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Drugmakers are turning to their Ebola and HIV playbooks as they race to fight the Wuhan coronavirus. Here's how 6 top firms are tackling a contagion that's already killed 1,800.

As the coronavirus outbreak has exploded into a global public-health emergency, leading drugmakers have begun researching treatments and vaccines to stop the virus.  Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi, and GlaxoSmithKline are in the early stages of advancing vaccine candidates. The biotech Gilead is running trials to test an Ebola therapy as a treatment for the virus that causes the disease known as COVID-19. The virus' rapid spread has instilled urgency in developmental efforts, which are set to test ...
Tags: California, China, Africa, US, Trends, Pennsylvania, Bill Gates, Middle East, World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, GlaxoSmithKline, Anthony Fauci, Nih, Wuhan, Cnbc, MERS

After Suleimani: Iran's scramble to recover from general's death

Loss of revered Quds Force commander and his aides has derailed country’s momentum in regionIn the early hours of 3 January, Iraq’s prime minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, frantically phoned his advisers. “Something big has happened,” he said, summoning them to a meeting in his office. “You need to come now.”Like their boss, the advisers had heard the boom of the explosions that crunched into the airport road just after 1am, and their phones had been ringing incessantly. Each call had brought the unth...
Tags: Iraq, Israel, World news, Iran, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Middle East, Lebanon, Hezbollah, Saddam Hussein, Adel Abdul Mahdi, Quds Force, Qassem Suleimani, Suleimani

Cambodia's Coronavirus Complacency May Exact a Global Toll

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia -- When Cambodia's prime minister greeted passengers on a cruise ship amid a coronavirus scare on Valentine's Day, embraces were the order of the day. Protective masks were not.Not only did Prime Minister Hun Sen not wear one, assured that the ship was virus-free, his bodyguards ordered people who had donned masks to take them off. The next day, the U.S. ambassador to Cambodia, W. Patrick Murphy, who brought his own family to greet the passengers streaming off the...
Tags: Health, Texas, News, China, West, Malaysia, New York Times, New Jersey, Middle East, Cambodia, Kansas, Wuhan, Holland America, Phnom Penh, Murphy, Sihanoukville

Syrians are in a desperate race to outrun a brutal regime offensive

It's freezing cold and the kids don't have proper shoes, but the elderly Samar couldn't risk it. Overnight, the bombings got too close.
Tags: News, Middle East, Samar

UN publishes 'blacklist' of companies doing business in Israeli settlements

The United Nations has published a database of more than one hundred companies it says are doing business in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. Though welcomed by Palestinian leadership, the list prompted a furious response from Israeli leaders who denounced it as an anti-Israel 'blacklist.'
Tags: News, Israel, Middle East, United Nations, Un

For the first time in 9 years, two nation states are going toe-to-toe in Syria

Syria's curse, as its conflict rumbles slowly towards its first decade, has always been how new forces enter the war just when it seems that exhaustion might slow everyone down.
Tags: News, Syria, Middle East

DP World U-turn has strings attached for #Dubai

DP World U-turn has strings attached for Dubai DP World’s self-help entails self-harm. The Dubai-based ports and logistics operator is buying back a 19.55% stake not already owned by the state in a deal valuing the company at $14 billion. There’s a logic to doing so, but investors who see the emirate as a capital hub will still raise their eyebrows. On one level, DP World is just the latest company to fall out of love with the public markets, which it entered in 2007 by listing a bit o...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Middle East, Dubai, Gulf, DP World, Dubai World, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ahmed bin Sulayem, PFZW, Dubai DP World, Port Free Zone World

United Arab Emirates: Coronavirus Disease: What Does It Mean For Employers In The Middle East? - Clyde & Co

On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the Coronavirus disease, now renamed COVID-19, a "public health ...
Tags: News, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Clyde, World Health Organisation WHO

