Qatar accuses Saudis of barring Hajj pilgrims, which Riyadh denies

Qatar accuses Saudis of barring Hajj pilgrims, which Riyadh denies

Last year, 1,624 Qatari pilgrims attended Hajj, Saudi ministry says (AFP/file photo) Qatar accused Saudi Arabia of barring its citizens from this year’s Hajj, which Riyadh denies, saying a diplomatic dispute is not stopping Qataris from making the pilgrimage to Mecca. The Hajj may draw two million people from around the globe this year. By […]

Jordan's King: There is nothing called 'deal of the century'

Jordan's King: There is nothing called 'deal of the century'

Jordanian King Abdullah II has said that his Kingdom had always supported a Palestinian state, stressing that this position would never change, Assabeel newspaper reported yesterday. Speaking with a group of Jordanian writers and journalists on Thursday, the King said: “We have never seen or read about something called the ‘deal of the century’.” According […]

Dogs reunited with Airmen after journey from Middle East

Dogs reunited with Airmen after journey from Middle East

Wednesday, we told you the story of Kral and Syri, two dogs adopted by members of the Air Force while they served in the Middle East. The men had been trying to get their dogs to the United States. That’s when a local animal rescue group, The Faith and Hope Foundation, stepped in the make […]

'Best of Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East' Full Show (8/16/2018)

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Civilians trapped as fighting south of Yemen's Hodeidah renews

Civilians trapped as fighting south of Yemen's Hodeidah renews

TAIZ, Yemen – After weeks of uneasy impasse, fighting south of Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah has flared up once again, as pro-government forces storm the adjacent city of Duraihami. The pro-government forces, backed by Saudi and Emirati air power, have been besieging Duraihami since Sunday, and on Tuesday they launched an attack to prize […]

3000 Yazidis captured by Daesh still missing

3000 Yazidis captured by Daesh still missing

An official at the Endowments and Religious Affairs Ministry of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government says more than 3,000 members of Yazidi minority remain unaccounted for since Daesh militants overran their hometowns in northern Iraq back in 2014. “The fate of 3,102 Izadis remain unknown since Daesh terrorists attacked our towns and cities in mid-2014,” Khairi Bozarni said […]

Liberman: Gaza could be 'Singapore of Middle East' if funds didn't go to terror

Liberman: Gaza could be 'Singapore of Middle East' if funds didn't go to terror

Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor told Gazans in a direct appeal on Tuesday that “Gaza has the potential to become the Singapore of the Middle East” if economic investments were channeled towards residents’ welfare and the development of the Strip “instead of to terrorism.” “The residents of Gaza have much to gain when the citizens […]

Deezer's new Middle East deal is not good news for Spotify or Apple

Deezer's new Middle East deal is not good news for Spotify or Apple

This was somewhat overlooked in reports of Deezer’s new nine-figure funding round the other week. One of the streaming company’s new investors, Rotana Group, owns what is claimed to be the biggest record company in the Middle East, Rotana Records. As part of its funding deal, Deezer announced a distribution agreement with Rotana across the […]

Drought in Europe/Russia reshapes Asian/Middle East supply outlook

Drought in Europe/Russia reshapes Asian/Middle East supply outlook

HERE IN Australia, our dramatic drought across eastern Australia is front of mind. Loading grain on the Black Sea. Photo: Flexigrain On the other side of the world in Europe, Russia and the Black Sea, drought is not a word that is often cited. For this current production cycle, however, there has been well below-average […]

Middle East ports cautioned

Middle East ports cautioned

   While ports in the Middle East have grown rapidly and handle an outsized share of world trade, an article by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) says “as is often the case following a period of strong growth there are causes for concern.”     Read the full story Source link

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