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ISIS has lost its final stronghold in Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces says

ISIS has lost its final stronghold in Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces announced Saturday, bringing an end to the so-called caliphate declared by the terrorist group in 2014.


Are flying motorbikes the future for Dubai?

Dubai Police now have a revamped model of the hoverbike -- and they've taken it for a test flight.


Trump's Golan Heights announcement met with a shrug in the Arab world

When Mike Pompeo landed in Beirut from Tel Aviv on Friday morning, barely a handful of demonstrators took to the streets to protest the US Secretary of State's visit.


The ISIS caliphate has ended, but its breeding ground thrives

At its height, the caliphate of ISIS reigned over a realm the size of Britain, with ten million people under its sway. Now the group has lost its last village.


Death toll rises to 102 after ferry capsizes in Iraq's Tigris River

An overcrowded ferry capsized in the Tigris River near Mosul, killing at least 102 people during Nowruz and Mother's Day celebrations on Thursday, officials said.


Israel Is on the Brink of Disaster. Trump Just Made Things Worse.

Israel’s right-wing leaders are reading signals from Washington as a green light.
Tags: Palestinians, Likud Party (Israel, Defense and Military Forces, Palestinian Authority, Netanyahu, Benjamin, Trump, Donald J, Gantz, Benny, Golan Heights, Israel, Middle East, Syria, United States, West Bank


The Golan Heights Was Once an Arab Rallying Cry. Not Any More.

The muted Arab response to President Trump’s call to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory shows Syria’s weakness amid a reordered Arab world.
Tags: Security Council (UN, Assad, Bashar al, Kerry, John, Obama, Barack, Trump, Donald J, Golan Heights, Israel, Defense and Military Forces, Arab-Israeli War (1967, Syria, United States, Middle East


The Golan Heights Was Once an Arab Rallying Cry. Not Anymore.

The muted Arab response to President Trump’s call to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory shows Syria’s weakness amid a reordered Arab world.
Tags: Security Council (UN, Assad, Bashar al, Kerry, John, Obama, Barack, Trump, Donald J, Golan Heights, Israel, Defense and Military Forces, Arab-Israeli War (1967, Syria, United States, Middle East


Trump’s New Contribution to Mideast Chaos

Israel’s right-wing leaders are reading signals from Washington as a green light for expanding in one of the most incendiary pieces of territory in the Middle East.
Tags: Palestinians, Likud Party (Israel, Defense and Military Forces, Palestinian Authority, Netanyahu, Benjamin, Trump, Donald J, Gantz, Benny, Golan Heights, Israel, Middle East, Syria, United States, West Bank


A Brief History of the Golan Heights, Claimed by Israel and Syria

On Thursday, President Trump tweeted about a hilly plateau beside the Sea of Galilee that has been one of Israel’s quieter frontiers for 52 years.
Tags: Golan Heights, International Relations, Israel, Syria, Arab-Israeli War (1967, Trump, Donald J, United States International Relations, Netanyahu, Benjamin, Middle East


House Dems: Kushner’s Been Using Encrypted Messaging App For Official Biz

White House advisor Jared Kushner has been using WhatsApp, an encrypted messaging app, to conduct official government business, House Democrats alleged in a letter Thursday that raised concerns about his and other White House officials’ compliance with the Presidential Records Act. In response to the allegations, Kushner’s lawyer Abbe Lowell said that the Democrats were mischaracterizing what the lawyer told lawmakers in a meeting in December. According to Democrats’ letter, Lowell confirmed ...
Tags: News, White House, Democrats, United States, House, Middle East, National Security Council, Tierney Sneed, Elijah Cummings, Lowell, Cummings, Ivanka Trump, Kushner, Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon, Kt Mcfarland


This is the best (and simplest) world map of religions

At a glance, this map shows both the size and distribution of world religions.See how religions mix at both national and regional level.There's one country in the Americas without a Christian majority – which? China and India are huge religious outliers A picture says more than a thousand words, and that goes for this world map as well. This map conveys not just the size but also the distribution of world religions, at both a global and national level. Strictly speaking it's an infographic rath...
Tags: Africa, Asia, Atheism, Buddhism, China, Christianity, Europe, Faith, India, Islam, Middle east, Religion, United states, Map


Trump: Time to recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory

Israel captured the strategically important plateau from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war.
Tags: News, Israel, Syria, Middle East, Golan Heights


President Trump says U.S. should recognize Israel's sovereignty over disputed Golan Heights

