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The union's stance emerged after a meeting with Palestinian trade unionists at the World Social Forum in Tunisia. (File photo)
09:30 GMT
The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America have reportedly become the first nationwide union to join the boycott against Israel.
Industrialists have been forced to send Jordanian exports destined for Iraq via Kuwait, a costlier option. (File photo)
06:49 GMT
The Turaibil/Karameh crossing has been closed since mid-July over security concerns, adding to Jordanian exporters' woes.
Being glued to your gadget makes you unsocial and can have grave implications on the health of developing minds in particular. (Pixshark)
05:30 GMT
Looking at your phone instead of paying attention in a social setting is not just an adolescent occupation; parents should check their own behavior and monitor their children's habits.
The luxury iPhone 6s can be personalized with laser engraving. (Goldgenie)
05:00 GMT
Goldgenie has announced that the Limited edition iPhone 6s in 24K Gold, Rose Gold and Platinum will be available for pre-order on August 31.
Enhanced due diligence has been a feature of modern regional banking, especially in combating terrorism financing. (Saida Online)
05:00 GMT
Lebanese and Arab banks are feeling the strain from high compliance costs, hampering their ability to properly finance regional economies, says union official.
The UAE boasts one of the most diversified economies in the region. (File photo)
05:00 GMT
Global market volatility requires a smart strategy to pick selective stocks.
Consider telling your colleagues about personal distress on a need-to-know basis. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
Be selective about what you divulge at the office, especially in times of personal distress.

August 27, 2015

Turkish soldiers take position in a marijuana field during an operation on July 8, 2013 in the Lice district of the southeastern city of Diyarbakir. (AFP/Mehmet Engin)
18:19 GMT
Sources said the PKK made between $500 million and $2.5 billion a year from its drug trade.
A federal appeals court Wednesday ruled the families were allowed to go after financial claims for Iran-backed "terrorism." (Wikimedia Commons/Jamal Nazareth)
18:03 GMT
A federal appeals court Wednesday ruled the families were allowed to go after financial claims for Iran-backed "terrorism."
The Cabinet approved a number of bills in its session Thursday. (AFP/File)
17:25 GMT
The Cabinet approved a number of bills in its session Thursday.
Russia said the industrial zone will be established in the Suez Canal area. (AFP/File)
16:47 GMT
Russia said the industrial zone will be established in the Suez Canal area.
Israeli media reports released last week reported plans for a palace built with government funding. (Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction)
15:40 GMT
Israeli media reports released last week reported plans for a palace built with government funding.
Egypt had previously banned the rice export years ago and said the good needed to be saved for local consumption. (AFP/File)
14:45 GMT
A ministry official said the prohibition will begin Sept. 1.
The UN relief agency inched toward closing the $100 million deficit but still faces restructuring that may cost employees their jobs. (AFP/File)
14:33 GMT
The UN relief agency inched toward closing the $100 million deficit but still faces restructuring that may cost employees their jobs.
The Kurdish government said oil companies operating in northern Iraq will get help to endure the depressed oil economy. (AFP/File)
13:25 GMT
The Kurdish government said oil companies operating in northern Iraq will get help to endure the depressed oil economy.
Maldives Tourism has organised showcases in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar. (Pixabay)
12:41 GMT
As European tourists decline, the Maldives is turning its attention towards the GCC market, which accounted for only 2.9 percent of tourists in the last six months.
Petrol prices rose by 24 percent in August. (CNET)
12:27 GMT
Deregulation caused a spike in petrol prices last month, but the ministry of energy plans to reduce gas prices by 8 percent next month.
Nearly three-quarters of Qatar Airways' 9000 cabin crew are female. (Qatar Airways)
11:30 GMT
Airline was criticized heavily as having restrictive and discriminatory policies with regard to female staff, particularly newly married or pregnant cabin crew.
The Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency has reaffirmed its commitment to peg the riyal to the USD. (File photo)
11:00 GMT
A gradual tightening of Saudi Arabia's budget would still imply a double-digit deficit next year, according to Merrill Lynch.
A Yemeni market. Micro-businessess account for around 50 per cent of GDP in Arab countries. (File photo)
10:43 GMT
With nearly 90 percent of regional economies being driven by SMEs, regional experts met in Amman to discuss challenges to stability and growth.
Indians, Pakistanis and Filipinos sent home $20.2B from the UAE in 2014. (File photo)
10:16 GMT
In a first for the industry, overseas workers can now redeem awards when sending money through the Xpress Money Rewards Program.
In Beirut, trash mounds as there is no system in place for disposing the waste or recycling it. (AFP/File)
08:18 GMT
The village of Arabsalim knows how to manage its waste.
Montblanc TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap is a successful example of a luxury watch's foray into wearable tech. (Montblanc)
06:53 GMT
Find the time to look good and have the best of wearable tech on your wrist, with a roundup of the best smartwatches that manage to do both.
Business cards can be creative to be memorable, but ensure there is enough white space to avoid a cluttered look. (Web Designer Depot)
06:03 GMT
The business card is an important tool in networking - take advantage of these tips to be sure that yours is professional.
The country's import bill may decline for Lebanon's goods coming from China and Europe. (AFP/File)
02:49 GMT
The country's import bill may decline for Lebanon's goods coming from China and Europe.
The farmers said it was the government's responsibility to help cover their living expenses.
02:37 GMT
The farmers said it was the government's responsibility to help cover their living expenses.
The 52-year-old man was arrested at the Erez crossing years after Israel began issuing businessmen entry permits. (AFP/File)
02:29 GMT
The 52-year-old man was arrested at the Erez crossing years after Israel began issuing businessmen entry permits.
One out of five people planning to stay at Le Grey Hotel in Beirut canceled reservations due to street riots and security concerns. (AFP/File)
02:02 GMT
One out of five people planning to stay at Le Grey Hotel in Beirut canceled reservations due to street riots and security concerns.
An amendment in Egypt's tax law will be raising the income bracket for tax exemptions. (Shutterstock)
01:51 GMT
An amendment in Egypt's tax law will be raising the income bracket for tax exemptions.
The Ministry of Interior urged UAE residents to use the electronic services to speed up the process. (Shutterstock)
01:39 GMT
The Ministry of Interior urged UAE residents to use the electronic services to speed up the process.
Central bank policies have been affecting financial markets. (AFP/File)
01:32 GMT
Central bank policies have been affecting financial markets; here's what you need to know.
The Iranian government said the removal of sanctions will offset the budget deficit and help improve the country's foreign reserves. (AFP/File)
01:22 GMT
The Iranian government said the removal of sanctions will offset the budget deficit and help improve the country's foreign reserves.
The kingdom's stock market jumped 7.4 percent on Tuesday after several days of investors selling their shares. (AFP/File)
00:55 GMT
The kingdom's stock market jumped 7.4 percent on Tuesday after several days of investors selling their shares.
Motorola's new smartphone enhanced some essential features, focusing on redefining the user experience. (AFP/Nelson Almeida)
00:40 GMT
Motorola's new smartphone enhanced some essential features, focusing on redefining the user experience.
Global marketing company J. Walter Thompson was selected for a contract with Egypt to campaign for the country's tourism. (AFP/File)
00:20 GMT
Global marketing company J. Walter Thompson was selected for a contract with Egypt to campaign for the sector.
The Syrian president said in a televised interview that relationships with Iran and Russia remain stable. (AFP/File)
00:04 GMT
The Syrian president said in a televised interview that relationships with Iran and Russia remain stable.

