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Orange CEO Stephane Richard announced expansion plans in North Africa. The French mobile company has recently launched 4G service in Jordan while its representative expressed willingness to end ties with Israel.
The World Bank is seeking to finance development projects in areas in Iraq that the government has recaptured from Islamic State militants, its regional vice president said.
Germany-based incubator program Rocket Internet is planning to team up with telecom provider MTN Group to form Middle East Internet Holding (MEIH), which will invest $410 million to develop e-commerce firms in the region.
Retail giant Lulu Hypermarkets, under the leadership Yussuffali MA is expanding to Asia, North Africa and Middle East.
The US State Department announced an international travel alert for terrorist attacks in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.