Economics and Policy
High Syrian demand for Lebanese manufactured goods caused industrial exports to surge by 6.3 percent in the first three months of 2013.
Syrians are increasingly abandoning their own currency in favor of the security of the dollar.
At least 18 Lebanese citizens have been expelled from Qatar after the Gulf Cooperation Council pledged to act against members of Lebanon's Shiite Hizbollah movement.
Rami Hamdallah has resigned as Palestinian Authority prime minister, just two weeks after taking the post.
Companies and Business
BP has agreed a price for any gas produced from Oman’s Khazzan project as part of a commercial framework agreement with the government.