Nile dams. The Nile River Basin Initiative can provide clean power to 375 million East African citizens. East Africa population may exceed 760 million people by 2030 (currently it is 375 million) – while Egypt’s population could exceed 140 million...
?Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.? - T.S. Eliot The instinctive tendency is to hide or take cover during financial crisis. But, to the contrary, analysts say this is...
Brent Crude Oil fell from a high of $128.40, the highest reported price since July 2008, to $124.9 a barrel after Saudi Authorities denied reports a key oil pipeline had been sabotaged. Earlier, Iranian media had announced that an oil pipeline...
Friday saw a spike in international markets, as Asia, Europe and America felt positively about the rhetoric coming out of the EU summit. All indexes gained and rallied while there were huge gains seen on the commodity markets as...
The 20th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show was held under the supervision of Saeed Hareb which attracted thousands of visitors that came to see more than 400 yachts and boat on display at the Dubai Marine Sports...
BAE Systems is eyeing the Middle East for business growth after a merger with EADS was torpedoed by the German government, media reports suggested on Tuesday in the wake of British Prime Minister David Cameron's trip to the Gulf. Many analysts said...
Egypt Stock Exchange went down almost 3.5% on Sunday, a day after the first results of a landmark presidential election were announced. The main EXG-30 index dropped 3.49% to reach 4,789.14 points at closing in the bourse's the first session...
With International Women's Day around the corner, we interviewed  Joy Ajlouny, Dubai-based professional who co-founded a unique app-based package delivery service. Joy speaks of her inspiring entrepreneurial journey and the role of Arab women in societies today. Joy Ajlouny, co-founder...
Latest IATA data showed on Wednesday 55 world airlines posting a combined loss of $1.5 billion, and overall global profits in the first quarter of 2012 falling significantly. The Middle East carriers were the only ones to post a 15.2% growth...
Gold transactions between Turkey and Iran soared over 30 times in March as Iranians are turning to gold for savings and trade amid tightening Western sanctions. The US and its allies have imposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic in a...
The Dubai stock market fell to the lowest level in more than four months on concerns over worsening debt crisis in Europe and a global economic slowdown that will dampen demand for Gulf oil. Shares of Emaar, the developer of the...
The greatest challenge in the quest to Arab women's empowerment is not religion but the lack of economic and social development and a dearth of perceived security, a Gallup Poll released on Monday said. The report urged policymakers to allow Arab...
Doha's ambitions of transforming itself into the fashion capital of the Middle East got a big boost when leading Italian fashion designers and executives of top clothing brands attended a two-day fashion event. The gas-rich Gulf nation held its first ever Italian...
Search engine giant Google revealed in its twice yearly Transparency report it received more than 1,000 requests from authorities to take down content from its search results and YouTube during the last six months of 2011. Terming it as an...
UAE REGISTERS HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX IMPROVEMENT The United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) Human Development Index has placed the UAE on the 30th position out of 187 countries, three positions up from 2010 UNDP Report. The Index is a comparative measure...
After a long busy day, many people search the web or switch on their cable television to know what is happening in this uncertain world. On every international news channel and portal website, they see guiltless people are being...
Bloomsbury’s officially opened at The Dubai Mall on Thursday 28th June 2012. The new boutique café in Dubai marks the one year anniversary of Bloomsbury’s which opened it’s doors to food lovers last year in Abu Dhabi. The new store...
Foreign direct investment (FDI) flow to Gulf countries has shifted focus on intra-regional investments, Ernst & Young’s inaugural “Middle East Attractiveness Survey” revealed on Thursday. The report said that the FDI originated from GCC countries, particularly from Qatar, Saudi...
  Etisalat announced today the launch of ‘UAE WiFi by Etisalat’ – the telco’s high-speed public WiFi in the UAE. It lets UAE’s residents connect to the Internet using their mobile devices in more than 250 major public locations across...
Here’s a question I always thought about: If I were rich, would I bother myself with studying? As a child, I can’t remember a day when I wanted to go to school. At that age, we really just didn’t understand the...
The Abu-Dhabi - Fujairah pipeline, bypassing the Strait of Hormuz, is expected to be fully operational by the end of the year and will carry Abu Dhabi's oil exports, the UAE's oil minister told reporters on the sidelines of...
The cool Mediterreanean breeze caressing the Promenade de la Croisette, also carries excitement in the air. The glamorous seaside town, the abode of the rich and famous along the French Riviera, had the spotlight on itself once more, as it...
Chinese telecom giant ZTE, also the world's fourth-largest mobile phone producer, said on Monday it is entering the Tunisian market despite uncertain economic and political conditions in the North African country. ZTE's announcement comes after a series of test launches since last...
According to a survey by GulfTalent.com, Dubai-based online recruitment firm, the Gulf region continues to create jobs despite the impact of Arab uprisings. The 2012 edition of “Employment and Salary Trends in the Gulf” released on Monday by GulfTalent.com revealed Saudi Arabia...
UAE biggest arms importer in ME region – report According to a report released by a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the UAE stands as the largest importer of arms in the Middle East over the...
The UAE's national flag carrier and Germany's second largest airline have announced the integrating of their Boeing 787 Dreamliner programmes as part of cost cutting measures and to boost cooperation between the code-sharing partners. A combined Etihad Airways - Air...
GAZA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) began on Tuesday to distribute food to 30,000 people at six sites in Gaza– part of its regular monthly programme to 285,000 vulnerable people in the Gaza Strip. The UN food...
Today’s top business news from the Middle East and North Africa: Dubai 1000MW solar power park to be completed by 2030 Dubai’s electricity and water authority (DEWA) announced on Tuesday the emirate is working on the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al...
Hyatt Hotels Corp witnessed an increase in quarterly profits due to increased business travel but the company fears troubling economic factors that overshadow future prospects. “There are still potential headwinds in the short-term from both Europe and a challenging financing...
Are you constantly stressed out? Do you suffer from perpetual pangs of guilt - not being there for your child's PTA meeting, pending deadlines at work, forgetting dinner dates with friends? Don't worry, you are not alone. Being a...