By Gisela Perez-Mauri The United States and the European Union have called on the Syrian President to resign, after days of widespread condemnation by the UN Security Council and several Arab countries for the severe repression against civilians which is...
Audi AG is leading an optimistic drive among major automakers to bolster production, with the luxury car maker on a dynamic hiring spree to expand its production capacity by as much as 57%. These moves come at a time...
Horses may first have been tamed as long ago as 7000 BC, new ground-breaking findings in a recently unearthed archaeological site in Saudi Arabia suggest. "The procured evidence may potentially debunk a previously established theory that the domestication of horses...
Kerzner International Holdings, the multi-billion dollar investment entity that owns the extravagant Atlantis chain of hotel resorts, may sell off its 50% stake in the Dubai branch that is located at the heart of the exquisite man-made Palm Jumeirah...

UAE newspaper front pages are dominated by the opening of Dubai Metro Green Line which has been accepted in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's longest automatic monorail project. "Metro makes a world mark" says Gulf News...
The UAE newspapers widely commemorated the 10-year anniversary of the terror attacks on the US which occurred on 11 September 2001. The front page of The National on Sunday carries an image of two Black American women sobbing just moments...
The front pages of today's Khaleej Times and Gulf News are dominated by a picture of former US President George W. Bush and current US President Barack Obama standing with their wives at the memorial at Ground Zero for...
A photograph of the President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan receiving rulers as well as top ranking officials of the UAE features on the main pages of Khaleej Times as well as Gulf News. The National, however, has...
A photograph of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammad honouring the RTA chairman on successful completion of city's Metro Green Line has featured on the main pages of today's Gulf News and Khaleej Times. The National has published a snap of...
The papers on Saturday are dominated by the news from Libya where Gaddafi loyalists are putting on a stiff resistance. The National carried a large 5 column photograph that shows rebels carrying an injured fighter away from the battle...
Heavy fighting in Libya and floods in Pakistan dominate the front pages of The National and Khaleej Times with big photographs of the affected people wading through knee-deep waters taking centre stage. Gulf News, however, has published a 5-column...
Monday's UAE papers are quite diverse with their front page news items. Gulf News says Palestine bid is a test for Obama as the US is lobbying support from undecided Security Council members. The paper adds that the US president...
Palestine UN statehood bid and the looming tension is the main story for the papers. Khaleej Times carries a photograph of Palestinian schoolchildren holding a poster of President Mahmoud Abbas at a rally in occupied West Bank town of Tulkarem....
Sheikh Khalifa's call to vote in the FNC elections makes several front pages. Gulf News published an exclusive report which included part of the UAE president's message to 129,000 Emirati men and women who will vote on Saturday to choose...
Emirati newspapers unanimously carried the statement of UAE Vice President Sheikh Mohammad in which he called on voters to elect good and competent candidates in a civilised and democratic manner. Gulf News called the polls a 'new chapter' in UAE...
French leader Nicolas Sarkozy proposes UN observer status as interim solution to end 20 years of fruitless talks ByGisela Perez-Mauri, United Nations, New York. Shortly after addressing the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly, US President Barack Obama reaffirmed...
Today is an important day in the political history of the United Arab Emirates as around 130,000 Emiratis, 30 per cent of the population, will visit 13 polling stations across the country to cast their votes for 20 Federal...
The historic FNC elections dominate Emirati newspapers today with front pages adorned with photographs of people casting their votes. Both Gulf News and Khaleej Times have published a photograph of UAE Vice President Sheikh Mohammed casting his symbolic vote...
The surprisingly low turnout of 24 September FNC elections has got the newspapers talking. Gulf News' reported that many observers blame the lack of electoral culture among a large segment of citizens. Limited mandate of the FNC, lack of publicity...
Tuesday's papers reflect on the unfortunate death of two promising UAE footballers who died in two separate tragic road accidents within the last 48 hours, leaving the public and football fans in a complete state of shock. Gulf News said...
The front pages of today's UAE newspapers have published mixed stories ranging from national to international issues. Khaleej Times reported the government is mulling new welfare plans for expats and an unemployment insurance scheme for UAE nationals. The announcement comes...
FNC election results stand valid, the National Elections Committee (NEC) declared in its ruling while deciding the appeals of 27 challengers in accordance with Article 59 of the executive regulations for elections. Gulf News quoted the committee as saying that...

By Ali Hirji Last week, children as young as eight were seen fighting in a cage in the form of popular sport, Mixed Martial Arts, with hundreds of adults cheering them on, as reported by the English newspaper, The Guardian....
The killing of Al Qaeda in Yemen leader in a US drone attack is a big talking point in today's newspapers. Khaleej Times reported the air raid caused a double blow to Al-Qaeda as both Anwar Al-Awlaki, an American-born radical...
Unlike Khaleej Times, local stories dominate the front pages of both Gulf News and The National. Gulf News reported that a deadline has been set by the Ministry of Environment and Water to stop the use of non bio-degradable plastic...
Today's newspapers reflect the regional disturbances in Syria, Libya and Yemen. Gulf News reported signs of civil war in Syria after troops loyal to Baathist regime pounded the rebel-controlled town of Rastan and claimed taking control of it after heaving...
The National's headline says 'Poor quality education failing our children' as top ministry adviser has called for reforms. The paper quoted Dr. Abdulla Al Amiri, adviser to the Minister of Education, as saying that public school system with no...
UAE papers have splashed the photographs of Gemsolar plant established at Fuentes de Andalucia in southern Spain. Gulf News' main headline says, "UAE, Spain team up for clean energy," while reporting that Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed inaugurated the Torresol Energy's...
Today's Khaleej Times has reported the bonanza announcement made by the Dubai government that is set to add more comfort to the lives of Emirati nationals. According to the announcement by Sheikh Mohammad, Vice President of UAE and the ruler...
Today's newspapers are filled with news and photographs of Yemeni democracy rights activist, Tawakul Karman, who received the Nobel Peace Prize and become the first Arab woman to be awarded the often controversial award. The National published a giant photograph...
By Dina Kobeissi Tawakkul Karman Remember this name. The first and the youngest ever woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize is Tawakkul Karman. At 32, this Yemeni journalist, democracy activist and politician who co-founded the human rights group "Women Journalists Without Chains"...
While UAE newspapers are quite diverse with their front page stories, Dubai's technology trade show has managed to capture prominent space. Both Gulf News and Khaleej Times have published snaps of the Gitex Shopper which opened at the Airport Expo...
Both The National and Khaleej Times have reported the pledge made by Abu Dhabi's education authorities to increase school seats by 60,000 in near future. The National said requests to open 47 private schools with British, American, Indian and Arabic...
The boost in social welfare spending featured big on front pages of today's newspapers. The National reported that cabinet ministers approved a draft budget that will increase spending on social services, health care and higher education by two per cent...