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German defense company Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles is to supply a dozen armored trucks to Kuwait.
Lebanon told a senior US official it would not make any concessions on the disputed maritime border zone with Israel.
France signed an agreement Wednesday to redevelop three railway stations in Iran, marking a return of European companies.
Gulf Petrochem Group announced the acquisition of Essar Petroleum East Africa.
The World Food Program will halve the value of food vouchers given to refugees in Lebanon.
July 1, 2015
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The construction group will construct new terminal lounges, renovate existing terminals as well as install of internal systems.
The social media site will now monitor your viewing and will offer to show you similar videos.
Emirates President Tim Clark calls out the US carriers' methods of discrediting Emirates as 'surprising and repugnant'.
The 'Office', interior furniture, and structural components will all be built using 3D technology and assembled within a few weeks in the heart of Dubai.
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June 30, 2015
The Abu Dhabi based carrier is extending its three year marketing deal to promote Australia within Europe in cooperation with its partner airlines.
Flydubai may be the second or third airline to get deliveries of the new aircraft after Southwest.
The massacre of foreign tourists in Sousse was a calculated attempt to destroy the biggest revenue earner and source of employment in Tunisia.
The social media giant has only one office located in the MENA region, in Dubai.
The country has witnessed a 25 percent increase in tourist numbers over the last nine months, in spite of recent attacks.
The ambitious complex will cover one million square meters of beachfront west of Muscat.
Partner Communications will cease to use the Orange name within 24 months, the companies announced Tuesday.
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Apple is ready to give iPhones Force Touch, a feature that lets the phone know how hard its screen is being pressed.
Rio tops the list for a budget-conscious traveller, where the dirham's value increased by 35 percent over the Brazilian real.
France is ready to travel to Tehran in the event of a signed nuclear agreement with the US.
The bipartisan bill conditions any free trade agreement with the European Union on its rejection of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS).
June 29, 2015
Each plant in Upper Egypt is expected to generate 143 GWh per year.
Thailand welcomed about 650,000 Middle Eastern visitors in 2014.
The Institute for Economics and Peace said dealing with Egypt's levels of violence cost the nation $62.5 billion in 2014.
Nine nations in the Middle East are founding members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
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Theme parks in Dubai are set to generate close to $5 billion in revenues by 2020.
Dubai Police are increasingly tackling sophisticated technology-assisted crimes.
The Umrah Plus program will allow foreign pilgrims to visit Saudi's tourist destinations beyond Mecca, Madinah and Jeddah.
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US Dept of State official to mediate talks between Lebanon and Israel over disputed maritime zone and exploration of lucrative energy reserves.
Prince Al Waleed bin Talal has visited Hungary to strengthen partnership and investments between the two countries.
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June 28, 2015
Palestinian ambassador to Qatar confirms that up to 20,000 Palestinians are expected to take up more specialised jobs in Qatar, such as in education.
Egypt officially joins the trade union as part of comprehensive strategic partnership agreement that includes some $500M of Chinese investment in Egypt.
Nearly 14,000 employees resigned in the last seven months, of which over 5,000 were teachers.
Middle East consortium poised for majority stake acquisition in Canada's La Maison Cannelle, maker of gluten-free health food products.
An exodus of tourists followed the attack on a beach resort Friday.
The Business Monitor International said Iran could see a major increase in car production if a nuclear deal with world powers is struck.
New center to meet with every new detainee in Tripoli, collect forensic evidence of torture and provide support.
The World Investment Report 2014 reported a near-46 percent decline of foreign investments into Israel after an international boycott movement.
EZHeights.com is a new website that allows UAE residents to trade items, products or services.
Embassies have rejected visit visa applications if UAE residency visas are valid for less than six months.
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June 27, 2015
Lebanon is the eighth most expensive destination for sending money from the US among 30 countries with available data, a report said.
The Gulf state's oil facilities will be protected by maximum security after increased fears of more extremist attacks.
The movement to boycott the country's three mobile service providers for poor quality and high prices launched Thursday.
June 26, 2015
Iran has accelerated drilling of its largest oilfield that it shares with Iraq to catch up with other nations' production.
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Rising tourism activities contribute to the construction industry's foreseen growth for the next three years.
June 25, 2015
The movement calling for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel has recently been gaining steam internationally, but a full boycott is not viable for ordinary Palestinians.
Expansion of Shaybah oil field and upgrade of NGL plant make inroads despite searing temperatures and heavy dust storms.
Energy giants in Tehran to discuss future opportunities and a $2.3B unpaid Shell debt.
UNCTAD' World Investment Report 2015 found that while global FDI fell by 16 percent, Bahrain's FDI stocks remained above global average.
News of Etisalat policy change lifts Abu Dhabi index.
The deals announcement is part of the first Franco-Saudi Joint Commission meeting in Paris.
The Swiss National Bank reports that Arabs had over $46 billion deposited in Swiss banks in 2014.
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Post-nups are often drawn by those with children from a previous marriage, or have assets such as savings or property.
The need to be online all the time is changing the nature of holidays.
June 24, 2015
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$800 million of aid last year reflected by growth of 1.3 percent in the Lebanese GDP, according to a UN report.
Increase is aimed at boosting prospects for Egyptian products abroad.
Abu Dhabi and Seychelles already share commercial links in Etihad Airways and Air Seychelles.
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The launch of Google Play Music is a pre-emptive strike against Apple Music release planned for next week.
Shareholders approved of decision to delist one of the country's main providers of baked goods and confectionery.
With food imports set to hit $53B by 2020, the GCC must ensure food security with buffer stocks.
Qatar to partner with RSE Ventures to acquire 35.5 percent stake in CVC Capital Partners Ltd.
Over 62,000 travellers are expected to board flights out of Dubai this weekend.
June 23, 2015
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The president of the Council of Saudi Chambers wants to increase employment of Saudi nationals in the contracting sector from five to 20 percent.
As access to women's-only beaches and facilities are increasingly scrapped, calls for the construction of an all-female resort are growing in Dubai.
New trench is part of new infrastructure along buffer zone under construction along the border near Rafah.
Defense industry revenues are down, but a travel boom in the Middle East is a primary driver of record sales of commercial aircraft.
Tamar partnerships are requesting tax relief to help pay for construction previously thought to be covered by Spanish company Union Fenosa.
Lower oil prices and slow economic growth will continue to have a negative impact, but the industry is better prepared than in the run-up to the 2009 crash.
Every employee should learn customer service skills, whether communication is face-to-face, online or by phone.
June 22, 2015
A poll conducted by Bayt.com showed job search activities among employees increase during the holy month.
The US embassy said the two vessels worth more than $1 billion would help Egypt fight its "maritime surface threats."
The cost of goods and services in Dubai jumped to its highest level this year.
Google's new policy would allow anyone to request removal of nude or sexual images of themselves from search results.
The multi-billion-dollar arrangement would exchange the sale of Iranian oil for construction of new power plants.
Financial statements showed an upward trajectory at Jordan Dairy Company.
The countries continued to see growth due to the contribution of non-oil private sectors.
Lebanon's fashion industry benefits from local businesses but remains hamstrung by a lack of market accessibility, a survey said.
Rapid digitization makes the MENA region an attractive target for cyber threats, according to a study.
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Rumour has it that the updated Apple Watch will be released next year with a built-in Face Time camera.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdulaziz International Airport will be able to handle 30 million passengers at the end of phase one and 80 million by phase three.
At the end of 2014, 22.8 percent of the world's electricity came from renewables, and carbon dioxide emissions were unchanged from 2013.
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