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Amr Diab is bringin' us some more smokin' hot music this summer. (Facebook)
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Egyptian songster Amr Diab has announced his new album is slated for release during Eid El Fitr.
Three separate attacks were carried out against Israeli troops over the weekend, with two Palestinians wielding knives were shot dead. (AFP/File)
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A 21-year-old Palestinian died Tuesday from injuries sustained during clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank.
Another rumor says the Daesh leader has been unable to return to his leadership position and named a successor. (AFP/File)
10:25 GMT
After March reports by British daily the Guardian that Daesh leader al-Baghdadi had been critically wounded in a US airstrike in Iraq, more rumors emerged this week that he had been declared clinically dead by Israeli doctors in the Golan heights.
Edinson Cavani
10:11 GMT
The Ligue 1 champions' chief has ruled out selling the Uruguay international or Zlatan Ibrahimovic and hit out at critics of Laurent Blanc
Lebanese singer Elissa hanging with Hollywood actress Salma Hayek, who is in town for "The Prophet". (Twitter)
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Salma Hayek's in town for "The Prophet", and Elissa managed to get in good with the actress.
Oh, Ahlam, why all those haters? (Albawaba edit)
10:07 GMT
One tweep decided to ask for Ahlam's hand in marriage... for his bull!
Could that smile on her face mean she's in love? (Facebook)
10:00 GMT
Elissa posted a tantalizing tweet this week that has made fans wonder yet again if she's found the love of her life.
A testimony during his trial revealed 45-year-old Wissam Allouche failed to tell immigration authorities he was an Amal Movement member in the 1980s. (AFP/FIle)
10:00 GMT
A Texas man from Lebanon was sentenced to five years in prison for 'knowingly lying' to authorities about former links to the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah and the Amal Movement during his application for US citizenship.
Nepalese army search through the rubble in Durbar Square, Kathmandu. (AFP/PRAKASH MATHEMA)
09:49 GMT
Six missing Dubai trekkers are found safe following Nepal's deadly earthquake, but rescuers are battling time, material shortages, and inaccessible roads.
Competence means that individuals have the knowledge, skills and values required for today’s and tomorrow’s jobs.
09:20 GMT
We know ‘it’ matters. Some go to war for it. Professional sports teams draft for it. Actors audition to show they have it.
Nusra's suicide attack and consequential army base seizure makes the Syrian regime's third heavy loss this month in NW Syria. (AFP/File)
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The Syrian government suffered its third heavy loss this month on Monday, when Nusra Front militants launched a suicide bomb-laden offensive against an army compound in NW Syria.
The impact of the Syrian war on Lebanese trade in services, which dominate Lebanese exports, was difficult to assess, the World Bank said. (File photo)
08:56 GMT
The study noted that the Syria conflict had no impact on Lebanese merchandise and services exports at the aggregate level.
Tima is the first female comedian in all of Jordan. (Flickr)
08:54 GMT
Jordanian comedian Tima Shomali talks comedy and Arab taboos during the Women in the World Summit in New York.
They were followed by Iran and Russia with totals of 633 million Dhirams ($172 billion) and 509 million Dhirams ($150 million).
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Indian nationals have emerged the largest non-Arab investors in Dubai’s real estate market.
Will Assi make it as an actor in his first ever acting experience? (File photo)
08:10 GMT
The Godfather is being made into an Arab TV drama starring Assi Helani.
According to a statement released by civil defense officers working on the rescue operation, some 50 workers were present at the time of the collapse. (AFP/File)
07:40 GMT
Several construction workers were killed are more are still trapped after the roof of a building they were working on at a Saudi Arabian university collapsed Monday.
A child rides a bicycle next to an Israeli military vehicle near the border with Syria in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. (AFP/Jalaa Marey)
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A child rides a bicycle next to an Israeli military vehicle near the border with Syria in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. (AFP/Jalaa Marey)
Ty Burrell came to fame on ABC's Modern Family. (Wikipedia Commons)
07:12 GMT
In the UAE visiting friends, Hollywood star Ty Burrell, best known for his role as Phil Dunphy on "Modern Family", shares about his time the Emirati capital.
Kerry's remarks were some of the first between he and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif since Iran and world powers reached a framework nuclear agreement on April 2. (AFP/FIle)
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In one of the first meetings between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif since the initial framework deal was reached earlier this month, Kerry said a comprehensive nuclear agreement was looking more attainable than ever.
