Yemen peace talks collapse in Geneva after Houthi no-show

Yemen peace talks collapse in Geneva after Houthi no-show

Yemen’s foreign minister said that Martin Griffiths, pictured, had not been firm enough with the Houthis Peace talks in Geneva have collapsed after Yemen’s Houthi rebel movement failed to attend, although the UN special envoy said that this did not represent a “fundamental blockage in the process” and that he would meet soon with their […]

NYT op-ed helps explain US policies in the Middle East

NYT op-ed helps explain US policies in the Middle East

A senior official whose identity was concealed by the New York Times (NYT) published an op-ed on Wednesday, criticizing the U.S. President Donald Trump, his actions and policies. An unnamed op-ed is a very rare thing although there are some examples in U.S. political history. NYT, which has long been accused by Trump of spreading […]

Tariff removal will boost Middle East petrochemical industry competitiveness

Tariff removal will boost Middle East petrochemical industry competitiveness

The Middle East downstream industry, notably chemicals, requires fewer tariff barriers and higher efficiencies for additional capacity to compete with rivals in North America, China and India, according to analysts. Despite having some of the lowest-cost oil reserves in the world, Middle East companies are unable to fully optimise these advantages in the chemicals sector, […]

Signs calling Israel a 'racist endeavour' appear across London

Signs calling Israel a 'racist endeavour' appear across London

Posters appeared online describing the state of Israel as a ‘racist endeavour’ (Screengrab/Twitter) A series of posters calling Israel a “racist endeavour” appeared across London on Wednesday following the UK Labour Party’s decision to adopt the International Holocaust Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism. The signs appeared a day after the Labour party accepted the IHRA […]

The scramble for the Middle East: Britain and America fall out

The scramble for the Middle East: Britain and America fall out

One of the many pleasures offered by Lords of the Desert, which narrates the rivalry between Britain and the United States in the Middle East from the end of the second world war through to 1967, is the quotations that are liberally strewn across its pages. They have been culled from memoirs or official documents […]

Modern history of the Middle East

Modern history of the Middle East

Fawaz A. Gerges examines the conflict between political Islamists and secular-leaning nationalists Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb, and the clash that shaped the Middle East By Fawaz A. Gerges, Princeton, 483 pages, $22 At the turn of this century, the Arab National Conference (ANC) tried to incorporate the so-called political Islam and became the […]

UK lifts device ban on majority of inbound Middle East flights

UK lifts device ban on majority of inbound Middle East flights

Large phones, tablets and laptops are now allowed in the cabin on all flights out of Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia, and majority of carriers flying out of Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Lebanon Restrictions placed in March preventing large electronic devices within aircraft cabins on UK bound flights from a number of countries in the Middle […]

Middle East and Africa Alcoholic Beverages Market 2018-2025 by Type, Packaging, Product Type, Distribution …

Middle East and Africa Alcoholic Beverages Market 2018-2025 by Type, Packaging, Product Type, Distribution …

DUBLIN, Sept. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The “Middle East and Africa Alcoholic Beverages Market – Companies Profiles, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2025″ report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. Middle East and Africa alcoholic beverages market is expected to register a healthy CAGR in the forecast period 2018 to 2025. The new […]

Israel's Arab MPs back UK's Corbyn amid anti-Semitism accusations

Israel's Arab MPs back UK's Corbyn amid anti-Semitism accusations

A group of Arab lawmakers in Israel on Sunday praised British Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, whose party has been battling accusations of anti-Semitism for months, Reuters reports. In a letter to Britain’s Guardian newspaper, Ahmad Tibi, a deputy speaker of Israel’s parliament, and three other members of the Joint Arab List party said Corbyn had […]

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