Economics and Policy
Iraq is set to boost its oil export capacity significantly by the end of the first quarter next year, stepping up competition with top exporter Saudi Arabia to grab a bigger share of the growing Asian market.
Israel's economy is on track to grow at a 3.4 percent rate for the second straight year in 2013.
Abu Dhabi-based Sky News Arabia said on Thursday it had lost contact with three crew members on assignment in northern Syria, considered the world's most dangerous place for journalists.
Companies and Business
The Al Habtoor Group, one of the region’s largest diversified family conglomerates, could announce an IPO as early as 2016.
A public inquiry into controversial Qatar-backed plans to redevelop the Shell Centre on the South Bank in London will take place next month.