February 18, 2013
Jordan is to continue its crackdown on counterfeit software, with the National Library Department saying yesterday that it will focus its attention on private schools outside of the capital, Amman.
The UAE and the UK are in talks on Typhoon combat aircraft, Philip Dunne, UK minister of defence equipment, support and technology told the Gulf News.
Israel is considering building a railway that would present a serious alternative to the Suez Canal, according to reports in UK's The Times news papers.
Saudi Arabia has earmarked around SR502.5 billion ($134 billion) for power generation and water projects in a bid to raise electrical generation at 49 per cent through 2019.
Automatic spending cuts set to go into effect in the US early next month may affect Washington’s military and humanitarian assistance to Jordan.
February 17, 2013
The World Bank (WB) has announced to fund in Yemen three new projects at a total cost of US$ 206 million.
Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (Kufpec) has reportedly picked five banks to arrange a $750 million, five-year loan.
Inflation in Saudi Arabia has accelerated to 4.2 percent year-on-year in January this year, the highest level since July 2012, driven up by an increase in the cost of food.
Social networking giant Facebook is working with the FBI to investigate a malware attack, a report has said.
An Egyptian rights group and the nation's telecommunication's ministry have filed appeals to reverse a court order to block YouTube.
Lebanon's Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, agreed Friday to forward the salary scale hike to Parliament on Monday, a day earlier than planned to help avert strike action by the public employees’ union.
Egypt has had returned around $174 million in cash and land after the government reached a reconciliation deal with former ministers and businessmen who served or were prominent under deposed president Hosni Mubarak.
German oil firm Wintershall said it is struggling to return production in Libya to levels from before the civil war, with difficulties finding contractors, and despite its vast resources, it is also ruling out exploring for more hydrocarbons.
The first of two electricity barges aimed at boosting Lebanon’s ailing power production entered Lebanese territorial waters Saturday.
Egypt’s unemployment rate saw a slight rise of 0.5 percent quarter on quarter in Q4 of 2012, reaching 13 percent of the country’s total labour force, state statistical body CAPMAS reported Saturday.