As Egypt’s Sisi, Israel’s Netanyahu meet for first time he calls for unity among Palestinians

:: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have met for the first time in public in what Egypt said was part of an effort to revive the More »

Are Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar’s map?

:: For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, they are, quite literally, being wiped off the map. After a series of attacks More »

Saudi Crown Prince, British Defense Minister sign military agreement

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and Defense Minist Mohammed bin Salman has met in Jeddah with British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon where a military and security deal was signed. During the meeting, More »

King Salman orders additional $15 million for Rohingyas

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud ordered an additional $15 million for the Rohingya Muslims on Tuesday during a cabinet meeting that condemned the terrorist massacres. The cabinet meeting discussed the brutal More »

Egypt’s Sisi on Qatar: It’s time to confront supporters of terrorism

:: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi who is in New York for the UN General Assembly session said the time has come to efficiently confront parties that support terrorism and get them to More »

 

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Qatar hits 5-year low as diplomatic rift hits firms

:: Qatar’s stock index hit a five-year low on Monday because of a fresh sign that a diplomatic dispute in the region was starting to inflict long-term damage on some of its companies. Shares of Qatar Insurance dropped 2.3 percent

Man attacks Jewish women, calls them ‘dirty Muslims’

:: A man was arrested in New York after he physically and verbally attacked a woman and her daughter, calling them “dirty Muslims,” even though they were in fact Jewish. The women were leaving a subway station at New York’s

Iran’s Khamenei warns against US ‘wrong move’ on nuclear deal

:: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday Iran would react strongly to any “wrong move” by the United States on Tehran’s nuclear accord with world powers, days after President Donald Trump said Iran violated the agreement’s “spirit”. “The

DEWA announces winning tender for world’s largest solar project

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid

:: The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced the winning tender for the fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site concentrated solar power project in the world. DEWA awarded the tender

Dubai property investors look to Expo 2020 as job losses detract from Cityscape buzz

:: The buzz that surrounded the three-day Cityscape Global property exhibition in Dubai this week belied a market still suffering from expat job losses and investor uncertainty. While property investors hope for an Expo 2020-related rebound, prices remain weak. Still,

Banks join forces in Gulf to fight cyber security threat

:: Local and international banks in the United Arab Emirates are sharing information in an effort to reduce cyber attacks. Gulf banks have invested millions of dollars in boosting cyber security systems in an effort to ward off attempted attacks,

Saudi filmmakers build audiences without cinemas

Ali Kalthami

:: With daring filmmakers, untold stories and entertainment-starved young people, Saudi Arabia has all the makings of a local movie industry — except for theaters. As the traditionally austere Kingdom cautiously embraces more forms of entertainment, local filmmakers are exploring

Louvre Abu Dhabi to open in November as cultural district takes shape

:: The Louvre Abu Dhabi will finally open to the public on Nov. 11, over a decade after the project was launched, Francoise Nyssen, France’s culture minister, has announced. The gallery, part of the Saadiyat Cultural District in the UAE

Saudi sovereign fund, Softbank plan robotic initiative

:: Saudi Arabia’s main sovereign wealth investment fund and Japan’s Softbank Group plan to jointly study how robots can be used more effectively in government, business and society, they said on Wednesday. In the coming months, the Public Investment Fund

CNN scoop reveals Obama’s parting words to Donald Trump

:: The contents of the Inauguration Day letter written from Barack Obama to US President Donald Trump was revealed Sunday after CNN obtained a copy from “someone Trump showed it to,” according to the news organization. It is the last

Emirati filmmaker unsettles traditions, exposes hidden lives

Abdallah Al Kaabi

:: An Emirati filmmaker is pushing boundaries and bypassing state censors by delicately unraveling a story about a traditional Arab family grappling with issues of homosexual love, gender identity, sectarianism and women’s rights. The movie focuses on a conservative Iraqi

Qatar envoy back in Tehran to strengthen bilateral ties

:: Qatar said on Wednesday it decided to return its ambassador to Tehran, more than 20 months after he was recalled in protest over the ransacking of Saudi Arabia’s missions in Iran by demonstrators angry at Riyadh’s execution of a

Saudi Arabia’s new airline to target young, tech-savvy travelers

:: Saudi Arabian Airlines’ low cost carrier will start flights next month, aiming to carve out a new market among the country’s young, tech-savvy population. Flyadeal, a subsidiary of the state-controlled holding company that also owns national carrier Saudia, will

Why Shahrukh Khan’s Dubai villa cannot be taxed in India

:: A Dubai-villa gifted to Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan was a topic of controversy among India’s income-tax appellate tribunal (ITAT) department. The villa in question was assumed to be gifted with the intention of evading income tax. However, a recent

China is welcome in Saudi Arabia, but speculations of buying Aramco are far-fetched

Frank Kane

By : Frank Kane :: Commercial ties between Saudi Arabia and China have become vitally important for both countries since the visit by Chinese president Xi Jinping in January 2016 that signalled a new era in bilateral relations. That was

Middle East hotel industry performance unimpressive in July

:: The Middle East hotel sector recorded an unimpressive performance in July after dips across three industry performance indicators, according to industry tracker STR. Occupancy rates across the Middle East dropped 2.8 percent to 56 percent, while average daily rate

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid unveils blueprint for Dh5.5 billion Dubai Food Park

:: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, has unveiled the blueprint for Dubai Food Park, which aims to raise the emirate’s position as the region’s leading food re-export hub. To be developed at a

Lebanese beauty queen stripped of title over Israel visit

:: A beauty pageant winner in Lebanon has been stripped of her title just one week after winning because she had previously been on a trip to Israel. Swedish-Lebanese Amanda Hanna was the winner of the Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2017,

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