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January 26, 2016

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)
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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.

January 25, 2016

Russia's Domodedovo Airport in Moscow. (Aviation Times)
15:00 GMT
A Russian MP has fueled speculation that flights between Egypt and Russia could resume soon.
CNN's new studio in Dubai Media City features cutting-edge broadcasting technology. (CNN)
14:00 GMT
CNN's new high-tech digital broadcast studio allows any CNN control room around the world to assume control and operate it remotely.
Bindawood Holding plans to open more than 30 hypermarkets and supermarkets under the Bindawood and Danube brands. (
13:30 GMT
The undisclosed deal is rumored to be the Bahraini company's biggest investment in the Middle East.
Saudi Aramco's announcement of a possible IPO could trigger other state-owned energy companies in the Gulf to do the same. (Twitter)
13:00 GMT
As Saudi Arabia mulls ways of increasing revenue, the national oil company chairman has confirmed that a potential IPO would not include oil reserves.
The security issue was first made public in 2011 but Skype called the problem an "industry-wide issue faced by all peer-to-peer software companies." (Androidplanet)
12:20 GMT
The Microsoft-owned chat service launched the measure to prevent online harassment, particularly in the gaming community.
The gas export deal is under threat due to the ambivalence of Shell shareholders. (File photo)
12:00 GMT
Israeli firms behind the Leviathan gas reserve are eager to finalize a $30B BG export deal to Egypt before the expected BG takeover by Shell.
Emirates has also become the first airline to hit 500,000 followers on LinkedIn. (Twitter)
11:31 GMT
The Dubai-based airline is the first airline to reach one million followers on Instagram, and is celebrating with giveaways.
Created in 2014, Asas mandate is to identify new investment opportunities in Oman. (File photo)
11:00 GMT
Oman's Public Authority for Civil Aviation has awarded the National Development & Investment Company a license to establish the country's first low-cost carrier.
Economist warn that Jordan loses JD 100 million for every cancelled workday due to inclement weather. (File photo)
10:00 GMT
As snow hits the region, the government is torn between safety and economic considerations when declaring public holidays.
The program would enable employees to work from business centers, or even from home. (Shutterstock)
09:00 GMT
The Labor Ministry is hoping to create 200,000 remote-work opportunities in various fields over five years, in a move that should benefit women and those with special needs.
Ambitious plans for Bahrain's Airport expansion were announced in 2010 and will take place over 30 years. (Airport Information Guide)
08:29 GMT
Part of the Airport Modernisation Programme (AMP), the agreements include construction of a new terminal, upgrades of baggage handling and security systems.
The over-use of buzzwords can work against you in your job search. (File photo)
08:00 GMT
The online professional network has revealed the most commonly-used buzzwords on their site.
Investors should know about competitors' offerings and be prepared to compare their own products. (File photo)
07:40 GMT
There are myriad approaches for clients to manage their banker relationship optimally, and the partnership certainly needs to be managed.
Saudi Arabia's Tadawul Index gained 6.7 percent on opening, but energy and utility stocks remained in the red. (File photo)
07:00 GMT
The bourses of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia registered modest gains over the weekend, as regional energy ministers remain confident that oil prices will rise and stabilise by 2017.
The US draft law shifted from an ad hoc law to a general one that defines the penalties for dealing with Hezbollah financially worldwide. (Twitter)
06:08 GMT
Lebanese lobbyists successfully pressed for amendments to a proposed law against Hezbollah finances.
The crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood members began following the ouster of president Morsi in 2013. (File photo)
05:36 GMT
Seized assets include schools, hospitals, arable lands, bank accounts credits and cash.

January 24, 2016

The Saudi Hawks Aerobatic Team of the Royal Saudi Air Force performs during the Bahrain International Airshow in Sakhir, Bahrain. (Economic Times)
15:00 GMT
Among the deals over the three-day event included a $3.4B Gulf Air order for 29 Airbus planes.
Qatar National Bank already has a representative office in Tehran. (Twitter)
14:30 GMT
Banks from the UAE, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait are gearing up for potential links to Iranian financial institutions, following last week's lifting of economic sanctions.
The SCTH also warned against dealing with unlicensed tourist guides. (File photo)
14:00 GMT
In a bizarre official communication, the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage has banned organizers from organizing tourist trips to military zones and border posts.
Electric vehicles do not emit any CO2, NOx, fine particles, odours or engine noise.
13:30 GMT
The lack of recharging infrastructure in the Middle East is a key reason why the EV market has not seen the level of interest as in Europe and the US.
According to one economist, Saudis need to empower other Saudis to regain a more nationally independent job market. (
13:00 GMT
Despite a drive for Saudization, over one and a half million expats were hired in 2015, an increase of sixty percent over last year.
Samsung is expected to reveal the phone at the Mobile World Congress at the end of next month. (File photo)
12:29 GMT
Everyone is eager to see what the Samsung S7 would look like, and now, we have a possible date for when it will hit the shelves.
Property values in JBR and Dubai Marina experienced a drop to 2 percent and 3.5 percent respectively in 2015. (File photo)
12:00 GMT
Dubai's ‘1/JBR’ signature development is taking shape among the cluster of high-end towers in JBR and Dubai Marina.
Celebrity, Disney, Norwegian, Costa, Ochiana Region Seven Seas, MSC and Crystal Cruise operators have canceled lucrative stops in Turkey. (The Cruise
11:00 GMT
Cruise companies have canceled stops to İstanbul, İzmir and Kuşadası in Turkey, after a suicide bombing in Sultanahmet Square killed 23 people earlier this month.
Many countries have already passed laws to oblige shops to charge customers for plastic bags. (
10:00 GMT
A tax on supermarket plastic bags would boost government revenues, encourage recycling and be beneficial for the environment.
The drones were able to reach remote destinations which are normally challenging to film by traditional helicopter. (File photo)
09:42 GMT
The massive drone-filming projects took place at 18 Emirates' destinations in Dubai, Seattle, Japan, Ireland, Sri Lanka and the Seychelles.
Gaza government statistics showed that $48,900 and 64,500 shekels were damaged in 2013. (
09:00 GMT
The availability of high-tech printers is facilitating currency forgery, another blow for Gaza's crippled economy.
Make sure people know you're doing a great job. (File photo)
08:59 GMT
The time may not be right for a promotion just now, but working your way up there are several things you can do to help your rise to the top.
The UAE is planning the region's first unmanned probe to Mars. (Shutterstock)
08:00 GMT
The two national space agencies signed a framework for cooperation on space exploration at the Bahrain International Airshow.
If you want to stop spending recklessly, you need to identify peak spending times. (File photo)
07:51 GMT
With all the promises that the New Year holds, spending less and saving seems to take a back seat. Here's how to get back on track.
A plow clears snow on the East Front of the US Capitol in Washington DC January 23, 2016. (AFP/Alex Wong)
07:09 GMT
As the deadly winter storm slams into the Eastern US, over 10,000 flights have been canceled, including Middle East services to Washington DC and New York.
National Bank of Egypt is the oldest and largest bank in Egypt. (Misr Contracto)
06:00 GMT
Following this agreement, the amount of loans received by the National Bank of Egypt (NBE) from China Development Bank (CDB) totals $1 billion since 2013.
French President Francois Hollande an dTunisian Prime minister Habib Essid in front of Elysee Palace, Paris,  January 22, 2016. (AFP/Jacques Demarthon)
05:13 GMT
The five-year assistance plan will focus on youth unemployment and infrastructure.