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September 8, 2014

Many blame authorities for this change in attitude, since residents say that officials leave runaway reports to pile up unresolved.
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A shortage of maids has led to a thriving black market in domestic workers.
Speaking ahead of the "Invest in Tunisia: Start-up democracy" conference to be held Monday, Jomaa said Tunisia's new government was upbeat but realistic about a recovery.
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Tunisia has stabilised from the fallout of the 2011 revolution and is now ripe for investment in its battered economy, Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa told AFP in an interview.
A Palestinian Agriculture Ministry official says the recent Israeli onslaught against the Gaza Strip has had grave impacts on the farming sector in the besieged coastal sliver.
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“This figure includes $350 million of direct losses and $200 million of indirect ones.”
Hamdallah, who heads the Palestinian government of national consensus which took office on 2 June, said the problem of the wages had turned into the main stumbling block to an intra-Palestinian reconciliation deal.
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The international community has threatened to boycott the Palestinian leadership if it pays the salaries of former Hamas employees in Gaza, prime minister Rami Hamdallah told AFP on Sunday.
Scarcity of financial resources and the lack of a solid plan are the main reasons behind the perpetuation of Egypt's energy crisis, according to experts who attended the Cairo Energy Conference.
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The solutions are known, but the will to implement them is absent, say energy experts discussing Egypt's energy crisis
The study was published before finance ministers from the G20 group of leading countries meet in Australia on September 20 and 21.This in turn cost 3.6 million lives a year that could be saved if the missing money were wisely invested, non-government organisation ONE estimated.
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It is nothing short of a trillion-dollar scandal," said the report, recommending action on four fronts.