Middle East
  • International fliers increasingly switch planes in Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi over cities like London, Paris or Amsterdam. 

    In this Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, photo. an Emirati technician works at the Emirates Network Control Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
    LAST UPDATE : Mar 04, 2013, 1:47 PM EST
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  • The near-foundering of one of the world’s most massive container ships at the mouth of Egypt’s Suez Canal has raised the specter of a slowdown in the vital shipping lane — one of the country’s few remaining sources of significant income. Middle East,Egypt,food supply,Maersk,manufacturing,Shipping,Suez Canal,Transport,Watercraft,Sam Munson
    Published Date : Feb 19, 2013, 11:35 AM EST
  • A masked Bahraini anti-government protester confronts riot police who give chase in Sanabis, Bahrain, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.

    The carrier grounded all flights after announcing plans to shut down operations and sell its assets amid struggles to rebound from its unrest-driven downturn.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 13, 2013, 4:18 AM EST
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  • Syria’s economy has shrunk by as much as $48.4 billion–or the equivalent of four-fifths of its pre-war annual GDP. Is the financial collapse near? Middle East,Bachar al Assad,bank deposits,Economy of Syria,Iran,oil exports,Russia,Syria,Syrian Center for Policy Research,Syrian uprising,Alex Erquicia
    Published Date : Feb 12, 2013, 2:16 PM EST
  • As discord between Iraq and the semi-autonomous area grow, Kurdistan positions the region as an attractive area for investors while it seeks independence from Baghdad. Middle East,Baghdad,Chevron,Exxon Mobil,Genel Enery,Iraq,Kurdistan,Kurdistan Regional Government,Kurds,oil industry,oil producer,Alex Erquicia
    Published Date : Jan 18, 2013, 10:22 AM EST
  • A picture shows a Dassault Rafale jet fighter on December 12, 2011 at Air Force Base 113 in Saint-Dizier western France.

    France's president opened talks in hopes of pushing ahead efforts to sell up to 60 Rafale fighter jets to strengthen ties in Gulf energy and defense industries.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 15, 2013, 7:39 AM EST
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  • Algeria and Qatar signed an agreement for the creation of a steel plant that will have a production capacity of 10 million tones of steel per year, with which Algeria aims to slash its total import costs by an estimated 10 billion dollars annually, or by 20%. Along with the joint-venture, both countries signed eight cooperation agreements and memorandums of understanding in the maritime transport, oil and gas, and petrochemical sectors.

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