- French Banks Get Choosy on Clients
January 18 2012 7:58 AM
French banks BNP Paribas and Natixis are to focus investment-banking activity on a select list of large clients to help preserve capital and cut debt amid the euro zone debt crisis, according to memos obtained by Reuters.
McDonald's Washes Lettuce in Washing Machine? Arabian Franchise Denies Claims
January 16 2012 3:41 AM
A the Middle East franchise of American fast food giant McDonald's has refuted allegations that lettuce is being washed in a washing machine, prior to being served to customers. The allegations were made after a crudely shot video clip, allegedly from a kitchen of an as yet unidentified McDonald's outlet, was uploaded on YouTube.
Building New York: SOM Reshapes Roosevelt Island
January 14 2012 1:45 PM
Robert Duffy of SOM is leading the design of Cornell's new campus at Roosevelt Island, which aims to be one of the most sustainable in the country.
Pakistan President Zardari Returns Home from Dubai Trip
January 13 2012 3:38 AM
Asif Ali Zardari returned to Pakistan on Friday from a trip to Dubai, his spokesman said.
Golden Globes Party Preview 2012: The Bubbly Will Be Flowing
January 12 2012 3:02 PM
Let the bubbly fun begin. By Golden Globes night, there will be more champagne bottles than attendees chilling at the Beverly Hilton.
Pakistan's Zardari Travels to Dubai Amid Government, Army Tensions
January 12 2012 1:11 PM
Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari left the country Thursday for a one-day private affair to Dubai, amid an escalating crisis between his civilian government and the Army, officials said.
'Sex and the City' Creator Says 'I’ve Moved On,' Will Not Make More Movies
January 12 2012 11:40 AM
If you've been desperately wishing for another Sex and the City movie to come out, you may as well be pining away for something as equally attainable as winning the lottery. During a press conference at a Television Critics Association in Pasadena, Calif. this week, Sex and the City creator Michael Patrick King said he has moved on from Carrie Bradshaw movies.
Japan to Cut Iran Oil Imports
January 12 2012 10:46 AM
Japan has joined the U.S. in its economic efforts to pressure Iran to abandon its nuclear program by agreeing to buy less Iranian oil.
Will Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Survive the Storm?
January 12 2012 2:28 AM
Asif Ali Zardari, under threat from a memo seeking U.S. help in preventing a coup by Pakistan's powerful generals, has never managed to dispel the notion he is an accidental president.
Skyscrapers Foretell Financial Collapse: Look Out China, India
January 11 2012 1:09 PM
When a country builds a skyscraper, a financial collapse will soon follow, a new report from Barclay's Capital -- suggesting investors should take a hard look at India and China.
- The Energy Report Wednesday January 11th 2012
January 11 2012 9:19 AM
What Is The Most Dangerous Job in Iran? Well these days it is probably being a nuclear scientist. Once again an Iranian Nuclear scientist was blown to smithereens. Now despite what you might think this had nothing to do a nuclear experiment gone bad, no it really has a lot to do with a bomb mysteriously placed below a Peugeot 405. It seems that nuclear scientists in Iran have some pretty cool cars.
Dubai Rising: An Aerial View of the Sprouting City [PHOTOS]
January 09 2012 3:29 PM
Dubai is sprouting like a mirage from the desert sands.
- Football Pitch-Sized Batteries Could Change the World of Renewable Energy
January 09 2012 2:39 PM
2011 saw huge advances in solar, wind and other renewable energy sources, and these advancements will continue into 2012. In fact 2012 could be the year that renewable energy sources start to seriously compete with traditional fossil fuels, at least that is the hope in the battle to reduce carbon emissions and our dependence on dwindling oil stocks. However a major problem with renewable energy sources is that they can rarely provide consistent power levels, due to a myriad of factors outside of...
Musharraf Promises Return to Pakistan, Pledges Political Comeback
January 09 2012 11:45 AM
Exiled former president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, has announced he will return to the country at the end of January to take the helm of his party's parliamentary election campaigning, as, he said, he is the only one capable of doing so.
Former Pakistani Envoy to United States Defiant in Coup Memo Hearing
January 09 2012 9:30 AM
Pakistan's former ambassador to the United States denied any involvement in drafting a memo that accused the army of plotting a coup and suggested on the first day of a Supreme Court commission on Monday he was being framed.
- ‘Lebanon Island’ at ‘The World’ Archipelago in Dubai Readying for Tourists (PHOTOS)
January 09 2012 5:43 AM
A part of The World, a man-made archipelago off the coast of Dubai, is reportedly ready to receive tourists. The island - supposedly Lebanon Island - has seen development activities recently.
- Beyonce’s Girl Ivy Blue Carter is a Million Dollar Baby: Her Diamond-Encrusted Pram is Reportedly Ready
January 08 2012 5:20 AM
Beyonce’s Baby Girl ‘Ivy Blue Carter’ is a Million Dollar Baby: Her Diamond-Encrusted Pram is Reportedly Ready
Limelight on Political Changes, Risks in Major Asian Economies in 2012
January 07 2012 5:51 AM
The Asian political canvas looks challenging in 2012, with government changes in key countries likely to surprise investors and businesses. The highlights are a once-in-a-decade leadership change in China, chances of an early general election in India, worsening uncertainty in Pakistani politics and general elections in South Korea, Taiwan and Malaysia.
West Readies Oil Contingency Plan if Iran Blocks Straits
January 06 2012 5:19 PM
Western powers this week readied a contingency plan to tap a record volume from emergency stockpiles to replace nearly all the Gulf oil that would be lost if Iran blocks the Strait of Hormuz, industry sources and diplomats told Reuters.
Auschwitz Used by Dubai Gym Ad to Promote Weight Loss [PHOTO]
January 06 2012 4:00 PM
Many post-holidays fitness campaigns feature buffed and bronzed babes frolicking on the beach, reminding us that bikini and swimsuit season is fast approaching and time to shed unwanted pounds. A Dubai gym and fitness center, however, took a slightly different approach by promoting an ad campaign using Auschwitz as the promotion for weight loss.