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Special Report

Real estate

Prices fluctuate in maturing real estate market

18 March 2015 | By Robert Jones

The region is seeing sharp differences in office and housing costs, depending on the maturity of the market

    To make significant inroads into reducing the waiting list for social housing, Manama will have to enlist the help of private firms

    Bahrain needs to engage private sector

    17 March 2015

    To make significant inroads into reducing the waiting list for social housing, Manama will have to enlist the help of private firms

      Egypt

      Building a Future for Egypt

      12 March 2015

      Egypt’s economy back on track

        Sultan Qaboos bin Said al-Said has been in Germany receiving medical attention since July last year

        Muscat committed to investment

        10 March 2015

        Projects are going ahead in the sultanate and the government has approved a record budget despite growing concerns about the absence of Sultan Qaboos

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          News

          Saudi Arabia carries out air strikes in Yemen

          Saudi Arabia suspends flights Subscription Required

          26 March 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

          Airports in south of kingdom suspend flights amid military action

          Bahrain purchases residential units from local developer

          Bahrain purchases residential units from local developer Subscription Required

          26 March 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

          Diyar al-Muharraq signs deal with government

          An armed man walks on the rubble of houses destroyed by an air strike near Sanaa airport on 26 March. Saudi Arabia and Gulf region allies have launched military operations including air strikes in Yemen

          Saudi allies deploy warplanes against Yemen’s Houthis Subscription Required

          26 March 2015 | By Wil Crisp

          UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Jordan commit 76 fighter jets

          Political stability in Yemen is increasingly taking a hit, with Houthi rebels advancing on Aden, anti-Houthi protests raging on the streets and Saudi Arabia carrying out air strikes against the rebels

          GCC launches military operation in Yemen

          26 March 2015 | By Richard Thompson

          Unidentified warplanes bomb Sanaa as fears grow of wider conflict

          Anti-Houthi protesters demonstrate in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz on 22 March. Houthi fighters opposed to Yemen's president took over the city in an escalation of a power struggle

          Yemen minister calls for Gulf military intervention

          24 March 2015 | By Richard Thompson

          Yemen foreign minister warns of civil war and calls for no-fly zones to prevent Houthi rebel gains

          Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said al-Said

          Sultan Qaboos returns to Oman Subscription Required

          24 March 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

          The sultan walks off his plane after successful medical treatment

          Nile river

          Egypt signs Nile dam deal with Ethiopia and Sudan

          23 March 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

          The Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has soured relations between the states since construction work started in 2013

          US Secretary of State John Kerry

          Progress claimed in Iran nuclear negotiations Subscription Required

          22 March 2015 | By Mark Watts

          Tehran and world powers aiming to reach agreement by 31 March

          Tunisa terrorist crackdown

          Tunisia cracks down on extremists Subscription Required

          22 March 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

          More than 20 arrests following museum attack

          Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi

          Tunisia 'at war with terrorism' Subscription Required

          19 March 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

          Nineteen dead, more than forty injured, mainly foreigners in Bardo attack

          Analysis

          Four-nation tour: South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye is fostering ties with the leaders of Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE

          Seoul moves to strengthen ties Subscription Required

          24 March 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

          South Korea is looking to redress the trade disparity with GCC countries in the face of lower oil prices

          Anti-Houthi protesters demonstrate in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz on 22 March. Houthi fighters opposed to Yemen's president took over the city in an escalation of a power struggle

          A futile battle for power in Yemen Subscription Required

          23 March 2015 | By Peter Salisbury

          If the Houthis and Al-Hadi go to war, the outcome will only be one that leaves Yemen’s already impoverished economy moribund

          The terrorist attack in March on the Bardo Museum in Tunis, which cost more than 20 lives, has thrown Tunisia’s fragile security situation into the international spotlight

          Tightening security only way forward for Tunis Subscription Required

          22 March 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

          Terror attacks such as the one on the Bardo Museum could send Tunisia spiralling into a vicious circle of deteriorating security, and the government must take preventive actions immediately

          Iraq's Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari

          Iraq economy falters as anti-Isis campaign unfolds Subscription Required

          22 March 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

          The IMF said Iraq’s government should cut spending and change its banking policies to deal with a soaring budget deficit

          Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar

          Qatar to 2022 and beyond Subscription Required

          19 March 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

          Fifa confirms the Qatar World Cup Finals are to be held in November 2022 to avoid the Gulf’s heat and humidity

          Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi speaks at the Egypt Economic Development Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh on 13 March

          Egypt’s $200bn sales pitch

          17 March 2015 | By Richard Thompson

          Cairo’s huge investment conference was a defining moment for President Al-Sisi

          Egypt attracts almost $100bn of investment deals

          Egypt attracts $130bn of investment deals

          15 March 2015 | By Robert Jones

          Country seeks finance to rebuild infrastructure and kick-start economy

          Video graph

          Strategic priorities shape Gulf projects spending Subscription Required

          8 March 2015

          The impact of low oil prices on project plans around the region

          Tenders

          Kuwait: Clothes Subscription Required

          18 March 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Supply of clothes and requirements for the General Directorate of Reformatory Installations

          Kuwait: Embassy security construction works Subscription Required

          10 March 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Construction of security walls and a building for an embassies protection project

          Kuwait: Security and guarding services Subscription Required

          2 March 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Provision of security and guarding services

          Saudi Arabia: Building maintenance and cleaning Subscription Required

          27 February 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Maintenance and cleaning of buildings

          Bahrain: Office cleaning Subscription Required

          24 February 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Provision of general cleaning services for offices

          Sudan: FIX engine project Subscription Required

          5 February 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Supply, customisation and installation of a FIX engine project for the Khartoum Stock Exchange

          Oman: Ministry headquarters Subscription Required

          4 February 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Implementation of a ministry’s headquarters building

          Saudi Arabia: Office building O&M Subscription Required

          4 February 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Operation and maintenance (O&M) of a minister’s office building

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