Middle East - News Headlines

Moroccan police crackdown on protesting teachers
February 20th, 2019  12:52 PM

Moroccan police are firing water cannon at protesting teachers and beating people back with truncheons amid demonstrations around the capital

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Dubai airport briefly halts flights over drone sighting
February 15th, 2019  2:28 AM

Dubai International Airport, world's busiest for international travel, briefly halts flights over alleged drone sighting

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Israeli spyware company NSO is re-acquired by its founders
February 14th, 2019  3:24 PM

An Israeli software firm known for its phone-surveillance technology says it has been re-acquired by its founders in a major sale

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Etihad restructures plane purchases amid fiscal turbulence
February 14th, 2019  2:32 AM

Etihad Airways says it's restructured planned airplane purchases from Airbus, Boeing amid financial turbulence

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Long-haul carrier Emirates announces $21.4 billion-valued deal with Airbus, says it's sad to see end of A380 production
February 14th, 2019  12:20 AM

Long-haul carrier Emirates announces $21.4 billion-valued deal with Airbus, says it's sad to see end of A380 production

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At Dubai summit, IMF chief warns Britain on Brexit challenge
February 10th, 2019  6:53 AM

The head of the International Monetary Fund is warning that the British exit from the European Union means it "will never be as good as it is now" for Britain in terms of its economy

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Suspects' lawyer offers condolences at Tunisia terror trial
February 8th, 2019  2:19 PM

A lawyer for suspects in two separate attacks in Tunisia that killed about 60 people, mainly tourists, offered condolences to the victims' families

Suspects' lawyer offers condolences at Tunisia terror trial
Long lines to buy meat illustrate Iran's economic woes
February 8th, 2019  1:34 AM

Iran's economy struggles as the country marks the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution

Ghasem Olfatian
Lebanese PM calls on Italy to increase investment in Lebanon
February 7th, 2019  7:53 AM

Lebanon's PM urges Italy, its companies to invest in his country grappling with deepening economic challenges

Saad Hariri, Giuseppe Conte
Struggling Dubai amusement park abandons Six Flags expansion
February 7th, 2019  6:47 AM

Massive amusement park in Dubai says it abandoning plans to build a $454-million Six Flags

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Iran says Europeans aren't buying oil despite US waivers
February 5th, 2019  9:15 AM

Iran's oil minister says European nations have not responded to offers to sell them crude oil despite having U.S. waivers

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UAE firm says it bought 3 tons of Venezuela gold
February 2nd, 2019  5:11 AM

An investment firm in Abu Dhabi says it has bought some 3 tons of gold from Venezuela amid that country's political turmoil

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Saudi prince's anti-corruption sweep ends with $106B netted
January 30th, 2019  3:35 PM

Saudi Arabia's unprecedented anti-corruption sweep that saw top princes, businessmen, military officers and officials detained at the Ritz-Carlton has concluded after netting the government around $106.6 billion

Saudi prince's anti-corruption sweep ends with $106B netted
Amnesty urges travel sites to ban Israel settlement listings
January 30th, 2019  2:30 AM

Amnesty International is urging online travel sites to ban listings from Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank

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Intel prepping 'business plan' for Israel investment
January 29th, 2019  12:02 PM

Intel Corp. says it is preparing a new investment in the company's main Israeli manufacturing site

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Emirati banks say their merger brings total assets of $114B
January 29th, 2019  6:45 AM

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Union National Bank and Al Hilal Bank will merge into a single institution with assets of $114B

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Saudi Arabia showcases $53B in deals at conference
January 28th, 2019  2:38 PM

Saudi Arabia says nearly 40 agreements worth $53 billion were signed at the second major investment conference held in the kingdom since the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi sparked an international outcry

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Dubai keeps rank as world's busiest international airport
January 28th, 2019  5:36 AM

Dubai International Airport says it remains the world's busiest for international travel

Dubai keeps rank as world's busiest international airport
Israeli Cabinet approves medical marijuana exports
January 27th, 2019  11:19 AM

The Israeli Cabinet has approved a law permitting the export of medical marijuana, a move the government expects will catapult investment in local industry and agriculture

Israeli Cabinet approves medical marijuana exports
Foundation of rig for Leviathan gas field arrives in Israel
January 27th, 2019  8:47 AM

Israel's Delek Drilling and its U.S. partner, Noble Energy, say the foundation of their rig for the Leviathan gas field has arrived

Foundation of rig for Leviathan gas field arrives in Israel

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