A certain segment of Christians might be upset about Noah’s message allegedly straying a bit from the holy source material, but that outrage is apparently nothing compared to the pushback so far in the Middle East. Prior to its release...Show More Summary
The U.S. Navy had secret orders this week to be “prepared to act” to stop a cargo ship carrying Iranian arms destined for Gaza, CNN has learned. Navy vessels in the Middle East received orders to move “into the proximity of the ship and act if ordered,” according to a senior U.S. military official familiar […]
This spring brings a wave of promising high-profile projects, but for cinephiles in the Middle East the pickings will be slightly slimmer. Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah and Lars von Trier‘s Nymphomaniac have been banned in the parts of the Middle East, which is probably about the only thing the two films have in common. Show More Summary
AMMAN (Reuters) - The Middle East's driest winter in several decades could pose a threat to global food prices, with local crops depleted and farmers' livelihoods blighted, U.N. experts and climatologists say.
A Baghdad-bound Middle East Airlines flight was forced to return to Beirut 20 minutes after takeoff Thursday, because the son of Iraqi transport minister Hadi al-Amiri who failed to board on time despite repeated announcements over the airport’s PA system. In Baghdad, Ali Musawi, the adviser to Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, said the premier […]
Saudi Arabia blacklisted on Friday the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group among three other militant groups in the Middle East, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.
The Hollywood Reporter said the film had been banned in Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates for its portrayal of Noah.
Israeli President Shimon Peres reached out to Arab and Muslim countries Thursday, holding an Internet session with people from North Africa and the Middle East. The session was held a day after Israel announced it had intercepted a freighter carrying Iranian rockets to Gaza, the Jerusalem Post reported. So many people got involved that at […]
If you get sick while traveling, TraveDoc, an Uber for healthcare that currently operates in Ghana and Singapore, wants to be your go-to app. This week, CEO Marcel Muenster told me his company has imminent plans for expansion to the Middle East and South Asia, although he didn't specify which countries, or even how many. Read More
Ming China was by far the greatest nation on the planet for most of the 15th and 16th centuries. It was certainly the biggest and the richest. Ming technology was in advance of anything in Europe or the Middle East, with movable type,...Show More Summary
McDermott International, Inc. informs that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded a large engineering, procurement, construction and installation (“EPCI”) project by an operator in the Arabian Gulf.
(By Victor Argo) Cold War times are back in Europe. Russian troops are standing in Crimea. The peninsula in southern Ukraine is known for its sparkling wine and the conference of Yalta…
Members of the New Orleans Saints have been staying busy during their "down time" this offseason -- including tight end Jimmy Graham and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. Graham is spending the week visiting troops in the Middle East, along with Miami Dolphins kicker Brandon Fields and Washington Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon. Show More Summary
By Jeremy Schwartz: By Jeremy Schwartz With the emerging markets embroiled in a storm of currency weakness and disappointing recent performance, some investors have decided to abandon the space, as illustrated by recent asset flows.Show More Summary
There are those who believe that given the sweeping turmoil in the Middle East, the two most powerful non-Arab countries other than Turkey -- Israel and Iran -- have common interests in forming a strategic alliance that would substantially strengthen their position and contribute to regional stability. Show More Summary
An Australian warship in route to the Middle East for anti-piracy operations rescued 13 Iranians who had been adrift in the open sea for five days, according to AFP. The beleaguered sailors were floating on pieces of their boat that had been hit by an unidentified craft days earlier. Show More Summary
By Jonathan Saul, Reuters Crude oil tanker earnings on the major Middle East route fell on Tuesday as a build up of vessels available for hire weighed on rate sentiment.
The new Big East tournament will take place in just over a week at the familiar Madison Square Garden. Year 1 of the new Big East has been top-heavy with Creighton and Villanova separating themselves from the pack early. The middle of...Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu reportedly pushed back against President Obama’s Middle East narrative during the meeting of the two yesterday. According to this account, Netanyahu offered Obama a “history lesson” covering the last 20 years of conflict with the Palestinians. Show More Summary
Newsweek and Bloomberg Pursuits made some moves today. Details are below. Richard Addis is joining Newsweek as editor-in-chief of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Addis is the former editor of The Financial Times Weekend and the Globe and Mail. Stan Parish has been named deputy editor of Bloomberg Pursuits. Show More Summary