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August 20, 2014

A U.S. law called Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, imposes strict controls on the collection and use of information about children under 13.
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Internet companies such as Google and Facebook Inc do not offer their services to children under 13, but it is tough to catch users who sign up by providing false information.
 Libya's return to the market has hit oil prices, which slumped to a four-month low in London on Monday before recovering in Asian trade on Tuesday.
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Libya may be on the brink of chaos but it is gradually boosting output in the vital oil sector after a crisis blocked export terminals for a year.
This new service gives customers the ability to withdraw cash and send money to their friends, family or anyone in the UAE instantly using their mobile phone, even if the recipient does not have a bank account.
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This new service gives customers the ability to withdraw cash and send money to their friends, family or anyone in the UAE instantly using their mobile phone, even if the recipient does not have a bank account.
“The market is finally showing real signs of recovery and prospective growth suggesting that the construction market will remain strong this year,” he added.
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Megaprojects in the pipeline and the ramping up of social infrastructure spend is boosting the market, says new report.
The Glasgow City Council sparked criticism from pro-Israeli circles when it decided to raise the Palestinian flag in the wake of the ongoing conflict between the Israeli regime and the Palestinians in the impoverished Gaza.
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The Glasgow City Council sparked criticism from pro-Israeli circles when it decided to raise the Palestinian flag in the wake of the ongoing conflict between the Israeli regime and the Palestinians in the impoverished Gaza.
The deficit for fuel supplied to stations this month increased to approximately 8m cubic metres of gas and equivalent daily compared to 7m last month.
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Electricity deficit increases to approximately 6,180MW, no solution in sight
Under the scheme, stranded workers can seek a job with employers whose job opportunities match their profession.
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Labor Ministry spokesman Tayseer Al-Mufarrej said that the new arrangement was aimed at protecting the interests of both sponsors and workers during their contractual period of employmen
“This is the last major opportunity out there in the world that can suddenly become accessible, almost overnight,” he says.
04:55 GMT
“All the five-star hotels are full of Western companies looking to position themselves to do business."
"This is a well-established, well-rooted and very successful, very profitable organisation," Jordanian economist Riad Al Khouri told AFP.
04:55 GMT
Experts and economists believe the bank will emerge unscathed with flying colours, dismissing the case as a political attempt by American Zionist organisations looking to discredit the Palestinian cause.

August 19, 2014

Local lenders in Saudi Arabia are dominating the market, prompting overseas banks to surrender their licenses as they struggle to compete.
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Some international banks have started shrinking in Saudi Arabia even as the kingdom plans to open its $577 billion stock exchange to direct international investment
According to the survey, the most common routes to finding a job in Lebanon are online job sites, through family and friends, and direct applications to target companies.
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Thirteen percent of recent Lebanese graduates said that the availability of jobs in Lebanon was ‘moderate’ and none of them considered the availability of jobs in the country to be ‘high.’
The Suez Canal is a main source of income for Egypt, generating annual revenues of $5 billion.
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Egypt has selected a Saudi consultancy to draw up the plan for the government's mega project to transform the Suez Canal waterway into a hub of international investment and free trade zones.
"This is what I believe and what many of my colleagues believe. We are determined to give lessons to students when they come to schools next week," he said.
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Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour criticised the JTA for planning the strike, accusing them of playing politics and taking students as hostages to their demands.
hese remarks were made at a meeting between JCC board of directors and a delegation representing the Palestinian union of commercial, industrial and agricultural chambers.
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In response to brutal Israeli attacks on Gaza, Jordan Chamber of Commerce (JCC) President Nael Kabariti called on Jordanian traders and importers to boycott Israeli goods and ports
A hospitable city, artificial beaches, some of the best hotels 
in the world and affordable treatment for a range of ailments is what new Dubai is now about.
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From VIP packages to the most affordable ones, the packages will cover wellness and seven areas of treatment such as orthopaedic and sports medicine.
The new arrests came as security authorities weigh options to issue tickets to both illegal workers and their employers instead of arresting them, sabq.org reported.
04:55 GMT
The Interior and Labor ministries have stepped up their campaign to drive out residency and labor rule violators across the Kingdom after arresting nearly 8,500 foreigners in the Makkah region over the past two months.
By identifying common advertising mistakes and recognizing what makes a strong, quick-to-sell listing, agents can ensure that their properties grab the attention of potential buyers and renters.
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With millions of new property listings appearing online every day, it is an increasing struggle to make yours stand out amongst the crowd.

“Petrochemicals stocks are very promising - SABIC is probably the cheapest global petrochemical producer and I expect it will be one of the first stocks to be allowed direct foreign ownership,” said Chawdhry.
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The Saudi Tadawul All Share Index rose 0.48 percent to close at 10,639.04 points, its highest finish since January 2008 and its 13th gain in the 15 sessions since authorities announced plans to allow direct foreign ownership of shares early next year.
Qatargas and CNOOC have an existing sales agreement signed in 2008 to supply a total of 2 million tonnes per annum (MTA) of LNG.
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Qatargas is the world's largest LNG producing company with a production capacity of 42 MTA.
“This is urgent: ISIS is now selling its oil, but the Kurds are not allowed to sell their oil,” an unnamed Turkish official told the Financial Times.
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Turkey has requested that the United States remove barriers regarding the purchase of oil coming from Iraqi Kurdistan

August 18, 2014

Baghdad remained adamant in opposing any independent arrangements to ship oil from Kurdistan away from its control.
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Two oil tankers Minerva Joy and the United Kalavrvta seem to symbolize the future of Iraq and whether it will remain a unified entity or will break up.
The Center for International Maritime Security said the Suez Canal has long been a point of contention and the situation is unlikely to improve anytime soon.
20:46 GMT
Promises by Chinese president Xi Jinping to build a “Silk Road” and the Red Med project proposed by Benjamin Netanyahu were renewed this year, raising concerns about negative implications on the Suez Canal.
over the course of time, the AKP has taken up the path of all the previous populist governments and begun to see the public sector as an easy way to provide employment for people.
13:26 GMT
Over the past years in particular, the economy has diverted from the rules of the free-market economy, which heeds fair and equal competition.
Lagging behind the Saudis, Qatari citizens captured 23 percent of the GCC property investments in Dubai, followed by the Kuwaitis (13 percent), the Omanis (7 percent) and the Bahrainis (4 percent)
11:26 GMT
Citizens of the UAE captured the highest portion of property investments in Dubai valued at more than AED12.5 billion ($3.5), the DLD report said.
The upcoming tripartite talks between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan were initially planned to take place in Cairo but were later moved to Khartoum.
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"Egypt has a new vision, that will not affect Egypt's water share, and we are expecting that the other party responds to it," said El-Moghazi.