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Vodafone, Orange, Etisalat said they rejected the 4G licensing conditions due to overpricing, the lack of available frequencies, and the condition of paying half of the licence’s value in US dollars. (Shutterstock)
September 29, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
TE's purchase of Egypt's first 4G license makes it Egypt's fourth mobile operator, but it can only offer voice services by using the other companies’ existing towers and networks.
The new law also allows women to leave the workplace for two hours daily to take care of their babies for one year from the date of delivery. (Shutterstock)
September 29, 2016 - 11:03 GMT
Abu Dhabi civil servants will benefit from three days' paternity leave and three months' paid maternity leave under a new law that also covers wider recruitment directives.
The deal would involve revenue sharing between the two airlines on the London Heathrow to Doha route only. (British Airways)
September 29, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
From October 30, British Airways and Qatar Airways will codeshare on all non-stop flights between the UK and Doha.
The World Economic Forum's report showed that geopolitical instability is undermining economic progress in the entire region. (Shutterstock)
September 29, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Qatar and Saudi Arabia slipped four positions each this year in the global ranking, but still managed to make the global top 30, whilst UAE retains its position as the most competitive Arab country.
One Shoura member said the cuts targeted high income people and did not affect ordinary citizens. (File photo)
September 29, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
The decision to cut perks and salaries of Saudi public sector employees has unveiled previously-unknown benefits such as 'Honesty allowances', allowances to typists for typing and provisions for 'appearance'.
The development came after Kuwaiti lawmakers on Thursday requested an emergency session of parliament to debate the price increase.. (File photo)
September 29, 2016 - 07:24 GMT
A Kuwait administrative court has asked the government to reverse the decision to raise petrol prices, with a ruling that can be still challenged by the government at appeals and supreme courts.
Sources in OPEC said the group would reduce output to 32.5 million barrels per day from current production of 33.24 million bpd, according to Reuters. (File photo)
September 29, 2016 - 07:13 GMT
The Iranian oil minister has announced that the informal talks in Algeria have reached an agreement over cutting output, but details are yet to be hammered out.
The adoption of shorter contracts in Oman is leaving workers worried about their futures, with loans to repay. (File photo)
September 29, 2016 - 05:35 GMT
The economic slowdown is forcing companies to offer six-month contracts, affecting both skilled and unskilled workers, expats and Omanis alike.
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.