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3 أيلول/سبتمبر 2014

 Iran has agreed to export 20 million cubic meters per day (mcm/d) of gas to Oman, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said.
20:26 بتوقيت جرينتش

Oman began importing Qatari gas in 2007, but its demand has risen rapidly since then, threatening its LNG exports and pushing Muscat back to the negotiating table with Tehran.

Fahmy declined to reveal the names of investors that are slated to settle their disputes with government bodies, saying that the settlements have not yet been approved by the cabinet.
19:39 بتوقيت جرينتش

Fahmy declined to reveal the names of investors that are slated to settle their disputes with government bodies, saying that the settlements have not yet been approved by the cabinet.

Middle East airport traffic grew by 9.2 per cent in July (File/AFP)
13:20 بتوقيت جرينتش

Middle Eastern airlines recorded the strongest growth in passenger traffic in July with a 9.2 per cent rise, according to a report.

Crystal Lagoons Corp is the world's leading company for luxury lagoons and resorts (Image: Hospitality Business)
12:19 بتوقيت جرينتش

The leading world developer of giant crystalline lagoons has unveiled a massive 8-hectare project in the Prince Sultan Cultural Centre to build hotels, a medical city, educational facilities, villas and apartments.

Dubai's Public Transport Agency aims to boost marine transport to 1.25 million customers by the end of 2014 (File/AFP)
11:52 بتوقيت جرينتش

The PTA and RTA launched a Dubai Ferry line to increase marine transport around the Emirate, with five long-distance trips.

City Centre Muscat will have 60 new stores and a new dining zone, following the expansion project (Image: Blogspot)
09:01 بتوقيت جرينتش

Leading Dubai developer Majid Al Futtaim announced plans to expand a retail mall in Oman's capital, Muscat, including 60 shopping and dining options.

Siemens aims to increase its presence in the GCC region (Image: Designmena)
08:37 بتوقيت جرينتش

Global tech giant Siemens handed over the Shuweihat S3 power plant in Abu Dhabi to begin commercial operations.

More than 61,000 Turkish nationals have traveled to Mecca this year to perform the hajj, a ritual compulsory for all Muslims who are physically and financially able to make the journey.
04:55 بتوقيت جرينتش

Turks are expected to spend $1.1 billion on pilgrimages to the holy city of Mecca this year.

Lebanon's economy is expected to grow 1.5 to 2 per cent and inflation is not expected to exceed 4 per cent in the year 2014, despite the fall-out from the war in neighbouring Syria,
04:55 بتوقيت جرينتش

Lebanon's economy has been hard hit by the war in Syria, which started in 2011 and has repeatedly spilled over into the small Mediterranean country

2 أيلول/سبتمبر 2014

Flights will start to Oslo and Brussels on September 2 (File/AFP)
12:29 بتوقيت جرينتش

The biggest Middle Eastern airline, Emirates, added two more destinations to its network this week including Oslo and Brussels.

Emirates NBD will expand operations in Saudi, according to the company's CEO, Shayne Nelson (File/AFP)
12:03 بتوقيت جرينتش

Dubai's largest bank, Emirates NBD, is looking to increase its presence in Saudi Arabia, CEO of the company announced.

Siemens will construct static var compensators across several substations in Saudi Arabia (File)
11:39 بتوقيت جرينتش

German technology giant Siemens won two contracts with Saudi Electricity Company to construct static var compensators (SVCs), across the kingdom.

Total earnings across the GCC rocketed by 11 percent to $33 billion in comparison to the same period in 2013 (File/AFP)
11:03 بتوقيت جرينتش

UAE corporate earnings increased by 16 percent in the first half of the year, surpassing the average growth rate for the GCC region.

The mall is one of five projects opened in Dubai (Image: Nakheel)
09:09 بتوقيت جرينتش

Major Dubai developer Nakheel officially opened the Jumeirah Park Pavillion as the first of five malls to be launched in the emirate.

Residential properties posted a 34.5 percent growth in July - a significant increase from 2013 (File/AFP)
08:42 بتوقيت جرينتش

Residential property prices increased by 34.5 percent in July, compared to the previous year.