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Ahram's editorial hit out at the interior ministry's
May 03, 2016 - 12:05 GMT
In a rare move for the state-owned daily, Egypt's oldest newspaper lashed out at the interior ministry's storming of the Press Syndicate headquarters and arrest of two journalists.
Daily protests over unpaid salaries culminated in seven company buses torched by angry workers on Saturday. (AFP/Mahmoud Mahmoud)
May 03, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
The embattled construction giant owes SR4.8 billion to employees for 2017 and an additional SR595 million payable in 2018.
Oman's strategy hinges on Oman’s potential as a destination for ‘adventure tourism’ because of its nature, mountains and unspoilt beauty. (Wikipedia)
May 03, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Oman's new 20 year tourism strategy will cost $35B and is focused on 'quality vs quantity' rather than overdevelopment for mass tourism.
Th QNB hackers reportedly had access to the bank’s data systems for 200 days. (File photo)
May 03, 2016 - 08:59 GMT
The hackers claiming responsibility for the Qatar National Bank data breach have Turkish connections and are known as Bozkurtlar, but have not yet claimed a motive or made demands.
Saudi's King Fahd Causeway is a series of bridges and causeways connecting Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. (Wikipedia)
May 03, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Two new causeways linking Saudi Arabia to Bahrain and Qatar have been proposed at a sustainable development conference in Doha.
Binladin Group spokesmen have confirmed that some staff have been let go, but gave no numbers. (AFP/File)
May 03, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Suspension of lucrative contracts after last year's deadly crane collapse has reportedly lead to up to 77,000 layoffs and unpaid salaries for workers in Mecca and Jeddah.
Majid Al Futtaim’s investments are anticipated to create more than 42,000 direct and indirect job opportunities in the Sultanate in the next five years.  (Ventures on Site)
May 03, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The retail giant's investments in Oman include the Mall of Oman mega retail complex, City Centre Sohar, My City Centre Sur and other retail projects.
This is the developer's first property venture in Egypt which involves a total investment of Dh20 billion.  (Capital Group Properties)
May 02, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
The Dh20 billion development will target middle income groups and include a shopping mall, schools, theatres and a 70 acre park.
Only 56 per cent of those surveyed said that had specific policies or programs in place on Emiratization, while a quarter felt the policy didn't apply to them. (Twitter)
May 02, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
A new survey suggests that UAE employers need to work harder on engagement principles and practices in order to reverse the trend of high turnover among Emirati employees.
QNB claimed that the hack would have no financial impact on its customers.  (Qatar is Booming)
May 02, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
The 1.5GB data leak of QNB customers data was fundamentally an attack on the bank's reputation, rather than on its customers, according to a QNB statement.
Power plant in Samawah, Iraq. (Wikimedia Commons)
May 02, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
A daily volume of 50 million cubic meters of Iranian gas will be piped to Basra’s power plant for electricity generation, following a visit to Tehran by Iraqi officials.

The assistance to the families, in the form of land, villas, apartments or financing, will be extended over a year starting on May 8. (File photo)
May 02, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Under Saudi Arabia's sweeping reform plan, the new housing package is part of the goal to increase the rate of home ownership among Saudis by five percent by 2020.
The agreement will also allow the two countries to cooperate in strengthening the technological and information infrastructure of the Bahrain Bourse. (File photo)
May 02, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
The new agreement between will allow companies to be listed in both the Egyptian Exchange and Bahrain Bourse.
The independent Australian-based Dunmore Consulting company estimates that the Hatrurim area contains from seven to eleven million barrels of oil. (Wikimedia Commons)
May 02, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Israel Opportunity Energy Resources will begin drilling at the 94 square kilometer site in the Dead Sea area from November 2017.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi announced the allocation on Thursday at a Labour Day celebration.  (Parlmany)
May 01, 2016 - 16:45 GMT
The EGP100 million fund would go towards supporting workers in ailing sectors such as tourism.
The new power plant will be located 15km south of the capital Doha, adjacent to Qatar Economic Zone.  (Siemens)
May 01, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
The deal for Umm Al Houl combined cycle power plant is the second major power generation services order from Qatar in past six months, it stated.