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Malta’s investor programme requires an investment of 650,000 euros (Dh2.6 million). (Gov.Mt)
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Second passports don't come cheap, but residence and citizenship planning is a multi-billion dollar industry.
Be sure to build and maintain your network while looking for work. (Shutterstock)
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Every successful job seeker needs a game plan for finding work. Here's how to get started.
A Rheinmetall armored personnel carrier. (Wikimedia Commons/Department of Defense)
02:02 GMT
German defense company Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles is to supply a dozen armored trucks to Kuwait.
A seismic vessel is pictured off the coast of Lebanon on Sept. 24, 2012. (AFP/File)
01:43 GMT
Lebanon told a senior US official it would not make any concessions on the disputed maritime border zone with Israel.
Tourists walk on a platform at a station in Tehran after arriving in the Iranian capital on a luxury train from Budapest on Oct. 27, 2014. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
01:09 GMT
France signed an agreement Wednesday to redevelop three railway stations in Iran, marking a return of European companies.
A Gulf Petrochem storage terminal on the coast of Fujeirah emirate near the Strait of Hormuz in the UAE. (AFP/Karim Sahib)
00:57 GMT
Gulf Petrochem Group announced the acquisition of Essar Petroleum East Africa.
The World Food Program will halve the value of food vouchers given to refugees in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
00:42 GMT
The World Food Program will halve the value of food vouchers given to refugees in Lebanon.

July 1, 2015

The Terminator said 'Hasta La Vista' to an anti-LGBT follower after he criticized Arnie for changing his FB pic to a rainbow flag. (Facebook)
08:45 GMT
Never underestimate the power of peer pressure on social media to bring about change.
Completion of the Riyadh Airport expansion is planned for May 2019. Interior of Riyadh's domestic terminal. (Panoramio)
08:00 GMT
The construction group will construct new terminal lounges, renovate existing terminals as well as install of internal systems.
Facebook assumes that you like a viewed video, even if you do not like, share or comment on it. (File photo)
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The social media site will now monitor your viewing and will offer to show you similar videos.
US airlines have accused three Gulf carriers of receiving $43B in subsidies over a decade. (Twitter)
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Emirates President Tim Clark calls out the US carriers' methods of discrediting Emirates as 'surprising and repugnant'.
Experts estimate that 3D printing technology can cut the production time by 50-70 percent. (The Tech Bulletin)
05:00 GMT
The 'Office', interior furniture, and structural components will all be built using 3D technology and assembled within a few weeks in the heart of Dubai.
There is little room for waste in a small business. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
Streamlining your hiring practices and smart advertising are easy ways to extend your budget.
When you go in for an interview, always make sure to check the status of employees around you. (Fotolia)
05:00 GMT
Is your future employer a bad boss? Here's what to look for before you sign that contract.

