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Vodafone Qatar has yet to turn a profit after breaking Ooredoo’s monopoly in the country in 2009. (Facebook)
May 05, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The telecoms company has announced 50 job cuts and the end of some perks, amounting to a 20 percent pay cut.
The Tawke field accounts for 50 percent of the production and 60 percent of the total oil exports from the Kurdish north. (File photo)
May 05, 2016 - 05:03 GMT
Regular payments by the KRG to Norwegian company DNO will allow further drilling and increased exports from Tawke oil field in Northern Iraq.
Ships carrying humanitarian aid for the Gaza Strip already unload their cargo at Ashdod Port. (Wikipedia)
May 04, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
The IDF’s former Southern Command chief has proposed the establishment of a Palestinian-run docking point at Ashdod, for goods bound for the Gaza Strip.
Around 220,000 Jordanians used to come to Lebanon by land but stopped visiting the country when the borders closed following the war in Syria. (File photo)
May 04, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Tourism to Lebanon saw a minor boost over Easter but tourism is unlikely to recover without more promotion and political stability, experts warn.
Binladin is currently implementing massive projects worth a total of SR220 billion and is qualified to secure 15 projects valued at SR140 billion within the Kingdom and abroad. (File photo)
May 04, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
With debts of up to nearly SR30 million and the ongoing protests over unpaid dues an unwelcome spotlight, what are the options for the construction behemoth?
Additional planned improvements in 2016 include commencing operations of the SC Workers’ Skills Training Centre and hiring additional inspectors. (File photo)
May 04, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Impactt Ltd has been hired in response to allegations that Qatar has not done enough to protect the rights of workers involved in construction of FIFA 2022 infrastructure.
India's Wipro's all-women technology park in Saudi Arabia aims to create 21,000 jobs by 2025. (File photo)
May 04, 2016 - 09:05 GMT
The new venture between Saudi Aramco, Princess Nourah University and Indian IT major Wipro will be the first-of-its kind IT hub serving multi-sectors.
The new BD300 fine for violating Bahrainisation laws was issued last month and is now in effect.  (Bahrain This Week)
May 04, 2016 - 07:59 GMT
Inspections will be increased and fines imposed for offences such as hiring ghost Bahraini workers in order to boost their expat employee numbers.
Almost 20 per cent of all tourists who visit Dubai include a desert experience. (Flickr/Creative Commons)
May 04, 2016 - 07:25 GMT
The new benchmarks include regulations covering safety, insurance, marketing, transport, logistics and environmentally sustainable practices.
Alpen Capital forecasts the number of students in the regional education sector would increase to 15 million by 2020. (Twitter)
May 04, 2016 - 07:04 GMT
Demographics, explosive demand for the international curriculum and lack of interest from local teachers are the main reasons behind the region's teacher shortage.
 be limited to a lower percentage.

The new rules and their effective date will be published by the end of the first half of 2017. (File photo)
May 04, 2016 - 05:11 GMT
After opening the Tadawul to foreign investment last year, Saudi's new reforms include amending its settlement cycle for share trading and new limits for foreign ownership.
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.