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Other Countries News and Analysis

Casablanca tramway

Casablanca pioneers big data use in public transportSubscription

Real-time capture of passenger data improves efficiencies

Amman, capital of Jordan

Jordan plans tram within five yearsSubscription

Tender for 180 buses to be released by mid-2016

Network cable with fibre optics

Officials implicated in Lebanon internet scandalSubscription

Telecoms and private firms alleged to be complicit

Transport masterplans still a priority

Public transport remains high on government agendaSubscription

Delays or moving targets not unique to the region

Aqaba, Red Sea, Jordan

Jordan outlook downgraded to negativeSubscription

Grim outlook triggers revision of rating from stable to negative 

Algeria tenders major road feasibility study

Maghreb transport sector faces uncertaintySubscription

Oil prices factor in for future expansion strategy

France's President Francois Hollande

France plans $1.1bn loan to JordanSubscription

Part of the aid said to support state budget

Yemen war

US mulls military support in Yemen warSubscription

US currently provides intelligence support to Saudi-led coalition

Wind power

Morocco negotiates for wind farm loansSubscription

Development banks committed to wind project

Moody’s improves Tunisia outlook

Tunisia to see gradual recoverySubscription

IMF downgrades growth projections

Istanbul in Turkey

QNB gets approval for Turkey acquisitionSubscription

$3bn acquisition to go ahead

Constantine Alstom

Algerian train joint venture expands scopeSubscription

Trams facility now to include regional and intercity trains

Saudi Brigadier-General Ahmed al-Asiri

UN truce in Yemen comes into effect Subscription

Ceasefire intended to allow delivery of medical and humanitarian supplies

Amman m 29729176

UAE developer expands into Jordan Subscription

Manazel Amman will be the company’s first project outside of the UAE

Amman, capital of Jordan

Jordan and IMF discuss new fund programmeSubscription

Final installment for the previous fund released in August 2015


Contractors appointed for Tunisia security systemSubscription

Firms to install US-funded surveillance system

Aerial view of oil rig in Sahara desert Algeria

Petroceltic caves on takeover bidSubscription

Offer values company at just £6.4m


Hill wins work on projects in Morocco and Saudi ArabiaSubscription

US firms will manage construction of schemes in Rabat and Riyadh

Wind power

Jordan signs wind power agreementsSubscription

Two new projects to go ahead

The Tangier Med port complex in Morocco

Dutch firm to operate major port in MoroccoSubscription

APM Terminals to operate Tanger-Med 2 port complex

Lord Tim Bell, Bell Pottinger

Advertising and strategic communications can defeat IsisSubscription

Bell Pottinger founder Lord Tim Bell says the communications industry must find a response to the terrorist group

King Fahd Causeway

Saudi-Egypt deal puts causeways back in the spotlightVideoSubscription

Progress on ambitious crossings has been mixed

Lebanon's Interior Minister Nohad Machnouk (second left)

Why Lebanon's moderates fear cooling Saudi relationsSubscription

If Lebanon’s Sunnis fail to regain outside support, they stand to cede ground to the extremists


Tackling urbanisation outside the GCCSubscription

Population growth, underlying social considerations, budget constraints and refugees pose different problems for North Africa and the Levant

Queen Alia airport

IFC steps up counter-cyclical investmentSubscription

Conflict and oil prices drive demand for development bank support


Morocco’s trade relations with EU hit low following court rulingSubscription

Rabat takes tough stance on Western Sahara in trade dispute with Europe