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As part of the Programme, an increasing number of Syrians will receive work permits to be able to access formal jobs and decent labour conditions.  (File photo)
September 28, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
The World Bank concessionary loan will support trade facilitation and investment promotion, as well as foster Jordanian and Syrian entrepreneurship activities.
The termination notice came as a sudden shock to most of the employees who are struggling to make ends meet due to the delay in salaries and allowances over the past several months. (SPA)
September 28, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Saudi Oger, which is already struggling to pay thousands of workers in its construction business, has announced 1300 job cuts at its Medina printing complex.
Arab Corporation for Broadcasting President Mohammad Adaileh announced an initiative to enrich and diversify Arabic content on the Internet and counter-content promoting terrorism. (AFP/File)
September 28, 2016 - 10:33 GMT
Organized by the Arab League and Arab Corporation for Broadcasting, the conference called for regional cooperation to ensure that the media upholds its role in promoting security and stability.
The next formal OPEC meeting will be in Vienna on November 30. (Shutterstock)
September 28, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Prospects fade for a resolution on cutting oil production, with Saudi and Iranian oil ministers stressing that it is 'not the time for decision making'.
Some newspapers have launched online versions of their own newspapers. (Shutterstock)
September 28, 2016 - 09:20 GMT
Millennials' preference for digital media will mean that print newspapers will be obsolete by 2037, predicts Dr Al Ruwaini of Pyramedia Consultancy & Production.
The grant will be directed to improve the health and municipal affairs sectors in host communities, under the 2016-2018 Jordan Response Plan. (UNICEF)
September 28, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
The grant from the Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) will be allocated to projects in the health sector, for municipal services and for a project in cooperation with UNHCR.
Ooredoo felt it was compelled to make facts public after being ordered to setup a $4.1M ‘performance bond’ as a guarantee of compliance with all obligations of its fixed service licence. (File photo)
September 28, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
After being fined for anti-competitive conduct, Ooredoo Qatar has accused the communications regulator of conflict of interest and modifying agreements without Ooredoo's knowledge.
Egypt also decided to scrap the process of sending a team of six government officials to the port where the wheat was being shipped from. (Shutterstock)
September 28, 2016 - 05:28 GMT
Egypt's traders argue that having government quarantine inspectors sign off on wheat before it set sail reduces the risk that cargoes might be rejected on arrival in Egypt.
The royal decree included a 20 percent reduction in ministers' salaries and a 15 percent reduction of salaries for Shoura Council members. (File photo)
September 28, 2016 - 05:19 GMT
Saudi's Tadawul fell more than three percent after a royal decree announced a reduction in salaries and perks for public sector staff.
The JTB will offer FIFA officials and players free trips around Jordan to encourage people to visit the Kingdom. (Facebook/Jordan Women's Football)
September 27, 2016 - 13:30 GMT
Jordan's Tourism Board is pinning its hopes on The U-17 Women’s World Cup having an immediate and long-term impact on sports and tourism in the country.
Headquarters of the Saudi central bank, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) in Riyadh. (Twitter)
September 27, 2016 - 12:30 GMT
The Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency has announced that the SR20 billion of time deposits will be given to banks on behalf of government entities.
Egyptian agricultural products exported to Russia are estimated at $350 million annually. (USAID)
September 27, 2016 - 11:30 GMT
Russia has agreed to lift a ban imposed last week on the import of Egyptian fruits and vegetables, following diplomatic talks in Moscow.
Hamad International Airport in Doha, designed by HOK. (HOK)
September 27, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Qatar will now allow passengers with a minimum transit time of five hours at Hamad International Airport to stay in Qatar for up to 96 hours, without applying for an entry visa ahead of time.
Abraaj has invested in the Pacific Alliance countries of Colombia, Mexico and Peru since 2008 across a range of sectors including retail, tourism, technology, food and beverage and consumer goods. (Trade Arabia)
September 27, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
The Abraaj group enters the apparel and footwear retail market in Mexico with a minority stake in Mexican footwear retailer Capa de Ozono.
Apple farmers briefly cut off the highway from Jbeil towards Beirut and dumped their apples on the street in protest of alleged barriers to selling their products. (Panoramio)
September 27, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
A new ministerial decree in Lebanon has imposed mandatory licensing for importers of frozen apples, pears and potatoes after protests from local farmers.
Egypt has been scrambling to attract investment needed to restore growth since the 2011 uprising, which ushered in protracted political turmoil and scared away tourists and foreign investors. (Wikimedia Commons)
September 27, 2016 - 07:30 GMT
Egypt is hoping for ten billion dollars of foreign direct investment in the 2016-17 fiscal year to incorporate a company that will facilitate a 'one-stop shopping' approach to projects.