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    1. April 12, 2015

      Rich overseas patients help private hospitals beat recession

      With signs in Arabic and English, prayer rooms and minibuses to the local mosque, London’s £1.5bn private hospital market...

    2. April 10, 2015

      Design Days Dubai: a showcase for the UAE’s creative scene

      Design Days Dubai Dubai, with its towering glass edifices and its focus on entertainment, shopping and business, is perhaps...

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    1. FT Photo Diary

      April 2, 2015

      Camel race

      Camels race during Al Marmoom Heritage Festival at the Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack in Dubai, United Arab Emirates ...

    2. March 31, 2015

      Instability and oil price plunge in the Arab world end boom years

      The dual challenges of rising terrorism and falling oil prices hover over the Middle East and north Africa, dashing hopes of...

    3. March 30, 2015

      Sweden’s ethical foreign policy runs into Saudi sands

      It is a rare diplomatic feat to offend both Israel and Saudi Arabia. Throw in the United Arab Emirates and Sweden’s...

    4. March 27, 2015

      RBS confirms Coutts International sale to Union Bancaire Privée

      Royal Bank of Scotland has announced the sale of Coutts’s international operation to Union Bancaire Privée, the family-owned...

    5. beyondbrics

      March 27, 2015

      Guest post: South Korea deepens business ties in the Middle East

      By Mohammad Al Tuwaijri, HSBC Over the last half century, the Middle East has been a cornerstone in South Korea’s rapid...

    6. March 26, 2015

      Decades of deadly conflict will spread across the Middle East

      The modern Middle East is like 17th-century Europe, enmeshed in violent and costly, political and religious struggles within...

    7. The Exchange

      March 26, 2015

      The Middle East Takes Another Turn for the Worse

      It was nearly a year ago when I first compared the modern Middle East to 17th-century Europe, saying that the region was...

    8. March 19, 2015

      Libya: A divided land

      This time it was the guards from an Austrian-run gas facility in Libya’s Saharan southwest. They were shown beheaded in a...

    9. The Exchange

      March 18, 2015

      Salman should take new path on Iran

      Saudi Arabia’s new leader King Salman bin Abdulaziz is rapidly re-energising his country’s stagnant foreign policy with the...

    10. March 17, 2015

      Talks urged in US-Gulf airlines’ dispute

      US airlines and their fast-growing Gulf rivals should work out their differences through dialogue and the “appropriate...

    11. March 16, 2015

      David Cameron pulls Muslim Brotherhood report

      David Cameron has made an eleventh-hour intervention to postpone the publication of a controversial report into the Muslim...

    12. March 13, 2015

      Gulf states put their money on Sisi’s Egypt with pledges worth $12bn

      Arab Gulf states kicked off a high profile investor conference in Egypt on Friday with a strong show of support for the...

    13. March 12, 2015

      Egypt to unveil plans for new administrative capital

      Egypt is set to unveil ambitious plans to build a new administrative capital on the outskirts of Cairo, to be funded by Gulf...

    14. March 9, 2015

      Rise in bombings ahead of conference alarms officials in Egypt

      A spate of bombings targeting the Egyptian offices of international mobile phone companies and other symbols of western...

    15. March 5, 2015

      US airlines seek action against Gulf carriers

      American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines stepped up demands on Thursday for the US to take action against...

    16. March 3, 2015

      Dubai property price slide deepens

      A decline in Dubai residential property prices is steepening as foreign interest dries up, new research says. The emirate’s...

    17. March 3, 2015

      Dubai to build $1bn financial zone development

      Dubai’s sovereign wealth fund is to build a $1bn development in the heart of the emirate’s financial district, the first new...

    18. February 20, 2015

      Emirates attacks Delta chief’s credibility

      Emirates, the ambitious Dubai airline, has questioned whether Delta Air Lines’ chief executive is fit for his position, in...

    19. February 12, 2015

      St James’s Place targets Gulf expats

      St James’s Place, the fast-growing FTSE 100 wealth manager, is planning to open its first offices in the Middle East by the...

    20. February 8, 2015

      Recording claims to show Egypt leaders’ disdain for Gulf donors

      The latest in a series of allegedly leaked, but unverified, audio recordings from within the inner circle of Egypt’s...

    21. February 4, 2015

      Gulf countries to invest in Egypt sovereign fund

      Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait are considering investing in a multibillion-dollar “sovereign fund” to...

    22. February 4, 2015

      Palestinians look to exiled Mohammad Dahlan for Abbas successor

      Early one December morning posters went up on the walls outside Gaza City’s al-Azhar University insulting Palestinian...

    23. February 2, 2015

      Tunisia forms coalition in advance from autocracy

      Tunisia has announced a new coalition cabinet, the next step in the transformation from autocracy to parliamentary...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      February 2, 2015

      Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

      A woman walks through the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The mosque was built between 1996...

    25. February 1, 2015

      Bahrain strips dissidents of nationality

      Bahrain has stripped 72 citizens of their nationality, including pro-democracy Shia dissidents and militant Sunnis fighting...

    26. January 29, 2015

      Total becomes first major to secure stake in UAE oilfields

      Total has won a contract to develop the largest onshore oil deposit in the United Arab Emirates, the first international...

    27. January 28, 2015

      Oil price fall leaves Gulf states with difficult reform choices

      Gulf states may have their political differences with Iran but they share a common taste for Persian bread, a staple through...

    28. January 23, 2015

      Why Abu Dhabi faces a balancing act in the property market

      The view from the 74th floor of Etihad Towers, a local landmark in Abu Dhabi, reveals that for every completed apartment...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      January 19, 2015

      Supporting Iran

      Iran fans cheer before the start of their Asian Cup Group C soccer match against UAE at the Brisbane Stadium in Brisbane on...

    30. December 29, 2014

      Government to withhold full UK Muslim Brotherhood report

      A controversial report into the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood in Britain will not be published in full, the...

    31. FT Alphaville

      December 22, 2014

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates blamed non-Opec countries for the oil rout and reiterated that they will not cut...

    32. December 21, 2014

      Saudi Arabia and UAE blame oil rout on countries outside Opec

      Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Sunday blamed the oil price rout on producers outside Opec and reaffirmed their...

    33. December 19, 2014

      Australian teacher on a learning curve in the United Arab Emirates

      When Louise Lucantonio, her husband Marty and their two young sons moved from Sydney to the United Arab Emirates in 2011...

    34. December 11, 2014

      Relief felt in western capitals as Qatar comes in from the cold

      Qatar has paid a heavy price for its pro-Islamist policy over the past year. Dispensing with the pretence of brotherly...

    35. December 9, 2014

      US shale industry faces endurance test after Opec rejects cuts

      Screw turns on US shale producers When Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries last month rejected calls for a production cut...

    36. December 2, 2014

      Dubai: the statelet start-up

      Daytime population: 3.3m GDP per capita: $41,670 Foreign workers in private sector: 95 per cent New businesses started this...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      December 1, 2014

      Our Journey

      Emirati boys stand in front of government-sanctioned graffiti entitled “Our Journey,” which marks the United Arab Emirates‘...

    38. November 28, 2014

      Prices, not Opec, to balance oil supply

      The energy minister of one of Opec’s largest producers gave a rare glimpse into the thinking of the influential Gulf nations...

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