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August 10, 2016

Tourists queue in the Sharm el-Sheikh airport. (AFP/File)
05:45 GMT
Turkish Air will finally resume flights to Sharm el-Sheikh, eleven months after a Russian plane was bombed at the airport.

August 9, 2016

Payday just got a little better for some expat workers. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
As expats move into more senior-level and specialized jobs, their salaries increase dramatically in Dubai.

August 7, 2016

Oman's fishing industry is going swimmingly. (Shutterstock)
09:00 GMT
Oman is seeing steady growth in the fishing industry, with about 63 tonnes of fish caught per boat.
Hi-tech houses will help alleviate Saudi Arabia's housing crisis. (Shuttestock)
05:00 GMT
Saudi will utilize 3D-printing technology to build houses in as quickly as 30 minutes!

August 4, 2016

Idaho State University. (Twitter)
12:00 GMT
After a wave of burglaries targeting Middle Eastern students, Saudi students are avoiding universities in Idaho.
Construction in Muscat. (AFP/File)
08:25 GMT
The upcoming Oman Convention and Exhibition Center is set to open in mid-September, a month behind schedule.
BLOM bank in Beirut came under attack in June. (AFP/File)
05:51 GMT
A financial research institute warned that the BLOM Bank attack might signal more financial and security instability in the future for Lebanon.

August 3, 2016

Theme parks could be the next big thing for Saudi Arabia. (Shutterstock)
08:00 GMT
Saudi's rising tourism and upcoming theme park plans could make the Kingdom a magical destination.
Will Lebanon have to press "pause" on its media output? (Shutterstock)
07:00 GMT
Both state and local media organizations in Lebanon are staggering under financial difficulty.
Hi-tech and low-environmental impact will make Saad Al-Abdullah a one-of-a-kind city. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
Kuwait continues planning and analyzing a proposed environmentally friendly and hi-tech city intended to hold 400,000 people.

August 2, 2016

Kuwait is attempting to combat falling oil prices. (Shutterstock)
11:00 GMT
Kuwait is enacting serious economic reforms as oil revenues plummet.
Different calendars can create confusion. (Shutterstock)
10:00 GMT
Saudi companies weigh the positives and negatives of switching to the western Gregorian calendar from the traditional Islamic Hijri calendar.
A breath of fresh air... even in a crowded classroom. (Shutterstock)
06:00 GMT
The new Energy Recovery Ventilation system fights dust and CO2 in closed indoor spaces.
An overpass is expected to relieve some of the traffic congestion. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
Bahrain is undertaking a large traffic-altering project over a congested roundabout.

August 1, 2016

Qatar Airways is restricted to owning 49 per cent of any European carrier, including IAG, under non-EU ownership rules that require any EU airline to be majority-owned by EU shareholders. (File photo)
14:00 GMT
The state-owned carrier, already IAG's largest investor, increased its holding from 15.67 per cent on July 28, after Brexit-induced drop. It has invested in IAG since January 2015.