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Saudi Youth Unemployment Over 40 Pct

RIYADH – Unemployment among Saudis rose to 10.5 percent in 2009 from 10 percent a year earlier, and topped 43 percent among men and women aged 20-24, according to government figures cited by Okaz newspaper on Wednesday.

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May 3, 2010

Gulf Islamic Banks Eye Conversion of Conventional Peers

MANAMA/DUBAI (Reuters) – More banks in the Gulf Arab region may convert to Islamic finance in a bid to tap rising demand for sharia-compliant products and to avoid the heavy investment required to launch new banks.

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May 3, 2010

Bosnia, Serbia Pledge to Mend Ties, Lure Investors

SARAJEVO (Reuters) – Bosnia and Serbia have agreed to make a fresh start in their relationship, soured over the past few years, and reassure investors concerned about regional stability, the Bosnian presidency chairman said on Sunday.

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May 3, 2010

Bottled Water Sales Banned at Ottawa Campus

Thirsty students won’t be able to buy bottled water from vending machines, food outlets or stores at the University of Ottawa starting Sept. 1.

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May 3, 2010

Islands

Islands explained, for kids

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May 3, 2010