Saturday, February 24, 2018

GCC Countries

Dubai: Resort that cost $1.5 BILLION to build set to open

Work on the Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences started more than four years ago and it is expected to welcome guests in late 2019. Renderings...

Dubai property slump to continue: S&P

By AFPA three-year downturn in Dubai's property market will likely continue until at least 2020, Standard & Poor's said Tuesday, citing low oil prices, the...

Fugitive Bahrain militants die at sea fleeing to Iran

By ReutersDUBAI, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Three suspected Bahraini militants wanted on terrorism charges died at sea in unexplained circumstances this month and another...

Djibouti seizes control of Dubai owned sea terminal

By Associated PressDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Djibouti has seized control of a container terminal run by Dubai-based port operator DP World, the latest...

Bahrain rights activist jailed for five years for “insulting” tweets

By Reuters DUBAI, Feb 21 (Reuters) - A Bahraini human rights activist was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday for criticising Saudi Arabia's air...

Saudi Arabia announces it will build its first opera house

By Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Saudi Arabia says construction will soon begin on the first opera house in the kingdom, where concerts...

CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX 2017

This year’s Corruption Perceptions Index highlights that the majority of countries are making little or no progress in ending corruption, while further analysis shows...

Technology and the future of finance

Will your banker become a robot? And is this such a bad thing? The application of technology to finance has gone mainstream.  Investors (speculators, really)...

Kuwait pleads with Philippines to send back maids

Kuwait has called upon the Philippines ambassador to lift a ban on domestic workers, Al Khaleej Online reported today.“We have lost about four Filipino...

What are Pakistani troops really doing in Saudi Arabia?

Pakistan's opposition parties are piling pressure on the government to reveal details about the country's troop deployment in Saudi Arabia. But the government remains...

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