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May 21, 2015

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.
A meeting among the countries' envoys was aimed at boosting aid for Jordan's efforts on the refugee crisis. (AFP/File)
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A meeting among the countries' envoys was aimed at boosting aid for Jordan's efforts on the refugee crisis.
The $500 million power plant comes as part of the state's five-year plan to provide environment-friendly electric energy. (AFP/File)
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The $500 million power plant comes as part of the state's five-year plan to provide environment-friendly electric energy.
Omani Leader Sultan Qaboos bin Said seen here in Muscat on Oct. 31, 2011. (AFP Photo/Mohammed Mahjoub)
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The country is likely to avoid deep cuts in spending as the real GDP grows by 4 percent in 2015.
The factory will start production in June and has the capacity to increase Lebanon's cigarette boxes by 23,000.
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The factory will start production in June and has the capacity to increase Lebanon's cigarette boxes by 23,000.
Protests in 2011 began amid rising anger over unemployment and poor living conditions in Tunisia. (AFP/File)
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Hundreds of residents in southern Tunisia gathered in the streets Wednesday protesting the country's high unemployment rate, residents said Wednesday.
Workers doing data entry at the offices of Unit One in Gaza City. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
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A small start-up in Gaza City employs 89 people, many of them young and waiting for an employment opportunity.
The Social Security Corporation increased the salaries of its retirees to match inflation. (AFP/File)
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The Social Security Corporation increased the salaries of its retirees to match the inflation of 2014.
Spillovers from geopolitical conflicts play a part in the UN's gloomy forecast. (Arnaldo Jr/Shutterstock)
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The UN's World Economic Situation and Prospects Report forecasts slow economic growth for 2015-2016.
90 percent of companies in the Middle East are family businesses, according to a report. (Pixabay)
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Family-run SMEs are the heart of Egypt, but need nurturing through the generations to survive, according to KPMG.
The UAE has stringent regulations regarding defamation via social media. (PIXXart/Shutterstock)
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Four Qataris received life imprisonment and hit ith a Dhs1 million for social media offences.
Bringing your own device to the workplace is a growing trend. (Pixabay)
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A study by One Hour Translation reveals six of the hottest global technology trends.
Sorry It's Over also offers to send a 'sympathy hamper'. (Shutterstock)
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Australian outsourcing service does your dirty work by breaking up electronically or by proxy.
Training also includes 'soft' skills such as communication and emotional intelligence. (Shutterstock)
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Employers are often reluctant to spend on training, but the benefits of such spending often outweigh the cost. Here's why.
Be extra cautious when buying perishables in bulk. (Pixabay)
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Big families like buying in bulk, but there are drawbacks. Here are a few tips for your next grocery shop.

