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Middle East pushing for tech power play

In Dubai and Qatar, the royal families and western investors are trying to turn oil money into a Silicon Valley.

In Dubai and Qatar, the royal families and western investors are trying to turn oil money into a Silicon Valley.

Shell, ExxonMobil tout a cleaner fuel for megacities

The Axis powers tried to make gas from coal during World War II. New technology makes the process cleaner and more efficient.
November 23, 2005

Al Jazeera plans to go international in 2006

Arab news channel will try to woo people away from CNN and others. But first step will be finding a carrier.
November 23, 2005

Image problems lead to worker shortage in oil industry

Students seem uninterested in fields like geosciences, in part because the oil industry has failed to address issues like pollution.
November 22, 2005

Facing oil's expensive future

If you think it costs a lot to run your car now, just wait till 2030, when prices could climb 32 percent over current rates, says economist.
November 22, 2005

Dubai: 'Like Singapore on steroids'

reporter's notebook Life in the UAE nation may take some getting used to for Westerners, but many believe it holds the next big fortune.
Photos: Life in Dubai
November 21, 2005

Under India's shadow, Dubai squeezes into outsourcing

Indian companies are looking to outsource to more expensive Dubai. It's a way to keep employees on the job.
November 20, 2005

Passports passe in United Arab Emirates

Holders of Dubai's e-gate border control card can skip the passport line, swipe their card, leave a fingerprint and be on their way.
November 17, 2005

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Intel sets up VC fund for Middle East

Young businesses in China, Russia and now the Middle East get investments from Intel Capital.
November 15, 2005

Tech's next watering hole

perspective The weather's sunny and the office parks are home to U.S. companies. Is Dubai set to become a tech powerhouse?
July 29, 2005