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October 21, 2016

The new auction trend for the region is “vintage is king” – or queen, since we see more and more lady collectors participating in the auctions. (Twitter)
06:11 GMT
The success of auctions by Christie's Dubai reflects a thriving, sustainable international art market in the Middle East.

October 20, 2016

Passport fraud is more commonplace than one might expect. (
18:17 GMT
Passport fraud could sweeping the globe faster than Syrian refugees are fleeing; in fact, the practice is not limited to the Syrian refugee community but is also the preserve shady business oligarchs.
Israel will also provide assistance in other projects, including solar energy, electricity production, irrigation, and gas. (Shutterstock)
16:22 GMT
Ynetnews reports that Israel is preparing large-scale projects to assist Egypt's 'fragile economy.'
Eat' Bahrain market offering currently includes 80 restaurants, including Michelin-led restaurants CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Masso by Chef Susy Massetti. (Shutterstock)
12:00 GMT
Founded in 2014, Eat’s consumer facing apps, available on web, iOS and Android, allow diners across Bahrain and Dubai to discover fine-dining restaurants and make real-time reservations.
Remittances and capital inflows are some of the few remaining elements that keep the struggling Lebanese economy on its feet. (File photo)
11:00 GMT
The World Bank revised upward its estimates for remittances and inflows to Lebanon to reach $7.6B compared to $7.48B last year.
Egypt is currently reviewing eligibility for a smart card system through which low income Egyptians access state-subsidised food. (File photo)
10:00 GMT
The Egyptian government is considering the increase of state support for individuals facing 'economic hardships' as a result of fiscal reforms.
The solar energy will allow residents to operate water pumps and tanks at Abu Zaytun area and will provide water for around 500 people.  (File photo)
09:00 GMT
A project sponsored by TIKA, Turkey’s international development agency, will help provide electricity via solar energy for families in Bethlehem.
If you prefer to get a full refund, you will need the original receipt and take the phone back to where you originally purchased it from. (
08:01 GMT
Owners of the Note7 can either exchange their device with a Galaxy S7 edge or receive a full refund.
 First Avenue will be designed as an European-style mall, with an indoor-outdoor boulevard and Arabesque influences. (Gulf Business)
08:00 GMT
Based at the edge of the Dubai Autodrome, the overall two-storey development will stretch across 500,000sq ft, linked by a one-kilometre roadway . The development is slated to open in the first quarter of next year.
Incorrect details were common in job applicants' work history, grades, qualifications, institutions or course dates. (File photo)
07:42 GMT
Due diligence company HireRight has revealed that over 60 percent of resumes in MENA contained inaccuracies, errors or exaggeration.
The fundamental challenge for the GCC states is that they have to diversify their economies as well as create new job opportunities in non-oil sectors. (File photo)
07:00 GMT
According to the IMF, the combined fiscal deficit of six-nation GCC bloc is nearly $500 billion for next six years and governments need to introduce new taxes and cut spending.
The event is Bahrain’s first tri-service defence exhibition, covering land, sea and air. (Wikimedia Commons)
06:00 GMT
The first Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (Bidec) will be take place from October 16 to18 next year.
The $17.5B bond issue kicks off the efforts by the Kingdom to plug its large budget deficit of $87 billion this year due to a hole left by oil prices, which have fallen more than a half from the peak seen in 2013. (File photo)
05:10 GMT
Saudi Arabia is expected to raise 75 percent more in the $17.5B bond issue than the earlier anticipated, receiving an order book of around $70 billion.

October 19, 2016

New findings reveal that Saudi Arabia is becoming the number one in the Middle East in term of the use of social media. (Shutterstock)
13:00 GMT
The Global Internet Forum and Exhibition will be held for the first time in the Middle East in Jeddah in March 2017.
The Jordan Trail Association has been working with 52 villages along the route to set up accommodation and eating opportunities for hikers. (Terhaal Adventures)
12:47 GMT
The Jordan Trail hiking route is split into eight parts, each of which take around four to seven days to complete.
Women participate in a panel during Batala's launch in Riyadh on Monday. (Arab News)
12:38 GMT
Announced during an event in Riyadh, the Batala channel has more than 1,000 videos and is categorized by genres such as comedy, education, fitness, and more.
The emphasis on having skills listed first in a resume shows that hiring managers are trying to find quickly what they are looking for. (File photo)
12:29 GMT
Customisation helps the hiring manager see why you think you’re a good fit for the position for which you're applying.

