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Senate members support Iran deal

Senate members support Iran deal Subscription

3 September 2015 | By

Obama now has enough support to override opposition

Frigate

Saudi Arabia looks to buy US warships Subscription

3 September 2015 | By

Deal valued at more than $1bn

Workers mobilised for Kuwait oil gathering centre

End of Iran sanctions to usher in cheap oil era Subscription

3 September 2015 | By

Iran’s spare oil capacity is only second to Saudi Arabia’s


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Workers mobilised for Kuwait oil gathering centre

End of Iran sanctions to usher in cheap oil era Subscription

3 September 2015 | By

Iran’s spare oil capacity is only second to Saudi Arabia’s

Tehran in Iran

End of Iran sanctions possible by end of 2015, experts say Subscription

2 September 2015 | By

Sanctions have cut Iran’s GDP by at least 30 per cent

The value of Iranian assets frozen or held in escrow accounts that are due to be released after nuclear-related sanctions imposed by the UN, the EU and the US are lifted is lower than US officials say, according a report published on 1 September by Patric

Institute says Iran's frozen assets smaller than Obama claims Subscription

2 September 2015 | By

US analyst says figures are overstated

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

1 September 2015 | By

Demonstrators risk the interference of sectarian factions if unrest continues

The Viceroy Hotel in Abu Dhabi

Dubai hotel group closes financing Subscription

1 September 2015 | By

Syndicated finance includes Chinese banks

Egypt housing

Arabtec and Egypt fail to agree on housing project Subscription

31 August 2015 | By

Arabtec will only develop the first phase of the major scheme

Queen Alia International airport

Jordan records growth in air passenger traffic Subscription

31 August 2015 | By

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

Iraq cuts capital spending

Iraq cuts capital spending Subscription

30 August 2015 | By

Baghdad cuts budget to reduce deficit

Talks: The ‘key parameters’ of a deal aimed at preventing Tehran from building a nuclear bomb have been agreed upon

Iran to host Austrian president in September Subscription

30 August 2015 | By

Heinz Fischer will be first EU head of state to visit Tehran for over a decade

Lebanon plans eurobond in September

Lebanon plans eurobond in September Subscription

26 August 2015 | By

Government debt expected to reach 126 per cent of GDP

Saudi riyal devaluation nixed

Saudi riyal devaluation nixed Subscription

26 August 2015 | By

Central bank will maintain peg at same level

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

Arab leaders meet Putin Subscription

26 August 2015 | By

Security, nuclear power and industrial projects discussed in Moscow

Middle East contract disputes

Contract disputes rise despite improved legal avenues Subscription

25 August 2015 | By

The region’s construction sector is battling an increase in contract disputes. To ensure sound agreements, all parties must use clear language and be aware of cultural sensitivities

St Regis Dubai and W Dubai – Al-Habtoor City complex

Starwood focuses on mid-range offerings in UAE Subscription

25 August 2015 | By

US hotel operator to bring new brands to the emirate to help the government hit its 20 million visitors by 2020 target

Oil prices

Optimism plunges among chief financial officers Subscription

25 August 2015 | By

Deloitte reports negative impact of sustained low oil prices to optimism and risk appetite

Division: Prime Minister Al-Abadi (left) and former leader Al-Maliki are both trying to make political gains in Iraq’s government

A new battle for Baghdad’s political future Subscription

25 August 2015 | By

The fight to stamp out corruption in Iraq’s political system is fraught with challenges

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Impact of Terrorism on Tunisia

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

30 August 2015 | By

Tourism and industry struggles drag on economy

Tunisia security

Region struggles to find answer to Isis advance Subscription

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


Special Report

The Silicon Park at Dubai Silicon Oasis will have lighting systems that respond to traffic and pedestrians

The challenges to becoming a smart city

24 August 2015 | By Dominic Dudley

Clever use of technology could make cities more efficient and perhaps improve the quality of life for residents too, but it is not going to happen overnight

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