BUSINESS | France Urges Middle Eastern Countries To Stop Boycott Of French Products

PARIS - - France on Sunday urged Middle Eastern countries to stop retail companies from boycotting French products. The foreign affairs ministry said in a statement that in recent days there had been calls to boycott French products, notably food products, in several Middle Eastern countries as well as calls for demonstrating against France over … Continue reading BUSINESS | France Urges Middle Eastern Countries To Stop Boycott Of French Products

BUSINESS | Google To Provide Mideast Grants, Loans To Train Digital Skills

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – U.S. tech company Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc., plans to provide grants worth $1.1 million to help businesses in the Middle East and North Africa improve their skills and get them online, the company said on Tuesday. Google will also provide $3 million in loans to thousands of business in … Continue reading BUSINESS | Google To Provide Mideast Grants, Loans To Train Digital Skills

BREAKING NEWS | Kuwait’s Ruler Emir Sheikh Sabah Died: State TV

MILAN | ITALY – Kuwait’s ruling Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah has died said an official statement read out on state television on Tuesday. Sheikh Sabah, 91, had ruled the Gulf Arab oil producer and U.S. ally since 2006 and steered its foreign policy for more than 50 years. His designed successor is his brother, … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Kuwait’s Ruler Emir Sheikh Sabah Died: State TV

POLITICS | Pompeo Speaks To Saudi, Egyptian Counterparts On Regional Issue

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan held a phone call on Sunday with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. During the call, they discussed bilateral relations and the strategic partnership between the two countries, Saudi Press Agency reported. They also discussed joint coordination on dealing with the regional … Continue reading POLITICS | Pompeo Speaks To Saudi, Egyptian Counterparts On Regional Issue

WORLD NEWS | Trump Awards Kuwaiti Emir ‘Prestigious’ Decoration, White House Says

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump awarded the U.S. Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah, the White House said in a statement on Friday, adding that it was the first time the honor had been given since 1991. The 91-year-old emir arrived in the United States in July … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Trump Awards Kuwaiti Emir ‘Prestigious’ Decoration, White House Says

BUSINESS | Israel, Dubai Diamond Exchanges Begin Strategic Collaboration

DUBAI – The Israel and Dubai diamond exchanges have signed an  agreement to promote cooperation in a deal certain to boost direct trade between the Middle East’s main diamond hubs. The agreement was announced on Thursday two days after Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed an historic agreement to normalize ties and marks a … Continue reading BUSINESS | Israel, Dubai Diamond Exchanges Begin Strategic Collaboration

NEWS ALERT | Bahrain King Reiterates Necessity For Peace Based On Two State Solution After Israel Normalization Agreement

MILAN | ITALY – The king of Bahrain reiterated the necessity of reaching a fair and lasting peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, based on the two state solutions, in a call with U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Bahrain’s state news agency BNA said on Friday. Bahrain joined the United … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Bahrain King Reiterates Necessity For Peace Based On Two State Solution After Israel Normalization Agreement

NEWS ALERT | Trump Says Bahrain Agrees To Normalize Relations With Israel

MILAN | ITALY – Bahrain has joined the United Arab Emirates in striking an agreement to normalize relations with Israel, President Donald Trump said on Friday, a dramatic move aimed at easing tensions in the Middle East. Trump tweeted out the news after he spoke by phone to both Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Trump Says Bahrain Agrees To Normalize Relations With Israel

POLITICS | Trump Says Another Country Could Join Israel – UAE Accord

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it was possible another country could soon join a diplomatic accord between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Trump is to host a signing ceremony next Tuesday that will include delegations with Israel and the UAE. His negotiators have been trying to get other Gulf nations, … Continue reading POLITICS | Trump Says Another Country Could Join Israel – UAE Accord

NEWS | Israel Says It Expect Bahrain And Oman To Follow UAE In Formalising Ties

DUBAI – Bahrain and Oman could be the next Gulf countries to follow the United Arab Emirates in formalizing ties with Israel’s intelligence minister said on Sunday. ‘In the wake of this agreement (with the UAE) will come additional agreements, both with more Gulf countries and with Muslim countries in Africa’, Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen … Continue reading NEWS | Israel Says It Expect Bahrain And Oman To Follow UAE In Formalising Ties