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Iran reports COVID-19 death every five minutes, hospitals struggle

Hospitals in many Iranian provinces are running out of capacity to handle COVID-19 cases, health authorities say, with novel coronavirus now killing around 300 people a day or one person every five minutes. Authorities have complained of poor social distancing, and Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi said the pandemic could cause 600 daily deaths in coming weeks if Iranians failed to respect health protocols in the Middle East's hardest-affected country. A caption that ran on state television...
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A Lebanese artist created an inspiring statue out of glass and rubble from the Beirut port explosion

Hayat Nazer doesn't remember a time when Lebanon was at peace. But she has learned to channel her grief and pain into beautiful works of art.
Tags: News, Middle East, Beirut, Lebanon, Hayat Nazer

The Marines Corps is rolling out a 'subversive' new strategy to take on China

US Marines conduct a simulated amphibious assault during exercise Talisman Sabre 19 in Bowen, Australia, July 22, 2019. US Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Tanner D. Lambert In August 2019, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger published his Commandant's Planning Guidance, detailing a dramatic shift in the Marine Corps' force structure. It positions the Marines to take on China, but it also makes a subversive proposal to take on a sophisticated rival with cheaper capabilities than what the othe...
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#Saudi Index Drops Most Since May in Final-Hour Slump: Inside EM - Bloomberg

Saudi Index Drops Most Since May in Final-Hour Slump: Inside EM - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul All Share Index fell the most in five months amid renewed concern about measures to contain the spread of coronavirus.The benchmark index retreated 4.1% to 8,154.59, the lowest level in more than seven weeks. The decline, which led losses among major benchmarks in the Middle East on Sunday, accelerated in the final hour of trading in Riyadh.Large caps Saudi Basic Industries Corp., the chemical mak...
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Wall of debt: Maturities mount in Middle East amid COVID-19 borrowing spree | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Wall of debt: Maturities mount in Middle East amid COVID-19 borrowing spree | ZAWYA MENA EditionA turbulent economic outlook has resulted in a surge of corporate borrowings that will be maturing in a few years across the Middle East, as well as in Europe and Africa.In a new report that covered hundreds of companies in the EMEA region, Moody’s said total debt jumped by nearly half to $1.6 trillion since 2019, partly due to new borrowings driven by the coronavirus pandemic. The rating movements be...
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SundanceTV/beIN Media Arabic Shorts Competition Draws More Than 300 Submissions (EXCLUSIVE)

The first Middle East and North Africa edition of the SundanceTV Shorts competition, held in partnership with beIN Media Group and the Doha Film Institute, has received more than 300 submissions from across the Arab world, as the deadline closes today. The SundanceTV initiative to foster indie filmmaking in the Middle East and North Africa […]
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Trump will take advantage of the UK's 'weakness' after Brexit if re-elected, warns Britain's former ambassador to the US

President Donald Trump at the final presidential debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 22, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/Pool Exclusive: Sir Nigel Sheinwald, Britain's former ambassador to the US, tells Business Insider that President Trump will try to 'take advantage' of the UK's weakness after Brexit if re-elected. Boris Johnson enjoys a warm personal relationship with the president, but the White House has adopted an in...
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Israeli leader confirms consent to US arms sales to UAE

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday appeared to confirm that Israel has given its consent for the United States to sell F35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates following a recent agreement establishing diplomatic relations between the Mideast countries. The expected sale would make the UAE the first Arab nation - and just the second country in the Middle East after Israel — — to possess the stealth warplanes. Netanyahu has repeatedly insisted the deal establishing ties w...
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Trump's Middle East peace deals 'rejected conventional wisdom': State Dept

President Trump's Middle East peace deals, including the latest Friday between Israel and Sudan, are "unprecedented" for the region,...
Tags: Israel, Middle East, Sudan, Trump, State Dept

