LGBT+ rights improve in 'homophobic' Middle East with uptick in activism

LGBT+ rights improve in 'homophobic' Middle East with uptick in activism

LONDON, Oct 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – An upsurge in LGBT+ activism has led to “enormous advances” in the Middle East and North Africa, researchers said on Wednesday, yet campaigners warned full equality remains a distant dream. Activists fought “even in the hardest places” in Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia, rights groups said in a […]

The Middle East Has 9084 Coffee Shops and Counting, Allegra Says

The Middle East Has 9084 Coffee Shops and Counting, Allegra Says

A Starbucks location in Dubai. Starbucks MENA photo. New research from Allegra World Coffee Portal suggests that the Middle East branded coffee market boasts more than 9,000 outlets in 2018, while significant future growth is predicted in many of the 12 Middle Eastern countries identified. Based on more than 70 in-depth interviews and more than […]

THE (SUSPECTED) MURDER THAT COULD CHANGE THE MIDDLE EAST

THE (SUSPECTED) MURDER THAT COULD CHANGE THE MIDDLE EAST

Last Tuesday a critics of the Saudi Crown Prince walked into the Saudi consulate in Instanbul. He never came out again – or not in one piece. This could now blow up Donald Trump’s whole Middle East strategy and his critical alliance with Saudi Arabia’s new leader. My editorial from The Bolt Report. Source link

Libyan forces capture wanted Egyptian militant

Libyan forces capture wanted Egyptian militant

Libyan Armed Forces released this image of Hisham al-Ashmawy, after his arrest in Libya’s Derna Monday (AFP) One of Egypt’s most wanted militants, who was sentenced to death in absentia last year on terror charges, has been captured in Libya, the military force in eastern Libya announced on Monday. Hisham al-Ashmawy, a former Egyptian special […]

Adding brains to machines, Middle East companies embrace AI

Adding brains to machines, Middle East companies embrace AI

The first thing to greet you at the door of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s Customer Happiness Centre at Ibn Batutta Mall is Rammas. Besides listening patiently to customers’ concerns, Rammas also knows their entire history with Dewa. He does not take any breaks, is active throughout the day and solves most of the […]

Inter and Roma target set to move to China or Middle East

Inter and Roma target set to move to China or Middle East

07 October at 16:15 Mousa Dembele’s contract is set to expire in June next year. The player is destined to leave the London-based club after spending 7 years at the White Hart Lane. According to The Sun, however, the future of the Belgian international will not be in Italy nor in any European top club, but in China or the Middle East. Dembele joined Tottenham from Fulham in the summer of 2012 and has ever since collected 245 appearances […]

Stranded between Syria's frontlines, Afrin's Yazidis yearn for lost homelands

Stranded between Syria's frontlines, Afrin's Yazidis yearn for lost homelands

A child jumps over a trench in front of a tent inside the “Afrin Camp” (MEE/David Meseguer) FAFIN, Syria – Despite living as displaced people in Shahba, a Kurdish-controlled enclave in northern Syria’s Aleppo province, the 25 members of the Barekat family feel fortunate. All of them were able to escape from their homes in Faqira, a Yazidi […]

Three Palestinians killed as Israeli army fires on Gaza protests

Three Palestinians killed as Israeli army fires on Gaza protests

Medics carry a young Palestinian who was injured near frontier with Israel (MEE/Mohammed Asad) Three Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip after the Israeli army opened fire on protesters near the fence between Israel and the blockaded Palestinian territory, the Gaza health ministry said. Fares Hafez al-Sersawi, 14, and 24-year-old Mahmud Akram Mohammed […]