Habakkuk 1:5-11

Habakkuk 1:5-11   (5) "Look among the nations and watch— Be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days Which you would not believe, though it were told you. (6) For indeed I am raising up the Chaldeans, A bitter and hasty nation Which marches through the breadth of the earth, To possess dwelling places that are not theirs. (7) They are terrible and dreadful; Their judgment and their dignity proceed from themselves. (8) Their horses also are swifter than leopa...
Tags: Middle East, God, Richard, Isaiah, Habakkuk

Save Up to 25 Percent Summer 2020 in Europe, Middle East and Africa With Radisson Rewards

You can save up to 25 percent on room rates for stays at participating hotel and resort properties within the brand portfolio of Radisson Hotel Group in Europe, the Middle East and Africa from Wednesday, June 10, 2020 through Monday, August 31, 2020... ...but you must... The post Save Up to 25 Percent Summer 2020 in Europe, Middle East and Africa With Radisson Rewards appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Deals, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Promotions, Hotels And Lodging, Discounts And Coupons, Loyalty Programs, Europe Middle East, Radisson Hotel Group, Radisson Rewards, Africa With Radisson Rewards

As Trump Gives Up on ‘Endless Wars,' Russia, China, and Iran Move In

JERUSALEM–Two decades of expanding operations against what United States Special Operations Command called a “global insurgency of state and non-state actors” has led to fatigue at home and questions abroad about U.S. strategy. Trump, Afghanistan, and ‘The Tweet of Damocles’The latest Trump administration deal with the Taliban, challenges to the U.S. role in Syria and Iraq, and a potential reduction of forces in Africa point to a global trend in how the U.S. will deal with counter-insurgency in ...
Tags: Asia, Isis, News, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington, France, Saudi Arabia, China, Iraq, Russia, India, Africa, US, Jerusalem, America

Ireland revokes licence of livestock ship operator over low performance rating

Decision concerns two ships regularly transporting live animals to the Middle East, prompting questions about monitoring of fleetThe Irish government revoked approvals for the operator of two regular livestock carriers, the Atlantic M and the Express 1, last week, following questions from the Guardian and Irish farm animal welfare organisation Ethical Farming Ireland (EFI). Internal emails appear to show that Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) was unaware that the pe...
Tags: Europe, Animals, Cattle, EFI, Atlantic, Ireland, Middle East and North Africa, Animal Welfare, Middle East, Guardian, Farm Animals, Department of Agriculture Food, Ethical Farming Ireland

Oliver Stone to Head Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Festival Jury, Lineup Announced

Oliver Stone will preside over the main jury of Saudi Arabia’s nascent Red Sea International Film Festival, which has unveiled its inaugural lineup. The fest will feature the Middle East premiere of Harvey Weinstein-inspired workplace abuse drama “The Assistant” amid a fresh mix of feature films and docs from Europe, the U.S., Asia and Africa […]
Tags: Asia, Europe, News, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Global, Oliver Stone, Middle East, Harvey Weinstein, Festivals, Mahmoud Sabbagh, Shivani Pandya, The Assistant, Head Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Festival to Feature ‘The Assistant,’ Local Opener ‘The Book of Sun’

Saudi Arabia’s nascent Red Sea International Film festival has unveiled its inaugural lineup featuring the Middle East premiere of Harvey Weinstein-inspired workplace abuse drama “The Assistant” amid a fresh mix of feature films and docs from Europe, the U.S., Asia, and Africa launching in the region on top of a robust representation of Arab films. […]
Tags: Asia, Europe, News, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Global, Middle East, Harvey Weinstein, Festivals, Mahmoud Sabbagh, Shivani Pandya, The Assistant, Red Sea International Film

US$23 billion worth of hotels to be built in MENA by 2023

The Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) 2020 has released the third annual AHIC Hotel Investment Forecast, which reveals that more than US$23 billion worth of hotel construction contracts are scheduled to be awarded in the Middle East and North Africa between now and 2023.
Tags: Travel, US, Middle East, Mena, North Africa, AHIC Hotel Investment Forecast

Messiah, A Fitnaflix Production

Netflix released Season 1 of a new thriller series called “Messiah”. The series imagines the emergence of a character claiming to be sent by God, the Messiah, or Al-masih (messiah in Arabic) as he is referred to in the television series.   This so-called Al-masih first emerges in Damascus at a time when ISIS is about to storm the city. He then appears in Palestine, Jordan and ultimately America. Along the way, he performs miracles and dumbfounds the Israeli and American intelligence officers ch...
Tags: Isis, Israel, Religion, Jerusalem, America, Iran, Earth, Netflix, Middle East, Islam, Jesus, Ed, Times, Damascus, Prophet, Mary

Public Sector Investment in Iraq – What Priorities for new PM?

