INTERNATIONAL. Concerned about possible Israeli encroachment upon recently discovered offshore natural gas fields, Lebanon's Parliament has passed draft legislation demarcating its maritime borders with Israel. The 18-article law was drafted in the Parliament’s Public Works, Transport, Energy and Water Committee, headed by MP Mohammad Qabbani, The Daily Star reported. At issue are two massive offshore natural gas fields, Tamar and Leviathan, off Israel's northern city of Haifa, where initial prospecting estimates have concluded that the pair of sites between them could hold as much
Posted: January 14, 2014
UAE. Lebanese soprano and international legend to close inaugural classical music festival at Dubai World Trade Centre on February 8, 2014.
Posted: January 4, 2014
LEBANON. Politically paralysed by deep divisions exacerbated by the war in neighbouring Syria, Lebanon is likely to see a continuing cycle of political violence, analysts say.
Posted: January 2, 2014
LEBANON. Lebanese troops have arrested the leader of the Al-Qaeda-linked group that claimed a double suicide bombing at the Iranian embassy in Beirut in November.
Posted: December 29, 2013
LEBANON. The kingdom decided to provide generous assistance to the Lebanese army to strengthen its capabilities, Lebanese President Michel Sleiman announced.
Posted: December 27, 2013
LEBANON. Former Lebanese minister Mohammed Shattah was killed in an explosion that targeted his convoy in Beirut on Friday, security sources said.
Posted: December 18, 2013
LEBANON. S&P affirmed its credit rating on Lebanon-based Bank Audi -Audi Saradar Group, Blom Bank, and BankMed; The outlooks on the three banks remain negative.
Posted: December 9, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. "Gaining new footholds in the Middle Eastern markets is an important step and will enable us to further expand our footprint in this key growth region."
Posted: December 4, 2013
LEBANON. Hassan al-Laqqis, a Hezbollah commander who fought in Syria's civil war, was shot dead from close range by a silenced gun outside his home in Lebanon on Wednesday.
Posted: December 4, 2013
LEBANON. "Continued domestic political volatility, repeated security breaches, a wave of kidnappings, direct and indirect spillovers from the Syrian conflict, institutional paralysis, and a persistently uncertain outlook were the main factors that affected the confidence of Lebanese consumers."
Posted: December 3, 2013
UAE. Respondents in the MENA region want better work/life balance and more challenging work to be more engaged and less distracted, according to new Bayt.com survey.
Posted: November 30, 2013
LEBANON. The Chairman of the Menacom Group received the distinction in recognition of his accomplishments in leveraging the image of Lebanon in the diaspora.
Posted: November 26, 2013
UAE. New Global Talent Competitiveness Index ranks over 100 leading economies on their ability to attract and retain talent; UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon ranked in top 50; Switzerland and Singapore top global rankings.
Posted: November 22, 2013
LEBANON. Arab Creativity Award designed to honor the Arabic innovators and spreading innovation in Arab community; FIKR offers an Arabic platform to find effective solutions towards achieving region's overall development.
Posted: November 19, 2013
LEBANON. Two explosions, at least one caused by a suicide bomber, rocked Iran's embassy in Lebanon hurling bodies, cars and debris across the street.
Posted: November 9, 2013
LEBANON. The Fund also outperformed Barclays Global Aggregate Credit Total Return Index, which was up only 0.4% during that same period.
date:Posted: March 4, 2014
UAE. Healthcare delivery the Middle East dominated by public sector; Growing and aging population coupled with increasing total healthcare expenditures per capita boosting industry growth.