Middle East News

TerraPay and Instant Cash Team up to Launch Global Cross-border Money Transfers to Mobile Wallets
DUBAI, UAE, August 22, 2017 : Migrants across the globe can send money to all major mobile wallets in Tanzania, Uganda and all mobile numbers in Nigeria. Read Full Story

Saudi-led airstrike kills 35 in Yemen's capital
Sanaa [Yemen], Aug 23 : At least 35 people were reportedly killed in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a hotel near a Houthi-run checkpoint north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Iraqi military forces enter in IS-held Tal Afar
Tal Afar [Iraq], August 23 : Iraqi security forces battling against the Islamic State (IS) militants entered into the first urban areas to expel the IS militants from the city of Tal Afar in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh, the Iraqi military said. Read Full Story

Russia claims its warplanes conduct over 2,500 strikes in Syria in August
Moscow [Russia], August 22 : The Russian Defense Ministry claimed that its warplanes have conducted 2,518 airstrikes in Syria in August and killed nearly 800 terrorists. Read Full Story

Hozpitality Group: Online Voting for the Popular Choice Awards for Hospitality Industry in the Middle East in Full Swing
DUBAI, UAE, August 21, 2017 : The online voting for the 3rd Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards 2017 to be held in The Rixos Premium at JBR Walk in Dubai on Sunday 26th Nov 2017 is going on in full swing. Over 30,000 votes were already received in just 2 weeks since the voting opened. Read Full Story

Iraq forces launch fresh offensive to retake Tal Afar from ISIS
Baghdad [Iraq], August 20 : Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday announced the launch of a ground offensive by Iraqi forces to retake town of Tal Afar , a key Northern Iraqi bastion of the ISIS. Read Full Story

Documentary shows Qatar supported banned Islamists to destabilize UAE
Abu Dhabi [U.A.E.] August 19 : A former member of the Muslim Brotherhood has confessed that Qatar supported the banned Islamist members to destabilize the United Arab Emirates. Read Full Story

Saudi Arabia Moving Towards a Sustainable Future
New Delhi, Aug 18: Climate change: It's real, scary and deadly if ignored. Read Full Story

Turkish Airlines Gives Back; Teams Up with Social Media Celebrities to Fight Famine and Drought in Somalia
ISTANBUL, Aug. 17, 2017 : Africa's Top International Carrier Ships Second Cargo Plane Full of Food Supplies to Save Lives. Read Full Story

Massive Potential Attracts International Players to Iran's Cloud Computing Market, Despite Challenges
DUBAI, U.A.E., Aug. 17, 2017 : The nascent Iranian cloud computing market offers immense potential for future growth. This is subject to a sturdy understanding of the country's long-term economic development, and information and communication technologies (ICT) investment plans. Read Full Story

'Tackle White Supremacy first,"says Iran's Khamenei to U.S.
Tehran [Iran], August 17 :Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has advised the United States to get its own house in order in connection with tragic events in Charlottesville before meddling in the affairs of other countries. Read Full Story

Queen of Bahrain to visit India for India-Bahrain Art Exchange
New Delhi , August 16 : India's ascendancy in the international art world sees no sign of abating and eminent artist, philanthropist and sculptor Rouble Nagi is gearing up to do what she does best. Read Full Story

Two policemen killed in Egypt's North Sinai province
Cairo [Egypt], August 16 : Two policemen were killed in two separate attacks in Egypt's North Sinai province on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Iran threatens to restart nuclear program if U.S. imposes new sanctions
Tehran [Iran], August 15 : Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has threatened that Tehran will abandon the 2015 nuclear deal with the P5+1 group and restart its nuclear program "within hours" if the United States continues to impose new sanctions on the country. Read Full Story

Overwolf Acquires StatsRoyale.com, the Popular Website for Clash Royale Players, Making its First Step into Mobile
TEL AVIV, Israel, August 14, 2017 : Overwolf, the leading platform for creation and distribution of gaming apps, announced today the acquisition of StatsRoyale.com, the largest service for players of the popular mobile game - Clash Royale. This acquisition is a first step in Overwolf's strategy to expand its PC offering into the mobile space. Read Full Story

Expanding Orthopedics Inc. Granted Two Additional US Patents in the Expandable Interbody Domain
OR-AKIVA, Israel, August 14, 2017 : Expanding Orthopedics Inc. (EOI), a medical device company focused on developing and commercializing innovative expandable devices for spine surgery, is excited to announce that it has been granted two additional US Patents by the USPTO covering its unique and diverse expandable cage technology, strengthening its position in the expandable devices' fast growing market. Read Full Story

