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Posted: 24-07-2011
IRAQ. The Ministry of Oil of Iraq has signed an Implementation agreement for the construction under BOO terms of the Refinery of Karbala with RKC (Refinery of Karbala Corporation Ltd.) The new Refinery will have a daily capacity of 200,000 barrels of Crude Oil and will produce high quality, high octane gasoline (regular and premium) as well diesel fuel for the domestic market. “Karbala Refinery will be located 100km south of Baghdad on a 6 square kilometer plot of land, and will be the most advanced state of the art refinery with almost full conversion rate and with an estimated cost of
Posted: November 11, 2017
UAE. Gulf countries continue to invest in energy projects, as global demand for crude oil grows by 1.5 million barrels per day in 2017, according to OPEC; Hydrocarbon sector represents 30% of the GCC economy and 60% of the total exports value.
Posted: October 14, 2017
IRAQ. 3G and 2G networks to be modernized across Karbala, Najaf and Basra, with a special focus on the holy cities of Karbala and Najaf, to support increasing demand for voice and data traffic.
Posted: July 6, 2017
UAE. The report looks to highlight key areas of consideration both for those businesses who are looking to invest in Iraq for the first time, as well as those who are more experienced in operating in Iraq.
Posted: June 22, 2017
UAE. The new risk tool uses a bespoke seismotectonic source model to give a more accurate assessment of earthquake risk in the UAE and 10 other regional countries.
Posted: April 24, 2017
UAE. Installed generation capacity in the MENA countries analysed will have to rise by almost 150GW, more than 50% on the current available capacity of 290GW, to reach a massive 440GW by 2020.
Posted: February 23, 2017
UAE. Arab Reading Index dispels widespread inaccurate statistics, which placed reading levels in the region much lower than they really are.
Posted: February 23, 2017
UAE. New MEED Insight report shows how lower oil prices have reshaped Middle East investment strategies in oil, gas and petrochemicals projects.
Posted: December 21, 2016
UAE. Musab Alkateeb appointed as CEO of Siemens in Iraq; Thomas Schmidt will become CFO for Siemens' Iraq business; New appointments strengthen Siemens' operations in Iraq.
Posted: December 16, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Although Christians have lived in the Middle East - the birthplace of Christianity - for nearly two thousand years, as a result of years of persecution and discrimination, especially in the past 15 years, they now constitute no more than 3-4% of the region's population, down from 20% a century ago.
Posted: December 2, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. But implementation risks remain, including OPEC's adherence to the agreement and the willingness of other participants, notably Russia, to co-operate fully.
Posted: November 30, 2016
IRAQ. MoU to support the financing of high priority contracts between GE and the Iraqi government, through partnering with TBI as a key stakeholder to accelerate the implementation.
Posted: November 24, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. This is part two of a recent conversation I had with students, faculty, and alumni at New York University, where I had the opportunity to answer some questions concerning the turmoil in the Middle East and America's role in the world.
Posted: November 23, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Iraqi forces and civilians in Mosul at risk from chlorine and mustard agents, but also radiological "dirty bomb".
Posted: October 23, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. As the operation to retake Mosul from ISIL continues, civilians are fleeing from the city by the hundreds, further stressing the already tenuous humanitarian situation in northern Iraq.
Posted: October 17, 2016
UAE. Cisco multi-layer optical solution selected for first 100G+ terrestrial optical network linking Middle East with Europe.

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date:Posted: November 17, 2017
UAE. Heightened fulfillment requirements transform expectations as two-thirds of shoppers prefer next-or same-day delivery.
date:Posted: November 17, 2017
UAE. IFS report shows that companies are focused on driving process efficiencies through investments in technologies for digital transformation as every possible competitive advantage must be found and exploited.
date:Posted: November 16, 2017
UAE. the technology that is used in the cryptocurrency 'Bitcoin', is revolutionary in many ways. It addresses multiple challenges associated with digital transactions, such as double spending and currency reproduction.
UAE. Cisco's security research organization Talos says once this ransomware enters your system, it uses three ways to spread automatically around a network, one of which is the known Eternal Blue vulnerability.
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