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January 2014

Issue 450

Editorial

TUTS BEARD

Tutankhamun vandalism

The blue and gold braided beard on the burial mask of famed pharaoh Tutankhamun the ancient Egyptian boy king, was hastily glued back on with epoxy…

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Current Affairs

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Exclusive to The Middle East Online – After Abdullah

With the appointment of both a crown prince and a deputy crown prince, following the death of King Abdullah, major leadership hurdles in Saudi Arabia…

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TURKEY

Turkish parliament votes against trial for ex-ministers

 Turkey’s parliament has voted not to send four former ministers accused of wrongdoing in a corruption investigation to trial. The announcement…

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Exclusive to The Middle East Online . . .

 

Iran’s ballistic missiles threaten nuclear deal

By Ed Blanche

As the crucial negotiators between Iran and US-led powers over…

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SYRIANS FREEZING

Exclusive to The Middle East Online . . . MENA refugee crisis escalates

Governments and NGOs in the Middle East are having to provide support for no fewer than six million refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs)…

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Regional round-up

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Yemen President and Houthi Leaders Meet With U.N. Envoy

The embattled Yemeni president and the Houthi rebels fighting him met  today (22/01/15) with a United Nations special envoy in an effort to carry…

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Oman oil minister slams OPEC policy on prices, market share

 

Oman’s oil minister Mohammad bin Hamad Al Rumhy (above) sharply criticised OPEC’s production policy on 21/01/15, saying it was creating…

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Boko Haram leader warns mass murder in Baga is ‘tip of the iceberg’

 

‘More deaths are coming. This is just the beginning of the killings’

Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the mass killings in the…

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Business

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Why the oil price slump could hit UAE property

 

Analysts say the continuing oil slump is likely to further impact upon hit house prices in Dubai,  already weakened due to the…

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TUNIS DISHES

EBRD offers support to small firms in Tunisia

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting small firms in Tunisia by providing a €40 million loan to UBCI (United…

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ECONOMIC OUTLOOK 2015

 Exclusive to The Middle East Online . . .

 

International economist Moin Siddiqi analyses the prospects for development and growth in…

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News and Views

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UAE insolvency legislation: a priority for economic growth

 Sarosh Zaiwalla, founder and senior partner of Zaiwalla & Company Solicitors points out how an early decision to implement insolvency…

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FILM

FILM REVIEW: Is American Sniper a big US hit because it takes down Arabs?

This insightful review by journalist and analyst on Arab affairs Sharif Nashashibi, originally appeared in the Dubai-based The National…

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Travelog

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Exotic Zanzibar

Zanzibar, which has lured traders, adventurers, and explorers to its shores for centuries is now attracting tourists in search of new horizons.

By…

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