Trump's controversial move is sure to inflame tension in the Middle East. He said in a Tweet that the territory is critical to Israel's security.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Israel, Middle East, Usa Today, Trump, Golan Heights


Trump: U.S. Should ‘Fully Recognize Israel’s Sovereignty’ Over Golan Heights

President Trump declared that the United States should recognize Israel’s sovereignty of the disputed territory in the Golan Heights, breaking with a half-century of U.S. policy over the region. Israel took the territory from Syria in a 1967 Six Day War. Ever since then, the international community — including the U.S. — has held that the territory is Syrian by right and under Israeli occupation. Trump made the momentous announcement via Twitter, his latest huge move towards backing Israeli’s ri...
Tags: News, Israel, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, America, Iran, Syria, United States, Middle East, State Department, Dc, Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Trump, State, Netanyahu


#Dubai Buyers Still Love Emaar Villas as 2018 Sales Almost Double - Bloomberg

Dubai Buyers Still Love Emaar Villas as 2018 Sales Almost Double - Bloomberg:Dubai’s property market’s woes aren’t denting appetite for villas just yet.Emaar Properties PJSC said on Thursday revenue from villa sales jumped 90 percent last year to 7.84 billion dirhams ($2.13 billion), the biggest increase across its property segments, according to a breakdown of the 2018 earnings originally released last month.Home prices and rents have dropped by as much as a third since peaking in 2014 in Dubai...
Tags: Travel, Middle East, Dubai, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Emaar Properties PJSC


Top 10 most expensive cities in the world

Ever raised an eyebrow at the price of a meal on holiday? Spare a thought for those that live there. The Economist Intelligence Unit has published its annual Worldwide Cost of Living survey and it makes for very interesting reading. The survey was created to help companies calculate cost-of-living for expatriates and business travellers. Comparing the cost of […] The post Top 10 most expensive cities in the world appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, Usa, New York, California, France, China, Singapore, Israel, Middle East, Switzerland, Denmark


Corrected: Badwa Capital’s new investment arm targets education, healthcare and logistics sectors | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Corrected: Badwa Capital’s new investment arm targets education, healthcare and logistics sectors | ZAWYA MENA Edition:The new investment management company launched by Dubai-based Badwa Capital last month will target investments in physical infrastructure in areas such as education, healthcare and logistics, one of the firm’s partners has said.The company announced its entry to the investment management business last month, with its press release stating that the business is “anchored with $100...
Tags: Travel, Middle East, Dubai, Dubai Financial Services Authority, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Zawya, Badwa Capital, Abdulaziz Alfalih


F1 gets new MENA deal after piracy issues led to BeIN Sports exit

Formula 1 has confirmed a new deal for television coverage in the Middle East and North Africa, after previous broadcaster BeIN Sports decided against renewing its contract over piracy issues
Tags: Sport, F1, Middle East, Mena, North Africa, Autosport


Qatar Stocks Buck Mideast Gains – Bloomberg

Qatar Stocks Buck Mideast Gains – Bloomberg:Akber Khan, senior director of asset management at Al Rayan Investment, discusses Qatar stocks and his call on Qatar Transport. He speaks on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East.” (Source: Bloomberg) [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Bloomberg, Middle East, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Al Rayan Investment, Akber Khan, Qatar Stocks Buck Mideast Gains


I’ve Been Off Instagram in 2019 (and Book Review: Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport)

This past New Year’s day I was sitting in the lounge of the top floor of a very nice hotel in Taipei, looking out over the green hills. I had a lot to be grateful for, on a number of levels. I had been off the grid for the previous 10 days. I opened up my phone and went online for the first time. I opened Instagram and began to scroll through. The first photo was someone posing in a Happy New Year’s photo from a Four Seasons in Hawaii. The next photo was someone at an epic party at a different F...
Tags: Books, Instagram, Mexico, Sales, Hawaii, New York Times, Middle East, Taipei, Cal Newport, Cal, Henry David Thoreau, Marie Kondo, Walden, Twitter Facebook


Twitter Is Taking an Active Role in European Media Literacy Week

Twitter is marking the first-ever European Media Literacy Week this week with a host of initiatives across countries in the European Union. Public policy manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa Ronan Costello wrote in a blog post, "While we firmly believe in the power of open, public conversation, the speed of the internet...
Tags: Europe, Advertising, Middle East, European Union Public, Social Pro Daily, European Media Literacy Week, Africa Ronan Costello


