Considerations on moving data to the Middle East

Considerations on moving data to the Middle East

What is special about the UAE? As international companies look to host within the region. data sovereignty and latency issues will be key driving factors. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is viewed as an attractive ICT hub; technology infrastructure is key to its innovation strategy and the wider UAE Vision 2021. The country is fully […]

Spanish city cancels Israeli women waterpolo match

Spanish city cancels Israeli women waterpolo match

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions activists (BDS) succeeded on Monday in persuading the Catalonian city of Molins de Rei not to host a scheduled women’s waterpolo match between Spain and Israel. The match was scheduled to take place on Tuesday afternoon as part of a European championship that serves as a preliminary to the world […]

UNICEF: 'Yemen is a living hell for children'

UNICEF: 'Yemen is a living hell for children'

A Yemeni child dies from preventable diseases every 10 minutes, the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) said on Sunday. UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Geert Cappelaere, said: “We should not be surprised that today, in Yemen, a child dies every 10 minutes of easily preventable diseases.” Some 30,000 children […]

Turkey's Erdogan continues to destabilize the Middle East

Turkey's Erdogan continues to destabilize the Middle East

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is once again trying to stir up tensions in the Middle East in order to advance both his Islamist agenda and his Ottoman imperialistic aspirations. The hot-headed Turkish leader is milking the Khashoggi scandal in order to shift the focus from the disastrous state of affairs in Turkey, where inflation […]

Palestinians protest in Gaza despite attempt to quell demonstrations

Palestinians protest in Gaza despite attempt to quell demonstrations

A Palestinian protester is taken away after being injured during demonstrations (Mohammed Asad) GAZA STRIP – Palestinians in the Israeli-besieged Gaza Strip protested on Friday once again, vowing not to let political leaders restrict their right to demonstrate. Ahead of Friday’s protest, which was the 32nd “Great March of Return” demonstration calling for an end […]

Exclusive: Weatherford eyes tie-ups, manufacturing expansion in the Middle East

Exclusive: Weatherford eyes tie-ups, manufacturing expansion in the Middle East

US oilfield services firm Weatherford is in active discussions over potential joint opportunities in the drilling business of national oil companies in the Middle East, as it expands manufacturing capacities within Saudi Arabia. “We’re very actively [talking to clients in the Middle East], we have an Eastern Hemisphere president based here in Dubai,” said Dean […]

Turkish and US troops begin joint patrols in Syria's Manbij

Turkish and US troops begin joint patrols in Syria's Manbij

A Reuters journalist saw a convoy of six military vehicles, some flying the US flag and others flying the Turkish flag, driving about 20km from Manbij (Reuters) Turkish and US soldiers have begun joint patrols around the city of Manbij in northern Syria aimed at averting clashes between Turkey and Washington’s Kurdish allies, even as […]