June 30, 2015

Etihad and Australia have had a commercial partnership since 2012. (Twitter)
15:01 GMT
The Abu Dhabi based carrier is extending its three year marketing deal to promote Australia within Europe in cooperation with its partner airlines.
Flydubai chief Ghaith al-Ghaith stands next to the government-owned low-cost carrier on Nov. 14, 2011, at the Dubai Airshow. (AFP/Karim Sahib)
15:00 GMT
Flydubai may be the second or third airline to get deliveries of the new aircraft after Southwest.
International tourists in Sousse gather around a memorial for the slain. (AFP/Fethi Nasri)
11:18 GMT
The massacre of foreign tourists in Sousse was a calculated attempt to destroy the biggest revenue earner and source of employment in Tunisia.
The social media giant is opening a new office in Johannesburg, only the second office in the entire Middle East and Africa. (AFP/File)
11:11 GMT
The social media giant has only one office located in the MENA region, in Dubai.
The tourism minister remained cautiously optimistic, recognising that the political impasse and the Syrian conflict threaten Lebanon's stability. (Shutterstock)
11:04 GMT
The country has witnessed a 25 percent increase in tourist numbers over the last nine months, in spite of recent attacks.
The Omagine Project will incorporate cultural, heritage, entertainment and residential components. Yiti Beach, Muscat. (Shutterstock)
10:41 GMT
The ambitious complex will cover one million square meters of beachfront west of Muscat.
Partner Communications will cease to use the Orange name within 24 months, the companies announced Tuesday. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
10:12 GMT
Partner Communications will cease to use the Orange name within 24 months, the companies announced Tuesday.
Employers make a statement by hiring a certain candidate; validate the decision. (Shutterstock)
08:50 GMT
Employers make a statement by hiring a certain candidate; validate the decision.
Apple is ready to give iPhones Force Touch, a feature that lets the phone know how hard its screen is being pressed. (AFP/Robyn Beck)
08:28 GMT
Apple is ready to give iPhones Force Touch, a feature that lets the phone know how hard its screen is being pressed.
Tourists on safari in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, second on the list for value against the dirham. (Shutterstock/Grigvovan)
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Rio tops the list for a budget-conscious traveller, where the dirham's value increased by 35 percent over the Brazilian real.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius walks with others during a break in a meeting with world powers seeking to pin down a nuclear deal with Iran at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel, on March 31, 2015 in Lausanne. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)
08:03 GMT
France is ready to travel to Tehran in the event of a signed nuclear agreement with the US.
The anti-BDS law was part of a deal with Asian states known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. (AFP/File)
07:35 GMT
The bipartisan bill conditions any free trade agreement with the European Union on its rejection of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS).

June 29, 2015

Each plant in Upper Egypt is expected to generate 143 GWh per year. (AFP/Abdelhak Senna)
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Each plant in Upper Egypt is expected to generate 143 GWh per year.
Thailand welcomed about 650,000 Middle Eastern visitors in 2014. (AFP/File)
19:13 GMT
Thailand welcomed about 650,000 Middle Eastern visitors in 2014.
The Institute for Economics and Peace said dealing with Egypt's levels of violence cost the nation $62.5 billion in 2014. (AFP/File)
16:48 GMT
The Institute for Economics and Peace said dealing with Egypt's levels of violence cost the nation $62.5 billion in 2014.
Delegates attend a signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (AFP/Takaki Yajima)
16:37 GMT
Nine nations in the Middle East are founding members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
People's bad moods can be contagious — but there are ways to counter them. (Shutterstock)
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People's bad moods can be contagious — but there are ways to counter them.
Theme parks in Dubai are set to generate close to $5 billion in revenues by 2020. (AFP/File)
15:12 GMT
Theme parks in Dubai are set to generate close to $5 billion in revenues by 2020.
Recent cases include busting a fake recruitment agency, money fraud, and manipulation of university degree certificates. (Shutterstock)
10:23 GMT
Dubai Police are increasingly tackling sophisticated technology-assisted crimes.
The Nabatean site of Madain Saleh in Tabuk became Saudi Arabia's first UNESCO World Heritage site. (The Culture Trip)
09:39 GMT
The Umrah Plus program will allow foreign pilgrims to visit Saudi's tourist destinations beyond Mecca, Madinah and Jeddah.
Research costs before hand, and set a budget. (Wikimedia Commons)
09:15 GMT
Curb your duty-free spending on overpriced items with these tips.
Lebanon and Israel are disputing a maritime zone of 854 square km with suspected energy reserves potentially worth billions of dollars. (Shutterstock)
08:51 GMT
US Dept of State official to mediate talks between Lebanon and Israel over disputed maritime zone and exploration of lucrative energy reserves.
Saudi seeks to finance slaughterhouses and access to Hungary's $130B food market. (Pixabay)
08:04 GMT
Prince Al Waleed bin Talal has visited Hungary to strengthen partnership and investments between the two countries.
Technology can help bring family members together from near and far. (File photo)
05:00 GMT
Are you Instagramming over Iftar? Saudis weigh in on the use of social media during Ramadan.

