Israel Police arrest 2 Palestinians in Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israel Police arrest 2 Palestinians in Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli occupation police arrested two Palestinian worshippers from the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque today as nearly 90 settlers stormed the Muslim holy site. The Islamic Waqf Department in Jerusalem said in a statement today that the police arrested two Palestinians, one a minor, from the yards of the mosque. Palestinians had been objecting to the […]

EU's bank says cannot ignore US sanctions on Iran

EU's bank says cannot ignore US sanctions on Iran

The European Investment Bank on Wednesday said it could not ignore US sanctions on Iran, rejecting the EU executive plan that it to do business there in an effort to save the 2015 nuclear deal. The pushback from the European Union’s own lending arm underscores the limits of the bloc’s ability to shield trade with Iran […]

Argentina cancels match with Israel amid protests

Argentina cancels match with Israel amid protests

An upcoming friendly match between Argentina and Israel’s national football teams in Jerusalem has been cancelled, Argentine media reported Wednesday. The Argentine Football Association said they had informed their Israeli counterparts about the decision. The match, which was slated for 9 June, was set to be played in Jerusalem’s Teddy Kollek Stadium but had drawn […]

Israel minister: Assassinate Palestinians who launch kites

Israel minister: Assassinate Palestinians who launch kites

An Israeli minister has said today that Palestinians who launch kites from Gaza should be assassinated. Israel’s Public Security Minister, Gilad Erdan, made the comments while speaking at an event in the city of Sderot, close to the border with Gaza. Erdan is a member of the ruling Likud party and has previously worked as […]

Savills completes its search for a place in Middle East

Savills completes its search for a place in Middle East

Savills has established a foothold in the Middle East by acquiring Cluttons’ business in the region. The acquisition will lead to the property advisor and estate agency taking full ownership of Cluttons Middle East, which is based in Dubai and has been operating in the region for more than 40 years. The business provides surveying […]

The Middle East's Growing Space Ambitions

The Middle East's Growing Space Ambitions

El-Baz did face, like many Arabs at the time, a lot of discrimination. It was not easy for him, but he is obviously very bright and he worked extremely hard. He became an important person in the study of the lunar surface and in the training o the Apollo astronauts who landed on the moon. […]

Qatar Petroleum buys stake in Exxon's Argentina shale assets

Qatar Petroleum buys stake in Exxon's Argentina shale assets

President and Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Petroleum Saad Sherida al-Kaabi (AFP/file photo) Qatar Petroleum (QP) signed an agreement on Sunday with Exxon Mobil to acquire a 30 percent stake in two of Exxon’s affiliates in Argentina, giving QP access to oil and gas shale assets in the Latin American country. The deal would give […]

Franciscan clergyman assaulted in Bethlehem

Franciscan clergyman assaulted in Bethlehem

Milk Grotto in Bethlehem. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons) A Franciscan friar was reportedly assaulted at Bethlehem’s Milk Grotto over the weekend in an incident caught on video. Fr. Fadi Shallufi, who administers the Catholic chapel site, was struck by an assailant on Friday. According to a report on Arab48.com, two unidentified men harassed […]

Syria extends window for displaced to prove land ownership

Syria extends window for displaced to prove land ownership

Syrians are being told to prove they own land being seized by the government (AFP) Syria has extended the window for citizens to prove they own land being seized for development under a controversial law that is feared could prevent many of the millions of displaced Syrians from ever returning to their homes. Syrians have […]