The incident was tweeted by an Israeli national team player who also plays for FC Ingolstadt. (Shutterstock)
06:52 GMT
German match officials forcibly removed an Israeli flag from a German fan at match, over fears of Palestinian violence.
Mohammed Abdo at the mic. He'll be performing again in Abu Dhabi this summer. (Al Bawaba file)
06:46 GMT
There'll be summer fun for everyone in Abu Dhabi this summer.
Yemeni children wait to fill their jerrycans with water from a public tap amid an acute shortage of water supply to houses in the capital Sanaa, on April 26, 2015 due to the ongoing Saudi-led air strikes against Shiite Houthi rebels. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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Yemen's exiled government raised alarm Monday for three cities in the country that lack basic needs like medical supplies, food and water.
At least 44 Palestinians were killed and 220 injured by Israel's attacks on seven UN facilities during the Gaza war, the UN said Monday. (AFP/File)
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At least 44 Palestinians were killed and 220 injured by Israel's attacks on seven UN facilities during the Gaza war, the UN said Monday.
A Syrian band performs in Beirut, 2015.  (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Syrian crisis influencing Beirut music; the crisis facing refugees in the Mediterranean; and problems facing teachers in Iran.

April 27, 2015

 Egyptian customs authorities have begun to lower the tariffs on European luxury cars by 10 percent.  (File photo)
20:57 GMT
The company ceased to assemble cars in preparation for leaving the Egyptian market by May
 Seeking professional advice, whether for an illness or a financial difficulty can help you find a solution. (File photo)
20:49 GMT
Apparently, secrecy and shame about money-related problems is still rife.
IT leaders in the region are allocating budgets to only meet current compliance requirements. (File photo)
20:43 GMT
Middle East businesses are spending less than 1 per cent of their overall IT budgets on security, leaving them vulnerable to cyber attacks.
Recent gains have prompted some forecasters to raise their projections for oil prices. (File photo).
20:34 GMT
Is this a turnaround? Has the bottom arrived? Is this sustainable? The debate is on!
Work supporting the development of transport infrastructure drove much of the need for consultants. (File photo)
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The GCC consulting market grew by more than 15 per cent to $2.5 billion in 2014.
Egypt received deposits worth a total of $6 billion from three Gulf nations, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. (File photo)
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Egypt's foreign reserves are expected to rise to over $20 billion after the recent Gulf deposits.
Paulo Dybala
19:40 GMT
The Rosanero supremo says the 21-year-old is worth an entire team and that he will charge the Ligue 1 champions more as the Argentine is reluctant to move to Paris
Al-Qaeda fighters and allied Syrian rebels captured a major military base as the regime continued conducting airstrikes, a monitor said Monday. (AFP/File)
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Al-Qaeda fighters and allied Syrian rebels captured a major military base as the regime continued conducting airstrikes, a monitor said Monday.
The EU, UN, and individual States increasingly rely on targeted sanctions to achieve foreign policy aims. (Shutterstock)
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Sanctions can have devastating effects, which, of course, is the intention of those imposing them.
Smoke rises from the aid group building in Kunduz that was attacked by Taliban militants. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
17:09 GMT
Clashes between Afghan security forces and the Taliban in northern Kunduz have killed more than 30 fighters, officials said Monday.
Mohammed Assaf on live TV. (YouTube screenshot)
16:38 GMT
Mohammed Assef, winner of Arab Idol, sings his winning song on The official Palestinian Authority (PA) TV station.
Manuel Pellegrini
16:22 GMT
Manuel Pellegrini insisted with admirable defiance that this season has not represented a failure for Manchester City after an unconvincing 3-2 victory over Aston Villa on Saturday, but only time will tell whether it is a view shared by his employers.
Novak Djokovic
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Novak Djokovic continues to lead the men's world tennis rankings released by the ATP Monday.
The Clooneys have made the Sunday Times Rich List with a wealth of £121 million. (File photo)
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The Clooneys have made the Sunday Times Rich List with a wealth of £121 million.
A Palestinian man is lowered into a smuggling tunnel beneath the Gaza-Egypt border, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Sept. 11, 2013. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
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A Palestinian worker died Monday when a tunnel collapsed in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, a health official said.
Salma said during the conference that the goal of The Prophet is to "show that the Lebanese are capable of spreading the love, peace, and culture in the world." (AFP/File)
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Take advice from Salma Hayek on life and good values as she speaks during a press conference in Lebanon.
