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The Viceroy Hotel in Abu Dhabi

Dubai hotel group closes financing Subscription Required

1 September 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Syndicated finance includes Chinese banks

Solar

Four companies negotiating for Jordan solar projects Subscription Required

1 September 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Second round feed-in tariff bidders selected

Queen Alia International airport

Jordan records growth in air passenger traffic Subscription Required

31 August 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Year-on-year passenger traffic in July for main airport rises almost 30 per cent

Flowers are laid at the beachside of the Imperial Marhaba resort, which was attacked by a gunman in Sousse, Tunisia, on 28 June

Tunisia enters recession Subscription Required

30 August 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Tourism and industry struggles drag on economy

Istanbul in Turkey

UAE developer signs deal with Turkish group Subscription Required

30 August 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Dubai developer plans to expand portfolio into Turkish market

Lebanon presidential poll postponed again

Hezbollah supports street protesters in Beirut Subscription Required

27 August 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Hezbollah’s support of protests is an opportunistic move that may anger demonstrators

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (left) and Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi

Arab leaders meet Putin Subscription Required

26 August 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Security, nuclear power and industrial projects discussed in Moscow

US/Turkey agreement on air strikes on Isis positions in Syria

US and Turkey reach agreement over air strikes in Syria Subscription Required

26 August 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Turkey has been carrying out air attacks on Isis and Kurdish forces since July

Lebanon plans eurobond in September

Lebanon plans eurobond in September Subscription Required

26 August 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Government debt expected to reach 126 per cent of GDP

Dubai-based Abraaj Group has closed a second North Africa fund

Abraaj closes North Africa fund Subscription Required

24 August 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Investments raised surpass targets

Yemen war

Yemen edges into famine say UN body Subscription Required

23 August 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Latest escalation of violence could lead to starvation for one-fifth of population

Petroceltic invites bids for $2bn Algerian gas project

Petroceltic denies anonymous corruption accusations Subscription Required

23 August 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Dissident shareholder renews battle

A US Marine Corps F-35B joint strike fighter jet

US air strikes kill Isis deputy leader Subscription Required

23 August 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Hajji Mutazz was in charge of operations in Iraq

Beirut

Beirut protesters call for government to resign Subscription Required

23 August 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Politicians facing pressure over social and economic issues

Petroceltic invites bids for $2bn Algerian gas project

Petroceltic invites bids for Ain Tsila Subscription Required

19 August 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Four companies prequalify for the $2bn Algerian gas field development project

Water treatment

Morocco invites bid for water treatment plant Subscription Required

16 August 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Plant is first part of programme of projects to improve water supply in Moroccan city

Pura Vida fails to find oil in Morocco

Pura Vida fails to find oil in Morocco Subscription Required

13 August 2015 | By Joanna Justin

Australian energy company says it plans to plug and abandon its latest well

Gas discovery in Algeria

Amec Foster Wheeler wins Algeria contract Subscription Required

12 August 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Contract involves work at Hassi R’Mel

Hydroelectric power

Morocco prequalifies three for hydropower project Subscription Required

11 August 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Scheme is part of Rabat’s ambitious renewable energy programme

Algiers capital city of Algeria

Algeria launches tax amnesty Subscription Required

11 August 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Amnesty comes amid lower government revenues

Analysis

Protesters attempt to break a street sign near the government palace in downtown Beirut on 29 August

Beirut protesters struggle to find an effective strategy Subscription Required

1 September 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Demonstrators risk the interference of sectarian factions if unrest continues

Maghreb foreign direct investment, 2014

Algeria lags behind on foreign investment Subscription Required

20 August 2015 | By Paul Melly

In the Maghreb, both Morocco and Tunisia outstrip Algeria when it comes to foreign direct investment

Tunisia security

Region struggles to find answer to Isis advance Subscription Required

11 August 2015 | By James Gavin

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is gaining a foothold in the Maghreb, aided by the political turmoil in Libya and the failure of the international community to strike back

Officials from the Tehran Stock Exchange have said they will attend an international exhibition later this year to promote foreign participation on the bourse

Tehran exchange braced for fivefold gains Subscription Required

27 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Market is seen as last major untapped opportunity

Construction

Saudi Arabia dominates region's project finance sector Subscription Required

14 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Uncertain pipeline for second half of year, but 2016 shows promise

Comment

Austyn Allison

Morocco leads North Africa investment Subscription Required

25 August 2015 | By Austyn Allison

Country is regarded as safest and most stable in North Africa

Philippa Wilkinson

A devastating blow for Tunisia Subscription Required

29 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Tunisia needs aid now, not after it sinks into chaos

Hossam Abougabal

Tunisia assault could cripple North African tourism Subscription Required

28 June 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Tunisia attack also bad for Egypt and Morocco tourism

Kevin Baxter

Where next for Opec? Subscription Required

9 June 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

A new era of diversity in supply is sending shockwaves through the organisation

Syrian war: The conflict is now in its third year

Diplomacy has few advocates in the Middle East Subscription Required

2 June 2015 | By Dominic Dudley

More than 100,000 lost their lives in 2014

Philippa Wilkinson

Renewables financing deals show opportunities Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Financing for renewables projects still relies on development banks

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

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