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Saudi Binladin 'starts getting government dues'

The Saudi finance ministry has resumed payments to Saudi Binladin Group (SBG), the kingdom's biggest construction firm, for its work on government projects, the Saudi Okaz newspaper reported on Thursday, citing an adviser to the cha

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France pledges more aid for struggling tourism sector

The French government on Tuesday pledged more aid to help the country's struggling tourism sector cope after a wave of Islamist attacks, bringing to €10 million ($11.2 million) its contribution to a campaign to promote the country abroa

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Saudi Oger faces multi-billion-dollar debt restructuring

The Saudi Arabian government has ended talks aimed at saving construction giant Saudi Oger, which is now facing the prospect of a multi-billion-dollar debt restructuring to stave off collapse, according to sources aware of the matter.

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US government shifts $81 million to Zika vaccine research

The US Department of Health and Human Services has shifted $81 million in funds from other projects to continue work on developing vaccines to fight Zika in the absence of any funding from US lawmakers. In a letter addressed to Na

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US govt closes open skies talks with no action

Talks held by the US authorities with Arabian Gulf carriers over the Open Skies policy have ended without any formal action, it has emerged. Over the past week, the US State Department held talks with Qatar government officials an

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Airfare cuts planned for Saudia

Air fares for Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the kingdom's national carrier, could be reduced under government proposals, said a report. The Transport and Communications Committee at the Shoura Council is to discuss the pros

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Singapore to buy $743m of metro rail assets

The Singapore government said on Friday that it will buy almost S$1 billion ($743.3 million) worth of metro train assets from SMRT so that the country's main rail operator can focus on providing reliable and well-maintained services for comm

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Singapore to buy $743m of metro rail assets

The Singapore government said on Friday that it will buy almost S$1 billion ($743.3 million) worth of metro train assets from SMRT so that the country's main rail operator can focus on providing reliable and well-maintained services for comm

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Iraqi forces take Falluja government building from IS

Iraqi forces recaptured the municipal building in Falluja from Islamic State militants, the military said on Friday, nearly four weeks after the start of a US-backed offensive to retake the city an hour's drive west of Baghdad.

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Jordan king swears in new government

Jordanian King Abdullah swore in a new government led by a business-friendly politician on Wednesday and charged him with preparing for parliamentary elections by September and pushing legislation to spur sluggish growth. Hani Mul

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