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President Mahmoud Abbas to visit Egypt and Qatar

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will visit this week Egypt & Qatar within the frame of an Arab tour to inform Arab leaders on latest developments of Palestinian cause, stalled Mideast peace talks, ongoing expansion of Israeli settlements and inter-Palestinian reconciliation efforts. According to presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh, talks of Mr. Abbas with Egyptian & […]

February 21st, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Should Syrian Opposition be Armed or left alone?

As the Syrian authorities continue to defy the international community call to end bloodshed and killing of pro-democracy protesters, a hot debate is ragging in Washington over whether should the U.S. administration arm Syrian opposition or back off ?. Over 50 prominent U.S. conservatives have signed an open letter, urging the Obama administration to “take […]

February 20th, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE Smaller Businesses to Get Access to Finance

The United Arab Emirates smaller businesses have managed to get support and credit access thanks to a partnership sealed with the Arab Monetary Fund and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). This partnership will enable UAE draft a law on secured transactions & lending for smaller businesses and draw up a national registry in which companies […]

February 17th, 2012 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Libya Militias Threaten Security & Stability

Armed militias deployed in Libya “are largely out of control and the blanket impunity they enjoy only encourages further abuses and perpetuates instability and insecurity,” says Amnesty International. They commit widespread human rights abuses with impunity, threatening security and undermining the efforts of rebuilding state institutions, warns AI in a report on Libya. “A year […]

February 16th, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco hosts 2nd Africa Telecom Forum

The 2nd edition of the Africa Telecom Forum will be held 15-17 March in Marrakech (Morocco) to discuss the promising sources that will help mobile operators create more value and tap lucrative segments. The agenda features debates & presentations focusing on how to spur operational improvement and efficiency, the balanced approaches that should be adopted […]

February 15th, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE expects 9 Mln tourists in 2012

Nine million foreign tourists are expected to visit this year the United Arab Emirates, says Business Monitor International (BMI) in its latest forecast report. In 2011, 8.2 million tourists spent their holidays in the UAE, the second largest Arab economy. Business and tourism hub Dubai account for 28 pc of the UAE economy to slow-down […]

February 15th, 2012 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Algeria mulls increasing IPOs in its stock exchange

Algerian financial authorities and decision-makers are pondering increase of the number of initial public offerings (IPOs) on stock exchange. According to Oxford business Group, such a move, which aims at boosting equity capital market, would likely boost economic growth in the country  expected to unlock new sources of capital for the private sector and bring […]

February 15th, 2012 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Violent clashes flare up in Bahrain between Police & protesters

Bahraini security forces have clashed with thousands of young protesters who tried to flock and rally at the Pearl Roundabout, in the capital of Manama, to mark the one-year anniversary of pro-democracy demonstrations. TV footage showed protesters hustling away from clouds of tear gas fired by riot police deployed massively in the country to prevent […]

February 14th, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Friends of Syria Meet in Tunisia Feb.24

The newly formed international alliance dubbed “Friends of Syria Group” will meet in Tunisia on February 24 to look into ways of helping Syrian opposition and stepping up pressure on the autocratic regime of Bachar Al Assad to halt the 11-months of bloodshed. This Group, similar to the contact group on Libya, was set up […]

February 13th, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Morocco Touts Largest Car Factory In North Africa

French car maker Renault has opened in Morocco the largest car plant in North Africa. Built over 3 million square meter on the Mediterranean near Northern city of Tangiers, close to Europe, the plant employs about 2,000 local staff to grow gradually to 6000 in the few coming years. The French firm has injected $1.5bn […]

February 10th, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »