Dubai plans to host over 25 million visitors during World Expo 2020. (Al Bawaba/File)
November 25, 2015 - 19:27 GMT
Dubai was officially declared as the venue for the World Expo 2020 at the 158th General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in Paris on Wednesday.
The pen can transform any wall into an interactive board. The young inventors hope teachers will use the pen in their classrooms. (Al Bawaba/File)
November 25, 2015 - 19:09 GMT
Three Emirati female students have invented a smart pen that can convert any wall into an interactive board.
Egypt exported €9M ($9.56M( worth of fruits, vegetables, and juices in the past nine months. (Twitter)
November 25, 2015 - 18:29 GMT
Over the past period, Egyptian-German commercial relations witnessed growth despite the problems facing the Egyptian economy.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and officials discuss the Russian MetroJet crash over Egypt's Sinai. (AFP/Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky)
November 25, 2015 - 13:45 GMT
Following his two-day visit to Cairo, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has confirmed Egypt's request to purchase arms in a rumored $1B deal.
The Binladin Group has been suspended from taking on new contracts following a crane accident at Mecca's Grand Mosque in September. (AFP/File)
November 25, 2015 - 13:10 GMT
One of Saudi Arabia's biggest construction firms has announced the immediate layoff of 15,000 staff in order to trim budgets affected by low oil prices.
The basis for negotiations is an estimated supply of not more than 4 BCM (billion cubic meters) of gas annually for 10-15 years. (Shutterstock)
November 25, 2015 - 12:40 GMT
US Noble Energy and the partners in the Leviathan gas discovery have signed a letter of intent with Egypt's Dolphinus Holdings
Governments are urged to pass cyber-specific laws and establish procedures for breach reporting. (Shutterstock)
November 25, 2015 - 12:00 GMT
A new report has seen a doubling in cybercrime in the first half of 2015, with the energy and telecom industries being the most targeted.
The oil market has been on the defensive in recent months amid uncertainty about how quickly the global glut of crude is set to shrink. (Shutterstock)
November 25, 2015 - 11:25 GMT
As OPEC prepares to convene on December 4, Saudi Arabia has pledged to work towards stabilizing the market, but analysts doubt that there will be plans to cut production.
The circumambulation area around the Holy Kaaba has been undergoing renovation for almost three years. (Skyscraper City)
November 25, 2015 - 10:55 GMT
Some 35,000 workers are putting the final touches on the circumambulation area and northern plazas of Mecca's pilgrimage site.
The attacks in Belgium and Paris, the downing of a Russian plane over Turkey and a US travel advisory weighs heavy on the markets. (Aleqt)
November 25, 2015 - 10:26 GMT
Global markets, travel and hospitality stocks slump in the wake of recent high-profile events.
Egypt is hoping to formalize an additional $1.5B in loans from the World Bank and African Development Bank by the end of the year. (Shutterstock)
November 25, 2015 - 07:11 GMT
The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development have agreed to a five-year financing agreement that will boost housing and power projects.
The Cyprus exploration has raised Lebanon's hopes that their hydrocarbon industry will also attract developers. (Shutterstock)
November 25, 2015 - 06:42 GMT
The new British Gas plans to develop Cyprus' hydrocarbon industry has given hope to Lebanon for future spoils - but can they overcome political obstacles?
Fakih IVF is looking to expand within the UAE and the GCC region. (Courtesy of
November 24, 2015 - 22:18 GMT
Abu Dhabi-based NMC Health announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a 51 per cent shareholding in Fakih IVF Group for Dh696 million.
Glowork seeks to empower Saudi women in business in Saudi Arabia. (LinkedIn)
November 24, 2015 - 21:52 GMT
Glowork, a Saudi agency that matches job-seeking Saudi women to jobs online, took home the social entrepreneurship award at the second iteration of the 2015 Emirates Award for Arabian Gulf Youth.
The investment will be used to produce oil equipment locally in Egypt. (Al Bawaba/File)
November 24, 2015 - 17:22 GMT
China Petroleum and Technology Development Corporation (CPTDC) intends to invest approximately $10m in Egypt, Li Qitang, Egypt’s chief office representative, told Daily News Egypt.
Sharjah will be the first location in the Middle East to have smart bins with Wi-Fi. (Twitter)
November 24, 2015 - 16:37 GMT
The UAE plans to install innovative solar-powered bins across Sharjah that double as hotspots, in line with the country's Innovation Week.