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May 13, 2015

Despite calls for relief from the pressure of rising living costs, many employers in the UAE are still reluctant to increase staff allowances this year.
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Despite calls for relief from the pressure of rising living costs, many employers in the UAE are still reluctant to increase staff allowances this year.
Israel's plan may improve demand for its natural gas and help boost ties with Jordan. (Twitter)
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Israel's plan may improve demand for its natural gas and help boost ties with Jordan.
Egypt expects to invest $30 billion in the coal industry as the country continues to face an energy crisis. (AFP/File)
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Egypt expects to invest $30 billion in the coal industry as the country continues to face an energy crisis.
The kingdom's use of tablets is expected to grow in the next five years as more schools began using devices in their curriculum.
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The kingdom's use of tablets is expected to grow in the next five years as more schools began using devices in their curriculum.
The train stopped running since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011, but was relaunched earlier this month to "put a smile on people's faces." (Shutterstock)
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The train stopped running since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011, but was relaunched earlier this month to "put a smile on people's faces."
Are the rewards that credit card companies hand out to consumers simply a way to confuse them?
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Are the rewards that credit card companies hand out to consumers simply a way to confuse them?
Members of the international media at a press conference. (File photo)
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A roundup of themes in the Arab media landscape, at the two-day conference of the Arab Media Forum in Dubai.
The UAE Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science will be disbursing the grants over 3 years. (Pixabay)
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UAE is awarding $5m for research projects on rain enhancement.
Over 95 percent of Gaza's aquifer is polluted by high levels of nitrates and chloride, according to the Palestinian Water Authority. (AFP/File)
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Palestinian engineer Diaa Abu Assi has developed a seawater desalination machine to help alleviate Gaza's water shortage.
Saudi Arabia is the second largest internet market in the Arab world. (Shutterstock)
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Payfort's recent report names Egypt as the largest internet market in the Arab world, and projects promising growth in the e-commerce market.
The two meetings come “at a critical moment in the history of the Middle East". (Wikimedia Commons)
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Despite snub from three GCC leaders, summit begins at the White House today and moves to Camp David, with Iran high on the agenda.
OPEC decided against cutting output in November. (Shutterstock)
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Oil prices are unlikely to trade at $100 a barrel again in the next decade, according to OPEC's latest report.
167 million people in the Middle East use Facebook on their mobile phones. (Pixabay)
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About 190 million out of 1.44 bilion Facebook users are in MENA: Arab Media Forum
Get ahead of the competition with a little insider knowledge. (Shutterstock)
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Timing isn't everything...but it certainly can't hurt to take advantage of knowing the best and worst times to apply for a job on bayt.com, according to their statistics.

