Syria pistachio production plunges 50% in 2014

Agriculture Ministry says slump is both the result of the ongoing conflict and frosty conditions last winter.

Tunisia attack set to wipe $500 million off economy

France, Saudi Arabia negotiate projects worth billions

ARCADIS wins design work for new Doha metro system

Qatar construction boom proves a challenge for foreign firms

Algeria oil exports plunge 45% in first five months of 2015

UAE property market set to decline

Qatar gas reserves 'to last 138 years' on current output rates

Jordan pays the price as regional conflicts scare away tourists

Saudi Arabian Airlines orders 50 Airbus passenger planes

Saudi stock market opens to foreigner investors

OPEC sticks to forecast of total oil demand in 2015

Africa leaders sign free trade pact

Africa leaders to ink deal on biggest free trade bloc

Qatar could run first budget deficit in 15 years

IMF official: Algeria must enact 'prudent' economic policies

Africa moves towards common market

Turkey stocks tumble, lira plunges to new record low

OPEC welcomes US shale oil as part of global energy landscape

Qatar markets rebound despite 2022 World Cup concerns

Saudi Arabia say oil market 'comfortable' with small risk

IMF expects Saudi Arabia to post massive budget deficit

Etihad denies it receives unfair subsidies

Libya on verge of economic and financial collapse

Syria revenues shrink under rebel control

New airport in restive eastern Turkey

Fukushima nuclear plant wins Qatar contract

Turkey bank keeps main interest rates unchanged

Oil prices fall as Saudi Arabia keeps pumps running

Oil prices higher on Middle East unrest

Abu Dhabi grants Korean GS Energy onshore oil concession

Kuwait seeks arbitration in oil row with Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait decide to shut second oilfield in neutral zone

Russia to supply Turkey gas December 2016

Kuwait to order Super Hornet jets worth $3 billion

Algeria jails, fines seven foreign firms

Emirates Airline annual profits surge 40%

Iran releases seized Maersk cargo vessel

Iran dreams big amid hopes for nuclear agreement

Riyadh, Paris discuss multi-billion-euro projects


Gazan software firm growing despite Israel blockade

Luzu, co-founder of Unit One, says his company now employs 89 people, mostly women, deals with his clients through Skype.

Qatar signs deal for 24 French Rafale fighter jets

Separate deal will see France train 36 Qatari pilots and around 100 mechanical engineers, as well as intelligence officers.

Closure of last overland route chokes off Lebanon exports

As peak harvest seasons draw closer, exporters and truckers are hoping for speedy solution to problem.

At time of war, cigar business launched in Syria

State-run General Tobacco Company launches locally-made cigar business in Latakia in bid to create desperately needed jobs, boost revenue.

Battle for Libya oil wealth takes on new dimensions

NOC says it will continue to operate from Tripoli, and will remain independent institution that operates outside political disputes.

Long-awaited trial throws spotlight on oil and corruption in Algeria

Charges include influence peddling, inflating contract prices, money laundering and generally skimming off millions of dollars in bribes.

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.