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14.2 million tourists visited Dubai last year

14.2 million tourists visited Dubai last year

Dubai received 14.2 million overnight visitors last year, a 7.5 per cent increase, according to the United Nations World Travel Organisation. The emirate’s tourism growth came despite a turbulent geo-political…

Istanbul’s investment prospects flourish

Istanbul’s investment prospects flourish

THE latest Real Estate report from PwC and the Urban Land Institute ranks Istanbul as one of the top European cities with the best investment prospects. Placed above the capital…

Muslims are encouraged to constantly make duaa to Allah

Muslims are encouraged to constantly make duaa to Allah

 Amal Al-Sibai : We all have a powerful tool in our hands to help us get through the difficult times, to find relief after suffering, and to attain what we strongly…

Attack on Saudi Shia mosque kills four people

Attack on Saudi Shia mosque kills four people

At least four people were killed and 18 others wounded in an attack on a Shia mosque in al-Ahsa, eastern Saudi Arabia, sources have told. An activist, citing witnesses, separately…

Attack kills two police officers in Egypt’s Sinai

Attack kills two police officers in Egypt’s Sinai

A bomb blast killed two Egyptian police officers and wounded five others in an attack on an armoured vehicle in the Sinai Peninsula, the interior ministry said. The vehicle was…

King Abdulaziz university top in Arab world in ranking

King Abdulaziz university top in Arab world in ranking

SAUDI Arabia is the top performer in a snapshot ranking for universities in the Arab region, based on data from the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2015-2016. King…

Libya, extremism and the consequences of collapse

Libya, extremism and the consequences of collapse

Martin Reardon : When former Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was dragged from a drainage pipe in his hometown of Sirte and summarily executed by rebel forces in October 2011, much…

Syrian teachers: We will teach despite air strikes

Syrian teachers: We will teach despite air strikes

Diana Al Rifai : The UN has warned that 2.5 million children could be displaced as refugees from Syria by the end of 2016 and that an entire generation risks having their future…

False deities of modernity

False deities of modernity

IMAM KAMIL MUFTI : God is in no need of our worship, it is mankind that needs to worship God. If no-one were to worship God, it would not take away…

Death a bitter fact, a reminder

Death a bitter fact, a reminder

MARIAM ANWER : Death is always a bitter realization, a huge reminder and a recurring scary thought: ‘How long before I am the one lying lifeless being washed, shrouded and buried…