Economics and Policy
Lebanese caretaker Energy Minister Gebran Bassil said new estimates for nearly half of Lebanese waters suggested the country’s reserves of natural gas and oil might be larger than previously thought.
Egypt's closure of tunnels used to smuggle goods into the Gaza strip has caused monthly losses of $230 million to its economy.
Algeria's energy minister says a new oil field containing an estimated 1.3 billion barrels has been discovered.
Stability in the Gulf monarchies is essential for Egypt's security, Prime Minister Hazem Beblawi has said, a day after the United Arab Emirates pledged Cairo an extra $3.9 billion in aid.
Companies and Business
Dubai developer Emaar has launched an ambitious $3bn master community project in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan.
Jordanian lender Arab Bank Group's nine-month net profit rose 15.4 percent to $559 million.
Mobile telecommunications group Zain wants to expand in North Africa by taking controlling stakes in companies or winning management contracts in the region, the Kuwaiti group's chief executive said.