Iraq violence stirs Iranian war memories

Sunni insurgency against Tehran’s Shia allies raises fears


Subhash Chandra
Billionaire media mogul launches new channel dubbing Indian soaps and lifestyle programmes into Arabic to feed the Middle East’s appetite for subcontinental content

Djibouti pulls DP World terminal contract

Corruption allegations over concession

Bahrain orders US diplomat to leave

Assistant secretary of state accused of meeting opposition group

Western banks start to pull out of Iraq

StanChart moves senior staff to Dubai amid Isis advance

Saudi Arabia sends troops to Iraq border

Iraqi forces reported to be abandoning posts

Saudis name top intelligence chief

Prince Khalid bin Bandar al-Saud appointed

Lindsay Miller: head of Dubai’s latest free zone, Design District
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Free zones help spur diversification

Dubai has been particularly successful with these sectoral enclaves, and neighbours are catching on

Tehran courts UAE as mood brightens

A comprehensive nuclear deal with leading powers could end sanctions and boost trade and investment

The Queen and Prince Philip

Royal Ascot in Qatari sponsorship deal

Concerns persist over group’s suitability for 303-year-old race meeting

Isis insurgents take new towns in north

Shia volunteer militias head out to slow advance

World Cup scandal hits Qatar at bad time

Business and government paralysed as officials await direction

Saudis call on region to help Egypt

Riyadh seeks donor meeting as Sisi face huge economic challenges

Fifa needs ‘serious change of culture’

Allegations of $5m being paid to host World Cup in Qatar

Fifa rules face scrutiny over Qatar

Roger Blitz and Rob Armstrong on allegations over 2022 World Cup

Fifa faces call to run World Cup vote again

Qatar in spotlight over $5m payments

UAE stops using British military trainers

Stronger ties urged to affirm commitment to security

Former Leeds United MD arrested in Dubai

Haigh denies claims of financial irregularity

Fifa chief says World Cup in Qatar mistake

Blatter admits Gulf state’s climate too hot for 2022 tournament

Qatar labour reforms fail to ease concern

Human rights groups call for end to exit permits

Saudi Arabia moves to ease Iran tensions

Tehran’s foreign minister invited to visit Riyadh