August 14, 2012

Heading to Abu Dhabi on Monday is Lebanese songstress, fashion icon and Rotana superstar Najwa Karam
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There are plenty of concerts happening around town to celebrate Eid Al Fitr. Showbiz Arabia rounds up who’s performing where

August 13, 2012

Tunisia: The Tunisians were the stars of the stamina events taking 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze in swimming and steeplechase. Star swimmer Oussama Mellouli was the comeback kid, taking gold in the 10K after his drugs scandal five years ago. That gives him a second gold to his collection on the back of his win at Beijing.
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Our panel of Arab and Middle East Olympic medal achievements from London 2012. See which Arab athlete defied the odds, broke records or fell short in his game.

August 6, 2012

Bronze medallist Fehaid Aldeehani of Kuwait celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Men's Trap Shooting Final on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games
21:17 GMT

Giovanni Cernogoraz of Croatia won the Olympic gold medal Monday in men's trap shooting.

GCC stock market
09:36 GMT

The stock markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) rose in July, gaining 0.41 per cent after a decrease of 2.91 per cent in June, according to Kuwait Financial Centre's (Markaz) latest update on regional markets.

August 2, 2012

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A proposal to turn the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) into a Gulf union will be reviewed by the alliance foreign ministers in September.

July 31, 2012

Gulf markets remain mixed
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Dubai real estate developer Emaar Properties rallied to its highest level since April 2011 yesterday, lifted by forecast-beating second-quarter earnings, but trading across the rest of the Gulf region was more mixed.

July 26, 2012

Gulf Arab markets trend down
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Dubai Gulf Arab markets dipped into negative territory on low volumes yesterday as investors, focussed on the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and avoiding the region's searing summer heat.

July 25, 2012

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Projects are already underway for a customs union and perhaps even a single currency.

July 24, 2012

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Saudi Arabia, the biggest Arab economy, is leading moves towards political and economic cooperation Projects already underway or under study include a customs union, a joint value-added tax and even the introduction of single currency.

July 19, 2012

Airlines slash fares to attract Ramadan tourists
10:53 GMT

Airlines operating across the Gulf region have slashed fares to several destinations across Europe, Asia and Middle East during the Holy Month of Ramadan, with a view to attracting travellers.

July 16, 2012

GCC Money
14:26 GMT

The GCC countries' economy constitutes the equivalent of two per cent of the world's gross domestic product (GDP), according to Al Ahli Bank's economist Dr Saeed Al Shaikh.

GCC Shares Dip
12:39 GMT

The Bahrain All-Share Index yesterday closed at 1,112.60 points, marking a decrease of 1.29 points below its previous closing.

July 12, 2012

Saudi Stock
10:43 GMT

Kuwait Financial Centre 'Markaz' said in its recent report, titled 'GCC Research Statistics' that equity markets witnessed almost the same level of attention in the first half of 2012, compared to the previous half.

July 10, 2012

Suad Abdullah returns to television drama with a great new series during Ramadan
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Legendary Kuwaiti actress Suad Abdullah will return to the scene this Ramadan season with her new television drama “Khawat Dunia” (Worldly Sisters), which follows around the lives of a group woman who remain very close friends even though they all have different nationalities.

July 5, 2012

 Sheikh Jaber al Mubarak
11:11 GMT

The emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al Ahmad al Sabah, asked outgoing Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al Mubarak al-Sabah to form a new government