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July 26, 2015

The UNRWA is suffering a severe financial crisis that forced it to severely cut aid for Palestinian refugees. (AFP/File)
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The UNRWA is suffering a severe financial crisis that forced it to severely cut aid for Palestinian refugees.
Lebanese street cleaners collect trash from Beirut a week after protesters shut down the country's largest landfill, leaving piles of trash on July 26, 2015. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
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Residents blocked the Beirut-Sidon highway in protest of dumping Lebanon's waste into their village.
A Jordanian M113 armored ambulance is offloaded at King Hussein Airport, September 1987. (Wikimedia Commons/MSGT Scott Stewart)
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The International Civil Aviation Organization is investigating a complaint Jordan submitted against Israel's construction of a new airport near Aqaba.
Nile barges will be prohibited from passing through Cairo from sunset to sunrise until the end of September.
17:53 GMT
Nile barges will be prohibited from passing through Cairo from sunset to sunrise until the end of September.
The Big Heart Foundation has pledged to donate nearly $2 million toward three projects run by the UNHCR. (AFP/File)
16:50 GMT
The Big Heart Foundation has pledged to donate nearly $2 million toward three projects run by the UNHCR.
Samsung is disabling Windows Update on some computers, leaving users exposed to security holes. (AFP/File)
16:23 GMT
Samsung is disabling Windows Update on some computers, leaving users exposed to security holes.
Iranian officials are discussing increasing weekly flights to the continent with European airliners. (AFP/File)
15:06 GMT
Iran's media reported on Sunday that aviation officials have started negotiations with several European airliners to increase weekly flights.
MENA governments are considering new tax measures to broaden their revenue base.
14:20 GMT
MENA governments are considering new tax measures to broaden their revenue base.
Fuel prices are expected to drop in August after the decline of Brent oil. (AFP/File)
13:46 GMT
Fuel prices are expected to drop in August after the decline of Brent oil.
Experts advised banks in Lebanon to keep up with new technologies if it wanted to maintain growth. (Shutterstock)
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Experts advised banks in Lebanon to keep up with new technologies if it wanted to maintain growth.
WhatsApp has released an update for Android users with new features. (Shutterstock)
11:46 GMT
WhatsApp has released an update for Android users with new features.
Egypt began the first trial of the new Suez Canal on Saturday with three container ships. (AFP/File)
11:39 GMT
Egypt began the first trial of the new Suez Canal on Saturday with three container ships.
Being careful with your money now can go a long way in the future.
10:59 GMT
Some spending choices can turn into great future investments.
Iranian officials have denied claims that assets amount to over $100 billion. (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)
08:28 GMT
Iranian officials said assets amount to $29 billion.
Members of an Egyptian family gather outside their house in a Cairo slum on March 17, 2011. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
07:32 GMT
The country will set aside 1 billion Egyptian pounds ($130 million) of its annual budget in the fiscal year to help develop its slums.

July 25, 2015

Training employees efficiently to get the skills they need for the job can save valuable time and money. (Shutterstock)
23:41 GMT
Training employees efficiently to get the skills they need for the job can save valuable time and money.
Iran's oil industry delegation set off for Vienna to introduce investment opportunities. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
Iran's oil industry delegation set off for Vienna to introduce investment opportunities.
An Iraqi militia fighter from Saraya al-Salam (Peace Brigade) fires a mortar during heavy clashes with Daesh. (AFP/Jim Lopez)
06:00 GMT
Estonia has given several weapons to Iraq to help it combat Daesh militants.

July 24, 2015

Shipments through the Port of Beirut in June 2015 increased by 81 percent compared with the same month last year. (AFP/File)
10:09 GMT
Shipments through the Port of Beirut in June 2015 increased by 81 percent compared with the same month last year.
Egypt is targeting a GDP growth rate of 4.5 to 4.7 percent in the first quarter of the fiscal year. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
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Egypt is targeting a GDP growth rate of 4.5 to 4.7 percent in the first quarter of the fiscal year.

July 23, 2015

The Saudi Railways Organization has increased the frequency of trains between Riyadh and Dammam. (AFP/File)
21:57 GMT
The Saudi Railways Organization has increased the frequency of trains between Riyadh and Dammam.
Bahrain's non-oil sectors outdid growth projections, expanding by five percent in the first quarter. (AFP/File)
21:47 GMT
Bahrain's non-oil sectors outdid growth projections, expanding by five percent in the first quarter.
The Palestinian Minister of Housing and Public Works still faces limitations as reconstruction of Gaza homes is under way. (AFP/File)
15:36 GMT
The Palestinian Minister of Housing and Public Works said reconstruction of the Gaza Strip started Tuesday.
Egypt's Suez Canal revenues continued to fall in June for the fourth consecutive month. (AFP/File)
15:22 GMT
Egypt's Suez Canal revenues continued to fall in June for the fourth consecutive month.
Germany's tech giant won a major contract to construct three substations in Qatar. (AFP/File)
15:06 GMT
Germany's tech giant won a major contract to construct three substations in Qatar.
A senior Iranian government official said Tehran has successfully negotiated more than $2 billion worth of trade deals. (AFP/File)
14:53 GMT
A senior Iranian government official said Tehran has successfully negotiated more than $2 billion worth of trade deals.
UAE consumers are hitting the shops over the next few days. (AFP/File)
13:31 GMT
UAE consumers are hitting the shops over the next few days.
Soldiers man mobile launchers of the US-made TOW anti-tank missiles during a drill held in the northern Taoyuan county on April 18, 2012. (AFP/Mandy Cheng)
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The sale of 1,500 TOW 2A missiles to Lebanon has been allowed by the State Department.
Authorities are looking into the option of a direct route to transport goods to Iraq after Baghdad's border closure. (Creative Commons)
12:08 GMT
Authorities are looking into the option of a direct route to transport goods to Iraq after Baghdad's border closure.
Sony may need to address an issue before the price is worth all of its benefits. (Twitter)
11:54 GMT
Sony may need to address an issue before the price is worth all of its benefits.
The furniture giant issued a safety warning for 27 million chests and dressers. (AFP/Jens Ulrich-Koch)
10:34 GMT
The furniture giant issued a safety warning for 27 million chests and dressers.
Lebanon will receive $450 million from an international donors conference in Kuwait. (AFP/File)
08:23 GMT
Lebanon will receive $450 million from an international donors conference in Kuwait.
Game enthusiasts test the new Gearbox Software title "Battleborn." (AFP/File)
08:01 GMT
Here to answer your questions is Eyad al-Basheer, operations manager of a leading mobile game publishing company in the Arab world.

July 22, 2015

Worldwide shipments of devices are expected to reach 2.5 billion units in 2015.
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Worldwide shipments of devices are expected to reach 2.5 billion units in 2015.
The number of Palestinian women in the labor force remains among the lowest in the world. (Shutterstock)
21:58 GMT
The number of Palestinian women in the labor force remains among the lowest in the world.
Deregulated fuel prices in the UAE left mixed reactions from the Emirates' residents.
21:41 GMT
Deregulated fuel prices in the UAE left mixed reactions from the Emirates' residents.
The retail company paid the Muslim $25,000 to settle a lawsuit after it refused to hire a woman who wore a hijab. (AFP/File)
21:08 GMT
The retail company paid the Muslim $25,000 to settle a lawsuit after it refused to hire a woman who wore a hijab.
Egypt's prosecution announced Wednesday it collected more than $1.5 billion in tax evasion cases and real estate. (Shutterstock)
20:58 GMT
Egypt's prosecution announced Wednesday it collected more than $1.5 billion in tax evasion cases and real estate.
The low interest rate environment is also conducive to deal making, enabling cheaper borrowing to finance deals.
18:34 GMT
The low interest rate environment is also conducive to deal making, enabling cheaper borrowing to finance deals.
Palestinian workers unload goods from trucks that arrived in Rafah. (AFP/File)
18:26 GMT
Israeli occupation authorities have allowed the entry of 500 trucks loaded with goods.
An Egyptian criminal court sentenced Ahmed Nazif to five years in prison and ordered him to pay a $6.8 million fine. (AFP/File)
16:28 GMT
An Egyptian criminal court sentenced Ahmed Nazif to five years in prison and ordered him to pay a $6.8 million fine.
The Israeli Civil Administration on Wednesday delivered five home demolition orders to the town of Jit in Qaliqliya. (AFP/File)
14:29 GMT
The Israeli Civil Administration on Wednesday delivered five home demolition orders to the town of Jit in Qaliqliya.
Kataeb's party leader accused company Sukleen of blackmailing Lebanon to renew its own contract. (AFP/File)
14:22 GMT
Kataeb's party leader accused company Sukleen of blackmailing Lebanon to renew its own contract.
Iran and Germany discussed expanding banking cooperation. (AFP/File)
14:13 GMT
Iran and Germany discussed expanding banking cooperation.
The gender gap in the UK is currently at 19 percent. (Shutterstock)
13:55 GMT
Fixing the disparity of pay starts with greater transparency.
Some say food lasts longer if dieters avoid the method of total deprivation.
13:40 GMT
Sometimes the best way to go is to indulge.
Microsoft's CEO wants to ramp up the company's offering of apps for smartphones.
13:07 GMT
Microsoft's CEO wants to ramp up the company's offering of apps for smartphones.
Jordan's prime minister on Tuesday called for expediting efforts to provide comprehensive health insurance. (Shutterstock)
12:56 GMT
Jordan's prime minister on Tuesday called for expediting efforts to provide comprehensive health insurance.
Today's job market is competitive — there are strategies to finding the best talent out there. (Shutterstock)
07:58 GMT
I'm an HR manager of a medium-sized company in the UAE. I find it a struggle to attract top-quality professionals.