Emirates throws Airbus lifeline with $16 billion A380 order

Emirates is already the world's biggest customer for the A380 with 101 in its fleet and 41 more firm orders previously placed.

OPEC says oil market heading towards 'smooth rebalancing'

Morocco dirham stable after flexible FX system introduction

European judicial opinion could deal fresh blow to Brussels-Rabat ties

Saudi Binladin Group denies government takeover

Oman inks oil, gas deal with Lebanese company

ECJ court adviser says EU-Morocco fish deal invalid

Protests in Tunisia over austerity

Saudi boosts benefits as first ever taxes bite

Libya oil revenues more than triple despite instability

Saudi Arabia converts Aramco into joint-stock company

Qatar allows full ownership for foreign investors

Qatarís two state-owned firms merge

Turkey inflation still stubbornly high in December

Finance minister says banks 'reticent' to work with Sudan

Saudi, UAE introduce VAT

Will Iraqís 'new war' on corruption be won?

Young Moroccans risk their lives in 'mines of death'

Iraq invites bids to build new Kirkuk export pipeline

Egypt struggles to stem 'catastrophic' population boom

Saudi to slash oil dependence to less than half of budget

Saudi Arabia announces record spending to stimulate growth

Eastern Libyan parliament approves new central bank governor

Lebanon's central bank governor says crisis boosted confidence

Egyptís rising bank deposits offer little help to investment climate

Somalia's budget meets IMF terms

Turkey lira pressured after modest rate hike surprises markets

Gulf states follow US interest rate rise

Saudi King says determined to confront corruption

Turkey economy grows 11.1% in third quarter

$300-billion Saudi state sell-off moves at snail's pace

UAE hopeful of OPEC deal on extending production cap

OPEC set for tougher than expected policy talks

Egypt economy likely to remain unshaken by Sinai attack

Israel court injunction halt Uber services

Iraq opens bids for oil, gas blocks in new areas

Israeli pharmaceutical giant set for major layoffs

Morocco bans bitcoin transactions

Abu Dhabi extends concession at major oilfield

Kuwait banks told to examine Saudi accounts after arrests


Egypt's wheat supply bears the brunt of angry inspectors

Traders say ban on expenses-paid foreign trips has backfired as inspectors are now rejecting cargoes at Egyptian ports on arbitrary, unpredictable grounds.

New markets opening for Saudi women drivers

Carmakers, ride-sharing apps, driving schools are targeting Saudi women drivers as new market emerges after kingdom lifted ban on them last month.

Saudi Arabia seeks to boost Islamic tourism

Tourism expansion hinges on religious pilgrims in oil-rich kingdom but some pilgrims say costs are prohibitive.

Foreign food chains hoping for taste of Iran market

Couple of European food franchises are braving risks for bite of Iranís profitable catering industry.

Lebanonís grocery business booming thanks to refugees

UN refugee cash card scheme has delivered windfall to cash-strapped Lebanese shop owners.

OPEC seeks output cuts from non-members

Talks, taking place at oil cartel's headquarters in Vienna, aim to nail down details on accord reached late last month.

Palestinian start-ups defy unique challenges

Online start-ups avoid many of frustrations for other companies run from Israel-occupied Palestinian territory.

Will more relaxed rules attract tourists to Iran resort island?

Even though Islamic rules are less strict on Kish, they are still in force -- creating major obstacle for investors.

Rabatís cable-stayed bridge to have big effect on Morocco

Mohammed VI Bridge, which connects Rabat with Sale, will be illuminated at night with lighting system able to display 16 million colours.

Open-ended strike of Kuwait oil workers slashes output

Oil workers union chief Saif al-Qahtani says production is partially halted without clarifying which sites had been affected.

Iraq PM calls for legal measures over oil bribery scandal

Abadi instructs anti-corruption commission to take legal action, calls for judiciary to pursue prosecutions connected to scandal.