Dubai Tourism chief ‘pleased’ as UAE officially comes off UK red list, moves to...

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As of 4 am on Sunday, the UAE officially made its way off the red list, with the Gulf country's tourism operators, hospitality...

UN envoy urges Yemen’s warring parties to place ‘a firm bet on peace’, as...

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The country is “not for the first time” at “a point of decision”, Martin Griffiths said via videoconference, urging an end to “the...

Iraq: UN chief condemns ‘horrific’ double suicide bombing at Baghdad market |

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At least 32 people died, and more than 100 were injured, in the blasts, which were carried out that morning by two suicide...

Why WHO approval of Sinopharm vaccine will boost European coffers from Middle East travel

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The imminent World Health Organisation (WHO) approval of China’s Sinopharm vaccine will be a welcome relief for Middle East travellers and European economies...

UAE’s Shuaa Capital posts biggest H1 net profit in a decade

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CEO Jassim Alseddiqi says company has 'surpassed' itself with performance in the first six months of 2021 Shuaa Capital, the UAE-based asset management and...

UAE, UK firms partner on new vertical farming venture

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A new vertical farming partnership is set to enter the UAE market after UK-based IGS signed a deal with AgTech research experts and...

Iraqi President warns against complacency in the fight against terrorism |

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He said over the past 40 years alone, Iraq has suffered wars, embargoes, tyranny, genocidal campaigns, as well as “the grip of terrorism...

First Person: ‘God save us from famine’ |

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I was delighted to mark the end of #Ramadan with Asia El-Sayeed Ali, a Yemeni health worker helping malnourished children & mothers in...

Iraq: Put torture prevention laws into practice, urges Bachelet |

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While acknowledging legal changes against torture, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said that “the authorities need to effectively implement the provisions written in the law...

How Dubai defied Arabtec collapse to take global skyscraper crown in 2020

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Dubai was the most prolific skyscraper-building city in the world during 2020, a year that will also be remembered for the collapse of...