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Google Images has changed in a bid to reduce people downloading and reusing copyrighted images. (Shutterstock)
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Google Image search has changed in a bid to reduce people reusing copyrighted images.
A driverless vehicle can be seen on trial during a public transport congress in Dubai in 2016. (Photo: Gulf News)
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Dubai has launched a trial run of a free ‘Bus on Demand’ service.
A guidebook will be distributed among 100,000 foreign workers this year so they know their rights, responsibilities, and UAE culture. (Photo: Gulf News)
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A guidebook will be distributed among 100,000 foreign workers this year so they know their rights, responsibilities, and UAE culture.
The ministry has, in the past, repeatedly warned companies to comply with the Omanization policy. (File photo)
11:25 GMT
Oman's Ministry of Manpower announced that it has taken action against 199 companies for not hiring Omani nationals.
Running from February 18-22, Gulfood 2018 is expected to attract more than 97,000 attendees. (File photo)
11:10 GMT
The world’s largest food and hospitality exhibition returns to Dubai with exhibitors from across the globe.
Saudi Arabia has some of the world's tightest restrictions on women. (Fayez Nureldine/ AFP)
10:45 GMT
The Saudi Ministry of Commerce announced on Twitter that women in Saudi Arabia will no longer need their male guardian’s permission to start a business.

February 15, 2018

Will gold ever get its glow back? Analysts weigh in. (Shutterstock)
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Gold ended January with a gain of 3 percent after reaching a 17-month peak on January 25. But is it enough for the yellow metal to shine again?
Cross-border commercial traffic was suspended after South Sudan declared independence in 2011. (Courtesy of Voa News)
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Cross-border commercial traffic was suspended after South Sudan declared independence in 2011.
Thinking of buying a new phone? Here are some of the best smartphones this year. (Shutterstock)
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Thinking of buying a new phone? Here are some of the best smartphones this year.
In this article, Rabih Haidar of LinkedIn Talent Solutions, offers five tips for using LinkedIn to find a job. (File photo)
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In this article, Rabih Haidar of LinkedIn Talent Solutions, offers five tips for using LinkedIn to find a job.
Corruption in the real estate sector is one of many instances of corruption in Lebanon. (Shutterstock)
11:35 GMT
A senior judge said that corruption in the real estate sector was costing Lebanon up to $40 million a year.
If you want to get an estimate from an online calculator for a financial product, make sure you check the following things. (Shutterstock)
10:59 GMT
If you want to get an estimate from an online calculator for a financial product, make sure you check the following things.
The owner of 'Lebanon' Island in Dubai has put the development up for sale. (Gulf Business)
10:55 GMT
The owner of 'Lebanon' Island in Dubai has put the development up for sale.
Oil prices continued to rise on Thursday, after a lower than expected rise in U.S. inventories and Saudi renewed commitment to curtail production. (File photo)
10:48 GMT
Oil prices continued to rise on Thursday, after a lower than expected rise in U.S. inventories and Saudi renewed commitment to curtail production.
Samsung has today released a handful of new teaser videos for the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. Watch them here. (Pexels)
10:42 GMT
Samsung has today released a handful of new teaser videos for the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. Watch them here.
Saudi Minister of Energy Khalid Al-Falih. (AFP/ File)
10:28 GMT
Saudi Arabia is planning to double its natural gas production to 23 billion cubic feet per day in the next 10 years, Minister of Energy Khalid Al-Falih said on Wednesday.
UAE's travel and tourism GDP will increase from $18.7 billion in 2016 to $34.6 billion by 2026, with Dubai leading the way. (Shutterstock)
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The number of people working in the travel and tourism sector will increase from 317,300 in 2016 to 394,700 by 2026 in the UAE, according to a report.
The new tax comes on top of the value-added tax (VAT) and the already existing service tax. (File photo)
09:28 GMT
Guests staying in hotels and furnished apartments in Saudi Arabia will now have to pay more on room tariff by way of a newly-introduced municipality tax.

February 14, 2018

Thinking of buying a new phone? We've got the best smartphones of the year listed here. (File photo)
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Thinking of buying a new phone? We've got the best smartphones of the year listed here.
Hussain Sajwani, Chairman of Damac Properties. (File photo)
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Damac posted a nearly 47 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit, while full year profit dropped by 25 percent.
GCC countries are still far from adopting resolution regimes discussed during the financial crisis in 2008, a report says. (File photo)
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Banks in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are still far from the implementation of resolution regimes discussed during the financial crisis in 2008, says S&P Global Ratings in a report.

