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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is seen meeting with top military generals for emergency talks in Cairo on Feb. 15, 2015 in a photo issued by his office. (AFP/File)
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A group of army generals and senior government officials are using almost 7,000 unaudited accounts in the country.
FIFA Vice President Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordon arrives for the Asian Football Confederation Extraordinary Congress meeting in Melbourne on Jan. 9, 2015. (AFP/William West)
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One day remains until the FIFA elections, where the first Arab figure to run for presidency is challenging the incumbent.
The Pointe is located across the bay from Atlantis on Palm Jumeirah. (Nakheel)
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Nakheel has signed up nearly 100 restaurants and shops at its massive waterfront complex in Dubai, a year prior to completion.
Egypt will only be pumping gas to three stations due to shortages and high temperatures. (Shutterstock)
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High temperatures and high consumption factories are forcing Egypt to ration gas supply.
Over 50 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2020. (Shutterstock)
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Investment in technology in MENA can help tackle unemployment as well as transform education, healthcare, energy, security, and transportation.
Emirates announced that they were hiring over 11,000 staff this year. (Photo courtesy of Emirates)
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Only five percent of the 400,000 cabin crew applicants were hired by Emirates Airlines last year.
The National Organisation for Military Production is already involved in mega-projects in Egypt. (Wikimedia Commons)
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New multi-industry firm will be entirely owned by the Egyptian ministry of military production.
Defaulting on loans could turn out to be the end of the road for expat bank borrowers as banks opt to file criminal cases. (Shutterstock)
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Defaulting on loans could turn out to be the end of the road for expat bank borrowers as banks opt to file criminal cases.
The bug can only be spread among iOS users. (Shutterstock/ymgerman)
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A new bug in the form of a text message containing Arabic and Chinese characters is causing iPhones to reboot.
That's a lot of eyeliner! The Saudi cosmetics market is the largest in the Middle East. (Shutterstock)
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The cosmetics market in Saudi Arabia is estimated at $16 billion annually, with an 11 percent annual growth rate.
Looking at things from someone else's perspective can transform your work life. (Shutterstock)
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Sometimes it's a small detail that delivers the biggest impact. Here are a dozen ways to improve your work life, in just just an hour.

May 27, 2015

Behind the sparkle of luxury developments, others are struggling to save. (Pixabay)
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For some, spiralling costs of living and meager salary hikes are making the UAE an increasingly unattractive place to live.
Amman's municipality is anticipating more traffic congestion as tens of thousands of visitors from the Gulf region are expected to arrive over the summer. (Shutterstock)
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Amman's municipality is anticipating more traffic congestion as tens of thousands of visitors from the Gulf region are expected to arrive over the summer.
Etihad Boeing 777-300ER. (Wikimedia Commons)
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Against the backdrop of the US airlines accusations over subsidies, Oxford study commissioned by Etihad predicts massive contribution to US economy under 'Open Skies' agreement.
The men accused Germany of letting the US use its Ramstein air base to conduct lethal drone strikes. (AFP/File)
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The men accused Germany of letting the US use its Ramstein air base to conduct lethal drone strikes.
The state telephone company will see new leadership through seven government representatives appointed on Wednesday. (Shutterstock)
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The state telephone company will see new leadership through seven government representatives appointed on Wednesday.
The Algerian capital of Algiers. (Wikimedia Commons)
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Algeria's trade deficit is revised upwards to $4.3B from last year due to steep drop in oil prices.
Cross country legal and regulatory differences are obstacles to consolidation. (Shutterstock)
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There are significant obstacles to creating a pan-GCC stock exchange, but consolidation offers economies of scale and other benefits.
President of FIFA, Sepp Blatter, gives an interview on May 15, 2015 at the organization's headquarters in Zurich. (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)
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Top officials from world soccer's governing body were arrested on US corruption charges Wednesday.
The chemical-free snow is produced year-round. (Photos courtesy of Desert Snow)
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Dubai-based Desert Snow is behind the 'snow rooms' promoted as 'snow for your health'. What is the true cost to the environment, given that 98.8% of Dubai's fresh water comes from desalination?
Flights were canceled Tuesday morning from Libya's three main airports after ground staff began strikes for not getting paid. (Twitter)
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Flights were canceled Tuesday morning from Libya's three main airports after ground staff began strikes for not getting paid.
Developers claim that there is little demand for luxury apartments in Beirut. (Shutterstock)
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Vacant properties worth $480m are a symptom of Beirut's stagnating real estate sector.
Orange Jordan's 4G services will be nationwide by the end of the year.
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Orange Jordan's 4G services will be nationwide by the end of the year.
Egypt has chosen banks to handle its return to the international bond market after a gap of five years. (Shutterstock)
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Egypt has chosen banks to handle its return to the international bond market after a gap of five years.
Telecommuting is a flexible work arrangement that often suits working mothers. (Shutterstock)
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Flexible working arrangements can benefit all parties if done right. Here's how to get started.
LG is the last company standing to continue to offer a removable battery in its leading smartphone. (CNET/Roger Cheng)
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LG is the last company standing to continue to offer a removable battery in its flagship smartphone.
Most expats will at some point have to send funds overseas. (Shutterstock)
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Most expats will at some point have to send funds overseas.
Farmers pick olives from their trees in Ajlun during the harvest season. (AFP/File)
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The six-year initiative aims to support more efficient agricultural services in areas classified as "poverty pockets."
The UAE government is seeking a world-class health system within six years.
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The UAE government is seeking a world-class health system within six years.
The cotton crop harvested in provincial farms has increased by five to seven times, an Iranian official said. (Shutterstock)
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The cotton crop harvested in provincial farms has increased by five to seven times, an Iranian official said.
China's Silk Road makes the Asian partner essential for many traders in the Middle East. (AFP/File)
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The country hopes to enhance trade relations with China, a top partner over the past two years.

