Nakheel has signed up nearly 100 restaurants and shops at its massive waterfront complex in Dubai, a year prior to completion.
High temperatures and high consumption factories are forcing Egypt to ration gas supply.
Investment in technology in MENA can help tackle unemployment as well as transform education, healthcare, energy, security, and transportation.
Only five percent of the 400,000 cabin crew applicants were hired by Emirates Airlines last year.
New multi-industry firm will be entirely owned by the Egyptian ministry of military production.
Defaulting on loans could turn out to be the end of the road for expat bank borrowers as banks opt to file criminal cases.
A new bug in the form of a text message containing Arabic and Chinese characters is causing iPhones to reboot.
The cosmetics market in Saudi Arabia is estimated at $16 billion annually, with an 11 percent annual growth rate.
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May 27, 2015
For some, spiralling costs of living and meager salary hikes are making the UAE an increasingly unattractive place to live.
Amman's municipality is anticipating more traffic congestion as tens of thousands of visitors from the Gulf region are expected to arrive over the summer.
Against the backdrop of the US airlines accusations over subsidies, Oxford study commissioned by Etihad predicts massive contribution to US economy under 'Open Skies' agreement.
The men accused Germany of letting the US use its Ramstein air base to conduct lethal drone strikes.
The state telephone company will see new leadership through seven government representatives appointed on Wednesday.
Algeria's trade deficit is revised upwards to $4.3B from last year due to steep drop in oil prices.
There are significant obstacles to creating a pan-GCC stock exchange, but consolidation offers economies of scale and other benefits.
Top officials from world soccer's governing body were arrested on US corruption charges Wednesday.
Dubai-based Desert Snow is behind the 'snow rooms' promoted as 'snow for your health'. What is the true cost to the environment, given that 98.8% of Dubai's fresh water comes from desalination?
Flights were canceled Tuesday morning from Libya's three main airports after ground staff began strikes for not getting paid.
Vacant properties worth $480m are a symptom of Beirut's stagnating real estate sector.
Orange Jordan's 4G services will be nationwide by the end of the year.
Egypt has chosen banks to handle its return to the international bond market after a gap of five years.
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LG is the last company standing to continue to offer a removable battery in its flagship smartphone.
Most expats will at some point have to send funds overseas.
The six-year initiative aims to support more efficient agricultural services in areas classified as "poverty pockets."
The UAE government is seeking a world-class health system within six years.
The cotton crop harvested in provincial farms has increased by five to seven times, an Iranian official said.
The country hopes to enhance trade relations with China, a top partner over the past two years.
May 26, 2015
The first shipment of Qatar's liquefied natural gas arrived in Aqaba Port earlier this week.
Electricity and water subsidies is next to be axed as part of the Bahrain government's cost-cutting measures.
The meeting comes as part of a two-day investment forum between the two countries.
Iran to increase the price of natural gas supplied to households, businesses and state-run buildings by 15 percent.
Egypt commits to resolving energy crisis with promise to invest $45B into the energy sector in the next ten years.
Jannah Hotels and Resorts look to capitalise on growing halal tourism market with their Burj Al Sarab hotel and plans for 30 more.
Jordan says that the $310m grant from China's Hanergy company will go towards expanding the national grid and creating more renewable energy projects.
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Apple announces an update for its much-hyped smartwatch, just weeks after its release. Here is a run-through of key changes.
100 business leaders from China are on a two-day visit to Bahrain in a bid to boost trade ties between the two countries.
Akamai Technology has released its top 10 list of countries for fastest internet connection speed. How does yours compare?
Iran scraps gas subsidies in an effort to curb smuggling.
May 25, 2015
So far, next to no one drives an electric car.
The Egyptian government plans to negotiate a $6 billion loan with the IMF to close the financing budget gap for the fiscal year.
Emiratis' visa-free access to the EU expected to boost property investment.
Political impasse in Lebanon and regional conflict are squeezing the retail sector.
Google Partners will pair local agencies with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Saudi Arabia to help grow their businesses online.
A cab company will start operating hybrid vehicles in the next three months under an agreement with the Amman municipality, the company's chairman said Sunday.
As youth unemployment runs rampant in the Middle East, more governments are attempting to address one of the underlying issues — women in the workforce.
Iran and Indonesia have reached a final agreement on building the small hydroelectric power plants in the archipelago.
The cost of shoring up public finances will be pushed onto people less able to afford it, the IMF said Sunday.
Moderate slowdown in remittances from overseas workers in the UAE to East Asia will hit the poor the hardest, according to the World Bank.
An expert says a delay in interest rates won't change investment demand for the yellow metal.
Many treat their LinkedIn photo like Facebook or other social network, but a different set of rules apply for the professional sphere.
