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Oil slide weighs heavily on MENA growth forecast: IMF

Oil slide weighs heavily on MENA growth forecast: IMF

Iran's growth is forecast to slide to 3.5% this year down from a strong 12.5% in 2016. Iraq's economy, which experienced healthy 11% growth in 2016, is expected to fall into negative territory and shrink by 0.4% this year.

Abbas, Trump hopeful over Middle East peace deal

Abbas, Trump hopeful over Middle East peace deal

Abbas thanked Trump for his seriousness on the issue and his effort "to achieve the deal of the century, during this year or in the coming months."

Trust in news media high in the Middle East: survey

Trust in news media high in the Middle East: survey

Trust in the news media is high across the Middle East, but significantly less so on social media, according to the fifth annual survey of media use and public opinion by Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q).

Fake Brazilian 'photographer' duped BBC and others

Fake Brazilian 'photographer' duped BBC and others

Eduardo Martins, the war photographer, never existed -- the photos and videos he posted were doctored ones stolen from real photographers who risked their lives in places like Iraq.

'Law protecting domestic help can be model for the region'

'Law protecting domestic help can be model for the region'

The Philippine Overseas and Labour Office (POLO) has expressed optimism that the new law protecting the rights of domestic workers in Qatar will serve as a model for other countries in the Middle East (ME) to come up with their own.

Fans from all countries are welcome to Qatar: SC chief

Fans from all countries are welcome to Qatar: SC chief

Hassan al-Thawadi said fans from all countries – including Saudi Arabia – are welcome to watch the mega tournament, despite the blockade of Qatar, which has entered the third month.

Qatari artists join talent from across the Middle East in inspiring London art exhibition

Qatari artists join talent from across the Middle East in inspiring London art exhibition

The opening night of the ‘Transition’ art exhibition by Reconnecting Arts at the Menier Gallery, close to The Shard and the famous Borough Market, showcased an impressive range of work ...

US envoys to shun 13 demands, focus on Tillerson formula

US envoys to shun 13 demands, focus on Tillerson formula

Two US envoys shuttling between Middle East capitals to resolve the Gulf crisis want to shift the focus away from the 13 conditions demanded by the Saudi-led alliance, according to a Gulf official with knowledge of the matter.

Qatar Airways starts flights to Sohar in Oman

Qatar Airways starts flights to Sohar in Oman

Qatar Airways has launched flights to Sohar, inaugurating on Tuesday the airline’s newest destination in the Middle East and its third in Oman.

Britain lifts laptop ban on flights from Jordan

Britain lifts laptop ban on flights from Jordan

Britain on Friday lifted a ban on personal electronic devices for flights from Amman's Queen Alia International Airport to the United Kingdom, the national carrier Royal Jordanian said.

Prolonging Gulf crisis 'not in anyone's interest': Erdogan

Prolonging Gulf crisis 'not in anyone's interest': Erdogan

Prolonging the crisis in the Gulf sparked by the isolation of Qatar is not in the interest of anyone, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday as he embarked on a key visit to the region.

‘Skate Girls of Kabul’ show debuts in the Middle East

‘Skate Girls of Kabul’ show debuts in the Middle East

The highly anticipated ‘Skate Girls of Kabul’ exhibition by renowned British photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson officially opened on Wednesday at the QM Gallery in Katara, marking its first appearance in the Middle East.