October 25, 2012
Google is looking set to launch its rival to the hugely popular iPad, as the company desperately seeks to gain a foothold in the competitive tablet market.
Heavy rush for seats has pushed up airfares in some sectors with Doha International Airport seeing busy traffic, mostly outbound, with many residents flying out during the Eid al-Adha break
Shopkeepers and merchants in Beirut lamented what they said was an unprecedented decline in business during Eid al-Adha, as shoppers confined their purchases to bare necessities two days ahead of the Muslim holiday commencing Friday.
The UAE has improved its ranking in the World Bank’s Doing Business 2013 report to 26, up from 33 last year, in news that will please investors, despite the UAEs hubris over claims it is "immune" from global shocks.
Israeli police Wednesday used force to disperse some 100 Palestinians and international activists who were protesting at the entrance of the Israeli supermarket chain, Rami Levi, outside a settlement north of Ramallah.
Egyptian stocks leapt back into the green on Wednesday in the last trading session before the Eid Al-Adha holiday, encouraged by an impending visit from the International Monetary Fund.
Workers at the Egyptian port of Ain Sokhna have agreed to end a two-week strike after management bowed to their demands to reinstate several colleagues.
A Saudi Airlines plane, the last to transport pilgrims for Hajj, carried 300 Syrian pilgrims to Jeddah after the kingdom facilitated their visa procedures in Beirut. The company added one more flight to their schedule to transport the pilgrims to Jeddah in time.
October 24, 2012
WorleyParsons has been awarded a USD 90m contract extension by BP Iraq to continue providing Engineering, Procurement and Management services to boost production from the super-giant Rumaila oilfield in Southern Iraq.
Foreign direct investment in Egypt has made a partial recovery following last year's uprising, with inflows hitting $2.5 billion in the first half of 2012, a United Nations report said on Tuesday.
Jordan is planning to launch he government’s controversial proposal to lift fuel subsidies, according to an official, as the new Prime Minister desperately seeks to allay the fears of the IMF.
As Kuwait witnessed its largest ever protest against the government, and the subsequent banning for groups of more than ten people congregating, crude oil price slips in a worrying sign for the government.
The financial markets in Lebanon remained calm Tuesday and the country’s currency remained relatively stable despite a series of security incidents following Friday’s assassination of Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hasan.
Misr Petroleum faces a second smuggling scandal in a week following the arrest of seven employees allegedly involved in a petroleum smuggling operation in Sinai.
Apple has unveiled a mini version of its iPad in a move which sees the company trying to muscle in on the market for cheaper tablets, and a range of other products on typical fashion at an event in San Jose, California.