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August 24, 2014

Ranking first during all his semesters at AUB, Adib has the highest cumulative GPA in the digitally-recorded history of Lebanon’s leading university.
04:55 GMT

Two young Lebanese have made their way on to the “35 innovators under 35” list issued by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to highlight the most promising inventors of the year.

A new schedule will be prepared for paying outstanding dues to foreign partners in the petroleum sector,
04:55 GMT

The government is the reason behind the continued inability of the petroleum sector to repay dues to foreign partners in return for oil and gas received monthly, said an official at the Ministry of Petroleum

Baghdad has tried to block the KRG from exporting oil on its own, citing a constitutional clause making the central government responsible for oil shipments and revenues.
04:55 GMT

“The Kurds are becoming more confident of their ability to export crude independently of Baghdad.”

is Majesty King Abdullah on Thursday urged the private and public sectors to join efforts to define the priorities of the 10-year economic plan he asked the government to draft.
04:55 GMT

“Today, we are facing enormous challenges on more than one front, foremost of which are the economic challenges,” the King told the attendees, according to a Royal Court statement.

August 21, 2014

The company said anyone using a device running version 4.0 of Android, which is about 85 per cent of Android systems in use today, is potentially vulnerable.
23:56 GMT

Smartphone users in the UAE and the rest of the Middle East and Africa region are in danger of having their bank, email and social media accounts hacked, amid reports that some 178 million mobile devices are now potentially vulnerable

 In November 2008 Bank Sarasin made margin calls which the claimants did not meet. Bank Sarasin closed out the investments; with the consequence that the Khorafis suffered substantial losses.
23:28 GMT

The case dates back to 2007 and early 2008, when on the introduction of Sarasin-Alpen, the Khorafis purchased structured financial products from Bank Sarasin.

Sheika Fatima also urged Emirati youth to be rational towards wedding expenditure, saying that overspending often leads to negative effects on family stability.
23:18 GMT

“Mass weddings aim to reduce the expenses of weddings and lift wedding cost pressures from young people and their parents. They also encourage young men to marry early and start building a stable and cohesive family,” she added.

“I would still go because I know those places and I know what to wear when going to them,” she said.
15:27 GMT

An attached map singled out Edgware Road, the area between Marble Arch and Tottenham Court Road, and the Oxford Circus and Bond Street area.

The ministry cancelled the projects due to the grid’s constraints at present and inability to absorb more loads, Hamed said in a phone interview this week.
14:34 GMT

The ministry cancelled the projects after failing to secure funds from Arab Gulf states to finance the expansion of the national grid’s capacity.

“Following consumer feedback, we’ve now taken this a step further by bringing our waterproof expertise to a mid-range smartphone for the first time with Xperia M2 Aqua,” he added.
04:55 GMT

Sony has announced the launch of what it dubs ‘world’s most waterproof phone’, the Xperia M2 Aqua, a variant of the mid-range Xperia M2.

“During the past Ramadan and Eid seasons, economic revenues increased as passenger and transportation activity flourished by 50 percent due to the large number of individuals traveling to and from the holy cities.”
04:55 GMT

Saeed Al-Bassami,has revealed that Saudization is one of the main challenges facing the surface transportation sector in the Kingdom.

Jordan Tourism Board CEO Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat said having “such a magnificent golf course designed by one of the finest ‘Green’ designers in the world as Greg Norman, means a lot to Jordan’s tourism sector.”
04:55 GMT

The 18-hole Ayla grass golf course project was designed by Greg Norman, one of the world’s “leading golf course designers.”

August 20, 2014

A U.S. law called Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, imposes strict controls on the collection and use of information about children under 13.
21:08 GMT

Internet companies such as Google and Facebook Inc do not offer their services to children under 13, but it is tough to catch users who sign up by providing false information.

 Libya's return to the market has hit oil prices, which slumped to a four-month low in London on Monday before recovering in Asian trade on Tuesday.
20:41 GMT

Libya may be on the brink of chaos but it is gradually boosting output in the vital oil sector after a crisis blocked export terminals for a year.

This new service gives customers the ability to withdraw cash and send money to their friends, family or anyone in the UAE instantly using their mobile phone, even if the recipient does not have a bank account.
20:23 GMT

This new service gives customers the ability to withdraw cash and send money to their friends, family or anyone in the UAE instantly using their mobile phone, even if the recipient does not have a bank account.