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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

    Developers remain confident in the long-term potential of the Dubai property market

    GCC real estate sector struggles with low oil prices

    11 August 2015

    Dubai, the bellwether market for the region, has seen residential sales transaction values slump in the first half

      Tunisia assault

      Cooperating to protect Maghreb economies

      11 August 2015

      Maghreb governments must work together to ensure extremists are repelled from their borders without disrupting economic growth

        Amman in Jordan

        Jordan: Investment targets a priority Subscription Required

        29 July 2015

        If Amman can reduce the impact of regional conflicts on its economy, it can boost much-needed foreign investment

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          News

          Workers mobilised for Kuwait oil gathering centre

          End of Iran sanctions to usher in cheap oil era Subscription Required

          3 September 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

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

          Frigate

          Saudi Arabia looks to buy US warships Subscription Required

          3 September 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

          Deal valued at more than $1bn

          Senate members support Iran deal

          Senate members support Iran deal Subscription Required

          3 September 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

          Obama now has enough support to override opposition

          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 Required

          2 September 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

          US analyst says figures are overstated

          Egypt housing

          Arabtec and Egypt fail to agree on housing project Subscription Required

          31 August 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

          Arabtec will only develop the first phase of the major scheme

          Members of Egypt's High Elections Committee attend a news conference in Cairo on 30 August

          Cairo announces election dates Subscription Required

          31 August 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

          Parliamentary elections were previously delayed as court deemed election laws unconstitutional

          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 Required

          30 August 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

          Tourism and industry struggles drag on economy

          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 Required

          30 August 2015 | By Mark Watts

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

          Iraq cuts capital spending

          Iraq cuts capital spending Subscription Required

          30 August 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

          Baghdad cuts budget to reduce deficit

          Lebanon presidential poll postponed again

          Hezbollah supports street protesters in Beirut Subscription Required

          27 August 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

          Hezbollah’s support of protests is an opportunistic move that may anger demonstrators

          Analysis

          Tehran in Iran

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

          2 September 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

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

          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 Required

          1 September 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

          Demonstrators risk the interference of sectarian factions if unrest continues

          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 Required

          25 August 2015 | By Wil Crisp

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

          In 1922, the future king of Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz al-Saud was the sultan of the Najd, with ambitions that encompassed the domains of Kuwait’s emir Sheikh Ahmed al-Sabah. Abdulaziz’s son Salman bin Abdulaziz (pictured) succeeded to the Saudi throne in Ja

          Understanding the Divided Zone dispute Subscription Required

          16 August 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

          Land, oil, money and pride are all at stake in the dispute between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia over the Divided Zone

          Tunisia security

          Region struggles to find answer to Isis advance Subscription Required

          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

          Kuwait’s rapid progress on the New Refinery Project over recent weeks has come at a crucial time for the oil sector

          The future of Kuwait’s Al-Zour refinery Subscription Required

          5 August 2015 | By Wil Crisp

          Unresolved disputes may cause further disruptions to the much-delayed megaproject

          Landmark agreement: US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) and Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif

          Iran's next challenge Subscription Required

          29 July 2015 | By Mark Watts

          The removal of sanctions will open up Iran to foreign investment, but there are still hurdles to cross

          Mediterranean migrant deaths by route

          Libya's economic crisis starts to bite Subscription Required

          28 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

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

          Tenders

          Egypt: Security and guarding services Subscription Required

          21 August 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Provision of security and guarding services

          Morocco: Fiscal agent services Subscription Required

          16 August 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Provision of fiscal agent services

          Morocco: Procurement agent services Subscription Required

          16 August 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Provision of procurement agent services

          Egypt: Ministry planning unit consultancy Subscription Required

          14 August 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Provision of e-consultancy services comprising supping in the establishment of a policy and strategic planning unit at a ministry

          Iran: UNDAF formulation process consultancy Subscription Required

          10 August 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Provision of consultancy services comprising supporting the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) formulation process

          Bahrain: Furniture Subscription Required

          7 August 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Supply of furniture comprising tables and chairs

          Qatar: Dhow section development Subscription Required

          4 August 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Development of a dhow section

          Kuwait: Certification and qualification approval Subscription Required

          3 August 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Approval of certification and qualification of information systems centre

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