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Buyers Are So Hungry for LNG, Tankers Are Lining Up Off #Qatar - Bloomberg

Buyers Are So Hungry for LNG, Tankers Are Lining Up Off Qatar - Bloomberg More than a dozen liquefied natural gas tankers are waiting their turn to fill up at Qatar’s port of Ras Laffan in a clear sign of how tight the global gas market has become. South Korean and Pakistani buyers are among those seeking to maximize shipments under long-term supply contracts with the Middle Eastern emirate, one of the world’s biggest natural gas exporters, according to traders with knowledge of the ma...
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MaxAB gets an extra $15M, acquires YC-backed Moroccan startup WaystoCap

Last month, MaxAB, the Egyptian B2B e-commerce platform that serves food and grocery retailers, raised one of the largest Series A on the continent, to the tune of $40 million . Today, it has raised a $15 million extension from existing investors — RMBV, IFC, Flourish Ventures, Crystal Stream Capital, Rise Capital, Endeavour Catalyst, Beco Capital and 4DX Ventures —  bringing its total Series A fundraise to $55 million. The company, founded by Belal El-Megharbel and Mohamed Ben Halim ...
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Leaders Talk Peace as Afghans Battle Chaos and Uncertainty

Senior Afghan leaders are in the Middle Eastern state of Qatar talking peace with the Taliban, whose leader issued a statement saying the insurgent movement wants a political settlement to Afghanistan's decades of war.
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Great Salt Lake is shrinking fast. Scientists demand action before it becomes a toxic dustbin

Great Salt Lake is also known as America's Dead Sea -- owing to a likeness to its much smaller Middle Eastern counterpart -- but scientists worry the moniker could soon take new meaning.
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'We're on the doorstep of a catastrophe': Great Salt Lake is shrinking rapidly

Great Salt Lake is also known as America's Dead Sea -- owing to a likeness to its much smaller Middle Eastern counterpart -- but scientists worry the moniker could soon take new meaning.
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Analysis: Progressives irked at Biden’s stance on Gaza

By Matt Spetalnick, Steve Holland and Patricia Zengerle | Reuters WASHINGTON – With his muted response to the Gaza conflict, President Joe Biden is largely sticking to a time-worn U.S. playbook despite pressure from progressive Democrats for a tougher line toward Israel and from America’s allies for a more active role to end the violence. By citing Israel’s right to defend itself against a rocket barrage from the Hamas-ruled enclave and only nudging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu toward a cea...
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Joe Biden is still stuck in the 20th-century world

President Joe Biden, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Vice President Kamala Harris, speaks to the staff of the US State Department, February 4, 2021. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Shortly after taking office, President Joe Biden committed his administration's foreign policy to the pursuit of the US's "cherished democratic values." But Biden and his team appear wedded to 20th century narratives about the world and the US's role in it, writes Andrew Bacevich, president...
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Mideast Spotify Challenger Anghami Is Said to Near SPAC Merger - Bloomberg

Mideast Spotify Challenger Anghami Is Said to Near SPAC Merger - Bloomberg Anghami, the Abu Dhabi-based music-streaming service that claims over 70 million users, is close to being listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange in New York by merging with a blank-check company, according to people familiar with the matter, setting the stage for one of the biggest investments into a Middle Eastern technology startup in years.Anghami, Arabic for “my tunes,” has been holding talks with Vistas Media Acquisitio...
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Deserted debts stir disquiet in the mysterious world of #Dubai Inc | Reuters

Deserted debts stir disquiet in the mysterious world of Dubai Inc | Reuters Dubai’s debts have always been something of a mystery for investors but since the coronavirus pandemic hit its economy, things have got hazier, some say.Over the past 12 months, two firms with links to Dubai’s government and its ruler, respectively, have said they would not meet hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of debt repayments, a rare step in the Middle Eastern business hub, where debts are typically renegotiate...
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BP to Invest More in Middle East’s ‘World-Leading’ Oil Fields - Bloomberg

BP to Invest More in Middle East’s ‘World-Leading’ Oil Fields - Bloomberg BP Plc said it will invest more money in Middle Eastern oil and natural-gas fields even as it transitions to renewable energy and tries to lower emissions.The company is a major producer in countries such as Iraq, where it operates the world’s third-largest oil field of Rumaila, the United Arab Emirates and Oman. It’s focusing on their low-cost oil, while also boosting output of gas, according to Stephen Willis, BP’s senio...
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Silicon Valley Firm Joins Gulf Investors to Fund Tech Deals - Bloomberg

Silicon Valley Firm Joins Gulf Investors to Fund Tech Deals - Bloomberg A Silicon Valley venture-capital firm is targeting cash-flush Middle Eastern investors to fund technology companies, all while scouting the Gulf for buying opportunities.Tribe Capital Management LLC partnered with Dubai-based boutique financial and investment adviser Arrow Capital in a first-of-its-kind cooperation deal for the Gulf, according to Arjun Sethi, Tribe’s co-founder.“We need a touch point everywhere,” he said in ...
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Feed the Polls is trying to make waiting in line to vote on November 3rd more bearable for Americans — and much tastier

