East-West Chitchat: Trump in the Middle East

East-West Chitchat: Trump in the Middle East

East-West Chitchat: Trump in the Middle East Credit: Rex/Shutterstock By: Abdelrahman Amr and Michael Matthiesen In the fifth part in an Egyptian Streets article series under the name of East-West Chitchat that aims to spark increased dialogue between Americans and Egyptians, Abdelrahman Amr and Michael Matthiesen explore U.S President Trump’s relationship with Middle Eastern […]

Israeli troops open fire on Gaza protesters as Middle East marks anti-Israel Al-Quds Day

Israeli troops open fire on Gaza protesters as Middle East marks anti-Israel Al-Quds Day

Friday’s anti-Israeli Al-Quds Day demonstrations turned violent along the Gaza border, as Israeli soldiers opened fire on Palestinian protesters. More than 600 Palestinians were reportedly wounded as protesters came under Israeli gunfire as they headed to the Gaza fence. According to Gaza’s Health Ministry, at least four Palestinians were killed, including a 15-year-old. The demonstrations in Gaza were organized by […]

Middle East Arms Imports Expected to Remain Robust

Middle East Arms Imports Expected to Remain Robust Bahrain has been approved to purchase Bell’s AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter. Photo: Defense Dept. This is part 5 of a 5-part series covering the current global weapons market by region: Europe, Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin America leading up to National Defense Magazine’s coverage of the […]

The real cost of Wajahat Ali's interventions on Palestine

The real cost of Wajahat Ali's interventions on Palestine

Last week, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) disinvited Wajahat Ali as a speaker from its annual conference, citing his troubling and divisive work on Palestine as one of the reasons.  While ISNA’s letter did not explain its rationale adequately, Ali has focused on straw-man critics, avoiding the substantive objections raised about his work […]

Is the Arab Spring still alive in Jordan?

Is the Arab Spring still alive in Jordan?

The voices from Jordan should make everyone sit up and listen. “We the people are the source of authority and we want to reclaim our ability to make change in the presence of weak institutions like the parliament or political parties,” said Hala Ahed, a lawyer. Or Deema Kharabsheh, who had been demonstrating outside the […]

Middle East becoming more aware of food waste impact, survey shows

Middle East becoming more aware of food waste impact, survey shows

A vast majority of residents in the UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia understand the impact of food waste and are taking steps to do their part to reduce their food waste footprint, according to a new survey commissioned by engineering solutions firm Danfoss. The survey, which was carried out by YouGov in May, found that […]

Palestinian youth goes blind while in Israeli custody

Palestinian youth goes blind while in Israeli custody

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society on Tuesday held the Israeli Prison Service responsible for a detained Palestinian youth losing his sight due to what it described as “medical neglect”. “Preliminary examinations of Hassan Tamimi, 18, at West Jerusalem’s Shaare Tzedek hospital indicate that he has permanently lost sight in both his eyes,” the Prisoners’ Society, an […]

Savills completes its search for a place in Middle East

Savills completes its search for a place in Middle East

Savills has established a foothold in the Middle East by acquiring Cluttons’ business in the region. The acquisition will lead to the property advisor and estate agency taking full ownership of Cluttons Middle East, which is based in Dubai and has been operating in the region for more than 40 years. The business provides surveying […]

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