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*Russia's Lavrov in Geneva to join talks; Kerry to come too. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Geneva to join talks on Iran's nuclear programme, the State Department said on Friday, as Tehran and six world powers appeared closer to clinching an elusive breakthrough.
*Israel renews campaign of criticising offer to Iran. GENEVA, Nov 22- Iran and six world powers appeared closer on Friday towards clinching an elusive interim deal under which Tehran would curb its contested nuclear programme, with diplomats saying a major sticking point may have been overcome.
*Israel renews campaign of criticising offer to Iran. GENEVA, Nov 22- Iran and six world powers struggled on Friday to budge sticking points in negotiations aimed at securing an interim accord to curb Tehran's nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief.
Thanks to social media women all over the Middle East are finding ways to help one another start businesses. It's a movement that is about more than economics.
Entrepreneurial activity is bubbling up around the globe—from Africa to South America—as more governments look for avenues of economic growth.
JERUSALEM, Nov 13- Israel's new central bank chief Karnit Flug told her country on Wednesday it needs to reduce bureaucracy, become more productive and encourage a more diverse workforce. She had served as the Bank of Israel's deputy governor for 5-1/ 2 years.
Iran president addresses hardline critics, France, Israel. WASHINGTON/ GENEVA, Nov 10- U.S. lawmakers said on Sunday they aimed to tighten sanctions on Iran to prevent Washington giving away too much in a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme that diplomats said was still possible despite the failure of high-level weekend talks.
*Iran wants oil, banking sanctions eased to launch deal. *Powers rule this out, offer Iran access to frozen assets. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday important gaps needed to be bridged in high-stakes talks with Iran on curbing its nuclear programme and he began talks with Tehran's foreign minister to try to clinch an interim deal.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday important gaps needed to be bridged in high-stakes talks with Iran on curbing its nuclear program.
*Saudi Arabia also worried about Iran nuclear ambitions. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday important gaps needed to be bridged in high-stakes talks with Iran on curbing its nuclear programme and he would meet Tehran's foreign minister shortly to try to clinch an interim deal.
*Saudi Arabia also worried about Iran nuclear ambitions. Secretary of State John Kerry joined fellow big power foreign ministers in Geneva on Friday to help clinch an interim nuclear deal with Iran and ease a decade-old standoff, with Israel warning they were making an epic mistake.
JERUSALEM, Nov 1- Long determined to deprive Islamist groups of funding, Israel has unexpectedly hit the brakes in a U.S. court case centred on allegations that the Bank of China knowingly let cash flow to Palestinian militants.
*Sour relations between Turkey and Israel delay progress. ISTANBUL/ ANKARA, Oct 31- Turkey's Zorlu Energy is in talks with Israeli firms over the potential for a pipeline to carry Israeli gas to Turkey, industry sources say, but the political rift between the two former allies is holding up progress.
TEL AVIV, Oct xx- High-tech entrepreneur Eyal Waldman decided he had had enough of Israeli investors when they told him to choose between his titles of chairman and chief executive at the company he co-founded, Mellanox Technologies. "Mellanox is not an impulsive company. is something we were thinking of, that we saw build up.
TEL AVIV, Oct 30- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, the world's largest generic drugmaker, said its chief executive Jeremy Levin was stepping down and finance chief Eyal Desheh would stand in on an interim basis, effective immediately.
JERUSALEM, Oct 28- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Chief Executive Jeremy Levin denied an Israeli media report that Levin was considering resigning due to a rift with the company's board of directors.
Channel 2 television quoted unnamed sources as saying there were strong differences of opinion between Levin and Chairman Phillip Frost over the implementation of Teva's new strategy.
RAMALLAH, West Bank, Oct 27- The arteries of Gaza's economy have collapsed as Egypt demolishes the smuggling tunnels along its sandy border. The crackdown on the Gaza Strip and stagnation in the West Bank mean the Palestinian economy might shrink this year after average annual growth of about nine percent in 2008-2011..
Bartosz Pawlowski, global head of EM strategy at BNP Paribas, lists his top emerging markets picks, including Poland, Israel and South Korea, as they are best primed to benefit from a European and U.S.recovery.
*Sees 2013 revenue near midpoint of $19.5- $20.5 bln estimate. JERUSALEM, Oct 10- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will cut about 5,000 jobs, 10 percent of its workforce, accelerating a cost-cutting plan as it prepares for lower-priced competition for its best-selling drug.