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Bonki Rushdi Tojikiston decided to move towards Islamic banking in October 2014. (Pixabay)
May 24, 2015 - 08:00 GMT
BRT in Tajikistan looks to Saudi-based ICD, an arm of the Islamic Development Bank, in their move towards a shariah compliant financial system.
The pipeline is expected to be operational in 2017. (Shutterstock)
May 24, 2015 - 07:00 GMT
Iraq is determined to complete the oil and gas pipeline linking Basra to Aqaba despite 'challenges on the ground' according to the Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister.
Participants at WEF MENA 2015 listen to Gordon Brown, former UK PM and current Chair of the WEF Global Strategic Infrastructure Initiative. (World Economic Forum/Benedikt von Loebell)
May 24, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Low interest rates and savings surpluses, as well as low oil prices, mean the time is right for MENA countries to focus on infrastructure development; public-private partnerships are essential.
H. Gamble, CNBC Anchor; S Al Mutlaq Dep. PM of Iraq; NS Judeh, Jordanian Deputy PM and Minister of Foreign Affairs, A Moussa Secretary-Gen. League of Arab States (2001-2011); and EB Eide, WEF. (World Economic Forum/Benedikt von Loebell)
May 23, 2015 - 14:00 GMT
Chaotic geopolitics across the Middle East and North Africa could lead to a new strategic order in the region.
Bodour Al Qasimi, Chairperson, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority - Shurooq, UAE. (World Economic Forum/Benedikt von Loebell)
May 23, 2015 - 13:00 GMT
Young people should be educated in critical thinking skills, while the inclusion of women in the workforce can reduce unemployment levels.
Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authority and Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization Executive Committee (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
May 23, 2015 - 11:00 GMT
Egypt's President Sisi stressed the importance of engaging young people and addressing extremism, while Palestinian leader Abbas expressed hope for resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
The Schwab Foundation's 2015 Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awardees for MENA with Hilde Schwab and HRH King Abdullah and HRH Queen Rania of Jordan. (World Economic Forum/Benedikt von Loebell)
May 23, 2015 - 09:00 GMT
Three outstanding social entrepreneurs from Morocco, Lebanon and Palestine working in the areas of health, disability, employment and gender are this year's MENA awardees.
Jordan's King Abdullah II at the opening of  the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa 2015. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
May 23, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Meeting is a platform to promote economic and social progress; King calls for entrepreneurship and inclusive growth to achieve regional prosperity; MENA should focus on innovation and not be sidetracked by regional turmoil.
The plans were revealed at a press conference at the Imex Frankfurt 2015 in Germany.
May 22, 2015 - 01:23 GMT
The plans were revealed at a press conference at the Imex Frankfurt 2015 in Germany.
A general view shows muslim pilgrims praying at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Mecca. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
May 22, 2015 - 01:04 GMT
The governor disclosed his plans for massive development in the region.
Israel has refused a court order to pay compensation to Iran as part of an agreement dating back to the Islamic Revolution. (AFP/File)
May 22, 2015 - 00:41 GMT
Israel has refused a court order to pay compensation to Iran as part of an agreement dating back to the Islamic Revolution.