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AB Maritime to launch Basra-Dubai line – Al Souob

By Rehab Saber Arab Bridge Maritime (AB Maritime ) plans to launch a maritime line joining Basra in southern Iraq and the UAE by hiring two passenger ferries with an initial cost of $2m annually, AB Managing Director Hussien Al Souob said. AB Maritime intends to buy the two ferries if the new line proves …

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Israel open to joint missile defence with Jordan, Egypt

Reuters- The two Arab countries that have full peace treaties with the Jewish state share some of its concern regarding the disputed nuclear programme of Iran and the civil war wracking Syria – both states with long-range missile arsenals. Jordan’s Red Sea port of Aqaba is also under threat from short-range rockets fired by Islamist …

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Jordan’s drug-maker Hikma estimates 23% full-year revenue growth

Reuters – Jordan’s Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc said it expects a 23% growth in full-year revenue, up from its prior forecast of about 20%, benefiting from a strong performance in its injectables and generics businesses towards the end of 2013. The London-listed company, which has grown over the past year on the back of a shortage …

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Iraqi forces assault gunmen in crisis-hit city

Iraqi forces backed by tribesmen moved into five Ramadi neighbourhoods Sunday, with helicopters providing cover and firing on the sprawling district of Malaab at the centre of fighting between anti-government fighters and security forces and their tribal allies.

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