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Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Oil and Gas Market 2017-2018 & Projections to 2025 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Oil and Gas Market 2017-2018 & Projections to 2025 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr 26, 2018–The “MEED: Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Oil and Gas Market 2018” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. While projects worth more than $250bn are already under execution as of November 2017, the MENA region is expected to witness investment of an additional $399bn in new projects in the oil […]

Deloitte Middle East Point of View: Women empowerment, cryptocurrencies, Fintech, agility in the public sector, Middle …

Deloitte Middle East Point of View: Women empowerment, cryptocurrencies, Fintech, agility in the public sector, Middle …

What are the biggest barriers to women’s access to leadership positions? How will cryptocurrencies and Fintech affect the business landscape in the Middle East? These are some of the topics discussed in the Spring 2018 issue of Deloitte’s quarterly publication, the Middle East Point of View (ME POV), now in it’s 25th issue. The Spring […]

Saudi Arabia arrests nearly 1m people in four days

Saudi Arabia arrests nearly 1m people in four days

The Saudi authorities said they had arrested 994,000 people between 18 April to 22 April, Saudi Okaz newspaper reported. According to the paper, 14,467 people were stopped by the security agencies and border security forces regarding issues related violations of residency and labour regulations and attempted infiltration across the border into the kingdom. The paper […]

ANALYSIS: Houthi leader's death strikes at heart of Yemeni group

ANALYSIS: Houthi leader's death strikes at heart of Yemeni group

Saleh al-Samad (centre, bottom) sits behind bullet-pocked glass in 2016 in Sanaa (Reuters) Political leader, negotiator and military commander, Houthi number two Saleh al-Samad’s death in a Saudi air strike has left a large hole in the Yemeni movement’s leadership, analysts and experts have told Middle East Eye. Yet, they say, his demise last week […]

Middle East energy subsidy reform updates 'patronage-based autocratic governance'

Middle East energy subsidy reform updates 'patronage-based autocratic governance'

Credit: 123RF.com/Rice University A series of converging trends provided political cover for the reforms of long-standing energy subsidies launched by oil-exporting states in the Middle East and North Africa, according to a new paper by an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. These subsidies are thought […]

Bahrain's FM calls to prosecute Qatari Al-Jazeera TV Channel

Bahrain's FM calls to prosecute Qatari Al-Jazeera TV Channel

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister, Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa, has called for the prosecution of Qatar’s Al-Jazeera TV channel for “spreading lies and rumours that cause confusion in our countries”. Khalifa said on his Twitter account that prosecuting al-Jazeera channel was among the list of demands put forward by Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt to end […]

Israel dismisses suggestions it killed Palestinian in Malaysia

Israel dismisses suggestions it killed Palestinian in Malaysia

Israel’s defence minister said on Sunday a Palestinian scientist shot dead in Malaysia was a rocket expert and “no saint”, but dismissed suggestions by Hamas that Israel’s Mossad spy agency assassinated him. Two men on a motorcycle fired 10 shots at Fadi al-Batsh, an engineering lecturer, in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, killing him on the spot, […]

Saudis complain about high price of cinema tickets

Saudis complain about high price of cinema tickets

Saudi citizens have complained about the high prices of the tickets of the only cinema in the country, calling for a reduction of prices to meet their limited incomes, Thenewkhalij.org reported on Friday. The American company AMC, which got the first license to open a cinema in Saudi Arabia, is selling the ticket for one film at 75 […]

Iran's Priorities in a Turbulent Middle East

Iran's Priorities in a Turbulent Middle East

by International Crisis Group Editor’s Note: What follows is the executive summary of a recent report from the International Crisis Group, “Iran’s Priorities in a Turbulent Middle East,” which tries to analyze Iran’s activities in the Middle East from Iran’s perspective. As the ICG notes in the introduction to the report, “to craft sensible policy toward Iran’s regional […]

Revisiting the Middle East

Revisiting the Middle East

Unlike his predecessor whose presidency saw ‘an era of retreat’, Donald Trump has rather taken an aggressive course to advance goals of American foreign policy. In Asia-Pacific, Trump entangled American horns with China in trade war, adopted hawkish posture in South Asia, and in the Middle East, bent upon to scrap the Nuclear Civil deal […]