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July 24, 2015

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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Lebanon will receive $450 million from an international donors conference in Kuwait.
Game enthusiasts test the new Gearbox Software title "Battleborn." (AFP/File)
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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)
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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.
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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)
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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)
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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.
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Kataeb's party leader accused company Sukleen of blackmailing Lebanon to renew its own contract.
Iran and Germany discussed expanding banking cooperation. (AFP/File)
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Iran and Germany discussed expanding banking cooperation.
The gender gap in the UK is currently at 19 percent. (Shutterstock)
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Fixing the disparity of pay starts with greater transparency.
Some say food lasts longer if dieters avoid the method of total deprivation.
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Sometimes the best way to go is to indulge.
Microsoft's CEO wants to ramp up the company's offering of apps for smartphones.
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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)
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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)
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I'm an HR manager of a medium-sized company in the UAE. I find it a struggle to attract top-quality professionals.

July 21, 2015

An official said Monday Jordan's flow of agricultural exports hasn't been affected by Iraq's border closure. (AFP/File)
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An official said Monday Jordan's flow of agricultural exports hasn't been affected by Iraq's border closure.
The JOC Port Productivity report ranked the UAE's Jebel Ali Port the most productive in 2014. (AFP/File)
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The JOC Port Productivity report ranked the UAE's port the most productive in 2014.
Jordan is turning to contingency measures to try to revive its tourism industry. (AFP/File)
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Jordan is turning to contingency measures to try to revive its tourism industry.
The price for crude oil stayed consistent despite pessimistic predictions. (AFP/File)
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The price for crude oil stayed consistent despite pessimistic predictions.
A handout picture by the press office of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, ruler of Dubai, shows him looking at the mock-up of the "Mall of the World" project during its presentation in Dubai. (AFP/File)
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The project will be developed in District 11 of Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum City.
The IMF said measures to raise taxes would boost revenues, reduce pollution and give an incentive to improve public transportation. (Shutterstock)
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The IMF said measures to raise taxes would boost revenues, reduce pollution and give an incentive to improve public transportation.
More employees are looking for flexible ways and times to work.
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More employees are looking for flexible ways and times to work.
The Gaza Strip was reduced to eight hours of electricity a day on Tuesday after its sole power plant shut down. (AFP/File)
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The Gaza Strip was reduced to eight hours of electricity a day on Tuesday after its sole power plant shut down.
Some European companies have already marked out their target markets. (AFP/File)
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Some European companies have already marked out their target markets.
Windows 10 is set to launch at special events in 13 cities around the world. (AFP/File)
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Windows 10 is set to launch at special events in 13 cities around the world.
A total of 41,042 Egyptian and foreign tourists visited the Giza Pyramids during the three days of Eid. (AFP/File)
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A total of 41,042 Egyptian and foreign tourists visited the Giza Pyramids during the three days of Eid.
Some tips can help mitigate stressful office environments. (Shutterstock)
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No one wants enemies in the office.
Calculating how much money is owed can help consolidate payments.
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Saving money is a challenge, but start with keeping track of it.
A drone owner attached a semi-automatic gun to a quadcopter that can shoot while it flies. (AFP/File)
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A drone owner attached a semi-automatic gun to a quadcopter that can shoot while it flies.
An employee serves a client at Lebanon's Central Bank in Beirut in 2008. (AFP/Ramzi Haidar)
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Byblos Bank chairman Francois Bassil said Iran has huge potential for Lebanese banks.
Egyptian workers collect plastic bottles at an area of al-Zabaleen in Cairo. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
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Cairo is one of the most polluted and dirtiest cities in the world.
Israeli cloud security firm Adallom became the tech giant's tenth outright acquisition in Israel. (AFP/Robyn Beck)
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Israeli cloud security firm Adallom became the tech giant's tenth outright acquisition in Israel.