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January 28, 2016

The Microsoft Band allows you to choose from 40 lifestyle goals and helps you set achievable targets. (Techebizz)
09:16 GMT
Whether your goal for the New Year is fitness, financial or family-oriented, there's an app to help you.
The dam project will provide more irrigation water to the region of Cap Bon. (Wikimedia Commons)
08:41 GMT
The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development deal comes as a loan to support two dam projects and to conduct income-generating feasibility studies.
“It’s all about your story. Work on it and move if you feel that you’re not being yourself or that you‘re unable to grow or pursue your dreams.” (Photo courtesy of Qatar is Blooming)
08:29 GMT
Zeid Hreish joined Uber as Senior Operations Manager and has oversen launches in Qatar, Bahrain, Riyadh and Jeddah.
The Hilton Hotel in Taba. (Wikimedia Commons)
08:10 GMT
With occupancy rates below five percent, the majority of hotels in the Red Sea resort of Taba have been forced to shut down.
Bahrain's Central Bank put Future Bank and the Iran Insurance company under administration last year. (Central Banking)
06:49 GMT
The joint venture between Iran's Bank Saderat, Bank Melli and Bahrain's Ahli United Bank was put under administration last year.
Jordan will host the International Exhibition of Arms and Military Equipment, also known as KADEX 2016. (File photo)
06:17 GMT
Jordan is set to purchase an undisclosed number of Arlan armored vehicles, weapons and equipment under a new military cooperation agreement with Kazakhstan.
Qatar Airways' Doha-Santiago route will become the second longest flight at 18 hours and 25 minutes. (Facebook)
05:57 GMT
The proposed Doha-Auckland route would take 18 hours and 25 minutes, beating the Qatas Dallas-Sydney and Dubai-Panama City routes.

January 27, 2016

The government of Bahrain currently owns 100 percent of Gulf Air. (File photo)
14:00 GMT
Bahrain's lawmakers want to sell off the country's biggest companies, including Gulf Air and the National Bank of Bahrain.
The project is currently in the design phase and is expected to be operational in another four years. (File photo)
13:00 GMT
The 100,000 square foot wellness center at Dubai Healthcare City in Al Jadaf in the next four years.
A clause dissolving the need for a minimum capital investment of 150,000 Omani riyals ($388,289 or Dh1.42 million) is likely to be introduced. (
12:00 GMT
New incentives to Oman’s Foreign Investment Capital Law are expected to include the removal of minimum investment amounts to boost job creation.
The Lumia 950 is equipped with a 5.2-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels.
11:17 GMT
Microsoft has been trying to get a foothold in the mobile market for a few years now, and the Lumia 950's hardware is definitely on par with the best phones out there.
Mentoring, group games and training by internal teams are cost-effective ways to train staff. (Shutterstock)
11:04 GMT
If you don't have a big budget to invest in employee training, consider these six ways to keep costs down.
Also included in the new cap are production machinery, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing components. (FX Comment)
11:00 GMT
The ECB has raised the ceiling on dollar deposits for imported basic commodities from $50,000 to $250,000 monthly, with no daily cap.
Vikings is an Irish-Canadian historical drama television series now in its fourth series on The History Channel. (Vikings TV Series)
10:00 GMT
New offerings include Yahala Cinema HD, offering Arabic films shortly after theatrical release, H2 HD from the History Channel, and First HD Home of HBO.
You need to make sure that even a small repayment every month is feasible in the long run. (File photo)
09:16 GMT
Consider these three questions before looking for finance.
The proposed changes are intended to make working conditions in the private sector more attractive for Saudi citizens. (Muslim Daily)
09:00 GMT
Retailers are concerned that a 9pm closure is inconvenient in the hot summer months, and will have a negative effect on sales.
The Zika virus, transmitted by the aggressive Aedes aegypti mosquito, has now spread to at least 25 countries. (
08:46 GMT
The Zika virus is spread by the same mosquito that spreads dengue and yellow fever viruses, and it's spooking travelers around the world.
The initiative features four main approaches, six objectives, 15 programmes and 93 initiatives. (Shutterstock)
08:00 GMT
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has unveiled a revamp of Dubai's health strategy that targets health and lifestyle, excellence in providing service, smart healthcare and governance.
Thirty percent of MENA startup investors located in Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine, according to ArabNet. (ArabNet)
07:00 GMT
With over $700 million were invested in tech startups in MENA between 2013 and October 2015, ArabNet Beirut 2016 optimism is high for its upcoming conference.
Stage One of the network from Shah and Habshan to the port of Ruwais will not be affected by the new suspension. (Railway Gazette)
06:28 GMT
The suspension of plans involves the construction of a rail network between Abu Dhabi, the Saudi and Omani borders and Jebel Ali Port in Dubai.