June 28, 2015

Palestinians walking through Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
18:43 GMT
Palestinian ambassador to Qatar confirms that up to 20,000 Palestinians are expected to take up more specialised jobs in Qatar, such as in education.
The traditional Silk Route extended 4000km across an extensive transcontinental network. (Wikimedia Commons)
18:42 GMT
Egypt officially joins the trade union as part of comprehensive strategic partnership agreement that includes some $500M of Chinese investment in Egypt.
The reasons for quitting the jobs ranged from resignation, firing or dismissal to voluntary retirement. (Shutterstock)
11:00 GMT
Nearly 14,000 employees resigned in the last seven months, of which over 5,000 were teachers.
The new owners of La Maison Cannelle plan expansion into the US and the Middle East. (Shutterstock)
10:00 GMT
Middle East consortium poised for majority stake acquisition in Canada's La Maison Cannelle, maker of gluten-free health food products.
An exodus of tourists followed the attack on a beach resort Friday. (AFP/File)
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An exodus of tourists followed the attack on a beach resort Friday.
The Business Monitor International said Iran could see a major increase in car production if a nuclear deal with world powers is struck. (Shutterstock)
07:22 GMT
The Business Monitor International said Iran could see a major increase in car production if a nuclear deal with world powers is struck.
The new center will be managed by the Restart Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture, a Lebanese NGO. The Palace of Justice in Beirut. (IFPO)
06:28 GMT
New center to meet with every new detainee in Tripoli, collect forensic evidence of torture and provide support.
The World Investment Report 2014 reported a near-46 percent decline of foreign investments into Israel after an international boycott movement. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The World Investment Report 2014 reported a near-46 percent decline of foreign investments into Israel after an international boycott movement.
The barter shop is an cash-free exchange. (Shutterstock)
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EZHeights.com is a new website that allows UAE residents to trade items, products or services.
Embassies have rejected visit visa applications if UAE residency visas are valid for less than six months. (Shutterstock)
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Embassies have rejected visit visa applications if UAE residency visas are valid for less than six months.
People can generally afford to commit to a mortgage two to two-and-a-half times their gross annual income.
04:11 GMT
Buying property is one of the biggest personal expenses people commit to in a lifetime — do it right.
Be careful about your technique or your ambition might backfire. (Shutterstock)
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Be careful about your technique or your ambition might backfire.

June 27, 2015

Lebanon is the eighth most expensive destination for sending money from the US among 30 countries with available data, a report said.
09:59 GMT
Lebanon is the eighth most expensive destination for sending money from the US among 30 countries with available data, a report said.
The Gulf state's oil facilities will be protected by maximum security after increased fears of more extremist attacks. (AFP/File)
08:23 GMT
The Gulf state's oil facilities will be protected by maximum security after increased fears of more extremist attacks.
The movement to boycott the country's three mobile service providers for poor quality and high prices launched Thursday.
07:06 GMT
The movement to boycott the country's three mobile service providers for poor quality and high prices launched Thursday.

June 26, 2015

Iran has accelerated drilling of its largest oilfield that it shares with Iraq to catch up with other nations' production. (AFP/File)
14:34 GMT
Iran has accelerated drilling of its largest oilfield that it shares with Iraq to catch up with other nations' production.
"Learn how to respect women for their contribution to society ... rather than view them as creatures of inherent sin." (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
"Learn how to respect women for their contribution to society ... rather than view them as creatures of inherent sin."
Rising tourism activities contribute to the construction industry's foreseen growth for the next three years. (AFP/File)
07:46 GMT
Rising tourism activities contribute to the construction industry's foreseen growth for the next three years.