Tanjaret Daghet fled the war in Syria and now perform in Lebanon. (Flickr)
14:03 GMT
Syrian rock bands fleeing war are finding a new fan base in Lebanon, with their Arabized Western music.
Simona Halep
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Romania's Simona Halep moved second behind Serena Williams in the WTA tennis rankings released Monday.
Even before thousands took to Tahrir Square in 2011 a strong protest movement existed in Egpyt (File-AFP)
13:57 GMT
A look at pre-Arab Spring protests in Egypt; a Jewish journalist leaves Israel to live in occupied Bethlehem; and the problem of corruption in Lebanon.
Despite subdued demand during World Cup and the national election, Brazil experienced an increase of 1.86 per cent in traveller numbers last year. (File photo)
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Middle East airlines are playing a major role in providing connectivity to non-traditional destinations from Brazil as an increasing number of Brazilians now seeking newer travel options.
Indian resident Santosh is met by relatives after being evacuated following an earthquake in Nepal at the railway station in Amritsar on April 27, 2015. (AFP/Narinder Nanu)
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The plane arrived in Istanbul from Nepal on Sunday, a day after a 7.8 magnitude Kathmandu earthquake killed 2,500.
Hundreds of importers and exporters lost millions of dollars worth of goods when rebels pillaged the vast free trade zone. (File photo)
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The closure severed its most important trade route to the outside
IDF troops in the Golan heights near the Lebanese border. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Israeli units were seen moving near the Lebanese border and carried out a military exercise, security sources said Monday.
KSA has been a key market for growth in the Islamic banking industry.
12:58 GMT
The Islamic banking industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is set to achieve $683 billion of Shariah-compliant assets by 2019.
This selfie by Nancy Ajram is up to 316,874 likes and counting. (Facebook)
12:51 GMT
What's not to love? The whole world is clearly obsessed with Arabia's sweetheart songstress, Nancy Ajram, as indicated by her 15 million Facebook likes!
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was reelected Monday with 94.5 percent of the votes, the National Electoral Commission said. (AFP/File)
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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was reelected Monday with 94.5 percent of the votes, the National Electoral Commission said.
Tareq Kamleh from Perth urged other doctors to join Daesh in a propaganda video believed to be filmed in Raqqa. (YouTube)
11:56 GMT
An Australian doctor has appeared in a Daesh propaganda video asking other people from the medical profession to join the militant group.
Pakistani residents collect belongings at their home after it was damaged in heavy rain and winds in Peshawar on April 27, 2015. (AFP/A Majeed)
11:27 GMT
A "mini-cyclone" tore through Pakistan's Peshawar area Monday, killing dozens and damaging infrastructure.
Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal arrives for a meeting in Tunisia, September 12, 2014. (AFP/File)
11:21 GMT
Israel and Hamas will continue to hold indirect talks through European mediation, a senior Hamas official confirmed Sunday.
No more TV appearances: Prince Mamdooh Bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud has been banned from public and private television channels. (Shutterstock/File)
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Prince Mamdooh Bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud has been banned from making statements through any form of media for making remarks deemed racist.
An army made up of Arab nations would put a further strain on the region. (AFP/File)
10:56 GMT
While some Arab countries move to establish a joint military force in the Middle East, such actions could put a further dent in the region's rocky Sunni-Shia relationship.
The march marked one year since a monumental law was passed that criminalized domestic violence.(
10:28 GMT
Red high heels for men were de rigueur at Sunday's march against domestic violence in Beirut.
An overnight airstrike believed to have been carried out by Israel's air force struck Hezbollah targets in Syria. (AFP/File)
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Doubts have been cast over an apparent Israeli airstrike targeting Hezbollah and military sites in Syria.
English artist Robbie Williams taking a comfy call from his UAE hotel room while in town for his Yas Island performance. (Twitter)
10:11 GMT
Robbie Williams kickin' it in his UAE hotel room
Kei Nishikori
09:56 GMT
Kei Nishikori successfully defended his Barcelona Open title with a convincing straight sets win over his Spanish opponent Pablo Andujar on Sunday.
A Syrian street vendor selling fuel uses a battery powered lamp to light his stall at night in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus. (AFP/Abd Doumany)
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A Syrian street vendor selling fuel uses a battery powered lamp to light his stall at night in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus. (AFP/Abd Doumany)
Armed rebels walk past the bodies of army soldiers in the northern Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur, April 25, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:42 GMT
A coalition of Islamist rebels said they seized a key military army base in the northwestern province of Idlib Monday.
