The paranoid world of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

The paranoid world of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

“Just because you are paranoid does not mean they aren’t after you.” Fifty seven years after Joseph Heller wrote his anti-war classic Catch 22, this could be the motto of the man who runs Egypt. Paranoia has become more than a state of mind for the officer who once cringed before his superiors and who […]

Israeli forces fatally shoot Palestinian teenager in Gaza

Israeli forces fatally shoot Palestinian teenager in Gaza

Israeli forces fatally shot a Palestinian teenager in southern Gaza late on Wednesday, the health ministry in the besieged enclave said. A spokesperson for the ministry identified the victim as 15-year-old Mumin Abu Ayeda. Ayeda was participating in nighttime demonstrations as a part of the Great March of Return protest campaign. He was shot in […]

Here are the Oscar contenders from the Middle East

Here are the Oscar contenders from the Middle East

With Monday night’s Emmys already in the bag, the annual award season is underway, and while October 1 is the deadline for nominations for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards, the nominations from the region are already flowing in. Sadly, the Gulf states have so far not nominated a film – countries are […]

The Broken Pieces of Middle East Peace

The Broken Pieces of Middle East Peace

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Camp David accords — the high-water mark of Middle East peacemaking. How far we have fallen since then. It makes you weep. Rather than a breakthrough, Israelis and Palestinians seem to be inching closer and closer to a total breakdown. Without some dramatic advance, there is a […]

New Silk Road Finance Awards 2018 Middle East & Africa: Best bank for BRI-related financing in the region

COPYING AND DISTRIBUTING ARE PROHIBITED WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE PUBLISHER: CHUNT@EUROMONEY.COM By: Published on: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) has built up a number of high-level Chinese clients looking to take advantage of its strong presence in the Middle East and its growing authority in Asia. The bank’s list of clients […]

INSIDE THE OA ARCHIVES: 1978: Framework for peace in the Middle East

INSIDE THE OA ARCHIVES: 1978: Framework for peace in the Middle East

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part of a series of stories that will take a look back into the archives of the Odessa American through newspapers.com. The full archive contains more than 1.4 million pages of the Odessa American. Visit the OA website at oaoa.com to sign up for newspapers.com   High school football season in […]

Egyptian archaeologists find sandstone sphinx in temple at Aswan

Egyptian archaeologists find sandstone sphinx in temple at Aswan

Egyptian archaeologists draining water from a temple in the southern city of Aswan have uncovered a sandstone sphinx likely dating to the Ptolemaic era, the antiquities ministry said on Sunday, Reuters reports. Read: Egyptian court orders arrest of Mubarak’s sons over stock market manipulation The Sphinx, a mythical being with the head of a human and the […]

Robinsons Department Store To Expand Into Saudi Arabia

Robinsons Department Store To Expand Into Saudi Arabia

Following the launch of its first GCC store in Dubai, 160-year-old department store chain Robinsons & Co. has announced its expansion into Saudi Arabia with a new branch in Riyadh. The new branch will join a selection of luxury brand outlets in the Kingdom Center, one of Riyadh’s largest malls. Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, Chairman of […]

Saudi, UAE turning OPEC into 'tool for US', Iran says

Saudi, UAE turning OPEC into 'tool for US', Iran says

Iran’s output has declined with buyers distancing themselves as sanctions approach (AFP/file photo) Oil cartel OPEC has allowed some members to turn the group into a tool for the US, a senior Iranian official said in comments published on Saturday. “Saudi Arabia and the UAE are turning OPEC into a tool for the US and […]

Number of ultra-wealthy in Middle East to rise 28% by 2022

Number of ultra-wealthy in Middle East to rise 28% by 2022

The number of demi-billionaires – those with $500 million or more in net assets – in the Middle East will rise by more than a quarter, according to real estate consultancy Knight Frank. Its half-year update of the Wealth Report, which analyses ultra-high net worth individuals around the world, estimated that Middle East-based demi-billionaires in […]

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