Tag: Middle East

Indian aviation market to be ‘very large’ by FY30; to accommodate both Indian, Middle East carriers: CAPA Advisory

The impact on competition from the Gulf airlines has been a key concern for Indian carriers but as the market is expected to be very...

British navy group: Hijackers have left vessel off UAE coast

FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates — The hijackers who captured a vessel off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman departed...

Beirut: A year after the blast, survivors are still grieving, still angry, and still waiting for justice

Beirut, Lebanon CNN —   I wince every time I see footage of the Beirut port blast. In the leadup to its anniversary my colleagues...

‘Cyber disruption’ stops websites of Iranian ministry

Websites of Iran’s transport and urbanization ministry have gone out of service after a “cyber disruption” in computer systems of its staff ByThe Associated Press...

Israel strikes Gaza after Hamas launches incendiary balloons

The Israeli military says fighter jets struck a weapons manufacturing site in Gaza in response to incendiary balloons launched over the frontier into Israel ByThe...

Netanyahu opponents reach coalition deal to oust Israeli PM

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s opponents on Wednesday announced they have reached a deal to form a new governing coalition, paving the way for...

Netanyahu could lose PM job as rivals attempt to join forces

JERUSALEM — A former ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said he would seek to form a coalition government with the Israeli leader’s...

Netanyahu Rival Seeks Unity Deal With His Opponents

JERUSALEM (AP) — The leader of a small hard-line party says he will try to form a unity government with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s opponents....

Blinken says US will aid Gaza without helping Hamas

JERUSALEM — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken vowed Tuesday to “rally international support” to aid Gaza following a devastating war there while keeping any...

As United States scales back in Mideast, China may step in: General Kenneth ‘Frank’ McKenzie

As the United States scales back its military presence across the Middle East to focus on great power competition with China and Russia, it risks...

Iran says inspectors may no longer get nuclear sites images

Iran’s parliament speaker says international inspectors may no longer access surveillance images of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear sites By NASSER KARIMI and JON GAMBRELL Associated...

Palestinians go on strike as Israel, Hamas trade fire

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinians across Israel and the occupied territories went on strike in a rare collective action against Israel’s policies on...

General warns of challenges to tracking terrorist threats in Afghanistan after US exits

The top American commander in the Middle East said Tuesday that it would be “extremely difficult” for the United States to watch and counter terrorist...

Donald Trump’s presidency not just a blip in US foreign policy

WASHINGTON: President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to scrap President Donald Trump‘s vision of “America First” in favor of “diplomacy first” will depend on whether he’s able...

Arab Spring: How the West missed a date with history

Paris: Ten years ago, as protests flared across the Arab world, Western governments failed to meet a date with destiny and help nurture dreams of...

Huawei CFO raises new argument to fight U.S. extradition in Canada court

VANCOUVER/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou is raising a new argument in a Canadian court in a bid to fight extradition...

Crunch time for China’s robot startups as pandemic brings pain and opportunities

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) – With glowing blue eyes and trusting feline features, a new robot cat by Chinese startup Elephant Robotics seems happily oblivious to...

Canada spy agency warned of ‘shock waves’ from arrest of Huawei founder’s daughter

FILE PHOTO: Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to attend a court hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada May 27, 2020....

Israel’s NSO showcases drone tech, pushes to counter rights abuse allegations

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel’s NSO Group showcased a new anti-drone defence on Monday, giving the public a rare look at its technology as it...

Facebook to apply state media labels on Russian, Chinese outlets

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) will start labeling Russian, Chinese and other state-controlled media organizations, and later this summer will block any ads...

Chinese and Iranian hackers targeted Biden and Trump campaigns, Google says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – State-backed hackers from China have targeted staffers working on the U.S. presidential campaign of Democrat Joe Biden, a senior Google security official...

Facebook places state media labels on Russian, Chinese outlets

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc will start labeling Russian, Chinese and other state-controlled media organizations, and later this summer will block any ads from...

Exclusive: Huawei hid business operation in Iran after Reuters reported links to CFO

LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) – China’s Huawei Technologies acted to cover up its relationship with a firm that had tried to sell prohibited U.S. computer gear to...

Exclusive: China-owned Playtika hires banks for $1 billion U.S. IPO – sources

(Reuters) – Playtika Ltd, a mobile gaming company owned by a Chinese investor group, has hired investment banks to prepare for a U.S. initial public...

Canada’s Huawei extradition ruling could unleash more Chinese backlash

OTTAWA (Reuters) – A Canadian court ruling that could permit the extradition of a senior Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] executive to the United States...