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International tourists in Sousse gather around a memorial for the slain. (AFP/Fethi Nasri)
June 30, 2015 - 11:18 GMT
The massacre of foreign tourists in Sousse was a calculated attempt to destroy the biggest revenue earner and source of employment in Tunisia.
The tourism minister remained cautiously optimistic, recognising that the political impasse and the Syrian conflict threaten Lebanon's stability. (Shutterstock)
June 30, 2015 - 11:04 GMT
The country has witnessed a 25 percent increase in tourist numbers over the last nine months, in spite of recent attacks.
The Omagine Project will incorporate cultural, heritage, entertainment and residential components. Yiti Beach, Muscat. (Shutterstock)
June 30, 2015 - 10:41 GMT
The ambitious complex will cover one million square meters of beachfront west of Muscat.
Partner Communications will cease to use the Orange name within 24 months, the companies announced Tuesday. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
June 30, 2015 - 10:12 GMT
Partner Communications will cease to use the Orange name within 24 months, the companies announced Tuesday.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius walks with others during a break in a meeting with world powers seeking to pin down a nuclear deal with Iran at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel, on March 31, 2015 in Lausanne. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)
June 30, 2015 - 08:03 GMT
France is ready to travel to Tehran in the event of a signed nuclear agreement with the US.
The anti-BDS law was part of a deal with Asian states known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. (AFP/File)
June 30, 2015 - 07:35 GMT
The bipartisan bill conditions any free trade agreement with the European Union on its rejection of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS).
Each plant in Upper Egypt is expected to generate 143 GWh per year. (AFP/Abdelhak Senna)
June 29, 2015 - 20:56 GMT
Each plant in Upper Egypt is expected to generate 143 GWh per year.
Thailand welcomed about 650,000 Middle Eastern visitors in 2014. (AFP/File)
June 29, 2015 - 19:13 GMT
Thailand welcomed about 650,000 Middle Eastern visitors in 2014.
The Institute for Economics and Peace said dealing with Egypt's levels of violence cost the nation $62.5 billion in 2014. (AFP/File)
June 29, 2015 - 16:48 GMT
The Institute for Economics and Peace said dealing with Egypt's levels of violence cost the nation $62.5 billion in 2014.
Delegates attend a signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (AFP/Takaki Yajima)
June 29, 2015 - 16:37 GMT
Nine nations in the Middle East are founding members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
Recent cases include busting a fake recruitment agency, money fraud, and manipulation of university degree certificates. (Shutterstock)
June 29, 2015 - 10:23 GMT
Dubai Police are increasingly tackling sophisticated technology-assisted crimes.