Four British pilgrims killed, 12 injured in Saudi road crash

Four British pilgrims killed, 12 injured in Saudi road crash

Aerial view of Islam’s holiest shrine, at Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca (AFP/file photo) Four British pilgrims were killed and 12 others injured in Saudi Arabia when their bus collided with a fuel tanker, officials said on Sunday. Those killed were from Blackburn and Preston, in Lancashire, travelling from Mecca on […]

Etisalat, Emaar, Saudi Telecom among Middle East's best brands

Etisalat, Emaar, Saudi Telecom among Middle East's best brands

UAE telecoms operator Etisalat overtook Saudi Telecom Company as the Middle East’s most valuable brand in Brand Finance’s list of the Middle East’s top 50 brands, published on Sunday. “The Abu Dhabi-based operator has turned the dial up with a 40 per cent increase in its brand value, cementing its place as a strategic enabler […]

Saudis complain about high price of cinema tickets

Saudis complain about high price of cinema tickets

Saudi citizens have complained about the high prices of the tickets of the only cinema in the country, calling for a reduction of prices to meet their limited incomes, Thenewkhalij.org reported on Friday. The American company AMC, which got the first license to open a cinema in Saudi Arabia, is selling the ticket for one film at 75 […]

UN Middle East envoy slams killing of Palestinian teen in Gaza

UN Middle East envoy slams killing of Palestinian teen in Gaza

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Gaza 'Great March of Return' protests enter fourth week

Gaza 'Great March of Return' protests enter fourth week

Israeli forces have wounded thousands of Palestinians since the beginning of the demonstrations on 30 March (MEE/Mohammed Hajjar) Palestinians entered the fourth week of demonstrations in the besieged Gaza Strip on Friday, following thousands who participated in the “Great March of Return” since 30 March despite the Israeli army’s deadly use of violence. Demonstrators began […]

'One of the most important' sets of Middle East artifacts unveiled

'One of the most important' sets of Middle East artifacts unveiled

The fertile lands of Mesopotamia are rightly hailed as a “cradle of civilization”, where some of the most important human innovations originated, from agriculture and writing to religion and music. The Penn Museum in Philadelphia has long been home to one of the world’s most significant collections of ancient artifacts from the region – but […]

There's 'tremendous' potential for city planning in the Middle East, says infrastructure exec

There's 'tremendous' potential for city planning in the Middle East, says infrastructure exec

There’s great potential in the areas of urban and city planning in the Middle East, said the chief executive of Singapore-based urban and infrastructure consultancy Surbana Jurong on Thursday. The Middle East has been forward-looking when it comes to unusual property developments, Wong Heang Fine told CNBC’s “Capital Connection.” “They are very acceptable to great […]

AccorHotels drives expansion in the Middle East with 9 new signings

AccorHotels drives expansion in the Middle East with 9 new signings

AccorHotels signed nine hotels in the first quarter 2018 to drive its expansion across the Middle East, according to Construction Week Online. The new signings allowed the group’s portfolio to reach more than 300 hotels with 80,000 guestrooms across 30 countries in the MENA region.  Through this new set of deals, Accor will bring the SO/ […]

False alarm set off Syrian air defences: Pro-Assad commander

False alarm set off Syrian air defences: Pro-Assad commander

A false alarm led to Syrian air defence missiles being fired overnight and there was no fresh attack on Syria, a commander in the regional military alliance that backs the Syrian government told Reuters. Syrian state TV reported overnight that anti-aircraft defences had shot down missiles fired at an air base in the Homs area, […]

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