When President Bill Clinton announced in 2000 that Craig Venter and Dr Francis Collins of the National Human Genome Research Institute had succeeded in mapping the human genome, he solemnly declared that the discovery would "revolutionise" the treatment of virtually all human disease.
A $40 billion deal for Dubai firm Arabtec to build one million homes in Egypt may mark the start of politically-inspired Gulf investment in the country's creaking infrastructure, from housing to transport, power generation and agriculture.
Egypt's economy is recovering on
Newborns freezing to death in hospital incubators, doctors cutting off limbs to stop patients from bleeding to death, surging cases of polio: a new report published on Monday paints a dire picture of Syria's collapsing healthcare system.
The report, issued by charity Save the
Nearly two-thirds of women in the news media have experienced acts of intimidation, threats and abuse in relation to their work, ranging in severity from name-calling to death threats, a report said.
The most frequently reported acts were classified as “abuse of power or au
With little prospect of supersonic air travel making a comeback any time soon, flying between the Gulf and the US is likely to remain a testing experience for most passengers, writes Martin Rivers in the March issue of The Gulf.
The sudden disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner with 239 people aboard represents one of the rarest kinds of aviation disaster, and the mystery is compounded by uncertainty about which country's jurisdiction the plane came down in.
Take-off and, in particular, final
Drilling for oil and gas deposits outside North America has hit the highest level in three decades, led by big exploration and production programmes in the Middle East and Africa.
More than 1,300 drilling rigs have been operating on average over the last six months, the greatest
Formula One will look and sound different when the season starts in Melbourne on March 16, with new regulations and the introduction of a turbocharged V6 engine with energy recovery systems.
The following looks at the main changes for 2014, with the sport going through its most s
A breach between Qatar and some of its Gulf neighbours is a pivotal test for a three-decade-old union formed to stand united when threatened by common enemies.
The six neighbours have struggled for years to transform their alliance from a simple security pact into an integrated e
Germany's Lufthansa has announced plans to offer wirelessly streamed movies to passengers on trans-European flights, sparking a clash over the future of traditional seatback systems at the world's largest travel fair.
Europe's largest traditional network carrier said