UAE investment firm GII buys real estate project in upmarket London

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Gulf Islamic Investments announces it has acquired a residential development situated in London's sought-after West End Gulf Islamic Investments (GII), a UAE-based Shari’ah-compliant global...

Dubai’s DXB named world’s busiest international airport in May

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Dubai's DXB has been named the busiest international airport in the world in May based on scheduled capacity despite still being far below...

UAE’s Julphar announces full takeover of Planet Pharmacies

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Gulf Pharmaceuticals Industries, also known as Julphar, has signed an agreement to acquire full control of Planet Pharmacies, one of the leading pharmaceutical...

Civilians in southern Syria ‘under siege’ – UN human rights chief |

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“The stark picture emerging from Daraa al-Balad and other neighbourhoods underscores how much at risk civilians there are, repeatedly exposed to fighting and violence, and in effect...

Expat job losses in Dubai force thousands to put pets up for adoption

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The founder of a leading Dubai-based pet shop has revealed that the top four rescue centres across the region have been receiving on...

Dubai hospitals suspend elective surgeries amid rise in Covid cases

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Dubai Health Authority has directed hospitals and clinics to suspend all elective surgeries for a month as the emirate deals with rising numbers...

UN officials appeal for extension of lifesaving cross-border aid operations into Syria |

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More than 1,000 trucks have been transporting food, medicine and other items through the Bab al-Hawa border crossing each month over the past...

Arrests of Palestinian rights defenders part of ‘wider crackdown’ |

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Mary Lawlor, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, expressed concern over arrests, harassment, criminalization and threats targeting these individuals.  “Arrests and...