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February 2, 2016

In 'Ultimate Tutankhamun', archeologists apply 21st century research methods to conduct a criminal investigation into the death of Tutankhamun.
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Ultimate Tutankhamun, Saving Egypt's Oldest Pyramids, The Egyptian Job and Time Scanners will be given special air time throughout the month of February.
Total ICT spending in the region this year is expected to total $103bn, split between IT and telecoms. (Shutterstock)
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IT spending in businesses is the latest casualty of low oil prices, with a slowdown in spending forecast for 2016.
Ganoub El Wadi Petroleum Holding Company and Trident Petroleum Egypt hpe to havea minimum of $4.5M from the yield. (Shutterstock)
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Egypt's petroleum minister has approved an agreement for two firms to begin excavation on a 191sq km area southwest of Ta'er al-Bahr.
Innovation is only worthwhile if it results in action. (Shutterstock)
11:39 GMT
New ideas, and the ability to translate them into reality helps to improve financial performance. Here's how to encourage new ways of thinking at the office.
A Palestinian holds a placard as part of a protest during which they try to set up a tent on 8 June, 2013 near the Jewish settlement of Bat Ayin and the West Bank village of Surif, west of Hebron. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
The BDS movement in Jordan shared its criticism of the gas deal on Twitter, directing questions at officials.
Saudi high school students taking their final exams in Jeddah. (AFP/File)
10:37 GMT
Falling oil prices may teach Saudi students planning to study abroad a hard lesson.
The Arab Advisors Groups conducted the ranking based on nine categories, including number of prepaid and smartphone plans. (File photo)
10:25 GMT
Lebanon's position near the bottom of the Arab Advisors Group’s Cellular Competition Intensity Index remains unchanged from last year.
The Halal tourism sector has advanced following product investments in the UAE, the Maldives, Spain, Japan, the Philippines and Russia, and others.(AMEinfo)
09:44 GMT
The latest Global Islamic Economy Report indicates that the growing halal industry could be worth $3.7 trillion by 2019 with 10.8 percent annual rise in spending.
Venezuela's oil minister is meeting with Russia, Qatar, Iran and Saudi Arabia to discuss ways to boost crude prices. (Shutterstock)
09:20 GMT
Analysts from Goldman Sachs cast doubt on the likelihood of harmonized reduction in oil production, despite a campaign from OPEC member Venezuela.
Annual passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport increased by 10.7 percent over last year. (Vision Dubai)
08:00 GMT
Dubai International Airport first overtook London Heathrow in 2014 as the world' busiest airport in terms of international passengers numbers.
 The state of the art centre will cover one million square feet and is expected to welcome nine million visitors when it opens. (Image courtesy of The National)
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The mega-library will have more than 4.5 million titles and will open in Al Jaddaf area of the emirate in 2017.
Al Said, the luxury yacht of Sultan Qaboos in the old port of Muttrah in Muscat. (Shutterstock/Philip Lange)
06:11 GMT
The cruise will take between seven and ten days, and plans to launch later this year by Khedri Jahan Darya Company.

February 1, 2016

The accumulation of trash has forced municipalities to begin burning it, which creates other health hazards. (AFP/File)
13:52 GMT
After false reports of Sierra Leone agreeing to import Lebanon's trash, Russia is the latest country to deny that they would accept the waste.
Banagas plans on multi-million dollar expansion. (AFP/File)
13:45 GMT
With the help of Japanese firm JGC, Banagas plans on expanding its business.
An initial eight commodities will be traded by the end of the year, with plans for expansion in five years. (Eco Global Business)
13:38 GMT
A bourse for the trading of the region's agricultural commodities will be launched as part of Egypt's plans to be a hub for grain exchange.
Saudi Telecom recently gained majority control of Viva. (Mubasher)
13:04 GMT
After months of negotiation, Saudi Telecom ups it stakes in Viva.
The Royal Atlantis Hotel will be an upscale apartment complex on 37 stories in Dubai. (Construction Week Online)
12:51 GMT
The consortium includes Chinese and European partners and will includes plans to build the $1.6B Royal Atlantis Hotel and $386M Palm Gateway project.
Working in the hospitality industry was rated less stressful than banking and finance sectors, according to the Bayt survey. (Shutterstock)
12:33 GMT
A better work-life balance helps to keep stress levels in check, but certain professions put on the pressure. Make sure your interests and disposition are well matched.
Bright ideas to help your savings grow.  (Shutterstock)
10:23 GMT
Weeding out a few misconceptions about money management.
Excessive sharing on social media can leave one with little space for accommodating a partner's needs. (File)
10:07 GMT
Trust, personal opinions, and personal space in relationships all get eroded by overusing social networks.
The sky's the limit for Abu Dhabi's upcoming kite festival. (Pixabay)
09:56 GMT
Abu Dhabi will host its first-ever Kite Festival on February 19.
Traditional health care facilities have not kept pace with demand, leaving a gap being filled by home care treatment. (Shutterstock)
07:18 GMT
Demand for quality home care is outstripping supply in the GCC due to factors such as demographics, over-capacity in public facilities, and high numbers of chronic lifestyle ailment sufferers.
Iraq, Syria and Libya have not prevented commercial airlines from using their airspace as the UN has not declared them as no-fly zones. (World Airline News)
06:13 GMT
Higher security-related costs such as insurance premiums and higher fuel consumption present major challenges for airlines flying over the region.

January 31, 2016

Bahrain has signed an agreement with China that will facilitate tour operators to send large groups to Bahrain this year. (Facebook)
15:28 GMT
Bahrain has enlisted UK agency M&C Saatchi to spearhead a global tourism campaign that will have a soft launch at Bahrain Formula One in April.
The idea of carpooling is not new, but the widespread usage of smartphones has facilitated implementation. (Lebfeed)
14:13 GMT
In a welcome move to ease Lebanon's crowded roads, a Lebanese engineer has invented a new carpooling app that connects hitchers with rides.
Trump's inflammatory comments about Muslims drew the ire of Arab businessmen, with whom Trump has many financial investments. (AFP/File composite)
13:50 GMT
The billionaires continue their battle on Twitter.
Items such as household appliances, food, plastics, and clothing will be affected by the new customs tax increase. (Wikimedia Commons)
13:11 GMT
Under Egypt's latest measures, higher import taxes on hundreds of imported products will be imposed on February 1 in an effort to protect local industries.
The SSE initiative aims to explore how exchanges can enhance corporate transparency. (RT)
08:34 GMT
Qatar becomes a Partner Exchange and commits to transparency and maintaing standards under the voluntary United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative.
Save the next generation from financial illiteracy by teaching them about money when they're young. (Shutterstock)
08:19 GMT
Whether it's done with tech or talk, children should learn the basics of financial literacy: saving, borrowing and shopping around.
Be careful about revealing too much to new acquaintances and partners in case the relationship sours. (Shutterstock)
08:15 GMT
Loose lips can sink ships, and your reputation too. Keep it confidential when it comes to talking about your co-workers.
Bahrain's Government Action Plan has made cost-cutting measures, but has not yet adopted all of the IMF recommendations. (File photo)
06:46 GMT
The IMF has warned Bahrain that urgent fiscal reforms are needed to combat the country's widening deficit.
The emirate plans to source three-quarters of its total power output from clean sources by 2050. (File photo)
06:12 GMT
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has opened the tenders for the development of the Dubai Green Fund, the framework for clean energy investment.