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A miracle in the Middle East

A miracle in the Middle East

A Syrian refugee looks at the mountains from the roof of a shack in Arsal, Lebanon. (Lorenzo Tugnoli/The Washington Post) Max Boot Columnist covering national security BEIRUT Imagine 125 million refugees flooding into the United States (population: 328 million). That is what Lebanon has experienced on a per capita basis. Since 2011, this nation of 4 million people […]

Manpower exports to Middle Eastern countries drop by 48%

Manpower exports to Middle Eastern countries drop by 48%

More than 1,500 female migrant workers have returned from Saudi Arabia this year alone Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune In the first eight months of 2018, around 300,000 Bangladeshis went to the Middle East Exports of manpower from Bangladesh to Middle Eastern countries have dropped significantly for a multitude reasons, including: a lack of expected employment opportunities, […]

Syria opposition rejects Idlib demilitarisation amid uncertainty over Sochi deal

Syria opposition rejects Idlib demilitarisation amid uncertainty over Sochi deal

Syrian opposition group Faylaq Ash-Shaam denied reports that it has started withdrawing its soldiers and heavy weaponry from Idlib, amid growing resistance from rebel factions to the deal brokered by Turkey and Russia in Sochi last month. Reuters reported last week that Faylaq Ash-Shaam was the first group to comply with a requirement to leave […]

Reed Smith's Middle East Head Bolts to Launch HFW's Abu Dhabi Office

Reed Smith's Middle East Head Bolts to Launch HFW's Abu Dhabi Office

Photo: Luciano Mortula/iStock HFW has poached two partners from Reed Smith, including the firm’s Middle East head, as it launches an office in Abu Dhabi. Reed Smith Middle East managing partner Vince Gordon has left the firm’s Abu Dhabi office alongside corporate partner Tania De Swart, who together will help HFW extend its Middle East spread with the […]

Security services in Syria's Raqqa uncover Islamic State sleeper cell

Security services in Syria's Raqqa uncover Islamic State sleeper cell

Scene from Islamic State video from official al-Raqqa site in 2014 (AFP/file photo) Security forces in northern Syria’s Raqqa city said on Sunday they had uncovered an Islamic State (IS) group sleeper cell that was plotting series of large attacks across the devastated city. Raqqa served as the de facto capital of IS’s self-proclaimed caliphate […]

Female activist's death sparks fears of assassination campaign in Basra

Female activist's death sparks fears of assassination campaign in Basra

BASRA, Iraq – Blood still stains the street in central Basra where Suad al-Ali was shot dead on Tuesday. A prominent activist in the city and founder of al-Weed al-Alaiami for Human Rights – an NGO that focuses on the rights of women and children – her family is still reeling from her death. “We […]

UN experts say Egypt systematically targets rights activists

UN experts say Egypt systematically targets rights activists

Seventeen United Nations human rights experts have criticised Egypt for its use of anti-terrorism laws to detain activists fighting for women’s rights and against fraud, torture and extrajudicial killings. The experts’ joint statement, unusual for attracting such a large number of signatories, named activists who had been detained for months, highlighting the case of women’s […]

Middle East & Africa Quantum Cryptography Market 2013-2018 & 2023

Middle East & Africa Quantum Cryptography Market 2013-2018 & 2023

DUBLIN, Sept. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The “Middle East & Africa Quantum Cryptography Market By Component (Hardware & Service), By Application (Data Base Encryption, Network Layer Encryption & Others), By End-User, By Country, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2013-2023″ report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. Middle East & Africa quantum cryptography market is projected to […]

China and the Middle East

China and the Middle East

Sir: For all that China’s twenty-first-century ‘rise’ is a much-discussed notion both within the country and globally, it is an increasingly difficult concept to grasp or keep pace with. As a result, books which dissect and analyse developments from a regional perspective are of great value, particularly when they focus on widely-overlooked regions such as […]

US removing some Patriot missile systems from Middle East: Report

US removing some Patriot missile systems from Middle East: Report

WASHINGTON – Reuters The United States is pulling some of its anti-aircraft and missile batteries out of the Middle East, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sept. 26, citing U.S. military officials. The Pentagon will pull out four Patriot missile systems from Jordan, Kuwait and Bahrain next month, the report said, adding that the realignment […]