Nikki Haley's key UN moments: From 'taking names' to rebuking Palestinians

Nikki Haley's key UN moments: From 'taking names' to rebuking Palestinians

Nikki Haley announced her resignation as the US envoy to the United Nations on Tuesday (Reuters) Nikki Haley will leave her post at the United Nations after two years often spent serving as the face of US foreign policy, a role traditionally played by the secretary of state. Throughout her tenure, Haley has rebuked Iran, […]

Mermaid Maritime Scores Middle East Subsea Contract

Mermaid Maritime Scores Middle East Subsea Contract

DSV Mermaid Endurer. Image: Mermaid Maritime Public Company Limited Thailand-based offshore vessel provider Mermaid Maritime has picked up a sub-sea services contract in the Middle East, the company said in a stock exchange announcement. Mermaid said that the contract, which was awarded to the company’s Middle East business unit by an un-named […]

Are super-cheap solar fields in the Middle East just loss-leaders?

Are super-cheap solar fields in the Middle East just loss-leaders?

Enlarge / An illustration of what will become the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park (Phase III). In recent years, massive solar projects proposed for the Middle East have grabbed headlines with extremely low prices. Developers have announced agreements to sell their solar energy for as low as 2.34¢ per kilowatt-hour (kWh)—lower than the […]

JollyChic brightens China-Middle East online Silk Road

JollyChic brightens China-Middle East online Silk Road

Chinese and Saudi people interact at JollyChic’s office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. [Photo/Xinhua] RIYADH – “I buy things on JollyChic many times, because prices are cheap, quality good and (home) delivery fast,” said Lima Khalid, 25, a Saudi Arabian female employee at a local company. JollyChic is not a Saudi Arabian online shopping site; rather, […]

Golan Druze gather at border, chanting loyalty to Syria's Assad

Golan Druze gather at border, chanting loyalty to Syria's Assad

Carrying Syrian flags and pictures of President Bashar al-Assad, dozens of Arab Druze who live on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights gathered on Saturday to celebrate what they consider to be success in the Syrian civil war. Dressed in traditional black garb and white hats, the small crowd chanted and shouted into megaphones, pledging loyalty to […]

Haviland Smith: The real Middle East conflict

Haviland Smith: The real Middle East conflict

Editor’s note: This commentary is by Haviland Smith, of Williston, who is a retired CIA station chief who served in East and West Europe as well as the Middle East. He was executive assistant in the CIA director’s office and the first CIA chief of counterterrorism. His other writings can be seen on rural-ruminations.com. It […]

Abbas to Hamas: Hand over Gaza or 'suffer the consequences'

Abbas to Hamas: Hand over Gaza or 'suffer the consequences'

President of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Mahmoud Abbas has told Hamas to hand over control of the Gaza Strip by the end of the month or “suffer the consequence.”. Abbas’ comments came to light yesterday in a statement made by a PA presidency bureau official to Israel’s public broadcaster Kan. The comments came against the […]

Middle East – Mobile Infrastructure and Mobile Broadband

Middle East – Mobile Infrastructure and Mobile Broadband

LONDON, Oct. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Mobile broadband infrastructure grows in the Middle EastMobile communication has become very popular in the Middle East and penetration has increased remarkedly in recent years. Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/4502198 The United Arab Emirates; Kuwait and Bahrain all have mobile penetration rates of over 200% and Jordan is not […]

Israel killed 15-year-old in Gaza

Israel killed 15-year-old in Gaza

Ahmad Samir Abu Habel’s funeral. He was shot in the head by Israeli forces [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor] A 15-year-old Palestinian was shot and killed, while dozens of others were injured, yesterday evening, after Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinian protesters near the Erez crossing (Beit Hanoun) in the northern besieged Gaza Strip. A Ma’an […]