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Moncef Marzouki

Tunisia’s president stands for re-election Subscription Required

21 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Moncef Marzouki registers to run in November poll

Groupement Sonatrach Agip is seeking technical offers for a project to design, supply and install a centre for oil and gas compression in Algeria

Eni team tenders Algeria compression centre Subscription Required

21 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Facility to be located near country’s eastern border

Tunisia's interim Prime Minster Mehdi Jomaa

Tunisia’s Prime Minister will not run for presidency Subscription Required

18 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Announcement quashes speculation Mehdi Jomaa would stand as a consensus candidate

Tunisia

Medco Energi increases investment in Tunisia Subscription Required

18 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Indonesian energy company to spend $320m on developing new blocks

Yemen refinery

Yemen oil revenues drop by 30 per cent Subscription Required

18 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Decline in oil revenues comes after repeated attacks on oil infrastructure from armed groups

In Amenas refinery in Algeria

In Amenas bosses were 'warned of bloodshed' Subscription Required

17 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Inquest hears allegations that local worker made threats before terror attack

fertilisers

KBR wins Algerian fertiliser contract Subscription Required

17 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Fertial awards US engineering firm design contract to overhaul ammonia plants

Plant

Jordan signs fertiliser deal with Chinese group Subscription Required

17 September 2014 | By Mark Watts

State mining group plans to build $350m phosphates plant in Aqaba

In Amenas Algeria

In Amenas inquest set to begin in London Subscription Required

15 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Hearing will look at site security before the 2013 attack on the Algerian gas plant

Gas pipelines

Jordan looks to import Cypriot gas Subscription Required

14 September 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Amman continues drive to diversify energy imports

Obama said the US will send 475 military personnel to assist in the crackdown on Isis

Obama prepared to target Isis in Syria Subscription Required

11 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Washington outlines strategy for tackling terrorist group

Yemen

Rebels call for government to stand down in Sanaa Subscription Required

11 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Violence sparks fears of ongoing conflict in Yemen’s capital

Port

Yemen seeks consultant to supervise Aden port construction Subscription Required

10 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Beijing-funded project is being built by China Harbour

Irish oil and gas exploration firm San Leon Energy has acquired two stakes in southern Morocco from UK-based Petromaroc

San Leon Energy acquires South Morocco stakes Subscription Required

10 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Irish exploration firm strikes deal with Petromaroc for interests in Tarfaya and Sidi Moussa

Wind farm

Morocco receives bids for 850MW wind projects Subscription Required

9 September 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Five groups are competing for the schemes

UK bank Standard Chartered's headquarters in London, the UK

Standard Chartered makes Jordan private equity investment Subscription Required

9 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Jordan investment will be UK bank’s fifth private equity deal in region

Morocco

Morocco’s government bond rating is upgraded Subscription Required

7 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Rating agency Moody’s changes outlook to stable

Electicite du Liban

Lebanon utility calls for end to strike Subscription Required

4 September 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Strikes over contracts have resulted in prolonged blackouts in some areas

Shia Houthis reject Al-Hadi's planned proposals

Yemen president dismisses government Subscription Required

4 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Move is an effort to appease Houthi protesters angered by planned subsidy cuts

In Amenas refinery, shortly after the hostage crisis in January 2013

Statoil and BP to resume normal operation at In Amenas Subscription Required

2 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Announcement comes 19 months after Algerian hostage crisis

Analysis

Fervour: Houthi supporters line a street in Sanaa, calling for a greater say in the make-up of the new government

Yemen's ticking time bomb Subscription Required

18 September 2014 | By Peter Salisbury

Escalating protests by Houthi supporters and increasing activity by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula mean Yemen is facing the greatest threat to its stability since the 2011 uprising

Lebanon water demand

Beirut’s water supply challenge Subscription Required

1 September 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Lebanon’s water supply is under increasing pressure as demand for potable water climbs higher. Beirut hopes new water transmission infrastructure plans will make up the shortfall

Algeria natural gas net exports

The struggle to boost Algerian gas Subscription Required

6 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Algiers is unlikely to be able to significantly increase exports in the short term, despite rising demand

Rigs operating in the Middle East and North Africa, June 2014

Middle East rig count on the rise Subscription Required

31 July 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

The region is now the world’s second-biggest market for operating oil rigs

Comment

Security forces supporting anti-government Huthis protesters in Yemen

Yemen cannot trade present for future promise

18 September 2014 | By Peter Salisbury

State is in danger of being ripped apart

Syria's President Bashar a-Assad

Respite from cold for Al-Assad

4 September 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

The West might have to ask the Syrian leader for assistance in stamping out jihadist group Isis

Pylon

Energy key to Jordan’s security

21 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Amman has been forced to buy expensive fuel oil to meet the shortfall in gas supplies

Mining

Morocco’s chance to lead the pack

7 August 2014

With the right management from Rabat, Morocco can become a global phosphates superpower

In Amenas gas facility in Algeria

Ukraine’s crisis is Algeria’s opportunity

7 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Tensions between Europe and Russia revive a long-stalled gas project, but enthusiasm may turn out to be short-lived

Solar

Lesson of Jordan’s renewables delay

24 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Amman’s alternative energy setback could prove a valuable lesson for the country and the wider region

Renewable energy

Jordan sets model for renewables Subscription Required

12 June 2014

Amman has progressed with 12 solar projects, paving the way for other countries in the region to follow suit

Syria votes

Syria’s political divide set to deepen Subscription Required

5 June 2014

The opposition’s views have been trampled by the recent elections that reinstated Al-Assad as president, and tensions are set to increase

Yemen

Hopes rest on federalism model for Yemen Subscription Required

6 March 2014 | By Peter Salisbury

With a decree on Yemen’s devolution imminent, the current government believes the unity of the country relies on abandoning centralisation

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