How did South Korean construction in the Middle East create cultural bonds?

How did South Korean construction in the Middle East create cultural bonds?

South Korea’s construction in the Middle East played a vital role in helping the country’s economy to rebound from its oil crisis. It also led to more longstanding cultural bonds. Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako visit a construction site of LNG Tank and port facility on November 12, 1994, in Ras Laffan, Qatar. […]

Haley blasts Iran over civilian deaths in the Middle East

Haley blasts Iran over civilian deaths in the Middle East

“Groups that Iran has sponsored or supported have perfected the tactic of using human shields,” she told the UN Security Council, “and inspired others to do the same.” “Of course, this is part of Iran’s overarching efforts to destabilize the region — efforts that include illegal weapons shipments to Yemen, and invading Israeli air space […]

ANALYSIS: Houthi leader's death strikes at heart of Yemeni group

ANALYSIS: Houthi leader's death strikes at heart of Yemeni group

Saleh al-Samad (centre, bottom) sits behind bullet-pocked glass in 2016 in Sanaa (Reuters) Political leader, negotiator and military commander, Houthi number two Saleh al-Samad’s death in a Saudi air strike has left a large hole in the Yemeni movement’s leadership, analysts and experts have told Middle East Eye. Yet, they say, his demise last week […]

Counterterrorism Yearbook 2018: the Middle East

Counterterrorism Yearbook 2018: the Middle East

The Islamic State’s (IS) caliphate project had mostly collapsed by the end of 2017. Even so, terrorism and counterterrorism (CT) in the Middle East were still driven by the fight against IS, a resurgent al-Qaeda and the conflict in Syria. Syria has not only driven jihadist conflict and dynamics, but has become a battleground in which […]

Middle East clients dying younger warns Zurich

Middle East clients dying younger warns Zurich

Based on its analysis of claims data for January 2015 to December 2017, cardiovascular disease and cancer remain the top causes for claims, with 71% of women claiming due to cancer, and 52% of men claiming on cardiovascular disease. The data also shows Zurich paid AED273m ($80m, £57m, €65.5m) in critical illness and life cover […]

At least 11 migrants dead, 263 rescued off Libya coast

At least 11 migrants dead, 263 rescued off Libya coast

Migrants of different African nationalities arrive at naval base in Libyan capital Tripoli on Sunday (AFP) At least 11 migrants died at sea and another 263 were rescued on Sunday in two separate operations off the coast of Libya, the country’s navy said. In the first operation, “a coastguard patrol… was able to rescue 83 […]

Saudis complain about high price of cinema tickets

Saudis complain about high price of cinema tickets

Saudi citizens have complained about the high prices of the tickets of the only cinema in the country, calling for a reduction of prices to meet their limited incomes, Thenewkhalij.org reported on Friday. The American company AMC, which got the first license to open a cinema in Saudi Arabia, is selling the ticket for one film at 75 […]

'Mission creep': What is US doing in Syria?

'Mission creep': What is US doing in Syria?

Washington is facing an internal struggle over its military involvement in the Syrian civil war – an intricate battlefield for regional proxies where the enemy of your enemy is seldom your friend. President Donald Trump wants to get out of Syria. He and his spokespeople have made expressing this desire a daily feature of the […]

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