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Conflict is the biggest threat to human development, and conflict-affected states have the highest rates of poverty.  (AFP/FIle)
July 08, 2015 - 07:09 GMT
Fifteen years after the UN set out its Millennium Declaration, the Middle East poverty rates reveal suffering among splendor.
The  ban is intended to protect and improve marketing for domestic cotton production. (Shutterstock)
July 08, 2015 - 06:29 GMT
Indefinite ban has prompted a backlash from the textile industry, which depends on short-staple cotton not grown in Egypt.
Analysts expect a growth in mid-market properties in Dubai as the hotel market seeks to provide a more diverse product offering. (Wikimedia Commons)
July 07, 2015 - 20:06 GMT
Demand for mid-scale hotels remains strong, as the industry seeks to cater to cash-strapped younger generation and middle class travellers.
The investment comes following a recent visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Russia. (Geopolitics)
July 07, 2015 - 19:47 GMT
The funds will be reportedly invested in infrastructure and agriculture, as well as healthcare, retail and real estate.
The Ghurairs are one of the leading merchant families in the UAE. (Photo courtesy of Emirates 247)
July 07, 2015 - 18:58 GMT
Following in the steps of Saudi Prince Al Waleed bin Talal, the chairman and founder of Mashreq Bank pledges $32bn to a foundation supporting education in the Arab world.
A four-day campaign in the country started Monday to raise awareness about the dangers of electricity theft. (AFP/File)
July 07, 2015 - 12:13 GMT
A four-day campaign in the country started Monday to raise awareness about the dangers of electricity theft.
A Chinese tourist from Hong Kong looks at the columns of the ancient Persian city of Persepolis near Shiraz in southern Iran. (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)
July 07, 2015 - 12:04 GMT
The World Travel and Tourism Council put the value of Iran's tourism industry at about $7.8 billion in a recent report.
The country's third quarter of the fiscal year saw a significant decline in foreign debt. (Shutterstock)
July 07, 2015 - 11:30 GMT
The country's third quarter of the fiscal year saw a significant decline in debt.
Protesters wave Palestinian flags during a demonstration on July 23, 2014 in front of the Invalides in Paris, to denounce Israel's military campaign in Gaza and to show their support to the Palestinian people. (AFP/Kenzo Tribouillard)
July 07, 2015 - 11:16 GMT
Thousands of Israeli employees could lose their jobs if the country is subject to a full international boycott.
Cuba’s new foreign investment law allows 100 percent foreign ownership and offers substantial tax breaks. (Trip Advisor)
July 07, 2015 - 07:31 GMT
Lebanese businesses seek to capitalize on the relaxed US embargo and new investment laws on foreign investment in Cuba.
Egypt is trying to attract investments to repair an economy battered by years of political turmoil.  (Twitter)
July 07, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
The EGX closed at its lowest in over a year on Monday.