Sort by: Date added | Date Published | Most Viewed

Headlines Tagged with Mid-east 428 headlines found

6 Views

[Asia, Bahrain, Mid-east] MP to propose tax hike on alcohol and tobacco

Alcohol and tobacco should be taxed as high as 10 per cent and the revenue generated should be directed towards the growth of youth and sports clubs in the country, said parliamentarian Ghazi Al Rahma. He said he has plans to update his earlier proposal
DT News - News of Bahrain (bh)
added Mar 14, 2017 23:59
15 Views

[Mid-east] Oman imposes 100% service charge on tobacco products at airport arrival

Oman has amended its customs provisions to levy 100 per cent service charge on tobacco and alcohol products on sale at duty-free outlets at arrivals. ROP decision 38/2017, issued last month by Lt Gen Hassan bin Mohsen al Shuraiqi, IG of Police and Customs
Zawya.com (ae)
added Mar 7, 2017 14:22
8 Views

[Asia, Mid-east, Uae] 30,000 people a year to get lung cancer in the Middle East by 2020

"The most universal cause of lung cancer is tobacco smoke, where smoking causes more than 85 per cent of lung cancer cases. "The Middle East is one of only two regions of the world where cigarette sales increased between 1990 and 1997. The number of smok
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Mar 6, 2017 19:24
8 Views

[Africa, Mid-east] Egypt's Eastern Co, Philip Morris reach agreement over arrears

Egypt's top cigarette maker Eastern Company said on Thursday it had reached an agreement with its international partner Philip Morris for the tobacco giant to pay back outstanding debt and make future payments in the local currency.
Reuters
added Mar 2, 2017 04:53
8 Views

[Asia, Mid-east] Lebanon’s tobacco industry is booming thanks to Syrian war

At Lebanon’s main tobacco factory, located southeast of the capital, Beirut, employees work round-the-clock but can barely cover the high demand for locally-made cigarettes. “We are lucky that there are Syrians in Lebanon,” said George Hobaika, a senior
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Mar 1, 2017 04:19
1 View

[Asia, Jordan, Mid-east] 19 cafes closed in crackdown on selling argileh to minors

as the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) continues strict measures to inspect facilities serving argileh, an informed source said Saturday. Serving argileh (water pipe) to minors is illegal under the Public Health Law.
Jordan Times (jo)
added Mar 1, 2017 04:19
7 Views

[Mid-east] Jordanians protest new taxes

Hundreds of Jordanians protested Friday across the kingdom... The government earlier this month imposed new sales taxes on internet and mobile use, bread, domestic fuel and petrol, cigarettes and fizzy drinks.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Mar 1, 2017 04:19
5 Views

[Iraq, Mid-east] Burning the burka: Overjoyed women set fire to their face veils (and even light up a cigarette) after their village is liberated from ISIS

The video later shows the women smoking cigarettes as men danced nearby. It is unknown what village the video was filmed in, but it was later Tweeted out by the Kurdish news outlet Rudaw.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 23, 2017 21:18
4 Views

[Asia, Jordan, Mid-east] Amendments to Public Health Law a step in right direction — experts

Proposed changes seek to address ‘loopholes’, increase fine on smokers in public places...Tobacco-Free Jordan Association, said the association fully supports the amendments, which are consistent with international standards for tobacco control.
Jordan Times (jo)
added Feb 18, 2017 00:20
6 Views

[Asia, Jordan, Mid-east] Anti-smoking campaigners welcome tax hike on tobacco

praised the government's decision on Wednesday to raise the prices of cigarettes, while smokers had mixed reactions. The decision stipulates raising the special tax on cigarettes by JD0.457 to JD1.205 according to the packet price. On Thursday, the Inc
Jordan Times (jo)
added Feb 10, 2017 15:16
Sign up for daily headlines All Headlines Featured Headlines U.S. Headlines International Headlines