Israel targets Gaza man carrying Turkish flag

Israel targets Gaza man carrying Turkish flag

Palestinian Emin Selim (20) watches the moment he was shot by the Israeli army while he was waving a Turkish flag during a protest within the ‘Great March of Return’ demonstrations near Israel-Gaza border, at Shujaiyya neighbourhood of Gaza City, Gaza on 4 July, 2018 [Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency] Palestinian Emin Selim (20) was shot by […]

PA seizes 2571 artefacts in Hebron

PA seizes 2571 artefacts in Hebron

The Palestinian Authority police arrested two people who were transferring 2,571 ancient artefacts from the neighbourhood of Halhoul to the city of Hebron, Safa news agency reported yesterday. In a statement, the police said Tourism and Antiquities Police had received information that a large haul of ancient artefacts was being transported to Hebron. Officials set […]

Britannia plans expansion in Africa and Middle East by 2020

Britannia plans expansion in Africa and Middle East by 2020

Britannia Industries is looking to expand its business in neighbouring countries as well as Africa and Middle East as part of the company’s plan to enter new geographics, The Hindu reported. The firm is planning to start operations at these locations by 2020. The company has proposed total capital expenditure of Rs 1,000 crore to execute the plan. Over […]

Morsi refused 'royal offer' to leave Egypt

Morsi refused 'royal offer' to leave Egypt

The family of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi confirmed that they do not know exactly where he is being held. They also revealed that he is under pressure despite being detained for five years since the events of 3 July, 2013, to force him to “declare recognition of the legitimacy of the existing regime” and “renounce […]

Earthquake hits many areas of Middle East

Earthquake hits many areas of Middle East

The Sea of Galilee is located on top of the Dead Sea Fault, which is part of the Great Rift Valley Dubai: Parts of Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Palestine have been hit by earthquakes yesterday (Wednesday).  The aftershocks continued all through the day. The official news agency in Lebanon reported that a tremor was recorded […]

Exclusive: Thai-listed developer Singha Estate eyes expansion in the Middle East

Exclusive: Thai-listed developer Singha Estate eyes expansion in the Middle East

Singha Estate, a Bangkok-based real estate holding company, plans to enter the markets in the Middle East over the coming three to five years, particularly targeting the fast-growing tourism and hospitality sector in the Arabian Gulf region, a company official said. “We see a lot of opportunities for investments in the region, either through asset […]

Russia, Jordan agree on need for political settlement in Syria

Russia, Jordan agree on need for political settlement in Syria

Jordanian Foreign Minister, Ayman Safadi and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov have agreed on the need of a political settlement in Syria. Safadi said during a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart in Moscow on Wednesday that the Jordanian border will remain a gateway to support the Syrians, stressing that the main issue is […]

NGOs criticize UAE over human rights abuses

NGOs criticize UAE over human rights abuses

Human rights NGOs gathered on Wednesday at the UN headquarters in Geneva called for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to comply with international standards with regards to human rights, Anadolu reports. During a session at the UN Human Rights Office in Geneva, human rights watchdogs expressed concern about severe human rights abuses such as  systematic touter, […]

French arms sales to the Middle East doubles despite domestic criticism

French arms sales to the Middle East doubles despite domestic criticism

France’s sales to the Middle East have doubled since 2017, a government report revealed. The government’s annual report on arms sales, due to be published on Wednesday revealed that French arms sales in 2017 amounted to 7 billion euros; where 60 percent of those sales flowed into the Middle East, with arms exports to the […]

Middle Eastern cuisine is poised to take over America, and it reveals a huge change in how people like to eat

Middle Eastern cuisine is poised to take over America, and it reveals a huge change in how people like to eat

People are obsessed with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food, and fast-casual chains are capitalizing on it. Facebook/Hummus & Pita Co. Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurants seem to be popping up on every corner. Taïm, Cava, Hummus & Pita Co., and Roti are among the fast-growing restaurants that have been serving fresh Middle Eastern and Mediterranean […]