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Natural gas becomes priority for Lebanese power sector

Lebanon will make natural gas as the primary source of energy in its power sector, informed Cesar Abi Khalil, the Energy Minister of Lebanon. There are plans of installing “three floating LNG...

Lebanese kabis contains carcinogenic substance

In November 2018, the Consumer Protection Directorate of Lebanon has issued a warning informing about the presence of a “carcinogenic substance” in the "kabis" (Lebanese pickles) prepared with turnip.
Kenya, Rainfalls, Rainwater Harvesting

Kenya needs to improve its rainwater harvesting systems

This year Kenya has witnessed “torrential rainfall”, writes the Theme Leader of Water Management at World Agroforestry Centre, Maibo Malesu. However, at the wake of pouring rain came devastating droughts which hit some “parts of...

Environmental technology gains focus

Environmental technology has received shot in the arm following the signing of a $100 million financing deal between the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with Lebanon's Bank Audi. The development marks the second such investment...
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Guilherme Casarões on Brazil: “Trade relationships with the Middle East are not easy”

ByTheEast: Brazil was a net importer of agricultural products in the 1970s. It now ranks among the world’s five largest agricultural producers and exporters. Can it overtake the others? Guilherme Casarões: Brazil has come a...
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Saudi bankruptcy law lays foundation for Vision 2030

Saudi Arabia’s comprehensive bankruptcy law has gone into effect last month, with economists saying the move will significantly impact long term economic growth in the country. The Kingdom’s first comprehensive bankruptcy law is one...
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Tatiana Weber on Egypt: “Education is the top priority”

ByTheEast: According to a report published by the World Economic Forum, Egypt’s economy ranks 11th in the Middle East. How can you explain this bad ranking? Weber: In the 2017-2018 Global Competitiveness Index published by...

Contraband starving Lebanon of much needed revenue

Contraband is increasingly depriving Syria of much needed revenues. The illicit trade of contraband, which includes tobacco, cigarettes and pharmaceuticals, through Syria’s porous borders with Lebanon, is set to costs the Lebanese treasury tens...
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Economic crisis looms over Lebanon: Economic experts

Economic crisis looming over Lebanon – such are the news reports coming out from the Western Press. Living in Beirut we already knew it. They are not a alone in this opinion – many...

Resort activities keep endangered turtles out of Al-Mansouri Beach

In Al-Mansouri Beach moon beams have lost their bright glow as the “projector beams” at one end of the sandy stretch pierces the darkness and glares at the marine visitors who come ashore in...