US Refugee Proposal Would See Decrease for Africa, Middle East Countries

US Refugee Proposal Would See Decrease for Africa, Middle East Countries

The U.S. State Department is proposing that the United States receive proportionally fewer refugees from Africa and the Middle East in the coming year than it planned to last year, in favor of an increase in refugees from Asia and Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, according to data obtained from the agency. In a […]

Mobile accounts for 47% of transactions in Middle East, Africa

Mobile accounts for 47% of transactions in Middle East, Africa

JEDDAH — Mobile accounts for 47 percent of transactions in Middle East, and Africa (MEA), a rise of 41 percent from a year ago, Criteo, the advertising platform for the open Internet, said in its Q2 “Global Commerce Review” released on Tuesday. The report sad for retailers who actively promote their shopping apps, mobile transactions […]

Iran news: Could Donald Trump be a catalyst for World War 3 in the Middle East?

Iran news: Could Donald Trump be a catalyst for World War 3 in the Middle East?

Four gunmen disguised as military personnel opened fire on the parade which was commemorating the anniversary of Iran’s eight-year war with Iraq in the 1980s. Among the 29 slaughtered were members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, soldiers and civilians, including children. Two groups have claimed responsibility for the attack – Islamic State and the separatist group […]

Best hotel companies to work for in the Middle East

Best hotel companies to work for in the Middle East

The 10th annual Hotelier Middle East Salary Survey gave insight into pressing matters such as career growth opportunities, pay scales, employee satisfaction factors, VAT and more.  On the Hotelier Middle East Salary Survey, on a scale of one to 10, respondents rated an average of seven for job satisfaction. 30% of the survey’s respondents said […]

Philippines posts 15 percent drop in cash remittance from Middle East

Philippines posts 15 percent drop in cash remittance from Middle East

MANILA: Cash remittance from Filipino workers (OFW), particularly those in the Middle East, saw a steep decline from January to July this year, figures from the Central Bank of the Philippines (BSP) show.A lawmaker noted that even the lifting of the ban on deployment of Filipinos to Kuwait last May failed to stop the remittance plunge.Based […]

The Ahvaz terror attack in Iran may drag the US into a larger war

The Ahvaz terror attack in Iran may drag the US into a larger war

Iran has been hit by yet another terrorist attack. At least 29 people were killed in the southwestern city of Ahvaz when gunmen opened fire on a crowd watching a military parade on Iran’s equivalent of Memorial Day. But unlike previous terror attacks, this one may spark a much larger regional conflagration – involving not […]

Arizona National Guard unit prepares for deployment to Middle East

Arizona National Guard unit prepares for deployment to Middle East

(Twitter/@Ali_Vetnar) PHOENIX — An Arizona National Guard unit is preparing to serve its very first deployment overseas. The 198th Regional Support Group will be deploying Sunday in support of U.S. Army Central Command. The unit will spend approximately a year in the Middle East. 198th Regional Support Group singing the Army Song ahead of their deployment to […]

PM Imran offers role to heal Middle East conflicts

PM Imran offers role to heal Middle East conflicts

PHOTO: GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan reaffirmed Pakistan’s support for Saudi Arabia and offered to play a reconciliatory role to end all conflicts in the Middle East, which were ‘weakening us all’. “In the Middle East, we will like (to play a) reconciliatory role to bring the Muslim world together. This will be […]

Jimmy Carter's Trumpian approach to Middle East politics

Jimmy Carter's Trumpian approach to Middle East politics

Few presidents have been more different than Jimmy Carter and Donald Trump. One confessed in a Playboy interview that he had “looked on a lot of women with lust” and “committed adultery in my heart many times.” The other paid more than a quarter-million dollars in 2016 to hush up separate extramarital liaisons with a […]

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