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July 20, 2017

Nokia 8. (Twitter)
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Nokia is coming with a bang thanks to its upcoming Nokia 8.
Samosas. (Shutterstock)
13:33 GMT
Meet Munaf Kapadia who has scripted a one-of-its-kind success story with his enterprising approach and innovative streak.
The study found that people who work 55 or more hours a week are 40 percent more likely to develop heart problems. (Shutterstock)
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Working long hours do more than exhaust you; it hurts your heart.
Tenants in Dubai are finally in the driver's seat and have the power to negotiate their rent with their landlord. (Shutterstock)
13:15 GMT
Landlords are now offering 12 cheques, rent-free months and flexible payment plans to attract tenants.
Iran expects to export 1 million tonnes of surplus wheat and its products this year. (AFP/ File)
13:03 GMT
Exports are set to help with job creation and economic boom in the sector.
Last year's coup attempt, geopolitical developments and the referendum process have all affected Turkey's economy. (AFP/ File)
12:54 GMT
Turkey ran a budget deficit of about $7 billion during the first half of this year.
The drop in Abu Dhabi rents is expected to persist throughout 2017. (Shutterstock)
12:44 GMT
Rents of apartments, villas and offices in Abu Dhabi fell during the second quarter of 2017.
A rendering of Hamad Port. (Twitter)
11:05 GMT
Hamad Port has succeeded in breaking the siege imposed on Qatar since June 5 with the opening of five new shipping lines.
The GCC region has several characteristics that can speed up the growth of IoT, including broadband penetration and a young, tech-savvy population that is ready for a revolution in digital services and connectivity. (Pixabay)
10:48 GMT
The Internet of Things (IoT) solutions market in the GCC region is poised for solid growth.
Leading banks such as Emirates NBD, Emirates Islamic and Dubai Islamic Bank have posted strong first-half  financial results. (AFP)
10:24 GMT
Leading UAE banks have posted strong first-half results for 2017.
The new system is designed to automatically detect late or non-payment of salaries to employees in the private sector. (Shutterstock)
09:59 GMT
Oman will monitor salary payments made to employees in the private sector.
The ambitious project connects Makkah with Madinah passing through Jeddah, King Abdulaziz Airport and King Abdullah Economic City in Rabigh. (Photo courtesy of Saudi Railways)
09:33 GMT
The Haramain Express Train arrived at Jeddah station for the first time in a test drive.

July 19, 2017

President Donald Trump vowed during his presidential campaign to re-open NAFTA. (AFP/ File)
12:56 GMT
The Trump administration seeks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
An Austrian soldier stands guard outside the OPEC headquarters in Vienna on November 29, 2016. (AFP/ File)
12:43 GMT
OPEC has appointed Saudi Arabia's Dr. Ayed Al-Qahtani as the new director of the Research Division.
An expat waits for his flight at the King Khalid International airport on February 16, 2017. (Fayez Nureldine/ AFP)
12:34 GMT
Expat workers do not have to pay the fee for dependents who are in the Kingdom on a visit visa.
The world's first operational police robot stands at attention in Downtown Dubai on May 31, 2017. (AFP)
12:16 GMT
Non-oil sectors will account for more than 80 percent of GDP in the UAE and Saudi Arabia by 2025, says a new report.
The kingdom is preparing to implement a new version of its Nitaqat program for companies from September 3. (AFP/ File)
09:20 GMT
The kingdom will implement a new version of its Saudization program starting from September 3.

July 18, 2017

Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, UAE Minister of State for Tolerance, was voted the most powerful Arab woman in government in 2017. (Photo: Zayed University)
20:00 GMT
Forbes ME has revealed its list of the Arab world’s most powerful women, and the UAE is on top.
Across the Arab world, the use of new technology is creating opportunity and equality - but that doesn't come without disadvantages. (File photo)
18:00 GMT
Does technology unite or divide us? Or both?
Citizen Eco-Drive One. (Photo courtesy of Citizen)
16:42 GMT
Citizen has just launched the ultra-thin, light-powered Eco-Drive One.
Customers in the UAE might find their borrowing costs rising soon. (Pixabay)
16:29 GMT
Rising interest rates could soon pinch bank customers in the UAE, according to a new report.
Goldman Sachs trading revenue fails to meet expectations. (AFP)
16:08 GMT
Goldman Sachs has reported weaker than expected trading revenue on Tuesday.
The dollar sank to a 10-month low hit by the collapse of President Donald Trump's efforts to deliver a new healthcare bill. (File photo)
15:43 GMT
The dollar hits 10-month low as hopes fade for Trump's economic stimulus.
Libya said it will attend a meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC members in St. Petersburg on July 22. (AFP/ File)
15:29 GMT
Libya said Tuesday it will attend a meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers in St. Petersburg on July 22.
The Brits want Saudi Aramco to list in London even if that means bending strict stock market rules. (AFP/ File)
13:58 GMT
Is London selling its soul to Saudi Arabia with the Aramco listing deal?
Qatar's Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani. (AFP)
13:15 GMT
Qatar says it is taking all necessary steps to counter the effects of the Saudi-led blockade.
What does the Emirates-Flydubai alliance mean for passengers like you and me? (AFP)
12:48 GMT
Will the Emirates-Flydubai alliance result in lower airfares? The answer in this article.
Saudi Arabia plans to privatize about 16 government sectors in the first phase as part of its Vision 2030. (File photo)
12:24 GMT
Saudi Arabia says healthcare will remain free for citizens even after the privatization of the sector.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 could launch on August 23. (Twitter)
12:17 GMT
Everyone is waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and we just got a first look at it.
The various phases of the hiring process are also meant for you, the applicant, to get more information about the job and whether it meets your requirements or not. (File photo)
12:02 GMT
Vetting an employer objectively is your task during an in-person interview.
Emirates is so poor that its flight attendants have to pour drinks back into their bottles. (YouTube)
11:47 GMT
A passenger posted a video clip of an Emirates flight attendant pouring a drink back into a bottle.
The sanctions are part of the measures being enforced to secure tourists after Friday’s attack in which two German tourists were killed and four others injured. (AFP/ File)
11:31 GMT
Red Sea Governor has banned people that are not resort guests from beaches, canceling day-use service.
Young people walk on Galata bridge next to a giant Turkish national flag at Eminonu district in Istanbul on July 26, 2016. (Ozan Kose/ AFP)
11:21 GMT
The unemployment rate in Turkey rose to 10.5 percent in April compared to last year.
The company posted a net profit of $103.9 million for the first half of 2017, compared to $173.5 million in the same period of 2016. (Twitter)
09:50 GMT
Omantel has reported a huge decline in net profit for the six months period ended June 30, 2017.

July 17, 2017

Traders working at the Egyptian stock exchange in Cairo. (AFP)
16:21 GMT
Egypt stocks are expected to extend gains this week after the government secured the second tranche of IMF loan.
Several committees are asking for a speed-up of newly completed hospitals. (File photo)
12:23 GMT
A single consumer protection system among GCC countries is also on the list of issues to be discussed.
Al Arabiya viewers will now have access to ArabiaWeather’s personalized weather coverage. (YouTube)
12:04 GMT
ArabiaWeather will deliver localized weather data to Al Arabiya viewers.
Together the two will fly to 240 destinations by 2022. (AFP)
09:18 GMT
The partnership will be rolled out over the coming months and start with code-sharing arrangements in the last quarter of 2017.

July 16, 2017

The low oil price environment continues to exert pressure on government revenues. (AFP/ File)
14:22 GMT
The financial sector continues to face challenges due to low oil prices.
In order to benefit from the initiative, couples should have been married for at least a year. (File photo)
13:56 GMT
The initiative will provide free fertility treatment to Emirati couples at Dubai Health Authority’s Gynaecology and Fertility Centre.
Houses in a residential area of south London. (Getty Images)
13:37 GMT
Property brokers expect Arab buyers to return to London this summer as political uncertainty accelerates a slide in prices.
Saudi Arabia will begin enforcing the wage protection system starting from August 1. (AFP/ File)
12:56 GMT
Saudi Arabia is enforcing a mandatory wage protection system on private companies with more than 60 employees.
A charred airplane lies on the ground at Tripoli international airport in the Libyan capital on July 14, 2014, following fighting between rival armed groups. (Mahmud Turkia/ AFP)
12:43 GMT
The airport at Libya's second city has relaunched commercial flights after being closed for three years.
Qatar Airways chief Akbar Al-Baker ridiculed his US competitors at a gala in Dublin last week calling their flight attendants 'grandmothers' and their services 'crap'. (AFP/ File)
11:42 GMT
The boss of Qatar Airways ridiculed American carriers for their aged flight attendants.
Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, emir of Mecca, inaugurates the 10th edition of the annual Souk Okaz festival at Al-Arfa Historic Souk area in Taif. (Photo Courtesy of SPA)
10:27 GMT
Saudi Arabia will launch on Sunday six of 31 initiatives to develop tourism and heritage.
Growth is projected to recover over the next few years. (File photo)
09:19 GMT
After a persistent slowdown from 2015, the IMF expects the UAE economy to bounce back in 2018.

