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For a wealthy nation like the UAE, which sees Sisi’s Egypt as a bulwark against Islamists, the political value of the project outweighs the economic risks.
December 7, 2014 - 04:55 GMT
Experts say that growing wheat in the desert makes no economic sense given the logistical and environmental challenges.

September 23, 2014

Dozens of Chinese firms are producing and exporting "tools of torture", from electric stun guns to metal spiked batons, to countries with bad human rights records, rights group Amnesty International said on Tuesday.
14:56 GMT

More than 130 companies are involved in producing or trading the equipment, typically marketed to law enforcement agencies, up from about 28 companies a decade ago,

Samsung UHD Ecosystem
08:48 GMT
(press release)

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced its plans to further expand its UHD ecosystem by working with global content partners to help accelerate consumer adoption and access to UHD content.

September 22, 2014

Samsung
10:01 GMT
(press release)

Samsung Gulf Electronics Co., Ltd, is returning to GITEX Shopper, the region’s largest technology exhibition, with an impressive line-up of new products.

The Current TV sale was initially resisted by distributors including Time Warner Cable and AT&T, which argued that they had contracted with Current TV and not Al Jazeera.
04:55 GMT

In a countersuit filed in the Delaware Court of Chancery on Thursday, Al Jazeera is seeking to keep the money that Gore and his former partner Joel Hyatt had sought in a lawsuit filed in August.

September 21, 2014

DIC Football League
10:45 GMT
(press release)

As part of Canon Middle East’s focus on promoting health, sports and community activities, the world leader in imaging solutions sponsored the second annual DIC Football League.

Samsung-Nike Running App
08:16 GMT
(press release)

Samsung Electronics, in partnership with NIKE, Inc., introduced the Nike+ Running App for the newly announced Samsung Gear S.

September 19, 2014


Qatari capital Doha bid for the 2016 and 2020 Olympics but never made the shortlist, while Dubai was reportedly on the verge of a bid for 2016,
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While major events were once the domain of Europe and North America, Asia is now viewed as a 'safe pair of hands' when it comes to hosting the world's biggest sporting competitions.

September 18, 2014

Sony’s Alpha α7S
07:33 GMT
(press release)

Sony's new α7S model puts extraordinary sensitivity, low noise and spectacular 4K video quality into the hands of professional photographers and videographers.

September 16, 2014

An Egyptian misdemeanour appeals court has upheld a previous ruling sentencing construction tycoon Nassef Sawiris to three years of jail time and a LE50 million ($7 million) fine for failing to pay a settlement to Egypt's Tax Authority.
15:52 GMT

The original in-absentia ruling had been appealed in July, but Sawiris, former CEO of construction and fertilizer producer Orascom Construction Industries, failed to attend the appeals court session on Sunday.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4
09:10 GMT
(press release)

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced the expansion of its flagship Galaxy Note series with the new Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge.

Consumer Goods CEO of the Year - Omar Farid, Pepsi Middle East
07:18 GMT
(press release)

PepsiCo MEA President, Omar Farid has been awarded CEO of the Year - Consumer Goods at the CEO Middle East Awards 2014 for his contribution to growing the brand across the Middle East.

September 15, 2014

Under the project, the capacity of the Mina al-Ahmadi refinery will drop to 347,000 barrels per day (bpd) from 466,000, while Mina Abdulla refinery’s capacity will rise to 454,000 bpd from 270,000.
21:37 GMT

Part of the country’s KD30 billion ($104.7 billion) economic development plan, the CleanFuels Project will upgrade and expand two of the Gulf Arab state’s largest existing refinerie

The majority of small companies in the region are aiming to grow staff numbers by more than 10 per cent, indicating rising optimism among businesses.
17:44 GMT

The poll also noted that 72 per cent of firms in the region expect to provide an annual salary increase of more than five per cent.

Els, Dubai
11:44 GMT
(press release)

The ELS Club Golf Course, Dubai, UAE, has been announced as the venue for the eighth qualifying round of the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge 2014, which will be held on Thursday, 18th September 2014.

September 14, 2014

The tragic shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in July, which killed all the 298 people on board, could have been avoided, according to Sir Tim Clark, president of Dubai-based Emirates Airline.
21:32 GMT

According to reports, Australia’s Qantas stopped flying over Ukraine months before the tragedy, while Korean Air also claimed that it rerouted cargo and passenger flights in early March.