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Iranian retirees protest against ‘inadequate’ pensions – Middle East Monitor

Iranian retirees protest against ‘inadequate’ pensions – Middle East Monitor

Dozens of Iranian retirees staged a protest Wednesday in Tehran against what they describe as “inadequate” pensions, says Anadolu Agency. Protesters, mostly retired teachers and nurses, gathered outside the capital’s parliament building. READ: Iranian security forces clash with students at bus crash protest According to the Iranian Labor News Agency, demonstrators chanted slogans against rampant […]

Middle East companies slow to act on AI despite high expectations – Consultancy-me.com

Middle East companies slow to act on AI despite high expectations – Consultancy-me.com

Businesses in the Middle East have been slow to properly embrace AI according to BCG, despite having high expectations for the technology.  A new report from global strategy and management firm Boston Consulting Group has revealed that Middle East-based businesses have been especially slow to incorporate artificial intelligence into their offerings or processes, at just one […]

Why eastern Syria matters to everyone in the Middle East – The Jerusalem Post – Israel News

Why eastern Syria matters to everyone in the Middle East – The Jerusalem Post – Israel News

US President Donald Trump’s announcement that the US is withdrawing from Syria has left many questions. Eastern Syria is a large and strategic area sandwiched between Turkey and Iraq. Historically it was also a neglected area of Syria. As the US leaves, threats of conflict hang over the millions of residents who wonder what […]

Beirut hosts 'best party in Middle East' for New Year's Eve – The Daily Star

Beirut hosts 'best party in Middle East' for New Year's Eve – The Daily Star

Beirut’s New Year’s Eve party kicked off in Downtown’s Nijmeh Square Monday and will continue until after midnight, with the capital’s mayor boasting it will be the “best party in the Middle East”. “Beirut Celebrates 2019,” organized by the Beirut Municipality, will feature 11 singers and over 150 other performers, Beirut Mayor Jamal Itani […]

The Challenge of Working at MEF – Middle East Forum

The Challenge of Working at MEF – Middle East Forum

Dear Readers, What’s it like to work at the Middle East Forum? There are many positive aspects – a fascinating topic, the opportunity to influence public opinion, and develop key policies – but let’s focus momentarily on the negative. We face: Name-calling by the Left, especially professors  Smearing by George Soros and his […]

Middle East ties not at US expense: Pakistan Foreign Office – Arabnews

Middle East ties not at US expense: Pakistan Foreign Office – Arabnews

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad’s ties with Middle Eastern states are “not at the cost of our bilateral relationship with any other country,” including the US, Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesman told Arab News on Saturday.“Pakistan is actively engaged with the US, and as a result Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Islamabad and the US special envoy for […]

A most tumultuous year: How Trump shook up Middle East policy – Middle East Eye

A most tumultuous year: How Trump shook up Middle East policy – Middle East Eye

‘Sanctions are coming,’ Trump tweeted on 2 November, days before US sanctions hit Iran’s oil sector (Reuters) WASHINGTON – For analysts looking to decipher the “Trump doctrine”, the Middle East may not be the best place to start. Over the past year, Donald Trump has pursued policies that have bewildered allies and foes alike, challenging […]

Gaza terrorists warn locals: 'Celebrating Christmas is evil' – The Jerusalem Post – Israel News

Gaza terrorists warn locals: 'Celebrating Christmas is evil' – The Jerusalem Post – Israel News

Anti-Christmas flyer, released by terrorist group Al-Nasser Salah al-Deen Brigades in Gaza. (photo credit: Courtesy) X Dear Reader, As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new […]

Turkish NGO distributes wheelchairs to Palestinians – Middle East Monitor

Turkish NGO distributes wheelchairs to Palestinians – Middle East Monitor

Turkey’s Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) on Thursday distributed 90 wheelchairs to Palestinians injured during the ‘Great March of Return’ demonstrations in the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip. Mahmoud al-Shurafa, the IHH’s spokesman in Gaza, told Anadolu Agency that the aid project was carried out to alleviate grievances of the Gazans struggling under difficult conditions. The cost of the aid project is €18,000 ($20,600), al-Shurafa added. […]

Hill: Trump admin. 'absolutely doesn't care' about Middle East conflicts – MSNBC

Hill: Trump admin. 'absolutely doesn't care' about Middle East conflicts – MSNBC

Hill: Trump admin. ‘absolutely doesn’t care’ about Middle East conflicts  MSNBC Former Ambassador to Iraq Chris Hill explains to Katy how the Trump administration’s handling of his Iraq trip shows how he doesn’t care about the conflict in the … Source link