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January 18, 2015

Abe said the Middle East is very important to Japan, which provides support to the region’s stability, especially its war against terrorism and extremism.
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The financial aid will include other sectors such as infrastructure and technology, part of a total aid package for the Middle East amounting to $2.5bn.
The plant should come on line in April 2017, helping to achieve a reduction of 250,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually, the company said.
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The Gulf region is one of the world's richest areas in sunshine, but its countries are way behind others in harnessing the energy
In Egypt, there is less emphasis on vocational education which is usually frowned upon by society as far interior to university learning.
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Education in Egypt has been further dented by the unrest that has engulfed the country since the start of the Arab Spring in January 2011.
"There should be a wide range of penalties to use (against employers) including financial penalties and criminal sentences."
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Qatar is considering imposing penalties against firms that fail to pay migrant workers on time, one of the biggest complaints voiced by rights groups against companies in the Gulf state.
The oil price "could fall to $25," said Vagit Alekperov, the chief executive of the private oil producer, quoted by RIA Novosti.
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Russian oil company Lukoil on Friday predicted that oil prices, which have more than halved since June last year, could plunge as low as $25 per barrel.

January 17, 2015

Riyadh is at the top of the list of Saudi cities suffering a shortage of land supply, Al Duwaihi said.
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Saudi Arabia's housing ministry is moving to tax undeveloped land, official media quoted the housing minister as saying, in a policy that could help to end a shortage of homes and spur economic growth.
“Iran’s trade delegations have launched attempts to introduce investment opportunities of Iran to the other countries,” Moqimi asserted.
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Mohammad Reza Bahraman who was speaking in a press conference on Tuesday said that $00bn of the total figure had been defined for projects in oil and gas sector.
Iraq, the second-biggest member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, is using $60 in its budget.
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Iran, its oil exports curbed by sanctions, is lowering the crude price for this year’s budget to $40 a barrel as the energy slump affects governments and industry.
The İstanbul 4th Administrative Court, on Dec. 13, 2013, ordered the destruction of a number of floors of 16:9, then still under construction.
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Meanwhile, an İstanbul court ruled in November of last year to halt the construction of a number of buildings in the coastal area of İstanbul's Ataköy neighborhood