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French cement giant Lafarge has been charged with 'complicity in crimes against humanity' due to alleged payments to IS militants by Syrian company officials.

Qatar will purchase a nearly 20 percent stake in Russian energy company Rosneft, after a deal with a Chinese company breaks down.

One woman tackles two of Gaza’s toughest challenges

Karama Fadel

One woman tackles two of Gaza’s toughest challenges

Fighting patriarchy and the electricity shortage at the same time, twenty-four year old Majd al-Mashharawi created the 'sunbox' - Gaza's first off-the-grid solar kit, reports Karama Fadel.

Gaza industries paralysed by relentless Israeli siege

Rami Almeghari

Gaza industries paralysed by relentless Israeli siege

In-depth: Productivity in Gaza has plummeted since 2007, and shows no sign of picking up as it remains strangled by the Israeli blockade and ...

Trump tower sues Saudi prince 'for not paying rent'

The New Arab

Trump tower sues Saudi prince 'for not paying rent'

Despite Donald Trump's close relations with the Saudi ruling family, his namesake company is seeking millions worth in missed rent ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lafarge ex-CEO quizzed over financing extremists in Syria

Former Lafarge CEO Bruno Lafont was questioned on Wednesday over allegations that the French cement-maker indirectly financed extremists, including Islamic State, in Syria.

The New Arab & agencies

Cement giant Lafarge admits 'unacceptable errors' in Syria

The Swiss-French cement company LafargeHolcim should have stopped its operations in war-torn Syria before it did, its chairman ...

Gehad Quisay

Nuclear crisis puts Egypt's dealings with Pyongyang under microscope

Comment: The Trump administration expects its allies to fall in line over North Korea, but that may prove complicated for Egypt's military ...

The New Arab

Cristiano Ronaldo baffles the world with Egyptian Steel endorsement

The world's highest paid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has bizarrely put his name to Cairo-based Egyptian Steel, revealed in an advert posted on ...

Gulf diplomatic brouhaha latest step in UAE anti-Qatar campaign

Imogen Lambert

Gulf diplomatic brouhaha latest step in UAE anti-Qatar campaign

Comment: Diplomats in the Gulf have been working for months to undermine Qatar and its independent foreign policy streak, writes Imogen Lambert.

Daoud Kuttab

3G phone service set for great reception among Palestinians

Analysis: After years of delays, Palestinians will finally be able to enjoy use of 3G equipment that has been laying in Israeli warehouses for ...

Concrete evidence: French <em>cement</em> giant admits Syria 'unacceptable practices' Concrete evidence: French cement giant admits Syria 'unacceptable practices'

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Concrete evidence: French cement giant admits Syria 'unacceptable practices'

French cement giant Lafarge said it took part in unacceptable practices at its Syria-based plant, paying protection money to militant ...

EU invests billions in companies linked to Israeli settlements

Charlie Hoyle

EU invests billions in companies linked to Israeli settlements

Europe's five largest pension funds are heavily invested in companies with links to illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, ...

Media matters: Egypt's revolution and its aftermath

Mohamed ElMeshad

Media matters: Egypt's revolution and its aftermath

Comment: The revolution was aided by the presence of a relatively critical media. But the media's trajectory since then reflects the path of ...

#PanamaPapers: Financing chaos in Yemen with 'The Sugar Kings'

Baraa Shiban

#PanamaPapers: Financing chaos in Yemen with 'The Sugar Kings'

Comment: For ordinary Yemeni citizens, information contained in the Panama Papers concerning the business elite and its links with Saleh ...

The New Arab

At least 175 workers 'killed in Islamic State massacre'

The cement plant workers were kidnapped in the Damascus outskirts by Islamic State group militants on Monday.

Mohamed ElMeshad

Will Saudi Arabia privatise its oil company?

Comment: Selling off the world's largest company would raise plenty of cash, but sever Riyadh's link between oil and geopolitics, ...

Iman Abd al-Karim

Rebuilding Gaza 'is in the hands of God'

While Gazans get back on their feet after another devastating Israeli offensive, problems with supplies and bureaucracy have stalled rebuilding ...

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