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Hamas & Fateh: from small acorns . . .

Agreement was reached in Cairo but will it hold?

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have signed a preliminary rec­onciliation deal, bringing hope for an end to a dec­ades-long rift and potential restart of the stalled Palestinian-Israeli peace process. Both sides agreed to implement a unity pact signed in … Continue reading

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Iran names street after Rachel Corrie


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Iran’s EU visa “mafia” turns the screw


Iranians who wish to travel to European Union nations  face myriad challenges, in particular obtaining visas. Indeed, the state of political relations between Tehran and the EU states has made the visa application process difficult for citizens of Iran, writes Iranian … Continue reading

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First interactive electronic Koran launched in Muscat

Thanks to the support of Oman and the work of an innovative team from Amsterdam, the beauty of the Koran will be available throughout the world

  The first interactive electronic Koran has been unveiled in the Omani capital of Muscat. The device marks a global breakthrough for Muslims and non-Muslims alike, writes Pat Lancaster. Known as Muscat Electronic Mushaf, this e-book presents unique features coupled … Continue reading

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LEBANON joins European Bank

Lebanon's Port of Beirut

Lebanon has become a shareholder of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with a view to becoming a recipient of the Bank’s investments and advisory services. Lebanon becomes the 5th member country in the EBRD’s southern and eastern … Continue reading

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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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