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Qatar : LNG purification research agreement sealed

In finding new ways to cost effectively treat natural gas in order to produce Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Honeywell’s UOP jointly signed with Qatar Petroleum (QP) a research and development agreement purposely to work together and develop more efficient technologies for the purification process of natural gas into LNG. The agreement was signed by His […]

January 31st, 2014 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Israel to bomb residential buildings in next Hezbollah war

In an effort to deter Hezbollah, Israel’s Air force chief Major-General Amir Eshel threatened Lebanon’s Hezbollah guerrillas to get rid of their bases in residential buildings which pose as a menace to the Israeli state. “We will have to deal aggressively with thousands of Hezbollah bases which threaten the State of Israel and mainly our […]

January 30th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran: Japan, South Korea and Switzerland banks to handle Iranian trade

US economic sanctions and that of the European Union’s on Iran, due to its controversial nuclear program, had successfully gotten rid of Iran from the international banking system making it difficult for the country to carry out foreign trade.  The recent agreements made in Geneva during the conference held in November last year would channel […]

January 29th, 2014 | Posted in Finance,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf countries to have deficit from 2015

Despite a fall in oil prices the Gulf Arab economies anticipate a steady growth rate over the next two years as government spending remains high. Across the Gulf Arabic Coast, Saudi Arabia’s gross domestic product is expected to increase from four-year low of 3.8 percent last year to 4.2 percent in 2014 and 4.3 percent […]

January 28th, 2014 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE : Dubai makes new promotional move

A law establishing a new tourism body called the Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM) was on Sunday issued in Dubai by Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The corporation which aims at improving Dubai’s tourism […]

January 27th, 2014 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

The Canadian aid to Jordan

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledges aid to Jordan as he steps foot in the country for the first time. This aid comes at a time Jordan is strained on resources and infrastructure due to an influx of more than 576,000 Syrian refugees fleeing their nation’s ongoing civil war. Canada is more than willing to […]

January 24th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Netanyahu lacks “genuine peace” plan

Tension escalates in Israel as President Shimon Peres privately opposes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s insistence that Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state. He termed Netanyahu’s insistence as “unnecessary” as both Palestine and Israel are yet to come to an agreement after decades of conflict. Netanyahu however has managed to increase calls to his demands […]

January 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran takes first nuclear agreement step

Iran has begun moving towards stopping its uranium enrichment program at its Natanz plant as part of six-month nuclear agreement brokered in November 2013 with members of the UN’s Security Council and Germany. The United States and the European Union have reacted to the move by lifting some of the sanctions imposed as expected. Countries […]

January 21st, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Syria : Geneva failure looming

Tensions are beginning to rise as the Geneva Conference II fast approaches. Assad has stressed that “to surrender” is not part of the government’s plan while the rebels rule out negotiations with him. Russia and the US continue to support the conference. Assad was quoted by the Interfax news agency telling the Russian parliamentarians, on […]

January 20th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

President Abbas Warns Unprecedented Threats Looming on Jerusalem

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has warned against the unprecedented serious threats endangering Al Quds (Jerusalem) and Al Aqsa Mosque pointing out that Israel is speeding up its plans to judaize the city, obliterate its cultural landmarks and alter its religious and demographic structure. In an address he made Friday during the 20th session of the […]

January 18th, 2014 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »