October 4, 2015
Egypt's Consumer Protection Authority (CPA) banned an Etisalat ad for featuring domestic violence.
The 9th edition of Luxury Motor Show (EXCS), the prominent luxury motor show in the Middle East, is expected to reveal most important automotive industry technologies and trends and host premier luxury models of 2016.
An investment camp for youth will kick off tomorrow, October 5, to encourage those interested in trade and investment.
There are nearly 6,000 ultra high net worth (UHNW) individuals in the Middle East with a combined net worth of $995 billion, according to a Wealth-X study. Forty-five percent of these individuals live in Saudi Arabia and the UAE
Egypt signed an agreement on Sunday with the World Bank for a $550 million loan to fund the country's rural sanitation project.
Gulf nations are being expected to open doors, and not just their wallets, to help the refugee crisis.
Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives is an umbrella organization that will focus on spreading knowledge; combating poverty, empowering communities and innovation for the future.
Deal with the German industrial company is part of a $1.7B much-needed plan to boost Egypt's power grid.
Short-term visas to the UAE can now be obtained 24/7 via the Ministry of Interior's website or smartphone app.
These are the top ten trends at Gitex Shopper 2015 in Dubai, an eight-day shopping fest of the best technology on the market.
Abou Merhi is a well known Shia businessman who controls the Abou Merhi Group, a company that is on the sanctions list.
Going the extra mile with a little grammar and vocabulary revision before your interview could land you the job.
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Mauritania prevents nearly 1000 women from departing for domestic jobs in Saudi Arabia.
October 2, 2015
Ahmed al-Asir was detained last month on charges of fighting against the Lebanese army.
The explosion cut electricity to the Rafah district in the Strip, worsening an energy crisis.
The retirement delay would keep Commando Regiment Chief Brig. Gen. Chamel Roukoz in his post.
The financial package was announced Wednesday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.
The five friends were heading to Eilat in August 2012 when they were told one of them needs to get off the plane.
Dieter Poetsch will take over as the company's new board chairman.
Economies around the world may not have shaped up the way we expected this year.
October 1, 2015
Gulf Keystone Petroleum said the reserve in northern Iraq's Shaikan oil basin contains at least twice as much recoverable oil as expected.
Low oil prices are driving diversification efforts, and Saudi Arabia thinks tourism may be the most lucrative solution.
Bedouin tribes are claiming ownership over the site of a projected tourism complex at the Dead Sea, slated for completion in 2019.
A Kapersky Lab poll indicated the prevalence of cyber hacks that could cost MENA companies an average of $500M to contain.
Saudi investors are shutting down lingerie and womens fashion shops, citing difficulties in retaining female staff.
US Deputy Secretary of Energy is met with her Emirati counterpart to reinforce commitment to tackle energy security and climate change challenges.
Another $30B in contracts for infrastructure is up for grabs as Qatar scrambles to complete projects ahead of the 2022 World Cup.
While the UAE puts in a strong performance at 17th, Lebanon is ranked at 101 out of 140 countries for global competitiveness.
Passenger was barred from purchasing a Kuwait Airways ticket due to booking system's rejection of all Israeli passports.
As of July Daesh raised $8 million to $10 million every month through oil and gas smuggling.
The social media giant faced its slowest user growth this quarter since the company went public in 2013.
Iran's oil ministry said the cabinet approved a draft deal that outlined contracts for exploration, production and development.
The country said it closed 36 clinics and 47 medical labs operating without licenses.
The Egyptian oil minister said the country will sign an agreement with Kuwait Energy to search outside its borders for the first time.
State-owned Israel Broadcasting Authority's economic reform has left the station with only two of its full-time staffers.
The money would be focused on the UN refugee agency and World Food Program.
September 30, 2015
A recent poll asked Egyptians to rank 26 countries from friendly to hostile. Guess who came out on top?
The government said it plans to complete its financial settlements with its contracted companies.
Labor Ministry credits reforms intended to increase 'Saudization' for spike in Saudi women employed in the private sector.
Rewards programs need to add up, and there are no exceptions for banks and credit card providers.
The hostages were employees of Turkish construction firm Nurol Holding, and had been held captive in a Baghdad suburb.
Qatar Investment Authority opens a NY office and commits $35B to expand its American portfolio.
The gas-fired Az-Zour North power and desalinated water plant is part of a $10B plan to build more power infrastructure.
Lebanon and Italy signed an agreement with UN Office on Drugs and Crime to make much needed improvements in the conditions of Lebanese prisons.
Social media networks can open or close doors before you get anywhere near your desired job, so use the channels wisely.
The suspension was related to expressed Swedish support over the Moroccan-controlled Western Sahara, a report said Tuesday.
