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Qualcomm's Senior VP Heralds The Arrival Of 5G In The Middle East

Qualcomm's Senior VP Heralds The Arrival Of 5G In The Middle East

Jay Srage, Corporate Senior Vice-President at Qualcomm for the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe, has spent his career at the forefront of life-changing discoveries—from engineering particles in a lab coat, to developing the regional offices of the world’s largest chip manufacturer. Now he’s on the cusp of heralding a new era in digital connectivity. […]

Middle East's Careem to Test Bus Service in Egypt

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Team Africa & Middle East Battle Team Central In Inaugural Jr. NBA World Championship

Team Africa & Middle East Battle Team Central In Inaugural Jr. NBA World Championship

Central (U.S.) defeated Africa & Middle East, 60-50 to win the inaugural Jr. NBA Boys World Championship. Taj Manning led all scorers with 20 points along with 15 rebounds, 6 blocks and 2 steals for Central (U.S.), while Mark Mitchell Jr. recorded 15 points, 15 rebounds and 2 steals in the game. Mohamed Maiga finished […]

Four Militants in Jordan Killed in Police Raid After Deadly Bomb Attack

Four Militants in Jordan Killed in Police Raid After Deadly Bomb Attack

Jordan said on Saturday four people were killed during a police raid on a house sheltering militants suspected of being behind a bomb attack on a police van a day earlier. Security forces stormed a building in the city of Salt where suspects behind the planting of the home-made bomb that killed one policeman on […]

Assad regime begins strikes on Syria's Turkmen Mountain

Assad regime begins strikes on Syria's Turkmen Mountain

The Assad regime and its supporters have begun striking Turkmen Mountain in northwestern Syria’s Latakia province to capture the region, which falls within a network of de-escalation zones as reported in Anadolu Agency.  Artillery units of the regime forces on Friday night carried out intense attacks to the opposition’s frontline to seize the Turkmen Mountain […]

Lebanese mayor bans plastic bags: 'We need to start somewhere'

Lebanese mayor bans plastic bags: 'We need to start somewhere'

JBEIL, Lebanon – In Lebanon, an ancient coastal city has made an ambitious decision to ban single-use plastic bags by the end of 2018. The goal is to decrease plastic consumption and address the country’s larger chronic waste crisis better. “Honestly, this has been on my mind for a while,” Wissam Zaarour, mayor of Byblos, tells Middle […]

Israel ramps up arrests of Palestinian journalists

Israel ramps up arrests of Palestinian journalists

Israeli forces have arrested at least seven Palestinian journalists in the West Bank since 30 July, drawing condemnation from local and international journalists’ rights groups and watchdogs that called the move “politically motivated”. The journalists have not been charged, which has been slammed by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists, who called on Israeli […]

The design superstar

The design superstar

Janus Rostock, regional director, Dsign, Planning + Economics and head of concept architecture, AECOM Middle East, answers it all — job change, design challenges, his current strategy, and why sustainability needs to be a part of every masterplanInterview by Roma Arora | Photos by Faaroq Salik He’s an explorer, who wants to know new, a […]

UN helps 'return' over 2000 Somalis from Yemen

UN helps 'return' over 2000 Somalis from Yemen

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is supporting thousands of Somali nationals return from war-torn Yemen, the UN reported in a briefing yesterday. The last boat carrying some 116 Somali refugees arrived at the Berbera port in Somalia on Sunday. According to the UNHCR, the Assisted Spontaneous Returns (ASR) programme was initiated in 2017 and […]

The Middle East: How to target Millennials, Generation Z and the Silver Tourist

The Middle East: How to target Millennials, Generation Z and the Silver Tourist

Tourists are learning that there is a lot to see in the Middle East. The view from the top of the Burj Khalifa, the architectural beauty of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, swimming in the Dead Sea, wandering around the archaeological city of Petra, just to name a few. There has been […]