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March 25, 2013

Egypt central bank
13:18 GMT

Gaddafi cousin heading the other way in extradition.

Bahrain, home of Arig HQ
11:04 GMT

Chief exec refuses to speak after a fiery debate with disgruntled shareholders

Jazeera Airways
10:10 GMT

Talks are ongoing between budget carrier Jazeera and Kuwait Airways

Syrians crossing into Lebanon on March 22 (Daily Star/ Nidal Solh)
09:43 GMT

Citrus and bananas banned as Syria retaliates for burning of fuel tankers.

Guest labourers in Jordan (Jordan Times Photo)
08:13 GMT

Jordan's Labour Ministry to launch investigation after a damning report into violations of guest workers' rights.

Dubai marina
07:42 GMT

Single women made up almost a quarter of Dubai's property investment market in 2012.

March 24, 2013

Cairo
13:00 GMT

Orascom Construction Industries (OCI) reaches initial agreement to pay Egyptian tax authority LE7.1 billion ($1 billion)

Migrant workers
12:03 GMT

Saudi government threatens to penalise firms that don't employ local talent.

Mall in Saudi Arabia
10:51 GMT

Around 3 in 10 people across the MENA and GCC region don't put aside any savings at the end of the month.

Suez Canal, Egypt
08:20 GMT

The Suez Canal recorded a bumper day on Saturday as a record 68 vessels passed through.

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.