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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: April 13, 2014
UAE. Eight MENA countries included in the Social Progress Index ranking 2014:UAE ranks 37th followed by Kuwait 40th, Saudi Arabia 65th, Jordan 75th, Lebanon 83rd, Egypt 84th, Iraq 118th and Yemen 125th; Social Progress Index enables better understanding of worldwide progress and growth.
Posted: February 16, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. A short term focus on political and security concerns has stood in the way of the structural reforms needed for growth and stability.
Posted: November 16, 2013
YEMEN. High level visit aimed at laying the foundations for support beyond the transition period.
Posted: October 14, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Fostering social cohesion and avoiding a downward spiral of economic and political malaise calls for urgent implementation of economic reforms and coordinated support from the international community.
Posted: September 27, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. As the National Dialogue nears completion, Yemen secures international backing for reform program.
Posted: September 26, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. In part, the lack of progress is due to serious political and security challenges in these countries, yet bureaucratic delays, insufficient funding, and inadequate political will in Brussels and Washington also hampered success.
Posted: September 20, 2013
YEMEN. Officials believe members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) were behind the bomb attack, a local security source said.
Posted: August 12, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. According to the US Administration, the embassy closings were prompted by an NSA-intercepted conference call. Many remain skeptical about this dramatic claim, which was made just as some in Congress were urging greater scrutiny of NSA domestic spying programs.
Posted: August 12, 2013
YEMEN. Aden's Governor, PEC and Altaaqa Global inaugurate 54 MW power plant will supply up to 150,000 customers in Yemen which will benefit more than half a million people in the province of Aden.
Posted: August 11, 2013
YEMEN. The attack follows an escalating campaign of drone strikes by the United States over the past two weeks after a worldwide travel warning.
Posted: August 9, 2013
YEMEN. At least 12 Al-Qaeda members were killed in drone attacks in one day in Yemen as the United States stepped up strikes against suspected militants behind a global security alert.
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 16, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. The WGC pointed out that the Chinese bank savings amount to US$7.5 trillion but only about US$300 billionn is allocated to gold, signifying the potential for gold demand to grow as Chinese wealth climbs.
date:Posted: April 16, 2014
UAE. "A similar drop to 2013 is unlikely. Those who wanted to get out of gold did, and the rest of 2014 will probably be a year of sideways trading."
date:Posted: April 16, 2014
UAE. Apartments sector witnessed increase of 29% whilst villa rentals have grown by 15% year on year; Over the next four years roughly 65,000 new residential units penned for completion.
INTERNATIONAL. It's now up to the new government to get real shale development in motion, and for Turkey to face up to its own strategic realities and join forces with Ukraine to harness LNG potential.
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