Reuters Feed the Polls, a new civic and culinary initiative, is seeking to get out the vote and feed voters. At least 35,000 meals will be delivered to food insecure areas in US cities. Lady Gaga has backed the initiative, $300,000 has been raised, and a fleet of food trucks is mobilizing from coast to coast. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. What if democracy was truly free, and gourmet too? A new initiative, Feed the Polls, seeks to untangle how COVID-19, voter suppres...
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India’s Parsi Community and the Making of Modern Iran: An Interview with Afshin Marashi

Afshin Marashi is Professor and Farzaneh Family Chair in Modern Iranian History at the University of Oklahoma, where from 2011 to 2020 he also served as the founding director of the Farzaneh Family Center for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies. He is the author most recently of Exile and the Nation: The Parsi Community of India and the Making of Modern Iran (University of Texas Press, 2020). His previous books include Nationalizing Iran: Culture, Power, and the State, 1870-1940 (University of Wa...
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The rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine is under threat: Leading experts tell us they're worried about a shortage of glass vials, cargo planes, and cold-storage units

A lab technician examines a reagent bottle before performing vaccine tests at French pharmaceutical company Sanofi's laboratory on July 10, 2020. Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images Experts tell Business Insider that a glass vial shortage, as well as cargo restraints, could limit the mass rollout of a coronavirus vaccine. The vials are only made by a few companies, and boosting production could prove tricky. "The supply chain for vials is particularly challenging because manufacturing capacity...
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Nomura Cuts #Dubai Investment Bank Jobs in Mideast Coverage Shift - Bloomberg

Nomura Cuts Dubai Investment Bank Jobs in Mideast Coverage Shift - Bloomberg:Nomura Holdings Inc. eliminated about a half dozen investment banking jobs in Dubai, as Japan’s biggest brokerage shrinks its Middle East footprint and moves coverage of the region to staff in other offices.The Tokyo-based firm made the cuts in recent weeks, and will now serve Middle Eastern clients from cities where it has bigger operations, such as London, people with knowledge of the matter said. Its asset management...
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Golden Thread Productions Hiring New Executive Artistic Director

Golden Thread Productions is seeking a new Executive Artistic Director to follow in the footsteps of Founding Artistic Director Torange Yeghiazarian. Established in 1996, Golden Thread Productions is the first American theatre company devoted to plays from or about the Middle East, defined broadly and inclusively. SUMMARY OF OPPORTUNITYGolden Thread Productions is seeking a new Executive Artistic Director (EAD) to follow in the footsteps of Founding Artistic Director Torange Yeghiazarian. Th...
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#AbuDhabi’s Adnoc Forms Venture For Petrochemical Investment - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi’s Adnoc Forms Venture For Petrochemical Investment - Bloomberg:Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. formed a venture with a state holding company to boost investment in petrochemical projects, part of the emirate’s drive to expand beyond raw crude into more valuable products.Adnoc and its partner, ADQ, agreed to invest in and manage downstream activities at the planned Ruwais Derivatives Park, they said in a statement. They will complete a feasibility study this year.The partners, both based in ...
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Coronavirus: Emirates set to cut 9,000 jobs, citing pandemic - BBC News

Coronavirus: Emirates set to cut 9,000 jobs, citing pandemic - BBC News: The president of Emirates said the Middle Eastern airline is set to cut as many as 9,000 jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic.It is the first time the world's biggest long-haul carrier has disclosed how many jobs will be lost.Prior to the crisis, Emirates had 60,000 staff.Sir Tim Clark said the airline had already cut a tenth of its staff but said: "We will probably have to let go of a few more, probably up to 15%."T...
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Turkey Thigh Tagine

Turkey Thigh Tagine Serves 6, takes 25 mins prep time, 30 mins cook time, 55 mins total Ingredients • 1 tbsp light olive oil • 1 large red onion, finely sliced • 3 cloves garlic, finely sliced • 400-500g turkey thigh chopped into cubes • half a red chilli, finely chopped • 300ml vegetable stock • 400g can chopped tinned tomatoes • 1 level tsp ras-al hanout spices (or mild curry powder if you can’t get that) • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon • 300g diced butternut squash • 1 medium courgette, chopp...
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14 best restaurants serving Middle Eastern food in the San Fernando Valley

It is not easy to trace the roots of the Arabic community in Los Angeles, though it would seem fairly certain that our local Middle Eastern populace followed fairly close upon the heels of the Arabic migration into New York City. According to Zelda Stern’s excellent volume, “The Complete Guide to Ethnic New York,” New York’s Arab community goes back to the 1870s, to the man known as the “Syrian Columbus.” His name was Moses David, and he’s believed to be the first Arab settler in New York and pe...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Stocks in Middle East fall on coronavirus impact - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Stocks in Middle East fall on coronavirus impact - Reuters:Middle Eastern stocks declined on Sunday in early trade, as the economies across the globe remained pressured from the coronavirus outbreak as the cases continued to surge.More than 615,600 people have been infected by the coronavirus across the world and 28,316 have died, according to a Reuters tally.In Qatar, which on Saturday recorded its first death from the coronavirus, the index lost 1.3%, dragged down by a 2.8% fall...
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OPEC+ Talks Collapse, Blowing Hole in Russia- #Saudi Alliance - Bloomberg

