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February 27, 2013

Fuel prices are set to rise in Jordan by up to four per cent, according to President of Gas Stations Owners Association Fahed Al Fayez.
03:29 GMT

Fuel prices in Jordan are set to increase on Thursday three months after the last increase that saw widespread rioting across the county.

February 26, 2013

Data is set to overtake voice usage as the big money spinner for mobile operators by 2018, experts predict
12:50 GMT

Mobile operators will make more money from data than from voice by 2018, a report has said.

Tunisia plans to create 25,000 jobs with a new industrial zone
11:13 GMT

Tunisia plans to establish a new industrial zone in the Ariana region, according to national media.

A team of experts from Saudi Arabia and Bahrain recently held talks in Manama to discuss a rail link between the two nations
11:03 GMT

A team of experts from Saudi Arabia and Bahrain recently held talks in Manama to discuss the feasibility of a rail link between the two neighbors separated by the Arabian Sea.

Strike action is crippling schools in Lebanon
10:21 GMT

Strikes in Lebanon is severely disrupting education establishment as private and public sector workers take industrial action over a long-debated government pay increase for teachers.

Egypt plans to raise as much as $1 billion by June from the sale of its first Sukuk.
09:57 GMT

Egypt plans to raise as much as $1 billion by June from the sale of its first Sukuk.

Oil from Lebanon is being exported to Syria by ship after protesters blocked overland routes earlier this month
08:11 GMT

Oil tankers loaded with fuel from Lebanese refineries are heading to Syria by sea, after protesters barred the way by land earlier this month.

Balance sheets for Lebanese financial institutions are starting to look health, increasing by 14 per cent
07:30 GMT

According to the latest statistics from Lebanon's Central Bank, the balance sheets of financial institutions increased by 14 per cent.

Mozilla, the group behind the firefox open-source browser, has announced handsets based on its mobile operating system
07:03 GMT

Mozilla, which is a not-for-profit organization, behind the Firefox web browser has announced handsets based on its operating system for mobile phones.

700 jobs have been secured in Jordan as part of a national employment campaign
06:31 GMT

More than 700 jobs have been secured in Jordan, under the National Employment Campaign, Labour Minister Nidal Katamine announced on Monday.

Arab tourists from the Maghreb wil no longer require tourist visas to enter Egypt
03:24 GMT

Tourists coming to Egypt from the Arab Maghreb countries (Libya, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria) will no longer have to obtain tourist visas, German news agency DPA reported on Monday.

February 25, 2013

Unemployment remains a big issue for the Palestinian economy, with over a quarter of the population without work
12:29 GMT

Unemployment in Palestine eased slightly in the third quater of 2012, but over quater of the population remain without work, according to Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics.

Lebanon's Mina municipality in north Lebanon has been rated 'BB+' by the World Bank
11:59 GMT

The World Bank has given the Mina municipality in north Lebanon’s city of Tripoli a positive BB+ credit rating, the municipality said in a statement over the weekend.

Four Kuwaiti MPs are pushing for increased wages for employees throughout the country
11:37 GMT

Four Kuwaiti lawmakers are pushing to raise the monthly minimum wage of Kuwaiti nationals in the public sector, with private sector employees also receiving yearly increment in line with inflation.

Is Saudi Arabia about to fall for solar energy?
11:12 GMT

A newly publish report claims that Saudi Arabia is spending more on renewable energy as the Kingdom tries to cut down on the oil it burns in power stations, but is the House of Saud really about to fall for solar?