Economics and Policy
Egypt's Mohammed Morsi has insisted he remains the country's legitimate president, as mass protests claimed more lives in the capital, Cairo.
The Lebanese economy contracted between 0.5 and 1 percent in the first half of the year, a senior economist at the Institute of International Finance has said.
Two lawmakers in Kuwait have defended any military dealings between Israel and the Gulf state, with one claiming that he will “love the Israelis” if they can aid in providing greater security for his country.
Companies and Business
Qatar's former prime minister, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, has been replaced as deputy head of the country's powerful sovereign wealth fund in a restructuring move ordered by the country's new emir, the state news agency reported.
Abu Dhabi International Airport’s new AED11.7bn ($3.2bn) midfield terminal complex will become operational in the third quarter of 2017.
The government contracts of Lebanese telecommunication giants Touch and MTC have been extended by three months.
Lebanon's renowned Baalbek International Festival, normally held in the town's spectacular Roman ruins, will move to a venue near Beirut amid security fears linked to the Syrian conflict.