Mohammed Al-Telbani, owner of one of Gaza's biggest food factories, is the sort of businessman plucky enough to thrive despite an Israeli blockade of the Palestinian coastal enclave, but even he says he is finally running out of answers.
With a new military-backed government
Invoking religious faith and desert folklore, Gulf officials proclaim wariness about a possible thaw in relations between their ally the United States and regional rival Iran.
A former Iranian official says the Islamic Republic and its neighbours should learn peaceful coexistence
Women's fitness has come a long way since skinny defined the ideal body and a muscled arm was cause for alarm. Fitness experts say as strong becomes the new sexy the gender divide has narrowed, if not closed.
From resistance training to power workouts such as barbell squats,
The ruling Congress party has a very big problem, and his name is Narendra Modi.
With no more than five months to go before nearly 800 million people choose their next leader, the prime ministerial candidate for the main opposition party has seized the initiative through rabble-r
The global ad market is on a path of steady recovery, with growth of 3.5 per cent forecast for 2013, followed by 5.1 per cent in 2014 and 5.8 per cent in 2015, according to the latest ZenithOptimedia forecasts.
This growth is being driven by digital innovations, with mobile, by s
The outlook for banks across the Mena region signals a diverging trend, with stable prospects for GCC banks contrasting with unsettled conditions in rest of Mena region, a report said.
The outlook is split between the buoyant operating environment for banks in the Gulf countries,
From political posters to bottles of wine and kitchen aprons, the face and name of Nelson Mandela are a potent commercial and political brand in South Africa. Little wonder it's so sought after - and the source of occasional squabbles.
Following his death on Thursday at the a
Al Qaeda-linked militants, drug smugglers and shadowy criminal networks stand in the way of the Somali federal government's hopes of hiring a foreign firm to manage the lucrative but run-down southern port of Kismayu.
One of only three deep-water ports in Somalia, Kismayu'
Iran's leading oil negotiator says Tehran wants Western oil companies to revive its giant ageing oilfields and develop new oil and gas projects once sanctions are lifted.
Mehdi Hosseini, in charge of revising Iran's oil investment contract, told Reuters that oil companies
Researchers cast doubt on the prevailing wisdom that vitamin D supplements can prevent conditions like cancer, diabetes and heart disease, saying on Friday low vitamin D may be a consequence, not a cause, of ill health.
The findings, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocri