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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

    Kuwait City

    Kuwait: A record year for projects activity

    16 June 2015

    Kuwait’s projects sector is maintaining the momentum it gained last year, but can the country deliver such a large pipeline of schemes at once?

      Egypt

      Egypt: Finance crucial to project ambitions Subscription Required

      26 May 2015

      Egypt is looking to get its economy back on track

        Banking

        Saudi banking: Sector in rude health Subscription Required

        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

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          News

          Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif (extreme right) at the talks in Vienna

          Iran nuclear talks set to overrun deadline Subscription Required

          30 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

          Iran’s foreign minister returns to Vienna for crunch negotiations

          Egypt attacks continue to spare projects market

          Egypt attacks continue to spare projects market Subscription Required

          30 June 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

          Development schemes remain relatively safe as attacks continue to target government officials

          Qatar says final draft of labour law will be ready this year

          Qatar says final draft of labour law will be ready this year Subscription Required

          30 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

          Government Communications Office issues statement saying progress is being made

          Bernardino Leon, the UN secretary-general’s special representative for Libya

          UN sees progress in Libya peace talks Subscription Required

          30 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

          Special representative says parties are moving towards a deal

          Qatar 2022 football World Cup faces its first legal challenge

          Qatar World Cup faces legal challenge from Spain Subscription Required

          30 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

          Spanish football league says winter tournament will cost it $72m

          Bahrain to receive military aid from Washington following four-year freeze

          US set to resume aid to Bahrain Subscription Required

          30 June 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

          Bahrain to receive military aid from Washington following four-year freeze

          Al-Reem Island in Abu Dhabi_

          Reem Island killer gets death penalty Subscription Required

          30 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

          Emirati woman sentenced under terrorism laws

          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

          Egyptian prosecutor assassinated Subscription Required

          30 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

          Anti-Islamist figure dies of injuries after bomb attack

          Kuwait boosts security for oil sector

          Kuwait to upgrade defence data centre Subscription Required

          30 June 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

          State’s security infrastructure needs to be modernised in the wake of mosque attack

          Tunisia assault

          Tunisia makes beach attack arrests Subscription Required

          30 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

          Unidentified number of people accused of providing support to gunman

          Analysis

          Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi

          Riyadh’s oil options Subscription Required

          30 June 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

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

          Tunisia shooting

          Sousse attack to impact Tunisia's political transition Subscription Required

          30 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

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

          While other Arab nations adopt firm stances on regional politics, Muscat is content to straddle the fence

          Oman prepares to borrow to keep project programme on track Subscription Required

          29 June 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

          Sultanate has more than $100bn-worth of schemes in the pipeline, but it needs banks and investors to finance at least part of this sum

          Buying Formula One may prove a costly mistake for Qatar

          Buying Formula One may prove a costly mistake for Qatar Subscription Required

          25 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

          Gulf state is unlikely to be able to handle the increased scrutiny a deal will bring

          Negotiators of Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers at a recent meeting in Vienna

          Iran looks to nuclear deal for economic resurgence Subscription Required

          24 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

          Lifting of sanctions will enable Tehran to increase exports, help control inflation and boost economic growth

          The Saudi-led coalition forces trying to repel the Shia Houthi rebels and militia loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh have carried out scores of raids into Yemen since late March

          No solution in sight for Yemen Subscription Required

          17 June 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

          UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon says the situation in Yemen is a ticking time bomb

          The US will have its work cut out to convince its allies in Riyadh that Iran has not been given an easy ride

          Riyadh concerned by Iran nuclear deal Subscription Required

          17 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

          As the 30 June deadline draws closer, the Saudi leadership is growing increasingly worried about the potential reemergence of Iran on to the global stage

          A policeman carries out an inspection after a car exploded near a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia's Dammam province on 29 May

          Saudi security outlook deteriorates Subscription Required

          17 June 2015 | By Elizabeth Bains

          Isis is just one of several challenges facing Riyadh, as threats grow from potential Houthi and Al-Qaeda terrorist attacks on domestic soil

          Tenders

          Kuwait: Office partitions Subscription Required

          30 June 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Supply and installation of office partitions and doors at a ministry building

          Kuwait: Protection and security services (Farwaniya) Subscription Required

          29 June 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Provision of protection and security services

          Kuwait: Protection and security services (Jahra) Subscription Required

          29 June 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Provision of protection and security services

          Kuwait: Courts building cleaning (Jahra) Subscription Required

          29 June 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Kuwait: Courts building cleaning (Jahra)

          Kuwait: Courts building cleaning (Farwaniya) Subscription Required

          29 June 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Cleaning of a courts building

          Kuwait: Building cleaning Subscription Required

          28 June 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Cleaning of buildings

          Kuwait: Ministry building door keeper services Subscription Required

          28 June 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Provision of door keeper services for ministry buildings

          Oman: Equipment and machinery Subscription Required

          8 June 2015 | By Jane Bishop

          Supply of equipment and machinery

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