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    Egypt to grant Telecom Egypt a mobile license

    Egypt will grant Telecom Egypt a license by mid-2013 to provide mobile services and will later let mobile companies offer fixed-lined services using Telecom Egypt's infrastructure, the industry regulator said.

    December 27, 2012 5:30
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    CAPITAL CONTROL: Worried Egypt slaps new controls on travelling with cash

    Egypt has banned travellers from carrying more than $10,000 in foreign currency in or out of the country, as officials worry over pressure on its pound currency and a rush by Egyptians to withdraw their savings from banks.

    December 26, 2012 10:56
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    New constitution drafted by Mursi allies approved by Egypt

    Mursi's opponents say the new constitution could allow clerics to intervene in lawmaking, while offering scant protections to minorities and women. Mursi dismisses those criticisms, and many Egyptians are fed up with street protest movements that have prevented a return to normality.

    December 26, 2012 10:11
 
  • Sanctions pushing Iranian economy into recession

    Iranian businessman denies EU accusations

    Neither his Malaysia-based First Islamic Bank nor his more than 60 other companies had done anything wrong, he said.

    December 24, 2012 10:20
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    Emiratis told not to go to Lebanon

    The Gulf Arab state issued the warning because of "difficult and sensitive political circumstances" in Lebanon.

    December 23, 2012 4:50
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    Dubai’s du secures $500 million

    Dubai’s Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Co, or du, said on Sunday that it had secured a $500 million, five-year club debt…

    December 23, 2012 2:04
 
  • EU enforces new and tougher sanctions on Iran

    Iran gets a fresh batch of sanctions

    The toughest EU measures yet, they include bans on financial transactions, sales to Iran of shipping equipment and steel, and imports of Iranian natural gas, adding to earlier bans, including on the OPEC producer's oil.

    December 22, 2012 6:53
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    Omanis hoping for change after vote

    Sultan Qaboos remains a popular figure in a country that was mostly undeveloped and faced war in its Dhofar region when he seized power from his father.

    December 22, 2012 6:49
  • RAND research facility closed in Abu Dhabi

    UAE shuts down American research office

    The United Arab Emirates has shut down the Abu Dhabi office of the RAND Corporation, the American policy research institute, in the…

    December 20, 2012 4:57
 
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    Abu Dhabi gets on social welfare housing

    Abu Dhabi has boosted welfare spending for its citizens over the last couple of years, partly to avert any social discontent during Arab Spring uprisings elsewhere in the Middle East.

    December 20, 2012 12:17