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  1. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Handle with care- the politics of naming places

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:29am by AP

    ... Ken Moritsugu Politics of place names can be a sensitive subject Is it the Persian Gulf or the Arabian Gulf? Mount McKinley or Denali? Mumbai or Bombay? Some geographic names don't just tell us where we live or where we're going. They are also a political statement, or in the eyes of some, a politically incorrect one. They may not spark a war of the worlds, ...

  2. Dynamic Blitz a test case for Dubai sojourn

    Posted Jan 26th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken It may have been forced upon them to some extent, but connections of Dynamic Blitz have taken the sensible path with the sprinter by going to Dubai's international carnival and his results may seal that same road as a fixture for the futu ...

  3. A delightful crossroads of spices, smells and colours

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... of Dubai's achievements. A super-fast lift hurtles up to the observation deck which provides jaw-dropping panoramas out over the Gulf and even as far away as Iran. One of the great pleasures of Dubai ...

  4. News - World - TERRORISM

    Islamic State's self-financing model poses additional challenges for anti-terror operations

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 08:59pm by BLOOM

    ... to the burden of paying for recruits and terrorist operations. Although alarm bells have been rung about private Persian Gulf funding for Islamic State, the money from foreign donors is modest ... in Persian Gulf states through mosques or via social media, destined for extremist groups in Syria and Iraq. Several terrorist leaders and fund raisers have been sanctioned since May, and US State ...

  5. QE II Cup holder Presvis takes it easy

    Posted Apr 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Defending Audemars Piguet QE II Cup winner Presvis might be worrying a few observers with his minimal participation at trackwork this week, but Luca Cumani's travelling foreman, Charlie Henson, is not one. Most international visitors will ...

  6. Change of tactics the secret of Ming Hoi Treasure's success

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen It was One World away- or at least half a world away- from Darren Beadman's assignment in the Group One Golden Shaheen 12 hours earlier, but a win aboard Ming Hoi Treasure had the veteran hoop smiling nonetheless. Beadman was rewarded f ...

  7. US$2b Meydan complex in a race against time for grand opening on World Cup night

    Posted Mar 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen They don't do things by halves in Dubai, but the problem with the new Meydan racecourse is that the job is still only half done. Welcome to the beehive- not so-named for any honeycomb architectural feature- but because of the thousands ...

  8. On the Rails

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... with Alan Aitken While connections of Sacred Kingdom appeared to have publicly forsaken ideas of racing in Dubai on World Cup night in March, they will no doubt be keeping an ear out as the Dubai International Racing carnival begins next week. With the ne ...

  9. State Construction sees mainland sales rising to 40pc of revenue

    Posted Dec 08th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So China State Construction International Holdings expects mainland sales to contribute 40 per cent of its revenue by 2015 from 11 per cent at present, as it secures more infrastructure projects. A large number of build-transfer projects had bee ...

  10. Dubai debt scare shows fragility of global rally

    Posted Nov 30th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland I could never quite shake off the impression that it was all an illusion, that all those glittering skyscrapers, eight-lane highways and artificial islands were being generated by a huge virtual reality machine,' recalls one long-tim ...




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