Middle East News

Syrian army breaks through ISIS lines at southern entrance to Deir Ez-Zor
Deir Ez-Zor [Syria], September 11 : The Syrian Armed Forces have managed to break through the positions of the ISIS at the main southern entrance to the city of Deir Ez-Zor and join the troops, which were present inside the city, Sputnik International reported. Read Full Story

Nine suspected terrorists killed in shootout in Egypt
Cairo [Egypt], September 10 : Nine suspected terrorists have been killed in a shootout in Egypt's third largest city Giza, home to the legendary Great Pyramids and the Sphinx. Read Full Story

Boileau Wins Third Straight USD 10,000 Check as Bandits Rock Lebanon
LEBANON, Mo., Sept. 10, 2017 : Fans at I-44 Speedway in Missouri were treated to an incredible, action-packed race as the winning truck started in 12th place and passed 11 fellow Bandits to steal the checkered flag. Read Full Story

Saudi Govt. allegedly funded 'dry run' for 9/11 attack, reveals fresh evidence
New York [U.S.A.], September 10 : Saudi Arabian embassy in Washington may have funded a 'dry run' for the hijacking of the planes by two of Saudi employees used in the 9/11 attack, revealed the fresh evidence submitted in a major 9/11 lawsuit forwarded against the country. Read Full Story

Louvre Abu Dhabi to welcome visitors from November
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 9, 2017 : Louvre Abu Dhabi today announced it will open its doors to the public on 11 November 2017. It is the first museum of its kind in the Arab world: a universal museum that focuses on shared human stories across civilisations and cultures. Read Full Story

Qatar's 360 to supply toilet seat sanitizer in Gulf countries
New Delhi , Sept 8 : Qatar's 360 Nautica signed a contract with Redcliffe Hygiene Pvt Ltd for the supply of toilet seat sanitizer spray brand PeeSafe in the (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries over a period of five years. Read Full Story

Hajj 2017: Women Attend in Large Numbers
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, September 8, 2017 : The annual Hajj pilgrimage unites millions of people in the heart of the Arabian Peninsula - the birthplace of Islam. Read Full Story

Turkish airstrikes kill 7 PKK terrorists
Ankara [Turkey], Sep 8 : At least seven PKK terrorists have been killed on Thursday in the airstrikes by Turkish forces in the country's southeastern and eastern provinces. Read Full Story

Silicom Secures Additional Strategic Cloud Design win
KFAR SAVA, Israel, Sept. 5, 2017 :Silicom Ltd. (NASDAQ: SILC) today announced that it has secured a significant new Cloud Design Win for the supply of off-the-shelf 10G Multi-Port Server Adapters to be used to upgrade the customer's existing Cloud platforms. Read Full Story

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai Launches Dry Eye Clinic to Meet Rising Patient Demand
DUBAI, UAE, September 5, 2017 : After months of living and working in dry, air conditioned homes and offices, spare a thought for those who suffer as a result. Many people may never have heard of keratoconjunctivitis sicca but it is better known simply as 'dry eye syndrome' or 'dry eye disease' (dry eye), a common condition that occurs when the eyes don't make enough tears, or the tears evaporate too quickly. Read Full Story

Hajj 2017 Comes to a Close
MECCA, Saudi Arabia, September 5, 2017 : More than 2.35 million pilgrims have completed Hajj this year, fulfilling their religious duty in peace and unity at the holiest city in Islam, Makkah. Read Full Story

Suicide bombers armed with grenades kill 7 in Iraq
Baghdad [Iraq], September 02 : At least seven people have been killed and 12 others are wounded after three suicide bombers on Saturday attacked on a power plant north of Baghdad on Saturday. Read Full Story

Israel's Supreme Court rejects to recognise same-sex marriage
Damascus [Syria], September 1 : The Supreme Court of Israel has rejected the demand of Jewish gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender association to recognize same-sex marriage. Read Full Story

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Culture and Information: Hajj is the Largest Peaceful Global Gathering
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, August 31, 2017 : The Hejaz valley in Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of Islam and the most celebrated place on earth. Read Full Story

2 Million Pilgrims Arrive in Makkah to Perform Hajj
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, August 31, 2017 : With the annual Hajj pilgrimage having officially started, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced the arrival of 2 million pilgrims to the Holy City of Makkah. Read Full Story

Application Developer AppMahal Secures USD 4M to Expand Sila, the First Arabic-Focused Instant Messaging Platform
RAWABI, Palestine, August 31, 2017 : AppMahal, the groundbreaking Palestinian mobile application developer, announces that it has completed a USD 4M round of financing. Following the initial success with AppMahal - a social app discovery platform - the company launched a second and highly successful product called Sila. Read Full Story

