Oil rides into 2022 on bullish wave as demand fears fade

Movements in the price of oil are felt more keenly and quickly than any other commodity

Manchester City announces global partnership with Abu Dhabi’s Masdar

Masdar is focused on developing renewable energy projects across the Middle East and North Africa and broader international markets

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WHO official downplays coronavirus variant found in France

The variant was identified in 12 people in the southern Alps around the same time that omicron was discovered in South Africa last year

South Africa to stop quarantines as 80% have past infection

The authorities will conduct contact tracing only in case of a cluster outbreak

Here’s how biometric has changed the airport environment

Although the pandemic has affected the air travel industry, new technologies and contactless systems can eliminate the bottlenecks, says Osama Nawayseh, Middle East sales manager at Vision-Box

GCC-UK strategic partnership to create jobs and drive economic growth in the Middle East

The GCC and UK already cooperate in many areas including security, foreign policy, trade and investment

AD Ports Group signs multiple agreements for tourism and maritime enhancement projects in Jordan

It will be the first facility to be developed by AD Ports Group in the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan and its first cruise facility outside of the UAE

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Saudi forces destroy armed drones launched towards Abha and Jazan airports

The coalition later said that it carried out airstrikes on “legitimate military targets” in Sana’a

Voices from the top: Josette Rizk, director of institutional clients, MEA, Invesco

Invesco’s client-centric approach has enabled its EMEA business to grow in assets under management

Here are the foundational elements of Middle East’s digital economy

As core infrastructure like 5G grows across the region, optimising ICT infrastructure with a focus on sustainability is critical to building a flourishing digital economy, says Steven Yi, president, Huawei Middle East

Cover story: Dubai-based lawyer Shai Zamanian on how he is helping people migrate to the US

Zamanian aims to support families worldwide via immigration to the US. Here’s how he is bringing his goal to fruition

Advanced infrastructure and youth talent pave way for Jordan’s growing ICT sector

The government initiative ‘Jordan Source’ will facilitate and ease new investments into Jordan’s digital outsourcing economy and create more jobs for its digital talents

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Video: Saudi forces destroy ballistic missile targeting Riyadh

The interception resulted in scattered debris over some residential areas, with no damages reported

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Human Logic, Gamalearn collaborate to support region’s education sector

The organisations plan to integrate their technological solutions to boost the growth of the education industry

Saudi Arabia reports first case of Omicron virus in the kingdom

It is the first Omicron variant case reported in the Middle East and North Africa

OPEC+ warns of response as Biden poised for oil reserve release

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies will meet on December 2

Reliance pulls plan to sell oil-to-chemicals stake to Aramco

Reliance and Aramco had signed a non-binding letter of intent in August 2019 for a potential 20 per cent stake in Reliance’s oil-to-chemicals unit

GITEX Global: Interview with Massimo Cannizzo, CEO and co-founder, Gellify Middle East

Gellify, in collaboration with Azimut recently launched a $50m VC Fund to help MENA startups, with a focus on enhancing advanced technology-based innovation in the region

Airbus gets mega-order for 255 jets led by Wizz, Frontier

The deal for Airbus’s larger A321 model is valued at more than $30bn before typical industry discounts

The art of newsjacking

How the temporary outage on Facebook’s platforms was leveraged as a marketing opportunity by Twitter

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Saudi forces intercept another drone attack on Abha airport

The Abha International Airport has faced several drone attacks in recent months

New Arcapita venture to invest $2bn in US warehouses

The goal is to grow the portfolio to as much as $2bn in gross asset value across the top 25 US industrial markets

Indonesia wealth fund, DP World ink pact for port development

The two entities will form a consortium to explore long-term investment opportunities across the country

Dubai’s Emirates to resume services to Algiers

The resumption of flights to Algiers will boost the carrier’s African network to 21 destinations

Immertech introduces teleportation capsule at Expo 2020 Dubai

Voyager by Immertech, allows anyone to be transported to other places or relive events from the past without moving

GlobalFoundries, Mubadala raise $2.6bn in top-of-range IPO

The listing is the third biggest on a US exchange this year

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Saudi forces destroy armed drone attacks targeting Abha airport and Najran

The Abha International Airport has faced numerous drone attacks in recent months

Why closing cyber skills gap remains critical today

The threat landscape is unpredictable, with many moving parts as well as social and economic changes affecting it all of the time says Alain Penel, regional VP – Middle East at Fortinet

Xylem expands footprint in Turkey with acquisition of Anadolu Flygt

Prior to the acquisition, Xylem held 46 per cent shares of Anadolu Flygt

Family offices raise bets on startups in $418bn market

Family offices made up 4.2 per cent of the roughly 23,000 venture capital deals worldwide this year through August 31