February 13, 2018

Show your love to your partner with these 5 creative gifts for Valentine's Day. (Shutterstock)
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Show your love to your partner with these 5 creative gifts for Valentine's Day.
The project took four years to complete. (Courtesy of Gevora Hotel)
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The Gevora Hotel in Dubai will from today lay claim to be the "world’s tallest hotel".
A new survey showed Beirut ranks as the world’s eighth most expensive city in terms of the cost of living for expats. (Shutterstock)
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A new survey showed Beirut ranks as the world’s eighth most expensive city in terms of the cost of living for expats.
Hotels across Dubai had something to cheer about in January: they all saw more guests coming in, especially Russians. (Mohamed El-Shahed/ AFP)
12:24 GMT
Hotels across Dubai had something to cheer about in January: they all saw more guests coming in, especially Russians.
The new Jeddah Downtown. (Courtesy of The Saudi Gazette)
11:48 GMT
Here are the 10 highest value development projects in Saudi Arabia, according to the latest ‘Top Projects in Saudi Arabia’ report prepared by the BNC Network.

February 12, 2018

In 2015, Turkey’s rate of tobacco usage for males was 39.5 percent and for females 12.4 percent. (Shutterstock)
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In 2015, Turkey’s rate of tobacco usage for males was 39.5 percent and for females 12.4 percent.
In this article, career expert Rania Oteify explores the top mistakes that can kill your career. (Shutterstock)
12:43 GMT
In this article, career expert Rania Oteify explores the top mistakes that can kill your career.
Good news: Jordan improved four ranks in the environmental sustainability dimension for 2017. (Shutterstock)
12:27 GMT
Jordan's ranking in the World Energy Council’s Trilemma 2017 Index dropped 12 positions to 87 out of 125 countries, Petra reported.
Borrowing money from friends is not different from asking for a loan from the bank. Here are tips to guide you. (Shutterstock)
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Borrowing money from friends is not different from asking for a loan from the bank. Here are tips to guide you.
The report, by Arabian Travel Market (ATM), found that religious tourism in the kingdom is still driving demand. (AFP)
11:41 GMT
According to a report, recent reforms in Saudi Arabia will drive growth in the hospitality market by 13.5 percent over the next few years.
In 2016, Oman raised the tax on tobacco by 100%, along with other GCC states. (Shutterstock)
10:28 GMT
Oman is set to double its tax on tobacco products, senior officials at the Ministry of Health announced on Sunday.
The majority of UAE residents (62 percent) expect the introduction of VAT to be a challenge for the country, according to a survey by YouGov. (Shutterstock)
10:22 GMT
The majority of UAE residents (62 percent) expect the introduction of VAT to be a challenge for the country, according to a survey by YouGov.

February 11, 2018

12 years ago, Hezbollah and Israel were left gutted by a summer war that was costly for both sides. Another crisis could be looming. (Mahmoud Zayyat/ AFP)
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12 years ago, Hezbollah and Israel were left gutted by a summer war that was costly for both sides. Another crisis could be looming.
Step 1: Pay off all your debts as soon as you can, and stay out of debt. (Pixabay)
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In this article, personal finance experts give us 10 essential tips on how to save money.
Calling Bitcoin the 'biggest bubble in human history', economist Nouriel Roubini predicts that the virtual currency will crash to zero value. (Shutterstock)
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Calling Bitcoin the 'biggest bubble in human history', economist Nouriel Roubini predicts that the virtual currency will crash to zero value.
The lifting of U.S. sanctions, hailed by many, has simply proved to be the starting point for utter disaster in the Sudanese economy. (AFP)
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The lifting of U.S. sanctions, hailed by many, has simply proved to be the starting point for utter disaster in the Sudanese economy, writes Eric Reeves.
Setting up the Apple HomePod is a very straightforward affair. More about Apple's latest gadget in this article. (AFP/ File)
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We've just got a first review for the Apple HomePod, and we love it.
In a poll, Gulf News asked 2,548 people if they would be able to produce Dh1,000 ($272) right away for an emergency. The results are shocking. (Pixabay)
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In a poll, Gulf News asked 2,548 people if they would be able to produce Dh1,000 ($272) right away for an emergency. The results are shocking.
Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Saturday launched the ‘Museum of the Future’ due to open in 2019. (Courtesy of Dubai Media Office)
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Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed on Saturday launched the ‘Museum of the Future’ due to open in 2019.
In April last year, Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum decreed that disabled people would be known as ‘people of determination’. (Credit: Antonie Robertson)
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Dubai-based companies that are owned by people with disabilities, or ‘people of determination,’ are set to get new business perks from the government.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman has given the water sector a boost with $46.6 million to spend each year on mobile desalination plants. (File photo)
12:11 GMT
Saudi Arabia's King Salman has given the water sector a boost with $46.6 million to spend each year on mobile desalination plants.

