Saudi Arabia arrests Qatar man on Yemen-Oman border

Saudi Arabia arrests Qatar man on Yemen-Oman border

The National Human Rights Committee of Qatar yesterday condemned the Saudi-led Arab coalition for arresting Qatari citizen, Mohsen Saleh Saadoun Al-Karbi, at a border crossing between Yemen and Oman on 21 April 2018. The committee said in a statement that Al-Karbi was on his way to visit his family in Yemen when he was arrested […]

Africa & Middle East Mobile Remittance and Domestic P2P Transfer Business and Investment Opportunities Databook …

Africa & Middle East Mobile Remittance and Domestic P2P Transfer Business and Investment Opportunities Databook …

This is a bundled offering, combining 7 countries. This report provides a data-centric analysis of mobile P2P market dynamics to help companies understand business and investment opportunities along with risks. Scope of the Report Market Dynamics: Provides a comprehensive view on size and structure, industry dynamics, market trends, consumer attitude and behaviour, and competitive landscape […]

Israeli parliament gives PM authority to declare war

Israeli parliament gives PM authority to declare war

Israel’s parliament, or Knesset, voted Monday in favour of a bill that would allow the country’s prime minister to declare war in ‘extreme situations’, the Haaretz daily reported. The prime minister will only need the defense minister’s approval, it said. The report did not say how many lawmakers voted in favor of the bill. Prime […]

Tunisia security, military vote for the first time

Tunisia security, military vote for the first time

Tunisian security and military forces yesterday voted in the municipal elections for the first time in decades. The Tunisian Independent High Authority for Elections called on all security and military personnel to participate in the municipal elections and to take special measures to protect them during the voting process. Their votes will be mixed with […]

Israeli military kills three Palestinians along Gaza Strip border

Israeli military kills three Palestinians along Gaza Strip border

Palestinian demonstrators hoist national flags on truck at Israel-Gaza border on 27 April (AFP) Israeli troops shot and killed three Palestinians along the border with the Gaza Strip in two separate incidents on Sunday, the Israeli military said. The shootings follow a month of violence along the Israel-Gaza border, where Palestinians have been holding protests […]

Abe embarks on Middle East tour

Abe embarks on Middle East tour

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is on a 5-day tour of the Middle East. He will be the first leader of a major country to visit both Israel and Palestine since the United States recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last December. Abe left Tokyo for the United Arab Emirates on Sunday. He told reporters that […]

Syrian army, Islamic State wage fierce battle south of Damascus

Syrian army, Islamic State wage fierce battle south of Damascus

Smoke billows over Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp during fighting on 27 April (AFP) The Syrian army and its allies engaged in a fierce battle on Saturday with Islamic State (IS) group militants in an enclave south of Damascus held by IS. The Syrian government forces have killed 68 IS militants over the last few days, […]

In first, Lebanese expats can vote in country's elections

In first, Lebanese expats can vote in country's elections

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri arrives with Army Commander General Joseph Aoun (L) at the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) headquarters. (photo credit: REUTERS/ALI HASHISHO) Lebanese citizens living abroad began began voting Friday in the country’s elections scheduled for May 6. Over 12,000 Lebanese registered voters in six Middle Eastern countries, […]

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