LG Unveils World's Largest OLED Screen
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 14, 2017 : LG Electronics Business Solutions unveiled the world's largest OLED screen and world's largest high definition video wall. Located at the Dubai Aquarium, the mega-sized video wall was created using 820 Open Frame LG OLED digital signage panels. Read Full Story

Trina's PV Modules Operational in The Sustainable City in Dubai
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 13, 2017 : Trina Solar's PV modules have commenced operations in the 10MW Sustainable City in Dubai, an innovative project that serves as living proof that developing a community where energy needs are to be met entirely through clean energy sources is possible. Read Full Story

CRY to Ensure Children's Potential is Unlocked Through Education
DUBAI, UAE, August 13, 2017: When Pampa Singh won a silver medal at the National Kung Fu Championship in Guwahati, India, this year, she stood as an inspiration to many. After losing both her parents by the time she was 7 years old, she thought it was the end of the road for her. Read Full Story

Dubai-based Financial Firm Seeks Six New Recruits for Opportunity of a Life Time
DUBAI, UAE, August 9, 2017 : Holborn Assets, the international financial advice firm head quartered in Dubai, has announced today a brand new internship opportunity for six ambitious, driven students and graduates. Read Full Story

UK-based start-ups win Expo 2020 Dubai grants
LONDON, 08 August 2017 : Three UK-based start-ups scoop grants from Expo 2020 Dubai to take their innovations global. Read Full Story

Iran's priority to de-escalate tensions with US: Zarif
Tehran [U.S.], August 9 :Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the main priority of his country is to de-escalate tensions with the United States. Read Full Story

Houthi rebels kill around 14 Saudi mercenaries in Yemen
Taizz [Yemen], Aug. 9 : At least 14 Saudi mercenaries have reportedly been killed in separate incidents by the Yemeni Shia Houthi rebels in Taizz, located in country's southwestern part. Read Full Story

Gunmen kill police officer in Southern Egypt
Cairo [Egypt], Aug 9 : Unidentified gunmen on Tuesday killed a police officer and injured two others in Egypt's southern Qena province. Read Full Story

The ApiFix Spinal Implant Receives TGA Certification
MISGAV, Israel, Aug. 8, 2017 : ApiFix, a portfolio company of The Trendlines Group, received TGA certification through its distributor Orthotech Pty. Ltd. to begin marketing the ApiFix system in Australia for the treatment and correction of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) using an innovative, minimally invasive surgical approach. Read Full Story

Sands Bethlehem Announces Live Dealer Blackjack Stadium Gaming
BETHLEHEM, Pa., Aug. 7, 2017 : Sands Bethlehem, a leading regional casino and entertainment destination located in Bethlehem, PA, announced the addition of live dealer blackjack stadium gaming to its property. Read Full Story

Cellebrite Launches Tool for Forensically Sound Extraction of Public Domain Social Media Data
PETAH TIKVA, Israel, Aug. 7, 2017 : Cellebrite, the leading provider of digital intelligence solutions, has introduced a new UFED Cloud Analyzer solution that provides forensically sound, real-time collection, preservation and analysis of data in the public domain including location information, profiles, images, files, and communications from the most popular social media applications. Read Full Story

Cellebrite Expands Partnerships with Leading Organizations Dedicated to Fighting Global Child Exploitation
PETAH TIKVA, Israel, Aug. 7, 2017 : Cellebrite, the leading provider of digital intelligence solutions, announced today that it has partnered with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and Project VIC, two leading organizations in the global fight against child exploitation. Read Full Story

Muscat Insurance Company Selects Beyontec Suite
Muscat, Aug 7: Beyontec, a leading insurance information and technology firm specializing in providing configurable solutions to the P and C Insurance industry announced today that Muscat Insurance Company (MIC), one of the leading insurance companies in Oman has selected Beyontec as their preferred technology partner. Beyontec will implement their award-winning insurance solution Beyontec Suite for MIC. Read Full Story

UK's First Ever Medical Cannabis Conference to Convene October 25-26, 2017 in London
TEL AVIV, Israel, August 7, 2017 : Innovative researchers and scientists, ag-tech, pharma experts, regulators, investors, and entrepreneurs will share their knowledge about the burgeoning medical cannabis industry at CannaTech UK, Britain's first-ever international Summit for Accelerating Cannabis Innovation. Read Full Story

