07 February 2008 04:30 [Source: ICIS news]
MUMBAI (ICIS news)--These were the top stories at 4:30 GMT in the following Middle-East newspapers’ online versions on Thursday. ICIS has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. To go to the individual websites, click the links below:
Hillary, Obama draw; McCain leads
Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton battled to a draw on "Super Tuesday" and John McCain took charge of the Republican race in presidential nominating battles in 24
Japanese town defies US military
With a mayor inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, this desolate western town has become a symbol of a
Global stocks battered by US recession fears
Asian stocks suffered fresh carnage Wednesday, with leading bourses down by as much as five percent as growing fears of a
Thai giant PTT signs deal with Qatargas
HM loyalty march today
The Wilayat of Bahla will organise a loyalty march and public festival to mark the visit of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said in Seih Al Shamikhat under the auspices of HE Sayyid Ali Bin Hamoud Al Busaidi, Minister of Diwan of
Cold spell to continue
Cold weather conditions are likely to continue in many parts of the Sultanate until the weekend. Jabel Shams and Saiq continued to record low temperatures on Wednesday. While the maximum temperature in Jabel Shams was 6 degrees Celsius, the minimum was minus 3 degrees Celsius.
Oil falls on increase in US crude reserves
World oil prices fell heavily on Wednesday after news that US crude reserves rose for the fourth week in a row, traders said.
UAE seeks strong ties with Germany
His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, called for enhancing bilateral relations between the UAE and
McCain seizes command of Republican contest
Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton traded victories in an epic coast-to-coast Super Tuesday struggle that failed to establish a dominant front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. John McCain seized command of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, sweeping a series of delegate-rich primaries across the
Call to hasten move for GCC monetary union
An official of a global development network has urged member-states of the Gulf Co-operation Council to hasten moves for a monetary union, stressing that no GCC state would be able to compete with global economies alone.
Popular capitalism takes root in Gulf with surge in flotations
Popular capitalism is taking root in the Gulf with the boom in stock market flotations, led by record offerings in
Asian markets sink after Wall Street plunge fans
Asian markets plunged Wednesday after a steep drop on Wall Street overnight fanned investors' fears the
In a sure sign that separatist violence is waning in
Sheikh Salem urges more Islamic finance products
A wider variety of Islamic finance instruments would make it easier for monetary authorities to intervene in that market to control liquidity,
Kuwait Finance House, the Gulf's second-largest Islamic lender by market value, is actively looking for more investments in China, India, Indonesia and Malaysia as well as fund-raising deals for customers, the head of its Asian operations said on Tuesday.
MMR vaccination not linked to autism: study
A new study has dispelled fears that a triple vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) is linked to autism. The new paper appears in “Archives of Disease in Childhood” published by the British Medical Association.
Tornadoes kill 52 in US
Dozens of tornadoes sliced across southern
STC in deal for submarine cable system
Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has signed a deal with an international consortium that will build and maintain an undersea cable linking
IMF urges GCC to cut money supply to curb inflation
Gulf Arab states must apply strict fiscal policies by tightening money supply to curb inflation, which has soared because of supply constraints in housing and commodities, an International Monetary Fund official said yesterday.
Eastern cinema needs to believe in itself: Fajr jury members
The jury members of the Asian cinema section of the 26th Fajr International Film Festival exchanged views on the section’s films during a gathering this week.
Mani Haqiqi is very determined not to say anything about the title of his latest film “
Polish economy will slow visibly in Q1
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