Latest stories - Al Arabiya

Locked up: Finsbury Park Mosque detains journalist after tricky questions

The manager of the London mosque does not react well to one journalist’s questions about apparent ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.


Muslims ‘fearful’ amid row over UK hate-crime stats

Community groups rubbish police claims that Islamophobic crime is falling, with many victims proving reluctant to report incidents.

Hajj 2014: Warnings over UK ‘rip off’ agents

Makkah pilgrimages mark big business for British travel operators, amid warnings over fraudsters offering scam packages.

London papers rally for Scotland ‘no’ vote

Surprised by a poll suggesting Scots will vote for independence, mainstream UK media up their pleas for preserving the union.


‘Pop-up’ hotels firm Snoozebox in Qatar World Cup talks

London-listed portable-hotels firm says it is looking to enter the Middle East market, with events such as the Dubai Expo 2020 also of interest.

Making a living in the Arab world, $5 at a time

Scores of Arabs are offering to undertake tiny tasks for even tinier sums via the U.S. work website Fiverr – but do they make it pay?

Mideast retailers expect ‘hysteria’ over iPhone 6

Warnings of inflated prices and supply shortages when Apple’s latest smartphone, rumored to be unveiled on Sept. 9, hits the shelves.

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Latest stories - The National

Yoga Tablet 2 Pro with inbuilt projector one of Ashton Kutcher’s creations for Lenovo

Set for release in the UAE in mid December, Lenovo's new Yoga Tablet 2 Pro comes with an inbuilt projector – a rarity, but not a first, in the tablet market - and quadruple the audio power of the average tablet.

UK trade with GCC lagging behind, despite growth

The UAE is one of UK’s biggest regional business partners, with bilateral trade hitting £10.6 billion in 2012, and targeted to grow to £12bn by next year.

Ashton Kutcher’s latest role: front man for Lenovo

Global tech brands now hire celebs as 'experts' rather than brand ambassadors, with Ashton Kutcher's appointment as a 'product engineer' for Lenovo's latest range of tablets a prime example of the trend.

Dubai and Southall, London – two areas with more in common than one would think

One is a somewhat tatty London suburb, the other is famous as the home of the world’s tallest building but there are still similarities to be found.

The Dubai Mall – but not as you know it

At this Dubai Mall, abayas sell for just over Dh100 and visitors can get a haircut for Dh30, however, it does not quite have the prestige and glamour of its UAE namesake.

UK terror laws leave imams afraid to tackle ISIL

Imams have a duty to raise issues on extremism but fears of falling foul of the UK's anti-terrorism laws are stopping them, say terrorism experts.

10-year-old Emirati inventor with seven patents has much more to contribute

Even the gloomy British weather is a source of inspiration for 10-year-old Emirati inventor Adeeb Al Blooshi.

Edgware Road is a taste of Arabia in the City of Westminster

Edgware Road, north of Hyde Park, has had Arab visitors since the late 19th century but it was in the 1970s when the big influx came.

How safe is London? Most Arabs in the UK capital are not too worried, The National finds

Emirati vistors to London have said that they feel safe in most parts of the UK capital, despite a warning issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

German expat makes six-figure annual income from letting properties on Airbnb

Christian rents out his plush home on The Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, as well as a place in Florida and a ski chalet in Austria.

Legal grey area of residents subletting Dubai homes on Airbnb

More than 1,000 Dubai properties are on Airbnb ranging from plush villas on The Palm Jumeirah to shared dorm rooms in Bur Dubai — but residents renting out their homes via the website could be liable for a far bigger bill.


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