Articles from November 2016

ALEPPO: The final countdown?


In Russia’s most concentrated bombardment since it inter­vened in Syria’s war in Sep­tember 2015, rebel-held east­ern Aleppo is being reduced to rubble, driving its heavily outnum­bered defenders underground in a fight likely to determine the out­come of the savage and … Continue reading

Category: Current Affairs



With Donald Trump winning the US presidential election, the 14-country oil-producing cartel OPEC may have to battle a sourer outlook for the global economy and weaker demand for crude. It also faces the prospect of increased US oil output – a … Continue reading

Category: Business

QATAR will restrict alcohol during WORLD CUP 2020

A replica of the FIFA Soccer World Cup Trophy is pictured at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Hodel (SWITZERLAND - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP) - RTX17RNS

The official in charge of Qatar’s 2022 World Cup plans has said football fans will not be able to buy or consume alcohol on the streets or public places, according to reports. Secretary general of the Supreme Committee for Delivery … Continue reading

Category: News and Views

YEMEN’S Houthis claim control of Saudi villages


Yemen’s Houthi militia claim to have seized several villages in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Jizan province, the Houthi-run SABA news agency reported. SABA quoted a military source as saying yesterday that Houthi militiamen had taken control of the villages of Al-Kars … Continue reading

Category: Interviews



The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Agence Francaise de Dèveloppement (AFD) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) are teaming up to further  strengthen sustainable energy measures in Morocco, with the support of the European Union Neighbourhood Investment Facility (EU … Continue reading

Category: Business

EXCLUSIVE TO THE MIDDLE EAST ONLINE . . .Canamara – a unique investment opportunity

Titanium - the world's new miracle metal?

Investing in innovation Pat Lancaster talks to Karl Rollke, President and CEO of Canamara, the Canadian based titanium-mining company that plans to take the world’s metals markets by storm Middle East investors are being invited to participate in an exciting … Continue reading

Category: Letter from The Editor

Jordan stretched to breaking point

The continuing influx of Syrian refugees has stretched the infrastructure of Amman to breaking point

A group of international donors have agreed to participate in a financial package to help support Jordan as the continuing influx of refugees from Syria puts an increasingly massive strain on the country’s resources. A €102 million loan from the … Continue reading

Category: News and Views

OMAN: New austerity measures include tax hike on the rich

Ordinary, working Omanis will not be affected by the tax increases, the government has promised

By Sayyid K. Jaffar With flaccid world markets, all the oil-rich producers of the Gulf are feeling the financial pinch and making their individual plans on how best to weather the storm. In a move that reflects the altruism of … Continue reading

Category: Interviews

Kuwait election results reflect discontent


Kuwait election results reflect national discontent Continue reading

Category: Current Affairs