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UK seeks release of Briton facing 350 lashes in Saudi Arabia

Karl Andree, 74, was jailed for 12 months in August last year after being caught with homemade wine in Saudi

UK’s Cameron urges Saudi Arabia not to execute Shi’ite protestor

Ali al-Nimr was handed the death penalty after taking part in demonstrations in Saudi Arabia’s eastern province

Exclusive: UK subsidiary of Nigeria’s Access Bank to open Dubai office

The bank aims to help facilitate investments from the Gulf region into Africa, primarily Nigeria, says CEO

Egypt summons UK ambassador over criticism of Al Jazeera trial

British Ambassador John Casson said that Egypt’s stability should be built on freedom of the press and freedom of expression after the court sentenced the three journalists to prison

Freed UK hostage says ‘grateful’ to the UAE for the rescue mission

Bob Semple, a petroleum engineer, was working in the Hadramaut area in Yemen when he was kidnapped in February 2014

Britain reopens ransacked embassy in Tehran

Britain had operated without an embassy since Iranian protesters stormed its two main diplomatic compounds in Tehran on Nov. 29, 2011

RBS ends plan to sell UAE transaction services to ADCB

The deal was called off in part because ADCB asked at a late stage to select which of RBS’ customers it would take, sources said

LuLu group buys London’s Great Scotland Yard building for $170m

The iconic building is currently being converted into a five-star hotel

Kuwaiti MPs head to UK to check on sovereign wealth fund’s London office

They plan to check how investments are being made and whether enough official oversight exists

Damac subsidiary launches Versace branded project in London

Located in the Nine Elms regeneration area, the 50-storey project is slated for completion in 2020

Dragon Oil agrees to ENOC’s increased takeover bid

Dubai-based ENOC’s offer values Dragon Oil at around $5.75bn

Emirates obtains naming rights for UK’s Spinnaker Tower

The structure, situated in Portsmouth, will be renamed Emirates Spinnaker Tower and rebranded in red.

Europe should consider World Cup boycott to oust FIFA’s Blatter – UK

Blatter, 79, won a vote on Friday to serve a fifth term as FIFA president even as the soccer body is mired in corruption scandals.

Top Egypt Medical Firm Sees London IPO 11 Times Oversubscribed

Integrated Diagnostics Holdings priced its offering of 65.2 million shares at an $4.45 per ordinary share.

United Kingdom Votes In Most Unpredictable Election In Decades

Final opinion polls showed PM David Cameron’s Conservatives and Ed Miliband’s opposition Labour Party almost in a dead heat.

RBS Returns Qatar Banking licence, Country Head Departs

RBS, 79 per cent owned by the British government, is shrinking its corporate and institutional banking business in the Middle East.

Etihad To Start Second A380 to London From May 1

Two of the airline’s three daily flights to London will now be operated by the jumbo jet.

Emirates Launches Second Daily A380 To London Gatwick

Capacity rise on key London route coincides with arrival of its 60th A380 aircraft

Dubai Developer Damac Considers London Tower Investment

The project in central London comprises 450 residential units as well as Grade A offices and retail space.

CEO Of Bank of London and The Middle East To Resign In June

Humphrey Percy, who has served as CEO since August 2006, will also step down as a board member of the bank, BLME said.

UAE Court Sentences Six Iranians To Life In Jail Over British Businessman’s Kidnap

Abbas Yazdi, a businessman of Iranian descent who owns a general trading company in Dubai, disappeared in June 2013.

UK Businessman Takes Emirates To Court Over Lost Luggage

Abrar Khan claimed the airline refused to compensate him after losing his luggage en-route to Dubai.

Prince Charles To Tell Saudi King To Halt Blogger’s Flogging – Report

Charles embarked on a six-day tour of the Middle East this weekend.

NMC Health Planning To Dual-List In Abu Dhabi This Year

Three Abu Dhabi firms have listed in London since 2013: Al Noor Hospitals, Gulf Marine Services and NMC Health.

Abu Dhabi Bourse CEO Says Most London-Listed Local Firms Agree Dual-Listing

Three Abu Dhabi firms have listed in London since 2013: Al Noor Hospitals, Gulf Marine Services and NMC Health.

Ultra Electronics Says Oman Airport IT Contract Terminated

The contract was worth about 207 million pounds when won in 2011.

Lord Mayor Of London To Visit UAE To Boost Finance Ties

Alderman Alan Yarrow will visit Abu Dhabi and Dubai during his trip next week, part of wider 12-day GCC visit.

UK Minister Says Deplores Saudi Activist’s Flogging, Plans To Raise Matter

Saudi has come under pressure from Western countries over its punishment of activist and writer Raif Badawi.

Middle East’s Integrated Diagnostics Plans UK Listing

Up to 45 per cent of IDH could be listed, the company said.

Canary Wharf Owner Tells Investors To Reject $4bn Qatar Takeover

Songbird Estates said the 350 pence per share cash offer did not reflect the value of its property of growth potential.