January 26, 2016

The video feature is available on both iOS and Android versions. (Gear Open)
16:52 GMT
The music app has quietly launched its video channel, which will feature content from ESPN, Comedy Central, MTV, BBC, Vice News, Slate, and more.
Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak smiles to photographers after attending a parliament session in Kuala Lumpur on January 26, 2016. (AFP/Mohd Rasfan)
16:29 GMT
Malaysia's Attorney General has found no evidence of corruption in the transfer of millions of dollars by the Saudi royal family to the Prime Minister's bank account in 2013.
OPEC, lead by Saudi Arabia, has thus far resisted calls to cut production. (AFP/Barbara Gindl)
14:30 GMT
As OPEC's chief calls for cooperation to help oil prices recover, Russia's largest oil producer has said it would follow any OPEC decision to cut production.
The vessels will be built using state-of-the-art technology and equipment. (Twitter)
14:00 GMT
ADSB has won the bid to provide Kuwait with eight patrol boats that will boost the country's maritime defense capabilities.
Mubadala Healthcare’s venture with the Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi is an example of a master-development medical cluster. (Zutec)
13:00 GMT
With an aging demographic and growth in medical infrastructure, Gulf markets are attracting investment in healthcare assets.
UAE-based Al Futtaim Group, owner of the Carrefour hypermarkets chain, was ranked 172nd. (
12:00 GMT
Deloitte's 'Global Powers of Retailing' report analyzes the performance of the 250 largest retailers around the world for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
Eight of the eleven longest flights in the world are serviced by Middle Eastern carriers. (Twitter)
11:00 GMT
The combination of lower oil costs, new airports, larger fleets and leading services in MENA is changing the aviation landscape.
The maritime complex will boost economic growth. (Trade and Export ME)
10:00 GMT
Saudi Aramco, Bahri, Lamprell Energy and Hyundai Heavy Industries have inked a deal to construct a new maritime complex in Saudi Arabia.
The sovereign wealth fund currently managed by KIA with assets estimated at $592 billion. (Shutterstock)
09:00 GMT
The new fund will shift burden of domestic asset management away the Kuwait Investment Authority, which will focus more on global investments.
Be honest, be specific, and know how you are different from the rest. (Shutterstock)
08:54 GMT
With so many people looking for work, you need a game plan for edging out the competition. Here's how to get started.
Credit cards can give an instant hit of cash, but can also be detrimental to your financial health. (Shutterstock/FotograFFF)
08:42 GMT
Banking cards have evolved so that we now stand to gain 'something extra' every time we use them.
The Russian delegation to Egypt will include representatives of 60 major companies. (File photo)
08:00 GMT
Russian trade officials will be meeting in Cairo next week to sign a number of MoUs, including a deal to build a Russian industrial zone within Egypt's Suez Gulf.
The Sydney Opera House during the Royal Australian Navy International Fleet Review. (AFP/File)
07:18 GMT
Australia's tourism minister is visiting Kuwait, Qatar, the UAE and Saudi Arabia to boost interest in the country's health, education and tourism sectors.
Nafham uses video to tutor K-12 students using the Egyptian public curriculum. (Wise Awards)
06:37 GMT
Check out some of the brilliant ideas from Arab innovators that wowed us last year.
Experts predict the global gut to worse due to increased production in North America, Saudi Arabia and Russia. (Shutterstock)
05:52 GMT
Short-lived optimism fades as oil resumes its downhill course.