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Power and water

Region’s utility sector races to meet demand

30 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

With rapid population and industrial growth, the Middle East and North Africa is a key market for companies involved in the power and water sectors

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    Egypt says terror groups poised to seize Libya oil fields

    Egypt says terror groups poised to seize Libya oil fields   Subscription Required

    29 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

    Foreign minister warns that jihadists could profit by taking control of oil assets

    Beji Caid Essebsi, leader of Nidaa Tounes

    Islamists concede defeat in Tunisia election Subscription Required

    28 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

    Secular party Nidaa Tunis wins 83 seats, according to preliminary results

    High turnout for Tunisia ballot

    High turnout in Tunisia election Subscription Required

    27 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

    An estimated 60 per cent of registered voters cast a ballot

    Sinai attack

    Al-Sisi says militant Islam threatens Egypt’s existence Subscription Required

    26 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

    Egyptian president’s warning comes after at least 31 soldiers were killed in a bomb attack

    Tunisia polls 26 October 2014

    Polls open in Tunisian election Subscription Required

    26 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

    Voting under way to elect a 217-member assembly

    Kuwait City

    Kuwait warns of spending cuts Subscription Required

    26 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

    Weak oil prices will drive reforms in Gulf says finance minister

    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


    Nidaa Tounis supporters celebrate the parties election victory

    Secularists triumph in Tunisia’s landmark vote Subscription Required

    30 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

    Another hurdle has been cleared in Tunisia’s journey to democracy, but the future is still uncertain

    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

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