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Meet #UAE Leader Sheikh Mohammed's New Royal Troubleshooter - Bloomberg ht @ghoshworld

Meet UAE Leader Sheikh Mohammed's New Royal Troubleshooter - Bloomberg If you’re interested in the geopolitics of the Middle East, chances are you know Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the national security advisor of the United Arab Emirates. In this role, he’s been pivotal to the country’s military operations in Yemen and Libya, and in its recent efforts to mend fences with regional rivals like Turkey, Qatar and Iran.If you’re interested in the business of the Middle East, you may have ...
Tags: Travel, Iran, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Libya, Abu Dhabi, Yemen, Uae, Mohammed, Gulf, Arabian Peninsula, Mohammed bin Zayed, Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Turkey Qatar, Sheikh Tahnoon

#SaudiArabia Keen to Turn Smaller Bourse Into Tech IPO Hub - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Keen to Turn Smaller Bourse Into Tech IPO Hub - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange is in talks with venture capital investors and technology firms in order to recast its small-cap market as a hub for the Middle East’s burgeoning startup industry, according to people familiar with the matter.The kingdom seeks to encourage tech companies to raise money on the exchange’s smaller Nomu market instead of doing private funding rounds, the people said asking not to be identified as t...
Tags: Travel, Google, Middle East, Apple Inc, Riyadh, Tadawul, SoftBank Group Corp, Alphabet Inc, HSBC Holdings Plc, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Nomu, May Saudi Arabia, IPO Hub Bloomberg, Saudi Arabia Keen, Hub Bloomberg Saudi Arabia, Nomu Tadawul

Social media users pass the 4.5 billion mark

Social media users pass the 4.5 billion mark 21 Oct 2021 Active users have increased by more than 400 million over the past year. Our new Digital 2021 October Global Statshot Report – published in partnership with We Are Social and Hootsuite – is pac...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Asia, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, China, Southeast Asia, India, US, America, Seo, Eu, Snapchat, Netflix

Dozens killed, including children, in Syria attacks

Four children were among at least 10 people killed in Syrian regime strikes in the northwestern rebel-held area of Idlib on Wednesday, a rescue group said.
Tags: News, Syria, Middle East, Idlib

An amateur diver found a 3-foot sword off the Israeli coast - and filmed his discovery. It dates back to the Crusades.

A sword that likely belonged to a Crusader lays on the beach in Caesarea, Israel on October 16, 2021. Ronen Zvulun/Reuters A scuba diver found a 900-year-old sword and ancient anchors off Israel's Carmel coast last week. The iron sword is 3 feet long and weighs 11 pounds. It likely belonged to a knight from the Crusades. The diver was wearing a GoPro camera, and Israeli authorities released video of his discovery. Shlomi Katzin didn't expect anything out-of-the-ordinary during his...
Tags: England, Science, News, Israel, Jerusalem, Trends, Middle East, Archaeology, Richard, Mediterranean, Reuters, Treasure, Diver, Carmel, Constantinople, Ronen Zvulun

Syria 'massacre': Government attack kills 4 children on their way to school, UN says

A view of the damage around the site after Assad regime forces targeted a marketplace in the rural town of Ariha in Idlib, northwestern Syria, on October 20, 2021. Izzettin Kasim/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The attack Wednesday morning killed at least 13 people, The Wall Street Journal reported. Four of the dead were children on their way to school. Their teacher was also killed. The strike occurred in a marketplace in northwest Syria that is controlled by anti-government rebels. Four ...
Tags: News, International, Trends, Turkey, Syria, Middle East, United Nations, War Crimes, Un, Associated Press, Assad, Charles Davis, Damascus, Unicef, Wall Street Journal, Bashar Al Assad

The Oil Must Flow: How Does Denis Villeneuve's Dune Deal With The Book's Middle East Inspirations?

In Frank Herbert's "Dune," several imperial forces wage war over a precious resource that can only be found in a single location, while the natives of that land reap none of the benefits. In the seminal 1965 sci-fi novel, that resource is the hallucinogenic drug known as the "spice" melange, but it doesn't take much reading between the lines to see that "Dune" is about oil.Like oil, melange is a highly valued resource without which an entire empire would collapse. Like the oil-rich Middle East, ...
Tags: Movies, Iraq, Opec, House, Middle East, Holland, David Lynch, Jason Momoa, Eisenhower, Mena, North Africa, Dune, Frank Herbert, PAUL, Lawrence, Paul Atreides

Newcastle United owners ask fans not to wear traditional Arabic clothing at games

Newcastle United ask fans not to wear "traditional Arabic clothing or Middle East-inspired head coverings" at matches following a Saudi Arabian-led takeover of the club.
Tags: Football, Middle East, Newcastle United

Middle Eastern Borrowers Are on Track to Raise Record Loan Sums - Bloomberg

Middle Eastern Borrowers Are on Track to Raise Record Loan Sums - Bloomberg Companies from the Middle East and North Africa region look poised to raise record sums from loans as progress with vaccination and partial reopening of tourism spurs investment. The United Arab Emirates is among countries that have been easing travel restrictions while Saudi Arabia has been rising in Bloomberg’s latest Covid resilience rankings. Firms from the region have borrowed $103 billion of loans so far this yea...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, North Africa, HSBC Holdings Plc, Bloomberg Companies, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Middle East North Africa Turkey, First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC, Fawaz Abu Sneineh, Aydın Emek Head of Loan Syndicate Distribution

#Dubai’s Biggest Bank Still Waiting for Asset Quality to Improve - Bloomberg

Dubai’s Biggest Bank Still Waiting for Asset Quality to Improve - Bloomberg Emirates NBD PJSC reported a surge in earnings and said impairment charges dropped sharply even as asset quality barely improved.Dubai’s biggest bank said its nine-month profit rose an annual 29% to 7.3 billion dirhams ($2 billion), while impairment allowances dropped 42%. The ratio of non-performing loans was at 6.2% as of Sept. 30, unchanged from a year earlier, according to a statement on Wednesday.Dubai, which kick...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, India, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Uae, Emirates NBD, Sullivan, Patrick Sullivan, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Shayne Nelson, Bloomberg Emirates NBD PJSC

Man falls to death after dangling from hot air balloon in Israel

A man dangling from the basket of a hot air balloon fell to his death onto a road in Israel on Tuesday, police said.
Tags: News, Israel, Middle East

The US Air Force's biggest planes are getting a rest after scrambling to get 124,000 people out of Afghanistan

Evacuees wait to board a C-17 at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 23, 2021. US Marine Corps/Sgt. Isaiah Campbell The US military and its partners evacuated 124,000 people from Afghanistan in weeks this summer. US Transportation Command surged aircraft and personnel to support that operation. Since then, crews and aircraft have undergone training and maintenance to recover from that surge. More than a month after the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, the US Air...
Tags: Europe, California, US, International, Trends, Qatar, Noah, Afghanistan, Middle East, Kabul, Air Force, US Air Force, Martin, KABUL Afghanistan, US Central Command, Hamid Karzai International Airport

#AbuDhabi's tech hub sees surge of interest from start-ups | Reuters

Abu Dhabi's tech hub sees surge of interest from start-ups | Reuters Abu Dhabi’s new technology hub says it has seen a surge in interest from start-up firms in the United Arab Emirates and abroad despite the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic last year, amid increased optimism from the sector.Hub71, backed by Abu Dhabi state fund Mubadala Investment Co, the SoftBank Vision Fund, and Microsoft (MSFT.O), has accepted 100 start-up firms since its inception in 2019 after a selection proce...
Tags: Travel, Microsoft, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Reuters, Reuters Abu Dhabi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Itani, Mubadala Investment Co, SoftBank Vision Fund, Jida Itani

A meteor that incinerated the residents of an ancient city inspired the biblical story of Sodom, research suggests

An artist's depiction of a meteor in the sky above Tall el-Hammam, an ancient Middle Eastern city in present-day Jordan. Allen West and Jennifer Rice In the biblical story of Sodom, God destroys the city and its inhabitants due to their wickedness. A study suggests the tale was inspired by a meteor that wrecked the ancient city of Tall el-Hammam. A 165-foot meteor exploded in the sky there 3,600 years ago, incinerating people and homes. About 3,600 years ago, residents of the city of T...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Bible, Middle East, Meteorites, Jordan, Elizabeth City State University, Dead Sea, Lecompte, Middle Eastern city, Hammam, East Carolina University

Airlines around the world are resuming flights with the world's largest passenger jet after dumping it during the pandemic

An Emirates Airbus A380. Arnold Aaron/ The Airbus A380 is making a comeback as more pandemic-era travel restrictions are lifted. British Airways, Singapore Airlines, and Qatar Airways say they will fly their A380s before the end of the year. Other airlines have permanently said goodbye to their A380s in favor of more economical planes. The world's largest passenger plane is making its comeback as airlines around the world are moving quickly to once again shuttle trav...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, London, China, Singapore, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Canada, United States, Washington Dc, Paris, Middle East, Kuala Lumpur, Korea

BeautyWorld Middle East 2021: Firmenich

We continue our report about the news that the leading perfumery manufacturers considered necessary to share at the largest perfumery and cosmetics exhibition, BeautyWorld Middle East 2021, now with an overview of activities at the Firmenich stand. This year, the exhibition space of the Swiss company resembled either a pharmacy or a bar. All of the employees were dressed in blue denim aprons. Wh... Read full article: BeautyWorld Middle East 2021: Firmenich from Fragrantica Perfumes and Cologne...
Tags: Fashion, Middle East, Firmenich, Beautyworld Middle East, BeautyWorld

Russian state media is claiming that the reporter who Putin said was too 'beautiful' to understand him was part of a US 'special operation' to make him look bad

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and CNBC journalist Hadley Gamble (L) attend the Russian Energy Week 2001 plenary meeting on October 13, 2021 in Moscow, Russia. Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Russian state media claims an interview with Putin was part of a US operation to make him look bad. American journalist Hadley Gamble interviewed Putin at the Russian Energy Week in Moscow last week. Putin also suggested that Gamble was too "beautiful" to understand his explanation of a ga...
Tags: Europe, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, International, Trends, Middle East, Moscow, Cnbc, Moscow Russia, Gamble, R, Kommersant, Vladimir Soloviev

A deal for nuclear-powered subs is only the latest secretive collaboration between US, UK, and Australian forces

President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announce the "AUKUS" security initiative at the White House, September 15, 2021. Andrew Harnik/AP The AUKUS pact between Australia, the UK, and the US, is a new phase in their tight military relationship. The pact focuses on military technology, but those three countries already have decades of cooperation in special operations. Amid tensions with China, the new arrangement could provide...
Tags: UK, Australia, Navy, Navy Seals, Osama Bin Laden, France, White House, China, Africa, US, International, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Beijing

IMF More Upbeat on Mideast Growth, Warns Against Uneven Recovery - Bloomberg

IMF More Upbeat on Mideast Growth, Warns Against Uneven Recovery - Bloomberg The International Monetary Fund has turned more optimistic on economic growth prospects in the Middle East and North Africa this year and next as an uneven recovery takes shape in the region. The Washington-based lender raised its economic growth projection for MENA to 4.1% this year from an earlier estimate of 4%. That’s mainly because of fast vaccine roll-outs in some parts of the region and financial measures take...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Washington, Bloomberg, Middle East, Imf, Mena, North Africa, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Jihad Azour

S&P expects weak tourism to weigh on #Dubai economy until late 2022 | Reuters

S&P expects weak tourism to weigh on Dubai economy until late 2022 | Reuters Dubai is set for a "modest" recovery this year on the back of a high vaccination rate in the United Arab Emirates and limited COVID-19 restrictions, but weak international tourism will drag on the economy until late 2022, S&P Global Ratings said.The economy of the Middle East trade, finance, and tourism hub shrank 10.9% last year, with the coronavirus-driven drop in tourism contributing to 56% of the overall decline, ...
Tags: Travel, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Uae, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Reuters Dubai, COVID

