June 2, 2015
A Saudi grant to the Lebanese army was frozen after the Hezbollah chief called the coalition's war "takfiri ideology."
A World Bank report said Jordan's economy has slowly but steadily picked up despite regional tensions.
The government's spending in 2015 is expected to stay high despite a sharp decline in oil prices.
Oman Oil Company invited bids from international energy infrastructure contractors for the construction of a giant crude oil storage terminal.
The foreign deposits in banks in the Egyptian market jumped in March compared with 8.1 percent the previous month.
Mahan Air will begin using the first of eight Airbus aircraft on Wednesday after Iran purchased the planes from the UAE.
The UK's National Union of Students passed a motion Tuesday to join worldwide efforts to boycott Israel over human rights violations.
The UAE airline has issued its strongest response yet to the joint campaign by three US airlines to regulate Gulf competition.
Asus showcases the tiny projector that turns your phone into a portabe entertainment hub.
Following the 2013 doping scandal, the UAE has been trying to rein in cheating in equestrian sports.
Second phase of $30m Saudi Development Fund grant is to help finance infrastructure in four cities, with completion expected in 2017.
Delays in oil and gas licensing procedures may drive international investors elsewhere, according to Lebanon's minister for energy and water.
Sharp rise in housing prices after Saudi housing ministry scraps financing program, but others blame investors' greed.
Being overweight can mean a higher insurance premium, by as much as 25 to 40 percent.
Bayt.com launches their revamped mobile app.
June 1, 2015
Saudi Dur Hospitality will be investing in 20 hotels and six residential complexes over the next seven years.
A shipment of weapons pledged to the army arrived Monday at Beirut's airport.
Iran and China have agreed on a new arrangement for crude oil payments.
The UAE is gearing up for the Dubai World Expo, forecasting 20 million visitors a year by the time of the event in 2020.
Egypt signed an exploration deal $2 billion with Italian company Eni for four years of exploration activities in the Sinai and Nile Delta regions.
The record-breaking plane began its journey in Abu Dhabi on March 9.
US-based Westinghouse Electric looks to create regional hub in Abu Dhabi as Barakah nuclear power plant is scheduled to become operational in 2017.
Stress at work may be a global issue, but it is one that's largely hidden in the Middle East, according to a recent study.
Jordan and the US on Sunday signed a third sovereign bond guarantee loan agreement to raise $1.5 billion this month on global financial markets.
Israel's blockade on the strip caused a 50 percent decrease of Gaza's GDP, the World Bank said.
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The private equity market in the Middle East has matured in the last five years, but there is still work to do to attract overseas private equity firms.
Slowdown in Asia's imports and exports will have a trickle-down impact on GCC revenues.
A recent report registered 39 percent growth in MENA, in the wellness tourism industry worth $439 billion.
Erbil asserts that they have the legal right to export oil without consent from Baghdad, if remuneration agreement is not upheld.
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May 31, 2015
This year's Tehran Auction has broken the record of the country's art auctions after a painting by a renowned poet sold for over $845,000, bringing the total revenue of sales to $6.4 million.
Food business in the UAE is expected to see good times ahead.
The top 25 banks in the GCC, ranked by asset size.
Nader Sabry is a leader in the $2 trillion lifestyle market, having invented the innovative prayer mat with the challenges of elderly worshippers in mind.
The Syrian regime continues to face losses in the civil war, leading to shrunken revenues and depleted resources.
Israel's deputy foreign minister told visiting German foreign minister on Sunday that Israel expects Germany to lead the fight against product labeling.
Egypt's state grain buyer said the purchase is due for an early July shipment.
The forecast for projects planned is the highest on record to date as the region continues to invest in infrastructure and capital projects.
Jordan remains a top medical tourism destination for patients around the world.
Companies in Lebanon said they receive hundreds of CVs every year from college graduates they can't hire.
A $600m World Bank grant will support small and micro-enterprises, especially among youth.
An International Labor Organization report for 2014 reveals grim prospects for the Palestinian economy.
Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge now available in blue topaz and green emerald in the UAE
Internet activists have been using creative license on the logos of the 2022 World Cup sponsors, to protest Qatar's record on human rights.
Lebanon is committed to fighting money laundering and terrorism funding, according to the Central Bank governor.
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May 29, 2015
With a network of 500 destinations, Etihad Airways is the largest Middle East carrier — and it just keeps getting better.
The nine projects will be the first EU support program for Jordan's energy sector, officials said Thursday.
Hundreds of residents in the UAE have paid the Pakistani IT company for credentials issued by non-existent colleges.
Economics professor Mohammad Qoli Yussefi said trying to control liquidity is "like prescribing an overweight person to stop eating in order to get into shape."
Qatar's shares dropped significantly after Swiss authorities opened a criminal case against FIFA officials.
May 28, 2015
A group of army generals and senior government officials are using almost 7,000 unaudited accounts in the country.
One day remains until the FIFA elections, where the first Arab figure to run for presidency is challenging the incumbent.
Nakheel has signed up nearly 100 restaurants and shops at its massive waterfront complex in Dubai, a year prior to completion.
High temperatures and high consumption factories are forcing Egypt to ration gas supply.
Investment in technology in MENA can help tackle unemployment as well as transform education, healthcare, energy, security, and transportation.
Only five percent of the 400,000 cabin crew applicants were hired by Emirates Airlines last year.
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.
A new bug in the form of a text message containing Arabic and Chinese characters is causing iPhones to reboot.
The cosmetics market in Saudi Arabia is estimated at $16 billion annually, with an 11 percent annual growth rate.
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May 27, 2015
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.
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.
The state telephone company will see new leadership through seven government representatives appointed on Wednesday.
Algeria's trade deficit is revised upwards to $4.3B from last year due to steep drop in oil prices.
There are significant obstacles to creating a pan-GCC stock exchange, but consolidation offers economies of scale and other benefits.
Top officials from world soccer's governing body were arrested on US corruption charges Wednesday.
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.
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.
Egypt has chosen banks to handle its return to the international bond market after a gap of five years.
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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.
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.
The cotton crop harvested in provincial farms has increased by five to seven times, an Iranian official said.
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.
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.
Iran to increase the price of natural gas supplied to households, businesses and state-run buildings by 15 percent.
Egypt commits to resolving energy crisis with promise to invest $45B into the energy sector in the next ten years.
Jannah Hotels and Resorts look to capitalise on growing halal tourism market with their Burj Al Sarab hotel and plans for 30 more.
Jordan says that the $310m grant from China's Hanergy company will go towards expanding the national grid and creating more renewable energy projects.
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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.
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Iran scraps gas subsidies in an effort to curb smuggling.
May 25, 2015
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.
Emiratis' visa-free access to the EU expected to boost property investment.
Political impasse in Lebanon and regional conflict are squeezing the retail sector.
Google Partners will pair local agencies with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Saudi Arabia to help grow their businesses online.