FOR the first time in months,
Europe is enjoying a respite from
market pressure. Its latest halting
moves toward banking union
may not have fully reassured
market players but were undoubtedly a
step in the right direction, and
investors' cautious optimism .
EVERYWHERE I go, concerned
citizens ask about
the November elections
and what they can do to
make sure that whatever it
is that they're terrified is going to
Therefore, as a public service, I
am prepared to answer questions:
I am terrified that President
Barack Obama is going to lose!
DESPITE a positive market
reaction to the June-end EU
leaders' summit, underlying
issues remain and are likely to
lead to a re-emergence of tensions,
according to a report
from QNB Group.
While the summit was successful
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EGYPTIAN President Mohammed
Morsi will travel to Saudi Arabia
on Wednesday on his first official
trip abroad since being sworn in, a
move suggesting the Islamist
leader wants to reassure the kingdom
that strong relations are a priority.
Morsi is the country’s first
the first civilian and first Islamist
to take office in Egypt.
A LIVE television talk show in
Jordan produced a torrent of insults,
a shoe sent flying across the studio
and a pistol being whipped out, as
the host desperately tried to keep
two rival politicians apart. The show
on private satellite channel Jo Sat,
aired on Friday, started to spin out
of control after MP Mohammad
Shawabka accused former deputy
Mansur Murad of working as a spy
for the Syrian regime. The charge
led to an sharp exchange of insults