Qatar predicts 7% growth in 2015

Qatar National Bank says Gulf emirate is well-positioned to withstand temporary decline in oil prices due to its strong macroeconomic fundamentals.

Oil market gains limited ground

Oil market recoils after bumper gains

Turkey explores for oil in Iraqi Kurdistan

Police, anti-shale gas protesters clash in Algeria

Qatar takes full ownership of Porta Nuova

Algeria police prevent anti-shale gas protest

Turkey central bank bows to Erdogan pressure on rates

Russia offers Iran missiles despite sanctions

UAEs Du posts 6% profit rise in 2014

Qatar Airways denies staff sacked when married

Cyprus signs gas export pipeline deal with Egypt

Kuwait: oil prices have improved faster than expected

Kuwait MPs approve $116 billion development plan

S&P lowers Saudi outlook on oil price slide

Oil prices extend gains after drop in US output

Libya risks bankruptcy amid deteriorating security situation

Oil prices extend losses as market remains oversupplied

Turkey seizes bank linked to Erdogan arch foe Fethullah Gulen

Huge investments in energy projects in MENA to 2019

Oil prices rise sharply on hopes of higher energy demand

Turkey central bank rejects unscheduled rate cut

Qatar Airways acquires 10% stake in IAG

Libyan airline suspends flights

Iraq, Shell sign $11-billion petrochemical deal

Turkish Central Bank forecasts lowest inflation in 45 years

Dubai takes over from Heathrow as world's busiest international airport

Oil prices hold near six-year lows amid lingering concerns

Saudi Aramco chief says oil price 'too low' for everybody

Baghdad flights suspended after arms fire hits flydubai jet

Kuwait projects $24-billion deficit in new fiscal year

New Saudi leadership aims to diversify oil-dependent economy

Tunisia tourist industry still struggling to recover

Syria opposition government receives US financial aid

IMF warns oil plunge will cost GCC dear

Kuwait to spend $100 billion on oil sector modernisation

Oman slams OPECs bad politics

Iraqs Mahdi says oil prices unlikely to fall further

Downbeat feeling overshadows Davos meeting

Turkey Central Bank cuts rate for first time in six months


Saudi business initiative sowing its seeds

Business incubation programme Badir brews business success in Saudi Arabia as part of efforts to diversify economy.

Most secure way to hold savings in Turkey: In gold they trust

Gold is hugely prized in Turkey not just for ornamentation or investment by banks but as secure way for private individuals to hold their savings.

Land of true Arabian culture hopes to boost selective tourism

From desert camping to luxury hotels, Oman is hoping to carve out a place on global tourist track.

Syria economy back to 1980s size

Economists say Syrias 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 worlds 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 dont have enough money to complete important infrastructure projects despite citys 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.