Category Archives: Regional

Hamas Ends Salafist Protest in Gaza City

Salafists- Islamists who are more conservative than Hamas- staged a protest in the Hamas-led Gaza strip on Saturday carrying posters of Osama bin Laden and chanting “We warn you America, we warn you Europe!” Hamas Stops Salafist Demonstration Hamas broke up the gathering of dozens of Salafists who were denouncing the raid by US forces… Continue Reading

Reaction to bin Laden Slaying Mixed in Middle East

As the Middle East continues to deal with instability and changing political realities a new element has been added into the mixture, with unclear results. The news of the death of Osama bin Laden was met with a large variety of responses from Middle East observers; from shock and anger, to satisfaction and delight. Saudi… Continue Reading

Gulf State Markets Continue to Rise

Regardless of the news or violence and tension coming out of the greater Middle East region, trading on the Gulf State Arab markets seem to be doing just fine, if the new highs reached last week can be any indication. Saudi Arabia companies posted positive first quarter earnings pushing the markets up, while the petrochemical… Continue Reading

Iran Protests Presence of Saudi Troops in Bahrain

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mahmanparast voiced his country’s displeasure with the arrival of 1,000 Saudi troops on the soil of the island nation of Bahrain on Monday. “The presence of foreign forces and interference in Bahrain’s internal affairs is unacceptable and will further complicate the issue,” the foreign minister stated during his weekly news… Continue Reading

Arab Unrest Explodes in Iran

With the help of the internet and opposition websites such as Saham News and Kaleme, tens of thousands of protesters organized and marched down Revolution Boulevard towards Azadi Square in Teheran on Monday before they were violently dispersed by security forces that used batons and tear gas to do the job over most of the… Continue Reading

Stick and Carrot Should Be Tried in Middle East

As violence continues to escalate in the Middle East analysts in the United States are wondering what the best approach to achieving security in the region might be. In wake of the rocket attack of a convoy of British embassy personnel which took place in the Yemeni capital of San’a recently the United States is… Continue Reading

Syria To Increase Investment In The Marine Transport Industry by USD 794 million

The Syrian Minister of Transport, Mr. Yarub Badr, said that the government’s five year plan includes spending USD 794 Million on developing the marine transport industry. The investment has been quadrupled over the last five year plan. Then the Marine transport industry received USD 193 million. Mr. Badr discussed the creating marine courts and a… Continue Reading

UAE Intends to Spend $136 Billion On The Aviation Industry

In a continuing strategy to diversify its economy, The UAE will develop its aviation industry with an investment of 136 billion dollars during the coming ten years. The United Arab Emirate wanted to capitalize on its transport and communications infrastructure, explained Sultan bin Saeed Al-Mansouri. During the first half of 2010, air traffic in the… Continue Reading

The Blue and White Goes Green

Israel is ready to commit large financial resources to being green. After Cabinet approval, the Israeli Government plans to spend $610 million in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The investment, to be implemented over the next ten years, will help Israel fulfill its pledge to the Copenhagen Climate Summit of December 2009. At the summit, Israel… Continue Reading

Iran Disinvestment Law Is Working

According to California State Insurance Commissioner, Steve Poizner, California’s measures to apply economic pressure on Iran are providing results. Four international oil industry companies have ceased their operations in Iran. Earlier in the year, Poizner made and circulated a list of foreign companies doing business with Iran in the areas of finance, energy, nuclear development… Continue Reading