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Posted: 24-07-2011
IRAQ. The Ministry of Oil of Iraq has signed an Implementation agreement for the construction under BOO terms of the Refinery of Karbala with RKC (Refinery of Karbala Corporation Ltd.) The new Refinery will have a daily capacity of 200,000 barrels of Crude Oil and will produce high quality, high octane gasoline (regular and premium) as well diesel fuel for the domestic market. “Karbala Refinery will be located 100km south of Baghdad on a 6 square kilometer plot of land, and will be the most advanced state of the art refinery with almost full conversion rate and with an estimated cost of
Posted: October 3, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The region is in the midst of some of the deadliest conflicts and worst humanitarian emergencies ever, with terrorist groups such as the ISIL and Al-Qaida affiliates "elevating the horror and complicating the search for solutions."
Posted: October 3, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Countering IS should not just focus on neutralising violent jihadism but also addressing its root causes and translating that notion into policy.
Posted: October 1, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. New research uncovers surprising reasons some Jordanians join extremist groups in Syria and Iraq.
Posted: September 29, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. “Humanitarian aid was originally supposed to be a temporary measure - a first aid box. But today, we find we are giving first aid for years, while the underlying causes of the crisis go untreated."
Posted: September 8, 2015
IRAQ. 'communities247' is a private online communities platform by DigitalMR that allows companies anywhere in the world, including Iraq, to recruit consumers for the purposes of market insights, co-creation, activation, and customer advocacy.
Posted: September 4, 2015
IRAQ. Iraq benefits from massive oil reserves and exports; Projected large increases in production will support economic growth and help alleviate fiscal and external pressures.
Posted: August 30, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Lebanon's protest slogan, 'You Stink,' refers to much more than the piling up of garbage on the streets of Beirut and the lack of an efficient waste management system.
Posted: August 28, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The Turkish Football Federation in a demonstration of the inseparable ties between sports and politics, has effectively declared its support for renewed Turkish-Kurdish hostilities.
Posted: August 16, 2015
IRAQ. MoneyGram customers will now be able to send and receive funds at Al Noor locations in Baghdad, Basrah and Najaf.
Posted: August 13, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Monthly output up 120,000 b/d from June; Saudi Arabia supply climbed 100,000 b/d to 10.45 million; Angola, UAE and Iran increased by 50,000, 30,000 and 20,000 b/d.
Posted: August 6, 2015
IRAQ. Gulftainer's Umm Qasr Logistics Centre in Basra safely stores specialist cargo.
Posted: July 13, 2015
IRAQ. Iraqi troops and Shi'ite Muslim militia forces attacked Islamic State fighters on several fronts in the country's largest province.
Posted: June 17, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. 2015 Global Peace Index Reveals an Increasingly Divided World; The Middle East is spiralling into deepening violence; Peacefulness in Europe reaches an historic high.
Posted: June 16, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Output climbed above 31 million b/d, highest since late 2012; Saudi Arabia led the upward charge with a 150,000 b/d-increase to 10.25 million b/ .
Posted: June 9, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Secularism in the Muslim world appears to be in terminal retreat. The two levels of struggle within that world are, at the top, Sunni versus Shiite, and at the base, complex and interacting factions.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: February 11, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. "Although we anticipate some strain on Gulf banks' funding and liquidity this year, good asset quality and strong capitalization remain positive factors."
date:Posted: February 10, 2016
UAE. Low oil prices will constrain the amount of funding available to Gulf sovereigns and banks to support the region's substantial infrastructure bill in coming years; S&P projects a gap as large as $270 billion through 2019 between capital spending for projects and project contracts awarded.
date:Posted: February 10, 2016
UAE. Across the Middle East, educational institutions and providers face a myriad of challenges and opportunities; "Educational organizations are increasingly being asked to demonstrate their wider impact and contribution to goals around employability, social mobility and inclusion."
INTERNATIONAL. "It's going to come to a point where there is just going to be no real economical benefit to any kind of production staying at any kind of level in those countries. And once they come off, that's going to obviously support oil prices."
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