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Jordan solar fully financed Subscription Required

28 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

All round-one projects have reached a financial close

Algeria plans 1,446km gas pipeline expansion

Algeria ready to relaunch Galsi Subscription Required

28 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Prime Minister says the $3bn pipeline is part of a new regional vision

Moody’s improves Tunisia outlook

Moody’s improves Tunisia outlook Subscription Required

27 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Agency affirms rating

Sonatrach told to invest more in hydrocarbons

Sonatrach told to invest more in hydrocarbons Subscription Required

27 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Algeria’s prime minister says potential not sufficiently exploited

Wind farm

Jordan signs wind power purchase agreement Subscription Required

27 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

First wind project on feed-in tariff scheme to progress

Amman

Jordan sees energy investment boost Subscription Required

27 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

$6.9bn of agreements inked at World Economic Forum

Tunisia shooting

Tunisian soldier kills eight Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Government denies terrorism link

Traffic in Beirut

Lebanon must improve trade deficit Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Lebanon must find ways to improve trade deficit with exports declining by 25 per cent since 2011

Solar panels

Jordan solar projects close financing Subscription Required

25 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Latest projects in first round reach a financial close

Military campaign: The Houthis consolidated control

Houthis claim to have shot down Saudi plane Subscription Required

25 May 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Riyadh declined to comment on the claims by Shia forces in Yemen

Sonatrach

Sonatrach names new CEO Subscription Required

25 May 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Amine Mazouzi becomes fifth chief executive in as many years at Algerian oil major

Lebanon spends $1bn arms grant

Lebanon to tackle infrastructure bottlenecks Subscription Required

24 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Beirut to increase capital expenditure on infrastructure following years of limited government spending

Jordan

Jordan plans $20bn of projects Subscription Required

24 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

2025 plan will be largely driven by public private initiatives

Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi

US commits to Tunisia’s security Subscription Required

21 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Tunisian leader on state visit to Washington

Morocco power output 2013

Acwa reaches financial close for solar scheme Subscription Required

21 May 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Developer was selected as preferred bidder in January

Oil industry

OMV upstream production drops Subscription Required

20 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Company blames drop on security problems in Libya and Yemen

Mena solar spending forecast

Jordan receives tariffs for solar programme Subscription Required

20 May 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Four groups will be selected to develop 50MW photovoltaic solar plants

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Chinese bank to issue debt on Dubai markets Subscription Required

19 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Medium-term notes to be issued over 12 months

Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Reshuffle postpones Algeria economic conference Subscription Required

18 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Industry, energy and civil infrastructure projects expected to be unveiled at event

Mohamed Mursi in jail

Mursi protests in Turkey Subscription Required

18 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Protests in Istanbul as Turkish government shows support for Egypt’s banned Muslim Brotherhood

Analysis

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by country, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards listed by value

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by sector, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards listed by value

Saudi Defence Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (C) at a defence exhibition in February

MEED board report, May 2015 Subscription Required

7 May 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

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

Comment

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

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

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