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  • 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
  • Emirati satisfaction and happiness

    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
  • 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
 
  • A sign post to Iraq

    Iraq is opening a new chapter

    The World Bank pledged $900 million to Iraq over the next four years to help it create jobs, build stronger institutions and improve social…

    December 19, 2012 8:40
  • Egypt - Market place in Cairo

    “No” vote in Egypt referendum is a luxury for some

    Critics insist that the new constitution, far from ending the turbulence, will compound it by alienating many Egyptians, including Christians who make up 10 percent of Egypt's 83 million people.

    December 16, 2012 10:04
  • e-government for GCC

    United States wants more with the Middle East

    The United States has free trade agreements with Oman and Bahrain, and individual trade and investment framework agreements with the four other GCC members.

    December 12, 2012 8:50
 
  • Sanctions pushing Iranian economy into recession

    Iran being pushed into recession

    The Iranian government has started consolidating public spending to offset a fall in revenues.

    December 11, 2012 9:20
  • egypt

    Egypt decree that sparked protests cancelled

    Billed as a "national dialogue", the meeting was boycotted by his main rivals and had little credibility among protesters in the most populous Arab nation.

    December 9, 2012 1:40
  • Morgan Stanley head of mergers

    Morgan Stanley head of M&A leaves

    Morgan Stanley Inc’s head of mergers and acquisitions for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is leaving the bank, three sources said, the…

    December 9, 2012 1:22
 
  • Egypt - Market place in Cairo

    Egypt slips in corruption despite Arab Spring

    Egypt has slid in a global league table of perceived official corruption in the past year, and the "Arab Spring" revolutions have yet to produce serious anti-graft action across the region, Transparency International said on Wednesday

    December 5, 2012 12:04
 
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