This year the Middle East Architect power list is in two parts – the top 10 international figures who have a huge influence on the region and the 40 who have a continued presence in the GCC and show a commitment to this part of the world.
Losses from lower oil exports should sap up to $300 billion from economies in the Middle East and Central Asia this year, as countries in the region adjust to falling crude prices, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.
India has asked its refiners to slash oil buys from Iran in the next two months to keep the imports in line with the previous fiscal year’s levels, sources with knowledge of the matter said, days ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit to New Delhi.
It is time once again to unveil the world’s most affluent Arabs as they further their fortunes across the Middle East and beyond.
The U.S. military is planning to deploy more than 400 troops to help train Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State, along with hundreds of U.S. support personnel, a Pentagon spokesman told Reuters on Thursday.
In the garden courtyard of Esfahan’s famous Abbasi Hotel, surrounded by 300-year-old caravanserai-style rooms, I was in the company of an Iranian architect.
Mention of Dubai usually prompts images of tall buildings, pristine beaches and luxurious hotels.
World Cup 2022 hosts have turned away from policy of naturalising foreigners and have a homegrown lineup for Asian Cup.