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Trumplomacy: Five takeaways from Pompeo trip to Middle East

Five key takeaways from the US secretary of state's breakneck tour of the Middle East.
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Why You Should Get Travel Insurance When You Travel

Posted: 1/17/2019 | January 17th, 2019 I’ve written about buying travel insurance a lot. I’ve talked about how to find the right policy, discussed why , and answered a few of the most common questions on the subject. But while I’ve talked about the practical “how-to” part of getting insurance, I’ve never really focused on the why of travel insurance. So let’s talk about that today. Why should you buy travel insurance? Why is it important? What’s in it for you? Peace of mind. And the potent...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Russia, Superman, Middle East, South America, Travel Insurance, Travel Advice, Hostelworld, Travelers, Asia Australia, Germany France, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Tricks Don t Forget Travel Insurance Travel

Houlihan Lokey expands European financial sponsors group with two new hires

Houlihan Lokey has named Christian Keller and Ann Sharkey to its European financial sponsors group. Keller is based in Frankfurt while Sharkey is in London. PRESS RELEASE LONDON & FRANKFURT–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI), the global investment bank, today announced the appointments of Christian Keller and Ann Sharkey to further strengthen the firm’s European Financial Sponsors Group. These appointments follow the recent arrival of Leon Gillespie, who joined the team in London in Octob...
Tags: Europe, London, Germany, Trends, People, Frankfurt, Asia Pacific, Hsbc, Middle East, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, ANN, Group, Blackstone, Canaccord Genuity, Thomson Reuters

Sunday Is a “Super Blood Wolf Moon” – Ugh!

As a moderately dispensational premillennialist, I groan a little every time there is some kind of celestial wonder such as is supposed to come our way Sunday night – a Super Blood Wolf Moon. Two things happen that irritate me – and as someone who six weeks out from surgery, is not healing well, still has a lot of pain, and feels tired and grumpy all the time, I don’t need this kind of irritation. Eschatology wingnuts come out of the woodwork telling us about the powerful portent of this sign,...
Tags: Usa, China, Russia, Israel, Religion, Jerusalem, America, Syria, Egypt, Middle East, Jesus, Jordan, Times, Lebanon, Christ, Matthew

Syria attack: Will the US fight back or withdraw faster?

ISIS has claimed responsiblity for a lethal attack on US troops and Syrian civilians in Manbij, Syria. Now Trump must decide what that means for his proposed withdrawal from Syria.
Tags: Isis, News, US, Syria, Middle East, Trump, Manbij Syria

When Palestinians and Jews live together in a West Bank city

I met Tzipi in Hebron, the home of the Tomb of the Patriarchs and a city split between Israeli and Palestinian control in the West Bank, as part of the Olive Tree Initiative program for college students, sponsored by the University of California. Tzipi was my tour guide for the Beit Hadassah Museum, imparting to us the Jewish history of the city and her personal family’s connection to the Hebron Massacre, in which 67 Jews were murdered in 1929. The area is critical for both peoples, with religio...
Tags: Opinion, Jerusalem, Sport, Soccer, Middle East, West Bank, Lithuania, Netanyahu, Hebron, Fatah, Abraham, Sherman Oaks, Notre dame High School, Ishmael, Hebron Massacre, Tzipi

Market regulator expects IPOs this year, including Emirates Global Aluminium - The National

Market regulator expects IPOs this year, including Emirates Global Aluminium - The National:The Securities and Commodities Authority expects initial public offerings, including that of Emirates Global Aluminium to go ahead this year, provided the financial market conditions improve, according to a top official.“We have a couple of IPO requests in the pipeline, but on hold [waiting for] improvement of the financial markets,” said Obaid Al Zaabi, deputy chief executive of SCA, on Wednesday. I’m ve...
Tags: Travel, Ipo, Middle East, North Africa, SCA, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Securities and Commodities Authority, Emirates Global Aluminium, Obaid al Zaabi, Emirates Global Aluminium The National

