A rebel onslaught on the town of Khan Touman near Aleppo last week delivered one of the biggest battlefield setbacks yet to the coalition of foreign Shi'ite fighters waging war on behalf of Syrian President Bashar al Assad.
The UAE is the fourth most expensive country for foreigners to study and live in with the students spending sums equivalent to about 51 per cent of the GDP per person, or nearly $28,000 per year, according to a report.
Sharjah is the most expensive place to live in the Northern Emirates, while Umm Al Quwain offers the most affordable annual rental rates in the region, according to a report by Asteco, a leading property services company in the UAE.
The cost of fixed-line telephone calls are more expensive in the GCC than elsewhere while mobile costs are cheaper, according to a benchmarking study undertaken by Teligen.
Teligen is an independent consulting firm specialising in tariff c
While the rest of the world is tightening purse strings, cutting back on luxury items and buckling down during the global recession, couples in the UAE are spending more than ever on getting married.
According to research from IIR Middle E
High food prices around the world? Blame - at least in part - the investors who moved their money into commodities in the past five years, looking for better returns than they were getting from stocks and bonds.
Global investment funds saw