The Middle East in Focus

The Middle East in Focus

Priyanka Khemka, Nexant, USA, looks at the key trends and challenges in the Middle East fertilizer market. The Middle East is a robust gas consuming region, with fuel use almost doubling between 2005 and 2016. Despite recent upward price adjustments in several countries in the region, energy prices are still below international levels, especially in […]

Media Use in the Middle East

Media Use in the Middle East

(Photo Courtesy: Nick Guttridge) by 10.03.18 12:17pm Fordham Conversations Host Robin Shannon speaks with The Dean and CEO of Northwestern University in Qatar.  Dr. Everette Dennis discusses the new study “Media Use in the Middle East”.  It looks at The Arab Uprising’s impact on media habits in the Middle East. Listen here Your browser version […]

Daesh announces death of senior militant in Egypt's Sinai

Daesh announces death of senior militant in Egypt's Sinai

Daesh announced on Tuesday the death of a senior member of the group in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, according to a social media posting, dealing a blow to militants behind a wave of attacks on Egyptian military and civilian targets. The notice, published under the heading “caravan of the Shuhada” or martyrs, showed a picture of […]

Germany approves extradition of Iran official to Belgium

Germany approves extradition of Iran official to Belgium

Germany hands over Iranian diplomat to Belgium over accusations of plotting attack on Iranian opponents A German court has allowed the country’s authorities to hand over to Belgium an Iranian diplomat who is suspected of having been involved in a plot to attack Iranian opponents in France. Assadollah Assadi, 46, an Iranian diplomat based in […]

Rita Ora is Esquire Middle East's first-ever cover girl

Rita Ora is Esquire Middle East's first-ever cover girl

Rita Ora has become the first woman to grace the front cover of Esquire Middle East. The ‘RIP’ hitmaker has made history by becoming the first lady to feature on the front page of the popular magazine – and she made sure it was nothing less than perfect as she slipped into a black bosom-boosting […]

Iran launches missile on alleged Syria militant site

Iran launches missile on alleged Syria militant site

At least 24 people were killed during an attack on a military parade in Iran’s Ahvaz on 22 September (AFP) Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said Monday they had launched a missile attack on an alleged militant site in Syria in retaliation for a September attack on the Iranian city of Ahvaz. “The headquarters of those responsible […]

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 […]