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Paul Crompton
Paul Crompton

Paul J. Crompton is a former journalist for Al Arabiya English in Dubai. He regularly wrote features, profiles, and analyses on business, security and geopolitical issues and specialized in the history of the Middle East. Paul received a degree from the American University of Sharjah in the UAE. He has lived in the region for more than a decade.

Khalaf Al Habtoor awarded ‘columnist of the year’ by Al Arabiya English

The prominent UAE businessman slammed the controversial remarks made earlier this month by Donald Trump...

Lunch with APICORP’s Aabed al-Saadoun: riding the low oil market

The inevitable question on the future of oil prices - asked by business reporters everywhere - quickly comes up...

Will the rise in UK stamp duty tax put off buy-to-let expats?

The new levy, set to come into effect from April 1 next year, will increase stamp duty by 3% on additional rental properties...

Saudi minister: Arab states should step up cooperation over energy

Oil prices have hit lows not seen in over half a decade, as members of the OPEC cartel show no sign of cutting output...

Lunch with Stefan Viard of Vida Hotels: insight into Dubai’s hotel market

Stefan Viard, the manager of the Vida Hotel chain, believes that his two hotels can stand out amongst the 650-odd competitors in the city...

For many airlines, Egypt’s Sinai likely to remain off-limits: analysts

While Egypt and Russia dismiss growing fears that a bomb downed the Airbus A321, some countries and airline firms seem to be taking no chances...

KFC seeking legal action over knock-off chicken outlet in Iran

The U.S. fried chicken chain told Al Arabiya News that it was 'shocked' by the opening of 'Halal KFC' in the Iranian capital...

Trade of fake Louis Vuitton handbags under threat in Dubai

A new agreement between Louis Vuitton and Dubai’s trade authority will see the two cooperate to stamp out fakes being sold in the city...