Morocco pardons 11 imprisoned ‘Hirak’ protest supporters for Eid

Morocco pardons 11 imprisoned ‘Hirak’ protest supporters for Eid

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has pardoned 11 supporters of the “Hirak” protest movement on the occasion of Islam’s Eid al-Adha religious feast, their lawyer said on Tuesday. The 11 names appeared on a list of 889 people granted royal pardons published on Tuesday by the justice ministry, lawyer Mohamed Aghnaj told AFP. The supporters were […]

Qatar accuses Saudis of barring Hajj pilgrims, which Riyadh denies

Qatar accuses Saudis of barring Hajj pilgrims, which Riyadh denies

Last year, 1,624 Qatari pilgrims attended Hajj, Saudi ministry says (AFP/file photo) Qatar accused Saudi Arabia of barring its citizens from this year’s Hajj, which Riyadh denies, saying a diplomatic dispute is not stopping Qataris from making the pilgrimage to Mecca. The Hajj may draw two million people from around the globe this year. By […]

NC State football roster 2018: Brady Bodine, son of a Marine

NC State football roster 2018: Brady Bodine, son of a Marine

Brady Bodine isn’t the biggest, strongest or fastest player on the N.C. State football team, but he may be the most respected. Bodine is the kind of selfless player that provides the underpinning for successful programs. A former walk-on, the running back earned a scholarship last year and has been a leader on the Pack’s […]

Uber CEO plans investment in India, Middle East

Uber CEO plans investment in India, Middle East

Uber is “deliberately investing” in products like Uber Eats and Pool as well as “high-potential” markets in the Middle East and India even as the cab hailing app saw its losses widening year-on-year in the June 2018 quarter. The US-based company’s adjusted losses before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation declined 24% to $404 million in […]

Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2018 to highlight significance of cybersecurity in global maritime sector

Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2018 to highlight significance of cybersecurity in global maritime sector

Seatrade Maritime Middle East – the maritime meeting place for the Middle East held biennially in Dubai – is set to tackle the pertinent issue of cybersecurity in the increasingly technology-dependent global maritime industry in light of the costly, growing attacks targeting major international shipping companies. To be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre […]

Five years after Rabaa: From generation protest to generation violence

Five years after Rabaa: From generation protest to generation violence

On 14 August 2013, Egyptian security forces raided two large sit-ins that were occupied for six weeks by those protesting the military coup that removed Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president. The raids were described by Human Rights Watch as “one of the world’s largest killings of demonstrators in a single day in recent […]

The unintended consequences of U.S. disengagement in the Middle East

The unintended consequences of U.S. disengagement in the Middle East

An Arab diplomat recently chided an American audience for speculating about what “the new Middle East” may look like. Open your eyes, he said: The new Middle East is already here. And, personally, I fear its baseline expectation is that American power and values won’t matter the way they once did. The diplomat was Yousef […]

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