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Daesh kills one, injures five in northern Iraq

Daesh kills one, injures five in northern Iraq

One member of a pro-government militia was killed and five others injured in an ambush by Daesh terrorists in northern Iraq, a police source said Tuesday. Kirkuk Police Director Ali Kemal told Anadolu Agency that the terrorists attacked members of the Hashd al-Shabi militia, which are allied with Iraqi forces against Daesh, in Reshad town […]

Oil Rises Amid Middle East Tensions, Shrinking Crude Stockpiles

Oil Rises Amid Middle East Tensions, Shrinking Crude Stockpiles

Oil rose for a third day amid flaring geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and expectations for a decline in U.S. crude stockpiles. Futures in New York climbed as much as 1 percent, set for the highest close since late 2014. A measure of oil volatility rose the most in two weeks amid concern that […]

Is the Middle East's Solar Market Breakthrough Finally Happening?

Is the Middle East's Solar Market Breakthrough Finally Happening?

Solar’s time has (nearly) come in the Middle East. According to GTM Research’s new Global Solar Market Attractiveness Index, the region is home to some of the most attractive markets for new-buildsolarin the world, and a steady stream of internationally competitive tenders — including more than 8 gigawatts expected in 2018 — has created a […]

At least 11 migrants dead, 263 rescued off Libya coast

At least 11 migrants dead, 263 rescued off Libya coast

Migrants of different African nationalities arrive at naval base in Libyan capital Tripoli on Sunday (AFP) At least 11 migrants died at sea and another 263 were rescued on Sunday in two separate operations off the coast of Libya, the country’s navy said. In the first operation, “a coastguard patrol… was able to rescue 83 […]

In the Middle East Clash, There May Not Be Any Winner

In the Middle East Clash, There May Not Be Any Winner

Alexandria, Virginia: Western media are preoccupied by limited airstrikes from the US, Britain and France in the Damascus area, in response to a chemical attack, as well as Russia’s “hybrid warfare” strategy against the West. Amidst many distractions, Vladimir Putin’s own fixation with his country’s emergence as a major player in the Middle East and its implications for […]

Saudis complain about high price of cinema tickets

Saudis complain about high price of cinema tickets

Saudi citizens have complained about the high prices of the tickets of the only cinema in the country, calling for a reduction of prices to meet their limited incomes, Thenewkhalij.org reported on Friday. The American company AMC, which got the first license to open a cinema in Saudi Arabia, is selling the ticket for one film at 75 […]

Centre Stage: Music in the Middle East, Past & Present

Centre Stage: Music in the Middle East, Past & Present

This week we tread the boards at Dubai Opera and go behind the scenes with the European Union Youth Orchestra as they tune-up for their debut performance in the emirate. We also visit a refugee camp in Jordan where traditional music is helping Syrians reconnect with their heritage. In the wake of the 75th anniversary […]

Hanson: Will Syrian airstrikes take US down slippery slope of more involvement in the Middle East?

Hanson: Will Syrian airstrikes take US down slippery slope of more involvement in the Middle East?

Was the latest round of airstrikes in Syria a one-time hit to restore deterrence and stop the future use of chemical weapons, or was it part of a slippery slope of more interventions in the Middle East? President Donald Trump was elected in part because he promised an end to optional wars, such as those […]

Genesis G70 arrives in the Middle East

Genesis G70 arrives in the Middle East

Salon des Grandes Complications was officially inaugurated by Prince Faisal bin Nawaf at the Jeddah Hilton Hotel last week. Taking place for the first time in Jeddah from April 9-12, the four-day fine watchmaking exhibition offered a unique and exclusive social platform for horology enthusiasts in Jeddah to gather. Revered mechanical masterpieces were displayed, encompassing […]

Israel arrests Al-Aqsa Mosque guard

Israel arrests Al-Aqsa Mosque guard

Israeli occupation forces this morning arrested a guard at Al-Aqsa Mosque and summoned others in for questioning. The guard was identified as Arafat Najeeb, arrested on his way to the mosque via the Hitta Gate. At the same time, Israeli intelligence issued interrogation writs against four other members of Al-Aqsa’s supervision staff. Hamza Al-Nabali, Luay […]

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