'One of the most important' sets of Middle East artifacts unveiled

'One of the most important' sets of Middle East artifacts unveiled

The fertile lands of Mesopotamia are rightly hailed as a “cradle of civilization”, where some of the most important human innovations originated, from agriculture and writing to religion and music. The Penn Museum in Philadelphia has long been home to one of the world’s most significant collections of ancient artifacts from the region – but […]

There's 'tremendous' potential for city planning in the Middle East, says infrastructure exec

There's 'tremendous' potential for city planning in the Middle East, says infrastructure exec

There’s great potential in the areas of urban and city planning in the Middle East, said the chief executive of Singapore-based urban and infrastructure consultancy Surbana Jurong on Thursday. The Middle East has been forward-looking when it comes to unusual property developments, Wong Heang Fine told CNBC’s “Capital Connection.” “They are very acceptable to great […]

AccorHotels drives expansion in the Middle East with 9 new signings

AccorHotels drives expansion in the Middle East with 9 new signings

AccorHotels signed nine hotels in the first quarter 2018 to drive its expansion across the Middle East, according to Construction Week Online. The new signings allowed the group’s portfolio to reach more than 300 hotels with 80,000 guestrooms across 30 countries in the MENA region.  Through this new set of deals, Accor will bring the SO/ […]

False alarm set off Syrian air defences: Pro-Assad commander

False alarm set off Syrian air defences: Pro-Assad commander

A false alarm led to Syrian air defence missiles being fired overnight and there was no fresh attack on Syria, a commander in the regional military alliance that backs the Syrian government told Reuters. Syrian state TV reported overnight that anti-aircraft defences had shot down missiles fired at an air base in the Homs area, […]

Daily Risk Report: Oil, Stocks, And The Middle East

Daily Risk Report: Oil, Stocks, And The Middle East

Situation Today With tensions rising in the Middle East following US military actions in Syria, markets have reacted with some significance. As is often the case with unrest in the region, the focus turns to oil. In recent days, the price of crude oil has risen by approximately 8% (since April 6, 2018). The main […]

Exclusive: AT Kearney open to acquisitions as its expands Middle East presence

Exclusive: AT Kearney open to acquisitions as its expands Middle East presence

AT Kearney, the US-based consultancy, is looking to solidify and expand its footprint in the Middle East and is open to acquisitions or partnerships to better serve its regional clients, its managing partner and chairman said on Sunday. “It [The Middle East] is one of our fastest growing regions in terms of revenues, in terms […]

Joy Reid Mocks America's Invisible Man In The Middle East: 'Where's Jared?'

Joy Reid Mocks America's Invisible Man In The Middle East: 'Where's Jared?'

Americans haven’t heard a peep from Jared Kushner, whom President Donald Trump tapped to be his point man on Middle East peace. His disappearing act is now particularly remarkable in the wake of U.S. military action in Syria. “Where is Jared?” host Joy Reid mockingly asked Saturday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy.” “Jared’s job was to solve all the […]

Iranian President Rohani: Attack on Syria Will Cause Destruction in the Middle East

Iranian President Rohani: Attack on Syria Will Cause Destruction in the Middle East

Iranian President Hassan Rohani said Saturday that the U.S.-led military strike on Syria will cause destruction in the Middle East. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said an attack on Syria by the United States, France and Britain on Saturday was a crime and would not achieve any gains. “Today’s dawn attack on Syria is a crime,” said Khameinei. “I […]

PHOTOS: Why are Palestinians burning Israeli flags in Gaza?

PHOTOS: Why are Palestinians burning Israeli flags in Gaza?

Palestinians burn a makeshift Israeli flag during the Great March of Return on 13 April (MEE/Mohammed al-Hajjar) In the first Friday of protests two weeks ago, Gazan refugees marched for the right of return to their homes in what is now Israel. On the second Friday they burnt tyres to obscure the view of Israeli […]

Asia equities higher after Middle East tension eases

Asia equities higher after Middle East tension eases

Alice Woodhouse in Hong Kong April 13, 2018 Print this page Friday 05.30 BST What you need to know Japanese, Australian equities climb China, Hong Kong stocks pull back on disappointing trade data Hong Kong intervenes to support currency Oil prices ease Overview Asia-Pacific stocks tracked Wall Street higher after Donald Trump toned down his […]

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