Compugen to Present at the CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference Next Month
HOLON, Israel, August 7, 2017 : Compugen Ltd. (NASDAQ: CGEN), a leader in predictive discovery and development of first-in-class therapeutics for cancer immunotherapy, announced today that CGEN-15032, a newly-disclosed novel myeloid and epithelial immuno-oncology target, will be the subject of both an oral and a poster presentation at the 3rd annual CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference taking place September 6-9, 2017 in Mainz/Frankfurt, Germany. Read Full Story

ADNOC in Advanced Discussions with Potential Partners for New Offshore Oil Concession
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 7, 2017 : The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced, today, it is in advanced discussions with more than a dozen potential partners who have expressed a significant interest in the offshore concession, currently operated by the Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) that expires next March. Read Full Story

Turkey reinforces artillery units to Syrian border
Ankara [Turkey], August 6 : Turkey has sent a military convoy with five howitzers to the border with Syria, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. Read Full Story

Dubai's 79-storey Torch tower set on fire
Dubai [U.A.E.], August 4 : The 79-storey Torch tower near Dubai Marina was set on fire and the firefighters have reached the spot to douse the flames, the Dubai Media Office said in the wee hours of Friday. Read Full Story

Airstrikes kill ISIS members in Syria
New York [U.S.A.], August 4 : The U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria has said it killed 12 members of the terror group operating inside Syria in recent days, CNN reports. Read Full Story

Saudi Arabia's Quest for Health and Happiness
New Delhi, August 2: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is perhaps best known for its oil-rich economy. Few know that there are myriad other natural treasures courting its reservoirs deep down in the heart of the earth. Read Full Story

Iran files complaint to JCPOA Joint Commission over U.S. sanctions
Tehran [Iran], August 2 : Iran has filed an official complaint to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Joint Commission against the new U.S. sanctions. Read Full Story

Minister Goodale Announces Mutual Recognition Arrangement with Israel
JERUSALEM, July 31, 2017 : The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, following his meeting with Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, today formally announced the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) with the Israel Tax Authority (ITA) regarding their respective Trusted Trader programs. Read Full Story

Gulf crisis: Qatar makes legal complaint to WTO over trade boycott
Doha [Qatar], August 1 : Qatar has filed a legal complaint at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to challenge the trade boycott by the four Arab countries, the local media reported. Read Full Story

Tabuk Pharmaceuticals Signs an Exclusive In-Licensing Agreement with Dong A
AMMAN, Jordan, July 31, 2017 : Tabuk Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company ("Tabuk"), one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the Middle East and North Africa region, has entered into an in-licensing agreement with Dong A ("Dong A"), a Korean leading company, to in-license Zydena "Udenafil Tabs" exclusively for Tabuk in KSA and the Gulf area. Read Full Story

AACC Launches AACC Middle East in Abu Dhabi
SAN DIEGO, July 30, 2017 : AACC announced today that it will launch a new laboratory medicine conference and exhibition next spring - AACC Middle East. AACC Middle East will showcase AACC's globally-renowned education and scientific programs paired with a dynamic exposition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), March 22-24, 2018. Read Full Story

Gulf crisis: Arab nations say talks possible, but no concessions
Abu Dhabi, [United Arab Emirates], July 31 : The four Arab countries - Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt - leading an embargo against Qatar are ready to talk, but will not back down from their demands, the quartet's foreign ministers said in a joint press conference in Manama, Bahrain. Read Full Story

Palestinian shot dead after attempting attack on Israeli soldiers in West Bank
Jerusalem [Israel], July 28 : A knife wielding Palestinian man was shot dead on Friday after he tried to attack soldiers at the Gush Etzion Junction in the West Bank, the Israel Army said. Read Full Story

Syrian Army recaptures town on Lebanese-Syrian border from al-Nusra Terrorist
Beirut [Lebanon], July 28 :The Lebanese armed group Hezbollah and the Syrian army jointly won the battle against al-Nusra Front and re-captured the mountainous area around the town of Fleita region of Jaroud Arsal near the Lebanese-Syrian border. Read Full Story

