INTERNATIONAL. New York is famed as "the city that never sleeps" but London, reveals a new study, sleeps even less, as do over 30 other cities worldwide.
None sleepless than Cairo, the strife-torn capital of Egypt, which is today named the "world's most 24-hour" city by a study of the world's most round-the-clock metropolises.
But New York ranks a humiliating 32nd, behind London (17th), Paris (18th), Rome (27th) and an embarrassingly long list of other cities.
The first global ranking of the world's "most 24-hour" - or most nocturnal - cities, comes from analysing 120 million online chat
Posted: October 25, 2013
SAUDI ARABIA. The group, named the "26th October Women's Driving Campaign," called on the government to provide "a valid and legal justification" for maintaining the ban, and "not simply defer to social consensus."
Posted: October 18, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. A young Chinese couple are facing criminal punishment for "selling" their daughter and using part of the proceeds to buy an Apple iPhone.
Posted: October 18, 2013
UAE. One year campaign highlights the "coercive recruitment, and deplorable living and working conditions" of migrant labourers who are building the Guggenheim, the Louvre, and the Sheikh Zayed National Museum.
Posted: October 11, 2013
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi women are increasingly getting behind the wheel in defiance of a driving ban ahead of a nationwide campaign planned by female activists for later this month.
Posted: October 2, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Psychological stress was associated with a 21% greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a study of 800 Swedish women born between 1914 and 1930 who underwent neuropsychiatric tests periodically between 1968 and 2005.
Posted: September 29, 2013
SAUDI ARABIA. A Saudi cleric sparked a wave of mockery online when he warned women that driving would affect their ovaries and bring "clinical disorders" upon their children.
Posted: September 28, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Her remarks came at the fourth annual Global Citizen Awards where the Atlantic Council honored the President of Poland, Queen Rania, and world-renowned conductor Maestro Seiji Ozawa.
Posted: September 25, 2013
UAE. English Premier League clubs spent 630 million pounds on players' transfers in 2013, up 29% from 2012, according to analysis by Deloitte.
Posted: September 23, 2013
UAE. The licensing accord with the Luxembourg-based organizer of the project, was scrapped after it defaulted on payments and "didn't provide guarantees."
Posted: September 20, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Prominent philanthropist and businessman Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber's seminal book "Yes, the Arabs Can Too" updated and translated into English.
Posted: September 18, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. How and why could a Navy veteran with a history of disciplinary and anger management issues and firearms incidents stage a shooting rampage at a command facility down the road from Congress and the White House?
Posted: September 15, 2013
SAUDI ARABIA. Investment represents Gulf Opportunity Fund's 9th investment in the region.
Posted: September 12, 2013
UAE. Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Cares offers Masdar Institute faculty and students insights into sustainable humanitarian initiatives.
Posted: September 3, 2013
UAE. The scope of work for this US$113 million contract will be executed in coordination with Habtoor Leighton Specon and includes all incidentals MEP Works on the project scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Posted: September 2, 2013
UAE. The exercise, recently featured on a Discovery Channel TV documentary, took 49 days and cost more than AED36 million; Engineering first provides new diving venue in Dubai.
date:Posted: March 4, 2014
UAE. Healthcare delivery the Middle East dominated by public sector; Growing and aging population coupled with increasing total healthcare expenditures per capita boosting industry growth.