By Dr Amer K. Hirmis. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Public sector investment in Iraq – What strategic priorities for the new Prime Minister? Iraq is still in turmoil, four months since the Uprising, in October 2019. Meanwhile, Prime Minister (PM) Adel Abdul Mahdi resigned. Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi i has been appointed as PM-designate. Mr. Allawi has already been rejected by the Uprising, as an affiliate to the fa...
Tags: UK, London, News, Iraq, Middle East, Iraq Business News, Uprising, Adel Abdul Mahdi, Amer, Advisory Committee, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Planning, Allawi, Amer K Hirmis, ` Construction Council, CBS Ltd

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […] The post Luxury travel news this week appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Featured, Air Travel, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Spain, Egypt, Attractions, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Maldives, Regions, Going Out

Kristin Scott Thomas & Sharon Horgan in 'Military Wives' Full Trailer

"This choir isn't about singing for ourselves… it's about being heard." Bleecker Street Films has unveiled an official trailer for a "feel-good crowd-pleaser" film titled Military Wives, the latest film from the British director of The Full Monty. Despite the reality TV-sounding name, this is really a heartfelt dramedy about a group of women whose partners are away serving in the military in the Middle East. They come together and form a choir, and quickly find themselves at the center of a ...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Middle East, Sharon Horgan, Greg Wise, Kristin Scott Thomas, To Watch, Bleecker Street Films, Kristin Scott Thomas Sharon Horgan, Emma Lowndes Gaby, Lara Rossi Amy James Kelly Jason Flemyng

Rouhani says Iran will never yield to U.S. pressure for talks

Iran will never hold talks with the United States under pressure, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, adding that Tehran's help was essential in establishing security in the Middle East. Relations between Tehran and Washington reached crisis point in 2018 after U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned a 2015 pact between Iran and world powers under which Tehran accepted curbs to its nuclear program in return for the lifting of sanctions. Tensions spiked further following the killing of Iran'...
Tags: News, Washington, Iran, United States, Middle East, Hassan Rouhani, Tehran, Donald Trump, Baghdad, Rouhani, Qassem Soleimani

Stocks and Equities: Mideast Markets Are Mixed With Earnings - Bloomberg

Stocks and Equities: Mideast Markets Are Mixed With Earnings - Bloomberg:Equity markets in the Middle East were mixed as investors reacted to earnings reports throughout the region.The benchmark in Qatar led losses as it traded 0.7% lower, with about two-thirds of its members declining. Gauges in in Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait also traded lower, while those in Abu Dhabi and Oman were higher.In Dubai, construction company Arabtec Holding PJSC dropped as much as 8.6% after reporting a loss of 7...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Bloomberg, GCC, Middle East, Dubai, Oman, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Dubai Saudi Arabia, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Union Properties, Shuaa Capital, Aarthi Chandrasekaran, Arabtec Holding PJSC

Israel strikes Gaza, cancels easing of restrictions

The Israeli air force attacked Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip on Saturday in retaliation to rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave into Israel, a military statement said. The exchange of fire between both sides has escalated since last month after US President Donald Trump unveiled his Middle East peace plan, angrily rejected by the Palestinians as a capitulation to Israeli objectives. "Fighter planes and helicopters have targeted positions of the terrorist organisation Hamas in central G...
Tags: News, Israel, US, Gaza, Middle East, Hamas, Donald Trump, Gaza Strip