#Dubai Plans $136 Million in Support for Virus-Hit Businesses - Bloomberg

Dubai Plans $136 Million in Support for Virus-Hit Businesses - BloombergDubai plans to offer 500 million dirhams ($136 million) of aid for businesses hit by the coronavirus crisis, Crown Prince Hamdan Bin Mohammed said on Twitter on Saturday.The package, which will consist of rent breaks and the elimination of government fees and fines for some businesses, will bring total government support to 6.8 billion dirhams, according to the prince.The emirate is known as the business hub of the Middle Ea...
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, International Monetary Fund, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Hamdan bin Mohammed, COVID, BloombergDubai

Trump is waging a quiet war against civilians in Iran as the coronavirus pandemic drags on

Iranians, some in face masks, on a street in Tehran, June 3, 2020. AFP/Getty Images The Trump administration rolled out yet another set of sanctions on Iranians this month, further restricting access to food and medicine. The new round of sanctions comes after years of similar measures that restricted access to medicine and amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has strained Iran's healthcare system even more. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. With people in Iran alre...
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Netflix Reaches Out to Lebanon With Relief Fund and Local Films Package

Netflix, as it ramps up Middle East operations, has announced two initiatives to reach out to Lebanon’s film and TV community: an emergency fund providing grants to below-the-line crew facing economic hardship, and a “Made in Lebanon” package of films playing on the giant streamer. The $500,000 relief fund set up by Netflix in collaboration […]
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U.S. sanctions Russian institute linked to dangerous malware

Washington imposed sanctions on Friday on a Russian research institute tied to the development of a dangerous computer program capable of causing catastrophic industrial damage, a move that Russia called illegitimate. The U.S. Treasury Department alleged that the Russian government-backed Central Scientific Research Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics - also known by its Russian acronym, TsNIIKhM - was responsible for "building customized tools that enabled the attack" on an unidentified petro...
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Israel drops objection to US sale of 'certain' arms to UAE

Israel said Friday it will not oppose the U.S. sale of “certain weapon systems” to the United Arab Emirates following an agreement with Washington to upgrade its own capabilities in order to preserve its military edge in the Middle East. The statement released by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Benny Gantz did not specify which weapons systems, but appeared to refer to the possible sale of F-35 stealth fighter jets, which the UAE hopes to obtain following its agreement to...
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UK: Can The Middle East Switch From Black Gold To Green? - Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

As oil prices continue to decline and the demand for clean energy continues to increase, economies in the Middle East have been under tremendous pressure
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Worldwide: Aqui Vai Uma Dica Sobre A Gratificação De Fim De Serviço (EOSG) - TMF Group

Retirement and end-of-service planning in the Middle East are maturing, and now is the time for companies to prepare to meet their payment obligations, writes Bethell Codrington.
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Turkish burgers off the menu in Saudi Arabia as trade boycott bites fast food industry

With its spicy sauce and Ottoman-themed packaging, the “Turkish burger” is one of the more exotic choices on the menu at Saudi Arabian restaurant Herfy. Or, at least, it was. This week, the Turkish patty has vanished from the menu and been replaced with an identical “Greek burger,” the latest casualty of Saudi Arabia’s unofficial boycott of Turkish products. “It’s the same thing,” one Herfy worker, Mahmood Bassyoni, told customers as he offered them a taste of the burger, according to Bloomberg ...
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, Turkey, Middle East, Erdogan, Istanbul, Riyadh, Tayyip Erdogan, Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabian, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Jamal Khashoggi, Herfy, Mahmood Bassyoni, Al Sadhan Group

Why the NSA Told Henry Kissinger to Drop Dead When He Tried to Cut Intel Links with Britain

LONDON—Henry Kissinger once tried to come between the National Security Agency (NSA) and Britain’s GCHQ, their signals intelligence (SIGINT) brothers from the other side of the pond, and the response from the U.S. intelligence agency was short and swift.“The NSA simply said, ‘Drop dead,’” says the author of a new authorized history of GCHQ, who explains that the two intelligence agencies have a closer relationship with each other than they do with their own governments.The world’s two leading si...
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STR: Middle East And Africa Hotel Performance For September 2020

Hotels in both the Middle East and Africa showed continued occupancy improvements but at overall low levels, according to September 2020 data from STR.
Tags: Travel, Africa, Middle East, Middle East And Africa

