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The Schwab Foundation's 2015 Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awardees for MENA with Hilde Schwab and HRH King Abdullah and HRH Queen Rania of Jordan. (World Economic Forum/Benedikt von Loebell)
May 23, 2015 - 09:00 GMT
Three outstanding social entrepreneurs from Morocco, Lebanon and Palestine working in the areas of health, disability, employment and gender are this year's MENA awardees.
Jordan's King Abdullah II at the opening of  the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa 2015. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
May 23, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Meeting is a platform to promote economic and social progress; King calls for entrepreneurship and inclusive growth to achieve regional prosperity; MENA should focus on innovation and not be sidetracked by regional turmoil.
The plans were revealed at a press conference at the Imex Frankfurt 2015 in Germany.
May 22, 2015 - 01:23 GMT
The plans were revealed at a press conference at the Imex Frankfurt 2015 in Germany.
A general view shows muslim pilgrims praying at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Mecca. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
May 22, 2015 - 01:04 GMT
The governor disclosed his plans for massive development in the region.
Israel has refused a court order to pay compensation to Iran as part of an agreement dating back to the Islamic Revolution. (AFP/File)
May 22, 2015 - 00:41 GMT
Israel has refused a court order to pay compensation to Iran as part of an agreement dating back to the Islamic Revolution.
The forum will be held on the eastern shores of the Dead Sea, where over 58 countries plan to attend. (AFP/File)
May 21, 2015 - 23:46 GMT
The forum will be held on the eastern shores of the Dead Sea, where over 58 countries plan to attend.
Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) raided the firm’s offices in Pakistan, confiscated computers and secured data this week. (Shutterstock)
May 21, 2015 - 23:35 GMT
Gulf News visited the office on Thursday and was told that while it is still officially open, no employees appear to have ever worked in the office.
Suez Canal revenues marked a $2 million increase compared with revenues in March. (AFP/File)
May 21, 2015 - 15:01 GMT
Suez Canal revenues marked a $2 million increase compared with revenues in March.
A handout picture released by the Jordanian Royal Palace on Aug. 14, 2014, shows King Abdullah II meeting with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud in the Red Sea port of Jeddah. (AFP/File)
May 21, 2015 - 12:13 GMT
The Saudi Development Fund board of directors is scheduled to discuss Jordan's request for a longterm, low-interest loan at a meeting next month.
Talks with Egyptian officials on reducing the charges of Lebanese goods shipped by sea have made progress. (AFP/File)
May 21, 2015 - 12:01 GMT
Talks with Egyptian officials on reducing the charges of Lebanese goods shipped by sea have made progress.
Female migrants from sub-saharan Africa. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
May 21, 2015 - 10:20 GMT
African migrants seeking refuge in Egypt often find an equally dire situation as domestic workers.