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Trump questioned if Kushner accomplished peace in the Middle East 'after all' amid recent Israel-Hamas violence, report says

President Donald Trump's White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner pauses while speaking to a member of the audience as he arrives for a news conference with President Donald Trump and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, May, 18th, 2017, in Washington. Andrew Harnik/AP Trump and Kushner are growing apart, according to a new CNN report. The former president has reportedly begun to question Kushner's accomplishments in his administrat...
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Bitcoin Fund Makes Nasdaq Dubai Debut in First for Middle East

DUBAI (Reuters) - The Bitcoin Fund debuted on Nasdaq Dubai on Wednesday, becoming the Middle East's first listed cryptocurrency fund.The fund,...
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A Canadian bitcoin fund just became the Middle East's first crypto listing after debuting on Nasdaq's Dubai exchange

A pile of bitcoin cryptocurrencies. Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images The Bitcoin Fund listed on the Nasdaq Dubai Wednesday as the Middle East joins the crypto craze. The fund was the first of its kind to be listed on a major exchange in Toronto last year. The Bitcoin Fund has risen about 10% since listing, according to data from Nasdaq Dubai. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Middle East has joined the crypto craze. On W...
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Mideast Joins Bitcoin ($BTC USD) Craze With First Crypto Listing in #Dubai - Bloomberg

Mideast Joins Bitcoin ($BTC USD) Craze With First Crypto Listing in Dubai - Bloomberg The Bitcoin Fund listed on the Nasdaq Dubai exchange Wednesday, the first of its kind to trade in the Middle East as cryptocurrencies grab attention globally.The stock closed at $38.30, up 10% for the day, according to prices on Nasdaq Dubai’s website.The Canadian fund was the first of its type to be listed on a major exchange, in Toronto last year. The intent of the Dubai listing is to get trading at all hou...
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Poll: Many Democrats Want More US Support for Palestinians

A new poll on U.S. attitudes toward a core conflict in the Middle East finds about half of Democrats want the country to do more to support the Palestinians.
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Trump is envious of Jared Kushner's 7-figure book advance and worries his son-in-law will take credit for his administration's accomplishments, report says

White House senior advisor Jared Kushner and President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on September 11, 2020. Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images Trump is jealous of son-in-law Jared Kushner's 7-figure book advance, per a CNN report. The former president is also worried that Kushner will take credit for his administration's accomplishments. Trump has been interviewed for 17 forthcoming books but still doesn't have a book deal of his own. See more stories on Insider's busine...
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Mall operator says #UAE Q4 retail revenue to be greater than pre-pandemic | Reuters

Mall operator says UAE Q4 retail revenue to be greater than pre-pandemic | Reuters Middle East shopping mall operator Majid Al Futtaim said on Wednesday retail revenues in the United Arab Emirates in the latter part of 2021 are likely to exceed those seen before the pandemic, as more people are vaccinated and Dubai Expo 2020 begins.Privately-held Majid Al Futtaim has 27 shopping centres, including in the UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and franchisee rights for brands including Abercrombie & Fitc...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Oman, Muscat, Uae, Gulf, Reuters, Abercrombie Fitch, Majid Al Futtaim, Lululemon Athletica, UAE Egypt, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Alain Bejjani


Mall Operator Says UAE Q4 Retail Revenue to Be Greater Than Pre-Pandemic

DUBAI (Reuters) - Middle East shopping mall operator Majid Al Futtaim said on Wednesday retail revenues in the United Arab Emirates in the latter...
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#SaudiArabia Grants Digital Banking License to Two Firms - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Grants Digital Banking License to Two Firms - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia granted digital banking license to two firms as the use of finance technology spreads in the Middle East.STC Pay, launched by the kingdom’s biggest mobile operator Saudi Telecom in 2018, will be converted into a digital bank with a capital of 2.5 billion riyals ($667 million), according to a central bank statement. It will be called STC Bank.A second firm, led by Abdul Rahman bin Saad Al-Rashed & Sons Co., will f...
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US warplanes fly first combat missions off foreign aircraft carrier since World War II

United States Marine Corps fighter jets aboard a British aircraft carrier flew combat missions over the Middle East this week -- the first time US warplanes have gone into combat from a foreign warship since World War II, the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense said on Tuesday.
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Tesla unveils 3,100-mile Supercharger route across China as part of Musk's plan to connect Shangai and London

Elon Musk wants to create a charging route that stretches from Shanghai to London. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Tesla unveiled a Supercharger route stretching more than 3,000 miles along China's Silk Road. The route includes 27 Supercharger stations. Elon Musk wants to eventually build a route spanning Shanghai to London. See more stories on Insider's business page. Charging remains one of the biggest headaches of EV ownership - and Tesla just made it a bit easier for its Chinese cust...
Tags: Transportation, Silk Road, Elon Musk, London, News, China, Trends, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Auto Industry, Middle East, Shanghai, Toyota, Electric Cars, Musk, Central Asia


The US is pulling Patriot missiles and fighter jets out of the Middle East

A Patriot anti-aircraft missile battery in Saudi Arabia, January 1, 1991. Gilles BASSIGNAC/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images The US is preparing to pull some of its forces and defenses from the Middle East this summer. Some fighter squadrons and air-defense systems will reportedly be withdrawn from Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia, among other countries in the region. The Pentagon is adjusting as the war in Afghanistan ends and shifting its focus on major adversaries. See more stories on ...
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US warplanes fly first combat missions off foreign aircraft carrier since World War II

United States Marine Corps fighter jets aboard a British aircraft carrier flew combat missions over the Middle East this week -- the first time US warplanes have gone into combat from a foreign warship since World War II, the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense said on Tuesday.
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Iran's hardline president-elect Ebrahim Raisi says he will not meet with Biden

Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi on Monday ruled out a meeting with President Joe Biden and called on the US to return to the nuclear deal, in his first international news conference since he won Iran's election over the weekend.
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Nagging does not sell

Seth “stole” my thunder… A blog post about how nagging and insisting without introducing new information or ideas is not going to get you anywhere has been sitting in my mental pipeline for a while. Some examples.People here in the Middle East can be very defensive, and this happened a few times in presentations I attended here around Tel Aviv. After your presentation you get a question, the presenter answers it. The question gets asked again, but it was not really answered. The presenter is not...
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Iran's next president is a hard-liner who could cause problems for Biden, and Trump helped pave the way for his victory

Ebrahim Raisi. Majid Saeedi/Getty Images Iran's next president, Ebrahim Raisi, is a hard-liner accused of involvement in mass executions. Raisi supports reviving the 2015 nuclear deal but could cause headaches for Biden on other issues. Trump's confrontations with Iran helped empower hard-liners like Raisi. See more stories on Insider's business page. Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi won't be inaugurated until August, but he's already made it clear that he's n...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, White House, Nbc News, US, International, America, Trends, European Union, Joe Biden, Iran, Analysis, Vienna, United States, Middle East, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei


Iran's next president is a hardliner who could cause problems for Biden, and Trump helped pave the way for his victory

Ebrahim Raisi, Iran's new president waves to the media after casting his vote at a polling station on June 18, 2021, on the day of the Islamic republic's presidential election Majid Saeedi/Getty Images Iran's next president, Ebrahim Raisi, is a hardliner accused of involvement in mass executions. Raisi supports reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, but could cause major headaches for Biden on other issues. Trump's confrontations with Iran helped empower hardliners like Raisi. Se...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, White House, Nbc News, US, International, America, Trends, European Union, Joe Biden, Iran, Analysis, Vienna, United States, Middle East, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei


Heliogen: concentrated solar power plant produces temperatures of 2700° F

A new advance in concentrated solar power makes temperatures of 2700° F possible from nothing but sunlight.The heat produced can be used to produce electricity, make clean fuels, or power industrial processes. Founder Bill Gross sees these plants as part of a grand design to wean the world off oil. The need for clean, consistent, renewable energy sources has never been more pressing. Rising energy prices threaten to kick-start inflation and slow economic growth . Control of the supply of ...
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Tabby Buy Now Pay Later #Dubai Fintech Gets Debt Financing for Expansion - Bloomberg

A Dubai-based buy-now, pay-later company secured one of the largest debt facilities for a fintech startup in the Middle East and North Africa.Underscoring the growing interest from international investors in the regional fintech sector, Silicon Valley-based Partners for Growth will provide $50 million in debt financing to tabby to help expand its business. The size of the facility may increase as the company becomes larger over time, according to a statement. “tabby is one of the faste...
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Trump dashed dreams of reform in Iran. The country's new hardline president is living proof

Iranians knew that Trump's decision to ditch the nuclear deal would backfire. The country's latest presidential election is a case in point.
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Iran opposition group says US and Western nations must take a different approach to dealing with country after the election of new president Ebrahim Raisi

Ebrahim Raisi, Iran's new president waves to the media after casting his vote at a polling station on June 18, 2021, on the day of the Islamic republic's presidential election Majid Saeedi/Getty Images Ebrahim Raisi, a hardliner close to Iran's Supreme Leader, won the country's presidential election. His election was condemned by human rights groups for his involvement in mass executions in 1988. Iran's opposition party said the lack of voter turnout should send a mes...
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#Dubai Airport to Reopen Terminal This Week - Bloomberg video

Dubai Airport to Reopen Terminal This Week - Bloomberg Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, discusses this week's reopening of Dubai International's Terminal One and Concourse D as the passenger hub prepares for a rebound in global travel. He speaks with Manus Cranny on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East" in an exclusive interview. (Source: Bloomberg) [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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#Dubai Airports Capacity to Hit 90% of Pre-Virus Levels by Autumn - Bloomberg

Dubai Airports Capacity to Hit 90% of Pre-Virus Levels by Autumn - Bloomberg Dubai Airport, the world’s largest by international passenger numbers, expects to recover up to 90% of its pre-pandemic capacity by autumn and will reopen a terminal as demand picks up.“We’re anticipating a huge surge in inbound and outbound demand over the next few months,” Dubai Airports Chief Executive Officer Paul Griffiths said in an interview with Bloomberg TV on Sunday.Air travel will get a boost as countries s...
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Ebrahim Raisi, ultra-conservative judiciary chief, wins Iran's presidential vote amid historically low turnout

Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline judiciary chief with a brutal human rights record, will be the next president of Iran following his win in an uncompetitive election that most of the country sat out.
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Palestinians cancel Pfizer vaccine agreement with Israel

The Palestinian Authority has canceled an agreement with Israel that was to have seen at least 1 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine for Covid-19 transferred to the West Bank and Gaza.
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Hard-line judiciary head wins Iran presidency in a vote with low turnout, calls for a boycott

In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani, left, speaks with the media after his meeting with President-elect Ebrahim Raisi, right, Saturday, June 19, 2021. Office of the Iranian Presidency/Associated Press Initial results showed hard-line judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi won 17.8 million votes in the contest. Raisi dominated only after a panel under watch by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei disqualified strong compet...
Tags: Elections, News, Israel, US, International, America, Trends, Iran, Vienna, Diplomacy, Middle East, Hassan Rouhani, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Nuclear, Tehran, Donald Trump


Iranians vote in election all but guaranteed to deliver an ultra-conservative president

Iranians voted Friday in a controversial election that was all but guaranteed to deliver a hardline president after all the other serious contenders were barred from the race.
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Israel to transfer at least 1 million Covid-19 vaccines to Palestinians in swap deal

Israel has announced plans to transfer at least one million doses of coronavirus vaccine to the Palestinian Authority (PA), according to an Israeli government statement.
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'Microchip manicure' turns your nails into business cards

A beauty salon in Dubai is giving new meaning to the phrase "chipped nails." Lanour Beauty Lounge in is offering a tiny microchip for customers' fingernails that can be used as a digital business card.
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Pentagon pulls missile defense, other systems from Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries

The Pentagon is pulling missile defense systems and other military hardware and personnel from Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East, according to a defense official, as it realigns its mission and forces to confront China and Russia.
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