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Twelve companies apply to prequalify for Ain Tsila

Twelve companies apply to prequalify for Ain Tsila Subscription Required

5 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Field development project is estimated to be worth $2bn

Gas compressor

Bonatti wins contract for compressor station Subscription Required

5 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Deal is worth $180m

Houthis guard Yemen's central bank

Coalition puts boots on the ground in Yemen Subscription Required

4 May 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Ground forces have been deployed against Houthis

Beirut in Lebanon

Lebanon seeks interest in water treatment plant Subscription Required

3 May 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Project is part of Greater Beirut water supply project

Syria

Al-Assad faces fresh chemical attack accusations Subscription Required

3 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Allegations loom over Syrian regime again

World Bank will finance Morocco projects

World Bank will finance Morocco solar projects Subscription Required

30 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Rural 25MW solar plants will be developed with loans

Oil rig

Petroceltic awards rig contract to Sinopec Subscription Required

29 April 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Engineering, procurement and construction tender to be issued in the second quarter

Resort construction

Tunisia gives Dubai developer ultimatum Subscription Required

29 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Developer told to start works or lose prime Tunis plot

LNG carrier

Floating regasification is on the rise Subscription Required

28 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

Egypt and Jordan install facilities in second quarter of 2015

Wastewater

New Al-Samra Wastewater expansion planned Subscription Required

27 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Feasibility studies to begin

Dead Sea

Jordan to move on Dead Sea Project Subscription Required

27 April 2015

Prequalification expected to begin in late 2015

Solar power

Tunisia tenders solar project Subscription Required

27 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Solar programme restarted

Tunisia GDP growth

World Bank prepares $4bn boost for Tunisia Subscription Required

23 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

First-quarter data highlights need for investment reforms

Saudi Arabia says the Yemen insurgency is being fuelled by Iran

Saudi Arabia-led coalition resume Yemen bombing Subscription Required

23 April 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Houthi rebels targeted hours after reports that forces had ended military operations

Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi

Saudi Arabia expected to place $1bn South Korean order Subscription Required

23 April 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

National shipping company expected to order 10 vessels to transport liquid hydrocarbon products

Abu Dhabi energy mix target

No time frame for Noor 1 tender Subscription Required

23 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Masdar shares renewables projects plans exclusively with MEED

Riyadh reluctantly joins Isis air strikes

Saudi-led coalition ends Yemen airstrikes Subscription Required

22 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

Riyadh to focus on finding political solution to Yemen crisis

US aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt

US sends aircraft carrier to Yemen Subscription Required

21 April 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Washington increases naval presence in the Arabian sea

Repsol's Sud Est Illizi concession

Gas discovery in Algeria Subscription Required

21 April 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Repsol makes its third find in the Sud-Est Illizi block

Possible route for the planned Algeria gas pipeline extension

Algeria plans 1,446km gas pipeline expansion Subscription Required

19 April 2015 | By Wil Crisp

State-owned utility issues tender for consultancy services

Analysis

US-based GE’s distributed power business finds promising markets in areas of volatility

GE sees opportunity in instability Subscription Required

27 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Firm’s CEO of distributed power talks about supply and generation challenges in region

Wind power a contender in North Africa

Wind power a contender in North Africa Subscription Required

23 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Latest bid prices put onshore wind in Egypt on par with gas generation

Abdelmalek al-Houthi

Yemen crisis – main players Subscription Required

22 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

A guide to the major actors in the ongoing Yemen conflict

Sudan election: Only 30-35 per cent of the electorate is reported to have voted

Al-Bashir is losing credibility Subscription Required

21 April 2015 | By Richard Nield

The low turnout for Sudan’s recent presidential poll could signal the beginning of the end for the incumbent leader, who has failed to deliver promised reforms

Saudi Arabia says the Yemen insurgency is being fuelled by Iran

Regional powers collide in Yemen Subscription Required

21 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

Fears of growing Iranian influence are behind Saudi Arabia’s military operation

Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne

MEED board report, April 2015 Subscription Required

8 April 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

Anti-Houthi protesters demonstrate in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz on 22 March. Houthi fighters opposed to Yemen's president took over the city in an escalation of a power struggle

A futile battle for power in Yemen Subscription Required

23 March 2015 | By Peter Salisbury

If the Houthis and Al-Hadi go to war, the outcome will only be one that leaves Yemen’s already impoverished economy moribund

The terrorist attack in March on the Bardo Museum in Tunis, which cost more than 20 lives, has thrown Tunisia’s fragile security situation into the international spotlight

Tightening security only way forward for Tunis Subscription Required

22 March 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Terror attacks such as the one on the Bardo Museum could send Tunisia spiralling into a vicious circle of deteriorating security, and the government must take preventive actions immediately

Comment

Renewable energy

Renewables market hotspots taking off Subscription Required

28 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Excitement over Egypt, but Saudi Arabia’s plans remain unclear

The US Navy sent the carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and its escort cruiser, USS Normandy, from the Gulf into the Arabian Sea on 19 April. A Pentagon spokesman denied reports the ships were on a mission to intercept Iranian arms shipments to Yemen

US increases involvement in Yemen conflict Subscription Required

21 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

Washington shows force against Iran as two sides close in on nuclear deal

Air strikes in Yemen

Yemen risks civil war Subscription Required

31 March 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

If handled incorrectly, Saudi Arabian intervention could lead to an all-out regional war

Yemen clashes

Yemen on verge of civil war Subscription Required

24 March 2015 | By Elizabeth Bains

Both sides of Yemen’s political and economic conflict must be convinced to return to the negotiating table

Bardo Museum attack

Tunisia's stability threatened Subscription Required

24 March 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Tunisia’s most lethal terror attack since 2002 has struck at the heart of the capital

Renewables

Jordan’s renewables plan gains momentum Subscription Required

24 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

First phase projects move toward financial close

Coal-fired power plant

Coal back on the agenda Subscription Required

27 January 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

GCC and North Africa look to coal for power generation

Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi (R) with Prime Minister Habib Essid

Tunisia's new government faces tough task Subscription Required

25 January 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Newly elected cabinet will need to ensure it can compromise to implement policies

Rabat leads the way with renewables

Rabat leads the way with renewables Subscription Required

13 January 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

North African state has most ambitious renewable energy targets in the region

UN needs to consider its options as Morocco drills in Western Sahara

UN needs to consider its options Subscription Required

13 January 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Inaction over Morocco’s drilling in the Western Sahara may not be the best policy

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