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August 25, 2015

Saudi Arabia's Tadawul index lost 6.86 per cent. (Twitter)
07:06 GMT
Gulf bourses reflected Wall Street's bearish mood yesterday, with equities in all markets closing in decline.
Both Easy Taxi and Uber are slightly more expensive than traditional taxis. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Easy Taxi and Uber are easing public transportation and cab-flagging woes in the Jordanian capital.
Myers-Briggs is a popular personality test used by employers. (Pinterest)
05:30 GMT
Tests for IQ, personality, aptitude and other tools are increasingly being used by employers to help hire the best candidates.
Gas cookers are generally less energy efficient, but Wolf makes a 36" cooktop that ranks highly. (Pixabay)
05:00 GMT
The latest home appliances let you be environmentally-friendly while saving money in the long run.

August 24, 2015

Environment Minister Mohammed Machnouk on Monday said biddings for companies to manage the country's waste were completed. (AFP/File)
18:57 GMT
Environment Minister Mohammed Machnouk on Monday said biddings for companies to manage the country's waste were completed.
Al-Bayt Stadium is one of five stadiums currently under construction for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (Courtesy/Qatar Football Association)
18:39 GMT
Al-Bayt Stadium is one of five stadiums currently under construction for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Brent oil started trading down 4.3 percent to $38.65 per barrel. (File photo)
15:45 GMT
Wall Street and oil prices plummet in response to China's largest stock dive in eight years.
85 million internet users in MENA spent $10B online in 2014. (File photo)
15:30 GMT
With only one to two percent of sales being digital, there is still plenty of opportunity for growth before the region catches up with the global five percent average.
The amendments reduced the top income bracket to begin at LE200,000 per year, from LE250,000.(MBC)
15:20 GMT
New amendments include tax relief for the wealthy and wider tax exemption income brackets.
JADEC ranks airlines according to revenue, passenger numbers, safety benchmarks, losses and accident-free years. (The News Tribe)
15:00 GMT
The Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JADEC) have released their list of the world's ten safest airlines in 2014.
The BDS letter alleges that the Leviev jewels were connected to human rights abuses in Angola as well as Palestine. (O Magazine)
14:29 GMT
Media moghul ignores BDS requests and wears Israeli jewels on her O magazine cover. Is this a new trend?
A Lebanese protester throws clothes on a pile of burning tires as demonstrators block a road in the southern city of Sidon on Oct. 20, 2012. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayyat)
13:10 GMT
Witnesses said the 19-year-old man poured gasoline on himself near the Grand Serail in the southern city on Sunday.
The airline launched a new flight route to another European destination on Monday. (AFP/File)
11:57 GMT
The airline launched a new flight route to another European destination on Monday.
A vendor displays on a stall freshly caught local mullet fish on Aug. 1, 2014 at the main fish market in Kuwait City. (AFP/Yasser al-Zayyat)
11:48 GMT
Kuwait's residents continued a boycott for its second day, calling for the reduction of "unreasonably" high fish prices.
Dozens of policemen in northern Egypt protested for better incentives and occupational hazard compensation. (AFP/File)
11:32 GMT
Dozens of policemen in northern Egypt protested for better incentives and occupational hazard compensation.
The MoveSouq.com survey showed that 67 per cent of apartment buildings and 50 per cent of villas in Dubai are uninsured. (File photo)
07:30 GMT
A recent survey of Dubai residents reflect extremes when in comes to uptake of insurance policies.
The PoloTech shirt will be available in the Middle East this week. (First Slice)
06:30 GMT
The PoloTech shirt will read vital signs that can be relayed to an iPhone app that tailors a workout for the wearer.
The statue of Sekhemka and his wife Sitmerit dates back to the 5th dynasty. (Museum Association)
06:00 GMT
4500 year-old statue was stopped from export to a private buyer, but the ban is due to expire on 29 July.
When it comes to finances, failing to plan is planning to fail. (iStockphoto)
05:30 GMT
Take stock of your financial health and improve your credit rating.
A healthy and positive corporate culture, with opportunities for career development are musts to attract A-players. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
If you want to attract top talent, make sure your company is also aiming high.

