April 1, 2014
The US is urging Lebanon not to drill into disputed zones to avoid conflict.
Motorists can now choose to get their vehicles tested and registered in the quiet of the night, avoiding long queues at daytime as the Roads Transport Authority (RTA) starts 24/7 services at four of its centres.
In an unprecedented move, more than 30 hotel and furnished apartment owners along Jeddah’s Corniche were ordered to pay back customers a combined SR300,000 in excess charges during the 10-day spring break.
The Telecommunications Ministry has slashed by up to 50 percent the price of local and international phone calls made through prepaid cards issued by the state-run telecom provider Ogero.
Sharjah’s hotel revenue is expected to increase by at least 10 per cent this year.
Jordan on Monday signed deals with two companies to build two solar energy-run power plants.
March 31, 2014
Qatar Airways will add more capacity to its Melbourne route, starting April 1.
Air traffic controllers are organizing a strike for Tuesday to demand a wage hike as government leadership discusses the issue for all public servants. However, the strike will definitely take a toll on Lebanon's already diminishing tourism and transport sectors.
Despite a busy Saturday night in Dubai, the joint effort of its residents to switch off lights for 60 minutes during Earth Hour resulted in energy savings of 255,000kWh - enough energy to power 16 average homes for one year - which is 22 per cent higher than last year’s savings.
The tourism dirham, a new fee announced by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) in January, takes effect on Monday.
The National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI) has said that electricity consumption in the sultanate has seen a dramatic 149.5 per cent increase.
Samsung’s legal tactic mimics Apple’s lyrical retelling of the “revolutionary” iPhone’s creation by its late founder Steve Jobs at the 2012 trial.
The programme includes several training disciplines, including tailoring, electrical wiring, IT and business skills, as well as supporting classes in Arabic, mathematics and life skills.
March 30, 2014
Despite falling tourism revenues, the current account was able to achieve a surplus due to grants received from Gulf states in the three months following the removal of Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi.
NBK estimated the country’s trade balance will shrink further in 2014 but stated that it will still remain substantial