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August 1, 2015

OPEC said price volatility and oversupply was damaging the market. (AFP/File)
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OPEC said price volatility and oversupply was damaging the market.
The US has given the World Food Program $65 million for Middle Eastern countries struggling to support Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
12:48 GMT
The US has given the World Food Program $65 million for Middle Eastern countries struggling to support Syrian refugees.
The airport had more than two million passengers in one month alone. (AFP/File)
10:56 GMT
The airport had more than two million passengers in one month alone.
Oil production in northern Iraq continues without disruption. (AFP/File)
10:14 GMT
Oil production in northern Iraq continues without disruption.

July 31, 2015

The government plans to raise electricity prices for mid-to-high household usage by an average of 19 percent. (AFP/File)
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The government plans to raise electricity prices for mid-to-high household usage by an average of 19 percent.

July 30, 2015

The Northeastern Badia District in Jordan showed low passing rates for students. (AFP/Ali Jarekjiali Jarekji)
11:59 GMT
The Northeastern Badia District in Jordan showed low passing rates for students.
The Ministry of Economy said the revised fuel prices in the UAE will not have an impact on the price of consumer goods. (AFP/File)
11:50 GMT
The Ministry of Economy said the revised fuel prices in the UAE will not have an impact on the price of consumer goods.
Small businesses have been severely hit by the pile-up as fewer customers enter the establishments. (AFP/File)
11:27 GMT
Small businesses have been severely hit by the pile-up as fewer customers enter the establishments.
Iranian Khodro and German Mercedes-Benz will sign a deal soon for production of cars, Iran's auto manufacturer said.
09:17 GMT
Iranian Khodro and German Mercedes-Benz will sign a deal soon for production of cars, Iran's auto manufacturer said.
Samsung has announced the date for its next Galaxy Unpacked event where the company will launch the next flagship Note. (AFP/File)
09:07 GMT
Samsung has announced the date for its next Galaxy Unpacked event where the company will launch the next flagship Note.
There are ways to teach children financial responsibility early.
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Here are some tips to help teach your children financial responsibility at an early age.
The Lebanese government hopes to enroll 200,000 Syrian students in public schools this year, nearly double the number of last year. (AFP/File)
06:34 GMT
The Lebanese government hopes to enroll 200,000 Syrian students in public schools this year, nearly double the number of last year.

