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Other Countries News and Analysis

Russian fighter jets

Turkey downs Russian jet near Syrian borderSubscription

Turkey is the first Nato member to shoot down a Russian plane in over half a century

Lebanon exports

Beirut seeks more Eurobonds in 2016Subscription

The new legislation allows the government to issue new Eurobonds of more than $3bn next year

Hezbollah fighters

Lebanon appoints US consultant to improve border securitySubscription

The neighbouring Syrian war has had a significant security impact on Lebanon

Aqaba, Red Sea, Jordan

Jordan to miss growth forecast Subscription

IMF may downgrade kingdom’s growth forecast for a fourth time this year

Road construction

Development bank prepares roads loan for Tunisia Subscription

Development lending for roads tops $700m in 2015

Moody’s improves Tunisia outlook

Tunisian assembly passes PPP lawSubscription

Project pipeline under study


France ramps up Syria air assault Subscription

France intensifies Syria airstrikes in response to Paris attacks on 13 November


Lowest bidder awaits Jordan's phosphate railway awardSubscription

JV proposed to build railway link within two years

Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah

Hezbollah says it will continue fighting Isis Subscription

Beirut bomb attacks understood to be targeting supporters of the Iranian-backed Shia militant group

Combined-cycle power plant

Morocco seeks adviser for $4.6bn gas-to-power projectSubscription

Project will involve building LNG terminal and 2,400MW capacity of power plants

Algeria gas field

Delays expected for Algeria’s Ain Tsila gas developmentSubscription

Tender documents were reissued in early November

Wind farms

Morocco receives bids for wind farmsSubscription

Wind farms will have a total capacity of 850MW


Social housing tendered in TunisiaSubscription

Saudi Arabia co-funds 4,650 residential units


Tunisia issues 4G telecoms tenderSubscription

There are 6.3 million mobile internet users in the country

Tehran in Iran

German bank fined over Iran transactionsSubscription

US continues to enforce financial sanctions

Container port

Tunisia to expand largest portSubscription

Expansion plans include adding two new quays

Air strikes in Yemen

Cyclone hits Yemen townSubscription

Recovery hampered by poor infrastructure and ongoing war

World Bank prepares $4bn boost for Tunisia

Tunisia’s ruling party in crisisSubscription

Split could topple government

Mediterranean coast in Tunisia

Tunisia secures more road loansSubscription

Total development lending for roads reaches $576m in 2015


Lebanon closes $1.3bn eurobond Subscription

Issuance includes swaps on older debt


The last resort for food security Subscription

A facility deep inside the Arctic Circle is playing a vital role in ensuring farming in the Middle East has a viable future

Entering Kobane

Rebuilding war-ravaged KobaneSubscription

Residents are returning to the town in northern Syria that was destroyed during fighting with Isis

Mena fiscal balance and GDP growth

Middle East oil importers struggle to balance booksSubscription

Boost from lower oil import bill wiped out by regional instability

Iran economic indicators, and oil production and exports

Conflict and geopolitical tensions weigh on Middle East oil exportersSubscription

For non-GCC exporters, breakeven oil prices are significantly above average prices

Hamad Port

The best and worst ports in the regionSubscription

The shipping industry in the Middle East and North Africa is recording solid growth, but such statistics mask the large gap between the best and the worst ports

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Turkey's projects pipeline bucks regional trendSubscription

While the GCC projects market slowing, due to lower oil prices, the Turkey market is one of the region’s biggest

Algiers, capital city of Algeria

Algeria's reserves eroded as oil prices remain lowSubscription

Reserves declined by 11.1 per cent during the first half of this year

Red Sea, Jordan

Jordan reserves rise on lower fuel billsSubscription

Cost of energy imports has fallen by a third


Lebanon’s reserves record insufficient growthSubscription

Spending on public wages and a trade deficit has meant Beirut is struggling to invest in infrastructure

In Morocco, some 800,000 housing units were empty in 2010

Cheaper oil boosts Morocco's financesSubscription

Financial reserves up 20 per cent on 2014

Tunisian soldiers and police patrol the area of Mount Salloum near Algeria's border in Kasserine, Tunisia on 4 July

Tunisia's reserves benefit from oil price fallSubscription

Recession this year has hit gains made in late 2014

Saudi Arabia says the Yemen insurgency is being fuelled by Iran

Turbulent times mean mixed fortunes for YemenSubscription

Ongoing military and civil conflicts stem economic progress

Samer Khoury, CCC’s president of engineering and construction

Interview: Adapting for a new era of low oil pricesSubscription

Samer Khoury, president of engineering and construction at Consolidated Contractors Company, on how he is changing strategies to counter the effect of low oil prices