Future of Technology Summit to host public showcase of personal jet-packs

The Future of Technology Summit is, in a lot of ways, the true accelerator of technological innovation and a window into the future. While the CES event (which happened just days ago) certainly commemorates the future, it presents innovation through a rather small window. CES, or the consumer electronics show, is exactly what it is. A showcase of new concepts and products within the consumer electronics domain. The Consumer Electronics Show only exhibits innovation, it doesn’t facilitate it the ...
Tags: Design, Washington, Nasa, Washington Dc, Middle East, Exhibitions, Product Design, Richard Browning, Gravity Industries, Frankfurt Bangalore Stockholm

Hottest inhabited places on Earth

Ready for warmer weather? Check out the 25 hottest inhabited places on Earth, from spots in the United States to the Middle East and more.            [Author: 24/7 Wall Street]
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America at War: Infographic Reveals How the U.S. Military Is Operating in 40% of the World’s Nations

Earlier this month, NBC reporter and analyst William Arkin ended a 30-year career as a journalist, announcing in a “scathing letter,” Democracy Now! reports, that “he would be leaving the network. Arkin accuses “the media of warmongering while ignoring the, quote, ‘creeping fascism of homeland security.’” He does not equivocate in a follow-up interview with Amy Goodman. “The generals and the national security leadership" are also now, he says, “the commentators and the analysts who populate the...
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#Saudi Plot Set to Twist in Stock Market's Tale of Two Halves - Bloomberg

Saudi Plot Set to Twist in Stock Market's Tale of Two Halves - Bloomberg:For Saudi equities, 2019 may be a story of two halves.The kingdom’s stocks are set to rally in coming months as billions of dollars gush into the market on its inclusion in benchmarks for developing-nations. But that may give way to selling before Ramadan, the month of fasting which will begin in May, as concerns over reforms and oil move back to the forefront, according to Nomura Asset Management.It will be “a positive fir...
Tags: Travel, Middle East, Tokyo, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Tarek Fadlallah, Nomura Asset Management, Nomura Asset

Despite US warning, Iran launches satellite and fails

Iran announced the failure of its satellite launch, which the US warned against, on Tuesday.
Tags: News, US, Iran, Middle East

Experience Jordan: 6 Nights of Ancient History, Beautiful Scenery and Adventure!

“The day we stop exploring is the day we commit ourselves to live in a stagnant world, devoid of curiosity, empty of dreams.” A quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson, still holds true to this day and the days yet to come. We often limit ourselves to see the beauty of the world in accordance to what we know about it. Surprisingly enough, the many wonders of the world are no secret to those that realize that even places we may not have thought to visit are hosts to some of the most beautiful destinations,...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Earth, Middle East, Treasury, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Jordan, Artemis, Wadi Rum, Petra, Amman, Red Sea, Vic, Dead Sea

Oil prices will help shape sukuk market performance in 2019: S&P - The Peninsula Qatar

Oil prices will help shape sukuk market performance in 2019: S&P - The Peninsula Qatar:S&P Global Ratings anticipates a total global sukuk issuance of $105bn-$115bn this year. The rating agency expects higher demand for funding in most GCC countries, given the reduced oil price assumptions compared with last year’s outturn of $71 for Brent . Tightening liquidity conditions worldwide, high geopolitical risks in the Middle East, and challenges inherent to sukuk issuance will likely dampen sukuk ma...
Tags: Travel, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, Malaysia, Middle East, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Peninsula Qatar, Central Bank of Kuwait, UAE Activity

