new terms for the IMF's $700M-$800M Extended Fund Facility are expected to include more fiscal reforms and structural adjustments.
The Qatar Airways chief claims the delay in taking delivery of the A320neos has hurt the airlines growth by more than 5 per cent. (Twitter)
April 27, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
In December Qatar Airways refused to take delivery of Airbus’ new A320s due to technical problems which have not yet been resolved.
A number of agreements will be signed during the forum to increase investment and trade volume between the two countries. (Egyptian Presidency)
April 27, 2016 - 06:03 GMT
Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa is on a two-day official visit to boost bilateral relations and investments.
The 63-storey hotel was evacuated during the fire, which was caused by an electrical short circuit. (File photo)
April 27, 2016 - 05:41 GMT
Dubai's Address Downtown hotel will not open this year due to renovations following the New Year's Eve fire.