OPEC+ Talks Collapse, Blowing Hole in Russia-Saudi Alliance - Bloomberg:OPEC+ talks ended in dramatic failure, auguring the end of a diplomatic alliance between Saudi Arabia and Russia that has underpinned crude prices and changed the balance of power in the Middle East.Brent crude, the global benchmark, plunged the most in more than a decade after Russia refused to bend to the will of Saudi Arabia, whose high-stakes gamble pushed the group past breaking point. Riyadh wanted to slash production ...
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Lebanon Faces a $50 Billion Hole Even Beyond Its Eurobonds - Bloomberg

Lebanon Faces a $50 Billion Hole Even Beyond Its Eurobonds - Bloomberg: Lebanon has a lot more than just maturing Eurobonds to worry about.In addition to $31 billion of those, the Middle Eastern nation’s central bank has $52.5 billion of obligations in the form of foreign-currency deposits and certificates of deposit, according to calculations by Toby Iles and Jan Friederich, Hong Kong-based analysts at Fitch Ratings Ltd.Mostly owed to Lebanese banks, these additional debts compound the country’...
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Trump Called His Middle East Peace Plan a ‘Win Win.’ Palestinians Disagree

It’s been three years in the making. But on Tuesday, the Trump Administration’s proposal to bring a solution to the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict finally came to light. The White House’s 80-page plan calls for the creation of a Palestinian state with a capital in parts of East Jerusalem, ending speculation that the Trump Administration was preparing to depart from a “two state” resolution to the conflict that has long been the bedrock of U.S. policy. But the blueprint wou...
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Trump Is Finally Presenting His Middle East ‘Peace Plan.’ Here’s What We Know So Far

It’s been three years in the making. But the Trump Administration’s proposal to bring peace to the Middle East, a purported solution to the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict, is about to see the light of day. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his centrist rival, Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz, met President Donald Trump separately on Monday to hear details of the so-called peace plan. Trump told reporters at the White House Monday that he would announce...
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Oil-Storage Demand at Top Mideast Hub Drives Brooge Expansion - Bloomberg

Oil-Storage Demand at Top Mideast Hub Drives Brooge Expansion - Bloomberg:Brooge Petroleum and Gas Investment Co. plans to expand its crude-storage capacity six-fold at the Middle Eastern port of Fujairah to meet “huge” demand at the busiest oil-trading hub in the region.The United Arab Emirates-based business will sign contracts by the end of the first quarter, or soon after, to lease out the additional capacity, Chief Executive Officer Nicolaas Paardenkooper said in an interview. It will compl...
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‘Little America’ episode about gay Syrian man banned in 11 countries

An episode from AppleTV+’s critically acclaimed new series Little America has reportedly been banned in almost a dozen countries for being too gay. Little America, which is getting rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, is an anthology series that highlights stories of eight different immigrant experiences. Haaz Sleiman appears in “The Son,” the final episode of the season. He plays Rafiq, a Syrian man who is forced to flee his village after his father catches him kissing another man. ...
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Abortion Dies by a Thousand Votes: Why Pro-Life Advocacy Isn’t Compromise

Ahmad is a parliamentarian in a Middle Eastern nation where girls 17 and under are the exclusive property of their fathers. Many of these girls are sold into sex slavery by age 7. Typically, the girl’s father signs a lucrative ten-year contract with an adult male who in turn possesses the girl as his sex slave until she turns 18. At that time, he returns the girl to her family and pays for a special surgical procedure that restores the appearance of physical virginity, thus allowing her father t...
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Poll: World skeptical Trump will do right in global affairs

The world is still skeptical that after nearly three years in office President Donald Trump will do the right thing on foreign affairs, according to Pew Research Center polling released Wednesday. The poll was conducted well before Trump signed off on a U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani last week. The strike has pushed tensions between America and its longtime Middle Eastern nemesis to high alert and led to Tehran launching ballistic missiles at two Iraqi military bas...
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No Take-Backs! Iraq Still Expects US Withdrawal Mistakenly Promised In DOD Letter

Oh, the Trump administration’s letter informing Iraq of the U.S.’ withdrawal from the country was actually just “an honest mistake”? Too bad. The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that even though the Pentagon clumsily retracted Marine Corp Brig. Gen. William Seely’s letter on Monday and told reporters there was “no decision whatsoever” to leave Iraq, the Middle Eastern country expects the U.S. to go through with it anyway. “We don’t deal with statements [made] in the media,” an unnamed seni...
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