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The Arab wants you

The pleasure and pain of a Middle East job Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | Rayan Kaahwa has lost count of the money he has spent chasing a job in Dubai. It started in May when he was lured to abandon his small retail shop to pay $700 to a labour …

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IMF chief urges Arab states to slash spending

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Saturday urged Arab countries to slash public wages and subsidies in order to rein in spending, achieve sustainable growth and create jobs. Speaking at the one-day Arab Fiscal Forum in Dubai, Lagarde welcomed “promising” reforms adopted by some …

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Emirates airline profit rebounds on cost savings

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | Leading Middle East airline Emirates said Thursday its half year net profit rebounded strongly from a slump last year due to cost saving measures and favourable exchange rates. The Dubai flag carrier said it posted a net profit of $452 million in the period …

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Morocco quits Africa-Arab summit over presence of Polisario

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea | AFP |  Morocco and several Arab countries walked out of an Africa-Arab nations summit in Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday to protest the presence of a delegation from the Polisario Front, media reports said. Morocco, which is a big investor in Africa, quit the fourth Africa-Arab World …

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Little mourning for Shimon Peres in Arab world

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Mourned internationally as a peacemaker, Israeli ex-president Shimon Peres’s death has met with official silence in most Arab countries, where public opinion vilified the Nobel laureate as a “war criminal”. Of the 21 Arab states, only two — Egypt and Jordan — have full diplomatic …

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