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- Prince Harry says he had 'no other option' but to step back from royal duties | VIDEO
Harry tells the crowd at a private fundraising dinner in Dubai that he had "no other option" after years of "so many challenges."
Wls. ABC News. Sun, 19 Jan 2020 23:28:19 +0000.
- Beirut turns into a battleground as clashes escalate
Confrontation between authorities and protesters continues in crisis-hit Lebanon as leaders fail to form new government.
Al Jazeera. Sun, 19 Jan 2020 20:30:42 GMT.
- Yemen war: At least 80 soldiers killed in missile attack
Yemen's president condemns the "cowardly" attack in Marib province, blaming it on Houthi rebels.
BBC News. Sun, 19 Jan 2020 13:02:05 GMT.
- World champion Rohan Dennis rides the long road to redemption
Australian cyclist will debut with team Ineos at the Tour Down Under, six months after he controversially walked out on Bahrain Merida at the Tour de France.
Sydney Morning Herald. Sat, 18 Jan 2020 21:08:41 +1100.
- U.S. Says 11 Service Members Were Injured When Iran Attacked Iraqi Base
Eight Americans were taken to Germany and three to Kuwait to receive medical care after Iran's missile strike last week, a Defense Department spokesperson says.
Bill Chappell. NPR. Fri, 17 Jan 2020 16:15:54 -0500.
- Cheetah smuggling out of Ethiopia 'fuelled by exotic pets demand'
The animals are seen as a status symbol for wealthy families in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
BBC News. Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:00:17 GMT.
- Dakar Rally car with F1 legend Fernando Alonso at the wheel flips TWICE as it hits a sand dune
F1 legend Fernando Alonso crashed with Marc Coma on a sand dune during the 10th stage of the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia.
Daily Mail. Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:46:43 GMT.
- 11 US Troops In Hospitals After Last Week's Iranian Attack In Iraq
The service members are in hospitals in Germany and Kuwait.
Voice of America. Fri, 17 Jan 2020 00:54:29 -0500.
- Nine New Luxury Watches For Women And Men From Bulgari, Hublot And Zenith
Mechanical timepieces with high complications for women, watches made with proprietary materials and processes, and a unisex watch collection were among the introductions at the inaugural 'LVMH Dubai Watch Week.'
By Anthony Demarco, Contributor. Forbes. Thu, 16 Jan 2020 00:43:31 +0000.
- DP World wins ruling against Djibouti over seized port
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - DP World said Tuesday it has won another arbitration ruling against Djibouti over the African country's seizure of a container terminal managed by the Dubai-based global port operator. ...
Washington Times. Tue, 14 Jan 2020 05:06:14 -0500.
- Lebanese protesters block roads against government inaction
BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanese protesters blocked several roads around the capital of Beirut and in other areas of teh country on Tuesday in renewed rallies against the ruling elite they say has failed to address the economy's downward spiral. ...
Sarah El Deeb. Washington Times. Tue, 14 Jan 2020 04:53:35 -0500.
- Mueller Witness Nader Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charge
George Nader, a Lebanese-American businessman whose name appeared 125 times in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. ...
Newsmax. Mon, 13 Jan 2020 20:24:21 EDT.
- STR: Preliminary December Data For Abu Dhabi Hotels
LONDON - STR's preliminary December 2019 data for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, indicates strong room rates despite weakened demand. ...
Hsyndicate. Mon, 13 Jan 2020 12:11:08 +0200.
- World leaders travel to Oman to meet its newly named sultan
World leaders travelled Sunday to Oman to meet the country's new sultan, named just a day earlier after the death of the nation's longtime ruler Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
CBC News. Sun, 12 Jan 2020 06:51:22 EST.
- RFE/RL: US tried, but failed, to take out Iranian commander in Yemen
The United States carried out a secret operation in Yemen that targeted, but failed to kill, a senior Iranian military commander last week, unidentified U.S. officials say. Read more here. ...
Victoria Petrenko. Kyiv Post. Sat, 11 Jan 2020 12:15:56 +0000.
- Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Who Modernized Oman, Dies; Successor Named
By walking a line between Middle East rivals, Qaboos gave Oman influence beyond its size by; a cousin succeeds him.
Voice of America. Sat, 11 Jan 2020 01:46:37 -0500.
- Danish soldiers leave Iraq amid Middle East tensions
100 Danish soldiers arrived in Kuwait on Thursday after Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen announced that they were to temporarily relocate from the al-Asad base in Iraq.
The Local. Fri, 10 Jan 2020 09:28:30 +0100.
- Telecom Stock Roundup: Qualcomm Boosts Self-Driving, Ericsson's IoT Drive & More
While Qualcomm (QCOM) spurs autonomous driving with Snapdragon Ride, Ericsson (ERIC) accelerates digitization in Saudi Arabia with Mobily deal.
Supriyo Bose. Zacks. Thu, 09 Jan 2020 13:57:00 GMT.
- Lebanon issues travel ban for fugitive ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn
Lebanese prosecutors have issued a travel ban for fugitive ex-Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, following an Interpol-issued notice, a judicial official said.
Irish Independent. Thu, 09 Jan 2020 11:09:13 +0000.
- Hamad Bin Khalifa University Opens 2019-2020 Admissions Cycle
DOHA, Qatar, Jan. 6, 2020 -- Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) is accepting applications to its 35 interdisciplinary programs across six fast-evolving colleges for the 2019-2020 academic year. ...
PR Newswire. Mon, 6 Jan 2020 12:36:00 +0000.
The Arabian Peninsula is located in southwestern Asia, in a region
known as the Middle East. Nations on the Arabian Peninsula
include Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Kuwait, as well as Oman, Qatar,
Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates. To the northwest of the
peninsula lie the Arab States of Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.
Arabic is the primary language of these States.
More news and information about selected Arab nations
is available at the official government websites listed below.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's capital city is Riyadh, and its national
currency is the Saudi Arabian Riyal. In 2007, the population of
Saudi Arabia was estimated at 27,601,000.
The Kingdom of Bahrain's capital city is Manama, and its national
currency is the Bahrain Dinar. The estimated population of Bahrain
in 2007 was 709,000.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan's capital city is Amman, and its
national currency is the Jordanian Dinar. In 2007, the population
of Jordan was estimated at 6,053,000.
The State of Kuwait's
capital city is Kuwait City, and its national
currency is the Kuwaiti Dinar. The estimated population of Kuwait
in 2007 was 2,506,000.
The Republic of Lebanon's capital city is Beirut, and its national
currency is the Lebanese Pound. In 2007, the population of Lebanon
was estimated at 3,926,000.
The Sultanate of Oman's capital city is Muscat,
and its national currency is the Omani Real.
The estimated population of Oman in 2007 was 3,205,000.
The State of Qatar's capital city is Doha, and its national currency
is the Qatari Riyal. Qatar's estimated population in 2007 was
The United Arab Emirates' capital city is Abu Dhabi, and its national
currency is the Dirham. In 2007, the UAE's estimated population
The Republic of Yemen's capital city is San'a, and its national currency
is the Yemeni Riyal. Yemen's population in 2007 was estimated at