Preservation Hall Band is bound for Oman. (Facebook)
09:35 GMT
Royal Opera House Muscat is about to get jazzed up by New Orleans' electrifying band Preservation Hall.
Is there anyone without a crush on this handsome man? (Islah News)
08:30 GMT
Qusai Khouli reveals what he's looking for in the woman of his dreams!
Former US President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jimmy Carter visited the Gaza Strip in 2009. (Wikimedia Commons)
08:30 GMT
Former US President Jimmy Carter is heading to Gaza with hopes to broker a Saudi-backed reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah.
Amira Abase, 15, tweeted a picture of her dinner, confirming fears that she joined Daesh. (Image: Twitter)
08:01 GMT
Another perk about joining Daesh in Syria? Takeout food! Missing schoolgirl Amira Abase tweeted her dinner, confirming fears that she joined the terrorist group.
Iraqi forces prepare to fire on Daesh positions in the Garma district, west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. (AFP/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE)
07:43 GMT
The Iraqi government troops reportedly make gains in Daesh-held territory of Anbar province, between Baghdad and Fallujah.
Bashar al-Assad's uncle was probed by French authorities for his $98 million family assets. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
The uncle of Bashar al-Assad has been investigated in France for his $98 million fortune and suspicious activities.
Militants holding AKM-S assault rifles vowed to kill Yemen's Houthi rebels during the nine-minute clip. (Image: Information Bureau of Wilayat Sanaa)
07:16 GMT
Daesh militants released a new video online, claiming their official presence in Yemen, according to Al Arabiya news.
Israeli F16s (Wikipedia)
07:10 GMT
For the second time in three days, Israel's airforce bombed weapons caches allegedly belonging to Hezbollah and pro-Assad forces north of Damascus; casualties unconfirmed.
Mourners carry the body of Mahmoud Abu Jheisha after he was shot dead for allegedly stabbing an Israeli soldier in Hebron, April 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
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Thousands of mourners attended the funeral of 20-year-old Palestinian Mahmoud Abu Jheisha who was shot dead for allegedly stabbing an Israeli soldier.
An Israeli soldier patrols the occupied Golan Heights near the Quneitra crossing, August 30, 2014. (AFP/File)
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An Israeli air raid killed four people in the occupied Golan Heights Sunday near the Syrian border.
Basanti, 14, and her friend Jhalijhsa, 14, walk with their empty baskets down to a northeastern Nepalese town on a freshly snow-dusted field near Mt. Kondge on April 18, 2015. (AFP/Roberto Schmidt)
06:00 GMT
What was meant to be an exhilarating adventure to the Everest Base Camp, had turned into a nightmare for an Emirati political science professor.
Saudi-led airstrikes have caused immense damage on Yemen's already-underdeveloped infrastructure (File-AFP)
06:00 GMT
Photos show the ongoing destruction of Yemen; Al Nusra Front takes a key city in Syria; and Egyptian Armenians remember the genocide.
Syrian citizens abroad, even those with lost or unofficial documents, will have greater ease obtaining passports, according to new rules.  (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Syrian citizens abroad, even those with lost or unofficial documents, will have greater ease obtaining passports, according to new rules.
Robbie Williams electrifying the Yas Island crowd. (Image: Twitter)
05:11 GMT
Robbie Williams was simply brilliant before his crowd of 20k at his Yas Island concert on Saturday night.
Syrian refugees cross the border from Syria into Jordan, near Mafraq, on Feb. 18, 2013. Jordanian army buses, ambulances and medics as well as water tankers wait at the border to receive Syrian refugees and take them to shelters. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
05:00 GMT
Jordanian Armed Forces on Sunday received new arrivals, who were provided with first aid and other humanitarian support.
Out of a total of 27 companies traded on the exchange, shares of 18 companies rose, while shares of five companies fell (File photo).
04:55 GMT
The Dubai index may consolidate in a range with a tough resistance at the keenly-watched 4,200 level.

April 26, 2015

Friends and family have heard no word from six UAE residents stranded in Nepal. (Courtesy/Gulf News)
22:00 GMT
Friends and family have heard no word from six UAE residents stranded in Nepal.
Mortada Mansour
21:10 GMT
The Criminal Court postponed to 10 May the trial of 21 Ultras White Knights (UWK) members on charges of the attempted murder of the Al-Zamalek club’s president Mortada Mansour, in a Sunday session.
