HH Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, HH Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned and Sepp Blatter celebrate Qatar's winning bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022.  (EPA)
September 02, 2015 - 04:43 GMT
New agreement comes amid heavy international criticism for migrant labor abuse and stalled legal reforms.
Dubai plans to reduce its energy consumption by 30 percent in five years. (AFP/File)
September 01, 2015 - 14:08 GMT
Dubai plans to reduce its energy consumption by 30 percent in five years.
OPEC said Iran created a list of 50 oil and gas projects worth $185 billion to start developing this year. (AFP/File)
September 01, 2015 - 13:20 GMT
Iran is planning its return to the global energy stage with a bang.
Leviathan gas field in Israel. (AFP/File)
September 01, 2015 - 12:30 GMT
The delay came one day after news broke on the discovery of a natural gas field in Egypt.
Austrian teens Samra (17) and Sabina (15) travelled to Syria to become jihadi brides and were desperate to return home a few months later. (File photo)
September 01, 2015 - 09:00 GMT
The International Organisation for Child Protection said that the move would help protect children from joining armed conflicts abroad.
Eni's discovery in the Zohr field could become one of the world's largest natural gas finds. (Shutterstock)
September 01, 2015 - 08:00 GMT
Fears that Islamist militants will derail the development of largest ever gas discovery in Egypt's Mediterranean, after offices of Italian firm Eni suffer damage from bombing.
Oman hopes to receive gas from Iran through a separate pipeline that has yet to be built. (Shutterstock)
September 01, 2015 - 07:00 GMT
Possible shift follows rising levels of domestic consumption of liquefied natural gas and shrinking exports.
Fears abound that the ruble will continue to drop due to close links with oil prices. (
September 01, 2015 - 06:02 GMT
The weakening ruble has had a tangible impact on Russian tourists in the GCC.
The city of Jouf has around 12 million olive trees that produce olives for export. (Flickr)
September 01, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Saudi exports include olives, wheat, dates, watermelon, poultry, eggs and fresh milk.
Palestinian students play in a classroom at a UN school in Gaza City on Sept. 14, 2014 on the first day of the new school year. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
August 31, 2015 - 15:06 GMT
The academic year for the UNRWA's 250 schools in Gaza began on Monday with nearly 250,000 children attending.
Sukleen, the company responsible for collecting Lebanon's trash, started a strike and began a crisis that evolved to a call for economic reform. (AFP/File)
August 31, 2015 - 13:40 GMT
Environment Minister Mohammed al-Mashnouq asked the Lebanese prime minister to appoint someone in his place.