Sectors that have been hit the hardest so far include the private sector oil and gas and construction industries, that are faced by lower investment, project delays, retendering, margin pressure and delays in customer payments. (Shutterstock)
12:00 GMT
Large government-related entities (GREs) with important mandates in the oil and gas, utilities and telecom sectors, have adopted conservative funding strategies to cope with low oil prices, according to the ratings agency.
The system was implemented after some employees at Medina’s mayor’s office and municipality were “not strictly following their working hours”. (Shutterstock)
10:50 GMT
In an attempt to increase productivity, Medina Municipality has imposed a system requiring employees to clock in via fingerprint scanner five times a day.
A new report warns that encouraging estimates are not suffice to claim that Lebanon will smoothly extract and export gas in the future without any difficulties. (File photo)
10:00 GMT
A new policy paper prepared by former Economy Minister Nasser Saidi stressed that the challenges that Lebanon will face in extracting gas are much bigger and daunting than immediate benefits.
The W Hotel Amman will be the only building in the area with a helipad. (W Hotels)
09:00 GMT
The 37-storey W in Amman is under development by Abu Dhabi's Eagle Hills and will be run by Marriott International Inc.
Russia has been a leading non-member supporter of efforts to control production and influence crude oil prices. (Shutterstock)
08:00 GMT
The price of crude oil bounced up in early Tuesday trading in response to favorable sentiments from oil producers during an conference in London.

Business and residential consumers will gain access to comprehensive offers that combine fast-speed mobile internet and voice, fixed broadband, gaming and data center services. (File photo)
06:50 GMT
The new acquisition marries Ooredoo Kuwait's comprehensive nationwide wireless network with FASTtelco's fiber broadband solutions, but the companies will remain as separate legal entities.
Taieb Baccouche, Tunisian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Federica  Mogherini, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. (EU)
06:35 GMT
The EU is set to scale up aid to Tunisia in 2017 on the basis of the progress of the reforms announced in the Tunisian government’s strategic development plan.
The Egyptian government agreed earlier this month to issue international bonds worth $3-5 billion. (File photo)
05:39 GMT
Egypt needs to obtain $6B from foreign institutions before submitting the $12B loan agreement to the IMF’s board for adoption.

October 18, 2016

Low commodity prices, political uncertainty and weak foreign investor interest is weakening major African economies. (Wikimedia Commons)
13:00 GMT
Declining to name the routes affected Emirates President Tim Clark warned that certain routes to Africa could be cut entirely in light of economic difficulties on the continent.
Four airports from Asia dominated the top five list, while Dubai’s international terminal claimed the number one spot in the Middle East region. (Shutterstock)
12:47 GMT
Which MENA airport gets the dubious crown of the world's worst airport?
OSN will offer a portfolio of entertainment including Deadpool, Ice Age: Collision Course and the DreamWorks Animation title, Kung Fu Panda 3.  (IMDB)
12:34 GMT
OSN's long-standing partnership with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution will bring more exclusive content and award-winning shows to MENA screens.
There's huge market potential in e-commerce, where currently only one per cent of commerce in Muslim countries is done online. (
11:55 GMT
A special panel at Dubai's Global Islamic Economy Summit is exploring the obstacles facing start-ups in the Islamic economy.
Sometimes pushing yourself outside your comfort zone can be inspiring. (Shutterstock)
11:32 GMT
The daily grind can be gruelling. Keep upbeat and motivated with these tips.
Saudi women seeking to marry a non-Saudi husband must be aged between 30 and 55 with an age difference of no greater than 10 years. (Shutterstock)
11:09 GMT
Stricter rules for the marriage of nationals to non-Saudis include minimum requirements for income, housing, age and health standards.
Ensuring that mission-critical IT is constantly operational is key in the aviation sector. (File photo)
07:47 GMT
The DXB data centre will be the first of two planned modular facilities to be built by Huawei that will support the critical operations of Dubai Airports.
In May this year, Visa opened its third global innovation centre at Dubai Internet City that will help develop payment technology solutions for the region. (Shutterstock)
07:12 GMT
At Gitex Technology Week, Visa is showing off its latest prototypes it has developed to demonstrate the simplicity of digital payments in the near future.
Developed by Qatar Rail, the new sustainable transport system is expected to cater to the 250,000 inhabitants of Lusail and serve around 40,000 daily visitors. (File photo)
06:52 GMT
The Finnish elevator firm Kone will supply elevators, escalators and autowalks for the transport network in Qatar's new city of Lusail.
GCC sovereigns' financing needs will likely remain substantial over the next several years, given the region's almost uniform dependence on hydrocarbons. (File photo)
05:37 GMT
The region's funding requirements have been mounting since 2015, when the drop in oil-related revenue turned fiscal surpluses into deficits.

