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Posted: 09-06-2011
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. Of
Posted: August 8, 2013
YEMEN. Yemen's economy has stabilized, but recovery remains fragile. In this interview, IMF mission chief Khaled Sakr discussed the challenges Yemen faces in cultivating this nascent recovery in fighting unemployment and poverty.
Posted: August 7, 2013
YEMEN. Yemen said it uncovered an al-Qaeda plot to seize port facilities in the volatile southeastern province of Hadramut after the U.S. and Britain urged their nationals to leave the country.
Posted: August 6, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Overreacting is seen as preferable to the risks of failing to warn at all. It is also important to remember that practically, the threat is more acute in places where al Qaeda franchise groups are active, such as Yemen and Libya, than it is globally.
Posted: August 6, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Britain has issued the highest possible security alert to shipping companies operating off the coast of Yemen, amid a worldwide terror alert focused on the country.
Posted: July 11, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. The conference aims to enable a dialogue on opportunities and principal barriers that need to be addressed to increase investment and trade in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Jordan and Yemen.
Posted: July 5, 2013
YEMEN. Donor pledges have not kept pace with expanding NGO coverage and demands for bigger budgets - a development which is forcing aid groups to scale back or close down projects.
Posted: June 26, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. The conference will promote the role of Arab women in the global and MENA economies, will debate how economic opportunities can be improved for women and will aim at creating new economic partnerships.
Posted: May 27, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Helping Arab countries move towards more open and inclusive economies and societies; US$52.7 million boost for projects that drive institutional reform, prosperity and growth.
Posted: May 25, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Oil exporters maintain healthy non-oil growth, oil importers see moderate recovery; Transition countries need resolute actions to maintain economic stability and promote inclusive growth.
Posted: May 10, 2013
UAE. Experts converge to combat diabetes and cardiovascular diseases at International Cardiology Symposium and Diabetes Forum-A Global Agenda (ICS-13).
Posted: April 7, 2013
UAE. Survey results based on face-to-face interviews with 3,000 Arab youth between the ages of 18 to 24 in 15 Arab nations.
Posted: March 27, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Implement a more robust public diplomacy strategy to demonstrate that US interests in Yemen are not limited to counterterrorism and security issues.
Posted: March 26, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Rehabilitation of 15 Schools with 15,000 Children, mostly girls; Teacher training and ensuring child and gender equality.
Posted: March 15, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Arab States could reap a major "demographic dividend" if they can convert their advances in education into employment opportunities for youth, says the 2013 Human Development Report.
Posted: March 7, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Region pursues economic and political stability in aftermath of historic uprising; Comprehensive political, social, and financial reform critical to economic success; Middle-class aspirations to boost inclusive growth.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: October 2, 2014
UAE. "If the GCC is to maintain long-term sustainable growth, it will be very important to invest in education, increase productivity, and attract more foreign direct investment into high value industries, and step up more diverse export industries that are not dependent on commodities."
date:Posted: October 1, 2014
UAE. The UAE took part last week in U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State; Gulf Arabs regard Islamist groups as an existential challenge to their thriving economies and monarchies.
date:Posted: October 1, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The Constitutional Court will keep challenging EU attempts at federalization and the Bundesbank will keep criticizing every measure that would reduce German sovereignty.
UAE. "If the GCC is to maintain long-term sustainable growth, it will be very important to invest in education, increase productivity, and attract more foreign direct investment into high value industries, and step up more diverse export industries that are not dependent on commodities."
INTERNATIONAL. Bitcoin has followed a volatile path to growing acceptance since its creation in 2009; In this interview finance expert Arturo Bris analyses the risks associated with bitcoin.
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