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: June 2, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Shifting power relationships in the Middle East are reordering regional geopolitics, entrenching a stalemate of conflict that threatens to further destabilize the region.
Posted: May 3, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Highest quarterly attack total since group took Mosul in June 2014; Al-Qaeda affiliates take a back seat five years after Bin Laden, but are still a significant threat.
Posted: October 29, 2015
UAE. Chairman of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences and Gulf News Editor-at-Large discuss the war in Yemen, coping with Iran post-deal and what the future holds for the UAE at Capital Club event.
Posted: October 28, 2015
UAE. Speaking on a panel at the conference in Dubai, Hoda Abou-Jamra said that diverse boardrooms and management teams better mirror customers and society at large. They therefore tend to produce better results.
Posted: October 15, 2015
UAE. Hospitality and retail sectors two of Middle East's fastest-growing for audiovisual technology, from digital signage to guest room automation.
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.