Aircraft Interiors Middle East anticipates 10th edition

Aircraft Interiors Middle East anticipates 10th edition

The Middle East’s only dedicated aircraft interiors event, Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME), will return to the Dubai World Trade Centre for its tenth edition in 2019. Taking place the 11-12 February 2019, the event has already attracted a large number of exhibitors keen to access the burgeoning aircraft interiors market in the region. The […]

Trump reimposes sanctions to levy economic pressure on Iran

Trump reimposes sanctions to levy economic pressure on Iran

Trump reimposes sanctions to levy economic pressure on Iran WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday reimposing many sanctions on Iran, three months after pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, saying the U.S. policy is to levy “maximum economic pressure” on the country. In a statement, Trump said the […]

Italy praises Egypt over ongoing investigation into student's death

Italy praises Egypt over ongoing investigation into student's death

Italy praised Egypt on Sunday for its “excellent cooperation” in an investigation into the 2016 death of an Italian student whose killing threatened to severely damage relations with Europe. Giulio Regeni disappeared on Jan. 25, 2016 while doing postgraduate research on Egyptian trade unions. His body was discovered on Feb. 3 and Egyptian investigators found […]

Iran's Revolutionary Guards says it held war games in Gulf

Iran's Revolutionary Guards says it held war games in Gulf

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards confirmed on Sunday it had held war games in the Gulf over the past several days, saying they were aimed at “confronting possible threats” by enemies, the state news state news agency IRNA reported. US officials told Reuters on Thursday that the United States believed Iran had started carrying out naval exercises […]

Turkey court blocks Periscope during live football broadcasts

Turkey court blocks Periscope during live football broadcasts

Galatasaray supporters celebrate after team wins Turkish league title in May (AFP/file photo) Periscope, a live video-streaming service, will be blocked in Turkey during top football matches following a demand from the company with exclusive rights to broadcast the games, a court ruled on Saturday. The Istanbul Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights court approved the […]

Israeli forces kill Palestinian demonstrator in Gaza

Israeli forces kill Palestinian demonstrator in Gaza

Palestinian protesters carry tyres to set ablaze during a Great March of Return demonstration on 3 August 2018 in Gaza (MEE Mohammed Asad) A Palestinian was reportedly killed by Israeli forces during demonstrations in the Gaza Strip on Friday, the Gaza health ministry reported. Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra identified the slain Palestinian as 25-year-old Ahmad […]

Israeli military court extends detention of four Palestinian journalists

Israeli military court extends detention of four Palestinian journalists

An Israeli military court extended the detention of four Palestinian journalists for seven days on the pretext of completing an investigation. In a brief statement, the non-governmental Palestinian Society Prisoner’s Club (PPSMO) stated that four journalists, namely Alaa Al-Rimawi, Mohammed Alwan, Qutaiba Hamdan and Hassani Anjas, have been arrested for seven days under the pretext […]

Italy releases Egyptian opposition leader, refuses extradition to Egypt

Italy releases Egyptian opposition leader, refuses extradition to Egypt

Italian authorities have released Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed Mahsoub after 19 hours in detention, his friends confirmed to Middle East Eye. On Wednesday evening, Mahsoub, a former Egyptian minister and prominent opposition figure, tweeted that he had been arrested by Italian police in southern Italy at the request of the Egyptian government. Mahsoub served in […]

Iran preparing major military exercise, US officials say

Iran preparing major military exercise, US officials say

US officials say Iran’s Revolutionary Guards appear to prepare more than 100 vessels for exercises (AFP) Iran is preparing to carry out a major exercise in the Gulf in the coming days, apparently moving up the timing of annual drills amid heightened tensions with Washington, US officials told Reuters on Wednesday. Iran has repeatedly expressed […]