Category Archives: Region

Asiacell Names Amer al-Sunna New Chief Executive

Iraq’s second largest telecommunications company, Asiacell, recently announced the name of its new chief executive, Amer al-Sunna. Asiacell’s parent company, Ooredoo made the announcement in a statement released on Monday. Sunna has experience already working for Ooredoo groups in the Philippines as well as in Jordan. Last February he joined Asiacell as its managing director.… Continue Reading

Libyan Labor Unrest Delaying Oil Output

  OPEC member Libya, producer of 1.5 percent of global oil supplies, was unable to commit to deliveries of crude oil to its customers in September due to strikes by workers at their major ports. Oil production and supply continued normally until last June, but since then output has taken a nose dive, driving up… Continue Reading

Israel’s Railways: Past and Present

In 1892, the Jaffa-Jerusalem Railroad was completed.  Of this construction, in 1915 in ‘Recent Jewish Progress in Palestine,’ Henrietta Szold termed it “one of the most important events of the period.”  It resulted in making it much easier for pilgrims to visit the region since many tourists would frequent the Holy Land and make their… Continue Reading

Dubai Contending for Honor of Hosting World Expo 2020

  Dubai is one of five official cities from around the world that will be making presentations on Wednesday to convince the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) that it is the right city to host World Expo 2020. World Expo is the largest event of its kind in the world, and hosting it is a… Continue Reading

Qatar Investment Firm Launching Mega IPO

A huge initial public offering will be presented in May for a multi-billion dollar investment company which was begun by Qatar at the beginning of 2013. Shares will be on offer to individuals, local companies and institutions. At the beginning of the century Qatar launched three giant primary issues for its own citizens, businesses and… Continue Reading

Saudi Economy Booming According to SED and Outlook Report

The Saudi Economic Developments and Outlook Report sponsored by the National Commercial Bank states that the economy of Saudi Arabia has continued to grow apace, with a real GDP climbing to 6.8 percent annual growth. The expansion was due both to the oil and non-oil sectors. Per capita income rose to record levels, reaching SR… Continue Reading

Salaries Rising in UAE

Base salaries for professionals in the technology and human resources field can expect an increase in their yearly compensation by about 5.3 percent in the coming year in the United Arab Emirates. This prediction was made by the Robert Half Middle East Company, a firm which specializes in job recruitment. Director of Robert Half, James… Continue Reading

Yemen Closes Main Crude Oil Pipeline After Bomb Attack

After saboteurs of unknown identity blew-up a main crude oil export pipeline in Yemen on Thursday, officials were forced to close it down. This is only the latest attack in what has become a regular event along the Maarib pipeline. Before the attacks began in 2010 the pipeline used to carry about 110,000 barrels per… Continue Reading

Ammar Acquires Egyptian TV Station

Tarak Ben Ammar, the media mogul who produced over 60 films in the past thirty years recently purchased an Egyptian TV network in a deal worth tens of millions of euros. Ben Amar stated that this is the first step in the creation of a pan-Arab media group. Ben Ammar, who owns the North African… Continue Reading

Helping New Immigrants Faced with Rocket Bombardment in Southern Israel

As rocket attacks escalate across Israel’s border with Hamas ruled Gaza, new immigrants to Israel face difficult challenges to their absorption into the general Israeli society. New immigrants from North America and other English speaking countries often find themselves having added stress that their native Israeli neighbors do not share, such as not having full… Continue Reading