The final presidential debate

President Donald Trump heeded the pleas of his advisers when he took the debate stage Thursday night, delivering a much more restrained performance as he took on his rival, Joe Biden, but he failed to get the game-changing moment he needed to dramatically alter the trajectory of the race.
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First iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Orders Arriving to Customers in New Zealand and Australia

Apple customers in Australia and New Zealand are always the first to get their hands on new devices on launch day because of differences in time zones, and the 2020 iPhone models are now arriving in those countries. Image via Instagram, from a new iPhone 12 Pro owner in New Zealand It's Friday morning in Australia and New Zealand, and customers who pre-ordered an iPhone 12 or 12 Pro are beginning to receive their shipments. New device photos and videos and images of lines are popping up on Y...
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America's 1.3 million Jehovah's Witnesses will be sitting out this election

Skye Gould/Business Insider America's 1.3 million Jehovah's Witnesses do not vote, run for public office, serve in the military, recite the Pledge of Allegiance, or take "any action to change governments." The Witnesses are among the only religious groups that are explicitly taught to be apolitical.  It's unclear how Jehovah's Witnesses would vote if they engaged in politics — they are socially conservative, but racially diverse and evenly spread across the country.  Visit Business Inside...
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Turkey's Erdogan has been humiliating Putin all year — here's how he did it

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia, in March 2020. Reuters Turkey is currently backing Azerbaijan's fight against Russia-backed Armenia over the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region. Over the past year Turkey has also involved itself in proxy conflicts against Russia in Syria and Libya. A NATO military analyst told Insider that Turkey's boldness in joining proxy fights actually comes from President Erdogan simply acting like Russian...
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AOC's snub of a tribute to an assassinated Nobel Peace Prize winner sure makes it seem like all Israeli leaders are too problematic for the progressive left

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) addresses the virtual Democratic National Convention convention on August 18, 2020. Handout/DNCC via Getty Images Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was supposed to speak at a left-wing peace advocacy group's online memorial for the late Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, on the the 25th anniversary of his assassination., After backlash from progressives, AOC bailed on the event, which was held the same night she played a video game for a huge online audience....
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Former Fox Exec Shelley Atkin’s Ditto Completes LGBTQ Horror ‘Lair’

Shelley Atkin, ex-VP theatrical finance for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at 20th Century Fox, has produced her first feature film “Lair,” under her new company Ditto Films’ banner. The film is a U.K. based LGBTQ infused horror movie and is written and directed by Adam Ethan Crow. In the film, a fractured LGBTQ […]
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Protesters wanted change but Lebanon's elite picks veteran to lead crisis-hit nation

Saad Hariri, who was toppled in a popular uprising nearly one year ago, has been designated prime minister in parliamentary consultations on Thursday.
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ADNOC pipeline investor Galaxy mandates banks for planned bond sales - document | Reuters

ADNOC pipeline investor Galaxy mandates banks for planned bond sales - document | ReutersGalaxy Pipeline Assets, which is owned by a consortium of investors that took a stake in ADNOC’s gas pipeline assets, has mandated banks for sale of triple-tranche dollar bonds, a document showed.Galaxy has mandated Citigroup and HSBC as global coordinators, while BNP Paribas, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Mizuho, MUFG and Standard Chartered Bank will be joint bookrunners to organise fixed-income investor calls acro...
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Lebanon's uprising never wanted power. Then a blast ripped through Beirut and everything changed

A 360-degree turn in Lebanon's political mood has prompted activists to organize into political parties and alliances.
Tags: News, Middle East, Beirut, Lebanon

Pat Robertson's prophecy: Trump wins, civil unrest, world war, and an asteroid strike to end it all

Spoilers from God via Pat Robertson: Trump will win, two assassination attempts on him, civil strife, war with China, war in the Middle East with God defending Israel, and finally, after about 5 years or so, an asteroid to end it all, "maybe." — Read the rest
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Facebook Begins Rolling Out Most Recent, Favorites Options for News Feed

Over the years, Facebook has consistently tested different ways for users to experience its News Feed, and two of those options became a reality Wednesday. Facebook technology communications manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa Alexandru Voica said in a tweet that Most Recent and Favorites are being rolled out globally on Android and...
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