July 7, 2015
Demand for mid-scale hotels remains strong, as the industry seeks to cater to cash-strapped younger generation and middle class travellers.
The funds will be reportedly invested in infrastructure and agriculture, as well as healthcare, retail and real estate.
Following in the steps of Saudi Prince Al Waleed bin Talal, the chairman and founder of Mashreq Bank pledges $32bn to a foundation supporting education in the Arab world.
A four-day campaign in the country started Monday to raise awareness about the dangers of electricity theft.
The World Travel and Tourism Council put the value of Iran's tourism industry at about $7.8 billion in a recent report.
The country's third quarter of the fiscal year saw a significant decline in debt.
Thousands of Israeli employees could lose their jobs if the country is subject to a full international boycott.
A video posted on Instagram showed five men wearing balaclavas and forcing a colleague to kneel down while wearing an orange jumpsuit.
New mobile app uses facial recognition to verify your identity and has the potential to replace passwords or PIN codes.
Lebanese businesses seek to capitalize on the relaxed US embargo and new investment laws on foreign investment in Cuba.
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The EGX closed at its lowest in over a year on Monday.
July 6, 2015
Private sector employers are struggling to find suitable national staff due to high salary expectations of youth and lack of suitable skills.
The price of the global benchmark fell to $58.80 on Monday.
New US policy distinguishes between 'Israel' and 'Israeli-controlled territories' and reiterates that it does not pursue policies that would legitimize Israeli settlements beyond the 1967 lines.
The GCC smartphone market grew 21 per cent year-on-year in volume terms during the first quarter, with Saudi Arabia consuming over 50 percent of volume.
The airline announced plans to start operating regular flights between Amman and Tabuk by July 15.
Despite tourism growth, the average occupancy rate at Beirut hotels stands at the second-lowest rate in the region.
The Ministry of Agriculture has approved repeated imports of GM crops in the absence of clear regulations.
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The eurozone crisis has placed Middle Eastern economies at risk in the past, especially trading partners like Egypt and Tunisia.
Dana Gas shares jumped Sunday following a court ruling in an arbitration case in London.
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July 5, 2015
Telecom operator du said the services will be offered by October.
National carrier Qatar Airways has launched its second new destination of the year.
The two countries are taking steps to boost bilateral trade and provide direct flights.
The Egyptian pound weakened to 7.73 against the dollar in a central bank auction on Sunday.
The total value of disputes relating to major construction projects in the region increased significantly compared with the previous year.
Farmers condoned the government's decision to subsidize agricultural exports but said it wasn't enough.
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Jesus' baptism site (Bethany Beyond the Jordan) becomes Jordan's fifth World Heritage site.
Meeting of the oil giants suggests signs of an emerging partnership.
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Snapchat introduces the 'Tap to view' feature that allows one-click viewing, plus reveals upgrades that improve security and help you connect to friends nearby.
July 2, 2015
Facebook made a subtle change to its logo this week.
The currency is at its lowest level since auctions began in December 2012.
Fiber-optic networks will be installed in Lebanon over the next five years.
A federal appeals court ruled the tech giant conspired with publishers to fix e-book prices.
Alwaleed bin Talal announced Wednesday he would give all of his money to charity in the coming years.
The GCC has one of the highest rates of population growth, but the rapidly changing demographics require government policies to keep apace.
The Tunisian World No. 83 conceded his Wimbledon run with a plea for tourists not to desert Tunisia in their time of need.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi approved the budget on Wednesday.
Arab banks must remain stringent with international compliance in the face of weakened confidence from US banks.
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German defense company Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles is to supply a dozen armored trucks to Kuwait.
Lebanon told a senior US official it would not make any concessions on the disputed maritime border zone with Israel.
France signed an agreement Wednesday to redevelop three railway stations in Iran, marking a return of European companies.
Gulf Petrochem Group announced the acquisition of Essar Petroleum East Africa.
The World Food Program will halve the value of food vouchers given to refugees in Lebanon.
July 1, 2015
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The construction group will construct new terminal lounges, renovate existing terminals as well as install of internal systems.
The social media site will now monitor your viewing and will offer to show you similar videos.
Emirates President Tim Clark calls out the US carriers' methods of discrediting Emirates as 'surprising and repugnant'.
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The 'Office', interior furniture, and structural components will all be built using 3D technology and assembled within a few weeks in the heart of Dubai.
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June 30, 2015
The Abu Dhabi based carrier is extending its three year marketing deal to promote Australia within Europe in cooperation with its partner airlines.
Flydubai may be the second or third airline to get deliveries of the new aircraft after Southwest.
The massacre of foreign tourists in Sousse was a calculated attempt to destroy the biggest revenue earner and source of employment in Tunisia.
The social media giant has only one office located in the MENA region, in Dubai.
The country has witnessed a 25 percent increase in tourist numbers over the last nine months, in spite of recent attacks.
The ambitious complex will cover one million square meters of beachfront west of Muscat.
Partner Communications will cease to use the Orange name within 24 months, the companies announced Tuesday.
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Apple is ready to give iPhones Force Touch, a feature that lets the phone know how hard its screen is being pressed.
Rio tops the list for a budget-conscious traveller, where the dirham's value increased by 35 percent over the Brazilian real.
France is ready to travel to Tehran in the event of a signed nuclear agreement with the US.
The bipartisan bill conditions any free trade agreement with the European Union on its rejection of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS).
June 29, 2015
Each plant in Upper Egypt is expected to generate 143 GWh per year.
Thailand welcomed about 650,000 Middle Eastern visitors in 2014.
The Institute for Economics and Peace said dealing with Egypt's levels of violence cost the nation $62.5 billion in 2014.
Nine nations in the Middle East are founding members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
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Theme parks in Dubai are set to generate close to $5 billion in revenues by 2020.
Dubai Police are increasingly tackling sophisticated technology-assisted crimes.
The Umrah Plus program will allow foreign pilgrims to visit Saudi's tourist destinations beyond Mecca, Madinah and Jeddah.
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US Dept of State official to mediate talks between Lebanon and Israel over disputed maritime zone and exploration of lucrative energy reserves.
Prince Al Waleed bin Talal has visited Hungary to strengthen partnership and investments between the two countries.
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June 28, 2015
Palestinian ambassador to Qatar confirms that up to 20,000 Palestinians are expected to take up more specialised jobs in Qatar, such as in education.
Egypt officially joins the trade union as part of comprehensive strategic partnership agreement that includes some $500M of Chinese investment in Egypt.
Nearly 14,000 employees resigned in the last seven months, of which over 5,000 were teachers.
Middle East consortium poised for majority stake acquisition in Canada's La Maison Cannelle, maker of gluten-free health food products.
An exodus of tourists followed the attack on a beach resort Friday.
The Business Monitor International said Iran could see a major increase in car production if a nuclear deal with world powers is struck.
New center to meet with every new detainee in Tripoli, collect forensic evidence of torture and provide support.
The World Investment Report 2014 reported a near-46 percent decline of foreign investments into Israel after an international boycott movement.
EZHeights.com is a new website that allows UAE residents to trade items, products or services.
Embassies have rejected visit visa applications if UAE residency visas are valid for less than six months.
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June 27, 2015
Lebanon is the eighth most expensive destination for sending money from the US among 30 countries with available data, a report said.
The Gulf state's oil facilities will be protected by maximum security after increased fears of more extremist attacks.
The movement to boycott the country's three mobile service providers for poor quality and high prices launched Thursday.
June 26, 2015
Iran has accelerated drilling of its largest oilfield that it shares with Iraq to catch up with other nations' production.