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The Treasury at Petra, Jordan. (Pixabay)
May 24, 2015 - 10:00 GMT
Jordan confirms investment projects worth $8.5B finalized at the conclusion of the World Economic Forum meeting at the Dead Sea.
Oman is set to expand its water infrastructure by spending $6.5 billion over the next 25 years. (Shutterstock)
May 24, 2015 - 09:59 GMT
Oman is set to expand its water infrastructure by spending $6.5 billion over the next 25 years.
A leading Lebanese banker called on Lebanese businesses abroad to invest 5 percent of their profits in the country's private sector. (AFP/Hassan Ammar)
May 24, 2015 - 09:24 GMT
A leading Lebanese banker called on Lebanese businesses abroad to invest 5 percent of their profits in the country's private sector.
More than 600 oil wells in Kuwait were set alight by Iraqi forces, causing massive environmental damage. (WIkimedia Commons)
May 24, 2015 - 09:00 GMT
$2.97 billion was deposited into the 'Kuwait Fund' as compensation for environmental damages caused during the 1990 invasion by Iraq.
Bonki Rushdi Tojikiston decided to move towards Islamic banking in October 2014. (Pixabay)
May 24, 2015 - 08:00 GMT
BRT in Tajikistan looks to Saudi-based ICD, an arm of the Islamic Development Bank, in their move towards a shariah compliant financial system.
The pipeline is expected to be operational in 2017. (Shutterstock)
May 24, 2015 - 07:00 GMT
Iraq is determined to complete the oil and gas pipeline linking Basra to Aqaba despite 'challenges on the ground' according to the Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister.
Participants at WEF MENA 2015 listen to Gordon Brown, former UK PM and current Chair of the WEF Global Strategic Infrastructure Initiative. (World Economic Forum/Benedikt von Loebell)
May 24, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Low interest rates and savings surpluses, as well as low oil prices, mean the time is right for MENA countries to focus on infrastructure development; public-private partnerships are essential.
H. Gamble, CNBC Anchor; S Al Mutlaq Dep. PM of Iraq; NS Judeh, Jordanian Deputy PM and Minister of Foreign Affairs, A Moussa Secretary-Gen. League of Arab States (2001-2011); and EB Eide, WEF. (World Economic Forum/Benedikt von Loebell)
May 23, 2015 - 14:00 GMT
Chaotic geopolitics across the Middle East and North Africa could lead to a new strategic order in the region.
Bodour Al Qasimi of the UAE (center).  (World Economic Forum/Benedikt von Loebell)
May 23, 2015 - 13:00 GMT
Young people should be educated in critical thinking skills, while the inclusion of women in the workforce can reduce unemployment levels.
Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authority and Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization Executive Committee (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
May 23, 2015 - 11:00 GMT
Egypt's President Sisi stressed the importance of engaging young people and addressing extremism, while Palestinian leader Abbas expressed hope for resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
The Schwab Foundation's 2015 Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awardees for MENA with Hilde Schwab and HRH King Abdullah and HRH Queen Rania of Jordan. (World Economic Forum/Benedikt von Loebell)
May 23, 2015 - 09:00 GMT
Three outstanding social entrepreneurs from Morocco, Lebanon and Palestine working in the areas of health, disability, employment and gender are this year's MENA awardees.