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Gas plant

Petroceltic gets more timeSubscription

Activist shareholder considers takeover

Qatar Petroleum president and CEO Saad Sherida al-Kaabi

Qatar Petroleum invests in Moroccan oil explorationSubscription

Firm buys Chevron stake in offshore assets

Saudi soldiers

Saudi Arabia offers ground troops in SyriaSubscription

The use of ground troops has been discussed in the past

Oil rig

Six Opec members agree to emergency meeting, says VenezuelaSubscription

Two non-member states have also agreed to attend meeting if it is called

Syrian refugee children at the Al-Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq

Jordan appeals for help to handle refugeesSubscription

Country has received 600,000 UN-registered Syrian refugees

Gas storage tanks

Algeria asks contractors to prequalify for $1bn gas plantSubscription

Facility is due to be constructed at Rhourde el-Baguel oil field

Oil derricks

Six jailed in Algerian oil company corruption trialSubscription

Crimes relate to awarding of Sonatrach contracts


Saipem plans to appeal against pipeline fine in AlgeriaSubscription

Italian contractor has been accused of inflating the price of contracts

UN envoy Staffan de Mistura speaks to Syria's ambassador to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari (right) during the Syria peace talks in Geneva, Switzerland

Syria peace talks take place in GenevaSubscription

Main opposition bloc has decided to join negotiations

Water pipes

Iraq looks to China for oil project fundingSubscription

Sources say Baghdad is in talks with PetroChina over investment in $13bn project


Saudi delegation visits Istanbul for $240bn housing projectVideoSubscription

Riyadh is keen on involving Turkish contractors in building the megaproject 

China's President Xi Jinping (right) shakes hands with Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi

China's president signs Egypt finance dealsSubscription

Beijing builds Middle East ties


ABB wins Jordan solar contractSubscription

Swiss firm will provide electrical components for four solar plants

Solar: Amman is progressing renewables schemes to reduce its vulnerability to gas supplies

Masdar to develop 200MW solar project in JordanSubscription

Project will require investment of $300m

Container traffic

Chinese contractors win Algeria port projectSubscription

Contract is valued at an estimated $3.3bn

Telecoms towers

Lebanon weighs telecoms optionsSubscription

Government needs to make quick decisions following failed bidding process

Air strike in Yemen

Bomb hits hospital in northern YemenSubscription

Blast kills four and injures Medecins Sans Frontieres staff


Petroceltic close to bankruptcySubscription

Oil company unable to finance development of $2bn Algerian asset


World Bank cuts global economic growth forecastSubscription

Slow recovery in emerging markets will weigh heavily on growth in 2016

Tunisia Assembly of People's Representatives

Tunisia appoints new cabinetSubscription

Key ministers replaced

Youth bulge

Harnessing the youth bulgeSubscription

The increasing proportion of young people in the region means governments can achieve rapid economic growth through prudent job creation

Ahmed Badreldin, partner and head of the Middle East and North Africa region at Abraaj

Lucrative areas of focus for private equity investorsSubscription

Interview: Ahmed Badreldin, partner and head of the Middle East and North Africa region at Dubai investment firm Abraaj Group

Dubai takes up region’s solar mantle

Renewable energy contract awards up 450 per centSubscription

Market is set for further growth in 2016

Offshore oil rig

The outlook for oil and gas in 2016Subscription

Many of the projects in the region’s oil and gas pipeline are in states such as Algeria, Iraq and Egypt, where politics can have a substantial impact

Sonatrach told to invest more in hydrocarbons

Sonatrach's communication problemSubscription

International oil companies say dialogue is key to success for Algeria’s oil and gas sector

Basim saleh, ceo of philadelphia solar

Homegrown solar goes regionalSubscription

Basim Saleh, CEO of Philadelphia Solar, discusses the challenges of getting a feed-in tariff renewables project off the ground in Egypt

Gaza and West Bank

Warning signs in PalestineSubscription

The West Bank leadership look as vulnerable and weak as the economy it oversees