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Issue 458

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September 2014

Issue 457

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Exclusive Interview with HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Al Saud

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OUR 50 TOP ARABS – Exclusive interview with Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Al Saud

 

 

HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Al Saud talked to Pat Lancaster about the initiatives of new Saudi monarch, Custodian of the Two…

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Our 50 Top Arabs Listing

 

HRH Prince Alwaleed Alsaud is possibly the world’s most instantly recognisable Arab. His myriad activities in global business make…

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Editorial

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UAE outlaws expressions of religious hate & discrimination

The United Arab Emirates has introduced ground breaking legislation with the issue of a new law against any form of discrimination on the basis of…

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Current Affairs

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Iran executions on the increase

 

There has been an unprecedented increase in the number of official hangings in Iran, the human rights group Amnesty International has…

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EXCLUSIVE to The Middle East Online . . . The viability of Islamic State

 

 However unpalatable to the international community and despite what its critics says, ISIS does indeed look very much like a state, but…

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U.S. Senate clash on aid to Egypt

The US Senate wants to keep in place restrictions on military aid to Egypt, setting up a clash with Cairo’s backers in the House.  The Senate…

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UK ups the ante on terror

The fight against Isis will be intensified with a sharp increase in SAS operations, drone missions and RAF strikes on militant forces in Iraq and…

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Regional round-up

Cash made from oil sales has facilitated further widespread plunder by Isis

Debunking The Myth That Assad And Iran Are Enemies Of ISIS

 

The Guardian newspaper reported in September 2014 that “the Syrian government and its close allies in Moscow and Tehran warned…

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Iraq marshes face new eco challenges

The fabled marshes of southern Iraq are drying up. Water levels in the fabled Mesopotamian marshes of southern Iraq have reached their lowest levels…

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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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Business

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EBRD funds recycling projects in Turkey

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is launching a programme in Turkey to finance investments aimed at minimising waste and…

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Arab buyers return to London

Middle East investors are expected to account for 25 to 30 per cent of home sales in London after the UK elections, property consultant CBRE…

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Stock market

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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News and Views

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GAZA: caught in the middle

No one has yet claimed responsibility for recent  multiple bombings in Gaza that targeted cars belonging to Hamas and Islamic Jihad officials.…

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GCC rail network project edges forward

The concept of a high speed rail network linking the countries of The Gulf Cooperation Council is not a new one. Yet, despite, all the evidence that…

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Book review – Churchill and the Islamic World: Orientalism, Empire and Diplomacy in the Middle East

Churchill and the Islamic World
Orientalism,Empire and Diplomacy in the Middle East
by Warren Dockter
published by I B Tauris
ISBN…

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IRAN: Zarif’s popularity soars with nuclear deal

Nearly 20 months of intense negotiations between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany have finally resulted in…

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Kurdish militants threaten Turkish dam sites

Kurdish militants have threatened to  attack Turkey’s dam construction sites in the mainly Kurdish southeast, in a recent statement.  The threat…

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Travelog

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MOROCCO: GCC tourist numbers on the increase

Morocco, where tourism accounts for around 8 to 9 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP), is witnessing a dramatic rise in number of tourists…

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