October 17, 2016

Projects such as the Iran-Oman gas pipeline, Iran-Oman shipping line and $250M worth of Iranian shopping mall projects to be developed by Omani investors are expected to further bilateral ties. (Twitter)
13:00 GMT
Oman and Iran are taking steps to boost trade from one billion dollars annually to up to five billion within five years.
A small number of potential buyers from the Middle East are vying for Oger's stake in Arab Bank, including Saudi Arabia's al-Hokair family. (File photo)
11:58 GMT
The embattled company is hoping to raise up to a billion dollars with the sale of its 20.93 percent stake in Arab Bank, but experts warn that even $1B is a drop in the ocean for Oger's debts.
Graduate and post graduate degree in business management continue to trump other fields of study as the most sought-after educational qualifications. (Shutterstock)
11:28 GMT
If you're looking for a job in the Middle East over the next three months, here are a few things you should know.
Users will be able to use a smart application on their personal gadgets to book, pay the rate and open one of the cars available in certain locations all over Dubai. (RTA)
10:00 GMT
The smart car service is one of the many smart technologies on show at the 36th Gitex Technology Week at the Dubai World Trade Center.
Due to the lower production this year, stakeholders expect a rise in olive oil prices, speculating that the 16-litre olive oil container will sell for JD80-90. (Irbidplan)
09:48 GMT
Jordan's Olive Products Exporters Association is supporting a ban on olive oil exports and imports, following a 30 percent drop in olive fruit production that can barely cover domestic consumption.
The decision to walk away from the merger comes four months after the banks agreed terms of the share-swap ratio for the deal. (Twitter)
09:00 GMT
A proposed merger that would have created Oman's second largest bank has been scrapped as talks between Bank Dhofar and Bank Sohar collapse.
Samsung has permanently halted production of the Galaxy Note 7 less than two months after launch following reports that some batteries caught fire. (Twitter)
08:20 GMT
The UAE carriers join a growing list of airlines that have banned Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones onboard their flights in response to reports of the phone catching fire.
A team from Hyperloop One is also working with Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority as part of the Future Accelerators programme. (AFP Photo/John Gurzinski)
07:58 GMT
DP World's latest announcement follows an MoU in August to assess the feasibility of using high-speed transportation technology hyperloop to shift cargo at Jebel Ali port in Dubai.
Orange Egypt signed a $484 million worth deal, Vodafone Egypt signed the agreement for $335 million, while Etisalat finalized a $535.5 million deal. (File photo)
07:04 GMT
Negotiations between Egypt's NTRA and major mobile operators to acquire 4G licenses have ended with multi-million dollar contracts with Vodafone, Etisalat and Orange.
The 284-room Four Seasons Hotel will be located in the Burj Alshaya’s 22-storey Eastern Tower. (
06:00 GMT
Located in downtown Kuwait City, Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya will open in early 2017 as part of the new Burj Alshaya mixed-use development.
Iran needs to purchase between 400 and 500 commercial airliners over the next decade to rejuvenate its ageing aviation fleet.  (Wikimedia Commons)
05:26 GMT
Iran's purchase of Airbus and Boeing jets remains weighed down by negotiations.

October 16, 2016

The new discovery in the Qastal area would be a tremendous potential to develop investments and tourism in the region. (Shutterstock)
13:49 GMT
The vital spring, with a capacity of 100cm per hour, was found during prospecting for deep-water reservoirs south of the Queen Alia International Airport .
Acer has managed to shave 0.2 inches off the height of its chassis, though at 2.48 pounds, the Swift 7 is still slightly heavier than Apple's MacBook. (File photo)
13:22 GMT
Acer is clearly targeting the upscale with the features and design of the Swift 7.
Significant investment is accelerating Lebanon's $400 million knowledge economy, which could add 25,000 ICT jobs and contribute $7 billion to the country's GDP by 2025. (Shutterstock)
13:00 GMT
Lebanese entrepreneurs are taking advantage of the focus on start-ups at this year's Gitex Technology Week.
You will need to move past your shock and frustration and focus on how to stabilise financially and begin a new journey that takes you to where you hoped to end up financially. (Shutterstock)
12:09 GMT
Whatever the case of past financial troubles, here are some tips on helping you get on the road to recovery.
The NTRA decided to grant the license for the international communications gateway to companies that would pay for the license fully in US dollars. (File photo)
12:00 GMT
Despite mobile operators' pleas to amend conditions for obtaining 4G licenses in Egypt, the NTRA has enforced more difficult terms.
Some scammers will even use job boards and sites to find their victims. (Shutterstock)
11:52 GMT
When applying for jobs online, one of the most important features to always verify is the privacy policy of the job site being used.
The new partnership is an ambitious effort by SoftBank and its billionaire founder, Masayoshi Son, to expand the company’s footprint worldwide. (Twitter)
10:30 GMT
The Japanese-Saudi joint venture will create one of the largest tech investment funds in the world.
Companies that previously did business with both firms will now find the teams serving them have combined into one, while more broadly they will notice combined engagement in terms of activities and events. (Twitter)
08:55 GMT
Dell's $67B acquisition of EMC Corp in September comes at a time when IT spending in the Middle East is growing, with a forecast increase this year of 3.7 per cent to $212.9B.
There is a lot to see from 3D-printed cars to VR roller coasters, drones, augmented reality and more with the latest in cutting-edge technology and innovation. (
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Gitex Technology Week opens today, showcasing how start-ups and innovative technologies are 'Re-Imagining Realities' in organisations and daily lives of people.
A ministry spokesman said that 14 categories would be exempted from the KD450 minimum salary condition. (Shutterstock)
06:00 GMT
Kuwait's decision to raise minimum salary for expats' dependents visas will dramatically reduce the number of expatriate families living in Kuwait.
In a statement Friday from OPEC on the outcome of the meetings in Istanbul, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said support was growing from non-member states. (Shutterstock)
05:09 GMT
OPEC meetings on the sidelines of energy conference in Istanbul were 'constructive' but weren't quite enough to lift crude oil prices higher at the start of trading Friday in New York.

October 13, 2016

When you take into account multiplier effects, the total impact of inbound Muslim tourism spend on US GDP is a staggering $50.8B. (
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A study by halal travel firm Salam Standard reports that the US accounted for 24 percent or $35B of the global Islamic travel market, worth $145B last year.
According to an anonymous source, one reason behind the decline in sugar and the associated price hike is the new regulations imposed by the ministry of supply on the distribution of sugar. (Shutterstock)
12:00 GMT
Quantities of sugar have been declining steadily over the last few months, with fears that the shortage could last until the production season in February despite attempts to quell it through government imports.
Aramco President Amin Al Nasser said that the company would develop new techniques for oil extraction in order to increase Saudi oil reserves to 900 billion barrels. (File photo)
11:00 GMT
Saudi Aramco will invest $300 billion in exploration and production of oil over the next ten years, despite the pressure from low oil prices.
Before you leave your current job, you will need to consider the initial costs and all the capital needed to ensure that you stay afloat until the business becomes profitable  (Shutterstock)
10:35 GMT
If you're drowning in bureaucracy, running your own business may seem like a tempting alternative, but have a good plan before you hand in your notice.
The revised tariffs are seen as a strong incentive to reduce overall consumption. (File photo)
10:00 GMT
Electricity costs for government, commercial and industrial users in Oman are set to rise on January 1, 2017 under a revised tariff structure.
Hospitality is regarded as the economic sector in KSA with the greatest potential for growth and for becoming engines for job growth to benefit young Saudis. (File photo
09:00 GMT
Centro Shaheen Jeddah is the first of five hotels to open under the Shuaa Capital Saudi Arabia and Rotana collaboration.
The UAE and Seychelles’ aviation sectors already have ties with Etihad Airways owning a stake in Air Seychelles. (
08:00 GMT
Abu Dhabi Airports has signed a deal with the Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Transport to redevelop its international airport, for an undisclosed sum.
The iPhone 7 Plus is just over 10 percent heavier than the Pixel XL. (Google)
07:33 GMT
Google has certainly packed its smartphone with impressive specs, but how does the Pixel compare to its iPhone rival?
Since last May, Egypt has purchased 400,000 tons of kerosene, 200,000 tons of gasoline and 100,000 tons of diesel from Saudi Aramco. (Shutterstock)
07:00 GMT
Reports emerging that Egypt has not received Saudi Aramco oil shipments conflict with an EGPC statement that the deliveries have resumed.
National dietary surveys indicate that drinks and foods high in free sugars can be a major source of unnecessary calories in people’s diets, particularly in the case of children, adolescents and young adults. (Shutterstock)
06:59 GMT
A new report by WHO says that a a 20 percent increase in the retail price of sugary drinks would result in proportional reductions in consumption and help reduce obesity and type 2 diabetes.
The source of the loan was split between  the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the World Bank. (File photo)
06:00 GMT
The soft loan was provided despite Jordan not meeting the usual finance conditions, in recognition of Jordan's readiness to shoulder the economic challenges of the Syrian refugee crisis.
Iraqi is already exporting oil at near record levels. (File photo)
05:15 GMT
Norwegian oil and gas company DNO has completed three new production wells at its Tawke field in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, and expects an output boost of ten percent.

