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growth rebound, MENA, economy

Growth rebound of 2% reported in MENA

The oil price hike is mostly behind the modest growth rebound which has proven to be beneficial to the local exporters of...

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...
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Syrian markets, an opportunity for Lebanese construction material sector

Lebanese construction material sector is facing 40% reduction in demand for their product. The said sector is going through a struggle, said the exhibitors...
power cuts, iraq, protests,

Frequent power cuts in Iraq lead to deadly protests

Power cuts have made the summer significantly hotter for Iraqis. The stultifying heat of the summer has sent Iraqis scurrying, looking for places to...
Lebanon, cedar forests, climate change,

Lebanon’s cedar forests threatened by climate change

Strolling in the cedar forests of Lebanon’s mountainous slopes is such a relief since it transports you away from the misery of everyday life....
Nucleus Lebanon

The Nucleus to boost Lebanese tech start-ups sector

The UK Lebanon Tech Hub aims to fuel further growth in “Lebanon’s ecosystem”, whereby it has come out with The Nucleus. The Nucleus is “a...

Turkey: 104 ‘plotters’ sentenced to life

A Turkish court handed life sentences to 104 suspects over their involvement in the July 2016 attempted coup, according to state media. The former military...
jacques sarraf lebanon russia

Jacques Sarraf on Lebanon-Russia: “We need to establish strategic relations”

ByTheEast: How old are the bounds between Lebanon and Russia?  Jacques Sarraf: The first contact between Russia and the Lebanese population dates back to the...
phosphate, exports, Greece, EU, economy, Syria,

Phosphate exports, a lifeline for the Syrian Regime

Phosphate imports by Greece from Syria could act as a lifeline to Syria. The country currently faces stringent international sanctions and is unable to...
Iran, Iranian, China, Chinese, cooperation, economic, trade, ties,

Cooperation with Iran will continue: China

Cooperation and relations with Iran will continue, said China’s state news agency Xinhua citing a statement from Chinese State Councilor Wang Yi. The stance is...