D.E. Shaw's data dilemma - Bitcoin ETF trades today - Citi nabs Capital One exec

Welcome to Insider Finance. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.On the agenda today:D.E. Shaw explains how it uses Google data to supercharge its macro strategy.The first-ever Bitcoin ETF Citi poached an alum of Capital One and PayPal.Let's get started. How D. E. Shaw uses Google data to supercharge its macro strategy D.E. Shaw D. E. Shaw, the secretive $60 billion fund, reveals how...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, Africa, US, Trends, Paypal, Aol, Middle East, Crypto, New York Stock Exchange, Zillow, Cnbc, Klarna, Citi, Reuters

IMF Sees Economic Growth With Higher Inflation for Mideast

The International Monetary Fund says the Middle East is expected to see significant economic growth this year of around 4% after the turmoil wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.
Tags: Middle East, International Monetary Fund, Imf, Mideast

Cybersecurity Experts Warn of a Rise in Lyceum Hacker Group Activities in Tunisia

A threat actor, previously known for striking organizations in the energy and telecommunications sectors across the Middle East as early as April 2018, has evolved its malware arsenal to strike two entities in Tunisia. Security researchers at Kaspersky, who presented their findings at the VirusBulletin VB2021 conference earlier this month, attributed the attacks to a group tracked as Lyceum (aka [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Tech, Middle East, Kaspersky, Tunisia, Ravie Lakshmanan, Lyceum Hacker Group Activities

Workers injured in Kuwait refinery fire, output unaffected

A fire at Kuwait's Mina al-Ahmadi oil refinery on Monday injured several workers but operations were unaffected, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) said.
Tags: News, Middle East, Kuwait, Mina Al Ahmadi, Kuwait National Petroleum Company KNPC

Turkey: Joint Stock Company Formation In Turkey - Esenyel Partners

Turkey is the gateway between Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia. Therefore, it has great geographic advantages for an investor.
Tags: Europe, News, Turkey, Middle East

A senior Bank of America exec says she wouldn't have gone to university if it wasn't for a mentor

Katy Ingle, head of diversity and inclusion EMEA, Bank of America. Bank of America. Katy Ingle is head of diversity and inclusion, EMEA, at Bank of America. She told Insider that having the right mentors and managers was one of the "biggest things" for her. She said she wouldn't have gone to university had a former manager not encouraged her to do so. See more stories on Insider's business page. To climb the corporate career ladder, find mentors and "have an open mind."That's t...
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Prophetic 2007 Tom Cruise Movie Clip Circulates After Afghanistan Exit (techcrunch)

A clip from the 2007 movie Lions for Lambs is circulating the internet due to its eerily accurate predictions about events surrounding America's withdrawal from Afghanistan. Lions for Lambs features an all-star cast with names like Tom Cruise, Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, and Andrew Garfield. Although the movie's cast is impressive, it still struggled at the box office when it was released and also faced a barrage of bad reviews by critics.Lions for Lambs centers around the war in Afghanistan, ...
Tags: Isis, News, US, America, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Middle East, Andrew Garfield, Illinois, Tom Cruise, Islamic, Lions, Kevin Sorbo, Sorbo, Afghanistan Lions

British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe loses court appeal

British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has lost an appeal on her case in Iran, her lawyer said on Saturday.
Tags: News, Iran, Middle East, Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe

The Value of the Land in the Graveyard

A Facebook message popped in my inbox the other day, and it was similar to hundreds of messages, emails, and texts that I have received over the years. “I want to write a book, but where do I begin?” The woman in my inbox was an acquaintance from high school. She had been through a lot in life and had come out on the other side to find healing and wholeness, thanks be to God. And now, she felt led to write a book about all that she’d learned along the way and wondered if I, as a book author myse...
Tags: Facebook, Inspiration, South Africa, Middle East, Manhattan, Jesus, Dreams, Todd Henry, Encouragement, Graveyard

How an investigation into Beirut's port explosion is rattling Lebanon's elite, stirring memories of civil war

For many in Lebanon, Thursday's scenes from central Beirut brought a sense of deja vu.
Tags: News, Middle East, Beirut, Lebanon