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Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council gets more power

UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, has issued the law amending some provisions of the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC), said a report. Under the new law, the

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Online govt transactions top $5.25m in Bahrain

The number of people conducting government transactions online reached 41,000 this year and was worth more than BD2 million ($5.25 million) in value, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please

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Historic climate change deal comes into force

Environmental groups and organisations battling global warming have hailed the coming into force today (November 4) of the Paris Agreement on governmental action to limit climate change.   The Paris Agreement marks the first t

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Iran sees $4bn foreign investment in industries

Iran is expecting foreign direct investment of around $4.1 billion in the 124 industrial projects which have been approved since the 11th government took office in August 2013, said a report. The projects are in the fields of auto

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UAE to set up govt accelerators to meet goals

The UAE will set up the world’s first government accelerators to achieve the the country's National Agenda 2021, it was decided at an extraordinary cabinet meeting yesterday (October 17), state news agency Wam said. The

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Jordan King asks PM to form new government

Jordan's Prime Minister Hani Mulki submitted his resignation to King Abdullah in a customary step after Tuesday's parliamentary elections and has been asked to form a new government, an official source said on Sunday. Mulk

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Saudi Binladin 'starts getting government dues'

The Saudi finance ministry has resumed payments to Saudi Binladin Group (SBG), the kingdom's biggest construction firm, for its work on government projects, the Saudi Okaz newspaper reported on Thursday, citing an adviser to the cha

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France pledges more aid for struggling tourism sector

The French government on Tuesday pledged more aid to help the country's struggling tourism sector cope after a wave of Islamist attacks, bringing to €10 million ($11.2 million) its contribution to a campaign to promote the country abroa

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Saudi Oger faces multi-billion-dollar debt restructuring

The Saudi Arabian government has ended talks aimed at saving construction giant Saudi Oger, which is now facing the prospect of a multi-billion-dollar debt restructuring to stave off collapse, according to sources aware of the matter.

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US government shifts $81 million to Zika vaccine research

The US Department of Health and Human Services has shifted $81 million in funds from other projects to continue work on developing vaccines to fight Zika in the absence of any funding from US lawmakers. In a letter addressed to Na

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