Love in a time of migrants: on rethinking arranged marriages

In his book In Praise of Love (2009), the French communist philosopher Alain Badiou attacks the notion of 'risk-free love', which he sees written in the commercial language of dating services that promise their customers 'love, without falling in love'. For Badiou, the search for 'perfect love without suffering' signifies a ‘modern’ variant of ‘traditional’ arranged-marriage practices – a risk-averse, calculated approach to love that aims to diminish our exposure to differences: 'Their idea is y...
Tags: Marriage, China, Love, Happiness, Middle East, Innovation, Philosophy, Slavoj Zizek, North Africa, Adam Phillips, India Pakistan Bangladesh, Alain Badiou, Zizek, Badiou, World cultures, West Badiou

Digital banking — a key enabler for #Qatar’s e-commerce market

Digital banking — a key enabler for Qatar’s e-commerce market:According to Fitch Solutions, “Qatar offers an e-commerce market worth almost $1.5bn in 2019. The Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region is projected to record e-commerce sales growth of 21.4% to reach $28.5bn in 2019. A common feature across the Gulf is a youthful demographic profile and high income levels. A high proportion of young adults (20-39 years old), making up more than a third of the total population. This age bracket i...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Middle East, Gulf, North Africa MENA, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, GSMA Intelligence, Fitch Solutions

Florida governor goes after Airbnb over West Bank decision

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing for sanctions against Airbnb unless it reverses its decision barring lodging listings in the disputed West Bank in the Middle East. The Republican governor on Tuesday criticized the online lodging marketplace for a policy he said unfairly targets Jewish people. DeSantis is suspending the […]
Tags: Florida, News, Ap, Nation, Middle East, West Bank, Airbnb, Ron DeSantis, BOCA RATON Fla, DeSantis

Longtime AP journalist Ed Blanche has died at age 76

BEIRUT (AP) — Ed Blanche, a longtime correspondent and Middle East editor for The Associated Press who covered transformative events from Northern Ireland to Lebanon, has died, his family said Tuesday. He was 76. Blanche died Sunday in Beirut after losing a battle with cancer, said his wife, Mona Ziade. Blanche joined the AP in […]
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Nasdaq #Dubai expands futures market, launches trading on MSCI #UAE index | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Nasdaq Dubai expands futures market, launches trading on MSCI UAE index | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Nasdaq Dubai announced the launch of futures trading on the MSCI UAE equity index on Tuesday, in its latest expansion of the futures market.In a press statement, the exchange explained that the contracts are designed to appeal to international and regional investors seeking exposure to leading UAE companies.Robert Ansari, Executive Director - Head of the Middle East of MSCI, rang the market-opening bell ...
Tags: Travel, Middle East, Uae, MSCI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Nasdaq Dubai, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Robert Ansari, MSCI UAE

QNB lifts quarterly profit on lending growth as #Qatar weathers blockade | Reuters

QNB lifts quarterly profit on lending growth as Qatar weathers blockade | Reuters:Qatar National Bank (QNB) reported an increase in fourth-quarter net profit on Tuesday, benefiting from strong lending growth as Qatar has pushed ahead with spending on the 2022 soccer World Cup and other infrastructure.The largest bank by assets in the Middle East and Africa reported a net profit of 3 billion riyals ($800 million) in the three months to the end of the year, compared with 2.88 billion riyals in the...
Tags: Travel, Africa, Qatar, Middle East, Reuters, QNB, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Qatar National Bank QNB

Pompeo Trip Fails to Ease Questions Over U.S. Goals in Mideast - Bloomberg

Pompeo Trip Fails to Ease Questions Over U.S. Goals in Mideast - Bloomberg:Secretary of State Michael Pompeo arrived in the Middle East a week ago on a mission to prove the Trump administration can be a reliable partner in tackling the region’s thorniest problems. He returns having failed to stifle doubts that have dogged the U.S. for years.With stops in eight countries in eight days, Pompeo sought to hammer home how different President Donald Trump’s approach is from that of his predecessor Bar...
Tags: Travel, Barack Obama, Qatar, Iran, Syria, Middle East, Donald Trump, Gulf, Trump, Pompeo, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Michael Pompeo, Jamal Khashoggi, Mideast Bloomberg

