Middle East Fuji approaches Silver Jubilee

Middle East Fuji approaches Silver Jubilee

In December 2018, the new head office of Middle East Fuji, aptly named the Silver Jubilee building, is due to be commissioned, marking the company’s 25 years of presence in the UAE. “Most of our logistics activities will be handled from the new building,” says Middle East Fuji’s general manager, Biji Joseph. “It will also […]

Rocket Lab Wins Key New Middle East Launch Customer

Rocket Lab Wins Key New Middle East Launch Customer

Rocket Lab’s Electron Rocket Photo: Rocket Lab Rocket Lab has won a key new launch contract with a customer in the Middle East. The company has signed an agreement with Circle Aerospace for ten dedicated Electron launches, with the first launch scheduled to lift off in Q4 2019. Headquartered in Dubai, Circle Aerospace is a new […]

SoftBank-Backed Vertical Farm Is Opening Middle Eastern Facility

SoftBank-Backed Vertical Farm Is Opening Middle Eastern Facility

A vertical-farming startup backed by Masayoshi Son’s Vision Fund is building its first overseas outpost — in the United Arab Emirates. Plenty Inc. plans to start selling locally grown produce, including kale and other leafy greens, to communities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai early next year. The startup, which has a farm in its hometown […]

Pastor Brunson's lawyer: 'The issue has to come to an end'

Pastor Brunson's lawyer: 'The issue has to come to an end'

Brunson has been under arrest in western Turkish city of Izmir since December. (AFP) The lawyer for Andrew Craig Brunson, the pastor at the centre of a diplomatic standoff between the United State and Turkey, has told Middle East Eye that he remains hopeful that his client could be released from detention in the near […]

Head of Syria research centre killed in car bombing

Head of Syria research centre killed in car bombing

Asber was killed along with his driver on Saturday night, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said The director of a Syrian research facility that Western countries say was part of a chemical weapons programme has been killed after his car was blown up, the pro-Syrian government newspaper al-Watan has said. Aziz Asber was the […]

Israeli Druze hold mass rally in Tel Aviv to protest Jewish nation-state law

Israeli Druze hold mass rally in Tel Aviv to protest Jewish nation-state law

Israeli Druze spiritual leader Sheikh Muafak Tarif, center, arrives at Tel Aviv rally on Saturday (AFP) Israeli Druze and their supporters massed in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square on Saturday night to protest against a new law they say makes them second-class citizens. The nation-state law, which passed last month and is part of Israel’s so-called […]

Israeli forces kill Palestinian demonstrator in Gaza

Israeli forces kill Palestinian demonstrator in Gaza

Palestinian protesters carry tyres to set ablaze during a Great March of Return demonstration on 3 August 2018 in Gaza (MEE Mohammed Asad) A Palestinian was reportedly killed by Israeli forces during demonstrations in the Gaza Strip on Friday, the Gaza health ministry reported. Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra identified the slain Palestinian as 25-year-old Ahmad […]

Israeli military court extends detention of four Palestinian journalists

Israeli military court extends detention of four Palestinian journalists

An Israeli military court extended the detention of four Palestinian journalists for seven days on the pretext of completing an investigation. In a brief statement, the non-governmental Palestinian Society Prisoner’s Club (PPSMO) stated that four journalists, namely Alaa Al-Rimawi, Mohammed Alwan, Qutaiba Hamdan and Hassani Anjas, have been arrested for seven days under the pretext […]

Italy releases Egyptian opposition leader, refuses extradition to Egypt

Italy releases Egyptian opposition leader, refuses extradition to Egypt

Italian authorities have released Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed Mahsoub after 19 hours in detention, his friends confirmed to Middle East Eye. On Wednesday evening, Mahsoub, a former Egyptian minister and prominent opposition figure, tweeted that he had been arrested by Italian police in southern Italy at the request of the Egyptian government. Mahsoub served in […]