July 29, 2015

The country would raise tourism revenues to $26 billion with double the visitors. (AFP/File)
21:46 GMT
The country would raise tourism revenues to $26 billion.
Palestinians ride a horse and cart past the Gazy City power plant in this March 15, 2014. (AFP/File)
21:36 GMT
More fuel is expected to enter Gaza over the next two days to double the amount of electricity for Gaza's power plant.
US soldiers are pictured in May 2010 in front of a Patriot missile battery at an army base in the northern Polish town of Morag. (AFP/Wojtek Radwanski)
21:26 GMT
The State Department approved sales of US Patriot interceptor missiles and aircraft countermeasure systems.
The program would allow Lebanese exports to the US without paying duties and customs in efforts to boost the economy. (AFP/File)
21:14 GMT
The program would allow Lebanese exports to the US without paying duties and customs in efforts to boost the economy.
Egypt's communications and information technology minister promised the new Internet would be implemented in the country by the first quarter of next year.
20:45 GMT
Egypt's communications and information technology minister promised the new Internet would be implemented in the country by the first quarter of next year.
The Gaza Strip's only functioning power plant is set to resume operations following a one-week hiatus. (AFP/File)
17:49 GMT
The Gaza Strip's only functioning power plant is set to resume operations following a one-week hiatus.
The first half of property values in Oman showed a 45.9 percent rise compared with the first half of 2014. (Flickr/J.Elliott)
14:56 GMT
The first half of property values in Oman showed a 45.9 percent rise compared with the first half of 2014.
Microsoft's new operating system Windows 10 was launched Wednesday in efforts to compete with Apple. (AFP/File)
14:11 GMT
Here are some key points about Microsoft's new operating system launched Wednesday.
Iran is seeking to improve relationships with countries across the Middle East, especially with the UAE. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
13:58 GMT
The country is seeking to improve relationships with countries across the Middle East, especially with the UAE.
The drop in gold prices has many families heading to the market to stock up on gold. (AFP/File)
10:34 GMT
The drop in gold prices has many families heading to the market to stock up on gold.
Deregulating oil increased the cost of fuel by 23 percent, but there is some good news.
09:51 GMT
Deregulating oil increased the cost of fuel by 23 percent, but there is some good news.
Sometimes adjusting the pace for individual workers can ensure better productivity. (Shutterstock)
09:38 GMT
Pace can be a difficult adjustment for those dealing with a new work environment.
The first truckloads of Qatari-funded fuel left from the Suez Canal in Egypt on Tuesday to support Gaza after its sole power plant shut down. (AFP/File)
09:13 GMT
The first truckloads of Qatari-funded fuel left from the Suez Canal in Egypt on Tuesday to support Gaza after its sole power plant shut down.
The UAE on Tuesday announced new fuel prices effective in August.
08:52 GMT
The UAE on Tuesday announced new fuel prices effective in August.
The Dubai-based global shipping terminal operator DP World has launched construction work on a new terminal at Jebel Ali Port. (AFP/File)
08:21 GMT
The Dubai-based global shipping terminal operator DP World has launched construction work on a new terminal at Jebel Ali Port.
The dumping of trash near Beirut's airport poses a threat to air travel safety. (AFP/File)
07:59 GMT
The dumping of trash near Beirut's airport poses a threat to air travel safety.
Results from education exams are expected to spur celebrations across the country. (Shutterstock)
07:44 GMT
Results from education exams are expected to spur celebrations across the country.
Leaders of the organization said the move had previously not been possible while sanctions were still in place. (AFP/File)
07:34 GMT
Leaders of the organization said the move had previously not been possible while sanctions were still in place.
Chinese authorities have arrested nine people linked to a company that manufactured tens of thousands of fake iPhones. (AFP/File)
07:18 GMT
Chinese authorities have arrested nine people linked to a company that manufactured tens of thousands of fake iPhones.
Windows 10 has gotten mixed responses among analysts. (AFP/File)
07:03 GMT
Windows 10 has gotten mixed responses among analysts.
Boats, including a container ship, cross the new waterway of the Suez Canal on July 25, 2015, in the Egyptian port city of Ismailia, east of Cairo. (AFP/File)
06:50 GMT
Egypt is allowing smaller vessels in the Mediterranean direct access to East Port Said to speed up shipping movements.

