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Overview of Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region …

Overview of Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region …

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Through the definition of the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), countries have acknowledged the importance of social protection for poverty reduction. Namely, target 1.3 of SDG 1, “End poverty in all its forms everywhere”, calls for the implementation of nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all to achieve substantial […]

Counterterrorism Yearbook 2018: the Middle East

Counterterrorism Yearbook 2018: the Middle East

The Islamic State’s (IS) caliphate project had mostly collapsed by the end of 2017. Even so, terrorism and counterterrorism (CT) in the Middle East were still driven by the fight against IS, a resurgent al-Qaeda and the conflict in Syria. Syria has not only driven jihadist conflict and dynamics, but has become a battleground in which […]

Entrepreneur Middle East's Achieving Women 2018: Mona Haddad, Co-Founder And VP Marketing, AppMahal

Entrepreneur Middle East's Achieving Women 2018: Mona Haddad, Co-Founder And VP Marketing, AppMahal

April 23, 2018 4 min read You’re reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media. “The best place for women to break the glass ceiling is in business, mainly because success in business is measured, and nobody can argue about it.” Mona Haddad knows what she’s talking about- because she speaks from experience. […]

Bahrain's Gulf Air looks to Middle East routes in path to profitability

Bahrain's Gulf Air looks to Middle East routes in path to profitability

DUBAI (Reuters) – Bahrain’s Gulf Air is counting on Middle East routes to help drive passenger growth and turn around the loss-making airline, its deputy chief executive said on Sunday. The state-owned Gulf carrier is adding 8 destinations to its network this year, mostly to Middle East cities, as part of a strategy to fly […]

Foes pushing the Middle East to its next war

Foes pushing the Middle East to its next war

Foes pushing the Middle East to its next war  The Australian Rouhani tells Assad: Iran ready to aid in Syria’s reconstruction  The Jerusalem Post Full coverage Source link

Letter: America's muddied role in the Middle East

Letter: America's muddied role in the Middle East

To the editor: With its renewed threat to bomb Syrian government forces, I fear our government has finally gone too far. Unfortunately, the average American remains largely ignorant of the realities of the Middle East and the insanity of this country’s foreign policy in that region. As someone who used to live and work in […]

Middle East Theater Chain Vox to Become Second to Open in Saudi Arabia

Middle East Theater Chain Vox to Become Second to Open in Saudi Arabia

1:18 AM PDT 4/20/2018 by Alex Ritman The kingdom is getting its first multiplex and first Imax screen. Saudi Arabia is officially getting its second cinema chain.  Just a day after AMC’s historic opening in Riyadh on April 18, the Middle East’s biggest regional theater chains Vox announced that it too had been awarded a […]

Iraq hits Islamic State inside Syria with 'deadly' air strikes

Iraq hits Islamic State inside Syria with 'deadly' air strikes

Iraqi forces wave their national flags after retaking the town of Zankura from IS (AFP) Iraq said on Thursday its air force carried out air strikes in Syria against the Islamic State, in the latest attacks against the group to prevent it infiltrating across the border. The strikes were in coordination with the Syrian government, […]

Journalists Hussain Abdul-Hussain and Shabun Abboud discuss Middle East politics at Penn State

Journalists Hussain Abdul-Hussain and Shabun Abboud discuss Middle East politics at Penn State

Hussain Abdul-Hussain speaks during the MENA Business Society’s “The Middle East; Emerging Economies and The Struggle For Power” held in the Willard building on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Erin O’Neill The Middle East and North African Business Society hosted journalists Hussain Abdul-Hussain and Shaban Abboud Tuesday night to discuss current and past conflicts and business […]

Middle East Galleries is first exhibit to open as part of Penn Museum's $102 million campaign

Middle East Galleries is first exhibit to open as part of Penn Museum's $102 million campaign

Credit: Joy Lee The Penn Museum’s new exhibition, Middle East Galleries, will open to the public on April 21. To celebrate, the museum will conduct a two-day-long Opening Weekend Festival. The exhibit will feature over 1,200 objects from a period spanning 10,000 years, according to the Penn Museum website. The exhibit is also the first […]