February 8, 2018

Over 15 million tourists visited the emirate in 2017, according to data from Dubai Tourism. (Shutterstock)
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Over 15 million tourists visited the emirate in 2017, according to data from Dubai Tourism.
The revenues from oil and gas exploration will dramatically change the face of Lebanon, according to estimates. (Shutterstock)
12:40 GMT
Bank Audi estimated that Lebanon will generate over $200 billion in net revenues from the promising offshore gas exploration.
If you’re looking for a new premium TV, make sure you look for these important features. (File photo)
11:58 GMT
If you’re looking for a new premium TV, make sure you look for these important features.
Loving your job role or field of work is not enough and your satisfaction with a job relies on so much more than the role, the pay and the industry. (Shutterstock)
11:51 GMT
Loving your job is not enough for it to be perfect and your satisfaction with a job relies on so much more than the role, the pay and the industry.
Analysts expect a correction in oil to the $59 level of support. See this chart. (Shutterstock)
11:38 GMT
Analysts expect a correction in oil to the $59 level of support. See this chart.
Tunisia, Sri Lanka and Trinidad and Tobago are now on the EU's money laundering blacklist. (Shutterstock)
11:07 GMT
Tunisia, Sri Lanka and Trinidad and Tobago are now on the EU's money laundering blacklist, according to a press release recently posted on the European Parliament's website.

February 7, 2018

Several years ago, 'middle class' as a political and social concept was not in circulation in Jordan. Things are different now. (AFP/ File)
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Several years ago, 'middle class' as a political and social concept was not in circulation in Jordan. Things are different now.
Last year alone, millionaires had $5 billion worth of vintage Porches, Ferraris, Aston Martins and other classic vehicles parked in private garages. (Shutterstock)
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The world’s super rich are now increasingly moving away from the traditional way of investing, according to wealth experts.
Turkey produced 37.5 million tons of crude steel in 2017, according to industry body. (Shutterstock)
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Crude steel production in Turkey rose to an all-time-high in 2017, reaching over 37.5 million tons.
Here are the top 10 smartwatches you can buy in 2018. Which one is your favorite? (Shutterstock)
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Here are the top 10 smartwatches you can buy in 2018. Which one is your favorite?
The sharp decline in world's stock markets in recent days will not lead to postponing the issuance of bonds by Egypt, according to a source at the Central Bank of Egypt. (Pictured here: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi/ AFP)
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An official source at the Central Bank of Egypt said that the crisis in the global stock markets will not affect government plans to issue new international bonds.
Egyptian tycoon Naguib Sawiris features in a new video that hopes to contribute to reshaping investment in Egypt. Watch it here. (Naguib Sawiris/ Facebook)
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Egyptian tycoon Naguib Sawiris features in a new video that hopes to contribute to reshaping investment in Egypt.
A weak dollar means the potential for a global currency war is strong. (File photo)
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A weak dollar is in the interest of America, but it also means entering a currency war that would cause serious damage to the global economy.
Turkey intends to do its own 'unique work' on cryptocurrency, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Tuesday. (Pixabay)
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Turkey intends to do its own 'unique work' on cryptocurrency, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Tuesday.
After banking on oil for decades, Saudi Arabia is now trying to tie its future to another resource it has in abundance: sunlight. (File photo)
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Saudi Arabia is trying to tie its future to another resource it has in abundance: sunlight. Will this new strategy pay off?
In 2013, Jordan and Iraq agreed on the idea of the 1,700-kilometer (1,000-mile) pipeline to run from Basra to Aqaba at a cost of $18 billion. (Shutterstock)
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The project aims to export Iraqi oil with the pipeline passing through Jordan while supplying Jordan with some of its oil needs.

