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Israel as a fundamental impediment to peace in the Middle East: Still yes, Bibi or no Bibi. Israel as a chauvinist nation intent on inflicting a form of apartheid on the Palestinian population: It does not now appear likely that Netanyahu's departure, if it comes to be, will be enough to pull Israel off this path.
Despite what it seems, Netflix isn't a dominant force everywhere on the planet. In fact, it's struggling in the Middle East and northern Africa -- Netflix and Amazon combined represent 21 percent of the local subscription video space. The company is determined to get a leg up, however. It just forged its first ...

The Middle East has a knack for sucking external powers into its conflicts. China's ventures into the region have shown how difficult it is to maintain its principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other states. China's abandonment of non-interference is manifested by its (largely ineffective) efforts to ...
The political economy of the Middle East is changing, and as such, many countries are having to diversify away from oil dependency and plan for a different kind of future. young people and women are demanding a more inclusive role in that society. One of the advisers to governments of the region is the ...
"As threats to industrial control environments become more sophisticated, it will be crucial to train the workforce of the industry for effective cyber security implementation," said Safdar Akhtar, business development director of Industrial Cyber Security for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Honeywell Process ...
In principle - the requirement of choice, either you are with Russia or you are with the West, this is the Middle Ages. Sergey Lavrov Russian Foreign Minister. At what stage are relations now at between Moscow and Washington? What will Russia, Iran and Turkey's cooperation on the settlement of the Syrian ...
Boeing has revealed a major expansion in international defence sales over the past decade, with increasing emphasis on emerging markets in the Asia-Pacific region and Middle East. In comments to Jane's at the recent Singapore Airshow, Gene Cunningham, vice-president of Boeing Defense, Space ...
Unesco chief alarmed by rise of 'cultural cleansing' by extremists in Middle East. From the physical destruction of cherished artefacts to attempts to 'erase' shared history, Audrey Azoulay warns the trend cannot go unchecked ...
UK's May Says Shares U.S. Concerns About Iran Role in Middle East ... "And we agreed that as we continue to work to preserve the deal we also share the U.S. concerns about Iran's destabilizing activity in the Middle East, and we stand ready to take further appropriate measures to tackle these issues," ...
The Middle East will need help, from the larger international community, to succeed in such a mission." The gulf blockade had a deep short-term impact on Qatar, isolating it economically from its neighbors. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson last month called on the Saudi-led coalition to resolve its ...
The Hubbis Middle East wealth management Forum on January 24 proved an enormous success with sponsors, speakers and delegates. ... Old money is largely staying in the region and new money is coming into the UAE from Africa, Asia, the Middle East of course, and even from new avenues in Europe.
Trump began the week touting infrastructure investment in the U.S. and decrying "so stupidly spending $7 trillion in the Middle East." But on Tuesday, Tillerson announced $200 million for recovery efforts in Syria and $3 billion pledge of loans and guarantees to Iraq from the U.S. Export-Import Bank -- and ...

