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Arab countries

Half of the world's poor are children, says UN

Half of the world’s poor are children and 20 per cent of people in Arab states are living in poverty, a new study released by the UN today shows.
 
The Arab countries' poorest state was again Yemen, but statistics from 2013 do not show the intensity of the situation today.
 
 

ME investors to spend $180bn in real estate over next decade

Source : Saudi Gazette / 17 Jun 2014

Middle Eastern investors are expected to spend $180 billion in commercial real estate markets outside of their own region over the next decade, the latest research from global property advisor CBRE revealed.

 

Arab newspapers to become ‘extinct’ earlier, says researcher

Source : Al Arabiya / 21 May 2014

Newspapers in the Arab world are to become ‘extinct’ earlier than forecast due to the rapid rise of social media in the region, according to a key researcher.

Author Ross Dawson, who in 2010 published a ‘newspaper extinction timeline’, says he is revising his predictions of when printed papers will no longer be significant in the Arab world.

 

Jordan, Egypt, Iraq discuss building joint railway

Source : Islamic Invitation Turkey / 14 Apr 2014

Jordan, Egypt and Iraq have discussed a joint railway project that would link the three countries.

Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour met with Egypt’s Transportation Minister Ibrahim Demeiri and Iraq’s Transportation Minister Salman Jassim in Amman on Saturday to discuss the project.

 
 

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