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Jica loans for Rades combined-cycle power plant and Medjerda river flood control projects

Tunisia confirms Japanese project financing Subscription Required

5 March 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Jica loans for Rades combined-cycle power plant and Medjerda river flood control projects

Bernardino Leon (third left), UN special envoy for Libya, attends a meeting with members of the Libyan General National Congress in Tripoli on 2 March

Libya’s rival governments to resume dialogue Subscription Required

3 March 2015 | By Wil Crisp

UN-mediated talks to be held in Morocco on 5 March

Protesters in Algeria

Shale protests turn violent in Algeria Subscription Required

2 March 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Forty police officers injured

Oil well

No commercial discovery for Kosmos Subscription Required

2 March 2015 | By Wil Crisp

The US company’s first exploratory well in Western Sahara disappoints

Libyan prime minister Abdulla al-Thinni

Libya accuses Turkey of supplying arms to rival government Subscription Required

1 March 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Internationally recognised government accuses Turkey and Qatar of supporting Tripoli-based rival

Algeria-Kenya energy deal

Algeria signs energy deal with Kenya Subscription Required

26 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Agreement will promote cooperation on oil, gas and power

Lebanon spends $1bn arms grant

Lebanon spends $1bn arms grant Subscription Required

24 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Authorities confirm weapons shipment will arrive soon

Deposed Yemen president Abdrabbu Mansour al-Hadi

Yemen president retracts resignation Subscription Required

24 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Yemen’s Abd-Rabby Mansour Hadi meets with loyal security forces in southern city as he rescinds resignation

Jordan power demand

Jordan’s solar projects move towards financial close Subscription Required

23 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Development banks funding solar photovoltaic plants

Photovoltaic solar power

Jordan receives 33 solar proposals Subscription Required

22 February 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Prequalification documents submitted for four 50MW projects

Gazprom says it is evaluating data from exploratory wells in Algeria

El-Assel decision to be made over next 12 months Subscription Required

19 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Gazprom says it is evaluating data from exploratory wells in Algeria

Water pipes

Jordan tenders water pipeline Subscription Required

15 February 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Water network upgrades to supply Syrian refugees

Oil price

Russia and Algeria discuss oil prices Subscription Required

15 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Cooperation between oil producing nations was discussed with Saudi Arabia

Assembly of People’s Representatives

Tunisia approves Essid government Subscription Required

5 February 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Assemby votes 166 to 30 in favour with eight abstentions

Morocco

Kuwait agrees $51m loan for water scheme Subscription Required

3 February 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Funds destined for Chefchaouen water programme in Morocco

Tunisia’s Prime Minister Habib Essid

Essid announces Tunisia cabinet names Subscription Required

3 February 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Prime Minister Habib Essid makes second attempt at forming a government for Tunisia

Essid returns to cabinet negotiations

Essid returns to cabinet negotiations Subscription Required

1 February 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Tunisia prime minister’s first proposal for cabinet rejected

Arab Bank Group's headquarters building in Amman, Jordan

Arab Bank posts 15 per cent profit increase Subscription Required

1 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Jordan bank increases lending by 3 per cent in 2015

Red Sea, Jordan

Jordan inks LNG supply deal with Shell Subscription Required

29 January 2015 | By Mark Watts

Kingdom to import enough gas to meet quarter of national electricity demand

Jordan still evaluating wind schemes

Jordan still evaluating wind schemes Subscription Required

29 January 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

At least four proposals are under consideration

Analysis

Lebanon public debt

Economy grows on cheaper oil prices Subscription Required

23 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

On paper, the Lebanese economy seems to be performing well, due to a lower energy import bill. But instability continues to trouble the country

China year of ram

China diversifies Gulf spending Subscription Required

17 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

China is expanding its spending in the Gulf beyond the oil and gas industry

Military campaign: The Houthis consolidated control

Yemen on the precipice Subscription Required

27 January 2015 | By Peter Salisbury

The political vacuum in Yemen since President Abdrabbu Mansour al-Hadi’s resignation has provided yet more uncertainty for the country’s future

Comment

Renewables

Jordan’s renewables plan gains momentum

24 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

First phase projects move toward financial close

Coal-fired power plant

Coal back on the agenda

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

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

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

13 January 2015 | By Wil Crisp

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

Tunisia's new Prime Minister Habib Essid

Tunisia's tough decisions yet to come

6 January 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Economic malaise will challenge Tunisia’s new government

Beji Caid Essebsi, leader of the Nidaa Tounes party, has claimed victory in Tunisia's presidential run-off

Tunisia takes final step towards democracy Subscription Required

22 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Beji Caid Essebsi expected to win presidency

Gas

Cancellation of South Stream bodes well for Galsi Subscription Required

17 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Decision on the Italy-Algeria pipeline expected in May

Tunisia’s election success has made it a symbol of what revolution can achieve

From revolution to democracy Subscription Required

6 November 2014

Tunisia’s success has made it a symbol of what revolution can achieve

Turkey finds itself on the same side as the GCC states with which it has had such difficult relations in recent years

Rebuilding trust Subscription Required

8 October 2014 | By Dominic Dudley

The Syrian war could lead to Turkey healing its rift with the GCC countries

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