Tuesday 22 May 2018

Time Hotels plans for region’s first women-run hotel

Time Hotels Management has unveiled plans for a new four-star hotel in Dubai’s Al Barsha shopping district, which will aim for 80 per cent of team members to be female, led by general manager Ghada Mahgoub. The announcement


IDB aims to triple size of infrastructure fund to $2bn

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has relaunched its infrastructure fund with backing from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Brunei, aiming to raise $2 billion - almost triple the size of the original fund. Jeddah-based IDB, a multilater


EU bans Assad family, Syrian forces bomb towns

The European Union slapped sanctions on President Bashar al-Assad's powerful mother and wife, targeting his inner circle in an effort to force Syria to end its repression of a year-long uprising while army continued to bomb towns and clas


UN unites on Syria, sanctions set for Assad wife

The UN Security Council, including Russia and China, threw its weight behind efforts by Kofi Annan to end the bloody conflict in Syria, providing a rare moment of global unity in the face of the year-long crisis. In a statement approved by

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