September 25, 2012
Egypt denied on Monday that a $4.8 billion loan requested from the International Monetary Fund would be put to a yet-to-be-elected parliament for approval, a move that could have delayed the dispersal of funds.
September 24, 2012
Israel has confirmed that it is to issue 5,000 work permits for Palestinians living in the Occupied West Bank.
German electronics manufacturer Siemens has denied claims of selling any nuclear equipment to Iran, after Tehran accused the firm of selling gear implanted with explosives.
The Hamas government has barred much of Gaza's fruit imports from Israel, citing a need to cultivate local Palestinian agriculture.
Egypt's Illicit Gains Authority (IGA) has received 597 reports since January 2011, including 45 related to key figures in the Mubarak regime, Asem El-Gohary, IGA head, said on Monday, but the majority still await investigation.
Lebanon's Minister for Economy and Trade held talks aimed to assist the Agro-Food industry, after the economy continued to shrink and the overspill from the Syrian conflict started to impact on the industry.
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) may issue an Islamic bond, or sukuk, in 2013, as part of its refinancing plans, the company's chief executive said on Monday.
Saudi Arabia's Gross Domestic Product grew by sixteen per cent, in the first quater of 2012, according to newly released figures.
Palestine's Balance of Payment deficit increased in the second quarter of 2012, according to statistics released by Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) and Palestine Monetary Authority (PMA).
South Sudan will split a massive oil block largely held by Total into three parts, giving one to the French company and the others to two firms, officials said, in the biggest shake-up of the nation’s concessions since it seceded from Sudan.
Iran is planning to block access to Google and Gmail in a response to the "Innocence of Muslims" clip that appeared on YouTube. Analyst predict that this is a first step towards the launch of its closed national intranet system.
As a country having one of the most heated summers ever recorded on the planet, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is now hailed as one of the world’s top solar power producers of clean energy.
The debacle of public sector wage increases in Lebanon is continuing, with the Finance Minister, Mohammed Safadi, saying that he is committed to wage increase that came in to effect in February.
Russia has cautioned Egypt over the "mistreatment" of its citizens after several Russian families were expelled from a Red Sea resort hotel when their bankrupt tour operators failed to pay.
September 23, 2012
International rating agencies have removed Egypt from their monitoring list in a clear sign that the economy is starting to improve after the Arab Spring.