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A Palestinian boy sits amidst used clothes and items at the weekly flea market in the Nusseirat Refugee Camp, central Gaza Strip, on February 29. (AFP/File)
July 26, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Many of those firms cited political instability, corruption, unreliable electricity supply and inadequate access to finance as factors that were holding them back.
Egypt, which has been facing foreign currency shortages, devalued the pound to 8.78 in March then hiked key rates by 150 basis points just days later to control inflation. (File photo)
July 26, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
The central bank put up its key rates by 100 basis points to their highest level in years at its last MPC meeting on June 16, a move economists said was meant to rein in surging inflation and ease downward pressure on the Egyptian pound.
The Solar Impulse 2 touched down in Abu Dhabi Tuesday morning, completing the first round-the-world trip of a zero-fuel plane. (Wikimedia Commons)
July 26, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
The trip took over a year to finish, breaking nine world records in the process.
BDS protesters in Italy. (AFP/Vincenzo Pinto)
July 26, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Netanyahu said his government has defeated the international boycott movement by attacking it on 'many fronts'.
The sponsor has not extended the Iqamas (residence permits) of many of these workers. (Saudi Gazette)
July 26, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
The labor office told these workers that their case will be forwarded to the higher court. But it will take at least three weeks because of procedural issues, the workers were reportedly told.
State-owned institutions across Turkey, including Turkish Airlines, have begun firing anyone with alleged ties to Fethullah Gulen's religious movement. (Shutterstock)
July 25, 2016 - 16:05 GMT
The airline said in a statement the employees were sacked for connection to the Fethullah Gulen movement.
A new electronic media law in Kuwait is tightening restrictions on online publications. (Shutterstock)
July 25, 2016 - 15:41 GMT
Media companies based in Kuwait must now have a Kuwaiti owner, and existing companies have one year to comply.
A Turkish flag pictured in Gaziantep, southeastern Turkey. (AFP Photo/Ozan Kose)
July 25, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
They took out advertisements in newspapers in Germany, France, the U.K. and the U.S. on Monday, aimed at boosting the perception of Turkey following the July 15 coup attempt.
There has been an increase in cyber attacks, mainly motivated by corporate espionage. (File photo)
July 25, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
According to a recent report by Trend Micro, the mining industry is being targeted by cyber criminals.
Among Arab investors in Dubai, Jordanians came in first, followed by Egyptians and Lebanese. (File photo)
July 25, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Overall, Arab investors contributed investments worth $1.9 billion in the first half of 2016.
Saudi women shopping in one of the country's many malls. (File)
July 25, 2016 - 10:02 GMT
A recent study by the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry revealed that closing shops early would have widespread negative economic impact.
Riyadh is one of three cities in Saudi in which only nationals can buy property. (AFP/File)
July 25, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
The council upheld the decision that only Saudi nationals can own property in the two holy cities and country's capital.
Solar energy is one form of renewable energy that could bring millions to Egypt's economy. (Shutterstock)
July 25, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Italian renewable energy projects in Egypt are seeking compensation for unhappy investors.
Fethullah Gulen, currently in the US. (AFP/File)
July 24, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Turkey will shut down over 2,000 businesses that have links to US-based Fethullah Gulen.
Dubai is seeing exponential growth in foreigners owning property in the emirate. (AFP/File)
July 24, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Saudis and Jordanians are the top Arab buyers in the Dubai property market.
All Dubai residents must have health insurance by the end of 2016. (Shutterstock)
July 24, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
A special annual health insurance package is available for Dubai residents, who must have some health insurance coverage by the end of the year.