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Report: UK trained Yemen intelligence agency

Report: UK trained Yemen intelligence agency

The United Kingdom has been engaged in capacity building operations across Yemen’s police, military and intelligence agencies between 2004 and 2015, a new 43-page report by the Oxford Research Group reveals. The report provides a critical review of UK “training and assistance” programmes in Yemen, successes, causes of failure and lessons for future missions. It […]

Crisis Response Marines in Middle East Focused on Operations in Syria, Afghanistan

Crisis Response Marines in Middle East Focused on Operations in Syria, Afghanistan

U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command train in Jordan on Feb. 26, 2018. US Marine Corps Photo ARLINGTON, Va. — The Marine Corps’ Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Crisis Response force in U.S. Central Command is becoming increasingly distributed […]

Jordan, the Only Democracy in the Middle East

Jordan, the Only Democracy in the Middle East

Hundreds of thousands of Jordanians have thronged the streets of Amman and other cities of the Hashemite kingdom in heated demonstrations. As I write this, not a single Jordanian protester’s knee has been broken, either before being arrested or after, if there have been arrests at all. Not a single mayor has criticized demonstrators from […]

With 92% Planning To Watch FIFA World Cup, Employee Productivity In The Middle East Is Set To Fall

With 92% Planning To Watch FIFA World Cup, Employee Productivity In The Middle East Is Set To Fall

There is nothing that can turn away football aficionados from the pitch from June 14 till July 15 when 32 teams will clash to take home the FIFA World Cup 2018. According to a new survey by GulfTalent, an online recruitment portal in the Middle East, employers across the region are set to witness a […]

The Heart Just Grew Fonder When He Was in the Middle East

The Heart Just Grew Fonder When He Was in the Middle East

As Mr. Ward balanced his obligations, Ms. Lollie was busy traveling the state in pursuit of the Miss Florida USA crown. Ms. Lollie was named Miss Emerald Coast in Panama City Beach in April 2014. She then went to Fort Lauderdale three months later to compete for the Miss Florida USA crown — and won. […]

Israeli forces kill four protesters, injure hundreds, in Gaza

Israeli forces kill four protesters, injure hundreds, in Gaza

Israeli troops killed four Palestinians and wounded hundreds of others on Friday with live fire and tear gas used against protesters at the Gaza border, medics said. At least 124 Palestinians, including journalists and medics, have been fatally shot by Israelis in Gaza since late March, when Palestinians launched the Great March of Return protest campaign […]

With Little Evidence, Trump Claims Iran Has Curbed Activities in Middle East

With Little Evidence, Trump Claims Iran Has Curbed Activities in Middle East

Fact Check of the Day President Trump claimed that Iran is “no longer looking” to Syria or Yemen since he withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal. Administration officials have said otherwise. what was said “And if you look at what’s happened since I signed that deal, Iran — and in all fairness, I say it […]

How to protect Middle East companies from a Careem-style attack

How to protect Middle East companies from a Careem-style attack

You are an enterprise in the Middle East. You feel confident your security systems are thoughtfully set up and provide you with comprehensive protection. So, instead of thinking about incoming threats, you go about your day-to-day operations, focusing primarily on your business’s key value driving functions. Everything seems to be progressing smoothly…until you get the […]

EasyUni Middle East reports “sizeable” growth

EasyUni Middle East reports “sizeable” growth

The number of applications and enquiries to EasyuniME portals are said to have grown by 409% over the same period. “We are now able to convert all leads generated all the way to successful enrolment” “We are projecting that this number will increase even more in the next few months as the application season in […]

Argentina cancels pre-World Cup match with Israel

Argentina cancels pre-World Cup match with Israel

PFA president Jibril al-Rajoub sent a letter to Argentina’s government asking that the football match not include superstar Lionel Messi (AFP) A friendly football match between Argentina and Israel in Jerusalem has been cancelled, according to Argentine media, a PLO spokesperson and an Argentinian striker. “They’ve finally done the right thing,” striker Gonzalo Higuain said […]