Palestinian Territories

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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: August 21, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The armed wing of Hamas warned foreign airlines against flying into Tel Aviv, threatening to step up its six-week conflict with Israel and declaring truce talks in Cairo over.
Posted: August 20, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The armed wing of Hamas, engaged in a six-week war with Israel, said on its website it had fired two rockets at Noa, a gas well owned by Nobel Energy and Delek.
Posted: August 19, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. An Israeli official said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "ordered the IDF to attack terror targets in Gaza" in response to the rocket fire.
Posted: August 19, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The chief Palestinian delegate to truce talks with Israel warned that Gaza violence could erupt anew unless progress is made toward a lasting deal.
Posted: August 14, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. A renewed truce between Israel and Hamas appeared to be holding, after both sides agreed to give Egyptian-brokered talks more time to try to end the Gaza war.
Posted: August 11, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. There were no immediate reports of breaches of the ceasefire although Hamas claimed it fired rockets as far as the Tel Aviv area, just minutes before the new truce took hold.
Posted: August 8, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Israel launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets fired after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce.
Posted: August 6, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Fighting killed 1,875 Palestinians and 67 Israelis; Officials on both sides confirmed sending small teams to Cairo, but they bring conflicting demands and face an uphill diplomatic battle.
Posted: August 5, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Israel and Hamas-led Palestinians entered a 72-hour truce mediated by Egypt with a view to encouraging negotiations on a more enduring end to the month-old Gaza war.
Posted: August 4, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. A brief Israeli truce to allow aid to reach Palestinians ended amid accusations of strikes by both sides, while Jerusalem was rocked by two attacks.
Posted: August 4, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Israel said it would unilaterally hold fire to facilitate the entry of humanitarian aid and allow some of the hundreds of thousands of displaced Palestinians to go home.
Posted: August 3, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. An Israeli air strike killed at least 10 people and wounded about 30 others on Sunday in a U.N.-run school in the southern Gaza Strip, witnesses and medics said.
Posted: August 2, 2014
EGYPT. A Palestinian delegation is expected in Cairo on Saturday to discuss a truce, a day after a temporary ceasefire collapsed with Israel and Hamas blaming each other.
Posted: August 1, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The Israeli army said Friday a fragile three-day ceasefire between Israel and Gaza militants was over just hours after it started, blaming it on the capture of a soldier.
Posted: August 1, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The Israelis and Palestinians have been trapped for decades between delusions and denial and both have resorted to ideological and religious dogmas that dismiss with conviction any factual evidence to the contrary.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: October 29, 2014
UAE. Total wealth in the GCC stood at US$ 1.7 tillion in 2014, up 4.75% from 2013; Total wealth in Saudi Arabia and UAE grew by 5%; Global household wealth up 8.3% to US$263 trillion, driven by the US and Europe, according to Credit Suisse Research Institute.
date:Posted: October 29, 2014
UAE. Significant increase in inflows of private capital into UAE in 2014; UAE seen as hub between Africa and Asia; Political stability remains a major factor driving flows; UAE clear winner in the region, as other GCC countries see net outflows of private capital.
date:Posted: October 28, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. Foreign policy is what a president wishes would happen; foreign affairs are what actually happen; the problem that Obama has, which has crippled his foreign policy, is that his principles have not been defined with enough rigor to provide definitive guidance in a crisis.
UAE. Total wealth in the GCC stood at US$ 1.7 tillion in 2014, up 4.75% from 2013; Total wealth in Saudi Arabia and UAE grew by 5%; Global household wealth up 8.3% to US$263 trillion, driven by the US and Europe, according to Credit Suisse Research Institute.
INTERNATIONAL. Bitcoin has followed a volatile path to growing acceptance since its creation in 2009; In this interview finance expert Arturo Bris analyses the risks associated with bitcoin.
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