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Muscat, Oman

Oman Projects 2014

19 October 2014

Oman’s projects sector to see increased activity

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    Amman set to join global climate leadership group

    Amman set to join global climate leadership group Subscription Required

    21 October 2014 | By Robert Jones

    Jordan’s capital expected to become member of C40 group of major world cities

    Egypt and Sudan have agreed to support Libya's military as the nation’s parliament struggles to retake control of the country’s two biggest cities

    Egypt and Sudan agree to support Libya’s military Subscription Required

    21 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

    About 65 have died so far in battle to take control of Benghazi

    Egypt’s outlook has been upgraded from negative to stable by US ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service

    Moody's upgrades Egypt outlook to stable Subscription Required

    21 October 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

    Increased political stability drives decision by ratings agency

    Qatar Investment Authority has purchased a stake in Hong Kong-based department store operator Lifestyle International Holdings

    Qatar Investment Authority makes Hong Kong investment Subscription Required

    20 October 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

    Asia markets hold potential for sovereign wealth fund

    In addition to air strikes, the US and its allies have implemented new sanctions targeting the economic bases of the Al-Assad’s regime and Isis

    New sanctions against Al-Assad and Isis Subscription Required

    19 October 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

    Further US economic measures target extremist groups and Syrian regime


    Egypt targets 6 per cent growth in new development plan Subscription Required

    19 October 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

    Finance ministry calls for more private sector investment

    Iraq has completed the formation of its unity government by appointing new defence and interior ministers

    Iraq completes unity government Subscription Required

    19 October 2014 | By Mark Watts

    Prime minister appoints Sunni defence minister as Baghdad unites against Isis

    A burnt truck is seen in the aftermath of clashes between pro-government forces and rebels on 18 October in Benghazi

    Libya prime minister sets sights on Tripoli Subscription Required

    19 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

    Al-Thani says pro-government forces will attempt to take control of capital


    Bahrain advances with multibillion-dollar infrastructure plan Subscription Required

    15 October 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

    Government aims to attract international investors


    IMF to decide on further loans to Jordan Subscription Required

    14 October 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

    Programme performance is “on track”


    Lama Qussas

    Nurturing Palestine’s young talent Subscription Required

    16 October 2014 | By Richard Thompson

    In response to high levels of youth unemployment and the growing influence of radical Islam, the Palestinian Authority wants to encourage innovation among young Palestinians

    Complex: If Turkish troops push into Syria without UN backing, it will be a test of international law

    Turkey joins coalition against Isis Subscription Required

    10 October 2014 | By Dominic Dudley

    There are risks in every direction for Ankara as it prepares to join the fight against Isis

    Rallying support: Yemenis watch Abdelmalek al-Houthi give a speech in central Sanna on 23 September

    Houthis make bold advance Subscription Required

    7 October 2014 | By Peter Salisbury

    The rebel group has extended its influence across the country, fearless of retribution from the state, and do not intend to withdraw any time soon

    Strategy: Only a cut of about 1 million barrels a day from Opec will help stem the oil price decline

    Hard realities test $100 oil Subscription Required

    2 October 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

    Barrel prices come under intense pressure from oversupply and a strong dollar

    Maintaining peace: Security in Cairo has been increased, with tanks in the streets

    Egypt tense ahead of elections Subscription Required

    25 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

    An uneasy atmosphere prevails across the country ahead of parliamentary polls set to take place before the end of the year.

    Fervour: Houthi supporters line a street in Sanaa, calling for a greater say in the make-up of the new government

    Yemen's ticking time bomb Subscription Required

    18 September 2014 | By Peter Salisbury

    Escalating protests by Houthi supporters and increasing activity by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula mean Yemen is facing the greatest threat to its stability since the 2011 uprising

    New strategy: Washington and its allies plan to wipe out Isis targets wherever they are, including Syria

    Washington takes the initiative Subscription Required

    11 September 2014 | By Mark Watts

    Air strikes by a US-led coalition are key to the pushback against Isis

    Under the leadership of CEO Mahmood Hashim al-Kooheji, Mumtalakat has managed to turn its business around

    Interview with Mahmood Hashim al-Kooheji, CEO, Mumtalakat Subscription Required

    11 September 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

    Having steered Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund back to profitability, Mahmood Hashim al-Kooheji is now aiming to take Mumtalakat international

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