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July 10, 2013

Screenshot of Google's Ramadan homepage
11:26 GMT

Google is one of several brands to announce special services for the Holy Month, with the unveiling of a dedicated “hub,” according to a statement by the internet giant issued today.

$140 billion is slated be for transportation
11:13 GMT

Qatar is reportedly planning to spend $200 billion over the next decade as it prepares to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

South Africa’s exports to the UAE primarily constitute agricultural products, machinery, automotive parts, gold, raw diamonds and financial services
09:28 GMT

The total bilateral trade between South Africa and the UAE is valued at approximately $3 billion (Dh11 billion).

The value of Saudi imports during the period increased by 2.8 percent to reach SR 52.48 billion ($ 13.99 billion)
06:14 GMT

The total value of Saudi nonoil commodity exports in May reached SR 16.02 billion.

July 9, 2013

Photo taken from Cloisall promotional website
10:58 GMT

Cloisall, a leading UAE-based interiors contractor operating in the mid-to high-end luxury space, has secured new fit-out projects worth Dh150 million ($41 million) across the emirates.

Photo used for illustrative purposes
10:42 GMT

Iran exported more than one million tons of oil products in the past Iranian calendar year, which ended on March 20

Photo used for illustrative purposes (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
10:32 GMT

Eight pest control companies in Dubai have been shut down recently for using banned pesticides at homes

Egyptian supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi (portrait) wave their national flag as they attend a rally in support of the former Islamist leader outside Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque on July 8, 2013. (Source: AFP/ MAHMUD HAMS)
10:17 GMT

New York crude prices soared to a 14-month high during the weekend, as political tension in Egypt continued to shake confidence in consistent supplies from the Middle East.

Etihad promotional photograph
10:09 GMT

Etihad Airways, an Abu Dhabi government-owned carrier, said second-quarter revenue jumped 7 percent on the year to reach $1.33 billion (Dh4.9 billion)

A man and woman look out at the Doha Skyline (Albawaba/J. Zach Hollo)
09:37 GMT

Qatar National Vision 2013 and programs such as Q2022 are focusing on leaving a legacy for the upcoming World Cup

July 8, 2013

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10:01 GMT

The discovery means the Jewish state could suck up Lebanese gas through horizontal or vertical drilling

Dubai night skyline (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
07:52 GMT

Emirates NBD appoints new Chief Investment Officer of Wealth Management Division

Azadi Monument, Tehran (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
07:51 GMT

The value of Iranian water projects in foreign countries has risen by 282 percent since the start of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s administration in 2005

(Source: Etihad's facebook page)
07:36 GMT

Indian civil aviation minister Ajit Singh is understood to have threatened to quit in the wake of the contentious Jet-Etihad dead.

(Source: AFP)
07:05 GMT

Measures include reconsidering prices of imported production requirements, promotion of national exports and diversification of the economy base