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Innovation is key to the future of Islamic banking

  Standardisation is critical to creating the transparency and clarity that would remove doubts from the minds of people PUBLISHED: 13:56 MAY 17, 2015 BY HUSSAIN AL QEMZI, SPECIAL TO…

Camp David summit to show Obama Gulf’s generational shift

Reuters | May 12, 2015 | JORDAN TIMES RIYADH/DUBAI — The new generation of Gulf Arab leaders meeting US President Barack Obama on Wednesday appear more assertive than their fathers,…

GULF STATES : Swiss tourist resorts ready for Ramadan

GULF STATES Swiss tourist resorts ready for Ramadan By Yasmine Kanunah, in Geneva MAY 10, 2015 – 11:00 Interlaken, with a view towards the Jungfrau, is a favoured destination of…

Obama hosts anxious Gulf leaders as sands shift in Mideast

Source: ET With Iran emboldened and the United States seen in retreat, President Barack Obama faces the vexed task of restoring lost trust and influence when he hosts Gulf leaders…

Gulf rail project in design phase

DAMMAM: ARAB NEWS Published — Saturday 2 May 2015   Work is under way to complete the Gulf rail project, which is currently in the design stage, said Minister of…

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: the Emirates enigma – who’s really in charge?

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: the Emirates enigma – who’s really in charge? Tracing the evolution of Abu Dhabi’s rulers from desert introverts to global treasure-hunters – and explaining the…

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The acceptable face of the Emirates

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The acceptable face of the Emirates While Dubai is a byword for excess, vulgarity and human rights abuses, the UAE’s capital affects a higher calling.…

The Crown Prince of UAE Endorses the Covenants of the Prophet

His Highness Sheikh Nahyan ibn Mubarak Nahyan, the Minister of Youth, Culture, and Community Development of the United Arab Emirates has officially endorsed the Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad. As…

Iran nuclear deal: A powerful Tehran turned into America’s policeman in the Gulf? It could happen This week’s Lausanne deal could trigger a political earthquake

Iran nuclear deal: A powerful Tehran turned into America’s policeman in the Gulf? It could happen This week’s Lausanne deal could trigger a political earthquake by Robert Fisk, The Independent…

Solar plane to take off Monday for flight around the world

Bertrand Piccard, one of the two Swiss pilots of the solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2, lands at the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi’s small Al Bateen Airport during the third test…

Egypt’s Sisi urges new Muslim religious discourse to fight ‘terrorism’

AFP / THE JORDAN TIMES ABU DHABI — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on Monday said the fight against “terrorism” needs a new Muslim religious discourse in addition to…

Inequality is threatening to tear our democracy apart, yet the Government is only encouraging it – The rich think they can play by their own rules, and I hate it

YASMIN ALIBHAI BROWN THE INDEPENDENT Sunday 18 January 2015 In the Eighties I wrote articles on ghastly yuppies, effervescing with expensive champagne and inflated egos. One of them poured his…

America’s Going to Lose the Oil Price War

By Bloomberg on 09:20 pm Jan 13, 2015 The financial debacle that has befallen Russia as the price of Brent crude dropped 50 percent in the last four months has…

Are Arabs ready for the future?

  AIJAZ ZAKA SYED      ARABNEWS.COM Published — Friday 26 December 2014 Is it finally the end of El Dorado? After surging and serenading above $100 a barrel for…

Iran is shifting from pariah to possible future policeman of the Gulf Iran’s crisis – our crisis with Iran, if you like – is about that great and historic nation’s future geo-strategic role in the Middle East and Southeast Asia

by Robert Fisk, The Independent   Chatting with my favourite Lebanese banker-journalist before a trip to the Gulf last week, I asked him what he thought I should discuss with…

Qatar emir issues summit invite amid strains over Islamists

Reuters | Nov 11, 2014 | 23:02 Updated: Nov 11, 2014 | 23:02 DOHA — Qatar’s emir on Tuesday publicly invited fellow Gulf rulers to a Doha summit, apparently seeking…

Rediscover ‘Islamic principles’ to overcome economic challenges [Khaleej Times, Dubai, United Arab Emirates :: ]

Dubai: Muslim countries need to concentrate on efforts to rediscover Islamic principles and promote regional cooperation in order to successfully overcome economic challenges. This was stated by Malaysian Minister of…

UAE: female fighter pilot dropped bombs on the Islamic State

Maj. Mariam al-Mansouri, the first female fighter pilot in the history of the United Arab Emirates, led the the Gulf state’s bombing raids over Syria this week. Photos of al-Mansouri, beaming…

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