Economics and politics
Libya will strengthen security around its oil facilities, officials said on Thursday, in the wake of a deadly attack on a gas site in neighboring Algeria.
The U.N. panel that settles claims for damages from victims of Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait has paid out another $1.3 billion — bringing the total so far to $40.1 billion.
A combination of pro-government tribal leaders and businessmen looks set to dominate Jordan's next parliament again, after more than 1.2 million voters turned out in what supporters of King Abdullah II acclaimed as an endorsement of his policy of measured political reform.
Police have clashed with protesters gathering in Tahrir Square in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, ahead of the second anniversary of the uprising that swept Hosni Mubarak from power.
Early morning fog blanketed the UAE for the third consecutive day on Thursday causing yet more problems for air passengers.
Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has awarded the operatorship of a major oil block to U.S. oil giant Chevron, continuing the consolidation of the region's oil sector into the hands of larger, better capitalized oil companies.