Economics and Policy
An Israeli soldier has been killed by a Lebanese army sniper from across the border, the Israeli military has said.
Egypt will pay $300 million of the money it owes to foreign oil companies in Egyptian pounds, a Finance Ministry statement said, as part of a $1.5-billion repayment scheme designed to revive confidence in its economy battered by years of turmoil.
The majority of MENA economies are expected to grow over the next year partially owing to higher oil production, according to asset manager PineBridge Investments.
Abu Dhabi has set up a $27m fund to help support local farmers and develop more sustainable farming methods over the next five years.
Companies and Business
The Mall of Qatar, a retail and entertainment project set for completion in September 2015, will offer an experience completely unique to those seen in Dubai, according to its head.