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  • *Hamas sticks to demand embargo on enclave be lifted. *One killed in West Bank march is support of Gaza. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon expressed horror at the Thursday attack on the school at Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza strip.

  • *Hamas sticks to demand embargo on enclave be lifted. GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 24- Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a U.N.-run school on Thursday, killing at least 15 people as the Palestinian death toll in the conflict climbed over 760 and attempts at a truce remained elusive.

  • *Hamas sticks to demand embargo on enclave be lifted. The Israeli military said its troops were fighting gunmen from Hamas, which runs Gaza, in the area and that it was investigating the incident.

  • *Hamas sticks to demand embargo on enclave be lifted. GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 24- Israeli forces shelled a U.N.-run school sheltering Palestinians in the northern Gaza strip, the Gaza health ministry said on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and raising the conflict's death toll to nearly 750..

  • *Hamas sticks to demand embargo on Gaza be lifted. GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 24- Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war on Thursday with the lifting of a U.S. ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700..

  • *Hamas sticks to demand embargo on Gaza be lifted. GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 24- Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war on Thursday with the lifting of a U.S. ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700..

  • *Kerry heads to Cairo seeking resolution of Gaza crisis. *Israel army checking reports soldier captured. GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 21- Israeli forces killed at least 10 Palestinian militants on Monday after they crossed the border from Gaza through two tunnels, the military said, as the death toll from the two-week conflict passed 500..

  • The deal struck in December in Bali to lower trade barriers was the World Trade Organization's first global agreement since it was created in 1995 and revived global talks after the failure of the Doha round.

  • FORTALEZA, Brazil, July 14- The BRICS group of emerging market nations is confident a global trade reform pact will be implemented despite concerns by India over its food security, Brazil's trade minister said on Monday.

  • July 9- Dubai airline Emirates finalized a $56 billion order to buy 150 Boeing 777 X jets on Wednesday, firming up a commitment made last year, just weeks after scrapping an order with rival planemaker Airbus.

  • DOHA, July 2- Al Jazeera, the Qatari-funded television station whose reporting of the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings won it millions of viewers in the Middle East, is defiant following a backlash by Arab governments that accuse it of supporting Islamists.

  • MANAMA, June 16- When Bahrain announced plans last December to cut fuel subsidies, it was a rare step towards economic reform in a region where lavish cradle-to-grave welfare systems are the norm.

  • Qatar central bank: Don't worry about overheating     Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 12:33 AM ET

    Khalid Al Khater, Director, Department of Research and Monetary Policy at Qatar Central Bank, outlines how the government has taken steps to contain overheating in its economy.

  • *Airbus sees intra-regional role for proposed A330 revamp. PARIS, June 9- The world's top two planemakers are heading towards a showdown over the prices of their smaller twin-aisle airliners as Airbus draws closer to a decision to revamp its 20- year-old A330 model.

  • Qatar has 'huge financial stability': CEO     Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 4:35 AM ET

    R. Seetharaman, CEO of Doha Bank, says Qatar has a history of financial stability with solid underlying economic fundamentals, and discusses the World Cup corruption allegations.

  • Will Qatar lose the 2022 World Cup?     Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 3:45 AM ET

    Kevin Carpenter, sports lawyer at Hill Dickinson, discusses the latest corruption allegations regarding Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid and the different options available to FIFA.

  • MILAN/ ROME, June 5- Alitalia is expected to give an initial green light to a tie-up with Etihad Airways at a board meeting on Friday in a last-ditch attempt to save a carrier that many in the industry have regarded as a lost cause.

  • Leaders of the G7 committed themselves to eight far-reaching accords that would encompass more than 80 percent of the world's economy but that effectively sideline China and Russia and have met with protests, particularly in Europe.

  • DOHA/ DUBAI, June 3- Qatar sealed its position at the center of a new aviation map this week as host to the annual meeting of the global airline industry's International Air Transport Association, but the Gulf country and its neighbors drew criticism from rivals about trade and investment policies.

  • DOHA, June 3- Moves by airlines to keep track of their aircraft in real time following the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines' flight MH370 could push up ticket prices for passengers- but governments should also foot part of the bill, airline industry leaders said on Tuesday.