Tough times for oil-rich GCC

Analysts say Gulf Cooperation Council countries missed golden opportunity to diversify their economies as vital oil revenues fall.

Tumbling oil prices cut budgets of Mideast arms exporters

Saudi rules out oil output reduction

Saudi to carry on massive public spending

Energy-poor Morocco steps up search for natural gas

Turkish lira sinks to new record low

Key oil producers face uncertain outlook in 2015

Gulf stock markets tumble

Gulf stocks mixed as markets remain volatile

World oil prices rebound from fresh five-year lows

Gulf stocks suffer sharp falls as oil prices plunge to new lows

Saudi to build Africaís tallest building in Morocco

Iran arrests 12 for embezzling more than $4.5 billion

Panic sell-off across Gulf markets as oil prices dive to new lows

Londonís Police HQ sold to UAE

Gulf markets tumble as oil prices hit new lows

Hamad bin Jassim eyes share in Lukoil despite Ďobjectionsí

Qatar to buy Canary Wharf for £2.6 billion

Struggling oil producers feel pain of OPEC decision

New railway links Central Asia to trade routes of Persian Gulf

Orange to merge Mideast, African subsidiaries

Algeria ready to weather fall in oil prices thanks to substantial currency reserves

Baghdad reaches agreement in oil dispute with Arbil

Peugeot in intense talks about returning to Iran

Oil prices tumble to new multi-year lows

Bahrainís Hussein: GCC investors should target Morocco SMEs

Gulf markets dip again after OPEC decision to maintain output quota

Morocco PM to GCC investors: we are one family

Oil prices nosedive in Asia after OPEC refuses to cede ground to US shale

OPEC meets for pivotal decision on oil output

Russia trims oil output

Saudi seeks to Ďknock outí shale oil competitors from oil market

US shale boom could soon face its own day of reckoning

Islamic finance doubles in size with demand forecast soaring to new heights

Egypt opens up to domestic and foreign investors

Paypal teams up with AttijariWafa Bank to boost Morocco exports

Biden: You cannot think free where you cannot challenge orthodoxy

Kuwait Airways agrees to buy 10 Boeing 777-300Ers

Oil edges down as OPEC seen holding output ceiling

Ladies first at Global Entrepreneurship Summit


Syria economy back to 1980s size

Economists say Syriaís economy has been 'set back more than three decades by civil war, may never recover.

With limited capabilities, Iran hopes for rebirth of tourism industry

For Iran, whose currency, Rial, has been severely depressed by rampant inflation, tourism offers foreign exchange windfall.

Morocco maintains regular flights to Ebola-hit nations

Royal Air Maroc is keeping up regular flights to three worst hit countries reflecting kingdom's constant commitment to Africa.

Saudi Arabia could earn $8.5 billion from Mecca pilgrimage

Mecca Chamber of Commerce says revenues from largest gathering of Muslims would increase by 3% from last year.

Al Jazeera America faces trial on fraud charges

Former US vice president files lawsuit claiming owners of Al-Jazeera America took back $65 million placed in escrow for sale of his cable channel.

Malaysia worldís friendliest destination for Muslims

Malaysia tops survey of 'halal holidays' for Muslim travellers followed by UAE, while Japan has shown most improvement.

Corruption is rife! Six years to build a short road in Karbala

Karbala city officials say they donít have enough money to complete important infrastructure projects despite cityís tourism wealth.

Gaza power station rumbles to life for first time in weeks

Power station begins operating hours after receiving delivery of fuel which has been purchased from Israel by Palestinian Authority.

Post-attack security measures deal severe blow to Iraq Kurdistan tourism

Tighter security put in place following attack affects Arab Iraqis coming to Kurdistan from other areas of the country.

Dubai property market booming again

Property sector is bouncing back in Dubai after nosediving during global financial crisis, but stirs fears of new bubble.

AGFUND introduces its experience in fight against poverty at Philippines microcredit summit

Executive Director of Arab Gulf Programme for Development says target segments are increasing as they have actually reached more than one million and three hundred thousand beneficiaries.