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February 18, 2014

Qatar Airways will launch its new business-only flights on May 15 (Courtesy of Fly Fly Travel)
18:13 GMT

Qatar Airways will launch business class-only travel from Doha to London Heathrow in May 2014.

The new online platform lets investors track gold prices round-the-clock and manage their metal investments (File Archive/Shutterstock)
18:03 GMT

Qatar opened QGold, an online trade site for gold and silver this week.

The project will create a lot of jobs, which is fantastic for Bahrain in general
08:55 GMT

A three-storey shopping mall opening soon in Juffair will create up to 300 new jobs.

Gas use at oilfields rose 4.9 per cent to 9,047mn m3 in 2013
07:55 GMT

The consumption of natural gas in the sultanate grew by 3.2 per cent in 2013, mainly on the increased use of gas in oilfields and growing demand from industrial projects.

It is expected that the GCC Railway project will be completed by 2018.
07:15 GMT

The cost of railway project connecting the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), including the linking of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia through a bridge, is expected to be around $15.4 billion.

Pressure on French energy giant Total to pay more for liquefied natural gas that it ships from Yemen has intensified.
03:55 GMT

Last week, official news agency Saba quoted unnamed judicial sources as saying the government’s Public Funds Prosecution service, had started to probe the arrangement with Total.

Rola al-Helou, a journalist, said that an MEA employee told her she could not board her flight to Cairo because she was alone, and taunted her, challenging her to get up and walk to prove she was able-bodied.
03:24 GMT

“Although we appreciate Ms. Helou's feelings, the case should not in any way turn into a campaign to depict the company as heartless,” the statement said.

Morsi's legal monthly wage is LE44,516, which means that the remaining payments totaling nearly LE260,000 are tainted with violations, Geneina said.
03:10 GMT

The CAOwas accused of covering up financial crimes carried out by the regime of ousted president Hosni Mubarak.

February 17, 2014

Oumran added that Egypt is not currently facing any hindrances in its plan to produce renewable energy through wind and solar energy.
22:20 GMT

“The government has a long term plan which aims to generate 5500 MW through the use of traditional energy resources and 250 MW, through renewable energy, by 2027,” Oumran said.

The builder of the world’s tallest tower posted a quarterly profit of AED 756m ($206m), compared with AED 512m in the corresponding period of 2012
20:42 GMT

The developer, which launched several new projects last year, said its total value of sales in Dubai for 2013 was AED 12bn, nearly three times the amount in 2012.

Within the UAE, most students identified Dubai as their most likely study destination (File Archive)
13:00 GMT

UAE is ranked the fourth most attractive education destination in the world for students looking to pursue their studies abroad.

The FORSA project has provided mentoring training to upcoming entrepreneurs in the MENA region and beyond (For Illustrative Purposes/File Archive)
11:00 GMT

A new report suggests that 38 percent of entrepreneurs in Jordan are women, exceeding the international average rate of 33 percent.

Lebanese banks make up the largest national grouping on the eastern Mediterranean island
07:34 GMT

Lebanon and Cyprus will form a joint banking committee to strengthen financial ties between the two countries.

“This would be a fair decision to protect homebuyers,” Awamleh continued, noting that there are 2,700 companies registered at JHDA
03:43 GMT

“For example, several Iraqi investors built housing projects and left to settle in other countries,” Awamleh said, explaining that several buyers have complained to JHDA from construction faults after developers left the country.

The decision aims to achieve social and economic goals reflected in the provision of education fees that are acceptable to students and parents.
03:37 GMT

Parents can breathe a sigh of relief regarding education costs for the foreseeable future following a decision by authorities to cap school fee hikes.