July 13, 2017

A rebel fighter stands at a roundabout in the center of town in Ajdabiya, Libya on March 15, 2011. (Roberto Schmidt/ AFP)
20:00 GMT
Libya’s oil production has been depressed for almost four years.
Turkish energy minister Berat Albayrak (R) and his Russian counterpart shake hands after signing an agreement in Istanbul on October 10, 2016. (Ozan Kose/ AFP)
13:59 GMT
Turkish energy minister and Erdogan's son-in-law will be in Israel to complete a landmark gas pipeline deal.
The “Mecca Umbrella” with its inventor. (SG)
13:34 GMT
A Saudi engineer has invented an air-conditioned umbrella that works on solar energy.
Socializing need not essentially be about hanging out at the costliest places, Dubai-ers. (Pixabay)
13:31 GMT
Here are some practical tips for expats in Dubai.
Man counting Saudi riyals. (AFP/ File)
13:02 GMT
Saudi Arabia’s gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 0.5 percent in Q1 2017.
Saudi households are among the lowest in the monthly transportation expenses. (File photo)
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Saudi households are among the lowest in the monthly transportation expenses.
You can work a part-time job in the UAE by obtaining a work permit. (Pixabay)
12:20 GMT
Here's everything you need to know about working part-time in the UAE.
More than 3 million people worldwide visit Tesla retail stores every year. (AFP/ File)
08:48 GMT
Tesla on Wednesday inaugurated its first showroom and service centre in the Middle East on the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai.

July 12, 2017

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. (AFP)
15:33 GMT
Donald Trump has delayed the lift of economic sanctions on Sudan until next October.
Turkey's flag carrier currently has 337 aircraft and flies to more than 302 destinations. (File photo)
15:23 GMT
Turkish Airlines flies to 120 countries, more than any other airline.
The launch comes amid the worst crisis to hit Qatar in years. (AFP/ File)
15:11 GMT
The new company will oversee the development of the Al Shaheen oil field in Qatar.
Farzaneh Sharafbafi, the new CEO of Iran Air. (Twitter)
14:52 GMT
Farzaneh Sharafbafi makes history as Iran Air's first female CEO.
The UAE gives you a one-month grace period to renew your car registration. (Karim Sahib/ AFP)
13:57 GMT
Here's a guide to all the aspects of car insurance renewal in the UAE.
Advances in 3D technology help decrease the number of newborns in the UAE affected by congenital heart disease. (File photo)
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The advancement of 3D technology has helped save the lives of babies across the UAE.
To have a successful job application, you need to put in your 100%. (Pexels)
12:59 GMT
Here are four questions to ask yourself if you are uncertain about your job search efforts.
The A5 LED will become available in the UAE starting from next month. (Photo courtesy of Alcatel)
12:45 GMT
Alcatel targets the younger generation with a new LED smartphone.
A protester throws a bottle at riot police in Hamburg last week. (Ronny Hartmann/ AFP)
12:30 GMT
Shop owners in Hamburg are asking for $20 million in damages from protests that turned violent during the G20 summit.
HSBC earned the most investment banking fees in the Middle East during the first six months of 2017, a total of $29.2 million. (AFP/ File)
12:04 GMT
HSBC took the top spot for Islamic DCM issuance with a 12.3 percent share.
The company has been accused of being too closely connected to Russian intelligence agencies responsible for cyber attacks on the US. (Kirill Kudryavtsev / AFP)
11:36 GMT
The US government has removed Russian security software Kaspersky Lab from its lists of approved vendors.
Qatar's support for Gaza and groups like the Hamas is at the centre of the diplomatic crisis. (AFP/ File)
11:05 GMT
The $5.5-million agreement is devoted to the construction of eight new buildings in Gaza.
Domestic workers can now transfer from their current employer if their salary is delayed for 3 months or more. (File photo)
10:52 GMT
Saudi Arabia endorses the transfer of a domestic worker's sponsorship in 13 cases, including delayed salaries.
The Dubai Food Park will occupy around 48 million square feet and play a vital role in supporting food security in the UAE. (WAM)
10:15 GMT
The park will enhance Dubai's status as a regional hub in the food sector.
The listing is still under consideration. (Photo courtesy of ADNOC)
09:16 GMT
Abu Dhabi's ADNOC is planning a $14-billion IPO for its retail unit.
A picture taken on October 29, 2014 shows a model of a train at the Riyadh Metro company’s operation building in Riyadh. (Fayez Nureldine/ AFP)
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Saudi Arabia is calling for the private sector to partner in the construction and operation of railways.