Evercore taps Kajani as senior managing director

Evercore has named Zaheed Kajani as a senior managing director in the firm’s investment banking business. Previously, Kajani worked at Citi where he most recently was a managing director and global head of the internet and digital media practice. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ –Evercore (NYSE: EVR) announced today that Zaheed Kajani has joined the Firm’s Investment Banking business as a Senior Managing Director. He will be based in Menlo Park and will focus on advising client...
Tags: New York, Digital, Trends, People, Digital Media, Middle East, UC Berkeley, Citi, Menlo Park, North America Europe South America, Evercore, UC Berkeley School, Zaheed, EVR, Ralph Schlosstein Evercore, John Weinberg Evercore

Is Bolton Steering Trump into War with Iran?

Is Bolton Steering Trump into War with Iran? U.S.A. –-( “Stop the ENDLESS WARS!” implored President Donald Trump in a Sunday night tweet. Well, if he is serious, Trump had best keep an eye on his national security adviser, for a U.S. war on Iran would be a dream come true for John Bolton. Last September, when Shiite militants launched three mortar shells into the Green Zone in Baghdad, which exploded harmlessly in a vacant lot, Bolton called a series of emergency meetings and di...
Tags: Isis, Guns, Israel, America, Iran, Syria, Nato, New York Times, Middle East, Poland, Pentagon, Shiite, Bolton, Donald Trump, Lebanon, George W Bush

A VC’s Take: Global Volatility Hurts U.S. Venture Ecosystem

As Xconomy’s editors looked back at the year just passed, we asked technology leaders to comment on the trends they’d observed in 2018, and the developments they expected in 2019. Some leaders responded with their views on the business impact of the Trump era, pointing to specific policy positions such as tax code revisions, curbs on immigration, and the decision by federal regulators to roll back net neutrality requirements on telecom carriers.Alex Niehenke, a partner at Foster City, CA-based ...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Hardware, Net Neutrality, Internet, Entrepreneurship, China, Russia, Funding, Immigration, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Investment, Eu, Web

Cargo plane crashes in Iran, killing at least 15

A Boeing 707 cargo plane crashed in Iran Monday, killing at least 15 people on board, according to Iranian state media.
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Pompeo’s Anti-Iran Tour Faces Obstacles of a Fractious Middle East

Touring eight countries in one week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought to build a regional coalition against Iran. The obstacles are formidable.
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Israel, Iran, United States, Egypt, Middle East, Jordan, State, Mike, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, United States International Relations, Embargoes and Sanctions, United States Defense and Military Forces

Secretary Of State Pompeo Meets With Saudi Crown Prince Before Heading Home

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's trip to the Middle East started with controversy over U.S. plans to withdraw from Syria and ended in discussions about the killing of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Official Trailer for 'Gaza' Documentary Premiering at Sundance 2019

"We want to live." The first official festival trailer has debuted for a documentary titled Gaza, premiering at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in a few weeks. This film is listed as an Ireland/Canada production, though it's actually about modern day Palestine and the Gaza strip in the Middle East. "This elegantly shot and masterfully crafted portrait of Palestinian life offers a rare chance to be immersed in the heart of Gaza, as we glimpse behind the walls of this misunderstood land to get...
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What We Know About The 5 Meetings Between Trump And Putin

This weekend brought the remarkable news that President Donald Trump went to extreme lengths to conceal or limit access to information about his in-person meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. As first reported by the Washington Post, Trump has blocked the rest of his administration from receiving briefings about his conversations with Putin, once going so far as to take possession of the notes of the U.S. interpreter present. Details about these unusual, unprecedented actions are re...
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History of North African date palm

Genome analysis reveals that North African date palms are a hybrid between cultivated date palms from the Middle East and a different, wild species of palm that grows on the island of Crete and in small areas of Southern Turkey. These findings shed new light on the evolutionary history of one of the crop.
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