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February 4, 2014

The number of stations on the entire network will increase from the current 47—– two stations are common for both the lines — to 70 by 2020, said Al Ali.
22:21 GMT

Dubai Metro transports around 500,000 passengers daily on both the lines and this only with half its running capacity.

“So if we’re going to stop that nuclear programme and that quest for nuclear weapons, we have to either do it diplomatically or do it militarily,” he said.
21:44 GMT

US officials declared on Tuesday that Iran is “not open for business” and vowed to scrutinise companies heading to the Islamic republic since it entered a temporary nuclear agreement.

Medina is now one of four cities serviced by Etihad Airways (File Archive)
18:00 GMT

Etihad Airways made its first daily flights from Abu Dhabi to Medina Tuesday.

Saudi women in the workplace has been increasing, particularly over the last year (Courtesy of Arabian Gazette)
17:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia's capital has partnered with oil giant Shell to promote expanded women investment activity, focusing on businesses that can be run from the home.

Abu Dhabi is planning to award $50 billion worth of new projects in 2014 (File Archive)
16:00 GMT

Abu Dhabi's government is planning to spend $346 billion in various sector development over the next six year, according to its Department of Economic Development.

The Proposed GCC Railway Route (Courtesy of Construction Week Online)
15:14 GMT

The proposed GCC rail network that will connect member countries in the Gulf is failing to attract private sector interest, but Gulf governments are still keen on keeping 2018 as target date to launch the rail's operations.

Tawdheef features thousands of job opportunities across more than 100 government and private sector organisations
09:55 GMT

The Abu Dhabi Education Council said it is seeking to hire “local teachers to work in 27 education-related posts”.

The Saudi Arabian diesel generators market has witnessed a significant growth due to increase in construction and industrial activities
09:49 GMT

High economic growth rate, continuing investments towards world class infrastructure, growth in telecom market, coupled with expansion of healthcare industry and the housing market are few of the key factors driving the demand for diesel generators in Saudi Arabia.

The funds raised will support the international promotion and marketing of the emirate
08:11 GMT

Dubai will start imposing the "tourism dirham" fee on guests staying in all types of holiday accommodation, including hotels, hotel apartments, guesthouses and holiday homes from March 31.

Economy Minister and Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett said Israel would not "give its country up over economic threats".
01:28 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry came under further attack Monday by Israeli hawks who accuse him of manipulating the threat of an economic boycott to pressure Israel into peace concessions.

February 3, 2014

First opened in July 2014 with an investment of $1.8 million, the plant began exporting last November and has since sold 10,000 computer monitors in Slovakia and the Netherlands.
19:01 GMT

Egypt is positioned to become a regional export hub for Samsung products, with locally-manufactured computer monitors being shipped to Europe.

Annual trade between Iran and China may reach $38 billion by the end of the current Iranian calendar year
18:34 GMT

Iran and China will soon sign a agreement setting a “roadmap” to boost cooperation in a wide range of economic sectors

The Palm Jumeirah continued to be the most expensive area to rent a villa, the report found
16:47 GMT

The report attributed the spike in rents to continued unrest in the wider Arab region, Dubai’s successful Expo bid and an expanding economy.

Arabtec hopes that its hiring campaign can help mitigate growing youth unemployment in the region (File Archive)
11:08 GMT

One of the region's largest construction firms, Arabtec, is planning to recruit 10,000 youth from across the Middle East and North African region as the firm expands its operations.

Following November's nuclear deal, the EU Council suspended part of its sanctions against Iran (File Archive/AFP)
11:00 GMT

EU nations are preparing (and competing!) for Tehran investments following the easing of sanctions against the country.