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October 26, 2017 12:45 PM Saudi investment ambitions impress but foreign money may be slow to come

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia impressed bankers and fund managers from around the world this week with the size of its economic ambitions but it may not have convinced foreign businessmen to pour in the billions of dollars needed to transform the kingdom. At a lavish, three-day investment conference attended by over 3,500 people from 88 countries 191

October 17, 2017 8:32 AM Hands on: Huawei Mate 10 Pro review

Although Huawei proved that it can match the performance and features of high-end phones with the Mate 9 last year, the Mate 10 Pro shows its design skills are also on par with the best. Artificial intelligence within the internals of the new Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro are the buzzwords Huawei is using that to sell this phone, and that AI may well be a feature 101

October 9, 2017 5:07 AM BlackBerry Motion With 5.5-Inch Display, 4000mAh Battery Launched: Price, Specifications

Chinese phone maker TCL has launched the BlackBerry Motion smartphone, its highly-anticipated new Android smartphone as the company looks for a slice of the market share with the iconic brand name. The BlackBerry Motion is similar to the KEYOne smartphone, which the company had launched earlier this year. The BlackBerry Motion is a mid-range dual-SIM 74

September 20, 2017 1:48 AM U.N. General Assembly live updates: Afghan president welcomes plans for more U.S. troops

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani emphasizes terrorist threats and backs new U.S. strategy With his eye on domestic politics, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to New York this week hoping to return home with a promise that the U.S. president will attempt to “modify” the 2015 deal with Iran to limit its nuclear program, Israeli sources said. Netanyahu 125

August 24, 2017 12:45 PM Sluggish July imports in Qatar show sanctions still hurting economy

DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar's imports recovered only slightly in July after plunging in June, government data released on Thursday showed, suggesting the country's economy is still suffering from sanctions imposed by other Gulf states. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing Doha of supporting 81

August 23, 2017 4:53 PM ‘It’s a Slow Death’: The World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis

SANA, Yemen – After two and a half years of war, little is functioning in Yemen. Repeated bombings have crippled bridges, hospitals and factories. Many doctors and civil servants have gone unpaid for more than a year. Malnutrition and poor sanitation have made the Middle Eastern country vulnerable to diseases that most of the world has confined to the history 85

August 23, 2017 3:45 PM China attaches great importance to its relations with Namibia – official

China’s highest level visit to the country in six years, will see Chinese First Deputy Premier of the state council, Zhang Gaoli in the country from 26 to 29 August, according to the new Chinese Ambassador to Namibia. Namibia will be the Chinese Vice Premier’s stop after having visited other countries like Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Sudan. At a media briefing 155

August 20, 2017 7:11 PM Qatar tells banks to tap international investors to raise financing

Move is to reduce reliance on state funding, amid impact of ongoing Saudi-led boycott Qatar is telling its banks to tap international investors to raise financing, instead of mainly relying on government funding, as the impact of the ongoing Saudi-led boycott puts pressure on liquidity. The central bank is holding regular meetings with lenders to gauge 63

August 20, 2017 5:44 PM Saudi carrier says Qatar has not approved hajj flights

Saudi Arabia said Sunday its aircraft have not been given permission to land in Doha to pick up Qatari pilgrims for the annual hajj after the king authorized flights to transport people to Mecca. Saudi Arabia reopened its border with Qatar last week to allow Qataris to attend the hajj amid a monthslong rift between the neighboring countries. King Salman 79

August 20, 2017 1:28 AM Saudi central bank says Qatari pilgrims can change riyals

Saudi Arabia's central bank said on Saturday it had not banned trading of the Qatari riyal since Riyadh cut diplomatic ties with Doha, and said visiting Qatari citizens could exchange their currency, APA reports citing Reuters. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing 60