July 28, 2015

The dispute between the Muslim Brotherhood and the unlicensed group is moving to new level of complication. (AFP/File)
14:48 GMT
The dispute between the Muslim Brotherhood and the unlicensed group is moving to new level of complication.
A healthy diet may give you the energy boost you need to alter your work habits.
12:01 GMT
A healthy diet may give you the energy boost you need to alter your work habits.
Some easy tricks can go a long way in the hiring process.
10:49 GMT
Some easy tricks can go a long way in the hiring process.
Ali Alghanim and Sons highlighted the third-generation BMW available at its showroom. (AFP/Bill Pugliano)
06:53 GMT
Ali Alghanim and Sons highlighted the third-generation BMW available at its showroom.
RTA's Public Transport Agency has launched its online booking for its Water Taxi service. (AFP/File)
06:09 GMT
RTA's Public Transport Agency has launched its online booking for its Water Taxi service.
A deal was reached Monday night to end a severe garbage crisis. (AFP/File)
06:02 GMT
A deal was reached Monday night to end a severe garbage crisis.
The data released in a report ranked Egypt fourth-most sued. (AFP/File)
05:57 GMT
The data released in a report ranked Egypt fourth-most sued.
Iran has revoked visa requirements for nationals of seven countries as part of plans to boost tourism. (AFP/File)
05:52 GMT
Iran has revoked visa requirements for nationals of seven countries as part of plans to boost tourism.
Russian oil and gas companies plan to restart projects worth a total of $1.6 billion with Syria. (AFP/File)
05:47 GMT
Russian oil and gas companies plan to restart projects worth a total of $1.6 billion with Syria.
Qatar's armed forces will receive low-level radar systems from Italy's Finmeccanica-Salex ES. (AFP/File)
05:43 GMT
Qatar's armed forces will receive low-level radar systems from Italy's Finmeccanica-Salex ES.
The king's holiday home overlooks the beach and prohibits public tourism. (AFP/File)
05:24 GMT
The king's holiday home overlooks the beach and prohibits public tourism.
Jordan on Sunday stressed the UN should continue to offer services for as long as the problem exists. (AFP/File)
03:19 GMT
Jordan on Sunday stressed the UN should continue to offer services for as long as the problem exists.
The increase brings the kingdom's contribution to $60 million a year. (AFP/File)
03:10 GMT
The increase brings the kingdom's contribution to $60 million a year.
The Dubai-based airline said it will start operating a second daily service to the capital. (AFP/File)
03:02 GMT
The Dubai-based airline said it will start operating a second daily service to the capital.
The OnePlus 2 launch has been highly anticipated among tech followers. (Flickr/Maurizio Pesce)
02:56 GMT
The specs may give other popular choices a run for their money.

July 27, 2015

Financial corruption in Egypt has cost nearly $450 million worth of state funds in one month alone. (AFP/File)
13:16 GMT
Financial corruption in Egypt has cost nearly $450 million worth of state funds in one month alone.
Students are often reluctant to leave a steady job for an MBA program.
13:05 GMT
The business model is changing, and students need to be prepared.
A Syrian boy watches vehicles driving past dumpsters and a pile of garbage in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, July 26, 2015. (AFP/Hassan Ammar)
11:32 GMT
A major highway linking Beirut with south Lebanon was reopened Monday after 500 protesters blocked it for a second day.
Here are some easy pointers for those looking for a job and perusing the Internet.
07:47 GMT
Here are some easy pointers for those looking for a job and perusing the Internet.

July 26, 2015

The UNRWA is suffering a severe financial crisis that forced it to severely cut aid for Palestinian refugees. (AFP/File)
18:51 GMT
The UNRWA is suffering a severe financial crisis that forced it to severely cut aid for Palestinian refugees.
Lebanese street cleaners collect trash from Beirut a week after protesters shut down the country's largest landfill, leaving piles of trash on July 26, 2015. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
18:36 GMT
Residents blocked the Beirut-Sidon highway in protest of dumping Lebanon's waste into their village.
A Jordanian M113 armored ambulance is offloaded at King Hussein Airport, September 1987. (Wikimedia Commons/MSGT Scott Stewart)
18:11 GMT
The International Civil Aviation Organization is investigating a complaint Jordan submitted against Israel's construction of a new airport near Aqaba.
Nile barges will be prohibited from passing through Cairo from sunset to sunrise until the end of September.
17:53 GMT
Nile barges will be prohibited from passing through Cairo from sunset to sunrise until the end of September.
The Big Heart Foundation has pledged to donate nearly $2 million toward three projects run by the UNHCR. (AFP/File)
16:50 GMT
The Big Heart Foundation has pledged to donate nearly $2 million toward three projects run by the UNHCR.
Samsung is disabling Windows Update on some computers, leaving users exposed to security holes. (AFP/File)
16:23 GMT
Samsung is disabling Windows Update on some computers, leaving users exposed to security holes.
Iranian officials are discussing increasing weekly flights to the continent with European airliners. (AFP/File)
15:06 GMT
Iran's media reported on Sunday that aviation officials have started negotiations with several European airliners to increase weekly flights.
MENA governments are considering new tax measures to broaden their revenue base.
14:20 GMT
MENA governments are considering new tax measures to broaden their revenue base.
Fuel prices are expected to drop in August after the decline of Brent oil. (AFP/File)
13:46 GMT
Fuel prices are expected to drop in August after the decline of Brent oil.
Experts advised banks in Lebanon to keep up with new technologies if it wanted to maintain growth. (Shutterstock)
12:05 GMT
Experts advised banks in Lebanon to keep up with new technologies if it wanted to maintain growth.
WhatsApp has released an update for Android users with new features. (Shutterstock)
11:46 GMT
WhatsApp has released an update for Android users with new features.
Egypt began the first trial of the new Suez Canal on Saturday with three container ships. (AFP/File)
11:39 GMT
Egypt began the first trial of the new Suez Canal on Saturday with three container ships.
Being careful with your money now can go a long way in the future.
10:59 GMT
Some spending choices can turn into great future investments.
Iranian officials have denied claims that assets amount to over $100 billion. (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)
08:28 GMT
Iranian officials said assets amount to $29 billion.
Members of an Egyptian family gather outside their house in a Cairo slum on March 17, 2011. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
07:32 GMT
The country will set aside 1 billion Egyptian pounds ($130 million) of its annual budget in the fiscal year to help develop its slums.

