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Bahrain takes Iranian threats seriously

Hamad Al Amer, Undersecretary for Regional Affairs of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has described the statements made by Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hussain Amir-Abdollahian as “irresponsible” and in contradiction with the principles of the United Nations, international law and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Bahrain on the other hand […]

May 20th, 2013 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Israel: “An anti-peace government” says PLO

The Israeli government has begun a legal process that could lead to the authorization of four settlement outposts just a few days before the arrival of Secretary of State John Kerry to begin peace talks. The move has been condemned by Palestine and sees it as being defiant towards White House. The Israeli government has […]

May 17th, 2013 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA begins work towards 54GW solar energy

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), to boosts its potentials in the renewable energy sector with plans to further increase the energy it generates from the sector. More than 50 monitoring stations will be installed and supported through the partnership which also includes […]

May 16th, 2013 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

MGI finalizes partnership with Hybrid in the UAE

Hybrid and Media Group International (MGI) have agreed to a dealership agreement which will enable MGI to sell and support Hybrid’s products in the region in its offices in Qatar, UAE, Oman, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Hybrid is a company specialized in real-time graphics and robotic camera systems. Hybrid CEO, Olivier Cohen, said he is […]

May 15th, 2013 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Iran to increase production of petrochemicals

The Managing Director of Iran’s National Petrochemical Company (NPC), Abdolhossein Bayat, said that the country will be controlling 41% of regional petrochemical production in the next 7 years, during his speech at the opening ceremony of the 10th International Petrochemical Forum in the capital. Officials of the company claim that they presently provide around 25% […]

May 14th, 2013 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Oil business dazzles Beirut

Gasoil re-exporting to Syria from Lebanon is undergoing a major setback with only one dealer remaining in the business, conducted under a dangerous atmosphere and also being discouraged by bank policies.  Lebanon’s trade deficit confirmed the trend. Interestingly, the quantities of gasoline and gasoil from Syria are increasing in Lebanon and officials believe that smugglers […]

May 13th, 2013 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Oil business dazzles Beirut

Gasoil re-exporting to Syria from Lebanon is undergoing a major setback with only one dealer remaining in the business, conducted under a dangerous atmosphere and also being discouraged by bank policies.  Lebanon’s trade deficit confirmed the trend. Interestingly, the quantities of gasoline and gasoil from Syria are increasing in Lebanon and officials believe that smugglers […]

May 13th, 2013 | Posted in Energy | Read More »

Ooredoo beats MENA companies to IPX+ network

Ooredoo Qatar has become the first network company in the Middle East to have an IPX+ enabled network, using Tata Communications IPX+ platform, thereby providing it with the latest technology innovations in mobile broadband service delivery and management, according to Tata Communications. The platform will enable the company to have an easy and quick complete […]

May 10th, 2013 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Foreign investors to be welcomed soon in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Capital Market Authority (CMA) Chairman, Mohammed bin Abdulmalik Al-Sheikh, said they are working on the final stages of a regulatory framework which will give opportunity to foreigners to own stocks in the kingdom. The move is geared towards luring foreign investment for the technical expertise and human capacity. According to the chairman, the […]

May 9th, 2013 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Internet blackout begins in Syria

Syria’s internet connection has been disconnected from the World Wide Web since Tuesday and no authority has claimed responsibility. This is the second time the country is experiencing such a shutdown after the first disconnection occurred in November last year. Data from Google Incorporation and other global Internet companies have shown no sign of internet […]

May 8th, 2013 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »