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Iran: US lifts sanctions prior to presidential elections

The United States government has decided to lift its Iranian ban of communications equipment in a bid to ease internet access and services to the population in the build-up to the presidential elections which is less than a month away. The ban on selling equipment to the Iranian government, any entity or individual specifically designated […]

May 31st, 2013 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Israel is against Russia arming Syria

Israel’s defense is concerned about the delivery of Russian anti-aircraft missiles to Syria and has said that they will act if the plan goes on. Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon’s comment is in reaction to Russia’s decision to provide the state-of-the-art S-300 air defense missiles to Syria. Israel has trespassed into Syrian airspace and did some […]

May 30th, 2013 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

UAE’s FM praises Algerian ties

UAE’s Foreign Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, has described the relationship between them and Algeria as “significant” and added that it is always growing due to their common values and interests. The minister made these remarks ahead of his visit to the North African country where he is expected to arrive today. He will be […]

May 29th, 2013 | Posted in Gulf News | Read More »

Palestine: Economy to grow by 50% in 3 years

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has revealed a $4 billion U.S. plan to boost the Palestinian economy at the end of the World Economic Forum held in Jordan. The news got mixed feelings among the Palestinian leaders. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair who serves as the Quartet’s special envoy to the Middle East […]

May 28th, 2013 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

KSA, Egypt and Morocco are MENA’s benchmark

Ernst & Young’s quarterly report on “Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices” which ranks forty countries based on their renewable energy markets has highly ranked Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Morocco above all the other countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA); thereby making them a benchmark for regional countries. The technologies used by a […]

May 27th, 2013 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UNHCR Calls for Syrian refugees’ protection, WB Helps Jordan Cope with Growing Influx

The UNHCR has reiterated calls to ensure international protection to the Syrians who will seek refuge in neighboring countries, pointing out that as violence is worsening inside their country, it is expecting growing numbers of people will continue to seek safety and assistance across international borders. “We call on all parties to protect civilians and […]

May 27th, 2013 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Jordan and Turkey sign a Memorandum of Understanding

The Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority of Jordan (ASEZA) and Turkish Free Zones (TFZ) have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to facilitate the exchange of know-how in information technology and the development of free zones. The agreement also involves joint efforts to improve investment, especially from their private sectors, and trade between the two […]

May 24th, 2013 | Posted in Headlines | Read More »

Friends of Syria soften tone

The conference on the friends of Syria in Amman, Jordan, has begun with delegates from several countries in a meeting aimed at forming “a transitional government with full executive authority, formed on the basis of mutual consent,” according to the British Foreign Secretary William Hague. The meeting is however expected to be dominated by the […]

May 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Headlines | Read More »

Solar Enhanced Oil Recovery launched in Oman

Oman’s largest oil and gas producer, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), and GlassPoint Solar, a leader in solar enhanced oil recovery, have commissioned the region’s first solar Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) project which can produce 50tons of emissions-free steam on average per day with the help of sun rays with GlassPoint’s Enclosed Trough technology. Applications of […]

May 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Petrochemical cooperation: towards an Iranian OPEC?

Iran is looking forward to forming an international petrochemical association, with Turkey and Egypt as members, according to a press release by the Turkish Plastic Industrialists Federation (PLASFED). The Turkish federation said that the state-owned National Iranian Petrochemical Organization (NIPO) brought forward the idea at the sidelines of the two-day D8 petrochemicals meeting in Tehran […]

May 21st, 2013 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »