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November 2014

Issue 458

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September 2014

Issue 457

Editorial

Current Affairs

Tunisia’s president, Béji Caïd Essebsi, called for a global strategy to tackle terrorism

Murderous attacks in Kuwait, Tunisia and France

Witnesses have described the horror and chaos of the gun attack on sunbathing holidaymakers in Tunisia that left at least 38 people dead and 36…

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KUWAIT: Bomb blast at Imam Sadiq Mosque

An explosion has ripped through a Shia mosque in Kuwait City after Friday prayers, killing at least eight people and wounding several others, Al…

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Bomb explodes in Afghan Parliament

More than 30 people were injured in a brazen bomb and gun attack on the Afghan parliament in Kabul. A suicide car bomber and six gunmen were killed…

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EXCLUSIVE to The Middle East Online . . . Letter from Cairo

By Maria Golia

As the second anniversary of June 30th rolls around, Cairo is immersed in heat and introspection. It is Ramadan, the month of…

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Regional round-up

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These men are not ‘lone wolves’, they are murderers

With a grotesque matter-of-factness, suspected “Islamic terrorist Yassine Salhi blamed “problems at home and at work” for beheading his boss.…

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PALESTINE: The need for elections now pressing

Israel’s newly elected coalition government views the Palestinians as weak and divided, claiming there is no one that represents both Gaza and the…

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Qatar: Old palace restoration project complete

Qatar Museums has announced that the historic palace of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al-Thani, the father of modern Qatar, has been successful restored…

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Business

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EXCLUSIVE TO THE MIDDLE EAST ONLINE . . . Saudi Arabia faces up to a slowdown

 

As the heat of the summer takes hold, the Saudi economy is starting to cool, writes Dominic Dudley

If anyone was hoping that opening…

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Prince Alwaleed and President François Hollande in business deal

France announces multi billion $ investment in Kingdom Holding

In a strategic alliance between France & KHC, a consortium of France’s big companies led by the CDCIC International Capital, the International…

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EBRD agrees support for €1 billion high-tech hospital in Ankara

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has arranged a comprehensive long-term financing package for the development of a €1.12…

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News and Views

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Book review – Arab occidentalism

Arab occidentalism
Images of America in the Middle East
By Eid Mohamed
Published by I B Tauris
ISBN 9781780769587
price £62.00 hardback

When…

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Washington ‘hopeful’ on final Iran deal

The United States is hopeful and sees a path to reaching a “very good” Iran nuclear deal in the coming days, but tough decisions will have to be…

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Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal

Little prospect of success when Khaled meets Tony

Talks between Hamas and former Middle East envoy Tony Blair to end the eight-year-long siege of Gaza have reportedly taken place before and since…

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Travelog

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Dubai aims to become top medical tourism destination

 

 

 

Dubai plans to attract thousands of medical tourists from Russia, CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries,…

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