September 29, 2015
Commercial activity in the West Bank's Nablus district was stopped for two hours to bring attention to Israeli violations at the al-Aqsa Mosque.
The Emirates is launching a new surveillance initiative that uses unmanned aerial vehicles to keep an eye on the Dubai Silicon Oasis.
Not very many people plan ahead like they should.
A spokesman for Aden Oil Refinery Co. said the facilities would help ease the city's oil crisis.
The court found that a TV series had disclosed information on protected witnesses of the Special Tribunal.
The stores were inspected and told they failed to comply with health standards for their foodstuff and produce.
The employees announced their six-day strike after the PA Ministry of Education failed to meet their demands.
Using the free wi-fi at the office? On your phone all the time? Be smart with your smartphone on the job.
Anti-corruption campaigners 'Emsek Kersh' believe that the problem lies with conflicting laws.
Demand for skilled teachers is outstripping supply in the GCC, with the UAE alone needing at least 14,000 more teachers within the next five years.
Dubai is the second-best city for expat start-ups, reveals a new HSBC survey.
World Bank report warns that the status quo in Palestine is not sustainable, and there is a high risk of further conflict.
Jordan continues the push for using electric vehicles with technicians in training and duty free cars.
The US-based brothers from Kuwait offer some sage advice and share the secrets of their success.
Regular harassment at the workplace goes unreported as women fear the loss of their jobs if they file a complaint.
Male patients at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital increased by 12 percent in the past year alone.
September 28, 2015
Regional reinsurers are feeling more pressure as the market is stretched thinner, a report said.
The Iranian president said Italian firms are cooperating with Iran's oil and gas industries to invest.
Muslim spending grew from $1.8 trillion in 2014 to $2.6 trillion in 2020.
Owners of the complex are threatening to displace 170 families living in the complex.
With the iPad, Apple breaks the barrier and competes with Microsoft's Surface Pro3.
Apple's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will be available in the Emirates soon.
UAE finance professionals are among the highest paid in the Middle East.
A 200 member delegation has joined with the Middle East Media Research Institute in the US to improve Bahrain's image overseas.
Mass Food Group products include Temmy's cookies and cereals.
Some of the best yachts that money can buy can be found in the hands of Gulf rulers. All aboard!
Gold and jewellery are high performers in the local retail sector. Domestic producers want to put their stamp on things and expand regionally.
A study by Carmudi has revealed that Islamic car financing is taking off in Pakistan.
When new amendments to employment laws for the private sector come into effect on October 8, but it's a mixed bag of benefits.
GS EPS, South Korea's largest independent power producer, has inaugurated Asia's largest biomass power plant in partnership with Oman's Oil Company.
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The country has reduced its oil dependence as petroleum prices continue to nosedive.
The Housing and Development Bank is reserving residential units for Egyptians struggling to find affordable apartments.
Profits in the country's hotel industry are expected to rise by nearly two-fold in a span of six years.
Housing investors in Lebanon are shying away from large apartments as more buyers need affordable buildings.
The king addressed a group of businessmen in the US to invest in Jordan's public and private sectors.
September 27, 2015
World Bank head Jim Yong Kim met with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi in New York on Sunday.
The expansion would provide a new terminal that would handle 20 million passengers a year.
The US announced the aid package earlier this week to help host countries through the refugee crisis.
Microsoft catches up to Google with multi-user editing and connected apps that can be used across devices.
Facebook founder, Microsoft's Bill Gates, and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales are at UN Headquarters discussing how technology can help achieve development goals.
With more than 40.7 million internet users, Egypt has over 15.2 million online buyers, representing the largest market for electronics trade in MENA.
As pilgrims finishing the Haj stream out of Mina, officials in Madinah prepare for over half a million visitors to the Prophet's Mosque.
Despite a lack of formal relations between Israel and Morocco, a centuries-old citrus fruit and the Jewish holiday of Sukkot draws them together.
After revelations that 11 million cars worldwide were installed with emission cheating software, a new CEO is overseeing the fallout from the scandal.
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September 26, 2015
Following Indian and Kenyan acquisitions, the Sharjah-based conglomerate is now looking at new East African terminals and tankage in Fujairah.
September 25, 2015
After threatening to cut ties with Israel, French telecoms company Orange has invested in Hola, a new startup.
September 24, 2015
A study showed housing costs in Dubai are the fourth highest in the world, more than double the cost in Vienna.
Washington's aid will go toward helping defend Lebanese borders as the refugee crisis continues to escalate.
Two Mistral warships were originally part of a Russian deal that was suspended during the Ukraine crisis.
September 23, 2015
Several countries in the Middle East still rely heavily on oil, but economists are recommending they diversify.