Egyptian taxi drivers protest 'unfair competition' from Uber

Taxi drivers in Egypt say ride-sharing services Uber and Careem do not have to meet the same regulations taxis do and do not pay their fair share of taxes.
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Ahmed Ateyya for Al-Monitor Egypt Pulse on February 10

The growing Israeli corruption problem

Israelis view corruption as the price for getting things done, but it’s in all layers of the governance, despite the economic, social and moral consequences.
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 Doron Peskin for Al-Monitor Israel Pulse on February 10

Airbus deal takeoff irks Iranian hard-liners

While welcomed by many Iranians, President Hassan Rouhani’s trip to Europe, which involved extensive deal making, has triggered a backlash among hard-liners in Iran.
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 Rohollah Faghihi for Al-Monitor Iran Pulse on February 9

Redefining cinema in Egypt

Some heavy-hitters in Egypt's cinema world have helped create a home for independent movies.
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Amal Magdy for Al-Monitor on February 8

Will French carmakers rev up Iran’s auto industry?

The Rouhani administration focuses on forging partnerships with international carmakers to boost Iran’s embattled automotive sector.
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 Alireza Ramezani for Al-Monitor Iran Pulse on February 8

How Turkey's foreign policy may have lost it $25 billion in trade with Iran

A preferential trade agreement between Turkey and Iran has failed to stop the decline in bilateral trade as regional political disputes between the two neighbors deepen.
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 Mehmet Cetingulec for Al-Monitor Turkey Pulse on February 8

How to overcome Iraq’s economic crisis

Iraq's economic recovery requires strong institutions and infrastructure, but with no time to wait for stability, the state should provide financial support and administrative facilities to help small businesses grow now.
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 Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor on February 9

Is this the end of Turkish miracle?

Turkey’s economic success story of the past decade has dramatically changed, becoming instead a tale of caution.
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 Kerim Karakaya for Al-Monitor on February 8

How sanctions helped Iranian tech industry

The sanctions both hurt and helped Iran’s high-tech industry.
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 Mahmoud Pargoo for Al-Monitor Iran Pulse on February 4

Will Saudi's cut to trade with Iran really matter?

Saudi Arabia’s cutting of commercial ties with Iran appears to be having a far smaller impact than Riyadh’s parallel severing of diplomatic relations with Tehran.
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 Alireza Ramezani for Al-Monitor Iran Pulse on February 3

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