The Middle East Legal Awards 2018 – who won what, and why…

The Middle East Legal Awards 2018 – who won what, and why…

All the details of the winners at this year’s Middle East Legal Awards in Dubai The annual Middle East Legal Awards once again attracted some of the region’s biggest names in business law at a ceremony held in Dubai in April. DLA Piper, Clyde & Co, Dentons and Pinsent Masons were among the top global […]

Yemen's Houthis indicate willingness to hand over port to UN

Yemen's Houthis indicate willingness to hand over port to UN

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis have indicated they would be willing to hand over management of Hodeidah port to the United Nations, a potential breakthrough in a conflict that has caused the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, sources familiar with the efforts said, Reuters reports. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have pledged a swift military operation to […]

Bahrain court acquits opposition leaders in spying case

Bahrain court acquits opposition leaders in spying case

A Bahraini court on Thursday acquitted three senior leaders of the country’s main opposition group of spying for Qatar, a rare win for opposition figures who say they have been targeted by prosecutors for their political views, Reuters reports. In November, the public prosecutor accused Sheikh Ali Salman, opposition al-Wefaq group secretary general, and Sheikh Hassan […]

Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud over catered meals

Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud over catered meals

Reuters reports that, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, was charged on Thursday with fraud over the alleged misuse of state funds in ordering catered meals at their official residence, the Justice Ministry said. The indictment charged that Netanyahu, along with a government employee, fraudulently obtained more than $100,000 for hundreds of meals supplied by restaurants, […]

'Costume & Custom: Middle Eastern Threads at Olana'

'Costume & Custom: Middle Eastern Threads at Olana'

HUDSON – The Olana Partnership announced today that the organization has partnered with The Institute of Arab and Islamic Art (IAIA) for the 2018 Artists on Art tour series beginning on June 23. The IAIA will augment Olana’s exhibition “COSTUME & CUSTOM: Middle Eastern Threads at Olana” by engaging young contemporary artists of Arab and […]

Saudi sports tsar blows $4.8m on Bugatti sports car

Saudi sports tsar blows $4.8m on Bugatti sports car

The chairman of Saudi Arabia’s General Sports Authority, Prince Turki al-Sheikh, spent $4.8m on a Bugatti Chiron sports car at a time when the country’s government was supposed to be promoting austerity, Middle East Eye can reveal. According to documents seen by MEE, in September 2017 Sheikh paid 18,000,000 Saudi riyals ($4.8m) for a Bugatti […]

Zurich enters passive market with Middle East adviser offering

Zurich enters passive market with Middle East adviser offering

Zurich announced on 21 June the launch of Zurich Allocated Passive (ZAP) funds. The ZAP funds, which will be run by Vanguard, comprise five ready-made portfolios with different mixes of equities and bonds to match the risk profile of the end investor. The funds have an annual management charge of 0.75%, have no lock in […]

Why Singapore statement can't be applied to the Middle East

Why Singapore statement can't be applied to the Middle East

The rule which peacemakers in our region have never understood is that the risk is what counts. When there is a danger, you don’t sign agreements. That’s the difference between what happened last week at the Singapore summit and the fantasies about what could happen here.     Rumor has it […]

Iranian Defense Minister Slams US Plans to 'Reshape Middle East Borders'

Iranian Defense Minister Slams US Plans to 'Reshape Middle East Borders'

Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami said during his speech at the 13th Iranian Geography Congress on June 21 that the US is planning to reshape the existing geographic borders in the Middle East. According to him, Washington efforts to disrupt Iran’s missile defenses are just on step towards their goals. The minister warned the US […]

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