May 12, 2015

Iraqi laborers work at a white cement factory in Bartala in the Nineveh province, east of Mosul, on June 17, 2014.  (AFP/Karim Sahib)
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The two leaders agreed to more labor cooperation among member states and to defend the rights of Palestinian workers.
Visitors enjoy the swimming pool of Beirut's bombed landmark Saint-Georges Hotel. (AFP/File)
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Tourism activity in Lebanon jumped in the first three months of this year after years of lulls.
An ambitious scenario suggests the economy would expand by 7.5 percent in ten years. (PInterest)
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An ambitious scenario suggests the economy would expand by 7.5 percent in ten years.
Nearly 3.27 million tonnes of food produced and imported in the UAE is being wasted every year, a market leader said Monday. (Shutterstock)
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Nearly 3.27 million tonnes of food produced and imported in the UAE is being wasted every year, a market leader said Monday.
Iran's Balal offshore oil platform in the Gulf waters. (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)
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The method's announcement comes a week after the National Iranian Oil Company said the country would invest $20 billion to boost its crude oil production.
Textiles and apparel are two of Turkey's top exports. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
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"The exporters have always been our first priority as they are Turkey's pioneers in the world economy," Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Monday.
One of Amer Group's luxury destination resorts, the Porto Marina beachfront on the Mediterranean shore.
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The Egyptian real estate company's Q1 profits rose more than seven times the previous year's.
Malé, the capital of the Maldives. (Shutterstock)
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Sharia-compliant investments are increasingly on offer in the Maldives.
A tunnel constructed by Hochtief Solutions. (Photo courtesy of Hochtief Solutions)
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Hochtief wins $296m Qatar tunnel contract.
A new amendment hands 80 percent of the national telecom entity to the government, and 20 percent to telecom companies. (Shutterstock)
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The Egyptian defense ministry will have a 60% share in a national body that controls the country's telecoms infrastructure.
'The Green Team' in Dubai is made up of the police, health authority, ambulance and civil defence. (Shutterstock)
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Smart ambulance app links patients to medical staff while awaiting the ambulance in Dubai.
The donation is part of the Food for Progress Programme. (Pixabay)
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The US has granted Jordan with 100,000 tonnes of wheat worth $25m, part of a $1bn aid package over the next three years.
Some 350,000 people with limited income are expected to benefit from the homes. (Shutterstock)
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50,000 social housing units were delivered to the Egyptian government, to help alleviate the country's housing crisis.
The government sees the debut sovereign sukuk issue as a benchmark transaction. Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat. (Pixabay)
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Plans for the launch of Oman's debut sovereign sukuk are nearly complete, according to Oman's Ministry of Finance.
Uber's main rival is Gett (formerly GetTaxi). (AFP/File)
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Taxi-hailing app comes to Jerusalem, with special promotions on launch day.
Can you see this unpleasant person as a gift on your career path? (Shutterstock)
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Do you have a difficult boss? Follow these coping mechanisms to help make it through the work day.
The UAE has no state pension scheme. (Pixabay)
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Researchers asked people what their biggest financial mistakes had been - the top two answers were unanimous.

May 11, 2015

The Dubai summit seeks technological solutions for the MENA region's HR needs.  (Shutterstock)
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With regional IT spending topping $211bn last year, the HR Tech MENA Summit in Dubai plugs into innovation as a means of transforming human capital management.
Dubai's luxury shopping malls have struggled with attracting enough shoppers in the past; the new community mall hopes to service "everyday needs" of local communities.
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A new neighborhood center will be built next to the Villa Lantana residential community in Dubai's southern Al Barsha.
People walk under under a board listing foreign currency rates against the Russian ruble just outside an exchange office in central Moscow on March 3, 2014, after the ruble lost more than a fifth of its value since the beginning of the year due to sanctions. (AFP/Dmitry Serebryakov)
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The Bank of Israel has ordered Israeli banks to establish a policy for working with companies and banks in Russia.
Integrated Diagnostics Holdings (IDH) became the first Egyptian healthcare company to complete a UK offering on the London Stock Exchange. (AFP/File)
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Integrated Diagnostics Holdings (IDH) became the first Egyptian healthcare company to complete a UK offering.
Lebanon's finance minister warned Monday that the country would face $1.2 billion worth of losses if the parliament doesn't reconvene. (AFP/File)
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Lebanon's finance minister warned Monday that the country would face $1.2 billion worth of losses if the parliament doesn't reconvene.
An Israeli flag flutters as a military vessel leaves the navy port of Ashdod in southern Israel on June 5, 2010. (AFP/David Buimovitch)
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Israel will be adding to its fleet of vessels safeguarding the country's maritime borders, the Defense Ministry said Monday.
Jordan's King Abdullah speaks at a session of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013 on Jan. 25, 2013 at the Swiss resort of Davos. (AFP/File)
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Jordan's King Abdullah said investments play a vital role in boosting the kingdom's economy.
Officials meet at the Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Riyadh on May 5, 2015. (AFP/File)
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Officials of the Gulf Cooperation Council agreed to continue with plans to add a value-added tax in their six nations, suggesting low oil prices may be behind the new support for the potential reform.
The DHL facility in Milan. (DPDHL)
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DHL has opened a $20.2 million logistics center in Riyadh's King Khalid International Airport.
Dubai's residential property prices increased a whopping 35 percent last year compared with the year before.
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Planning to move out soon because your landlord just announced that your rent will increase in the next few months?
The Cairo Four Seasons Hotel. (Wikimedia Commons)
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Hotel room supply to grow to over 9000 in the next five years in Egypt, according to a report by Colliers International.
Former US President Clinton at the launch of the Hult Prize Foundation's one year program. (Hult Foundation)
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Dubai welcomes Hult-Prize social entrepreneurs, who will be tasked to address youth unemployment in the ME.
Students of Zayed University, UAE. (Pixabay)
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The trend for Middle East students to study abroad continues to grow, often sponsored by their own governments.
The Samsung Gear S. The Gear A will be Samsung's first round faced model. (YouTube)
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Samsung waits for the Apple smartwatch hype to subside before launching their round-faced smartwatch, according to SamMobile.
The front camera in general has lower resolution specs than the back. (Shutterstock)
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Here are some tips for improving your smartphone photography.
Instagram is a way to network more informally than via Facebook or Twitter (Twitter)
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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Instagram is your roadmap to success in finding that creative job.

May 10, 2015

Demand for residential units is projected to outweigh supply as prices surge by an estimated 15 percent. (AFP/File)
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Demand for residential units is projected to outweigh supply as prices surge by at least an estimated 15 percent.
Even some of the richest countries in the world are not immune to a power crisis. (Shutterstock)
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Gulf states must move on several fronts to fulfill the region's rising electricity needs.
Developers hope the new tourism package in Aqaba will offer foreigners incentive to stay longer.
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Developers hope the new tourism package in Aqaba will offer foreigners incentive to stay longer.
The order for the F/A-18E/F multirole aircraft marks an important victory for Boeing over European rivals. (Wikipedia)
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Boeing plans to boost Kuwait's air power with $3bn worth of Super Hornet fighter jets.
Emirates is the Middle East's largest carrier. (File photo)
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Emirates airline annual profit surges 40% to $1.2 billion, thanks in part to a drop in oil prices.
Tabarak is a re-launch of Tabard Investment Bank. (Pixabay)
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The new Islamic bank Tabarak officially launched in London with $1.1 billion available for project financing.
The Saudi Power exhibition shows the latest technologies being offered worldwide to help address industry challenges in power consumption. (AFP/File)
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The Saudi Power exhibition shows the latest technologies being offered worldwide to help address industry challenges in power consumption.
The entrance of the Israeli SodaStream factory in the Mishor Adumim industrial park is pictured Jan. 30, 2014. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
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SodaStream's CEO said the closure of its West Bank factory at East Jerusalem is moving ahead faster than planned.
Dubai seeks to actively attract 500,000 medical tourists a year by 2020, according to the government. (Photo courtesy of Clinical Innovation & Technology)
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The UAE's ambitious plans for growth also means an increasing demand on health services. Is telemedecine the solution?
More often than not, young newlyweds have very little, if any, experience managing financial issues.(Shutterstock)
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Financial stress is a major cause of divorce, yet newlyweds often have little experience with money management. Start your marriage off on solid ground with these basic tips.
The Paris Air Show. (Wikimedia Commons)
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The three day global airport industry exhibition in Dubai is being billed as 'the biggest airport show in history'.
Claridges, London. (Photo courtesy of Claridges)
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Qatari investment group now owns a majority stake in London's iconic Claridges hotel.
Your cover letter is your chance to connect with the recruiter as a human being. (Shutterstock)
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Maximize your chances of getting the job by getting the cover letter right, by following these basic steps.
Manama, Bahrain by night. (Wikimedia Commons)
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Bahrain-based ABC Islamic Bank announced a 75 per cent increase in first quarter profit to $6.1 million.
In just a few clicks, you can say goodbye to unwanted invites. (Flickr)
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If you've had enough of being pestered to join games on Facebook, it only takes a few clicks to block the requests.
LOLOL tends to be used with the emoji that is crying with laughter. (Pixabay)
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Instagram plans an 'emojineering' project to decipher the correlation between emoji use and common words.

May 9, 2015

Emiratis will also have visa-free entry to eight non-Schengen states. (Shutterstock)
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UAE becomes the first Arab country to be allowed to travel within the Schengen area without a visa.
A Boeing 777-268 owned by Saudi Arabian Airlines. (Wikimedia Commons)
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Saudi's national airline cancels its contract with the company that flew its jet to Tel Aviv for maintenance.

May 8, 2015

About 850 pilots work for the national carrier. (Wikimedia Commons)


About 850 pilots work for the national carrier.
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224 Egyptair pilots withdraw their resignations, bowing to pressure from President Sisi.