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Dual nationality for Saudis: Shoura Council study needed

Abdullah Bajubair Al-Eqtisadiyah newspaper   There is a pressing issue before most of the Saudi citizens now: Why do we not enable Saudis born in the US and are American citizens by birth to keep both their American and Saudi nationalities at...
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The top 10 worst foods to eat

The top 10 worst foods to eat | Middle East Business News | Scoop.it
True, we are surrounded by junk foods, packed with sugar, fat and salt and generally processed to the extreme — but which ones are the real worst foods to eat, the foods that you really should avoid?
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Microsoft Moves To Create Jobs For 300 Million Youths

Microsoft Moves To Create Jobs For 300 Million Youths | Middle East Business News | Scoop.it
VENTURES AFRICA – Software giant Microsoft Corp.,  has announced the launch of YouthSpark – a global initiative that aims to create opportunities for 300 million youth in more than 100 countries during the next three years which will effect a...
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Global gold demand falls in 2012: WGC report

Global gold demand falls in 2012: WGC report | Middle East Business News | Scoop.it
Global demand for gold fell last year in its first tumble since 2009 as demand in leading market India slid, narrowing the gap with second-biggest buyer China, the World Gold Council said Thursday.
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Apple’s payout announcements make for a great strategy

Apple’s payout announcements make for a great strategy | Middle East Business News | Scoop.it
It keeps dream of App Store riches alive for app developers but how do rivals compete?
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Beirut no longer the "Paris of the Middle East”

Beirut no longer the "Paris of the Middle East” | Middle East Business News | Scoop.it
In a recent ranking on the quality of living, Lebanon’s capital Beirut, formerly known as the “Paris of the Middle East,” ranked 171st worldwide and 16th in the MENA region.
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Microsoft Launches Low-cost Broadband Initiative In Kenya

Microsoft Launches Low-cost Broadband Initiative In Kenya | Middle East Business News | Scoop.it
VENTURES AFRICA – Microsoft Corp., in collaboration with the Government of Kenya’s Ministry of Information and Communications and Indigo Telecom Ltd., today announced the launch of a pilot project delivering low-cost wireless broadband access to...
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UAE home internet connectivity outranks US and UK, Gallup poll finds

UAE home internet connectivity outranks US and UK, Gallup poll finds | Middle East Business News | Scoop.it
UAE home internet connectivity outranks US and UK, Gallup poll finds
The National
The parent's point was this week backed by a Gallup survey that showed the UAE now outranks the US and the UK in the percentage of homes connected to the internet.
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Oman ranks 45th in economic freedom - Muscat Daily

Oman ranks 45th in economic freedom - Muscat Daily | Middle East Business News | Scoop.it
Oman ranks 45th in economic freedom Muscat Daily “Oman's score is slightly higher than last year, with significant declines in trade freedom, freedom from corruption and labour freedom mitigated by a major improvement in the control of government...
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Dubai to go for gold and 'boost the UAE's economy'

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An overwhelming majority of residents in the region support the idea of Dubai hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics, according to a study.  In December 2012, a top official of the UAE’s National Olympic Committee confirmed Dubai will bid for the 2024 Summer...
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Marriott in Dubai world's tallest hotel - The Province

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Marriott in Dubai world's tallest hotel
The Province
Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, which has been officially recognized by the Guinness World Records as the tallest in the world is only 26 metres short of the Empire State Building in New York.
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Oman sets up a national company to manage railway plan - AME Info

Oman sets up a national company to manage railway plan - AME Info | Middle East Business News | Scoop.it
Omani transport minister, Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Futaisi has announced setting up a national railway company to develop a national railway network in the sultanate, Times of Oman has reported. The...
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Toyota Launches $4.9m Assembly Plant In Kenya

Toyota Launches $4.9m Assembly Plant In Kenya | Middle East Business News | Scoop.it
VENTURES AFRICA – Japan’s largest automaker Toyota, Tuesday launched a Sh500 million ($4.9 million) truck and bus assembly plant and showroom in Kenya in a move to steal market dominance from competitor, Ford.
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Singaporeans protest over population plan

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Thousands in tightly controlled city-state stage rare mass rally against proposal to increase population by 30 percent.
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GM earnings jump 89 percent in fourth quarter

GM earnings jump 89 percent in fourth quarter | Middle East Business News | Scoop.it
General Motors' fourth quarter earnings jumped 89 percent but were held back by $700 million in losses on its European operations, the company said Thursday.
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US judge approves $400 mln fine for Transocean

US judge approves $400 mln fine for Transocean | Middle East Business News | Scoop.it
A US judge approved Thursday a $400 million settlement in criminal penalties against the rig operator involved in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the worst environmental disaster in American history.
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Honeywell Group Partners GE To Boost Power Generation

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VENTURES AFRICA – Mr. Chris Bale, a top official of leading Nigerian conglomerate Honeywell Group, disclosed the group signed a Memorandum-of-Understanding (MoU) with General Electric (GE) for the construction of a power generation facility.
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Apple hints at solar-powered iPhone

New York, Rabi'I 25, 1434, Feb 6, 2013, SPA -- Apple has filed for a patent for a combined touch screen/solar panel that could be used to allow solar charging of its iPhones and iPods, UPI quoted U.S.
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Two UAE companies named among world’s fastest growing retailers

Emke and Landmark make it to global power retailer list
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UAE stun Iraq in extra-time to lift Gulf Cup

UAE stun Iraq in extra-time to lift Gulf Cup | Middle East Business News | Scoop.it
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UAE stun Iraq in extra-time to lift Gulf Cup
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Ali Salem (R) of UAE head the ball in front of Iraq's goalkeeper during the 21st Gulf Cup's final between United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Iraq on January 18, 2013 in Manama.
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The Levant winter storm: Lebanon approves $2 million emergency funding

The Levant winter storm: Lebanon approves $2 million emergency funding | Middle East Business News | Scoop.it
As Lebanon braced for another day of extreme weather, Public Works and Transport Minister Ghazi Aridi went on the offensive Wednesday following accusations that preventable infrastructure failures led to severe flooding.
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Egypt to ink IMF deal before elections

Egypt to ink IMF deal before elections | Middle East Business News | Scoop.it
Egypt will sign a long-awaited financing deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) before upcoming parliamentary elections, the planning minister has told Al Arabiya, hinting that elements of the government’s economic program such as a...
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Dubai kicks off lavish annual shopping festival

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CNN International
Dubai kicks off lavish annual shopping festival
CNN International
Shopping takes place on a different scale in Dubai, home of the world's largest shopping mall. (Or two.) Even the discounts, when they happen, are massive.
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UAE's anti-corruption measures praised

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UAE's anti-corruption measures praised
The National
In this year's Corruption Perceptions Index, by Berlin-based Transparency International, the UAE ranked as the world's 27th cleanest country, tied with Qatar, scoring 68 out of 100.
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