May 19, 2015

A Syrian family uses candles to get light at their home during a power outage in a district of Damascus, November 2013. (AFP/File)
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A ministry official said the sudden drop showed evidence of "the scale of the damage to infrastructure."
Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum issued a new law establishing the Dubai World Trade Centre as a freezone. (Wikimedia Commons/Imre Solt)
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Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum issued a new law establishing the Dubai World Trade Centre as a freezone.
The Jordan National Commission for Women said ladies faced less discrimination in the public sector compared with private companies. (Shutterstock)
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The Jordan National Commission for Women said ladies faced less discrimination in the public sector compared with private companies.
The HiLight system operates on off-the-shelf-smart devices. (Shutterstock)
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Techies have developed a system that allows smart devices to 'talk' to each other without user intervention.
The Al Ahli Holding Group has already been involved in Marvel's Iron Man franchise. (Wikimedia Commons)
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Abu Dhabi-based Al Ahli Group delves deeper into superhero territory with plans for broadcast-ready animation.
Saudi aid to Egypt represented nearly 2.3 percent of Egypt's GDP. (Shutterstock)
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The IMF has released a report with details of the direct aid given to Arab nations by Saudi Arabia.
Cotton textiles are one of Egypt's largest exports. (Shutterstock)
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Egypt seeks an expansion of the Qualifying Industrial Zones (QIZ) trade agreement, which would allow more of its products to enter the US duty-free.
The IMF has called on Lebanon to take rapid measures to reduce the deficit and stimulate growth. (Shutterstock)
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The International Monetary Fund has cautioned that the current political standoff and the weight of hosting refugees are taking a toll on Lebanon's economy.
A World Trade Organization conference in Geneva. Iran's bid for WTO membership has been subject to a longstanding US veto. (Wikimedia Commons)
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Iran has relaunched the process for reapplying for membership in the World Trade Organization, amid ongoing nuclear negotiations.
An Air Arabia Airbus A320-214. Air Arabia also owns a 49 percent stake in Petra Airlines. (Wikimedia Commons)
08:59 GMT
Air Arabia Jordan launches an inaugural flight to Kuwait as part of a strategy to promote low-cost tourism.
The newly launched robotics challenge in the UAE has a pleasant surprise for the winners. (AFP/File)
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The newly launched robotics challenge in the UAE has a pleasant surprise for the winners.
OPEC expects global daily demand for oil to rise to 111 million barrels a day by 2040. (Shutterstock)
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Investment in innovation and technlogy will help the Middle East to meet the region's growing energy needs, according to Abu Dhabi's International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC).
Cabinet will continue its discussions of the budget bill in a session Wednesday. (AFP/File)
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Cabinet will continue its discussions of the budget bill in a session Wednesday.
Negotiation skills are crucial in asking for the salary that you think you deserve. (Shutterstock)
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Talking money with your employers may be awkward, but your performance is only one part of getting the salary that you think you deserve. Here are some tips to help.
Sponsors of soccer's World Cup were urged Monday to seek labor reforms in Qatar. (AFP/File)
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Sponsors of soccer's World Cup were urged Monday to seek labor reforms in Qatar.
Know what you're worth before talking to your manager about a salary increase. (Shutterstock)
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Know what you're worth before talking to your manager about a salary increase.

May 18, 2015

Lufthansa passengers can now use their watches as a boarding card.
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Lufthansa passengers can now use their watches as a boarding card.
Profits built over the past two years is expected to keep the banks strong against the real estate market.
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Profits built over the past two years is expected to keep the banks strong against the real estate market.
Reports said sides agreed that just 40 workers would be laid off instead of 115 in plants in the South. (Twitter)
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Reports said sides agreed that just 40 workers would be laid off instead of 115 in plants in the South.
The government hopes to preserve the competitiveness of Egypt's financial market and investments. (AFP/Andrew Burton)
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The government hopes to preserve the competitiveness of Egypt's financial market and investments.
Almost half of Lebanon has access to a bank account, up ten percent from 2014.
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Up to 47 percent of Lebanese people aged over 15 have access to a bank account, up ten percent from the year before, according to World Bank figures.
Counterfeit goods have become a growing problem in GCC nations. (AFP/File)
10:27 GMT
An NGO has teamed up with the Arabian Anti-Piracy Alliance to combat counterfeit goods across the GCC.
On average the region's viewers will consume an estimated 545 million hours per month of short-form video, as smartphone adoption play a key role in the growth of media consumption. (Shutterstock)
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On average the region's viewers will consume an estimated 545 million hours per month of short-form video.
US forces killed key Daesh commander Abu Sayyaf during a raid in Syria. (AFP/File)
10:13 GMT
The killing of a top Daesh commander by US forces in Syria could have a severe impact on the country's oil industry, experts have said.
The official said Iran is still likely to request the oil reduction but has low expectations for the next meeting in June. (AFP/File)
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The official said Iran is still likely to request the oil reduction but has low expectations for the next meeting in June.
D&B Business Optimism Index survey showed mixed results across various business sectors in Saudi. (AFP/File)
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Following the release of the D&B Business Optimism Index survey in Saudi Arabia for Q2, it seems hope in business has dropped slightly. But why?
Most companies will face problems with retention at some point. (Shutterstock)
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Most companies will face problems with retention at some point.
Executive salaries across various sectors in the GCC hiked by 39 percent. (AFP/File)
09:32 GMT
Salaries have increased by seven percent in H1 this year across the GCC's construction sector, according to an industry expert.
Any choice you make can jeopardize your professional relationship. (Shutterstock)
09:28 GMT
Any choice you make can jeopardize your professional relationship.
A private company won the contract to build the solar-run plant in Jordan over the past eight months. (AFP/File)
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Jordan's King Abdullah inaugurated a solar power plant Sunday at the Royal Court.
"Mobile technology is fundamentally changing the world we live in today." (Shutterstock)
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"Mobile technology is fundamentally changing the world we live in today."
Microsoft's new smartphone is available for pre-booking. (Microsoft)
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Microsoft's new smartphone is available for pre-booking.

