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GCC economic activity drops by 30 per cent Subscription

2 July 2015 | By

Three data points show that markets fell during first half of 2015

Lebanon-based educator begins Africa expansion

Lebanon-based educator begins Africa expansion Subscription

2 July 2015 | By

Financing deal valued at hundreds of million of dollars signed for schools

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Gender rights and education key to development Subscription

2 July 2015 | By

Swedish State Secretary for Enterprise and Innovation, Oscar Stenstrom, on the UAE’s development strategy


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At least 50 people have been killed in a militant attack on security checkpoints in northern Sinai

Sinai chaos as Egyptian army steps up offensive Subscription

2 July 2015 | By

Egyptian armed forces have declared a state of war, according to statement

US airlines investigated for collusion

US airlines investigated for collusion Subscription

2 July 2015 | By

Move comes as Emirates hits back at allegations of unfair competition

Qatar pushes to host Formula One race

Qatar pushes to host Formula One race Subscription

2 July 2015 | By

New street circuit being considered by Doha

Conflict: A Saudi-led coalition is carrying out numerous air strikes against Houthi rebel positions in Yemen

Militias release 1,200 Yemeni prisoners Subscription

2 July 2015 | By

Al-Qaeda supporters freed prisoners amid clashes in central Yemen

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Qatar Foundation employees jailed for corruption Subscription

2 July 2015 | By

Both men have been sentenced to five years in prison

Kuwait forecasts $23bn budget deficit

Kuwait forecasts budget deficit Subscription

2 July 2015 | By

Parliament passed new budget on 1 July

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iranian leader outlines next five-year plan Subscription

2 July 2015 | By

Strategy focuses on defence, ‘resistance economy’ and technological development

In one weekend in May alone, more than 5,800 migrants were rescued offshore of Libya, according to a statement by the Italian coastguard. At least 1,750 have died trying to make the crossing so far this year

Libya's economic crisis starts to bite Subscription

2 July 2015 | By

As UN-mediated peace talks between Libya’s rival governments break down, the country’s finances look increasingly precarious

A view shows burnt cars at the site of a car bomb that attacked the convoy of Egyptian public prosecutor Hisham Barakat near his house at Heliopolis district in Cairo on 29 June

Egypt to implement new security strategy Subscription

1 July 2015 | By

Al-Sisi announces updated security measures following high-profile assassination

Corruptioin perception and press freedom in Mena

Tackling the problem of corruption Subscription

1 July 2015 | By Dominc Dudley

The region’s policies to weed out malpractice and fraud are rarely seen as effective

Lebanon faces test of resilience

Lebanon faces test of resilience

30 June 2015

The government’s habit of allowing external events to affect domestic policy continues to paralyse Beirut’s political process

Hezbollah fighters

Regional instability fuels stalemate in Beirut Subscription

30 June 2015 | By

Lebanon’s two major political factions are closely linked to regional and international players, leaving the government struggling to revive the economy in the face of unrest across the region

Lebanon project planned or under way and Lebanon granted loans

Beirut requires new economic strategy Subscription

30 June 2015 | By

Lebanon’s economy rests on a precipice as regional instability continues to deter investment, tourism and real economic growth

Survival: A young refugee begs for her next meal

Dealing with Lebanon's second population Subscription

30 June 2015 | By , Nadine Sayegh

The influx of refugees from Syria has come at a sensitive time for Lebanon, with the government having to power ahead with infrastructure building and defusing social tensions

Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi

Riyadh’s oil options Subscription

30 June 2015 | By

Riyadh has been criticised for maintaining high oil production levels of oil as prices have fallen. But it has few better options

Saudi Arabia 2015: The Kingdom's Year of Change

Saudi projects market rebounds strongly

30 June 2015 | By

Project contract awards in the kingdom up 25 per cent in 2015, according to new research from MEED

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Impact of Terrorism on Tunisia

Tunisia shooting

Sousse attack to impact Tunisia's political transition Subscription

30 June 2015 | By

Sousse attack threatens entire economy, while the international community stands by

Tunisia assault

Tunisia makes beach attack arrests Subscription

30 June 2015 | By

Unidentified number of people accused of providing support to gunman

A member of Tunisia's special forces inspects the beachside of the Imperial Marhaba resort in Sousse

Tunisia massacre will impact neighbours Subscription

29 June 2015 | By

Deadly attacks will hurt tourism in North Africa, although Egypt and Morocco could benefit

Tunisia

Security intensifies following Tunisia beach attack Subscription

28 June 2015 | By

Lone gunman kills 38 at beach resort in Sousse


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Lebanon faces test of resilience

Lebanon faces test of resilience

30 June 2015

The government’s habit of allowing external events to affect domestic policy continues to paralyse Beirut’s political process

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Oman Projects 2014

Oman Projects Forum 2015

26-28 October 2015 | Reviewing Oman’s project market and upcoming opportunities

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