July 11, 2017

Enjoy the world from their point of view!  (Pexels)
15:14 GMT
If you think humans are the only ones going high-tech, think again.
CIOs are the vital link for businesses to become future-ready. (Pixabay)
14:37 GMT
CIOs are needed at all levels of the organization. Here's why.
One way to save gas is to always make sure the fuel tank cap/door is tightly closed. (File photo)
14:04 GMT
There are ways you can reduce fuel consumption. Here are 12 of them.
The contractor did not say how many jobs would be lost following its withdrawal from three major Middle East construction markets. (File photo)
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The contractor said it would pull out of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Qatar.
The newly-leaked Moto Z2. (Tbreak)
11:56 GMT
Motorola has leaked the Moto Z2 by mistake.
An Aramco oil facility in Saudi Arabia. (Hassan Ammar/ AFP)
11:30 GMT
Aramco produced a record 10.5 million barrels of oil per day in 2016.
The pods can serve in a surveillance role to provide exact locations of targets. (File photo)
10:56 GMT
The contract includes sniper targeting pods, spare parts and other sniper system equipment.
One third of the funds, i.e. $111 million, has been allocated to areas of energy, water, agriculture, irrigation, and transport in low-income countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. (Boureima Hama/ AFP)
10:42 GMT
Over $320 million worth of new funding for developing countries has been approved by OPEC.

July 10, 2017

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) shakes hands with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani during an official welcoming ceremony at the presidential complex in Ankara on April 16, 2016. (Adem Altan/ AFP)
15:21 GMT
Iran says it is working on a plan to establish a free trade regime with Turkey.
Egypt's sunny skies and superior seed help it grow a cotton known for unusually long fibres that produce a light, durable fabric. (File photo)
14:37 GMT
Egypt aims to double the production of its most famous export: cotton.
US President Donald Trump attends a working session during the G20 summit in Hamburg on July 8, 2017. (Markus Schreiber/ AFP)
14:30 GMT
Donald Trump promised $639 million in aid to four countries, including Yemen.
An Iranian flag flutters outside an annual oil and gas conference in Tehran. (Reuters)
14:12 GMT
Iran’s crude oil exports increased by 77.7 percent in 2016, according to OPEC.
Kuwait Airways plane. (File photo)
13:57 GMT
Kuwait Airways says US laptop ban lifted.
Wataniya Airways will resume flights on Tuesday this week. (File photo)
13:41 GMT
Wataniya halted operations in 2011.
Qataris write on a wall bearing a portrait of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani that has become a symbol of resistance during the Gulf diplomatic crisis. (Karim Jaafar/ AFP)
13:17 GMT
Qatar says it has $340 billion in reserves to face boycott by Arab countries.
Royal Jordanian plane. (File photo)
13:02 GMT
The laptop ban has been lifted for Royal Jordanian’s flights from Amman to the US.

July 9, 2017

Saudi Arabia will include newborns in the new expat tax. (Pixabay)
13:04 GMT
Saudi Arabia said the new expat tax will include newborns.
Dubai International Airport. (AFP/ File)
12:49 GMT
The WiFi service at Dubai International Airport was named the fastest in the world.
A flame from a Saudi Aramco oil installation known as Pump 3 is seen in the desert near the oil-rich area of Khouris, 160 km east of Riyadh. (AFP)
12:18 GMT
Saudi Aramco said its crude oil reserves held steady last year despite record production.
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim (L), the daughter of the US President Ivanka Trump (C) and the Managing Director of the IMF Christine Lagarde (R) attend the Women's Entrepreneurship Finance Event at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 8, 2017. (AFP)
12:06 GMT
The World Bank announced on Saturday the creation of a fund to advance women’s entrepreneurship in developing countries.