Israel forces open fire at school students in Nablus – Middle East Monitor

Israel forces open fire at school students in Nablus – Middle East Monitor

Israeli soldier shot live ammunition and tear-gas bombs at Palestinian students who were leaving their school in the northern occupied West Bank village of Tell in Nablus yesterday. Palestinian security sources said Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian vehicles as they travelled along the main Nablus-Qalqilya road near the illegal Israeli settlement of Yitzhar. No injuries were […]

2 terrorists killed by police in Tunisia’s Sidi Bouzid – Middle East Monitor

2 terrorists killed by police in Tunisia’s Sidi Bouzid – Middle East Monitor

At least two militants were killed on Thursday in an exchange of fire with police in central Tunisia’s Jilma city in the Sidi Bouzid province, the Ministry of Interior has said, reports Anadolu Agency. Daesh in Tunisia – Cartoon [Carlos Latuff/MiddleEastMonitor] According to a ministry statement, the gunfight occurred after Tunisian security forces stormed a […]

Fighting among rebels in northern Syria kills dozens – Stars and Stripes

Fighting among rebels in northern Syria kills dozens – Stars and Stripes

Fighting among rebels in northern Syria kills dozens BEIRUT — Two days of fighting in rebel-held parts of northern Syria killed dozens of people as al-Qaida-linked militants press their offensive against Turkey-backed rebels, a war monitor and activists said Wednesday. The new wave of fighting comes after President Donald Trump’s abrupt announcement in […]

Middle East companies slow to act on AI despite high expectations – Consultancy-me.com

Middle East companies slow to act on AI despite high expectations – Consultancy-me.com

Businesses in the Middle East have been slow to properly embrace AI according to BCG, despite having high expectations for the technology.  A new report from global strategy and management firm Boston Consulting Group has revealed that Middle East-based businesses have been especially slow to incorporate artificial intelligence into their offerings or processes, at just one […]

Qatar to impose 100 percent tax on alcohol – Middle East Eye

Qatar to impose 100 percent tax on alcohol – Middle East Eye

World Cup organisers in Qatar have said alcohol will be available for fans in designated areas, but not in public spaces (AFP/File photo) World Cup 2022 host Qatar will introduce a 100 percent tax on alcohol from 1 January, a government official confirmed to AFP news agency on Monday. The “sin” tax is being introduced […]

6 Red Sea countries launch joint military drill – Middle East Monitor

6 Red Sea countries launch joint military drill – Middle East Monitor

A military drill between six Red Sea countries was launched in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, according to the kingdom’s official SPA news agency. The Red Wave 1 exercise brings together naval forces from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Sudan, Yemen and Djibouti. Observers from Somalia are also taking part in the drill. “The exercise aims to […]

Middle East ties not at US expense: Pakistan Foreign Office – Arabnews

Middle East ties not at US expense: Pakistan Foreign Office – Arabnews

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad’s ties with Middle Eastern states are “not at the cost of our bilateral relationship with any other country,” including the US, Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesman told Arab News on Saturday.“Pakistan is actively engaged with the US, and as a result Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Islamabad and the US special envoy for […]

Middle East Eye's Picks of the Year 2018 – Middle East Eye

Middle East Eye's Picks of the Year 2018 – Middle East Eye

Demonstrators dressed as Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and US President Donald Trump (C) protest outside the White House in Washington, DC (AFP) 2018 was, as usual, a momentous and fractious year for the Middle East. With regards to continuity, the wars in Yemen and Syria continued to rage, Gaza remained besieged and […]