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US Companies Planning Trade Mission to Middle East

The Mississippi Development Authority is planning a trade mission to the Middle East at the end of March for a at least 15 companies looking to expand their businesses to countries in the region ready to establish new partnerships. The mission will be visiting Jordan and Dubai, said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough Jr. He… Continue Reading

Despite Ban, Indonesian Women Heading for Middle East

Indonesian women have not been convinced that working as domestic help in Middle Eastern countries is a bad idea, and are defying their county’s ban on travel to these countries in large numbers. In response to several high-profile cases of Indonesian women subjected to abuse in Gulf states, Indonesia enacted a ban on women traveling… Continue Reading

Climate Change Could Force Millions to Flee Middle East

Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Germany and the Cyprus Institute in Nicosia have found that limiting global warming to just 2 degrees Celsius will not be sufficient to prevent uninhabitable conditions from developing in the Middle East and North Africa. The 2-degree limit is the compromise target temperature that was reached… Continue Reading

Candidate Carson Visits Syrian Refugee Camps in Jordan

In order to better acquaint himself with foreign policy, Ben Carson, retired pediatric neurosurgeon and Republican candidate for US president, toured refugee camps in Jordan. Carson was impressed with the camps, suggesting that these refuges be better funded so that they can support additional refugees until the conflict in Syria subsides and they can return… Continue Reading

Look to Qatar for New Middle East Economic Model

The founder and chairman of Colony Capital, Tom Barrack, discusses in the video below how Qatar can be an example for the rest of the Middle East, as well as the ray of hope the Tunisian group that won the Nobel Peace Prize has afforded the world. To see the video go to: Bloomberg Business. Continue Reading

Education of Youth at Risk in Middle East

According to the United Nations as many as 21 million school-aged children are at risk for growing up without a basic elementary level education. A report published jointly by the united Nations Children’s Fund and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Institute of Statistics states that about 25 percent of children in the Middle… Continue Reading

Rolls-Royce Rolls in Best Year Ever

In 2014 Rolls-Royce, the uber-luxury car maker, sold 4,063 cars throughout the world, the highest number ever. In terms of growth rates RR says that they saw double digit growth in just about every region in which they sell cars. In North America sales were up by 30%; in the Middle East growth increased by… Continue Reading

WHO Declares MERS Not a PHEIC

WHO Declares MERS Not a PHEIC

After meeting for five hours in an emergency meeting the World Health Organization announced that the new deadly MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) virus is causing a “significant increase” in concern but does not yet qualify as a global public health emergency- Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC.) “The committee concluded that the conditions… Continue Reading

PepsiCo Announces New Presidential Appointment for MEA

PepsiCo Announces New Presidential Appointment for MEA

Omar Farid will be taking over as President of PepsiCo Middle East & Africa, the company announced this week. Farid will be reporting to Sanjeev Chadha, CEO of PepsiCo’s Asia, Middle East and Africa section. Farid’s previous position was as Senior Vice President and Business Unit General Manager of GCC Beverages at PepsiCo. In order… Continue Reading