June 25, 2015

BDS launched a successful protest leading to Scarlett Johansson pulling out of her endorsement of SodaStream. (Facebook)
14:54 GMT
The movement calling for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel has recently been gaining steam internationally, but a full boycott is not viable for ordinary Palestinians.
The Shaybah field has the best Arabian Extra Light crude oil with a specific gravity of 42 degrees at depth of 4,900m. (Shutterstock)
14:27 GMT
Expansion of Shaybah oil field and upgrade of NGL plant make inroads despite searing temperatures and heavy dust storms.
Iran wants foreign companies to partner with local firms and share technology and management in return. (Live Trading News)
12:46 GMT
Energy giants in Tehran to discuss future opportunities and a $2.3B unpaid Shell debt.
World Trade Center, Manama. (Shutterstock)
12:32 GMT
UNCTAD' World Investment Report 2015 found that while global FDI fell by 16 percent, Bahrain's FDI stocks remained above global average.
The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange General Index, an underperformer compared to Dubai index, jumped to its highest level in six months. (Shutterstock)
11:30 GMT
News of Etisalat policy change lifts Abu Dhabi index.
French Foreign Affairs minister Laurent Fabius (R) shakes hands with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir after a press conference in Paris. (AFP/Loic Venance)
06:00 GMT
The deals announcement is part of the first Franco-Saudi Joint Commission meeting in Paris.
The value of deposits by Jordanians in Swiss banks was sixth among Arabs. (Twitter)
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The Swiss National Bank reports that Arabs had over $46 billion deposited in Swiss banks in 2014.
Being realistic about the drawbacks is essential to making an informed decision. (Shutterstock)
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Choosing between doing string of jobs that may be related or pursuing your ambitions requires making compromises.
Beyonce's agreement allegedly gives her $5 million for every child she bears to Jay Z, and if they divorce, she gets $1 million for every year of the marriage. (Twitter)
05:00 GMT
Post-nups are often drawn by those with children from a previous marriage, or have assets such as savings or property.
Reaching for the smartphone gives people a way of getting back to the "known world." (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
The need to be online all the time is changing the nature of holidays.

June 24, 2015

Take your time and ask for explanations. (Shutterstock)
10:47 GMT
Large financial transactions can be intimidating; if you can't afford professional advice, be prepared to read the fine print before signing.
Syrian refugees await assistance in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
10:05 GMT
$800 million of aid last year reflected by growth of 1.3 percent in the Lebanese GDP, according to a UN report.
Egypt's total exports dropped $2 billion from last year. (Shutterstock)
09:41 GMT
Increase is aimed at boosting prospects for Egyptian products abroad.
Anse Source d'Argent beach, La Digue Island, Seychelles (Shutterstock)
09:25 GMT
Abu Dhabi and Seychelles already share commercial links in Etihad Airways and Air Seychelles.
You are likely to need a reference in your future place of employment. (Shutterstock)
08:59 GMT
Your employer can be even more valuable to you once you've left, so save that relationship.
Google Play Music was launched two years ago, initially as a fee-paying service. (Google)
08:23 GMT
The launch of Google Play Music is a pre-emptive strike against Apple Music release planned for next week.
Bisco Misr owns over 20 production lines for its three baking factories in Cairo and Alexandria. (Behance.net)
06:38 GMT
Shareholders approved of decision to delist one of the country's main providers of baked goods and confectionery.
A Saudi watermelon seller in Riyadh. (AFP/Fayez Nureldine)
06:22 GMT
With food imports set to hit $53B by 2020, the GCC must ensure food security with buffer stocks.
The opening lap of the 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix. (Wikimedia Commons)
05:55 GMT
Qatar to partner with RSE Ventures to acquire 35.5 percent stake in CVC Capital Partners Ltd.
On December 19 last year,Emirates flew roughly 80,000 people on over 240 flights. (Twitter)
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Over 62,000 travellers are expected to board flights out of Dubai this weekend.

