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Alabbar-led Gulf consortium to acquire Kuwait's Americana

Deal for the KFC and Pizza Hut franchise owner is subject to due diligence


"The psyche of the Jordanian people, I think it's gotten to boiling point."

— King Abdullah of Jordan to the BBC on the Syrian refugee crisis

Netflix says not worried about growing competition in UAE

The US-based internet TV network launched in the UAE last month


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How technology is driving a card payment revolution in the Middle East

Verifone Middle East and North Africa vice president and general manager, Ozgur Ozvardar, gives his thoughts on the future of digital payment methods


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Tomorrow’s leaders – celebrating entrepreneurs and SMEs

Large-scale efforts are being made in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates to help nurture future business talent – Essa Al Zaabi writes

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Travel review: Made in Milwaukee

Like the many local breweries, Wisconsin’s largest city has its own unique flavour that will leave you wanting to come back for a second round


Review: Huawei Watch

The watch utilises Google’s Android Wear operating system and has a classic design


Travel review: Gothenburg, Sweden's second city

Gothenburg's cultural attractions, coastal scenery and excellent seafood mean there are plenty of reasons to plan a visit



Innovation: Mobile Aid founders Khalid and Essa Sharaf

The Emirati cousins that aim to make fixing your smartphone as easy as calling for a pizza


Dressing up for success - dress rental site Designer-24

One year on, the co-founders of Designer-24 have launched their own marketplace as they eye regional expansion and a wider offering


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Qantas global classic golf day 2016

Organised by the Australian Business Council Dubai, the event at The Address Montgomerie resort kept guests entertained with golf, lunch and prizes

The things they say

"The psyche of the Jordanian people, I think it's gotten to boiling point."

— King Abdullah of Jordan to the BBC on the Syrian refugee crisis

"It is possible that Iran and the United states might have friendly relations. But the key to that is in Washington’s hands, not Tehran’s."

— Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

"If you try to manipulate it [the oil market] one way or the other, eventually you overshoot or undershoot and you pay a tremendous price for it."

— Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir in an interview with CNN

"We Iranians have reached out to the world in a sign of friendliness and have opened a new chapter in the relations of Iran with the world."

— Iranian President Hassan Rouhani after the nuclear accord took effect