Iran detains scores accused of corruption amid spiraling rial devaluation

Iran detains scores accused of corruption amid spiraling rial devaluation

The rial’s value has collapsed since April, with Tehran struggling to control the impact of the foreign exchange black market in the country (Reuters) Iran’s judiciary said on Sunday that 67 people have been arrested in recent weeks as part of a corruption crackdown approved by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. More than 100 government […]

Donald Trump’s Envoy for Middle East Peace Tells Israelis a Two-State Solution Is ‘Just a Slogan’

Donald Trump’s Envoy for Middle East Peace Tells Israelis a Two-State Solution Is ‘Just a Slogan’

The ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is so complex and nuanced that no one understands what a two-state solution means, President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace envoy Jason Greenblatt said in an interview.  “Different people think it means different things, and in isolation, it does not really mean anything…The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is so […]

Agrana Nile Fruits brings new beverage solutions to Middle East & African markets

Agrana Nile Fruits brings new beverage solutions to Middle East & African markets

10 Aug 2018 — Agrana Nile Fruits has inaugurated a new production line for tailor-made beverage compounds, specifically targeting markets in the Middle East and North Africa. The joint project with Austria Juice, a sister company of the Agrana Group, is a successful endeavor of installing highest quality standards and the innovation drive […]

Ergomotion Adds Sales Manager for Europe, Middle East

Ergomotion Adds Sales Manager for Europe, Middle East

Adjustable base supplier Ergomotion, with U.S. headquarters in Santa Barbara, California, is expanding its business into Europe and the Middle East with the appointment of international sales executive Nuno Corte Real Figueiredo to the new position of sales manager for the two regions. Nuno Corte Real Figueiredo For the past two years, Figueiredo was international […]

Resigned Knesset member: Jewish nation-state law is ‘ethnic cleansing’

Resigned Knesset member: Jewish nation-state law is ‘ethnic cleansing’

Zouheir Bahloul speaking at a press conference in the town of Shefa-‘Amr in February 2015 (AFP) A Knesset member who resigned in protest over the Jewish nation-state law says the legislation “normalises and enshrines in law” the superiority of Israeli Jews over their Arab peers, and warned of a limit to what the Arab community in Israel […]

SoftBank-Backed Vertical Farm Is Opening Middle Eastern Facility

SoftBank-Backed Vertical Farm Is Opening Middle Eastern Facility

A vertical-farming startup backed by Masayoshi Son’s Vision Fund is building its first overseas outpost — in the United Arab Emirates. Plenty Inc. plans to start selling locally grown produce, including kale and other leafy greens, to communities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai early next year. The startup, which has a farm in its hometown […]

Saudi teenager wins FIFA eWorld Cup final and $250,000

Saudi teenager wins FIFA eWorld Cup final and $250,000

Mosaad Al-Dossary wins computer-console version of FIFA football tournament on Saturday (Reuters) The eWorld Cup is coming home to Saudi Arabia, after teenager Mosaad Al-Dossary on Saturday won the computer-console version of the FIFA football tournament, the Arab News reported. The Saudi, 18, battled it out against Belgium’s Stefano Pinna to clinch the $250,000 prize […]

Israeli forces kill Palestinian demonstrator in Gaza

Israeli forces kill Palestinian demonstrator in Gaza

Palestinian protesters carry tyres to set ablaze during a Great March of Return demonstration on 3 August 2018 in Gaza (MEE Mohammed Asad) Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian and wounded at least 220 others at protests on the Gaza border on Friday, a Gaza hospital official said. The official said that a 25-year-old man […]

Officials: Trump administration preparing to unveil Middle East peace plan

Officials: Trump administration preparing to unveil Middle East peace plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Trump administration is staffing up a Middle East policy team at the White House in anticipation of unveiling its long awaited but largely mysterious Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. The National Security Council last week began approaching other agencies seeking volunteers to join the team, which will work for President […]