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A picture shows the headquarters of UAE's state oil company ADNOC in Dubai on July 27, 2022.

International business development is next challenge for UAE's ADNOC

FAIRFORD, ENGLAND - JULY 15: A Dassault Rafale performs at RAF Fairford during the Royal Military Air Tattoo on July 15, 2023 in Fairford, England. Up to 150,000 people are expected to attend The Royal International Air Tattoo this weekend. It is the world's largest military air show, held annually in July, in support of The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

France challenges US defense industry in Middle East as Rafale fighter jet sales outshine F-35

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi (L) and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (R) shake hands during his state visit to Uganda at the State House in Entebbe, Uganda, on July 12, 2023. (Photo by BADRU KATUMBA / AFP) (Photo by BADRU KATUMBA/AFP via Getty Images)

In turnaround, Iran eyes economic opportunity in African ties

A picture taken on July 21, 2021, shows a center-pivot irrigation system spraying water in agricultural fields near the border with Jordan (background), south of the Sea of Galilee, or Lake Tiberias, one of the main water sources in Israel. As scientific warnings of dire climate change-induced drought grow, many in Israel and Jordan cast worried eyes at the river running between them and the critical but limited resources they share. (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP) (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty Ima

Israel’s efforts at water diplomacy make slow progress 

Tunisian employees of travel agencies and the tourism sector demonstrate in front of the Tourism Ministry on October 20, 2020 in Tunis to call for state subsidies in consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic crisis. - Tunisia, which was already battling high unemployment before the start of the pandemic, has seen a record shrinking of its economy. The key tourist industry has all but collapsed, with tourism income plunging 60 percent and swathes of hotels likely to close permanently, officials said last month. (

Tunisia gains economic breathing room with boost from Saudi Arabia, but budget problems linger  

Guests attend the Global AI 2020 (Artificial Intelligence) Summit in the Saudi capital Riyadh on October 21, 2020

Middle East startups navigate funding crunch as global venture slump deepens

Hind Omar, an Egyptian woman metro train driver, poses through the entrance of a life-size train simulator at Adly Mansour station in the capital Cairo's northeastern neighbourhood of Heliopolis on May 31, 2022. - As it prepares to expand to serve a population now exceeding 20 million, the Cairo metro has recruited Egypt's first female train drivers, a novelty in a country where few women have formal jobs. Since April, commuters on the network's newest line have seen women take the controls in the driver's

Egypt’s bid to develop rail sector put to test by dire economic headwinds

Israeli Tech

Israeli tech at risk of not joining global industry recovery

A woman takes a photo of the LEGO-made Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque miniature at Dubai's LEGOLAND theme park, on March 7, 2022. - Over 60 million LEGO bricks are in MINILAND, where LEGOLAND Dubai has recreated scenes and famous landmarks from the UAE and Middle East region, including Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP) (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images)

Gulf’s non-oil growth offers new investment opportunities

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