Al Qaeda-linked militants, drug smugglers and shadowy criminal networks stand in the way of the Somali federal government's hopes of hiring a foreign firm to manage the lucrative but run-down southern port of Kismayu.
One of only three deep-water ports in Somalia, Kismayu'
Iran's leading oil negotiator says Tehran wants Western oil companies to revive its giant ageing oilfields and develop new oil and gas projects once sanctions are lifted.
Mehdi Hosseini, in charge of revising Iran's oil investment contract, told Reuters that oil companies
Researchers cast doubt on the prevailing wisdom that vitamin D supplements can prevent conditions like cancer, diabetes and heart disease, saying on Friday low vitamin D may be a consequence, not a cause, of ill health.
The findings, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocri
On a dusty parade ground outside Tripoli, young recruits march and bark out slogans for the new Libyan army that Western powers hope can turn the tide on militias threatening to engulf the North African country in anarchy.
Their boots are new and their fatigues pressed, but Libya
Europe's petrochemical industry will face a competitive assault as US rivals emerge with cheap feedstock from the shale gas boom. It can look to the refining industry now for a taste of what is to come.
Refinery closures have cut an estimated 10 per cent of European capacity
Newspaper headlines that the international space station might have been compromised by a computer virus might be sensational and grab much attention, but seem far removed from everyday organsations and businesses most of us work for and with.
But the reality is that while this s
More than two-thirds of the small and medium size businesses (SMBs) in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt have not considered having a website and are missing the economic value of the Web, a report said.
Only 18 per cent of SMBs in the UAE are online, while small businesses in Saud
Indian gold smugglers are adopting the methods of drug couriers to sidestep a government crackdown on imports of the precious metal, stashing gold in imported vehicles and even using mules who swallow nuggets to try to get them past airport security.
Stung by rules imposed this y