August 23, 2015

Egypt's president discussed his infrastructure plans for the new city with the Council of Economic Development. (AFP/File)
17:33 GMT
Egypt's president discussed his infrastructure plans for the new city with the Council of Economic Development.
Thousands of customers from the online dating site were vulnerable to cyber attacks that revealed their private information.
17:23 GMT
Thousands of customers from the online dating site were vulnerable to cyber attacks that revealed their private information.
An initiative to restore a rundown Jewish cemetery in southern Lebanon was funded anonymously by a New York-based member of the diaspora. (YouTube)
17:07 GMT
An initiative to restore a rundown Jewish cemetery in southern Lebanon was funded anonymously by a New York-based member of the diaspora.
Shuaiba is one of three oil refineries in Kuwait that produce a total of 930,000 barrels per day. (AFP/File)
16:28 GMT
The refinery stopped producing oil when a massive fire closed down its facilities.
Iran's oil minister Bijan Zanganeh began negotiations with the British foreign secretary in Tehran. (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)
16:10 GMT
Iran's oil minister began negotiations with the British foreign secretary in Tehran.
Egyptian riot police stand guard outside the Shura Council during a protest against President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo on Dec. 29, 2012. (AFP/File)
15:12 GMT
Police officers went on strike for the second day to demand better pay.
A man hangs ears of corn out to dry before selling them on the beach in Gaza. (AFP/File)
14:52 GMT
A Palestinian man said his attempted suicide was in protest of harassment he experienced from Gaza officials.
A member of the Iraqi security forces watches over protesters as they demonstrate in support of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's reforms. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
14:17 GMT
Demonstrators reopened access to roads that led to the Umm Qasr port after two days of protests.
Yemen battles a humanitarian crisis as the country faces food, water and energy shortages. (AFP/File)
09:29 GMT
The Gulf country has provided the war-torn nation $202 million in the past four months.
Those who don't think through loans can suffer the consequences for the rest of their life. (Shutterstock)
08:59 GMT
These important points should be considered before making the long-term commitment.
Employers often make mistakes that may lead them to miss out on talent that would have been an asset to their company. (Shutterstock)
08:48 GMT
Sometimes finding talent isn't so cut and dry.
A Turkish soldier stands guard at the Esendere border gate, between Turkey and Iran. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
08:34 GMT
Escalation between Turkey and the PKK has taken its toll on trade with Iran as trucks carrying goods have been caught in the violence.
Egypt-owned gas company EGAS is seeking four LNG cargoes to be delivered to Jordan's Aqaba gas terminal. (AFP/File)
08:17 GMT
Egypt-owned gas company EGAS is seeking four LNG cargoes to be delivered to Jordan's Aqaba gas terminal.
The US president promised economic pressure on Iran to reconsider its backing of the Lebanese militant group. (AFP/File)
07:54 GMT
The US president promised economic pressure on Iran to reconsider its backing of the Lebanese militant group.
A website was launched head of the National Businesswomen's Forum to help gain more awareness on the event. (AFP/File)
07:40 GMT
A website was launched head of the National Businesswomen's Forum to help gain more awareness on the event.
Twitter as a social networking site can be serve multiple purposes if done right. (AFP/Damien Meyer)
06:38 GMT
Twitter's been around for many years and doesn't seem to be losing momentum; it's time to learn how to use it right.

August 22, 2015

Al Musabalah Company's lawsuit filed two years ago claimed the Social Security Investment Fund failed to sell the firm's stake at a bank.
08:00 GMT
Al Musabalah Company's lawsuit filed two years ago claimed the Social Security Investment Fund failed to sell the firm's stake at a bank.

August 21, 2015

The first commercial ship in Yemen in four months arrived Friday. (Wikimedia)
14:05 GMT
Aden's port deputy director said the ship "signals the return of life" to the city.

August 20, 2015

The satellite TV channels will offer classes for students in all school subjects.
23:20 GMT
The satellite TV channels will offer classes for students in all school subjects.
The airline is providing eight new pricing structures that give passengers more choices depending on the services they want. (AFP/File)
23:01 GMT
The airline is providing eight new pricing structures that give passengers more choices depending on the services they want.
Food imports and exports will be carefully examined at Middle East Airlines' new cargo center. (AFP/File)
22:50 GMT
Food imports and exports will be carefully examined at Middle East Airlines' new cargo center.
Byblos Bank said Lebanese residents still have low household confidence on the economy. (AFP/File)
22:50 GMT
Byblos Bank said Lebanese residents still have low household confidence on the economy.
A report by the Central Bank of Jordan showed Jordanians' debt-to-income ratio jumped significantly last year. (Shutterstock)
19:35 GMT
A report by the Central Bank of Jordan showed Jordanians' debt-to-income ratio jumped significantly last year.
The agreement would allow Egypt to get Saudi oil products and pay the kingdom back within a year. (AFP/Hassan Ammar)
18:10 GMT
The agreement would allow Egypt to get Saudi oil products and pay the kingdom back within a year.
The company will provide supervision services for the UAE site's infrastructure design and construction. (AFP/File)
16:26 GMT
The company will provide supervision services for the UAE site's infrastructure design and construction.
Israeli soldiers in the West Bank town of Nablus on June 18, 2014. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
15:05 GMT
Israeli intelligence forces raided stores in the Yatma village near Nablus.
Foreign investors in Egypt's stock exchange continued to sell their shares and retreat on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
13:36 GMT
Foreign investors in Egypt's stock exchange continued to sell their shares and retreat on Wednesday.
The Islamic Republic wants to revive its share of the global oil market despite a slump in oil prices. (AFP/File)
13:27 GMT
The Islamic Republic wants to revive its share of the global oil market despite a slump in oil prices.