May 17, 2015

A new device to launch this summer has a built-in iris scanner, used to replace phone passwords. (Twitter)
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A new device to launch this summer has a built-in iris scanner, used to replace phone passwords.
The DNA robot laboratory, run by a professor at Bar-Ilan University, developed a method of producing DNA molecules that can be programmed for various parts of the body. (Shutterstock)
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The DNA robot laboratory, run by a professor at Bar-Ilan University, developed a method of producing DNA molecules that can be programmed for various parts of the body.
Leading investors from around the world are eager to invest in real estate properties in Turkey. (AFP/File)
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Leading investors from around the world are eager to invest in real estate properties in Turkey.
A developer has launched the first phase of a project to create more than 3,000 affordable homes. (AFP/Karim Sahib)
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The Dubai freehold property market's gap in affordable homes is being addressed.
"Islamic banks are significantly improving the process of financial inclusion." (AFP/File)
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"Islamic banks are significantly improving the process of financial inclusion."
International credit ratings agency Moody's said promises given by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to his coalition might be worth billions of shekels. (AFP/File)
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International credit ratings agency Moody's said promises given by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to his coalition might be worth billions of shekels.
A new study shows unemployment rate in Jordan increased to 22.1 percent, from 14.5 percent before the Syrian war began. (AFP/File)
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A new study shows unemployment rate in three areas increased to 22.1 percent, from 14.5 percent before the Syrian war began.
The largest Gulf logistics group's net profit soared to $39.4 million, a 5 percent jump compared with the same period last year. (AFP/File)
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The largest Gulf logistics group's net profit soared to $39.4 million, a 5 percent jump compared with the same period last year.
The Israeli company has sold its 50 percent stake in the iconic Times Square Building in Manhattan, New York.
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The Israeli company has sold its 50 percent stake in the iconic Times Square Building in Manhattan, New York.
CEOs of the US airlines pointed toward the Gulf carriers' 25 percent growth in the US this year, saying evidence of the advantage "cannot be ignored." (AFP/File)
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CEOs of the US airlines pointed toward the Gulf carriers' 25 percent growth in the US this year, saying evidence of the advantage "cannot be ignored."
Egypt's finance minister welcomed a revision of ratings provider Standard and Poor, saying the change will encourage financial institutions to offer further funding. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
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Egypt's finance minister welcomed a revision of ratings provider Standard and Poor, saying the change will encourage financial institutions to offer further funding.
The "deal" that you lock in today will have an impact on your personal budget for years.
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The "deal" that you lock in today will have an impact on your personal budget for years.
Egypt's market plunged after MSCI's decision to exclude Telecom Egypt from its emerging markets index. (AFP/File)
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Egypt's market plunged after MSCI's decision to exclude Telecom Egypt from its emerging markets index.

May 16, 2015

Adi Yoffe began a trend-forecasting company that spots changes in consumer behavior, and what's popular on the market, before consumers know themselves. (AFP/File)
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Adi Yoffe can predict the future — she spots trends before consumers are even aware of what's popular.
Nearly 65 percent of prospective employers use Facebook to check job applicants' shared information, affecting their decision. (Shutterstock)
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Nearly 65 percent of prospective employers use Facebook to check job applicants' shared information, affecting their decision.
Researchers have developed an app to help you learn a language faster, even during the time gap spent waiting for a friend to respond to chats. (Shutterstock)
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Researchers have developed an app to help you learn a language faster, even during the time gap spent waiting for a friend to respond to chats.
Then-Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan arrives at Pendik railway station in Istanbul during the high-speec train opening ceremony on July 25, 2014. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
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The city's expanding metro system has become the popular option of transportation for residents.

May 15, 2015

World Economic Forum's latest Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index listed the UAE as the most tourism-friendly destination in the MENA region. (AFP/File)
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World Economic Forum's latest Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index listed the UAE as the most tourism-friendly destination in the MENA region.