July 25, 2015

Training employees efficiently to get the skills they need for the job can save valuable time and money. (Shutterstock)
23:41 GMT
Training employees efficiently to get the skills they need for the job can save valuable time and money.
Iran's oil industry delegation set off for Vienna to introduce investment opportunities. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
Iran's oil industry delegation set off for Vienna to introduce investment opportunities.
An Iraqi militia fighter from Saraya al-Salam (Peace Brigade) fires a mortar during heavy clashes with Daesh. (AFP/Jim Lopez)
06:00 GMT
Estonia has given several weapons to Iraq to help it combat Daesh militants.

July 24, 2015

Shipments through the Port of Beirut in June 2015 increased by 81 percent compared with the same month last year. (AFP/File)
10:09 GMT
Shipments through the Port of Beirut in June 2015 increased by 81 percent compared with the same month last year.
Egypt is targeting a GDP growth rate of 4.5 to 4.7 percent in the first quarter of the fiscal year. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
09:44 GMT
Egypt is targeting a GDP growth rate of 4.5 to 4.7 percent in the first quarter of the fiscal year.

July 23, 2015

The Saudi Railways Organization has increased the frequency of trains between Riyadh and Dammam. (AFP/File)
21:57 GMT
The Saudi Railways Organization has increased the frequency of trains between Riyadh and Dammam.
Bahrain's non-oil sectors outdid growth projections, expanding by five percent in the first quarter. (AFP/File)
21:47 GMT
Bahrain's non-oil sectors outdid growth projections, expanding by five percent in the first quarter.
The Palestinian Minister of Housing and Public Works still faces limitations as reconstruction of Gaza homes is under way. (AFP/File)
15:36 GMT
The Palestinian Minister of Housing and Public Works said reconstruction of the Gaza Strip started Tuesday.
Egypt's Suez Canal revenues continued to fall in June for the fourth consecutive month. (AFP/File)
15:22 GMT
Egypt's Suez Canal revenues continued to fall in June for the fourth consecutive month.
Germany's tech giant won a major contract to construct three substations in Qatar. (AFP/File)
15:06 GMT
Germany's tech giant won a major contract to construct three substations in Qatar.
A senior Iranian government official said Tehran has successfully negotiated more than $2 billion worth of trade deals. (AFP/File)
14:53 GMT
A senior Iranian government official said Tehran has successfully negotiated more than $2 billion worth of trade deals.
UAE consumers are hitting the shops over the next few days. (AFP/File)
13:31 GMT
UAE consumers are hitting the shops over the next few days.
Soldiers man mobile launchers of the US-made TOW anti-tank missiles during a drill held in the northern Taoyuan county on April 18, 2012. (AFP/Mandy Cheng)
12:49 GMT
The sale of 1,500 TOW 2A missiles to Lebanon has been allowed by the State Department.
Authorities are looking into the option of a direct route to transport goods to Iraq after Baghdad's border closure. (Creative Commons)
12:08 GMT
Authorities are looking into the option of a direct route to transport goods to Iraq after Baghdad's border closure.
Sony may need to address an issue before the price is worth all of its benefits. (Twitter)
11:54 GMT
Sony may need to address an issue before the price is worth all of its benefits.
The furniture giant issued a safety warning for 27 million chests and dressers. (AFP/Jens Ulrich-Koch)
10:34 GMT
The furniture giant issued a safety warning for 27 million chests and dressers.
Lebanon will receive $450 million from an international donors conference in Kuwait. (AFP/File)
08:23 GMT
Lebanon will receive $450 million from an international donors conference in Kuwait.
Game enthusiasts test the new Gearbox Software title "Battleborn." (AFP/File)
08:01 GMT
Here to answer your questions is Eyad al-Basheer, operations manager of a leading mobile game publishing company in the Arab world.

