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Saudi Arabia arrests Qatar man on Yemen-Oman border

Saudi Arabia arrests Qatar man on Yemen-Oman border

The National Human Rights Committee of Qatar yesterday condemned the Saudi-led Arab coalition for arresting Qatari citizen, Mohsen Saleh Saadoun Al-Karbi, at a border crossing between Yemen and Oman on 21 April 2018. The committee said in a statement that Al-Karbi was on his way to visit his family in Yemen when he was arrested […]

VIDEO: Egyptian woman hits her taxi driving harasser

VIDEO: Egyptian woman hits her taxi driving harasser

A video of an Egyptian woman hitting a taxi driver after he reportedly harassed her went viral on Wednesday. The woman, who has not been identified, filmed herself hitting the driver while calling him a “harasser” as he begs her for forgiveness. The woman claimed that the driver put his hand on her leg before […]

Middle East & North Africa Smart Grid Market 2018-2027

Middle East & North Africa Smart Grid Market 2018-2027

Smart grid infrastructure development is accelerating in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region, showing strong potential in the near-to-medium term. In the Gulf states, high incomes, high electricity consumption, and small populations are driving smart meter deployments. Elsewhere in the region, the prevalence of high non-technical losses and poor energy efficiency are creating […]

'US won't withdraw from Syria unless peace achieved'

'US won't withdraw from Syria unless peace achieved'

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday the US will not withdraw its forces from Syria unless peace is fully achieved throughout the country. “We do not want to simply pull out before the diplomats have won the peace, so you win the fight and then you win the peace,” Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon. Asked […]

5 killed in cargo plane crash near Libya's Sharara oilfield

5 killed in cargo plane crash near Libya's Sharara oilfield

As many as five crew members were killed when a cargo plane crashed minutes after taking off near Libya’s Sharara oilfield, a security source said. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the cargo plane usually carries supplies to the oilfield by air after the road to Ubari was closed as a result […]

US "deeply concerned" by Iran's ambition to dominate Middle East: Pompeo

US "deeply concerned" by Iran's ambition to dominate Middle East: Pompeo

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – The United States is “deeply concerned” by Iran’s ambition to dominate the Middle East, new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said after meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a flying visit on Sunday. “We remain deeply concerned about Iran’s dangerous escalation of threats towards Israel and the region,” Pompeo said […]

Prime Minister Abe starts Middle East tour

Prime Minister Abe starts Middle East tour

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is starting his Middle East tour to strengthen relationships with countries in the region from the viewpoint of energy security. In his 5-day tour until May 3rd, Abe will visit the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Israel and Palestine. In the UAE, he is expected to beef up ties with the […]

In first, Lebanese expats can vote in country's elections

In first, Lebanese expats can vote in country's elections

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri arrives with Army Commander General Joseph Aoun (L) at the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) headquarters. (photo credit: REUTERS/ALI HASHISHO) Lebanese citizens living abroad began began voting Friday in the country’s elections scheduled for May 6. Over 12,000 Lebanese registered voters in six Middle Eastern countries, […]

Pro-Israel envoy Nikki Haley voted most popular US politician

Pro-Israel envoy Nikki Haley voted most popular US politician

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley is America’s most popular politician according to a study by Quinnipiac University, CNN reported yesterday. Haley is viewed positively by some 63 per cent of US voters, while only 39 per cent gave their approval of US President Donald Trump. Haley’s popularity also stretched to both sides of […]

Haley blasts Iran over civilian deaths in the Middle East

Haley blasts Iran over civilian deaths in the Middle East

“Groups that Iran has sponsored or supported have perfected the tactic of using human shields,” she told the UN Security Council, “and inspired others to do the same.” “Of course, this is part of Iran’s overarching efforts to destabilize the region — efforts that include illegal weapons shipments to Yemen, and invading Israeli air space […]