United Arab Emirates

WWE signs first woman wrestler from Arab world in global push

WWE signs first woman wrestler from Arab world in global push

Published 17/10/2017

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. signed its first female performer from the Arab world on Sunday, smashing cultural taboos as the U.S.-based pageant seeks to piledrive its way into lucrative foreign markets. [more…]

U.N. cultural agency to pick new chief after U.S. walkout

U.N. cultural agency to pick new chief after U.S. walkout

Published 13/10/2017

The United Nations' cultural agency will elect a new chief on Friday, seeking someone who can revive UNESCO's fortunes after the United States and Israel pulled out. [more…]

Cash injection: sovereign funds target healthcare

Cash injection: sovereign funds target healthcare

Published 06/10/2017

Imagine contact lenses that monitor glucose levels for diabetics, tiny implants to tackle chronic diseases, or algorithms that crunch data to predict illness rates. [more…]

Dubai starts tests in bid to become first city with flying taxis

Dubai starts tests in bid to become first city with flying taxis

Published 27/09/2017

Dubai staged a test flight on Monday for what it said would soon be the world's first drone taxi service under an ambitious plan by the United Arab Emirates city to lead the Arab world in innovation. [more…]

Commercial Bank of Qatar looks to Asian funding amid Arab boycott

Commercial Bank of Qatar looks to Asian funding amid Arab boycott

Published 25/09/2017

Qatar's third-largest lender, Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQ), is considering borrowing money on the Taiwanese bond market, its group chief executive told Reuters, as a crisis in the region makes it harder to raise funds. [more…]

Oil holds gains as producers say market rebalancing

Oil holds gains as producers say market rebalancing

Published 25/09/2017

Oil prices came under pressure from a strong dollar, but kept most of their gains from the previous session as major producers meeting in Vienna said the market was well on its way towards rebalancing. [more…]

Britain`s Deliveroo raises $385 million for food fight

Britain`s Deliveroo raises $385 million for food fight

Published 24/09/2017

British food delivery company Deliveroo has raised $385 million in private funding, it said on Sunday, as it prepares for expansion to help it compete with publicly traded rivals such as Delivery Hero and Just Eat. [more…]

Oil weakens on fears Irma could dent U.S. demand

Oil weakens on fears Irma could dent U.S. demand

Published 11/09/2017

Oil prices edged lower on Monday on concerns that Hurricane Irma's pounding of heavily populated areas of Florida could dent oil demand in the world's top oil consuming nation. [more…]

Oil edges up as Saudis discuss extending supply cut

Oil edges up as Saudis discuss extending supply cut

Published 11/09/2017

Oil prices edged up on Monday after the Saudi oil minister discussed possibly extending a pact to cut global oil supplies beyond March 2018 with his Venezuelan and Kazakh counterparts. [more…]

Trump says will discuss military issues, Qatar with Kuwait`s emir

Trump says will discuss military issues, Qatar with Kuwait`s emir

Published 07/09/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump said he would discuss trade and military issues with the emir of Kuwait at the White House on Thursday, as well as tensions over Qatar. [more…]