July 22, 2015

Worldwide shipments of devices are expected to reach 2.5 billion units in 2015.
22:09 GMT
Worldwide shipments of devices are expected to reach 2.5 billion units in 2015.
The number of Palestinian women in the labor force remains among the lowest in the world. (Shutterstock)
21:58 GMT
The number of Palestinian women in the labor force remains among the lowest in the world.
Deregulated fuel prices in the UAE left mixed reactions from the Emirates' residents.
21:41 GMT
Deregulated fuel prices in the UAE left mixed reactions from the Emirates' residents.
The retail company paid the Muslim $25,000 to settle a lawsuit after it refused to hire a woman who wore a hijab. (AFP/File)
21:08 GMT
The retail company paid the Muslim $25,000 to settle a lawsuit after it refused to hire a woman who wore a hijab.
Egypt's prosecution announced Wednesday it collected more than $1.5 billion in tax evasion cases and real estate. (Shutterstock)
20:58 GMT
Egypt's prosecution announced Wednesday it collected more than $1.5 billion in tax evasion cases and real estate.
The low interest rate environment is also conducive to deal making, enabling cheaper borrowing to finance deals.
18:34 GMT
The low interest rate environment is also conducive to deal making, enabling cheaper borrowing to finance deals.
Palestinian workers unload goods from trucks that arrived in Rafah. (AFP/File)
18:26 GMT
Israeli occupation authorities have allowed the entry of 500 trucks loaded with goods.
An Egyptian criminal court sentenced Ahmed Nazif to five years in prison and ordered him to pay a $6.8 million fine. (AFP/File)
16:28 GMT
An Egyptian criminal court sentenced Ahmed Nazif to five years in prison and ordered him to pay a $6.8 million fine.
The Israeli Civil Administration on Wednesday delivered five home demolition orders to the town of Jit in Qaliqliya. (AFP/File)
14:29 GMT
The Israeli Civil Administration on Wednesday delivered five home demolition orders to the town of Jit in Qaliqliya.
Kataeb's party leader accused company Sukleen of blackmailing Lebanon to renew its own contract. (AFP/File)
14:22 GMT
Kataeb's party leader accused company Sukleen of blackmailing Lebanon to renew its own contract.
Iran and Germany discussed expanding banking cooperation. (AFP/File)
14:13 GMT
Iran and Germany discussed expanding banking cooperation.
The gender gap in the UK is currently at 19 percent. (Shutterstock)
13:55 GMT
Fixing the disparity of pay starts with greater transparency.
Some say food lasts longer if dieters avoid the method of total deprivation.
13:40 GMT
Sometimes the best way to go is to indulge.
Microsoft's CEO wants to ramp up the company's offering of apps for smartphones.
13:07 GMT
Microsoft's CEO wants to ramp up the company's offering of apps for smartphones.
Jordan's prime minister on Tuesday called for expediting efforts to provide comprehensive health insurance. (Shutterstock)
12:56 GMT
Jordan's prime minister on Tuesday called for expediting efforts to provide comprehensive health insurance.