Middle East tech firms eager to attract investments from $15bn Chinese fund

Middle East tech firms eager to attract investments from $15bn Chinese fund

A new $15 billion (Dh55.10bn) joint venture between Chinese firms and a London investment company has launched a fund to invest in technology companies globally, and tech firms in the Middle East are hungry for the big-ticket Chinese investments. The tech investment fund is a partnership between London’s Centricus and China Merchants Group and SPF […]

Arabic press review: Tunisian teachers protest Israel inclusion in exam

Arabic press review: Tunisian teachers protest Israel inclusion in exam

Wrong question A group of Tunisian teachers protested against a history and geography school exam which referred to “Israel” without adding a reference to it being an “occupation state,” according to the London-based newspaper al-Quds al-Arabi. A spokesman for the protestors declared: “We are protesting against the inclusion of the State of Israel in the history […]

Call to Israeli companies from European research support program

Call to Israeli companies from European research support program

The Hebrew newspaper Israel Hayom reported on Sunday that Israel may lose billions of dollars if the European Union (EU) decides to exclude it from sponsorship for a scientific research and development program called Innovation Europe. The budget of the program is one hundred billion dollars that will be allotted to tens of thousands of […]

Kuwait to raise oil output by 85000 bpd

Kuwait to raise oil output by 85000 bpd

Kuwait will raise oil output by 85,000 barrels per day (bpd)starting on Sunday, part of an agreement between OPEC and non-OPEC producers to increase production by one million bpd, Energy Minister Bakhit al-Rashidi told a local newspaper on Saturday. “Kuwait will raise its oil production from tomorrow to 2.785 million barrels, a daily increase of […]

Jordan army begins delivering aid to Syrians stranded near border

Jordan army begins delivering aid to Syrians stranded near border

The Jordanian army began delivering humanitarian aid to thousands of displaced Syrians who took shelter near its border when major fighting broke out in southern Syria this month, a government spokeswoman said on Saturday. “This is in line with Jordan’s stance to help our Syrian brothers,” Jumana Ghunaimat told the state news agency. “These include […]

UN calls for halt to military operations in Syria

UN calls for halt to military operations in Syria

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, deeply alarmed by the military offensive in southwestern Syria and its devastating toll on civilians, is calling for an immediate cessation of military operations, his spokesman said Friday. Noting that the southwest area of Syria is part of a de-escalation agreement between Jordan, Russia and the US, Guterres “calls on its […]

Two Palestinians killed by Israeli forces on Gaza border

Two Palestinians killed by Israeli forces on Gaza border

A 17-year-old Palestinian was shot in the head by an Israeli sniper on Friday during protests in Gaza (MEE/Mohammed Asad) Israeli forces killed two Palestinians during protests held across the Gaza Strip on Friday.  A 13-year-old teenager, was shot in the head by an Israeli sniper on Friday in Khan Younis, Gaza, according to the […]

Haftar's forces say they have captured Libyan city of Derna

Haftar's forces say they have captured Libyan city of Derna

Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar declared victory on Thursday against rivals including local fighters and Islamists in the city of Derna, the last bastion of opposition against him in the east of the country, Reuters reports. Taking Derna, a city of 125,000 about 265 km (165 miles) west of Libya’s border with Egypt, marks an important step […]

Egypt parliament to investigate World Cup failures

Egypt parliament to investigate World Cup failures

Egyptian Members of Parliament, along with the Head of Youth and Sports Committee of the House of Representatives, Mohamed Faraj Amer, have called for a fact-finding committee to be setup to investigate possible violations by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) and suspicions of corruption during the recent 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The intended […]

Next Middle East War Is Most Likely to Start In These Places, According to New Report

Next Middle East War Is Most Likely to Start In These Places, According to New Report

Escalating violence in two nations may threaten to plunge the already restive Middle East into a deeper conflict involving regional and international powers, according to the latest report by a leading monitor. The Belgium-based International Crisis Group describes its “U.S.-Iran Trigger List” as “an early-warning platform to monitor, analyze and provide regular updates on key and increasingly flashpoints between […]

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