Riyadh’s hotel market also saw year-to-February occupancy rates remain stable at 64 per cent (File photo).
21:10 GMT
Saudi Arabia’s hospitality market can expect to witness high levels of new supply over the next three years.
Turkish Cypriot independent candidate for the presidential elections, Mustafa Akinci, and his wife Meral arrive with their family at a polling station on April 26, 2015 in the northern part of Nicosia. (AFP/Birol Bebek)
20:37 GMT
Independent candidate Mustafa Akinci won over the voters in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, the election committee announced Sunday.
Wayne Rooney
20:37 GMT
The forward was replaced by Robin van Persie in the closing stages of Sunday's shock loss at Everton and boss Louis van Gaal admitted the severity of the problem is not yet known
A Palestinian woman reacts at seeing destroyed homes in the northern district of Beit Hanun in the Gaza Strip during an humanitarian truce on July 26, 2014. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
19:55 GMT
The IDF's Military Prosecution filed an indictment with a military court last week against three soldiers suspected of looting from Palestinian homes during the summer campaign.
Supporters of Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh hold a huge Yemeni flag next to a poster of Saleh as they rally in his support in Sanaa Nov. 7, 2014. (AFP/File)
19:36 GMT
Yemen's foreign minister denounced the former president's call for peace talks Sunday, rejecting his involvement in the country's future.
Hayek paid a visit to the Gibran Museum during her visit to Lebanon. (Al Mohajer)
19:32 GMT
Hollywood actress Salma Hayek is in Lebanon for her new movie "The Prophet."
A UAE fighter jet lifts off before taking part in Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in Yemen.  (AFP/File)
18:32 GMT
The crash occurred Sunday during a training exercise in Saudi Arabia, killing an instructor and a student.
The Egyptian authorities have hanged five people convicted of murder and theft, the interior ministry said Sunday. (AFP/File)
18:04 GMT
The Egyptian authorities have hanged five people convicted of murder and theft, the interior ministry said Sunday.
Born in the US to immigrants from Pakistan, Syed first learned and tried out the call to the prayer when he was 11 years old. (Image: Courtesy of
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American muslim Jameel Syed began his journey on April 3rd, 2015, to be the first muaddhin in history to recite the call to prayer in all 50 states across the US. He aims to reclaim the American Muslim narrative and give mosques the opportunity to deliver a positive message, to tell the world what being a Muslim is really all about.
Eden Hazard
17:07 GMT
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has said that he is ready to hand over star striker Eden Hazard to Spanish team Real Madrid for a transfer fee of 200 million pounds.
Passive candidates are talented individuals who have a job and are not actively engaged in any job-search activities. (File photo)
17:02 GMT
In order to have a great talent pool for a certain job it is important to include both passive and active candidates.
Aftermath of an August 2013 car bomb in Baghdad. Sunday's attacks killed over one dozen and injured over 50.  (AFP/File)
17:02 GMT
Car bombs across Baghdad killed over one dozen and injured over 50, police say.
Jennifer Lopez will glitter the stage. (Facebook)
16:59 GMT
That's right, the woman, the legend, the big booty that is Jennifer Lopez will be opening up the 14th edition of the Mawazine Festival in Rabat.
Your ability to recognise how you will turn your ordinary income into a wealth — if at all possible — through legitimate ways can help you stay on track (File photo).
16:51 GMT
In many societies being rich is admirable, but saying that you want to be rich is somehow frowned upon.
Residents look for others after regime airstrikes in Idlib. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
16:48 GMT
Airstrikes conducted by the Syrian government on a marketplace killed at least 34 civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday.
Lebanon continues to be beset by structural bottlenecks such as electricity, water, transportation and telecommunications (File photo).
16:44 GMT
Policymakers need to urgently address Lebanon’s longstanding and worsening structural bottlenecks
 This event could have been the perfect stage for Turkey to express its altered view on world powers and its willingness to cooperate with the developing nations of the post-Cold War world. (AFP/File)
16:37 GMT
Turkey, having invested in ambitious Asian and African initiatives to expand market penetration and build political capital, has missed a golden opportunity to make its case.
Concerns related to low oil prices, coupled with the more recent concerns over QFII access being delayed, have led to a significant outflow of funds from foreign investors (File photo).
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The move holds significant potential for the market’s growth and importance over the coming years, Deloitte said in a study.