Figures issued by the World Bank show 34.8 percent of Lebanese of ages 15 or older borrowed money in 2014.
The internet has erupted over speculation that Apple has accidentally revealed the new iPhone 6C on its product page.
OPEC likely to resist price cuts and output, as US increases production and summer domestic needs absorb supply.
The World Forum on Energy Regulation will address sustainable energy supply, innovation and regulation over four days in Istanbul.
Five Qataris who received heavy prison sentences by the UAE Supreme Court for 'spreading false news' and 'insulting' the royal family on Twitter have been released.
May 24, 2015
A $100 billion city to be built from scratch in Saudi Arabia will be completed by 2035 to serve as a commercial hub for countries on the Red Sea.
An Iranian official said the country's mineral reserves have been estimated at 50 billion tonnes.
The general manager of cellular operator touch submitted his resignation Friday.
The TV we've come to know may be old news.
The country's main index EGX30 jumped 8.25 percent this week after the government put a hold on a new tax on capital gains.
Nearly a year after the 50-day Gaza war, the World Bank called for urgent reforms to avoid a "dangerous fiscal crisis" in Gaza.
Jordan confirms investment projects worth $8.5B finalized at the conclusion of the World Economic Forum meeting at the Dead Sea.
Oman is set to expand its water infrastructure by spending $6.5 billion over the next 25 years.
A leading Lebanese banker called on Lebanese businesses abroad to invest 5 percent of their profits in the country's private sector.
$2.97 billion was deposited into the 'Kuwait Fund' as compensation for environmental damages caused during the 1990 invasion by Iraq.
BRT in Tajikistan looks to Saudi-based ICD, an arm of the Islamic Development Bank, in their move towards a shariah compliant financial system.
Iraq is determined to complete the oil and gas pipeline linking Basra to Aqaba despite 'challenges on the ground' according to the Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister.
Duke University researchers are developing a tool that allows hi-res video games to be played on mobile devices for a fraction of cloud-gaming bandwidth.
Getting to grips with the basics of interest rates will help you make an informed decision about your financial affairs.
Low interest rates and savings surpluses, as well as low oil prices, mean the time is right for MENA countries to focus on infrastructure development; public-private partnerships are essential.
Assess your management style and understand how delegation can help you become more effective and efficient.
May 23, 2015
Chaotic geopolitics across the Middle East and North Africa could lead to a new strategic order in the region.
Young people should be educated in critical thinking skills, while the inclusion of women in the workforce can reduce unemployment levels.
Egypt's President Sisi stressed the importance of engaging young people and addressing extremism, while Palestinian leader Abbas expressed hope for resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Three outstanding social entrepreneurs from Morocco, Lebanon and Palestine working in the areas of health, disability, employment and gender are this year's MENA awardees.
The New Vision for Arab Employment Initiative commits to making 100,000 youth job-ready by 2017.
Meeting is a platform to promote economic and social progress; King calls for entrepreneurship and inclusive growth to achieve regional prosperity; MENA should focus on innovation and not be sidetracked by regional turmoil.
May 22, 2015
The plans were revealed at a press conference at the Imex Frankfurt 2015 in Germany.
The governor disclosed his plans for massive development in the region.
Israel has refused a court order to pay compensation to Iran as part of an agreement dating back to the Islamic Revolution.
May 21, 2015
The forum will be held on the eastern shores of the Dead Sea, where over 58 countries plan to attend.
Gulf News visited the office on Thursday and was told that while it is still officially open, no employees appear to have ever worked in the office.
Suez Canal revenues marked a $2 million increase compared with revenues in March.
The Saudi Development Fund board of directors is scheduled to discuss Jordan's request for a longterm, low-interest loan at a meeting next month.
Talks with Egyptian officials on reducing the charges of Lebanese goods shipped by sea have made progress.
African migrants seeking refuge in Egypt often find an equally dire situation as domestic workers.
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Two new variants of Apple's MacBook are now available in the UAE.
The latest great big bond dump is a worry trend, but one expert says not to panic.
The IMF said reconstruction was going "far more slowly than expected."
As one of the fastest growing segments in the global financial industry, islamic financing should focus on three areas to help fulfill its potential.
Egyptian court orders PM to move towards censoring online pornography, contradicting a 2013 verdict allowing the websites.
The use of video interviews during recruitment in the MENA region is beneficial for both employers and job applicants alike.
Netanyahu backtracks on a just-implemented decision banning Palestinians from using Israeli buses in the West Bank.
May 20, 2015
The industry is creating immense value for consumers, who value mobile technologies at 11 to 45 percent of their income.
A meeting among the countries' envoys was aimed at boosting aid for Jordan's efforts on the refugee crisis.
The $500 million power plant comes as part of the state's five-year plan to provide environment-friendly electric energy.