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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...

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...
Yemen, beekeepers, war, Sidr honey,

Beekeepers of Yemen and their famous Sidr honey

Beekeepers in Yemen face twin risks: if they are not struck down from the air by air strikes, they have to carefully navigate the ground as they traverse through the country’s valleys crisscrossing mine...

Lebanese Exports worth $10 billion lost due to Syrian war

Lebanon’s exports have diminished by $10 billion in the last five years due to the Syrian war, said Caretaker Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hassan. Hassan made these comments in an event held in Baalbeck last...
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A farmer in Lebanon moulds into shape cube watermelons

A farmer is growing cube watermelons in Lebanon. George Haddad grows watermelons in Jezzine of Lebanon which come in cubic shapes. In Haddad’s words: “There's a Lebanese saying: you can't carry more than two watermelons...

Response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the Syrian war

As a response to the huge humanitarian crisis created by the Syrian war, Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP), provides an integrated humanitarian framework which includes a stabilization mechanism to tackle challenges faced by the...
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Abu Dhabi deserts to turn into arable land

It is difficult to establish greenery in Abu Dhabi, while commercial agricultural forms have been sought as a coveted measure to keep up with the modern era ever since the 1950s. However, the results...
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Sustainable agriculture shapes Africa & Middle East industry future

In a round of sustainable agriculture, ABB & Heliospectra AB partnership in the Middle East and Africa to bring innovative boost in the industry, whereby exploring solutions for greenhouse sustainability as well as “controlled...
M&A, merger, acquisition, deal,

Bayer secures DoJ approval for Monsanto takeover

In a significant development, the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ), has given its thumbs up to Bayer AG for its $62.5 billion planned acquisition of Monsanto after it agreed to sell assets worth $9...