Crisis Response Marines in Middle East Focused on Operations in Syria, Afghanistan

Crisis Response Marines in Middle East Focused on Operations in Syria, Afghanistan

U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command train in Jordan on Feb. 26, 2018. US Marine Corps Photo ARLINGTON, Va. — The Marine Corps’ Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Crisis Response force in U.S. Central Command is becoming increasingly distributed […]

Middle East leads the world in angel investing

Middle East leads the world in angel investing

Dubai: Middle Eastern entrepreneurs are leading the way when it comes to angel investing, according to an HSBC report on ‘Private Banking Essence of Enterprise’. Two-thirds of entrepreneurs in the Middle East (66 per cent) are angel investors, funnelling both capital and expertise back to the entrepreneurial community, with the United States accounting for 54 […]

Canon Middle East launches in KSA

Canon Middle East launches in KSA

Canon Middle East (CME), a provider of imaging technologies and services, has announced that it is expanding its regional presence by establishing direct operations in Saudi Arabia. The announcement came during a signing ceremony between CME and Ali Zaid Al-Quraishi & Brothers to formally establish Canon Saudi Arabia. Canon Saudi Arabia will operate from Riyadh […]

Yemen rebel fire kills three civilians in Saudi, coalition says

Yemen rebel fire kills three civilians in Saudi, coalition says

Houthi rebels in Yemen fired a “projectile” at the southwestern Saudi province of Jizan, killing three civilians on Saturday, the Saudi-led coalition said. “The terrorist Iranian-Houthi militia has targeted civilians with a projectile” killing three in Jazan, coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said. Malki, quoted by the official Saudi Press Agency, did not identify the […]

Middle East Arms Imports Expected to Remain Robust

Middle East Arms Imports Expected to Remain Robust Bahrain has been approved to purchase Bell’s AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter. Photo: Defense Dept. This is part 5 of a 5-part series covering the current global weapons market by region: Europe, Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin America leading up to National Defense Magazine’s coverage of the […]

Is the Arab Spring still alive in Jordan?

Is the Arab Spring still alive in Jordan?

The voices from Jordan should make everyone sit up and listen. “We the people are the source of authority and we want to reclaim our ability to make change in the presence of weak institutions like the parliament or political parties,” said Hala Ahed, a lawyer. Or Deema Kharabsheh, who had been demonstrating outside the […]

99 Utah National Guard soldiers headed for Middle East

99 Utah National Guard soldiers headed for Middle East

Salt Lake City • Ninety-nine Utah National Guard soldiers have been deployed to the Middle East. The Utah Army National Guard soldiers’ families wished them farewell on Monday during a deployment ceremony at the Utah Air National Guard hanger. The unit is the second of a two-part, nine-month deployment rotation — relieving a Utah National […]