June 23, 2015

The tablet market has not been affected by regional conflict as much as the PC market and other technology segments. (Shutterstock)
10:39 GMT
With many countries in the Middle East still under-penetrated, there is still room for expansion in the tablet market. But will buyers bite?
YouTube is the third most-used app among smartphone users in the UAE. (Shutterstock)
09:46 GMT
As YouTube celebrates its first decade, we share some interesting facts on its use in the region, plus tips and tricks.
Some shy away from money negotiation out of lack of understanding of true market worth. (Shutterstock)
09:33 GMT
Your attitude towards money sets the tone for your financial relationships.
The jobs currently done by expats include operation and maintenance work on hospitals, roads and electricity projects. (Shutterstock)
08:55 GMT
The president of the Council of Saudi Chambers wants to increase employment of Saudi nationals in the contracting sector from five to 20 percent.
Dubai Ladies Club has constructed barriers to block visibility from nearby construction sites. (Shutterstock)
08:34 GMT
As access to women's-only beaches and facilities are increasingly scrapped, calls for the construction of an all-female resort are growing in Dubai.
The new trench is 20 meters deep and 10 meters wide and is located 2kms from the border with Gaza. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
New trench is part of new infrastructure along buffer zone under construction along the border near Rafah.
Revenues in the commercial aerospace subsector increased by $23.7 billion in 2014, according to the Deloitte report. (File photo)
08:07 GMT
Defense industry revenues are down, but a travel boom in the Middle East is a primary driver of record sales of commercial aircraft.
Under Israeli law, tax breaks apply towards import only and not export of gas. (Shutterstock)
07:41 GMT
Tamar partnerships are requesting tax relief to help pay for construction previously thought to be covered by Spanish company Union Fenosa.
Real estate companies should be able to absorb the slowdown with limited ratings impact. (File photo)
06:13 GMT
Lower oil prices and slow economic growth will continue to have a negative impact, but the industry is better prepared than in the run-up to the 2009 crash.
Your voice will sound different on the phone if you are smiling. (Fotolia)
05:00 GMT
Every employee should learn customer service skills, whether communication is face-to-face, online or by phone.

June 22, 2015

A poll conducted by Bayt.com showed job search activities among employees increase during the holy month. (Shutterstock)
16:06 GMT
A poll conducted by Bayt.com showed job search activities among employees increase during the holy month.
Egyptian navy vessels patrol off the coast of the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh on Feb. 17, 2011. (AFP/Marco Longari)
15:54 GMT
The US embassy said the two vessels worth more than $1 billion would help Egypt fight its "maritime surface threats."
The cost of goods and services in Dubai jumped to its highest level this year. (apexluxurycarhire.com)
15:34 GMT
The cost of goods and services in Dubai jumped to its highest level this year.
Google follows a number of companies, including Reddit, Twitter and Facebook, that have already banned revenge porn. (Shutterstock)
15:16 GMT
Google's new policy would allow anyone to request removal of nude or sexual images of themselves from search results.
The multi-billion-dollar arrangement would exchange the sale of Iranian oil for construction of new power plants. (Shutterstock)
14:41 GMT
The multi-billion-dollar arrangement would exchange the sale of Iranian oil for construction of new power plants.
Financial statements showed an upward trajectory at Jordan Dairy Company. (AFP/Jean-Pierre Muller)
14:34 GMT
Financial statements showed an upward trajectory at Jordan Dairy Company.
The countries continued to see growth due to the contribution of non-oil private sectors. (AFP/File)
14:15 GMT
The countries continued to see growth due to the contribution of non-oil private sectors.
Huwaida, daughter of Lebanese diva Sabah, poses next to her mother's dress upon arriving for the Beirut International Awards Festivals (BIAF) on June 12, 2015, at Zaitunay Bay in Beirut. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
14:08 GMT
Lebanon's fashion industry benefits from local businesses but remains hamstrung by a lack of market accessibility, a survey said.
Rapid digitization makes the MENA region an attractive target for cyber threats, according to a study. (Shutterstock)
13:54 GMT
Rapid digitization makes the MENA region an attractive target for cyber threats, according to a study.
EU regulations on compensation may be overhauled soon by the European Commission. (Shutterstock)
11:47 GMT
Get to grips with your rights to claim compensation, before the European Commission changes the regulations.
Apple is also expected to launch new premium-priced watches. (AFP/Getty/Justin Sullivan)
11:22 GMT
Rumour has it that the updated Apple Watch will be released next year with a built-in Face Time camera.

The KAIA project will boast the world’s tallest air traffic control tower. (Shutterstock)
08:43 GMT
Saudi Arabia's King Abdulaziz International Airport will be able to handle 30 million passengers at the end of phase one and 80 million by phase three.
Renewable energy and improved energy efficiency are key to limiting global warming. (Shutterstock)
06:43 GMT
At the end of 2014, 22.8 percent of the world's electricity came from renewables, and carbon dioxide emissions were unchanged from 2013.
Treat every experience as a lesson learned. (Shutterstock)
05:52 GMT
Learn valuable tips from seasoned professionals in the Middle East