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    1. September 12, 2014

      Sheikh Ahmed: the man who put Dubai on the global aviation map

      In 1985 Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum, a Denver University graduate, was selected to start up Dubai’s Emirates Airline...

    2. June 26, 2014

      UK horseracing cracks down on steroid use in wake of Godolphin scandal

      British horseracing has unveiled a tougher regime to combat the use of anabolic steroids, hoping to put to bed the...

    1. May 21, 2014

      Jumeirah to manage luxury hotel complex in Mauritius

      Dubai luxury hotel group Jumeirah has signed a deal to manage a 70-hectare luxury resort in Mauritius, as the emirate’s...

    2. January 21, 2014

      Dubai eager to capitalise on Iran opening

      The many daily flights between Dubai and Tehran are always busy. But these days the Iranians heading home after business and...

    3. December 8, 2013

      Emirates: In a sweet spot

      To understand the sheer might of Emirates Airline, you have to go to its Dubai hub at midnight. Between 10pm and 1am,...

    4. November 10, 2013

      Dubai acquits Australian real estate executives of fraud charges

      A Dubai court has acquitted two Australian real estate executives of fraud charges, a crucial step towards ending their...

    5. June 15, 2013

      James Packer packs up in England after rain-sodden season

      It was billed as the coming of a new force in English high-goal polo. When James Packer, son of the late Australian media...

    6. June 15, 2013

      English polo: hopes high for sun and spectators

      The start of this year’s English polo season has been dominated by a particularly British concern. It has not been the...

    7. June 12, 2013

      Dubai’s confident leaders pitch for World Expo 2020

      Dubai is this week pitching to host the World Expo 2020 amid quiet confidence among the emirate’s business community that...

    8. May 31, 2013

      The Pursuits Interview: Frankie Dettori

      Six years ago this weekend, Frankie Dettori, famous for jumping off horses’ backs – his so-called flying dismount – got a...

    9. May 23, 2013

      UK racing denies conflict of interest over Dubai links

      The UK horseracing regulator probing the Newmarket doping scandal denied it was too close to Dubai’s ruling Maktoum family,...

    10. May 23, 2013

      Dubai’s ruler bans steroids as horseracing scandal widens

      Dubai’s ruler has banned the use of steroids in the United Arab Emirates as he seeks to stem the widening doping scandal at...

    11. May 20, 2013

      Racing crisis grows as more Godolphin horses fail drug tests

      Racing’s doping scandal has widened after seven more horses from the Newmarket stables of the ruling family of Dubai,...

    12. April 29, 2013

      Horseracing steroids crisis mounts as second trainer drawn in

      Racing is struggling to contain a growing crisis over the use of steroids in horses after a second trainer said he had...

    13. April 26, 2013

      Newmarket hopes Godolphin doping scandal is near finishing line

      Leaning on a rail at the bottom of Newmarket Gallops, racing employee Gary waits for horses to complete their morning run....

    14. April 25, 2013

      Godolphin trainer given eight-year ban

      Mahmood al-Zarooni, the horse trainer who confessed to administering steroids to 15 thoroughbreds owned by the ruler of...

    15. April 25, 2013

      Corruption and confusion in the sport of sheikhs

      My daughter’s sweet-natured pony, Sparkle, has just been diagnosed with a serious lung condition and the vet has recommended...

    16. April 23, 2013

      Dubai racing scene hit by doping before

      The Godolphin racing scandal is not the first time that Dubai’s racing scene has been tainted by doping. The sport’s global...

    17. April 23, 2013

      BHA to throw rulebook at Godolphin trainer

      Britain’s horseracing authorities are preparing to throw the rulebook at one of the leading trainers of Sheikh Mohammed bin...

    18. February 8, 2013

      Kaupthing settles claims against skeikh

      Kaupthing’s winding-up board has settled the failed Icelandic bank’s claims against Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Bin Hamad Al...

    19. beyondbrics

      January 9, 2013

      Dubai tweets its global ambitions

      With Dubai’s economy recovering, the emirate is rediscovering its mojo. That brimming confidence has already seen the return...

    20. May 6, 2012

      Guantánamo trial begins with show of defiance

      The challenges in prosecuting the alleged plotters of the September 11 2001 attacks were brought into sharp relief at the...

    21. May 5, 2012

      Chaotic start to Guantánamo 9/11 trial

      GUANTANAMO BAY US NAVAL BASE, Cuba, May 5 – The arraignment of five Guantánamo prisoners accused of plotting the September...

    22. April 4, 2012

      US military charges alleged 9/11 plotters

      The man accused of orchestrating the attacks of September 11 2001 and four alleged co-conspirators were formally charged by...

    23. March 14, 2012

      People on the move

      Safadi to lead Arabic push at Abu Dhabi Media After a strategic review that called for a shift in focus, Ayman Safadi has...

    24. February 20, 2012

      Bahrain counts the cost of year of unrest

      In the early evening rush-hour, the market in central Manama, Bahrain’s capital, was busy with bargain hunters. Bankers were...

    25. October 7, 2011

      Tattersalls’ sales race to record

      Racehorse owners have defied the dire economic outlook by snapping up yearlings at this week’s Tattersalls’ October sales at...

    26. October 6, 2011

      Death sparks welfare debate in Gulf state

      The death of a disabled former fisherman in Fujairah, one of the United Arab Emirates’ poorer emirates, has sparked a fierce...

    27. September 14, 2011

      Port rivalry tests Iraq-Kuwait relations

      At the official level, the Iraqi government is trying to play down recent tension over Kuwait’s plans to build a port near...

    28. beyondbrics

      July 26, 2011

      Dubai's rumour mill whirs into action

      Dubai is again aflutter with gossip over a new power shift in the debt-laden emirate, which saw multiple management changes...

    29. May 25, 2011

      It takes more than a financial crisis to unseat Dubai

      Passion allied with pragmatism has made Dubai one of the centres of the international horseracing world. Sheikh Mohammed bin...

    30. May 4, 2011

      Pakistan’s lethal jihadi dalliance

      That Osama bin Laden should be found and killed hiding in plain sight near the Pakistani miltary’s staff college is...

    31. May 2, 2011

      Years of pursuit led to successful raid on Bin Laden

      The raid that resulted in Osama bin Laden’s death in a gun battle about 50km from Islamabad lasted just 40 minutes, but...

    32. April 25, 2011

      Middle East funds look to Irish stud farms

      Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds have approached Ireland’s National Asset Management Agency, looking to buy high-end...

    33. April 4, 2011

      9/11 suspect to face US military tribunal

      The US will put Khaled Sheikh Mohammed on trial at the detention centre at Guantánamo Bay, giving up on plans to try the...

    34. March 8, 2011

      Guantánamo inmates see trial freeze end

      The US will once again put Guantánamo Bay detainees on trial in military commissions, highlighting how difficult it is for...

    35. December 13, 2010

      Dubai names new chair for troubled group

      Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum has replaced Sultan bin Sulayem, the chairman of the troubled Dubai...

    36. December 6, 2010

      Qatar faces long road to 2022 in media glare

      “Today we celebrate, but tomorrow, the work begins,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al-Thani, the chairman of Qatar’s bid team,...

    37. November 28, 2010

      Arab paranoia over Iran bomb revealed

      The leaked US diplomatic cables released Sunday have revealed the depth of Arab paranoia over Iran’s nuclear weapons...

    38. November 18, 2010

      US efforts to prosecute terrorism come under pressure

      President Barack Obama’s goal of closing the detention centre at Guantánamo Bay has become more distant than ever following...

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