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At the meeting Obama pledged $1bn in loan guarantees to Jordan, as well as a renewal of a five-year memorandum of understanding.
IHS Janes’ Terrorism and Insurgency Centre notes increases in violence across Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa. IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre (JTIC) released a report Thursday that cites a spike in violence in Arab Spring countries, especially Tunisia and Egypt. The report also noted a global increase in attacks. The annual report, entitled “2013 …
The commission organised a regional conference to launch the largest collaborative research programme in the world
The White House waited until Monday to confirm that Obama would indeed add an unexpected stop in Saudi Arabia onto a previously announced tour of the Netherlands, Brussels and Vatican City in March.
DNE interviews Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator at Committee to Protect Journalists
Halliburton and Baker Hughes, No. 2 and No. 3 in the industry, received nearly half of their revenue from outside North America in the fourth quarter.
Egypt’s index added 0.5%, partially rebounding from a 2.0% tumble on Sunday
Reuters – Investment banking fees in the Middle East grew 20% last year, data compiled by Thomson Reuters showed, as capital markets activity continued to recover gradually from the global financial crisis. Total fees rose to $722m in 2013, the highest since 2010, from $603m in 2012 – though they were still only about half …
Egypt participates in providing books for a new e-library for the Middle East
By Fadi Elhusseini When revolts sneaked into the Arab world, a number of regimes were toppled while other thrones were shaken. Among others, Europe was quick in its response and adopted a new approach to relations with its southern neighbours. Nonetheless, despite the great efforts and numerous investments and projects in the region, the perception …
Fitch believes that impairment charges should fall, leading to a gradual improvement in profitability, although further recovery in asset quality will depend on continued economic growth.
The snow is confined to higher elevations in Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Israel and the West Bank, and Jordan.
Foreign Minister calls for all countries in the region to reassess their approach to security
Children all over Egypt and the Middle East get vaccinated against polio
Amid reports Christians are being ‘punished’ for the actions of Western powers, some faith experts have warned that Christianity is in danger of becoming extinct in its own cradle.
By Ronald Meinardus An apt definition of politics is the discussion and implementation of decisions related to the future of society. The political decision making process is influenced by myriad factors, conflicting interests and inconsistent perspectives thereby frequently impeding clear strategic choices. Predicting the political and economic future is the realm of analysts. As these …
Riyadh-based Kudu, which operates more than 200 restaurants in the kingdom, is owned by four individual shareholders, including chairman and chief executive Abdulmohsen Bin Abdulaziz Al Yahya
Arab nations seek unified stance on ridding the Middle East of WMDs
OPEC’s supply averages 29.90 million barrels per day, down from a revised 30.01 million bpd in September
It would be the Jeddah-based IDB’s third sukuk program – it already issues Islamic bonds in London and Kuala Lumpur – and its first in a Middle Eastern country.
A slowdown in regional banking activity, coupled with large restructurings of state-owned entities, stymied profits around the turn of the decade as banks set aside billions of dollars to meet loan losses and restrained their lending appetite.
During talks with EU leaders, Abbas urged European and other foreign companies not to deal with businesses based in Jewish settlements
Syrian state television reported that “armed terrorist gangs opened fire on an ICRC mission and kidnapped their members.”
Egypt’s permanent representative in the UN said Egypt took part in organising high level talks to discuss the issue
By Fadi Elhusseini In a region that has been described for long time as idle, sluggish and even immune towards transformations, revolts sneaked in, toppling some regimes and shaking the thrones of others. However, with the bloody course of events, doubt started to creep and uncertainty began to haunt hope, especially with the explicit and …
“Every month, 56 million people are active on Facebook across the MENA region, with 50% of those returning on a daily basis,” Facebook said in a statement.
Fund managers in the Middle East are set to pump more money into Egypt, showed a Reuters survey
Fahmy discusses roadmap, domestic affairs and foreign policy in UN address
Egypt is the 1st Arab country and the 17th worldwide that uses Facebook the most
New York’s main contract, West Texas Intermediate, for November sank to $103 — the lowest point since 8 August.