Iraq and the World Bank signed a $350 million loan agreement on Sunday to fund emergency reconstruction in towns recaptured from Islamic State militants, a deal Baghdad said marked the first international help to rebuild areas devastated by war.
Bahrain's highest court, the Cassation Court, has halted work on rebuilding 11 mosques that were demolished during last year's unrest, ruling that their construction was illegal without a municipal permit.
But Lawyer Abdullah Al Shamlawi r
Five mosques demolished during last year's unrest are being rebuilt, said Bahrain’s Information Affairs Authority (IAA).
"The government started building five mosques mentioned in the (Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry) report," th
Japan's parliament passed a $157 billion extra budget on Monday including the issuance of new bonds to pay for the bulk of rebuilding from the March earthquake.
Policymakers hope the spending will also help sustain the economy's re
Leaders of the Libyan uprising that overthrew Muammar Gaddafi sit down with world powers on Thursday to map out the country's rebuilding, 42 years to the day after the former strongman seized power in a coup.
French President Nicolas S
The reconstruction of Japanese towns and cities devastated by a deadly earthquake and tsunami last month could take a decade, an advisory panel to the government tasked with coming up with a blueprint for rebuilding said on Tuesday.
Kuwait is seeking to exploit its position as gateway to Iraq after the Gulf Arab state stepped up diplomatic ties with Baghdad, opening the way for companies to play a leading role in reconstructing its larger neighbor.
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