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March 24, 2013

President Obama and King Abdullah arrive at a press conference (AFP Photo)
08:07 GMT

Obama's parting gift to Abdullah is a welcome boost to a floundering economy.

Visitors at the Dubai World Trade Centre (Gulf News Photo)
06:42 GMT

1.85 million visitors as number of exhibitors soar in 2012

Strikers stop the traffic in Beirut (Daily Star)
06:15 GMT

End to the mass strike action is one glimmer of light in Lebanon which is in the midst of political chaos after the government resigned on Friday evening.

March 21, 2013

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi
14:13 GMT

Minister says that the route between Upper Egypt and Iran are expected to resume soon.

Bahrain's telecoms watchdog is facing legal action
10:51 GMT

Legal action is being taken against Bahrain's telecom watchdog for allegedly barring Menatelecom from bidding to offer 4G mobile phone services.

India could invest up to $400 million in Egypt
10:30 GMT

Indian companies signalled their willingness to invest up to $400 million towards projects in power-generation, plastic, and real estate in Egypt.

GCC countries and Iran have sealed a key telecoms deal, it was announced on Wednesday
10:17 GMT

An agreement involving the GCC countries and Iran which would help control mobile services spillover has been reached, it was announced on Wednesday.

The LMA has refused Egyptian banks access to the domestic market
10:10 GMT

Libya's financial authority refuse Egypt's top bank entry

Royal Jordanian will transfer all its flight operations to the new terminal at Queen Alia International on Thursday
09:06 GMT

Royal Jordanian will transfer all its flight operations to the new terminal at Queen Alia International Airport on Thursday.

Protestors near Beirut airport earlier in the week (Daily Star)
08:55 GMT

The country is facing its biggest protest yet with roads across Lebanon expected to close

Dubai's electricity and water authority are not planning any more Islamic bond sales
07:58 GMT

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is not expecting to issue more Islamic bonds before 2015 if electricity demand growth in the emirate remains steady, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

MPs and Minister speak during the Lower House session (Jordan Times)
07:49 GMT

A number of MPs have threatened to rebel against the proposal the last time it was floated.

Egypt's Cabinet on Wednesday unveiled the main features of its social and economic development plan for the fiscal year 2013/14.
03:18 GMT

Egypt's Cabinet on Wednesday unveiled the main features of its social and economic development plan for the fiscal year 2013/14.

March 20, 2013

Christine Lagarde's Paris flat has been raided by police.
12:57 GMT

Christine Lagarde has been the subject of investigation over her role in a multi-million dollar payout when she served as France's Finance minister.

Amman view
10:57 GMT

The government has promised to black-list companies that persistently breach labour regulations.