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Transforming the GCC, The Coming Tide: Middle East Infrastructure Spend

Posted December 2, 2010 | 19:15:17 (EST)

The first sight to greet travelers to Saudi Arabia upon exiting King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh is no longer a dusty desert dotted with the occasional palm tree, but a massive construction complex.

On a par with the world's biggest building sites it is adorned by countless cranes and...

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Building Hope: What Yahoo!'s Acquisition of Maktoob.com Means

Posted September 2, 2009 | 18:56:00 (EST)

Hope is often in short supply in the Middle East, but that may be quickly changing, at least for the region's entrepreneurs. On August 25, Yahoo!, the Internet giant, announced that it will acquire Maktoob.com, the Middle East's largest web portal and online community founded and operated in Jordan. As...

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In the Middle East, Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Posted June 2, 2009 | 19:43:19 (EST)

This coming Thursday President Obama will give a much-anticipated speech in Cairo ostensibly addressed to the Muslim world. Publications throughout America and the West have spilt a great deal of ink in analyzing and assessing the implications of this speech, all of which have come more or less to the...

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