The Israeli occupation authorities started work on a new multipurpose museum project near the western wall of al-Aqsa mosque compound on Wednesday, Quds Press has reported. Known to Jews as the "Western (or Wailing) Wall" and to Muslims as the "Buraq Wall", the museum is being built in East ...
As part of the Trump Administration's attempt to counter Iran's growing influence in the Middle East, he is expected to urge Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to distance himself from Hezbollah, Iran's main Lebanese ally. But Hezbollah is part of Hariri's coalition government. It played a critical role in ...
However, the late arrival of Kurds in some cities and areas of the Middle East does not make them any less citizen, in any case. The right of the Kurds to exist in Kirkuk, Amuda, Qamishli, Diyarbakir, Damascus, Istanbul and Baghdad is no less than that of the Arabs of Taif, Sanaa, Tripoli, Tunis and Ohran.
With exceptions like Pakistan and Somalia, countries in the 'near abroad' of the Middle East and North Africa have priority. For the private sector, aid can be a competitive contest with high stakes. It helps open doors to new markets for donor economies, and is often provided on condition that recipients ...
In Mideast, another option for peace. Look past Trump's ill-advised decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. A view of the Dome of the Rock in the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City. Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Ahmad Gharabli. Updated February 15, 2018 6:04 AM. Print See Comments
U.S. pledges aid increase to Jordan, hints at developments in Middle East peace process ... It was Tillerson's third stop in a fence-mending Middle East tour following a year of disruptive moves by the Trump Administration that have left traditional U.S. allies in the region, including Jordan and Turkey, fuming.
What is going on in the Middle East? Several regional governments face significant internal turmoil. Even more are using war-torn Syria to fight for position. And while American lives are at risk, unlike the past 50 years, Washington is pursuing its interests from the edges, rather than the center of the action.
The swarm of drones hummed through the Syrian darkness, sweeping over small villages and rolling hills as they made their way towards the Mediterranean coast. Each had a wingspan of less than eight feet, with propellers made of wood and a fragile frame held together with masking tape. Rows of small ...
Rex Tillerson, the US Secretary of State, at the Kuwait International Conference for reconstruction of Iraq on Tuesday. Photograph: Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images. Like Jeeves clearing up broken crockery after a night of riotous partying by Bertie Wooster and his chums, Rex Tillerson is trying to soothe ...
US president Donald Trump's administration is seeking to decrease its financial contributions to the Middle East in 2019, most notably to UN missions in Lebanon, the occupied Golan Heights, and Western Sahara. The plan, revealed on Monday, is unlikely to make it past sceptical politicians in Congress, ...
President Donald Trump has criticized U.S. spending of more than $7 trillion on conflicts and reconstruction efforts in the Middle East and Afghanistan, shortly after officials said the U.S. would not pledge money to a major conference geared toward helping Iraq rebuild after more than 15 years of conflict.
Iran's provocation of Israel and the Israeli counter strikes in Syria this weekend have changed the equation for Vladimir Putin in the Middle East. Russia can no longer expect to play all sides in the region without risking major human and economic casualties. Putin's choice is between the risky backing of ...
President Donald Trump cast doubt on the possibility that the U.S. can help broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians, saying that it is likely peace negotiations won't be held. In an interview Sunday with the conservative Israeli outlet Israel Hayom, the president stressed that neither the Israelis nor ...
Emaar Malls said Q4 net profit rose 27% to 574 million dirhams ($156 million), topping estimates from SICO Bahrain for 499 million dirhams. Aramex said Q4 net profit gained 25% to 165 million dirhams, beating SICO Bahrain's estimate of 115 million dirhams. For the full year, profit increased 2%.
Dubai gold trader Regal RA DMCC is the first company in the Middle East to get a license to trade cryptocurrencies, the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre said. The company will offer storage of bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies in a vault located in DMCC headquarters in Almas Tower in Dubai, ...
"We offer this Mass for that people, a people that's suffering, for persecuted Christians in the Middle East, which damages life, damages [their] goods and property, because they're been driven out." "And we offer this Mass," the pope said, "for the ministry of our brother Youssef." The pope also described the ...
Chicken breasts for you and your sweetie are elegant here, served on a bed of pearled couscous. Sprinkle them with aromatic spices and cook with dates and green olives to give them flavors of the Middle East. You never brown the chicken on the stovetop, so it skips that messy step; in the oven the meat ...
One part of the globe has suffered perhaps the most skepticism from travelers in recent years: the Middle East and North Africa. But this year, the region is experiencing a spike in visitor numbers, astounding Middle East travel experts with its sudden resurgence. There are plenty of reasons to keep Middle ...
As India seeks to pursue multi-dimensional engagement with the Middle East, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's latest visit to the region has merely underscored the growing salience of the region in the Indian foreign policy matrix. While a lot of focus is often given to India's 'Act East' policy, India's 'Look West' ...
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson started a Middle East tour Monday in Cairo, where he declined to publicly criticize Egyptian officials who have arrested or disqualified several opposition candidates for elections scheduled in March. "We have always advocated for free and fair elections, transparent elections ...
In the early hours of Saturday morning, the Middle East was on the brink of yet another war. During the night, according to my high-ranking sources, Israel's intelligence services had been tracking an Iranian drone that was launched by the Quds division of Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps from ...
The phone call came amid ongoing Washington-Moscow tensions over policy in the Middle East and Russia's attempts to meddling in US elections. Russian news agencies reported the phone call also included discussion of the situation in Israel. Putin was meeting Monday in Moscow with Palestinian ...
CAIRO (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has arrived in Egypt at the start of a regional tour that coincides with heightened regional tension and unease over the Trump Administration's Mideast policies. His arrival Sunday came one day after Israel carried out a wave of airstrikes in Syria after ...
WASHINGTON -- An intense military clash between Israel and Iran over the weekend presented Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson with an unexpected crisis as he headed to the Middle East on a five-nation tour that was already shaping up to be the most challenging trip of his tenure. Israel's cross-border ...
Baltimore (WJZ) -- It may be the NFL offseason but Baltimore Ravens cheerleaders are at work traveling around the world to visit U.S. troops. The squad recently traveled to the Middle East to brightening the days of soldiers overseas. The cheerleaders visited several different bases to spend time with ...
Kuala Lumpur, February 10, 2018 - Forced displacement is increasingly an urban crisis that needs an integrated humanitarian and development approach in towns and cities hosting displaced populations to better serve all residents and ensure sustainable urban growth, says a new World Bank report ...
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson started a multi-country tour of the Middle East on Sunday, but a key US ally is conspicuously absent from his itinerary. When the trip was first announced this week -- with stops in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, and Kuwait -- Middle East experts questioned why Tillerson was skipping Israel ...
Dubai -- An estimated 45 per cent of existing jobs in the Middle East could be automated, according to McKinsey & Company's latest report, The Future of Jobs in the Middle East, launched today at the World government Summit. The potential for automation translates into massive economic value and ...
World Water Day is celebrated on March 22 to encourage people and governments to deal with the scarcity of this most important element. While water in nature is endlessly available, only 2.5 per cent of it is freshwater and 70 per cent of that is in polar and glacier ice. Freshwater is not equally shared by ...
Dubai: artificial intelligence (AI) will contribute $320 billion (Dh1.2 trillion) to the Middle East economy by 2030, equivalent to 11 per cent of GDP, PwC Middle East's report shows. The most significant relative gains in the region are expected in the UAE where AI is expected to contribute almost 14% of GDP ...
Discussing the Jerusalem issue and Trump's Middle East peace plan, Greenblatt explicitly said that the borders of Jerusalem will have to be negotiated by the two sides and that Israel will have to pay a price in the upcoming negotiations. He claimed Washington is still working on the parameters of a peace ...
Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is on her way to the Middle East for talks with global leaders about defeating terror group Islamic State. Ms Bishop will travel to Kuwait for a meeting with other foreign ministers over continuing plans to stop IS, following the group's military collapse in Iraq and Syria.
Washington's top diplomat will make a five capital tour of the Middle East and Turkey next week, rallying allies as Syria's multi-front civil war rages unabated. Officials portrayed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's trip to Cairo, Kuwait City, Amman, Beirut and Ankara as a chance to build on US-led successes ...


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