News from the MENA region
US president Barack Obama spoke about fostering entrepreneurship and trade with the African state.
Coalition Small Group comprises 20 nations, including Gulf countries Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE
Bahrain said it had foiled an arms smuggling plot by two Bahrainis with ties to Iran and recalled its ambassador to Tehran
Manchester Royal Infirmary briefly closed its emergency department
Suspected al Qaeda recruiter Faez Mohammed Ahmed al Kandari has been held at the military prison for 13 years
Dubai-based low cost carrier refutes claims in Indian media linking it with move for airline stake
Saudi-led coalition had announced ceasefire for five days from Sunday to allow delivery of humanitarian aid
New JLL report says low oil prices result in depressed demand for corporate space in UAE capital in Q2
Developer says sharp increase is mainly due to continued strong performance by its development business
Foreign direct investment into Arab states is still 33% below pre-Arab Spring levels, according to a new report by an investment firm based in Kuwait
Yemen has been rocked by months of fighting between Houthi Shia rebels and Hadi loyalists.
Foreign minister on a one-day, three-country tour to Kuwait, Qatar and Iraq
The Turkish government has defended its decision to carry out air strikes on ISIL targets in Syria and Kurdish targets in northern Iraq.
John Kerry has mounted a defence of the Iran nuclear deal, telling members of Congress that rejection of the accord would give Tehran “a great big green light” to swiftly accelerate its nuclear programme.
Warplanes carried out raids near the Yemeni capital Sanaa late on Saturday
Three cargo ships successfully pass through new canal ahead of formal opening on Aug 6
Transport authority says 271.3m people use metro, buses, taxis and marine transit in first six months of 2015
Organisers of 2015 event report ‘unprecedented interest’ from top auto names for November show
More than 31,000 tons of produce is expected to be harvested with cucumbers making up 41% of total
Ten-year development plan will include seven entertainment zones with first opening in Riyadh
Private label Aktive Fit will initially be aimed at members of Gold’s Gym, whose local franchise is run by Al Ahli
Freighter unit will introduce the first 747 freighter to its expanding fleet on August 1
DP World’s port records world-leading 131 moves per ship per hour, according to JOC Port Productivity data
New investigation to be carried out into death of tourist Lee Bradley Brown who was found dead in Dubai prison cell
Hospitality Management Holdings chief says weak Euro, MidEast instability, CIS crisis have resulted in tough summer for hotel operators
Dubai Health Authority also says it issued licences to 6,139 healthcare professionals in first half of 2015
Mohammad Khazaei said investors are starting to return to Iran
One consequence of the Iran nuclear deal could be a weapons build-up in the region.
Fragments of the holy Quran held by Birmingham University have been found to be among the oldest – if not the oldest – in the world.
Jordanian prince says he fears Blatter is trying to rush through reforms before he leaves office on February 26
Oman’s State General Reserve Fund owned a 30% stake in Corpbank, Bulgaria’s fourth-largest lender, which collapsed last year
Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez’s family say deep depression and shame over a drunken driving charge may have led him to go on the rampage
An analysis of what opportunities lie ahead for Iran after striking a nuclear deal with world leaders.
Report forecasts thousands of new commercial airline pilots required over 20 years
$150 billion of Iranian assets estimated to be released by the deal, with significant investment due to go into Iran’s hydrocarbons infrastructure
Both parties reportedly working on deal to separate assets; JV set up in 2005 with $1.5bn investment from Emaar
While Hamas was quick to say the situation was under control and a number of arrests had been made, it did not name a specific group.
Non-commissioned officer dies in Saudi-led operation