August 26, 2015

China's state bank implemented an interest rate cut Wednesday that had mixed reactions from shareholders. (AFP/File)
23:46 GMT
China's state bank implemented an interest rate cut Wednesday that had mixed reactions from shareholders.
Only 3 percent of women make it to the CEO level among the 34 democratic, free market nations included in the study.
22:54 GMT
The Middle East loses an average of 40 percent of income per person from gender inequality in the workplace.
Turkey's defense sector grew 21 percent in the past five years. (AFP/File)
22:37 GMT
The country's defense sector grew 21 percent in the past five years.
Jordanian King Abdullah and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Moscow on Tuesday to discuss better cooperation to improve Jordan's infrastructure. (AFP/File)
22:28 GMT
Jordanian King Abdullah and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Moscow on Tuesday to discuss better cooperation to improve Jordan's infrastructure.
Lebanese street cleaners collect trash from Beirut a week after protesters shut down the country's largest landfill, leaving piles of trash on July 26, 2015. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
22:22 GMT
More garbage truck drivers staged a sit-in and demanded to know the fate of their jobs after the company's contract expires.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the two countries are finalizing the details of the nuclear plant project. (AFP/File)
22:12 GMT
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the two countries are finalizing the details of the nuclear plant project.
Lebanon's Cabinet refused the selection of companies to manage Lebanon's waste. (AFP/File)
22:08 GMT
Lebanon's Cabinet refused the selection of companies to manage Lebanon's waste.
The market's prices rose as hot temperatures affected the wearing of the rubber.
09:17 GMT
The market's prices rose as hot temperatures affected the wearing of the rubber.
The International Atomic Energy said it would need nearly another $200,000 a month for Iran's inspections. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
The International Atomic Energy said it would need nearly another $200,000 a month for Iran's inspections.

August 25, 2015

The paper's administrators said reporters would likely be taken off the print publication to work as online journalists.
12:54 GMT
The paper's administrators said reporters would likely be taken off the print publication to work as online journalists.
The ad received backlash from Twitter users when the extremists posted it last week.
12:38 GMT
The ad received backlash from Twitter users when the extremists posted it last week.
The Omani economy is under pressure to move away from its dependence on oil. (Wikimedia Commons)
09:40 GMT
WIth lower fiscal reserves and lack of economic diversification, Oman has a budget deficit of $4.5M so far this year.
Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour and Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden. (World Water Week)
09:15 GMT
Abdullah Ensour addressed the opening of the conference on "Water for Development", highlighting Jordan's acute water crisis and need for international assistance.
Sisi's three-day visit to Moscow marks his third visit since the start of his presidency. (AFP/File)
08:51 GMT
High on the Egyptian President's agenda are Egypt's hopes to join Eurasian free trade zone and an establishment of a Russian industrial zone near the Suez.
Phasing out of government subsidies have left the energy industry saddled with debt. (Shutterstock)
08:16 GMT
Iran has lined up over 800 energy projects targeted for investment post-sanctions.
Saudi Arabia's Tadawul index lost 6.86 per cent. (Twitter)
07:06 GMT
Gulf bourses reflected Wall Street's bearish mood yesterday, with equities in all markets closing in decline.
Both Easy Taxi and Uber are slightly more expensive than traditional taxis. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Easy Taxi and Uber are easing public transportation and cab-flagging woes in the Jordanian capital.
Myers-Briggs is a popular personality test used by employers. (Pinterest)
05:30 GMT
Tests for IQ, personality, aptitude and other tools are increasingly being used by employers to help hire the best candidates.
Gas cookers are generally less energy efficient, but Wolf makes a 36" cooktop that ranks highly. (Pixabay)
05:00 GMT
The latest home appliances let you be environmentally-friendly while saving money in the long run.

August 24, 2015

Environment Minister Mohammed Machnouk on Monday said biddings for companies to manage the country's waste were completed. (AFP/File)
18:57 GMT
Environment Minister Mohammed Machnouk on Monday said biddings for companies to manage the country's waste were completed.
Al-Bayt Stadium is one of five stadiums currently under construction for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (Courtesy/Qatar Football Association)
18:39 GMT
Al-Bayt Stadium is one of five stadiums currently under construction for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Brent oil started trading down 4.3 percent to $38.65 per barrel. (File photo)
15:45 GMT
Wall Street and oil prices plummet in response to China's largest stock dive in eight years.
85 million internet users in MENA spent $10B online in 2014. (File photo)
15:30 GMT
With only one to two percent of sales being digital, there is still plenty of opportunity for growth before the region catches up with the global five percent average.
The amendments reduced the top income bracket to begin at LE200,000 per year, from LE250,000.(MBC)
15:20 GMT
New amendments include tax relief for the wealthy and wider tax exemption income brackets.
JADEC ranks airlines according to revenue, passenger numbers, safety benchmarks, losses and accident-free years. (The News Tribe)
15:00 GMT
The Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JADEC) have released their list of the world's ten safest airlines in 2014.
The BDS letter alleges that the Leviev jewels were connected to human rights abuses in Angola as well as Palestine. (O Magazine)
14:29 GMT
Media moghul ignores BDS requests and wears Israeli jewels on her O magazine cover. Is this a new trend?
A Lebanese protester throws clothes on a pile of burning tires as demonstrators block a road in the southern city of Sidon on Oct. 20, 2012. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayyat)
13:10 GMT
Witnesses said the 19-year-old man poured gasoline on himself near the Grand Serail in the southern city on Sunday.
The airline launched a new flight route to another European destination on Monday. (AFP/File)
11:57 GMT
The airline launched a new flight route to another European destination on Monday.
A vendor displays on a stall freshly caught local mullet fish on Aug. 1, 2014 at the main fish market in Kuwait City. (AFP/Yasser al-Zayyat)
11:48 GMT
Kuwait's residents continued a boycott for its second day, calling for the reduction of "unreasonably" high fish prices.
Dozens of policemen in northern Egypt protested for better incentives and occupational hazard compensation. (AFP/File)
11:32 GMT
Dozens of policemen in northern Egypt protested for better incentives and occupational hazard compensation.
The MoveSouq.com survey showed that 67 per cent of apartment buildings and 50 per cent of villas in Dubai are uninsured. (File photo)
07:30 GMT
A recent survey of Dubai residents reflect extremes when in comes to uptake of insurance policies.
The PoloTech shirt will be available in the Middle East this week. (First Slice)
06:30 GMT
The PoloTech shirt will read vital signs that can be relayed to an iPhone app that tailors a workout for the wearer.
The statue of Sekhemka and his wife Sitmerit dates back to the 5th dynasty. (Museum Association)
06:00 GMT
4500 year-old statue was stopped from export to a private buyer, but the ban is due to expire on 29 July.
When it comes to finances, failing to plan is planning to fail. (iStockphoto)
05:30 GMT
Take stock of your financial health and improve your credit rating.
A healthy and positive corporate culture, with opportunities for career development are musts to attract A-players. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
If you want to attract top talent, make sure your company is also aiming high.

August 23, 2015

Egypt's president discussed his infrastructure plans for the new city with the Council of Economic Development. (AFP/File)
17:33 GMT
Egypt's president discussed his infrastructure plans for the new city with the Council of Economic Development.
Thousands of customers from the online dating site were vulnerable to cyber attacks that revealed their private information.
17:23 GMT
Thousands of customers from the online dating site were vulnerable to cyber attacks that revealed their private information.
An initiative to restore a rundown Jewish cemetery in southern Lebanon was funded anonymously by a New York-based member of the diaspora. (YouTube)
17:07 GMT
An initiative to restore a rundown Jewish cemetery in southern Lebanon was funded anonymously by a New York-based member of the diaspora.
Shuaiba is one of three oil refineries in Kuwait that produce a total of 930,000 barrels per day. (AFP/File)
16:28 GMT
The refinery stopped producing oil when a massive fire closed down its facilities.
Iran's oil minister Bijan Zanganeh began negotiations with the British foreign secretary in Tehran. (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)
16:10 GMT
Iran's oil minister began negotiations with the British foreign secretary in Tehran.
Egyptian riot police stand guard outside the Shura Council during a protest against President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo on Dec. 29, 2012. (AFP/File)
15:12 GMT
Police officers went on strike for the second day to demand better pay.
A man hangs ears of corn out to dry before selling them on the beach in Gaza. (AFP/File)
14:52 GMT
A Palestinian man said his attempted suicide was in protest of harassment he experienced from Gaza officials.
A member of the Iraqi security forces watches over protesters as they demonstrate in support of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's reforms. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
14:17 GMT
Demonstrators reopened access to roads that led to the Umm Qasr port after two days of protests.
Yemen battles a humanitarian crisis as the country faces food, water and energy shortages. (AFP/File)
09:29 GMT
The Gulf country has provided the war-torn nation $202 million in the past four months.
Those who don't think through loans can suffer the consequences for the rest of their life. (Shutterstock)
08:59 GMT
These important points should be considered before making the long-term commitment.
Employers often make mistakes that may lead them to miss out on talent that would have been an asset to their company. (Shutterstock)
08:48 GMT
Sometimes finding talent isn't so cut and dry.
A Turkish soldier stands guard at the Esendere border gate, between Turkey and Iran. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
08:34 GMT
Escalation between Turkey and the PKK has taken its toll on trade with Iran as trucks carrying goods have been caught in the violence.
Egypt-owned gas company EGAS is seeking four LNG cargoes to be delivered to Jordan's Aqaba gas terminal. (AFP/File)
08:17 GMT
Egypt-owned gas company EGAS is seeking four LNG cargoes to be delivered to Jordan's Aqaba gas terminal.
The US president promised economic pressure on Iran to reconsider its backing of the Lebanese militant group. (AFP/File)
07:54 GMT
The US president promised economic pressure on Iran to reconsider its backing of the Lebanese militant group.
A website was launched head of the National Businesswomen's Forum to help gain more awareness on the event. (AFP/File)
07:40 GMT
A website was launched head of the National Businesswomen's Forum to help gain more awareness on the event.
Twitter as a social networking site can be serve multiple purposes if done right. (AFP/Damien Meyer)
06:38 GMT
Twitter's been around for many years and doesn't seem to be losing momentum; it's time to learn how to use it right.