February 6, 2018

Here are the four types of job applicants employers hate more than anything. Are you one of them? (Shutterstock)
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Here are the four types of job applicants employers hate more than anything. Are you one of them?
Intel has discovered a way to pack in only the necessary tech in its own take on smart glasses. Ladies and gentlemen, meet 'Vaunt'. (Photo: Tech Radar)
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Intel’s own take on smart glasses has been unveiled, it’s called 'Vaunt'.
A chemical used in McDonald's fries could cure baldness, scientists claim. (Shutterstock)
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A chemical used in McDonald's fries could cure baldness, scientists claim.
The sell-off across world stock markets on Monday sent investors rushing into the dollar, helping the US currency perform well against the euro, British pound and other commodity-linked currencies. (Jewel Samad/ AFP)
12:55 GMT
From the Dow Jones crisis to Bitcoin, here are the top five things you should know in global markets today.
The new housing policy is part of Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Vision 2030 for economic transformation in Saudi Arabia. (File photo)
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Saudi Arabia plans to spend SR120 billion ($32 billion) on subsidized home loans in a bid to privatize its housing market, according to Bloomberg.
Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 7.1 percent to 21,087.71 by early Tuesday afternoon, after a wild day for U.S. stock markets. (AFP)
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Shares tumbled in Asia on Tuesday after a wild day for U.S. markets that resulted in the biggest drop in the Dow Jones in six and a half years.
Among Middle East markets, only Iran came out with a strong demand, up 12 per cent to 45.4 tonnes, according to World Gold Council data. (AFP)
10:14 GMT
Among Middle East markets, only Iran came out with a strong demand, up 12 per cent to 45.4 tonnes, according to the World Gold Council (WGC).

February 5, 2018

Companies will pay a fine of SR2,000 ($533) if found to be keeping a worker’s passport, residence or medical insurance card without consent. (AFP/ File)
16:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia on Monday announced new penalties for companies that violate the country’s labor laws, one of which is keeping a worker’s passport against their will.
The starting salary is Dh9,500 per month + benefits. (Shutterstock)
15:21 GMT
Dubai's flagship airline Emirates is looking to expand its cabin crew team.
Spending money increases as you progress in life. Here's how to determine your priorities and boost your income, step by step. (Shutterstock)
15:03 GMT
Spending money increases as you progress in life. Here's how to determine your priorities and boost your income.
This Super Bowl ad featuring Tyrion Lannister and Morgan Freeman is the thing "we never thought we needed". We love it! (Screenshot/ YouTube)
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This Super Bowl ad features a rap battle between actors Peter Dinklage and Morgan Freeman, and the internet is going crazy!
The first Ryanair route from Paphos, Cyprus to Amman will begin in March, and will sold from €19.99. (Shutterstock)
12:48 GMT
The first Ryanair route from Paphos, Cyprus to Amman will begin in March, and will sold from €19.99.
We may now know everything about the Nokia 7 Plus thanks to a big leak. The phone is likely to be announced at MWC 2018 in Barcelona later this month. (Baidu/ ithome)
12:30 GMT
We may now know everything about the Nokia 7 Plus thanks to a big leak.
Egypt is hosting its first Fintech conference titled “Seamless North Africa” on February 6-7 to revitalize the country’s digital economy. (Shutterstock)
09:50 GMT
Egypt is hosting its first Fintech conference titled “Seamless North Africa” on February 6-7 to revitalize the country’s digital economy.
Russia and America
09:24 GMT
The flow of funds from Russia into the United States has been discreet but protracted and has taken unpredictable guises, such as the controversial TNK-BP mega deal in 2013.
Riyadh has announced the launch of a massive project to provide 10,000 jobs for young Saudi men and women. (AFP/ File)
08:47 GMT
Riyadh has announced the launch of a massive project to provide 10,000 jobs for young Saudi men and women.

February 4, 2018

In the global ranking of ‘Top 20 mainline airlines by OTP’, Qatar Airways has secured 10th place. (File photo)
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In the global ranking, Qatar Airways has secured 10th place.