'One of the most important' sets of Middle East artifacts unveiled

'One of the most important' sets of Middle East artifacts unveiled

The fertile lands of Mesopotamia are rightly hailed as a “cradle of civilization”, where some of the most important human innovations originated, from agriculture and writing to religion and music. The Penn Museum in Philadelphia has long been home to one of the world’s most significant collections of ancient artifacts from the region – but […]

Genesis G70 arrives in the Middle East

Genesis G70 arrives in the Middle East

Salon des Grandes Complications was officially inaugurated by Prince Faisal bin Nawaf at the Jeddah Hilton Hotel last week. Taking place for the first time in Jeddah from April 9-12, the four-day fine watchmaking exhibition offered a unique and exclusive social platform for horology enthusiasts in Jeddah to gather. Revered mechanical masterpieces were displayed, encompassing […]

Ban Middle East sheep trade, says Liberal MP Jason Wood

Ban Middle East sheep trade, says Liberal MP Jason Wood

Pressure within government ranks for a ban on the live sheep trade to the Middle East has increased, with a second Liberal MP calling for the exports to end. Jason Wood, who holds the outer Melbourne seat of La Trobe, said on Wednesday that even if standards were toughened the trade would remain inhumane. Wood’s […]

False alarm set off Syrian air defences: pro-Assad commander

False alarm set off Syrian air defences: pro-Assad commander

A false alarm led to Syrian air defence missiles being fired overnight and there was no fresh attack on Syria, a commander in the regional military alliance that backs the Syrian government told Reuters. Syrian state TV reported overnight that anti-aircraft defences had shot down missiles fired at an air base in the Homs area, […]

Crude volatility subdued despite Middle East supply risks

Crude volatility subdued despite Middle East supply risks

Last week’s oil rally before US-led airstrikes in Syria illustrate the market’s sensitivity to potential supply disruptions, but the failure for volatility to spike reveals comfort provided by booming US production. * US output offsets geopolitical risk * US crude stocks likely built slightly last week * Inventories at deficit to five-year average […]

Maryland National Guard welcomes home 200 members from the Middle East

Maryland National Guard welcomes home 200 members from the Middle East

ABERDEEN, Md. — WBFF — The Maryland National Guard hosted a Freedom Salute Ceremony to officially welcome home 200 members of the headquarters element of the 29th Combat Aviation Brigaded and members of B Company 3-126th Aviation and F Company 1-111th Aviation Regiment from their deployment to the Middle East. The soldiers were deployed for […]

AT Kearney open to acquisitions as its expands Middle East presence

AT Kearney open to acquisitions as its expands Middle East presence

AT Kearney, the US-based consultancy, is looking to solidify and expand its footprint in the Middle East and is open to acquisitions or partnerships to better serve its regional clients, its managing partner and chairman said on Sunday. “It [The Middle East] is one of our fastest growing regions in terms of revenues, in terms […]

Ankara seeks middle path between US and Russia on Syria

Ankara seeks middle path between US and Russia on Syria

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, Turkey, March 6, 2018. (photo credit: UMIT BEKTAS / REUTERS) Turkey, a member of NATO, was informed ahead of Saturday’s US-led air strikes on Syria. Ankara praised the strikes as appropriate but […]

US, Britain and France Strike Syria Over Suspected Chemical Weapons Attack

US, Britain and France Strike Syria Over Suspected Chemical Weapons Attack

“We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents,” he said. [Read the full text of President Trump’s address »] But Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who had urged caution in White House deliberations leading up to the strike, told reporters on Friday night that there were […]

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