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July 20, 2015

Apple released a new iPod touch that boasted improved cameras, speedier graphics and better fitness tracking capabilities. (AFP/File)
07:06 GMT
This may be the best version yet.

July 19, 2015

Saudi Arabia ramped up oil production to an all-time record high in June, but it may lead to a rising budget deficit. (AFP/File)
15:27 GMT
Saudi Arabia ramped up oil production to an all-time record high in June, but it may lead to a rising budget deficit.
General Motors vehicles go through assembly at the company's plant in Detroit, Michigan. (AFP/Bill Pugliano)
11:06 GMT
Sales of Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC vehicles have seen a 21 percent boost for the month of June compared with the same month last year.
The country will recover over $100 billion in assets currently frozen by sanctions. (AFP/File)
10:36 GMT
The country will recover over $100 billion in assets currently frozen by sanctions.
Bahrain's economy is expected to grow by at least four percent this year despite global financial challenges, an executive said. (AFP/File)
09:40 GMT
Bahrain's economy is expected to grow by at least four percent this year despite global financial challenges, an executive said.
A Qatari liquefied natural gas carrier passes through the Suez Canal. (AFP/File)
08:26 GMT
Declining oil and gas output and increasing consumption has turned the country into a net energy importer.
Analysts say Iran's annual import demands could hit $200 billion by 2020. (AFP/File)
08:16 GMT
Analysts say Iran's annual import demands could hit $200 billion by 2020.
The port city of Aqaba is the preferred destination for Jordanian holiday makers. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
The port city of Aqaba is the preferred destination for Jordanian holiday makers.
Palestinian children play on a mini-ferris wheel outside a UN school in Jabalia, northern Gaza, on Monday. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
06:00 GMT
Cutbacks at the UNRWA could affect dozens of schools managed by the agency.
Dubai property prices have been especially volatile in the past few years. (apexluxury.com)
05:00 GMT
Increasing rent and living costs make it more difficult for people to spend wisely.
Facebook is letting users shop on the site without ever having to leave. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
Facebook is letting users shop on the site without ever having to leave.
The greeting card industry is quickly declining with new digital alternatives. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The greeting card industry is quickly declining with new digital alternatives.
Office politics may play a role in your relationship with your coworkers. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
Sometimes you can get in a situation that's beyond your control.
Dubai's national carrier said it has deployed its A380 plane to handle the Eid travelers. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT
Dubai's national carrier said it has deployed its A380 plane to handle the Eid travelers.

July 18, 2015

Muslim institutions have reported an increase in charity payments during this year's Ramadan. (AFP/File)
22:45 GMT
Muslim institutions have reported an increase in charity payments in 2015.
Crompton Greaves was awarded a major contract by Saudi Electricity Company. (AFP/File)
22:10 GMT
Crompton Greaves was awarded a major contract by Saudi Electricity Company.
Apple users may be at risk for a scam that says it can help "fix your phone." (AFP/Robyn Beck)
06:00 GMT
Apple users may be at risk for a scam that says it can help "fix your phone."

July 17, 2015

Political groups should not obstruct the work of the Cabinet, a coalition leader said Thursday. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Political groups should not obstruct the work of the Cabinet, a coalition leader said Thursday.

July 16, 2015

Turkmen, Arab and Kurdish residents of Kirkuk prepare to play the "Siniyah," or tray game, a tradition during the long evenings of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. (AFP/Marwan Ibrahim)
15:56 GMT
Coffee shops tend to hire more people to keep up with delivery orders and customer needs.
Spinneys supermarket in Cairo. (Creative Commons/Asim Bharwani)
15:30 GMT
The popular supermarket chain was fined by the Dubai Municipality after a customer spotted the cockroaches.
Global markets didn't see much of a change after Iran and world powers reached an agreement Thursday. (AFP/Spencer Platt)
14:24 GMT
Global markets didn't see much of a change after Iran and world powers reached an agreement Thursday.
A senior US official said Washington is committed to ending the row between the two bordering countries. (AFP/File)
14:14 GMT
A senior US official said Washington is committed to ending the row between the two bordering countries.
Raids will focus on areas with the highest number of stores selling pirated media. (AFP/Ramzi Haidar)
12:51 GMT
Raids will focus on areas with the highest number of stores selling pirated media.
Iranians shop at the main old bazaar in Tehran on June 1, 2013. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
12:14 GMT
Iranian trade will be boosted, but the country needs billions of dollars of investment to make meaningful gains.
It's tempting to accept a job if you're unhappy with your current situation, but sometimes you can lose sight of the longterm picture. (Shutterstock)
11:56 GMT
Don't jump ship before you get what you can out of the position you're in.
Competition gets fiercer as the social media giant prepares to launch a streaming music service. (AFP/File)
11:21 GMT
Competition may get fiercer if the social media giant decides to launch a streaming music service.

July 15, 2015

Palestinian children who fled the Syrian refugee camp of Yarmuk wait at the Masnaa Lebanese-Syrian border as people stamp their documents before entering Lebanon. (AFP/File)
18:13 GMT
Dozens of Palestinian families that fled to Lebanon are left homeless after the UN relief agency stopped paying for refugee rent fees.
Lifting sanctions on Iran means the country will be able to increase its oil exports. (AFP/File)
18:03 GMT
Lifting sanctions on Iran means the country will be able to increase its oil exports.
Retailers are expecting smartphones to be the most popular sell during this Eid.
17:56 GMT
Retailers in the Emirates are offering discounts and bundled offers for Arabs and tourists alike.
A UAE company is hiring 3,000 employees as it undertakes a massive development project. (AFP/File)
17:42 GMT
A UAE company is hiring 3,000 employees as it undertakes a massive development project.
A file photo shows the vessel Decretive, owned by the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping. (AFP/File)
17:16 GMT
Iran's shipping lines have been removed from the US list of companies designated for sanctions.
West Beirut seen from the Holiday Inn hotel in the Lebanese capital. (AFP/File)
17:02 GMT
Beirut's hotel industry was hoping for a rebound this year — it didn't happen.
The dollar and dirham are enjoying better exchange rates compared to other currencies, but be wary of high-priced spontaneous purchases. (Shutterstock)
13:35 GMT
A little research can go a long way - and beware the 'sun, sand and Sangria' syndrome when it comes to big purchases!
Is it really necessary to talk to your phone to take a photo? (Skrubu.net)
12:59 GMT
Five annoying things that Android smartphone makers must stop doing!
Measures of success vary individually. Do you wake up happy? (Shutterstock)
12:25 GMT
Success is not always about the bottom line. Look for the little signs that you are on the right path.
Pepsi's Ramadan ad stars Hussein Al Jassmi. (Screenshot)
11:49 GMT
High viewership during Ramadan and peak advertising revenue has led to some channels with total ad times being twice as long as the programs being shown.
Malala took time to connect with a fellow teenage education advocate from Syria. (UNICEF)
11:07 GMT
The Nobel Prize winner visited Azraq refugee camp to launch her support for refugee girls' education in Jordan.
Reopening banking ties will boost trade by financing exports through letters of credit and guarantee. (Veterans Today)
10:45 GMT
Lebanon seeks to re-establish banking ties and tap into Iran's agriculture, finance, transportation and service sectors.

July 14, 2015

The Qatari television network bought Turkey's Digiturk on Monday. (AFP/File)
12:29 GMT
The Qatari television network bought Turkey's Digiturk on Monday.
Operating room in a Lebanese hospital. (AFP/File)
12:14 GMT
The hospital employees gathered outside the hospital to protest a six-month salary delay.