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Egypt / Israel: Their relations at a brink

If only “a new price and new conditions” could be agreed upon, Egypt is ready to revive the more than decade long contract that it has signed with Israel according to the Minister of International Cooperation, Fayza Abul Naga. He added that Israel was reminded of not meeting its financial duties five times before the […]

April 25th, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Jordan: Plans for a nuclear plant

Heavily dependent on oil imports from around the region to meet the energy demand of its citizens, Jordan is opting to construct a nuclear plant to ease the pressure. The multimillion dollar facility is facing very tense criticism and opposition by the citizens, especially the Islamists. Environmental effects and financial constraints are being echoed. On […]

April 25th, 2012 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Israel: Addition of three settlements

Barely a week has gone by since the Palestinian Authority addressed a letter to the Prime Minister of Israel asking for peace talks to commence based on the 1967 borders and calling for an end to all settlement activity did the Israeli government decide to formalise the status of three outposts’ settlement in the West […]

April 25th, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: A new law for the elections

Elections in Egypt are scheduled to take place on the 23rd and the 24th of May and the handing over of power to civilian rule on the 1st of July. They will be the first elections after the post Mubarak era. Many term it as the first real elections in Egypt. However a draft bill […]

April 25th, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

United Nations: New steps taken towards Syria

The Syrian crises has gone on for more than  a year now and the ceasefire that was put in place by the Kofi Annan peace plan hasn’t been enough to bring an end to violence. United Nations Security Council has recently decided to increase the number of monitors on the ground to 300 for three […]

April 24th, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt/Israel: Energy deal comes to a halt

The gas supply between Egypt and Israel has come to a sudden end. The unpopular deal which was signed by the then president Mubarak was seen as a prejudice by the Egyptians because it is believed that Israel got the better end of the deal at a bargain price with regards to the price. Israel […]

April 24th, 2012 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Jordan: Steam power unit financed

During the recently concluded 41st annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development at Marrakesh, in the kingdom of Morocco, a sum of almost $200 million was granted to the kingdom of Jordan in soft loans for a power station. The Arab Fund for Economic and Social […]

April 24th, 2012 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Iran: Another cyber attack

Iran has been a victim of a major cyber attack once more. This time around, it was aimed at its main oil export terminal at the Kharg Island and the Oil Ministry. The National Iranian Oil Company and the Iranian Oil Ministry were victims of a worm which invaded their internal computer systems. Both websites […]

April 24th, 2012 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt Ends Controversial Gas Deal With Israel

The new Egyptian leaders have decided to annul the natural gas deal with Israel, a move which will add further tension and trouble to the already strained relations between the countries since the fall of the regime of Hosni Mubarak, ousted by a popular uprising. For the state-owned Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company, the decision […]

April 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Turkey: The search for agreements

The Ottoman state has embarked on a series of agreements concerning energy with different countries since last year to enhance its continuous supply. One of the latest agreements that it has concluded is a deal of 2.5 to 3 billion cubic meters of liquefied natural gas with Qatar. The agreement has not been signed because […]

April 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

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