Israeli PM wants Al-Jazeera shut for inciting Temple Mount violence
Jerusalem [Israel], July 27 : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused Qatar-based media broadcaster Al Jazeera network of fermenting violence in the Old City, that houses Temple Mount and the Noble Sanctuary, following the recent clashes between Palestinian Muslim worshippers and Israeli forces. Read Full Story

Houthi rebels target Saudi oil facility with Scud missile
Sana, July 27 : Yemen's Houthi rebels fired a Scud missile to target a oil facility near the port city of Yanbu in Saudi Arabia. Read Full Story

King Salman Appoints Commissions to Develop Al-Ola and Diriyah Gate into Major Tourist Attractions
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, July 26: King Salman bin Abdulaziz has decreed the establishment of renovation commissions tasked with the development of two of the most important archaeological and historic sites in the Kingdom, Al-Ola and Diriyah Gate. Read Full Story

Worshippers refuse to enter Temple Mount despite removal of detectors
Jerusalem [Israel], July 26 : Despite Israel removing metal detectors from holy Temple Mount compound, Muslim worshippers on Tuesday evening refused to enter, thus continuing their boycott. Read Full Story

Saudi led bloc blacklist Qatar, Yemeni organisations, individuals
Cairo [Egypt], July 25 : Saudi Arabia and its allies on Tuesday released a new list of 18 organisations and individuals with ties to Yemen, Qatar and Libya branding them as "terrorist" over suspected links to Islamist extremism in Syria. Read Full Story

Flynas Returns to Beirut With 4 Flights From Riyadh
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, July 25, 2017 : Flynas, the national Saudi airline, has announced it will return to Beirut, the Lebanese capital, later this year. Read Full Story

Israel removes metal detectors from Al- Aqsa Mosque
Jerusalem [Israel], July 25 : After a week of violent protests that claimed seven lives,Israel on Tuesday removed controversial metal detectors installed outside the entrance of the sensitive compound that houses al-Aqsa mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem. Read Full Story

Israel to remove metal detectors at Temple Mount
Jerusalem [Israel], July 25 : The Israeli Security Cabinet has decided to remove metal detectors, which have aroused a wave of protests among Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank, from the Temple Mount compound and replace them with "smart security checks" at the entrance. Read Full Story

Two Jordanians killed in shooting at Israeli embassy in Amman
Amman [Jordan], July 24 : Two Jordanians were killed and an Israeli wounded in an incident at the Israel embassy compound in Amman on Sunday night, according to media reports. Read Full Story

US special envoy to visit Israel to de-escalate Temple Mount tensions
Jerusalem [Israel], July 24 : U.S. envoy to the peace process Jason Greenblatt will today visit Israel to support de-escalation of tensions amid the backdrop of the Temple Mount row. Read Full Story

Saudi Arabia allows direct flights to Qatari pilgrims for Hajj
Riyadh [Saudi Arabia], July 24 : Amid the ongoing impasse, Saudi Arabia has allowed access to Qatari pilgrims for Hajj (annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca) aboard all flights other than Qatar Airways, country's national carrier. Read Full Story

One killed in shooting at Israeli embassy in Jordan
Amman [Jordan], July 24 : At least one person was killed on Sunday in a shooting incident at the Israeli embassy in Amman, according to media reports. Read Full Story

Taliban makes further gains in Afghanistan, capture two districts in Ghor, Faryab
Kabul [Afghanistan], July 23 : The Taliban seized control of two key districts in Afghanistan - Kohistan district in Faryab and Taywara in Ghor - in a matter of hours. Read Full Story

Turkish, Egyptian FMs discuss Al-Aqsa crisis on phone
Ankara [Turkey], July 23 : The Turkish and Egyptian foreign ministers spoke on the phone on Sunday to solve a crisis in Jerusalem over new security measures put in place at one of its most important holy sites Al-Aqsa Mosque by the Israel Government after a bloody weekend. Read Full Story

Israel 'playing with fire' by crossing Jerusalem 'red line': Arab League chief
Jerusalem [Israel], July 23 : The Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul-Ghiet has said that Israel is playing with fire with the new security measures put in place at the Temple Mount compound in the Old City of Jerusalem. Read Full Story

Erdogan arrives in Jeddah on first leg of Gulf tour to resolve Qatar crisis
Jeddah [Saudi Arabia], July 23 : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday arrived in the Saudi city of Jeddah on the first leg of his Gulf tour that will also include Kuwait and Qatar, aimed at defusing the stand-off between Qatar and its Arab neighbours. Read Full Story

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