May 26, 2015

The first shipment of Qatar's liquefied natural gas arrived in Aqaba Port earlier this week. (AFP/File)
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The first shipment of Qatar's liquefied natural gas arrived in Aqaba Port earlier this week.
Electricity and water subsidies is next to be axed as part of the Bahrain government's cost-cutting measures. (AFP/Sanjay Kanojia)
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Electricity and water subsidies is next to be axed as part of the Bahrain government's cost-cutting measures.
The meeting comes as part of a two-day investment forum between the two countries. (AFP/File)
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The meeting comes as part of a two-day investment forum between the two countries.
An Iranian worker walks near the phase 12 of the South Pars gas field facilities near the southern town of Kangan on the shore of the Gulf on Jan. 22, 2014. (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)
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Iran to increase the price of natural gas supplied to households, businesses and state-run buildings by 15 percent.
The cost of producing renewable energy is higher than that of relying on fossil fuels, according to Egypt's electricity minister. (Shutterstock)
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Egypt commits to resolving energy crisis with promise to invest $45B into the energy sector in the next ten years.
Burj Al Sarab is Jannah's fifth hotel in the UAE. (Jannah Hotels & Resorts)
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Jannah Hotels and Resorts look to capitalise on growing halal tourism market with their Burj Al Sarab hotel and plans for 30 more.
Jordan cancelled plans to build renewable energy power plants over limited grid capacity last year. (Pixabay)
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Jordan says that the $310m grant from China's Hanergy company will go towards expanding the national grid and creating more renewable energy projects.
Most English teachers have the TEFL accreditation in Dubai. (Shutterstock)
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There is a strong demand for English teachers in Dubai. Follow our guide to land your dream job!
The update has not changed battery life of the Apple watch. (Shutterstock/Canadapanda)
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Apple announces an update for its much-hyped smartwatch, just weeks after its release. Here is a run-through of key changes.
The Bahrain World Trade Center. (Shutterstock/Orhan Cam)
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100 business leaders from China are on a two-day visit to Bahrain in a bid to boost trade ties between the two countries.
Adoption of 4G technology in the Gulf is at 70 percent. (Shutterstock)
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Akamai Technology has released its top 10 list of countries for fastest internet connection speed. How does yours compare?
Iranians with homemade cars previously enjoyed 60 liters of subsidized fuel a month. (Pixabay)
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Iran scraps gas subsidies in an effort to curb smuggling.

