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April 16, 2017

Globally, Huawei has the world's third largest smartphone shipments after Apple and Samsung. (File photo)
21:37 GMT
Chinese electronics giant Huawei plans to double its smartphone market share in Qatar to 20 percent by year-end.
Islamist-linked violence rocked Algeria in the 1990s but has since waned, although armed groups remain active in some parts of the country where they mount attacks on security forces. (AFP/File)
16:02 GMT
The EU raised concerns over the fact that Algeria is not working hard enough to advertise its potential to European investors.
According to sources, the newly-merged bank is interviewing people for various roles in order to eliminate duplication. Those who do not qualify will be asked to leave. (Shutterstock)
15:09 GMT
Reuters has reported that Abu Dhabi's newly-merged bank First Abu Dhabi Bank has made up to 20 job cuts.
Standard Chartered said in its report on Lebanon that it expects GDP growth to pick up marginally to 1.5 percent in 2017, from an estimated 1 percent in 2016. (AFP/File)
14:32 GMT
In its latest report on Lebanon, Standard Chartered expects GDP growth in 2017 compared to 2016.
Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. (AFP/Adem Altan)
13:47 GMT
Turkey has achieved economic growth double the European Union and OECD, according to Turkey's prime minister.
Statistics show a 2.4 billion dinars ($1.7 billion) financial black hole in Libya's oil revenues which has yet to explained. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
Libya's Ministry of Finance has yet to explain a 30 percent drop in oil revenues for Q1 2017.
Two of Rotana's hotels in Abu Dhabi will open this year: Pearl Rotana with 315 luxurious rooms and suites, and Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas (pictured here). (Rotana)
13:00 GMT
Rotana plans to open four new properties in Abu Dhabi by 2020, two of which will open in 2017.
A 'paperless' Dubai is the city's latest move into its next phase in sustainable development. (Pexels)
12:17 GMT
Dubai will stop issuing paper transactions from 2021.
Shopping through social media platforms has surely become a very common thing, and every single day we find a store that pops up and steals our hearts. (Pexels)
12:04 GMT
For this Egyptian mom and businesswoman, social media has changed everything.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum together with his father Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum (left) visiting the "Virtual Future" exhibition in Dubai on 9 February 2014. (AFP/File)
11:43 GMT
The Crown Prince of Dubai has launched Smart Dubai 2021: the next step in the city's smart and sustainable development.
Canada received more than 11,600 Saudi students in 2015, placing Saudi Arabia in the 6th rank among countries sending their students to Canada. (YouTube)
10:56 GMT
Saudi Arabia revealed a plan to expand cooperation with Canada education, healthcare, technology and energy.
Jobs are being offered by airlines such as Emirates, flydubai, Etihad Airways and Air Arabia. (Pixabay)
10:55 GMT
Here is the list of current job opportunities at different airlines in UAE.
A new video has leaked online showing what claims to be the next-generation handset, and how users would work it without the home button. (YouTube)
10:26 GMT
One of the most anticipated redesigns of Apple’s upcoming flagship smartphone is the removal of the home button.
Qatar's labor rights record was questioned by many after it won the bid to host the 2022 World Cup. (AFP/ File)
10:06 GMT
A survey has revealed that 2022 FIFA World Cup may improve the living and job conditions of Qatar expats.
The clock is ticking but 69 percent of GCC businesses may still not be prepared for VAT introduction in January 2018. (Pixabay)
09:07 GMT
A report has revealed that the majority of GCC businesses are not yet ready to implement the new consumption tax.

April 14, 2017

Lebanese protesters hold a Lebanese national flag on which is written in Arabic, "We are all refugees" on July 18, 2016 in the capital Beirut. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
06:00 GMT
Lebanon is seeking $10-$12 billion in infrastructure investment over the next few years.

April 13, 2017

The reduction is expected to happen by the end of April, and would bring Russia into compliance with an OPEC-brokered deal to reduce oil output. (Shutterstock)
22:00 GMT
Russia says it will cut 300,000 barrels of oil per day from its production levels by the end of the month.
Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT
The Tunisian government has announced the legal framework of a new investment law.
Saudi Arabia is tapping international and domestic markets to help finance a budget deficit that may reach $53 billion this year. (Shutterstock)
18:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia said it will raise $8 billion in its first global Islamic bond issue.
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal once again topped the list with an estimated net worth of $18.7 billion, up by $1.4 billion from last year. (AFP/Christophe Ena)
15:03 GMT
Forbes has unveiled its list of the world’s richest Arabs for 2017.
Regional economies, including Saudi Arabia, have been hit hard by the drop in oil prices, boosting the need for reforms such as subsidy cuts and the introduction of a value-added tax (VAT). (File photo)
14:03 GMT
A financial expert argues that another measure to fix the region's budget deficits would be to impose a 'tax on the rich.'
After registering a healthy surplus for 16 consecutive years, Kuwait posted its first budget shortfall of $15 billion in the 2015-2016 fiscal year, following a slump in oil prices. (AFP/File)
13:04 GMT
Kuwait said it will increase its borrowing on international markets to plug a budget deficit resulting from low oil prices.
The new deal stipulates that Paris puts at the disposal of Jordan its expertise in protecting nuclear and radiant materials, as well as preventing and detecting smuggling of nuclear materials. (AFP/File)
12:31 GMT
Jordan signed on Wednesday a deal on nuclear safety with France, the Jordan News Agency reported.
Egyptian protester holds bread along with a flyer in Arabic that reads 'Danger, no to loans that lead to poverty' during a rally in downtown Cairo on April 3, 2013. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
11:45 GMT
One-third of Egyptian families (34.1%) live in insufficient housing, according to a new survey.
With over 80 million visitors to the mall every year, Apple Dubai Mall will have a front row view of key landmarks, Burj Khalifa and the world's largest fountain show. (Twitter)
10:52 GMT
A new Apple store will be opening its doors in Dubai Mall very soon and we couldn't be happier.
The offer is available for economy and business class travelers. (Pixabay)
10:39 GMT
Buyers of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be entitled to a discount when flying with Etihad Airways. Woot.
Sometime we get loaded up with work that we end up sitting at our desks all day long, without even noticing. (Pixabay)
10:25 GMT
There are many bad habits that we unconsciously do and that can damage our health in the long run.
Properties along the green line should be the top choice for the most budget-conscious. (Shutterstock)
10:11 GMT
Many apartments near Dubai Metro cost a premium to rent, but if you search hard, you'll find some good bargains.
Construction of the Deira Mall will begin in the third quarter of this year, with completion expected in 2020. (Nakheel)
10:02 GMT
Dubai is set to open its biggest shopping destination and we can't stop looking at the photos.
Emirates has been recognized as world's best airline using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of airline reviews and ratings submitted by travelers worldwide. (Shutterstock)
09:08 GMT
Emirates has been named the world's best airline in a TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards.