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Egypt

Egypt: Finance crucial to project ambitions

26 May 2015

Egypt is looking to get its economy back on track

    Banking

    Saudi banking: Sector in rude health

    18 May 2015

    The kingdom’s locally incorporated lenders have posted promising profits in 2014 as well as the first quarter of 2015, despite low oil prices and new regulations

      Qatar must diversify projects pipeline

      Qatar: Must diversify projects pipeline Subscription Required

      27 April 2015

      Qatar’s economy is booming right now, but this is only on the back of the Fifa 2022 World Cup and the country’s ample reserves of gas

        Dubai

        UAE: Dubai's maturing economy Subscription Required

        21 April 2015

        Dubai is doing better than many of its neighbours at diversifying its economy away from oil and gas

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          News

          Fifa

          Six Fifa officials arrested on corruption charges Subscription Required

          27 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

          Swiss authorities say arrests in Zurich connected to planned World Cup in Qatar

          Iraq's Shiite paramilitaries and members of Iraqi security forces gather in Nibai, in the Al-Anbar province on 26 May. The paramilitaries say they are taking charge of the campaign to drive Islamic State in Iraq and Syria from the province, giving the ope

          Iraq launches campaign to retake Ramadi Subscription Required

          27 May 2015 | By Mark Watts

          Counter-offensive force includes government troops and Shia militias

          Egypt construction

          Oil prices unlikely to deter government visions

          27 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

          Governments must continue to invest on social infrastructure 

          Warplanes from Libya's official government attacked an oil tanker docked outside the city of Sirte on 24 May, wounding three people and setting the ship on fire, officials said

          Libyan tribes meet in Cairo Subscription Required

          26 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

          Oil tanker bombed near port city of Sirte

          Tunisia shooting

          Tunisian soldier kills eight Subscription Required

          26 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

          Government denies terrorism link

          Traffic in Beirut

          Lebanon must improve trade deficit Subscription Required

          26 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

          Lebanon must find ways to improve trade deficit with exports declining by 25 per cent since 2011

          Military campaign: The Houthis consolidated control

          Houthis claim to have shot down Saudi plane Subscription Required

          25 May 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

          Riyadh declined to comment on the claims by Shia forces in Yemen

          Bigger threat: Riyadh will have to deal with Isis first

          Isis affiliate claims Saudi mosque attack Subscription Required

          24 May 2015 | By Colin Foreman

          The 22 May attack left at least 21 dead

          Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi

          US commits to Tunisia’s security Subscription Required

          21 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

          Tunisian leader on state visit to Washington

          Divisive: The Muslim Brotherhood has called on Egyptians to “reclaim the democracy they fought so hard for”

          Egypt appoints Brotherhood critic as justice minister Subscription Required

          21 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

           Ahmed el-Zend of the Muslim Brotherhood has been appointed as Egypt’s new justice minister

          Analysis

          Isis-affiliated group profile: Ansar Beir al-Maqdis

          Sinai-base militants warn of increased activity Subscription Required

          21 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

          Ansar Beit al-Magdis warn of more attacks on security forces

          Divisive: The Muslim Brotherhood has called on Egyptians to “reclaim the democracy they fought so hard for”

          Mursi verdict threatens stability Subscription Required

          19 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

          The death penalty handed to former president Mohamed Mursi could see mass protests return to Egypt

          Unfulfilled ambition: No progress at this construction site in Erbil

          Reportage: Erbil, Iraq Subscription Required

          10 May 2015 | By Florian Neuhof

          After being dubbed the ‘New Dubai’ in the boom years, Erbil now faces a future dominated by the fight against terrorism

          Saudi Arabia

          Focus falls on Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince Subscription Required

          6 May 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

          Prince Mohammed bin Salman is taking on a more powerful role in the kingdom

          Forum: Buamim leads the delegation in Bratislava

          Interview: Hamad Buamin, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber Subscription Required

          5 May 2015 | By Colin Foreman

          The Czech and Slovak republics have been identified as target markets for trade with Dubai. Colin Foreman reports from Prague and Bratislava

          Al-Naimi: The legendary oil minister may retire soon

          Al-Naimi's succession challenge Subscription Required

          30 April 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

          Assistant oil minister and son of King Salman are now favourites to replace Saudi Arabia’s veteran oil minister

          Egypt security

          Security fears dampen Egypt optimism Subscription Required

          23 April 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

          With $130bn worth of investments pledged, Egypt must tackle the security situation to ensure projects go ahead and confidence returns

          Tenders

          Kuwait: Mosque carpets Subscription Required

          24 May 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Supply of carpets for mosques

          Kuwait: Mail distribution Subscription Required

          23 May 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Provision of messengers to carry out mail distribution works

          Kuwait: Specialised furniture Subscription Required

          21 May 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Supply and installation of specialised furniture

          Bahrain: Building cleaning Subscription Required

          21 May 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Cleaning of buildings

          Bahrain: Cleaning and general services Subscription Required

          21 May 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Provision of cleaning and general services

          Kuwait: Security, cleaning, messenger, hotel and agriculture services Subscription Required

          18 May 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Provision of security, cleaning, messenger, hotel and agriculture services

          Kuwait: Cleaning, file circulation and guest services Subscription Required

          18 May 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Provision of cleaning, file circulation and guest services

          Lebanon: Refuse bins and water tanks Subscription Required

          16 May 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Supply of plastic refuse bins and water tanks

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