May 25, 2015

Cheap gasoline in Dubai offers less incentive for residents to switch to electric cars. (AFP/File)
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So far, next to no one drives an electric car.
The Egyptian government plans to negotiate a $6 billion loan with the IMF to close the financing budget gap for the fiscal year. (AFP/File)
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The Egyptian government plans to negotiate a $6 billion loan with the IMF to close the financing budget gap for the fiscal year.
Fenwick store in Mayfair. The Abu Dhabi Royal family are now the largest landowner in Mayfair after the Duke of Westminster. (Wikimedia Commons)
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Emiratis' visa-free access to the EU expected to boost property investment.
Sectors such as clothing, footwear, and furniture marked 10-14 percent drop in sales in Lebanon in Q1. (Pixabay)
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Political impasse in Lebanon and regional conflict are squeezing the retail sector.
Approximately 60% of the Saudi population uses the internet, yet local businesses are not yet taking full advantage of the potential. (Flickr)
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Google Partners will pair local agencies with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Saudi Arabia to help grow their businesses online.
A cab company will start operating hybrid vehicles in the next three months under an agreement with the Amman municipality, the company's chairman said Sunday.
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A cab company will start operating hybrid vehicles in the next three months under an agreement with the Amman municipality, the company's chairman said Sunday.
Co-chairman of the World Economic Forum said reducing the gender gap by one-third would increase regional GDP by $1 trillion. (AFP/Ramzi Haidar)
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As youth unemployment runs rampant in the Middle East, more governments are attempting to address one of the underlying issues — women in the workforce.
Iran and Indonesia have reached a final agreement on building the small hydroelectric power plants in the archipelago. (Shutterstock)
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Iran and Indonesia have reached a final agreement on building the small hydroelectric power plants in the archipelago.
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi with his ministers following the swearing in ceremony of the new Egyptian cabinet at the presidential palace in Cairo. (AFP/File)
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The cost of shoring up public finances will be pushed onto people less able to afford it, the IMF said Sunday.
Remittances to East Asia and the Pacific will increase by only 2.8 percent in 2015. (Shutterstock)
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Moderate slowdown in remittances from overseas workers in the UAE to East Asia will hit the poor the hardest, according to the World Bank.
An expert says a delay in interest rates won't change investment demand for the yellow metal. (AFP/Frank Rumpenhorst)
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An expert says a delay in interest rates won't change investment demand for the yellow metal.
It is not acceptable to have no picture at all on LinkedIn. (Shutterstock/JuliusKielaitis)
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Many treat their LinkedIn photo like Facebook or other social network, but a different set of rules apply for the professional sphere.
Lebanese youth in a Gemmayzeh bar. (AFP/Ousama Ayyoub)
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Figures issued by the World Bank show 34.8 percent of Lebanese of ages 15 or older borrowed money in 2014.
Rumours abound that Apple will be bringing out a lower cost, smaller 'C' version of its phones. (Pixabay)
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The internet has erupted over speculation that Apple has accidentally revealed the new iPhone 6C on its product page.
Market share is a highly sensitive issue due to a change in the global energy map. (Shutterstock)
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OPEC likely to resist price cuts and output, as US increases production and summer domestic needs absorb supply.
The forum seeks a common approach to energy regulation. (Pixabay)
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The World Forum on Energy Regulation will address sustainable energy supply, innovation and regulation over four days in Istanbul.
Four Qataris received life sentences and a fifth person sentenced to 10 years in prison one week ago. (Shutterstock)
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Five Qataris who received heavy prison sentences by the UAE Supreme Court for 'spreading false news' and 'insulting' the royal family on Twitter have been released.

May 24, 2015

A $100 billion city to be built from scratch in Saudi Arabia will be completed by 2035 to serve as a commercial hub for countries on the Red Sea.
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A $100 billion city to be built from scratch in Saudi Arabia will be completed by 2035 to serve as a commercial hub for countries on the Red Sea.
Tap Tapan Mineral Spring in Azarshahr, Iran. (Wikimedia Commons/Jacopo188)
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An Iranian official said the country's mineral reserves have been estimated at 50 billion tonnes.
The general manager of cellular operator touch submitted his resignation Friday. (AFP/File)
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The general manager of cellular operator touch submitted his resignation Friday.
The TV we've come to know may be old news. (Shutterstock)
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The TV we've come to know may be old news.
The country's main index EGX30 jumped 8.25 percent this week after the government put a hold on a new tax on capital gains. (Shutterstock)
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The country's main index EGX30 jumped 8.25 percent this week after the government put a hold on a new tax on capital gains.
Nearly a year after the 50-day Gaza war, the World Bank called for urgent reforms to avoid a "dangerous fiscal crisis" in Gaza. (AFP/File)
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Nearly a year after the 50-day Gaza war, the World Bank called for urgent reforms to avoid a "dangerous fiscal crisis" in Gaza.
The Treasury at Petra, Jordan. (Pixabay)
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Jordan confirms investment projects worth $8.5B finalized at the conclusion of the World Economic Forum meeting at the Dead Sea.
Oman is set to expand its water infrastructure by spending $6.5 billion over the next 25 years. (Shutterstock)
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Oman is set to expand its water infrastructure by spending $6.5 billion over the next 25 years.
A leading Lebanese banker called on Lebanese businesses abroad to invest 5 percent of their profits in the country's private sector. (AFP/Hassan Ammar)
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A leading Lebanese banker called on Lebanese businesses abroad to invest 5 percent of their profits in the country's private sector.
More than 600 oil wells in Kuwait were set alight by Iraqi forces, causing massive environmental damage. (WIkimedia Commons)
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$2.97 billion was deposited into the 'Kuwait Fund' as compensation for environmental damages caused during the 1990 invasion by Iraq.
Bonki Rushdi Tojikiston decided to move towards Islamic banking in October 2014. (Pixabay)
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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)
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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.
The new tool is called 'Kahawai' after the Hawaiian word for 'stream'. (Shutterstock)
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Duke University researchers are developing a tool that allows hi-res video games to be played on mobile devices for a fraction of cloud-gaming bandwidth.
Interest rates are displayed in a number of ways, which will affect your cost of borrowing. (Pixabay)
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Getting to grips with the basics of interest rates will help you make an informed decision about your financial affairs.
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)
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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.
Delegation requires trust and commitment. (Shutterstock)
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Assess your management style and understand how delegation can help you become more effective and efficient.

