Economics and Policy
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has rejected the army's 48-hour ultimatum to resolve the country's deadly crisis, saying it will only sow confusion.
New protests have shut down several Libyan oil fields, cutting output by around a third, industry sources said.
Kurdistan's ruling coalition has postponed key elections and granted a two-year extension to the term of President Massoud Barzani, sparking a mass brawl in Parliament.
LNG shipper Maran Nakilat Co. Ltd has sealed a loan refinancing deal worth $662.4 million, allowing it to proceed with an expansion of its LNG carrier fleet to six ships from four.
Beirut Stock Exchange activity fell 33 percent in the first six months of the year, mainly due to the political standstill and the volatile situation in Syria.