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

Bring Australia's Navy home from the Middle East

Bring Australia's Navy home from the Middle East

Last Wednesday, the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) frigate HMAS Warramunga docked at Garden Island, ending a nine-month deployment to the western Indian Ocean. It was the 66th deployment of an Australian warship to the Middle East region, part of an almost continuous Australian naval presence there since 1990.   A frigate to replace the Warramunga is due to depart in […]

Israel's nation-state law is an opportunity for Palestinians

Israel's nation-state law is an opportunity for Palestinians

Israel’s new nation-state law has been decried as “controversial” and “racist,” causing an uproar among some Palestinians and Israeli opponents alike when it was adopted last month. The headlines, however, should have read: “Israel finally admits to apartheid,” as the law merely affirms the status quo.    If anything, all the new law will achieve is […]

Erdogan says Turkey has become 'target of economic war'

Erdogan says Turkey has become 'target of economic war'

President Tayyip Erdogan denied on Saturday that Turkey is in a currency crisis, dismissing a plunge in the lira as ‘fluctuations’ unrelated to the country’s economic fundamentals. Speaking after US President Donald Trump doubled tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminium imports, Erdogan described Friday’s 18 percent fall in the lira to a record low as […]

Deep Industries successfully executes USD 4 Mn maiden project in Middle East

Deep Industries successfully executes USD 4 Mn maiden project in Middle East

Ahmedabad: Deep Industries completes its first project in the Middle East. This project-based in Kurdistan, Iraq, encompassed setting up a 6,720 BHP (5,000 KW) gas compression plant. The project was executed in a record time of 12 weeks and is valued at US$4 million. The scope of the project involved offering an integrated solution by […]

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 […]

Sadr's alliance wins Iraqi election recount

Sadr's alliance wins Iraqi election recount

Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s alliance won Iraq’s legislative election in May, according to a manual recount, the electoral commission said on Friday, paving the way for a government to be formed almost three months after the polls. Allegations of fraud prompted the recount, but Sadr’s alliance retained all 54 of the 329 seats it won in […]

Exhibit by Middle Eastern women artists celebrates quest to build peace

Exhibit by Middle Eastern women artists celebrates quest to build peace

Maitha Demithan, Emirati, Mother, 2017, Scanography, 39.4″ x 31.5″ framed, © Maitha Demitha The Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery is set to showcase the contemporary artwork of Middle Eastern women in an East-West peace-building exhibition beginning Aug. 30. I AM: Middle Eastern Women Artists and the Quest to Build Peace features the work of 31 premier […]

Iraq arrests Daesh commander in Mosul

Iraq arrests Daesh commander in Mosul

The Iraqi Interior Ministry today announced the arrest of a Daesh leader who headed the Zakat Bureau in the northern city of Nineveh. “The second rapid reaction forces of the Nineveh Police Command, based on accurate information, arrested a terrorist who was the so-called Zakat Bureau official in the Sharqat area [south of Nineveh],” Interior […]