May 23, 2015

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)
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Chaotic geopolitics across the Middle East and North Africa could lead to a new strategic order in the region.
Bodour Al Qasimi of the UAE (center).  (World Economic Forum/Benedikt von Loebell)
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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)
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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)
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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.
O. Alghanim, CEO, Alghanim Industries, Kuwait; Co-Chair WEF MENA; M. Jafar, CEO, Crescent Petroleum, UAE; O Al-Madhi, MD Abdul Latif Jameel Industrial Development Company, KSA (World Economic Forum/Faruk Pinjo)
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The New Vision for Arab Employment Initiative commits to making 100,000 youth job-ready by 2017.
Jordan's King Abdullah II at the opening of  the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa 2015. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
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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.

May 22, 2015

The plans were revealed at a press conference at the Imex Frankfurt 2015 in Germany.
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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)
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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)
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Israel has refused a court order to pay compensation to Iran as part of an agreement dating back to the Islamic Revolution.

May 21, 2015

The forum will be held on the eastern shores of the Dead Sea, where over 58 countries plan to attend. (AFP/File)
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The forum will be held on the eastern shores of the Dead Sea, where over 58 countries plan to attend.
Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) raided the firm’s offices in Pakistan, confiscated computers and secured data this week. (Shutterstock)
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Gulf News visited the office on Thursday and was told that while it is still officially open, no employees appear to have ever worked in the office.
Suez Canal revenues marked a $2 million increase compared with revenues in March. (AFP/File)
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Suez Canal revenues marked a $2 million increase compared with revenues in March.
A handout picture released by the Jordanian Royal Palace on Aug. 14, 2014, shows King Abdullah II meeting with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud in the Red Sea port of Jeddah. (AFP/File)
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The Saudi Development Fund board of directors is scheduled to discuss Jordan's request for a longterm, low-interest loan at a meeting next month.
Talks with Egyptian officials on reducing the charges of Lebanese goods shipped by sea have made progress. (AFP/File)
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Talks with Egyptian officials on reducing the charges of Lebanese goods shipped by sea have made progress.
Female migrants from sub-saharan Africa. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
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African migrants seeking refuge in Egypt often find an equally dire situation as domestic workers.
Never underestimate the social aspects of gaming. (Shutterstock)
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Five common myths about gaming - debunked.
The Apple MacBook Pro 15" with retina display. (Photo courtesy of Apple)
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Two new variants of Apple's MacBook are now available in the UAE.
Is your pension safe? Use bond turmoil to take a look at your options. (Wikipedia)
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The latest great big bond dump is a worry trend, but one expert says not to panic.
Countries pledged $3.5 billion to rebuild the Gaza Strip after a 50-day war with Israel destroyed 18,000 Palestinian homes. (AFP/File)
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The IMF said reconstruction was going "far more slowly than expected."
The Burj Khalifa in Dubai was built with islamic financing. (Ilona Ignatova/Shutterstock)
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As one of the fastest growing segments in the global financial industry, islamic financing should focus on three areas to help fulfill its potential.
A similar court order banning online pornography was issued in 2009. (Shutterstock)
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Egyptian court orders PM to move towards censoring online pornography, contradicting a 2013 verdict allowing the websites.
Skype interviews offer time and flexibility to recruitment managers. (Shutterstock)
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The use of video interviews during recruitment in the MENA region is beneficial for both employers and job applicants alike.
The apartheid-like bus ban caused widespread outrage. (File photo)
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Netanyahu backtracks on a just-implemented decision banning Palestinians from using Israeli buses in the West Bank.

May 20, 2015

The industry is creating immense value for consumers, who value mobile technologies at 11 to 45 percent of their income.
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The industry is creating immense value for consumers, who value mobile technologies at 11 to 45 percent of their income.