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Like the UAE, Qatar might enforce a ban if dangerous pesticide residues are found in food imports. (File photo)
April 30, 2017 - 10:30 GMT
Qatar now requires select fruits and vegetables to be tested before being released at ports.
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April 27, 2017 - 19:59 GMT
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Bahrain is a regional hub for tourism, with over 300 million people within two hours flight, of which the majority are regional visitors traveling from within the GCC, notably Saudi Arabia. (Pixabay)
April 27, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
Bahrain plans to establish 15 new hotels and beachfront resorts over the next five years.
Lamia Zribi, Tunisian Minister of Finance (L) and Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the OECD. (OECD/ Michael Dean)
April 27, 2017 - 17:00 GMT
Tunisia said tax revenues in the first quarter of 2017 increased by 15 percent year-on-year.
Iran’s Ghadir electricity and energy company and Greece’s Metka engineering firm cooperated over the project that took seven months to complete through an investment of around $15 million. (File photo)
April 27, 2017 - 14:40 GMT
Iran has inaugurated a major solar plant near the central city of Isfahan.
The solar project seeks to harness renewable energy and build a local manufacturing industry that can boost Saudi Arabia's exports, and ultimately generate 7,000 jobs by 2020. (File photo)
April 27, 2017 - 11:56 GMT
A massive renewable energy program in Saudi Arabia is expected to generate thousands of jobs.
Chinese producers, which account for around half of global supply, have been blamed for a slump in global steel prices after flooding export markets. (File photo)
April 27, 2017 - 11:26 GMT
The investigation follows an anti-dumping law proposal from the UAE’s government advisory council in January.
On Wednesday, SAAB and Alawwal Bank topped the hikes of the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) after their possible merger announcement. (AFP/ Fayez Nureldine)
April 27, 2017 - 11:02 GMT
The merger is expected to create the third biggest bank in Saudi Arabia.
Emirates chairman and CEO, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, said the airline will look elsewhere for new business. (File photo)
April 27, 2017 - 09:52 GMT
Emirates is considering some radical solutions in what it called a “challenging” time for the aviation industry.
“This was the most frustrating day for the Saudi women,” said a female Shoura Council member. (AFP/ Fayez Nureldine)
April 26, 2017 - 20:00 GMT
Sad day for Saudi women.
Saudi Arabia believes that the decision to restore allowances to public sector employees is broadly positive for equities and is likely to boost consumption. (AFP/ Amer Hilabi)
April 26, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia claims that its decision to restore public allowances is likely to boost the economy.
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al-Baker. (AFP photo)
April 26, 2017 - 14:42 GMT
We have never seen him this angry.
The mother of Mohammed Allaan, a Palestinian prisoner who was on a long-term hunger strike, holds a portrait of her son during a rally calling for his release on August 9, 2015. (AFP/ Ahmad Gharabli)
April 26, 2017 - 13:58 GMT
The national committee in support of the striking Palestinian prisoners called for a boycott of Israeli products.
The project will help Iraq expand port facilities for the Persian Gulf. (AFP/ Haidar Mohammed Ali)
April 26, 2017 - 12:23 GMT
British energy company Petrofac has secured a multimillion-dollar oil contract in Iraq.
Qassim and Hail airports become the 16th, 17th airport run by the Turkish company both in Turkey and abroad. (AFP photo)
April 26, 2017 - 11:39 GMT
The company will be operating four airports in Saudi Arabia.
Egypt announced a new strategy in the way the country invests in education, with new sources of funding that would allow partnerships with the private sector. (AFP photo)
April 26, 2017 - 10:15 GMT
The Egyptian minister of planning said the country will increase education spending by 10 percent in the fiscal year 2017/2018.