Hollande poses with the GCC leaders at the opening of the Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Riyadh. (AFP/Christophe Ena)
May 07, 2015 - 06:50 GMT
France is playing a dangerous game by flirting with the Gulf nations over multi-billion dollar weapons deals, experts warn.
Sharjah Fort (Al Hisn) is the jewel in the crown of Sharjah's tourist attractions. (Wikipedia)
May 07, 2015 - 06:31 GMT
Sharjah's most significant heritage site opens following a long renovation.
The Islamic risk and insurance sector is currently experiencing a period of rapid growth. (Shutterstock)
May 06, 2015 - 14:23 GMT
The Islamic Insurance Association of London (IIAL) aims to drive the growth of sharia compliant insurance and reinsurance markets globally.

Saudi Arabia is the largest OPEC member producer. (File photo)
May 06, 2015 - 13:38 GMT
A recent report by analysts at JP Morgan cite three factors contributing to the rise in Saudi crude output.
Jordan closed its border with Syria early last month for security reasons. (AFP/File)
May 06, 2015 - 10:47 GMT
Agricultural exports between Jordan, Syria and Lebanon severely affected, one month into the closure of the Nassib border crossing.
The first CCG vessel is expected to depart from Colombo on May 9. (Pixabay)
May 06, 2015 - 07:54 GMT
Evergreen Line and Dubai-based Simatech Shipping will jointly operate the service between the Gulf, India and Sri Lankan ports.
A market in Oman. (Wordpress)
May 06, 2015 - 07:43 GMT
Tourism officials at the Arabian Travel Market 2015 want an open-skies visa policy to optimize travel within the region.
Saudi stock market’s capitalization stood at $528 billion. (AFP/File)
May 06, 2015 - 07:07 GMT
The largest Arab bourse in Saudi is allowing foreigners to trade for the first time on June 15 - with restrictions.
An ICRC worker photographs the wreckage of a Yemeni air force military transport aircraft destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
May 06, 2015 - 06:37 GMT
The UN humanitarian coordinator has appealed to halt the bombing of Sana'a international airport, arguing that it is a lifeline for the delivery of vital aid.
The Embassy of the Philippines in Oman. (
May 06, 2015 - 06:18 GMT
Oman's three month amnesty programme for the repatriation of illegal workers has seen over 14,000 migrants register at various embassies.
Emirates Airbus A340-500. The airline recently announced plans to begin flights to Orlando, Florida.  (Wikipedia)
May 06, 2015 - 06:02 GMT
America's largest airlines claim Emirates receives $40 billion in unfair subsidies; Emirates vows to 'sledgehammer' the allegations.