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Baruni unveils ‘desert’ inspired fashion collection

Baruni, a UAE- based women’s fashion brand, has unveiled its Autumn/Winter 2015 collection under the title ‘The Queen of the Sands’, inspired by the strength and regal qualities of the desert. The founder of the

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Hotels, shopping malls plan for underused land in Bahrain

A desert oasis of hotels, resorts and shopping malls is being planned for underused land in the southern half of Bahrain. The Southern Municipal Council yesterday revealed its plans to draw up a list of all government-owned land i

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Desert camp sites at risk in Bahrain are relocated

Dozens of desert camp sites in the Sakhir, Bahrain camping grounds have been relocated by officials over health and safety fears. More than 70 camp sites have been moved so far this season, after tents were pitched too close to hi

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UAE firms plan Egypt desert wheat venture

Egypt and two companies from its strong backer UAE have embarked on an ambitious plan to grow wheat in the desert that could boost the Cairo government's credibility if successful. Egypt, the world's biggest wheat importer

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Qatar runs covert desert training camp for Syrian rebels

At a desert base, Gulf state Qatar is covertly training moderate Syrian rebels with US help to fight both President Bashar al-Assad and Islamic State and may include more overtly Islamist insurgent groups, sources close to the matter say.

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UAE desert booms again, but builders face cash crunch

Look at computer models for the Venice-like Arabian Canal proposed for central Dubai, or the plans for the world's biggest shopping mall, and it seems as if the collapse of the UAE real estate market six years ago never happened.

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CIGS solar technology ideal for Mideast says Manz

Germany-based Manz AG, a leading high-tech engineering firm, said its copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) thin-film solar technology are less sensitive to dust, making the technology ideal for the Middle East’s desert climate.

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CIGS solar technology ideal for Mideast says Manz

Germany-based Manz AG, a leading high-tech engineering firm, said its copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) thin-film solar technology are less sensitive to dust, making the technology ideal for the Middle East’s desert climate.

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Investors urge desert land zoning in Bahrain

Bahrain could be losing out on millions of dinars of investments because authorities have still not defined areas of the desert that can be developed. The Southern Municipal Council said it has been contacted by several investors

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Saudi deploys 30,000 soldiers on Iraq border

Saudi Arabia deployed 30,000 soldiers to its border with Iraq after Iraqi soldiers abandoned the area, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television said on Thursday, but Baghdad denied this and said the frontier remained under its full control. Th

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