October 12, 2016

For years we relied solely on the government-run yellow cabs, but Uber and Careem have shaken up the market. (File photo)
13:07 GMT
We put the app-based taxi rivals to the test; which one came up trumps?
Have you ever asked for compassionate leave after a wild night out? (Shutterstock)
12:33 GMT
Part of working in HR is taking the usual with the unusual, and dealing with weird and wonderful requests can be entertaining.
Egypt announced in 2014 ambitious plans to develop renewable energy, including wind and solar projects to be installed over three years. (File photo)
12:02 GMT
Above-ground metro stations, Ministry of Transport buildings and affiliated agencies will establish solar power stations as part of Egypt's plans to develop renewable energy.
In the 57 Muslim majority countries, 90 per cent of the meat comes from non-Muslim countries. (Shutterstock)
12:00 GMT
Countries outside the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation such as Brazil, New Zealand and India account for the largest supply of halal meat exports.
The target of the Ministry of Petroleum was to reduce its dues to less than $2.5bn by the end of 2015, and to repay its full dues by the end of 2016. (Daily News Egypt)
11:00 GMT
The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) hopes to repay $3.6B to foreign partners by the end of 2016.
The facility is expected to provide a range of services including large shipbuilding, large ship repair, offshore rigs fabrication, and offshore support vessel repair. (World Maritime News)
10:00 GMT
Hyundai and Dutch consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV have been contracted to design 'the largest maritime yard in the world' north of Jubail on the Arabian Gulf.
Taxation and reducing subsidies will have a negative effect on marketing and communications spending. (Screen Media Daily)
09:00 GMT
With the impending arrival of VAT and another ten percent drop in billings forecasted for next year, MENA's ad industry is preparing for tough times, but there is a silver lining.
Saudi Aramco's move to add new potential partners to the company’s slate of future capital projects will help promote diversification and infrastructure enhancement in support of Saudi Vision 2030. (File photo)
08:00 GMT
Saudi Aramco has inked deals with Turkish companies in a diverse range of business activities, including power generation, airport construction and management, petroleum, and roadways.
The regulation is expected to impact retailers, hotels, malls, help lines, beauty salons, service centres, car dealerships and other businesses. (
07:00 GMT
Qatar's Ministry of Economy and Commerce has ruled that Arabic will be the primary language for service-related establishments and businesses must employ at least one Arabic speaking staff member.
The trial run on the route is expected to begin by the end of 2019, while operations will begin on May 20, 2020, five months before the start of Expo 2020. (
06:00 GMT
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority has awarded the $2.9B project to European consortium Expolink for construction of the 15-kilometer link to the site of Expo 2020.
The project's coalition includes Kawar energy companies, a subsidiary of Japan's Mitsubishi company and Nebras Power company, a subsidiary of Qatar Electricity and Water Company. (File photo)
05:00 GMT
The $170M Shams Ma'an project will produce 160 GWh per year, or one percent of Jordan's consumption of electricity.

