Palestinian Territories

FEATURED REPORT...
Posted: 13-12-2005
INTERNATIONAL. A private sector working group, consisting of representatives from the Palestinian and Israeli business community, met yesterday in London to finalise a Joint Declaration and Action Plan for revival of the Palestinian economy. The Declaration identifies priority areas, such as movement of people and goods, protection of the activities of investors, good governance, transparency and accountability. The private sector will be the driving force for economic growth and development. The Declaration will be presented at the Conference on 'Promoting Economic Growth in the We
Posted: July 25, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional proxies to nail down a Gaza ceasefire as the civilian death toll soared, threatening to spread Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed to the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.
Posted: July 23, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The UN Human Rights Council launched a probe into Israel's Gaza offensive, backing efforts by the Palestinians to hold the Jewish state up to international scrutiny.
Posted: July 23, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Israeli forces pounded multiple sites across the Gaza Strip, including the enclave's sole power plant, and said it was meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists.
Posted: July 21, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Separately, the Israeli army said it had killed "more than 10 militants" who had infiltrated southern Israel through two cross-border tunnels.
Posted: July 18, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Israel intensified its land offensive in Gaza with artillery, tanks and gunboats and warned it could "significantly widen" the operation.
Posted: July 17, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. A five-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas came into force, hours after the Israeli military said it fought Palestinian gunmen who infiltrated from Gaza.
Posted: July 15, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. "Israeli forces are attacking again," a military spokeswoman said, six hours after Israel unilaterally entered an Egyptian-proposed truce that was never accepted by Hamas.
Posted: July 15, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Hamas's armed wing vowed its attacks would "increase in ferocity and intensity" but Palestinian rocket salvoes waned ahead of the mooted start of mutual de-escalation at 0600 GMT.
Posted: July 15, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. At this moment, we know for certain that Israel has amassed a force sufficient to initiate ground operations but has not done so. Hamas has not fired a saturation attack, assuming it could, but has forced Israel to assume that such an attack is possible.
Posted: July 11, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Gaza death toll climbs to 100; As the conflict between Israel and Hamas escalated on its fourth day, diplomatic efforts to end the hostilities gathered pace.
Posted: July 10, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Across the Gaza Strip, smoke and rubble marked the aftermath of Israeli attacks in the most serious hostilities between Palestinian militants and Israel in two years.
Posted: July 9, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. At least two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip at Tel Aviv on Wednesday were shot down mid-air by Israel's Iron Dome defense system
Posted: July 8, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The Israeli military said it targeted about 50 sites in aerial and naval assaults. Palestinian officials said more than 30 of them were bombed in little more than an hour before dawn.
Posted: June 2, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Abbas said the new government would abide by commitments made by previous administrations and by agreements ratified by the PLO, a reference to interim accords with Israel.
Posted: May 10, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The failure of the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians and the causes behind it were absolutely predictable because the negotiations were based, from the very beginning, on a flawed process.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: July 25, 2014
UAE. Royal Decree amending some of the provisions of the Oman Agencies Law comes into force; Marks a significant departure from the regime under the old law.
date:Posted: July 24, 2014
UAE. There is evidence of a more litigious approach developing in the area of medical malpractice. Damages awards which have historically been low, are now on an upwards trend.
date:Posted: July 24, 2014
UAE. Report data shows that 64% of TV viewers in Saudi Arabia and 50% in the UAE are engaged in other digital activities simultaneously, higher than the global average.
INTERNATIONAL. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional proxies to nail down a Gaza ceasefire as the civilian death toll soared, threatening to spread Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed to the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.
INTERNATIONAL. The future will be decided in a race between global advances in demand for resources, complex technology and biotech innovation, and growing sovereign debt.
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