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Social media 'a crucial link' for parliamentarians

Parliamentarians from across the Arab world have been urged to engage more with their electorate through the use of social media. The call came from the opening session of the Third Annual Arab Parliaments' Association of Gene

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Coffee exports from Brazil to Arab countries up 7pc

Coffee exports from Brazil to Arab countries hit 820,000, 60-kg bags of coffee during the seven months ending in July, up seven per cent as compared to the same period last year, according to a report. The latest Brazilian Coffee

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Arab nations back US to expand anti-jihad operations

Arab nations have rallied behind US President Barack Obama's call to expand operations against jihadists in Iraq and Syria. Bahrain and nine other Arab countries agreed, in a joint communique, to do more to stop the flow of fu

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Bahrain at ‘forefront of liberalisation’ of telecom sector

Bahrain has been at the forefront of liberalisation of the telecommunications sector among the Arab countries, according to a recent report. The World Bank report, entitled ‘Broadband Networks in the Middle East and North Af

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Arab Idol Season 3 set to premiere on Sept 5

Arab Idol Season 3 is set to begin on September 5, with an improved winning formula and a new face on the judging panel. The popular Arab takent-spotting show will start with a bang as thousands of contestants churn out their best

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10pc of Arab CEOs use private jets for leisure travel

Nearly 10 per cent of chief executive officers (CEOs) in the Arab world use private jets for leisure travel, compared to 30 per cent in the US, according to Private Jet Charter, a leading independent private jet charter consultant.

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4 Arab films to be screened at Toronto fest

Four Arab films are set to be screened at a film festival to be held in Toronto next month, said a report. The films, which will be screened at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to run from September 4 to 14, hav

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Arab Contractors in $180m Algerian industrial zone deal

The Arab Contractors, a leading construction firm in Egypt, is implementing three major industrial zones worth $180 million in Algeria, said a report. The cost includes utilities alongside other infrastructure works for the three

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Arab Film and TV Awards signs deal with AFF

The Arab Film and TV Awards has signed a collaborating partnership with the Arab Film Festival (AFF) based in San Francisco. The AFF is the largest independent annual showcase of Arab films and filmmakers, which shows films in fiv

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North Africa may ‘surpass Gulf economic growth’

North African economies are likely to overtake the economic growth in the Gulf, despite challenges such as large current account and fiscal deficits, three years after the Arab Spring uprisings, said a report. A gradual return to

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