Saudi Arabia launches digital platforms to view Hajj
Jeddah [Saudi Arabia], August 30 : The Ministry of Culture and Information (MOCI) of Saudi Arabia has launched two digital platforms in the lead-up to the Hajj, which will provide information and insights to the pilgrims in Makkah, worldwide audiences and the local and the international media. Read Full Story

Dubai International Premieres Free Movie Streaming Experience
DUBAI, UAE, August 29, 2017 : The customer experience at Dubai International (DXB) has taken another huge step forwards with passengers now able to enjoy free movies and TV shows before their flights, thanks to a partnership between Dubai Airports and regional content provider ICFLIX. Read Full Story

Saudi Arabia Launches Digital Platforms to Give the Entire World a Window to View the Hajj
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Aug. 29, 2017 : Hajj2017.org and SaudiWelcomesTheWorld.org to provide updates to pilgrims, worldwide audiences and media Read Full Story

Spread of acute watery diarrhoea and suspected cholera slows in Yemen amid unprecedented response efforts from unsung local heroes
AMMAN/SANA'A, YEMEN, Aug. 28, 2017 : The Yemeni people continue to be hit by an unprecedented and mostly man-made humanitarian crisis. Amid the suffering, ordinary Yemenis are leading a heroic daily fight against acute watery diarrhea and cholera which is now paying off. Read Full Story

The Riveting World of DreamWorks Animation Comes Alive in MOTIONGATE Dubai
DUBAI, UAE, August 28, 2017 : Enter the magical world of timeless stories with the DreamWorks Animation Zone a part of the Hollywood-inspired theme park, MOTIONGATE Dubai located in Dubai Parks and Resorts, Middle East's largest integrated theme park destination. Read Full Story

Car bombing kills 11 in Baghdad
Baghdad [Iraq], Aug 28 : At least 11 people were reportedly killed and several others injured after a massive car bomb explosion ripped through a busy market area in the eastern part of Baghdad. Read Full Story

Saudi Arabia Says 1.497 Million Pilgrims Arrive for Hajj
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, August 27, 2017 : The Kingdom is expecting to welcome around two million international pilgrims in total Read Full Story

Saudi Arabia expecting two million pilgrims for Hajj
Riyadh [Saudi Arabia], August 28 :The Government of Saudi Arabia has said that it is expecting around two million people from across the globe to visit the Holy City of Makkah for this year's Hajj, making it the largest annual international gathering, and which, for many Muslims, is the highlight of their spiritual lives. Read Full Story

Iraqi forces recapture central Tal Afar from ISIS
Baghdad [Iraq], August 28 : Iraqi forces have recaptured virtually the entire stategically important city of Tal Afar from ISIS jihadists, the ISIS stronghold in the country's northwest. Read Full Story

Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. Highlights Defense Cooperation in Visit to Nellis Air Force Base
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2017 : Highlighting the close bilateral defense and security partnership, Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United States today greeted Royal Saudi Air Force pilots participating in the U.S.-hosted "Red Flag" training exercise at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. Read Full Story

Seven killed in clashes between Houthis and Saleh loyalists in Sanaa
Sanaa [Yemen] August 27 : Seven people were killed and several others were injured in clashes here between the Houthi militias and the ousted Saleh forces, said Al Arabiya on Sunday. Read Full Story

Most of IS captured Aal Tafar reclaimed, says Iraq
Baghdad [Iraq] August 27 : Majority of Tal Afar City has been reclaimed by the Iraqi forces after a weeklong battle with the Islamic State terrorists. Read Full Story

India thanks Qatar for contributing in energy security
New Delhi , August 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the visiting Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani for contributing significantly to India's energy security. Read Full Story

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Unveils Blueprint for Dubai Food Park
Dubai, Aug 26: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has unveiled the blueprint for Dubai Food Park (DFP), the latest addition to Dubai Wholesale City (DWSC). Read Full Story

Turkish Automotive Industry Continues to Take Firm Steps
IZMIT, Turkey, August 25, 2017 : Alper Kanca, the Chairman of Association of Automotive Parts and Components Manufacturers (TAYSAD), said that the rise in Turkish automotive industry continued and Turkish industry had shown its power to the whole world by increasing its domestic and international operations. Read Full Story

Egypt to briefly reopen border with Gaza for Eid-al-Adha
Cairo [Egypt] August 25 : Egypt will be re-opening border with Gaza for two days on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha. Read Full Story

Vistra Broadens Corporate and Private Client Capabilities in the UAE
HONG KONG, August 24, 2017 : Acquisition of TSME strengthens Vistra's existing Dubai office whilst establishing a presence in Abu Read Full Story

Saudi-led airstrike kills 48 in Yemen's capital
Sanaa [Yemen], August 24 : At least 48 people were killed in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a hotel near a Houthi-run checkpoint north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa, officials in Yemen said on Wednesday. Read Full Story

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

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