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A Lebanese man carries a block of ice at his factory on Aug. 3, 2015, as demand rises in the southern city of Sidon due to power cuts and heat waves. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayyat)
August 05, 2015 - 09:55 GMT
Business for ice factories are booming as excessive electricity problems and hot temperatures raise demand.
Dredgers are seen at work on the new waterway of the Suez canal on June 13, 2015, in the port city of Ismailia, east of the capital Cairo. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
August 05, 2015 - 09:41 GMT
Egypt's state employees will be given an official holiday next week for the massive project's opening ceremony.
August 05, 2015 - 09:29 GMT
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday appealed for urgent donations to help Palestinian refugees go to school.
The price of Brent crude oil fell below $50 per barrel last Monday. (AFP/File)
August 05, 2015 - 07:45 GMT
The price of Brent crude oil fell below $50 per barrel last Monday.
The Suez Canal opening will provide free transportation among other services. (AFP/File)
August 05, 2015 - 07:01 GMT
The Suez Canal opening will provide free transportation among other services.
The Iranian Offshore Oil Company is increasing crude oil production in the Persian Gulf, an official said. (AFP/File)
August 05, 2015 - 06:30 GMT
The Iranian Offshore Oil Company is increasing crude oil production in the Persian Gulf, an official said.
A fighter loyal to Yemen's exiled President Abd-Rabbo Mansour Hadi stands on a tank in Yemen's second city of Aden on July 30, 2015. (AFP/File)
August 05, 2015 - 00:30 GMT
The US delivered five M1A1 Abrams tank turrets to Egypt on Friday.
The families of 25 Lebanese hostages threatened Tuesday to stage demonstrations near the country's tourist destinations. (AFP/File)
August 05, 2015 - 00:18 GMT
The families of 25 Lebanese hostages threatened Tuesday to stage demonstrations near the country's tourist destinations.
Revenue from oil sales will be allocated to independent oil companies in the territory. (AFP/File)
August 05, 2015 - 00:13 GMT
Revenue from oil sales will be allocated to independent oil companies in the territory.
Security forces deployed Tuesday as residents protested electricity rationing in the city. (AFP/File)
August 05, 2015 - 00:09 GMT
Security forces deployed Tuesday as residents protested electricity rationing in the city.
Cocoa, chocolate and sugar confectionery investment increased 10.5 per cent. (YouTube)
August 04, 2015 - 11:13 GMT
GCC combined annual growth rate rises to 14.8 percent, with the strongest increases in animal feeds, dairy products, and drinks.