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Use of Emirates ID hits new heights at DXB

A new service that enables the use of Emirates ID cards to pass through automated immigration gates at Dubai International (DXB) is gaining popularity, with more than 234,000 UAE residents using it during its phased roll out. Comp

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Bahrain plans smart cards for public bus rides

A new drive is underway to promote the use of a smart card on Bahrain’s public buses, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit

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Orange powers e-payment service in Iraq

Orange Business Services has signed an agreement with a Dubai-based technology partner of International Smart Card in Iraq, to provide SIMs that enable connectivity to support ISC’s 6,000 terminals at points of service across Iraq.

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Egypt may delay fuel subsidy smart card

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi asked his government on Saturday to consider postponing a smart card system for subsidised fuel which was due to come into effect in two days, state media said. "The president direct

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Egypt to add cooking oil to smart card system

Egypt plans to add subsidised cooking oil to a new smart card system implemented last year, Supplies Minister Khaled Hanafi said on Monday, a move aimed at saving money and cutting down queues for poor consumers. The government is

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Egypt oil product users sign up for smart card

About 90 percent of Egypt's main commercial users of petroleum products have begun using electronic smart cards for fuel purchases, the company contracted for the project designed to reduce costly energy subsidies said on Monday.

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Libya plans 'smart cards' to cut fuel subsidies

Libya plans to limit the costly subsidies its citizens enjoy when buying motor fuel - much of which is smuggled into Tunisia for resale at higher prices - by introducing a "smart card" system like one newly implemented in neighbouring

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Egypt eyes smart card system for fuel purchase

Egypt is hoping to implement a smart card system at the start of 2014 for fuel purchases by vehicle drivers, Petroleum Minister Sherif Ismail said on Tuesday. The finance ministry said in July it planned to phase in the card syste

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Egypt to issue smart cards to fuel stations

Egypt will begin using smart cards in the next few weeks to distribute gasoline and diesel, Oil Minister Sherif Haddara said, in a step towards meeting IMF terms for a loan. The first smart cards will go to fuel stations and then

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Bahrain set to lead GCC smart card drive

Bahrain is set to be the first Gulf country to allow GCC nationals to complete all official procedures - whether governmental and non-governmental - using only their identity smart cards. Other GCC countries are expected to follow

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