October 11, 2016

US theme park giant Six Flags has signed a deal to build amusement parks in Saudi Arabia, with the hopes of encouraging Saudis to spend more money at home. (File photo)
13:00 GMT
As oil prices remain low, Saudi Arabia is expected to continue to issue bonds to meet budget deficits and channel investments towards non-oil sectors for development.
Last month, Gazprom said construction could start by the end of 2017 if an intergovernmental agreement was signed in October, with the goal of completing the pipeline by 2019. (Gazprom)
11:24 GMT
Plans to build the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline under the Black Sea are back in swing following a meeting between Turkey and Russia's Presidents and energy ministers.
Samsung seemed to have the issue under control but consumers started to report that the new Note 7, which replaced the recalled hazardous Note 7, also began to catch fire. (File photo)
10:35 GMT
Samsung has suspended production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after a Southwest Airlines flight was evacuated following the explosion onboard of a Note 7 battery.
Your questions should revolve around desired key abilities, varying based on the specific job role and your organization’s wants and needs. (Shutterstock)
10:20 GMT
You want the right fit between your jobs and interviewees, but how can you test jobseeker's knowledge of the company and the industry they applied to?
The theme for the conference is 'Unlocking business in space'. (Pexels)
10:00 GMT
The global forum will bring together over 400 leaders from different fields in the global space industry for a three-day event on November 2.
Activists have called for another hour-long blackout on Monday, and for placing the Jordanian flag on buildings.  (AFP/Ahmad Alameen)
09:35 GMT
Activists in Jordan have held a second 'blackout protest' against NEPCO in opposition to a deal struck with Israel to import Leviathan gas.
An uncertain economic outlook and a series of political shocks and terror attacks have dampened travel demand globally in 2016, adding to pressure on airline profits already affected by competition. (File photo)
09:00 GMT
Dnata is looking at how it can adjust it business model and “be more efficient,” including looking at job cuts, in respond to softening demand for its services.
In April, Saudi Aramco signed a $23B contract with the EGPC to supply Egypt with 700,000 tonnes of oil products monthly over a five-year period. (File photo)
08:00 GMT
Saudi Aramco confirmed that the deal to supply Egypt with oil is suspended for October only, but did not provide reasons for the suspension.
Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech during the 23rd World Energy Congress on October 10, 2016 in Istanbul. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
07:00 GMT
Speaking at the World Energy Congress in Istanbul, Putin said Russia is willing to join OPEC's cap on oil production once quotas are decided next month.
The deal between RighTel and AT&T has made America’s second largest telecommunications services provider the only US provider to offer phone service in Iran.  (Twitter)
06:00 GMT
AT&T has confirmed that tit has struck a deal to provide voice and data service in Iran to its customers with American phones through a partnership with Iran's RighTel.
QNB Group is present, through its subsidiaries and associate companies, in more than 30 countries across three continents providing a comprehensive range of products and services.  (File photo)
05:27 GMT
The largest bank in the Middle East and Africa region has reported a net profit of QR9.7 billion for the first nine months of 2016, with total assets of QR713 billion ($196 billion).

October 10, 2016

The Festival has grown from strength to strength over the last 13 years, to become a formidable force on the region’s cultural landscape today. (Dubai Film Fest)
13:00 GMT
The founding sponsors of DIFF renew their commitment to supporting the successful film festival for its 13th season.
Events is available for iOS users now, and Android users will have to wait. (Twitter)

12:09 GMT
Events includes an interactive map for browsing whats going on around you and aims to make it easier for users to find local event and keep track of invites from friends.
The Tower, however, is not a "traditional skyscraper" but a slender tower evoking the image of a minaret anchored to the ground with sturdy cables. (Emaar)
12:00 GMT
Set in the heart of Dubai Creek Harbour, The Tower, designed by Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava Valls, is set to be 100 metres taller than Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower standing at 828 metres.
If you are looking for a senior marketing officer to work in your Abu Dhabi office, you certainly do not want to look through CV’s for construction workers based in Cairo. (Shutterstock)
11:55 GMT
Bayt's CV search platform was created keeping in mind what employers need: a fast, easy, and cost-effective way to recruit top talent in the region.
Al Hoota used to attract around 75,000 visitors annually before it was closed for renovation. (YouTube)
11:39 GMT
Ziplining, caving, rock climbing and a rope course will be featured at Oman's Al Hoota Cave to boost tourism.
Mall of Qatar, located next to the Al Rayyan World Cup stadium, will feature more than 500 shops including 100 food and beverage outlets. (Doha Life)
11:00 GMT
Already a year behind schedule, the Mall of Qatar's opening has been pushed back from August until December 10, to 'ensure key offerings and facilities will be available.'
The major buys of Sedco include an anchored standalone Hyper Panda retail store in Dammam. (
10:00 GMT
The acquisitions collectively total SR473 million ($126 million) in purchase price for approximately 88,000 sq m of built-up area across Riyadh and Dammam.
During this summer,  Georgian Airways Company started operating direct flights from Dammam to the Georgian capital Tbilisi for the first time. (Wikimedia Commons)
09:00 GMT
Trade between KSA and Georgia has increased by 200 percent, and Saudis are flocking to Georgia thanks to no-visa requirements and up to a year's residence.
Lagarde explained that there is “still a little bit of implementation” to be completed before the IMF board can meet with regards to both exchange rate and to subsidies. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde announced that prior actions required for the IMF board to approve Egypt's $12B loan are almost completed.