INTERNATIONAL. On June 7, we were able to obtain some pictures of the outside of the mosque and the inside of the mosque where the attack happened.
And as we’ve looked at these pictures very closely, it’s enabled us to ascertain that it was indeed and improvised explosive device (IED) used in the attack not some sort of military munition like a mortar round or a tank-guided missile.
What I want to do now is walk through some of the photos that we have obtained, and I want to describe the types of things you look for as a post-blast investigator when you’re looking at the photos.
Posted: October 3, 2015
YEMEN. Across the country, nearly 10 million children - 80% of the country's under-18 population - need urgent humanitarian assistance. More than 1.4 million people have been forced to flee their homes.
Posted: September 19, 2015
YEMEN. Vital water supplies intended to help 11,000 people in the worst conflict-affected areas of Yemen were destroyed yesterday in the bombing of a warehouse used by UNICEF.
Posted: September 17, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Yemen and Syria represent a battle with Iran for regional dominance. Military victory in south Yemen may prove difficult to translate into sustainable political achievement.
Posted: September 4, 2015
UAE. The Middle East's 16 largest centres of economic growth could have substantial risk from a series of threats over the next decade, according to research for Lloyd's.
Posted: August 30, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Lebanon's protest slogan, 'You Stink,' refers to much more than the piling up of garbage on the streets of Beirut and the lack of an efficient waste management system.
Posted: August 26, 2015
UAE. "Using a per unit of value job creation metric, we extrapolate that the number of jobs created in the real estate sector will rise by approximately 60% in the next five years."
Posted: June 15, 2015
UAE. Governments, employers and academic institutions in the MENA region all have a role to play to address labour market inefficiencies, develop national talent, and ultimately drive long-term sustainability into the 21st century and beyond.
Posted: April 24, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. US$800,000 grant for the International Medical Corps will be used to fund the distribution of trauma kits, medications, medical consumables and food supplements to these facilities in Yemen.
Posted: April 20, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Arab economies are estimated to be growing at between 2-3%, but annual growth of around 6.0% must be achieved if unemployment and poverty are to be contained.
Posted: April 17, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Despite progress in raising school enrolment over the past decade, one in four children and young adolescents are either out of school or at risk of dropping out.
Posted: April 16, 2015
UAE. The UAE is a typical example of how the growth of talents and skills is key to improving competitiveness; Algeria, Libya and Yemen rank in the bottom quartile globally, while most of the GCC countries rank among the top quartile globally.
Posted: March 31, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Washington is moving away from the strategy it has followed since the early 2000s - of being the prime military force in regional conflicts - and is shifting the primary burden of fighting to regional powers while playing a secondary role.
Posted: March 29, 2015
EGYPT. Arab representatives would meet over the next month to study the creation of the force, according to the resolution adopted by the leaders on the last day of the weekend
Posted: March 27, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Warplanes hit the Shi'ite Muslim group's northern heartland on the second day of a Saudi-led campaign to stop the militia establishing its rule across the country.
Posted: March 26, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The kingdom is said to be contributing as many as 150,000 troops and 100 warplanes to the operations; Egypt, Jordan, Sudan and Pakistan ready to take part in a ground offensive.
date:Posted: October 6, 2015
UAE. Slowdown continues in Dubai residential and Hotel markets while Retail sector reaches cyclical peak and Office sector remains stable, according to JLL Q3 2015 Market Report.
date:Posted: October 6, 2015
UAE. According to Saxo Bank’s Essential Trades for Q4, there is hope - and investment opportunities - even though the pretend-and-extend cycle of denial persists; "The perfect storm raging through emerging markets is also the biggest opportunity in decades."