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Qatari-British Economic Forum to take place in London
Economics
Qatari-British Economic Forum

In our continuing efforts to strengthen cooperation between the United Kingdom and the Arab world, the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce is organising the Qatari-British Economic Forum.

 
Syria: What Went Wrong in Kobani?
Opinion
Syria What Went Wrong in Kobani

I have been of the opinion that directing airstrikes on Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) positions in Syria has been a mistake since the international campaign against the group began.

 
EU launches project to foster cooperation in Southern Mediterranean cultural and creative industrie
Culture
EU launches project to foster competitiveness and entrepreneurial cooperation in Southern Mediterranean cultural and creative industries

The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean has officially launched the UfM-labelled project “Establishment of a Regional Platform for the Development of Cultural and Creative Industries and Clusters in the Southern Mediterranean”.

 
Syria: Investigate Possible Unlawful US Strikes
Syria Politics
Syria Investigate Possible Unlawful US Strikes

Apparent US missile strikes on Idlib in Syria that killed at least seven civilians should be investigated for possible violations of the laws of war.

 
Qatar: Real estate sector growing for the foreseeable future
Economics
Qatar Real estate sector growing for the foreseeable future

Real estate prices in Qatar hit record highs in June after rising 28.9% year-on-year (y-o-y) according to the Real Estate Price Index (REPI) published by the Qatar Central Bank (QCB),

 
Tadawul: Opening up the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange
Finance
Tadawul Opening up the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange

Plans for new regulations on direct foreign investment in the Saudi Arabian stock market have been outlined,

 
Irrigation expansion to support Algeria’s agricultural output
Economics
Irrigation expansion to support Algerias agricultural output

External pressures in 2014 have left Algeria’s agricultural sector more exposed than usual, which presents a perennial challenge given the size of the country’s import bill.

 
Iraq - Syria: Holding ISIS to account
Iraq Politics
SYRIA KUBANI كوباني

The international outcry to the openly advertised atrocities committed in Iraq by the jihadist group calling itself Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS or ISIL) has led to calls

 
Oman: Falaj - water for the people
Related news from Oman
Oman Falaj - water for the people

Oman: Despite all the technical advances of the modern era, no better solution has been found than this irrigation system, the origins of which go way back

 
How UAE Water Aid can potentially help 2 billion Muslims
UAE Politics
How UAE Water Aid can potentially help 2 billion Muslims

The recently launched UAE Water Aid campaign is aiming to assist 5 million people in desperate need of clean water around the world, but the actual beneficiaries might well be the entire global Muslim population of 2 billion people. 

 
Iran’s Dangerous Game in Yemen
Yemen Politics
Irans Dangerous Game in Yemen

“Yemen is simple,” says a European diplomat working on a report for NATO on the war-torn nation. “The Saudis feed the Yemenis and the Iranians arm them. So, what is left for Yemenis to do, except chew qat and fight each other?”

 
EU: Building relations with Jordan - a look back on priorities and achievement
Jordan Politics
EU relations with Jordan flags

Between 2007 and 2013, major progress was made in the education, energy and public finance sectors of Jordan, with support from the EU, according to the DG EuropeAid report “European Neighbourhood Instrument 2007-2013 – Overview of Activities and Results”, recently released.

 
Libya aid push constrained by insecurity
Libya Politics
Libya aid push constrained by insecurity

A wave of violence between militia groups vying for power is sweeping across parts of Libya, prompting international organizations to put forth an ambitious plan to provide humanitarian aid to 85,000 people by the end of this year.

 
Egypt: Release Arrested University Students
Egypt Politics
Egypt Release Arrested University Students

Egyptian authorities should release more than 110 university students arrested since the start of the school year on October 11, 2014.

 
New bridge to boost Bahrain trade links with Saudi Arabia
Economics
New bridge to boost Bahrain Strade links with Saudi Arabia King Fahd causeway

As part of plans to tackle delays on the King Fahd causeway, Bahrain is taking steps to reduce waiting times and ease congestion on its road link with Saudi Arabia while larger measures are under consideration,

 
International support helps Tunisia to facilitate financing for SMEs
Economics
International support helps Tunisia to facilitate financing for SMEs

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Tunisia have long grappled with limited access to credit,

 
Phosphate companies target higher output in Morocco
Economics
Phosphate companies target higher output in Morocco
While Morocco’s phosphate exports – a key revenue-earner – may have been impacted by declining commodity prices, the sector is anticipating general growth for the years ahead, with most analysts predicting a recovery in the global market by 2016.
 
Egypt expecting tourism recovery by next year
Travel
Egypt expecting tourism recovery by next year

The government in Egypt is expecting a recovery of its tourism sector by next year after the latest data showed the tide may be turning for an industry that has been hit hard by domestic instability over the past three years.

 
Syria: Hundreds of Activists Call for Assad to Release Human Rights Defender Mazen Darwish
Syria Politics
Mazen Darwish

More than two hundred intellectuals and human rights activists and journalists signed a statement calling for immediate and unconditional release of Mazen Darwish and his colleagues.

 
The political implications of ISIS’s Caliphate
Opinion
syria  The political implications of ISIS’s Caliphate

The declaration by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) of the establishment of an Islamic caliphate in Iraq should not go unremarked.

 

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