In the Shadows? Informal Enterprise in Non-Democracies

With the informal economy representing a third of the GDP in an average Middle East and North African country, why do chronically indebted regimes tolerate such a large and untaxed shadow economy? Among this study’s findings, higher rates of public sector employment correlate with greater permissibility of firm informality. [Author: by Kristin Fabbe, Allison Spencer Hartnett, and Steve L. Monroe]
Tags: College, Middle East, by Kristin Fabbe, Allison Spencer Hartnett, and Steve L. Monroe, Kristin Fabbe Allison Spencer Hartnett, Steve L Monroe


R. Kelly asks judge to let him travel to Dubai to perform

CHICAGO (AP) — Cash-strapped R&B singer R. Kelly wants a judge to let him travel to the Middle East to perform several concerts, saying he has struggled to get work in the U.S. since his February arrest on sex-abuse charges. A defense filing Wednesday in Chicago says Kelly would do three to five concerts in […]
Tags: News, Ap, Chicago, Nation, Middle East, Dubai, R Kelly, Kelly


Trump to host Netanyahu at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH’-hoo) at the White House next week. The president will welcome Netanyahu for his third White House visit since Trump took office, the White house said Wednesday. They will discuss Middle East issues in a meeting March 25 and Trump will host […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, Middle East, Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Trump, Netanyahu


On this anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, make a decision about the AUMF

Today is the anniversary of the March 20, 2003 invasion of Iraq. That day added to what is now nearly 18 years of ongoing war. We deployed over 175,000 troops on that day, and doubled the number of wars we were engaged in.  We also set down a path committing the families of millions of servicemembers and veterans to bear the sacrifices required by these wars. On that day, I was a junior officer stationed on a Navy warship in the Arabian Gulf, in support of the invasion of Iraq. At that time, I w...
Tags: Congress, Navy, California, Opinion, Iraq, Sport, Syria, Afghanistan, Soccer, Middle East, Somalia, Yemen, Niger, U S Navy, Arabian Gulf, Newsom


Mideast Stocks: Petrochemicals companies hold back #Saudi as rival markets firm | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Mideast Stocks: Petrochemicals companies hold back Saudi as rival markets firm | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Saudi Arabia's stock market dropped on Wednesday as petrochemical companies slid amid falling oil prices while rival markets were mostly lifted by financial stocks. The Saudi index eased 0.2 percent from the multi-year closing high hit after it entered FTSE Russell's emerging-market index on Monday.The Middle East's largest petrochemicals producer Saudi Basic Industries 2010.SE slipped 0.3 percent...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Middle East, Russell, Riyad Bank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Basic Industries, MENA Edition


Ardian Infrastructure Fund V raises 6.1 bln euros

Ardian said March 20 that its latest infrastructure fund closed on 6.1 billion euros ($6.9 billion). Ardian Infrastructure Fund V, which raised the pool in six months, will focus on transport (rail, road and airports), energy (gas, electricity and renewable energy) and other public infrastructure assets (health and environmental). PRESS RELEASE ARDIAN INFRASTRUCTURE CLOSES ITS FIFTH GENERATION FUND AT €6.1BN           The fund, which is the largest ever infrastructure fund raised targeting E...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Americas, US, Trends, Santiago, Paris, Middle East, Funds, Seoul, Zurich, Executive Committee, Ardian, ARDIAN Ardian, Ardian Infrastructure, Mathias Burghardt


Cry Out rallies prayer around Arab Bedouins during Lent

Middle East North Africa (MNN) -- Christians worldwide are observing Lent, a 40-day period spanning from March 6 to April 19. Specific reasons vary, but most believers generally view Lent as a time for reflection and practicing spiritual disciplines. While Lent is often associated with fasting, prayer is also a critical component of the season.  Cry Out is offering a free 40-day prayer guide during Lent that focuses on the Arab Bedouins.  Speaking on behalf of Cry Out, Peter* says, “This is...
Tags: Iraq, Middle East, Islam, Sudan, Christ, Peter, Muhammed, Joshua Project, Middle East North Africa, Jordan Syria, Wikimedia Commons Strong, Jordan Photo, South Arabia, Wikimedia Commons Most Bedouins, Baqqārah Baggara, Mecca Download


Pompeo, in Kuwait, again urges resolution to Gulf crisis

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday renewed calls for a resolution to a festering dispute between Qatar and four other Arab nations, all of them America’s partners in the Middle East. On a visit to Kuwait, which has been attempting to mediate an end to the crisis, Pompeo said the […]
Tags: News, Jerusalem, America, Qatar, Nation, Middle East, Kuwait, Gulf, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo