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Gaza: Five killed as Israel and Hamas exchange fire

Gaza: Five killed as Israel and Hamas exchange fire

Palestinian officials have denounced Israeli bombings on the besieged Gaza Strip, including an air strike on the Al-Aqsa TV office in Gaza City (MEE/Mohammed al-Hajjar) Four Palestinians were killed on Monday, and a fifth on Tuesday, as the Israeli army launched dozens of air strikes on the Gaza Strip and hundreds of rockets were fired […]

World War One may have ended a century ago – but not for the Middle East

World War One may have ended a century ago – but not for the Middle East

One hundred years ago on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, World War One came to an end. The last member of the British imperial military to die was Canadian Private George Lawrence Price, killed in Belgium by a German sniper’s bullet at 10:58am. Two minutes later the guns […]

Khashoggi's fiancee calls for worldwide funeral prayers on Friday

Khashoggi's fiancee calls for worldwide funeral prayers on Friday

Cengiz had waited for Khashoggi outside the Istanbul consulate which he had entered to obtain papers necessary to marry her (Reuters) Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancee Hatice Cengiz called on Sunday for Muslims across the world to say funeral prayers for the murdered journalist in all mosques this Friday. Cengiz especially called for the Janazah prayer to […]

Cartier honors its historical ties to Middle East

Cartier honors its historical ties to Middle East

Cartier hosted an exclusive evening on Thursday specially tailored for its clients who flew in from around the region to attend the Cartier Mirage, a one-of-a-kind event inspired by the maison’s long-standing relationship with the Middle East. In 1912, one of the sons of the maison’s founder, Jacques Cartier, journeyed to the Gulf, which at […]

Book explores mobile media disruption in Middle East

Book explores mobile media disruption in Middle East

How mobile media are changing the communication landscape in the Middle East is explored in a new book published under a research grant at Northwestern University in Qatar ( NU-Q). The book, Mobile Disruptions in the Middle East, co-authored by John V Pavlik, Everette E Dennis, Rachel Davis Mersey and Justin Gengler and published by […]

What a Democrat-controlled US House could mean for the Middle East

What a Democrat-controlled US House could mean for the Middle East

This week’s US mid-term elections promised what the media called a “blue wave” of support for Democratic candidates at state and federal levels. In the end, the Republicans held onto the Senate, but Democrats regained a majority in the House of Representatives for the first time in a decade. The blue wave was more gentle Mediterranean […]

In Africa and Middle East, researchers examine links between environment and health

In Africa and Middle East, researchers examine links between environment and health

November 8, 2018 – Dust storms in Kuwait. Tourism in Tunisia. Air pollution in Uganda. Three different countries facing three different challenges. A common thread? Harvard T.H. Chan School researchers working in each setting to understand how environmental factors are impacting the health of the people who live and work in these regions. At a […]

Midterms revamp Middle East policymaking in Congress

Midterms revamp Middle East policymaking in Congress

Democrats took control of the House during Tuesday’s elections, positioning them to exert greater oversight over President Donald Trump’s Middle East policies. While both parties have become increasingly critical of the US relationship with Saudi Arabia, a Democratic House paves the way for a vote on ending US support for the Saudi-led coalition’s bombing campaign in […]

Report: 1.3m expats left Saudi private sector since 2017

Report: 1.3m expats left Saudi private sector since 2017

As many as 1.36 million expatriates working in the Saudi private sector have left their jobs between January 2017 and the end of September 2018, the Anadolu Agency reported. The agency said it has used data from the Saudi General Organisation for Social Insurance which includes data on all Saudi and expatriate employees working in […]

Middle East among the pioneers of electric car adoption

Middle East among the pioneers of electric car adoption

When Mohammed drives his Tesla Model X electric car through the busy roads of Dubai, he frequently attracts attention from other motorists. Some look at his wheels with apparent curiosity, while some even honk at him while his car is stopped at the red signal, assuming that he has mistakenly switched off the engine. “My […]