Iran nuclear deal to boost economy in Middle East

Regional growth is seen slowing to 2.3 percent this year from 2.6 percent in 2014, before rebounding to 3.8 percent in 2016.

Halal economy set to grow worldwide

UAE to invest $35 billion in clean energy by 2021

S&P: Gulf banks' net earnings set to slide

Gulf stocks dive in Q3 on oil slump, China jitters

Morocco government blocks opening of first Ikea

Qatar plans to invest $35 billion in US over next 5 years

Kuwait says no plan for oil summit to support prices

Worlds top insulin maker to build facility in Iran

France inaugurates business development office in Iran

Iran plans to buy passenger planes under finance deals

Saudi Aramco confirms Nasser as new president

Kuwait revenues nosedive on oil price slide

Tunisia unveils outlines of five-year plan to cut joblessness

Oil prices climb despite weak demand outlook

French group to open two hotels in Iran

OPEC scales back 2016 forecast for global oil demand

Cheap oil prices to end up squeezing US shale

Qatar says Venezuelan oil summit proposal under consideration

Qatar economy to power ahead despite oil slump: bank

UAE telecoms giant decides to open shares to foreigners

Falling oil prices force Saudi Arabia to cut spending

Oil prices fall after huge rally

Eni discovers supergiant gas field inside Egypt territorial waters

Kuwait summons Iran envoy over disputed gas field

Gulf stocks rise after panic sell-off over oil prices

US crude oil tumbles to lowest level since 2009 in opening trade

Like others in Europe, Ukraine wants to improve ties with Iran

Fire forces Kuwait's third-largest refinery shutdown

Emirates launch longest flight to Panama

OPEC raises oil demand forecast despite bearish markets

Fitch grades Iraq B-

Egypt leader to inaugurate 'new Suez Canal'

South Sudan symbol of freedom in jeopardy

Djibouti launches airline, backed by Iron Maidan lead singer

British oil company investigated for Somalia corruption

Iran needs 80 to 90 planes a year to renovate ageing fleet

Cash-strapped Tunisia's Syphax airline grounds flights

Syrian Kurds refine oil for themselves for first time

Thomas Cook warns Tunisia attacks affect annual results


Asian, Saudi owners dust off Madrid Ritz

New owners from Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia now plan to revive glory of Madrid's Ritz hotel by spending 90 million euros on its makeover.

Syria parliament approves deal on Iran line credit

Credit line will be the third that Tehran has extended to Damascus since conflict erupted in March 2011.

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.