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OMAN:Renewables project forges ahead


Renewable energy projects in Oman’s interior region will be tendered out by as early as end of this year as a part of the sultanate’s Rural Area Electricity Company’s (RAECO) strategy to increase renewable energy footprint in the country, officials … Continue reading

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Bahrain: Waad under fire


A Bahraini court has ordered the dissolution of the country’s main secular opposition group, as the Gulf state continues a crackdown on dissent. The move is the latest in a series of political skirmishes that, over the years,  have taken … Continue reading

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EGYPT: UN predicts population problems ahead


The United Nations Population Fund has released a report on the population status in Egypt for 2016, in cooperation with the Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research (Baseera), warning against the risks of population growth and saying that current and … Continue reading

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JORDAN: narrowing the gender gap with EBRD support

Opportunities for Jordanian women do exist but they need to be opened up

The EBRD is providing a loan of up to $ 2 million in local currency to the Microfund for Women (MFW) for on-lending to female entrepreneurs in Jordan. Access to finance through banks remains extremely limited for micro, small and … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia signs $multi-billion deal with Trump


Saudi/US deals; $multi-billion deals between US & Saudi Arabia; The Middle East magazine Continue reading

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JORDAN: SESAME opens the way for a new era of science & diplomacy

SESAME is based  in Allen, Jordan


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Iran Air takes delivery of new A330

Making up for lost time, Iran has ordered

An Airbus A330 airliner has arrived in Tehran, the second of 200 Western-built passenger aircraft ordered by IranAir following the lifting of sanctions on Iran last year. The long-haul aircraft, carrying IranAir Chairman Farhad Parvaresh and other officials, landed at Tehran’s … Continue reading

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IRAN Election: Will Rouhani be allowed to run?

President Rouhani has made light of the rumours but still they persist

A rumour, gathering pace within Iran, concerns the eligibility of President Rouhani to run in the upcoming elections on 19 May. There are concerns that the country’s Guardian Council make take steps to disqualify Rouhani from participating in the polls. … Continue reading

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West Bank land grab boosts Israeli economy

Israeli settlements and industrial areas are mushrooming across Palestinian lands


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UAE: Ferrari World breaks new barriers


The third new ride within 12 months puts guests through an endurance challenge, as they attempt to becomeFerrari Test Drivers In its ongoing attempt to offer tourists something they could never expect to get anywhere else in the world, Ferrari … Continue reading

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