Articles from MARCH 2017

Long lost statue of Ramses II discovered in the Cairo mud

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Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have found an eight-metre (26ft) statue submerged in groundwater in a Cairo slum that they say probably depicts revered Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago, according to reports from the Reuters … Continue reading

Category: Travelog

Is a merger between Etihad & Emirates on the cards?

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UAE: airline merger? Etihad & Emirates to join forces? Continue reading

Category: Business

Iran Air takes delivery of new A330

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An Airbus A330 airliner arrived in Tehran in mid-March, the second of 200 Western-built passenger aircraft ordered by IranAir following the lifting of sanctions on Iran last year. The long-haul aircraft, carrying IranAir Chairman Farhad Parvaresh and other officials, landed at … Continue reading

Category: Interviews

Water shortages put the region at severe risk

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New evidence supports scientific fears that the Middle East and North Africa region is at risk of becoming uninhabitable in a few decades, as accessible fresh water has fallen by two-thirds over the past 40 years, writes Baher Kamal. This sharp … Continue reading

Category: News and Views

Huge new gas discovery in Egyptian waters

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The discovery of a huge natural gas deposit in Egyptian waters has boosted hopes of other such finds in the Eastern Mediterranean that could help meet Europe’s energy needs, a senior official with the Italian oil and gas company ENI … Continue reading

Category: Business, Uncategorized

Omani frankincense season boosts tourism

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As the harvest season for Salalah’s famed frankincense groves begin, the Dhofar region in the south of the Sultanate sees a significant increase in tourist numbers. Close to 1,000 visitors come to the city every March. The prime areas of … Continue reading

Category: News and Views

EGYPT: goes greener with European help

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Three international development banks have teamed up with the European Union (EU) to promote green investments in Egypt, supporting projects to boost energy efficiency and the development of renewable energy sources in the country at a time of rising energy … Continue reading

Category: Business

UAE: Sharjah leads the way with 21st Century initiatives that follow the Majlis tradition

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SHARJAH INITIATIVE Continue reading

Category: Featured

100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration is nothing to celebrate.

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 British involvement in Palestine is, for the most part, a stain on the UK’s history which is why any plans to celebrate the events of 2017, when Lord Arthur Balfour (above), signed his infamous declaration are not only misguided but … Continue reading

Category: Letter from The Editor

Airline laptop ban set to hit regional carriers hard

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While the Middle East airlines are still trying to assess the extent of financial hit they may have to take owing to the sudden gadget ban on US and UK flights, industry experts are already estimating big losses, writes Shweta Jain. … Continue reading

Category: Current Affairs