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    New virus doesn’t spread easily between people – WHO

    The U.N. agency has not recommended any travel restrictions in connection with the new virus, but said it was working closely with Saudi authorities on health measures for Muslims making the haj pilgrimage to Mecca.

    September 29, 2012 4:35

    Saudi deports 150 female pilgrims and hold 1,000

    We were not given water to drink; there was no food for us and we remained glued on our seats in our aircraft for all those hours, said Hajia Amina Musa, as she broke down and wept.

    September 27, 2012 12:25

    Dubai e-commerce site gets $20 million investment

    Rising populations and the growth of small businesses are expected to support more venture capital transactions in the Middle East and North Africa over coming years.

    September 26, 2012 9:48
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    Great concern in poor countries – IMF

    Lagarde urged political clarity and actions to avoid the scheduled abrupt tightening of fiscal policy at the start of next year

    September 25, 2012 8:55
  • France accepts Qatari investment

    France accepts Qatari millions for troubled suburbs

    Business ties between France and Qatar have deepened in the past five years as the euro zone's No. 2 economy has overcome instincts for economic patriotism, welcoming investment in areas from sports to real estate and infrastructure.

    September 25, 2012 8:52
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    Egypt says IMF deal doesn’t need approval

    "In accordance with the constitutional declaration, any international agreement needs to be approved by the legislative authority, and in the absence of parliament, President Mohamed Mursi is empowered to take such decisions"

    September 25, 2012 8:49

    Qatari man critically ill in UK with SARS-like virus

    The WHO said the Qatari patient had gone to the doctor on September 3, 2012, suffering from the symptoms of an acute respiratory infection.

    September 24, 2012 2:26

    New SARS-like virus discovered: WHO

    "The Health Protection Agency of the UK conducted laboratory testing and has confirmed the presence of a novel corona-virus," the WHO said.

    September 24, 2012 9:10

    Swiss lifts UAE ban but demands guarantee

    The government suspended arms exports to the Gulf state in July after a Swiss newspaper published a picture of a hand grenade made by Swiss weapons manufacturer RUAG

    September 23, 2012 8:42