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Dow Tumbles 100 Points As Dollar Strengthens (International Business Times)

The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled more than 100 points Tuesday as renewed strength in the U.S. dollar weighed on investor sentiment ahead of earnings season. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the value of the greenback against a basket of major currencies, edged up more than 0.2 percent to $97.15 after dipping more than […]

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Dubai workers revolt (Daily Times (Pakistan))

Pakistans foreign exchange reserves and a huge chunk of its economy depend on remittances from migrant workers, especially in the oil-rich, despotic Saudi Arabia and the reactionary sheikhdoms of the Persian Gulf. Pakistan’s rotten political elite are not only indifferent to the plight and repression suffered by these economic exiles, they have very cordial and […]

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WFP Launches First Food Voucher Programme in Central African Republic [press release] (allAfrica.com)

Thanks to contributions from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, WFP began distributing the first vouchers in the western village of Yaloké. “Most of our livestock had been looted during this crisis. This food voucher will allow us to get milk for our children, and choose other foods that […]

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Investing in storage (Al-Ahram Weekly (Egypt))

Khaled Hanafi, minister of supply and internal trade, signed two deals, with the Emirati Al-Suwaidan Group and the China Harbour Engineering Group, on Saturday. The companies will build a logistics centre for the storage and handling of grains and cereals in Damietta on the Mediterranean coast.The project was first proposed last year as part of […]

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9th century Viking woman discovered with ring that says 'for Allah' (The Express Tribune (Pakistan))

Sweden’s has had a strained relationship with the Arab world over the past few weeks, after the Scandinavian country came under a war of words with Saudi Arabia over human rights. ut an engraved ring excavated from a ninth-century grave in the Viking trading centre of Birka, Sweden, suggests that friendlier ties existed between modern […]

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Achieving Egypt’s goals (Al-Ahram Weekly (Egypt))

The large grin on President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi’s face, as well as the joyful tears of his prime minister, during the closing speeches at last week’s conference in Sharm El-Sheikh conveyed one message: the long-awaited conference had achieved its goals. Deals worth tens of billions of dollars were signed with major multinationals at the conference, another […]