UK man arrested in Egypt for 'pat on the back' is released

Charges against Tony Camoccio are dismissed for lack of evidenceA British man detained on sexual assault charges in Egypt for what his family say was “a pat on the back” has been freed.The charges against Tony Camoccio, 51, were dismissed in court for lack of evidence according to the legal pressure group Detained in Dubai, which represents those jailed in the Middle East on potential miscarriages of justice. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Human Rights, Law, Africa, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Middle East, Dubai, Tony Camoccio

Trump's Middle East Peace Plan Met With Objections By Netanyahu Supporters

President Trump's Mideast peace plan was expected to help Benjamin Netanyahu carry out a campaign pledge to annex occupied land. But it didn't turn out like Netanyahu hoped.
Tags: News, Middle East, Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump, Netanyahu, Mideast

Religion events in the San Fernando Valley, Feb. 15-22

  Shomrei Torah Synagogue in West Hills. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Find a spiritual experience at religious centers in the San Fernando Valley area. Here is a sampling of services and special events.   Don’t Fear the Lions: Pastor Jim Bell delivers the message, 6 p.m. Feb. 15. West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. 818-884-6480. www.wvcch.orgq Uncomplicated – It Takes Three: The Rev. Rob Denton continues a sermon series on relationships, 9...
Tags: Religion, America, Sport, Soccer, Middle East, Jesus, Local News, Lions, Don, Peralta, San Fernando Valley, Tel Aviv University, Mark Goodman, First United Methodist Church, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Deuteronomy

Why Israel Has Designed A Very Special F-35 Stealth Fighter

Israel has the Middle East's best air force.
Tags: News, Israel, Middle East

Israeli mayor orders Palestinian 'surrender' billboards removed

The mayor of Tel Aviv ordered the removal on Friday of highway billboards that appeared to call for the surrender at gunpoint of Palestinian leaders for the sake of peace. "Peace is made ONLY with defeated enemies," said the billboards, which showed photo-shopped images of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh, blindfolded and supplicating in a war-zone as helicopters hover. Israel's stand-off with the Palestinians has grown newly tense since last month's unveiling...
Tags: News, Israel, Tel Aviv, Middle East, Hamas, Mahmoud Abbas, Donald Trump, Ismail Haniyeh

#Kuwait, #Saudi to Resume Production From Khafji by Month-End - Bloomberg

:Kuwait and Saudi Arabia will resume oil production from a shared field by the end of this month, more than five years after a dispute halted supply.The restart of the offshore Khafji field will bring additional production capacity to a market that’s already dealing with excess oil supply as the deadly coronavirus hits demand. The countries, which also authorized the resumption of the Wafra field in their shared Neutral Zone effective Sunday, have said the projects are unlikely to add significan...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Opec, Middle East, Kuwait, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Khafji, Wafra, Month End Bloomberg, Organization of Petroleum Countries

International Religious Freedom Alliance: paper tiger or trendsetter?

International (MNN) -- defines “paper tiger” as an entity that appears powerful but is actually ineffectual. Critics might claim this is a fitting description of the new International Religious Freedom Alliance, while supporters laud its potential. Isaac Six with Open Doors USA says the coalition could create opportunities for Gospel workers by making religious freedom a global priority. “Where are the missionaries at, and what's keeping them from being able to share their ...
Tags: Usa, Washington, United States, Middle East, Amnesty International, Myanmar, State Department, Donald Trump, Pew Research Center, North Africa, Trump, Sam Brownback, Alliance, Department of State, Voice of America, Pompeo

Tamatem, the games publisher for the MENA market, raises $3.5M to reach other ‘underserved’ gamers

​Tamatem, the leading mobile games publisher in the Arabic speaking market, has raised $3.5 million in additional funding — essentially an extension of the startup’s earlier Series A. The round was led by existing investor ​Wamda Capital, with participation from Modern Electronics Company (a subsidiary of AlFaisaliah Group) and North Base Media. Tamatem says the purpose of this round is two-fold: to “double down” on its efforts in the MENA region, and to expand to other underserved markets world...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Iraq, Tech, Syria, Middle East, Jordan, Uae, Mena, Riyadh, Wamda Capital, Hammo, Tamatem, Hussam Hammo, Modern Electronics Company