August 22, 2015

Al Musabalah Company's lawsuit filed two years ago claimed the Social Security Investment Fund failed to sell the firm's stake at a bank.
08:00 GMT
Al Musabalah Company's lawsuit filed two years ago claimed the Social Security Investment Fund failed to sell the firm's stake at a bank.

August 21, 2015

The first commercial ship in Yemen in four months arrived Friday. (Wikimedia)
14:05 GMT
Aden's port deputy director said the ship "signals the return of life" to the city.

August 20, 2015

The satellite TV channels will offer classes for students in all school subjects.
23:20 GMT
The satellite TV channels will offer classes for students in all school subjects.
The airline is providing eight new pricing structures that give passengers more choices depending on the services they want. (AFP/File)
23:01 GMT
The airline is providing eight new pricing structures that give passengers more choices depending on the services they want.
Food imports and exports will be carefully examined at Middle East Airlines' new cargo center. (AFP/File)
22:50 GMT
Food imports and exports will be carefully examined at Middle East Airlines' new cargo center.
Byblos Bank said Lebanese residents still have low household confidence on the economy. (AFP/File)
22:50 GMT
Byblos Bank said Lebanese residents still have low household confidence on the economy.
A report by the Central Bank of Jordan showed Jordanians' debt-to-income ratio jumped significantly last year. (Shutterstock)
19:35 GMT
A report by the Central Bank of Jordan showed Jordanians' debt-to-income ratio jumped significantly last year.
The agreement would allow Egypt to get Saudi oil products and pay the kingdom back within a year. (AFP/Hassan Ammar)
18:10 GMT
The agreement would allow Egypt to get Saudi oil products and pay the kingdom back within a year.
The company will provide supervision services for the UAE site's infrastructure design and construction. (AFP/File)
16:26 GMT
The company will provide supervision services for the UAE site's infrastructure design and construction.
Israeli soldiers in the West Bank town of Nablus on June 18, 2014. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
15:05 GMT
Israeli intelligence forces raided stores in the Yatma village near Nablus.
Foreign investors in Egypt's stock exchange continued to sell their shares and retreat on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
13:36 GMT
Foreign investors in Egypt's stock exchange continued to sell their shares and retreat on Wednesday.
The Islamic Republic wants to revive its share of the global oil market despite a slump in oil prices. (AFP/File)
13:27 GMT
The Islamic Republic wants to revive its share of the global oil market despite a slump in oil prices.
The social networking service is releasing a new app that will help professionals learn more about their coworkers' skills. (AFP/Justin Sullivan)
05:30 GMT
The social networking service is releasing a new app that will help professionals learn more about their coworkers' skills.