A home of their own for Indian expats
Thanks to the fall in value of the rupee, many non-resident Indians find themselves well positioned to buy a property back home. But with elections coming up amid continuing uncertainty, timing is crucial.
In pictures: Dubai ‘ghost tower’ gets breath of life
Shams 1, a tower of 317 apartments completed by master developer Dubai Properties Group back in 2006, but has lain mostly empty throughout Dubai property's boom and bust years, is finally coming to the market.
In pictures: Dubai Police’s new super boat
As well as its fleet of supercars, Dubai Police now has a new super boat.
Siege of Syrian arms depot exposes chemical weapons fears
Detailed accounts describe military commanders from the US, Europe and Arab states scrambling to make sure the weapons did not fall into the hands of Al Qaeda-affiliated rebels after information emerged the bunker could contain sarin gas.
In pictures: 2014 Geneva Motor Show displays the stylish and conceptual
The 84th edition of the show opens its doors with a vast array of stunning cars, and creative design and engineering.
Milena Martinou is finding a way to get in her fitness kicks
Milena Martinou has a degree in finance and she does not have an aggressive streak. Remember that as she co-headlines Fight Night on Friday night at Du Forum on Yas Island.
March 6, 2014
A new album from Teodor Currentzis, the maverick Greek conductor who once billed himself as the saviour of the classical genre, is one of the freshest recordings in recent years, Feargus O’Sullivan writes.
February 27, 2014
The expat rock band White City have emerged as a driving force in Kabul’s nascent underground music scene, organising an annual festival in Afghanistan and, now, taking their sound abroad, writes Adam Workman
February 13, 2014
The latest album by Wild Beasts favours synthesisers over guitars, but still hews to the themes of previous works – weekend wildness, love, passion and the magic of the moment, John Robinson writes.
January 30, 2014
Nashville is enjoying a resurgence. New country artists are being lauded, the classic 1975 Robert Altman film about the city is being re-released and the iconic music of the legendary Buck Owens is showcased in a new two-CD set, writes Andy Battaglia
January 23, 2014
In African countries such as Ghana, the most innovative music is often found only on tape. But an American website is now making it available to the rest of the world, writes Dave Stelfox
January 16, 2014
A new book on the French pop genre yé-yé profiles the stylish women who captured the hearts and minds of the country’s youth in the 1960s, in much the same way as Beatlemania did on both sides of the Atlantic, writes James McNair.
January 9, 2014
The great American singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie is often remembered as an anti-establishment figure, but a new box-set collects work recorded for the US government, writes Dan Hancox.
January 2, 2014
The latest Miles Davis box set will be released as it was originally recorded – in monophonic form – and the result is a revelation, Andy Battaglia writes
December 25, 2013
In the past 12 months, several major composers had milestone anniversaries, including Wagner, whose music caused one of at least two controversies at La Scala, the famed Milan opera house, writes Feargus O’Sullivan
December 19, 2013
A trip to Mali by the musical collective founded by Blur’s Damon Albarn to record an album in October, coincided with the announcement by Islamists of a ban on music in the northern part of the country, John Robinson writes
December 14, 2013
Beyonce has released her new album in an unconventional way: she announced and dropped it on the same day, Friday, on iTunes. Here's our track-by-track review of the self-titled record.
December 14, 2013
Beyoncé’s surprise new album capped a year in which such releases became an increasingly viable tactic.
December 5, 2013
The 45th anniversary reissue of White Light/White Heat, the second release from the controversial 1960s avant-garde band The Velvet Underground, confirms its status as one of the most seminal albums in rock history, writes John Robinson
November 28, 2013
With a new live album, the once-wild Australian rock ‘n’ roll provocateurs Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds demonstrate a new-found sense of contentment, writes John Robinson.