Coronavirus frustrates Saudi women’s push for financial independence

Some Saudi women were just starting their career in the tourism industry when Saudi Arabia was hit by the Coronavirus pandemic. For them, the downturn is particularly damaging because it struck just as their efforts to enter the workforce and gain greater financial independence were gaining traction. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, … Read more Coronavirus frustrates Saudi women’s push for financial independence

US pushing Saudi Arabia, UAE to lift Qatar air blockade

It has been three years since an air, land and sea blockade was imposed on Qatar by fellow Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, as well as non-GCC member Egypt. The US is now pushing Saudi Arabia and the UAE to lift a ban on Qatar Airways … Read more US pushing Saudi Arabia, UAE to lift Qatar air blockade

OPEC+ Set to Extend Output Cuts After Breakthrough With Iraq

Jun.05 — OPEC+ is set to extend production cuts to prop up the oil market after Russia and Saudi Arabia clinched a tentative deal in high-stakes negotiations with holdout member Iraq, according to a delegate. Isabelle Mateos y Lago, co-head of the official institutions group at BlackRock, comments on the outlook for oil prices, supply … Read more OPEC+ Set to Extend Output Cuts After Breakthrough With Iraq

Qatar food security: Doha becomes less reliant on imported goods

Friday marks three years since Saudi Arabia and its allies imposed an illegal blockade on Qatar. Prior to the diplomatic standoff, 40 percent of the country’s overall imports came from its neighbours. Since then, Qatar has invested in production and technology, becoming one of the highest-ranked countries in food security in the region. Al Jazeera’s … Read more Qatar food security: Doha becomes less reliant on imported goods

Saudi EU ambassador responds to slain journalist Khashoggi’s widow

A Saudi-led UN donor summit to raise money for war-torn Yemen has raised about half of the required $2 billion. Saad Bin Mohammed Al-Arifi, Saudi ambassador to the EU, defended the fund-raising effort which comes while the country is still at war with Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group. The ambassador also responded to calls from the … Read more Saudi EU ambassador responds to slain journalist Khashoggi’s widow

Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancée on his murder: ‘We need a neutral and independent trial’

In May, the elder son of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi declared that his family had “forgiven” those responsible for the killing of their father in October 2018. The announcement would give legal reprieve to the five Saudi government agents who have been sentenced to death for the brutal murder at the Saudi consulate in … Read more Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancée on his murder: ‘We need a neutral and independent trial’

Humanitarian crisis in Yemen & other topics – Daily Briefing (1 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Yemen – Libya – Burundi – Middle East – Latin America and the Caribbean – Women and the Global Ceasefire Efforts – World Health Organization – Ebola – Resident Coordinators YEMEN  Tomorrow, the Secretary-General will be addressing the opening of a high-level virtual pledging … Read more Humanitarian crisis in Yemen & other topics – Daily Briefing (1 June 2020)

Eid al-Fitr 2020 in Mecca, Karachi and Tehran

In Mecca, one of the most sacred cities in Islam, public prayers to mark Eid al-Fitr have been taking place. But only a few dozen worshippers gathered at the Great Mosque. Saudi Arabia has imposed a round-the-clock curfew after infections surged to nearly 70,000. Meanwhile, in Pakistan, large gatherings have been spotted across the country. … Read more Eid al-Fitr 2020 in Mecca, Karachi and Tehran

“Yemen is really on the brink right now” – Humanitarian Affairs Office (Geneva, 22 May 2020)

Without additional funding, war-torn Yemen will be left to fight the Covid-19 pandemic with a collapsed health system, warned today the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Epidemiologists estimate that the virus could spread faster, more widely and with deadlier consequences in some of the world’s most vulnerable populations than in many … Read more “Yemen is really on the brink right now” – Humanitarian Affairs Office (Geneva, 22 May 2020)

Family of ex-Saudi intelligence officer being targeted: Report

The son of a powerful former Saudi intelligence officer living abroad says members of the family are being targeted back home in a bid by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) to force his father to return to the kingdom. Saad al-Jabri, for years one of Saudi Arabia’s leading intelligence officials, has been fearing for … Read more Family of ex-Saudi intelligence officer being targeted: Report

From The Corner | Andy Lee, Ben Davison & Angel Fernandez (Tactical Insight, Joshua vs Fury)

What a line up! Chris Lloyd picks the brains of coaches Andy Lee, Ben Davison and Angel Fernandez in episode 3 of our From The Corner series. There’s deep tactical insight from all three, plus a chat on the red elephant in the room – Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury. Lee formed part of Fury’s … Read more From The Corner | Andy Lee, Ben Davison & Angel Fernandez (Tactical Insight, Joshua vs Fury)

Brian Ross Investigates: COVID 19 – US Gov Warns Scammers Already Working Hard, Fake Equipment

Show Air Date 5/19/20: Scamdemic. It didn’t take long. The scammers are already hard at work with fake pandemic equipment, cures and come-ons. In a way, this really IS fake news! We’ll talk with the senior official at the Federal Trade Commission, Andrew Smith, with what you need to know. Plus, with friends like these… … Read more Brian Ross Investigates: COVID 19 – US Gov Warns Scammers Already Working Hard, Fake Equipment

Brian Ross Investigates – Special Edition: COVID-19 – US Gov Warns of Coronavirus Scams

We hope you enjoyed the preview of our 1-hour long show! Find where you can see the rest of the episode at 5pm and 9pm ET, here: https://lawandcrime.com/where-to-watch/ Full Show Info: Scamdemic. It didn’t take long. The scammers are already hard at work with fake pandemic equipment, cures and come-ons. In a way, this really … Read more Brian Ross Investigates – Special Edition: COVID-19 – US Gov Warns of Coronavirus Scams

Lolwah al Khater on fighting Covid-19 in Qatar

As many Middle Eastern countries begin to roll back restrictions against Covid-19, we examine the reasons for the relatively low death toll in the region. In Qatar, where cases climbed to almost 30,000, authorities managed to contain the death toll to under 20. We speak to foreign ministry spokeswoman, Lolwah al Khater, about Qatar’s response to the … Read more Lolwah al Khater on fighting Covid-19 in Qatar

Yemen war: Families protest over missing relatives

Hundreds of civilians have disappeared during Yemen’s five-year war. Many are said to have been taken in for questioning by the Saudi-UAE coalition. And their families are desperate for answers about their relatives’ whereabouts. Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on … Read more Yemen war: Families protest over missing relatives