What I'm Reading: An Interview With Middle East Historian Laura Robson

What I'm Reading: An Interview With Middle East Historian Laura Robson

Erik Moshe is an HNN Features Editor. Laura Robson is a scholar of modern Middle Eastern and international history. Her areas of interest encompass local, regional, and global iterations of internationalism and international governance, modern histories of mass violence, and the politics of ethnicity and religion in the twentieth century Arab world. She received her […]

Female activist's death sparks fears of assassination campaign in Basra

Female activist's death sparks fears of assassination campaign in Basra

BASRA, Iraq – Blood still stains the street in central Basra where Suad al-Ali was shot dead on Tuesday. A prominent activist in the city and founder of al-Weed al-Alaiami for Human Rights – an NGO that focuses on the rights of women and children – her family is still reeling from her death. “We […]

UN experts say Egypt systematically targets rights activists

UN experts say Egypt systematically targets rights activists

Seventeen United Nations human rights experts have criticised Egypt for its use of anti-terrorism laws to detain activists fighting for women’s rights and against fraud, torture and extrajudicial killings. The experts’ joint statement, unusual for attracting such a large number of signatories, named activists who had been detained for months, highlighting the case of women’s […]

Middle East & Africa Stormwater Management Market 2013-2018 & 2023 – Market is Projected to Reach $ 730 Million

Middle East & Africa Stormwater Management Market 2013-2018 & 2023 – Market is Projected to Reach $ 730 Million

DUBLIN, Sept. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The “Middle East & Africa Stormwater Management Market By Tool (Grassed Swales, Rain Gardens, Pervious Pavement, Green Roofs & Others), By Application (Municipal, Commercial & Industrial), By Country, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2013 – 2023″ report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. Middle East & Africa stormwater management market […]

Israel army confiscates clothes imported by Palestinians

Israel army confiscates clothes imported by Palestinians

The Israeli army has confiscated containers filled with clothes imported by Palestinian traders under the pretext that revenue from their sale is being channeled to Hamas, Israeli media reported. “The Israeli army has confiscated imported clothes containers and foiled a garment trade that Hamas benefited financially from in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank,” […]

Middle East Quartet Envoys Express Deep Concern over Gaza Escalation

Middle East Quartet Envoys Express Deep Concern over Gaza Escalation

Palestinian child in a refugee camp in Gaza. (Photo: ActiveStills.org) The Envoys of the Middle East Quartet from the Russian Federation, the United States, the European Union, and the United Nations, met on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday to discuss the prospects for peace negotiations and the situation […]

Budget smartphone maker Xiaomi targets threefold sales increase in the Middle East

Budget smartphone maker Xiaomi targets threefold sales increase in the Middle East

Xiaomi, the world’s fourth largest smartphone manufacturer, is shooting for a threefold sales increase in the Middle East this current financial year as the company rolled out new products in the UAE. “Globally, Xiaomi had crossed $15 billion in revenues in 2017,” Ronnie Wang, MEA channel sales director, told The National on Wednesday. “The Middle […]

Amnesty says 78 migrant workers in Qatar unpaid for months

Amnesty says 78 migrant workers in Qatar unpaid for months

At least 78 migrant workers from Nepal, India and the Philippines have not been paid by their contractor in Qatar since February 2016, a report released by Amnesty International has said. According to the London-based rights group, a construction company involved in building a showcase stadium that helped Qatar win its bid to host the […]

Soldiers deploy to Middle East for training

Soldiers deploy to Middle East for training

More than 650 Minnesota National Guard soldiers deployed for a nearly yearlong overseas mission in Kuwait, and they gathered Thursday, Sept. 20, for a departure ceremony at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul. The ceremony was hosted by St. Paul-based Serving Our Troops. The event included a farewell dinner in the adjoining St. Paul RiverCentre […]

Hebrew press review: Netanyahu holds crisis meeting over Russia tensions

Hebrew press review: Netanyahu holds crisis meeting over Russia tensions

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Kremlin in May (AFP) Netanyahu convenes cabinet amid tensions with Russia over downed jet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with his security cabinet on Tuesday to discuss heightened tensions with Russia, after Moscow announced it would transfer an advanced anti-missile system to […]

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