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France’s Macron says external powers must stop interfering in Lebanon

France’s Macron says external powers must stop interfering in Lebanon

Published 08/12/2017

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a news conference in Doha, Qatar December 7, 2017. REUTERS/Naseem ZeitoonPARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron called on [more…]

Efforts to hurt Qatar’s riyal may backfire on region, central banker says

Efforts to hurt Qatar’s riyal may backfire on region, central banker says

Published 27/11/2017

DUBAI (Reuters) - Some Arab states are trying to destabilize Qatar’s riyal but efforts to drive down its value could backfire by hurting other dollar-linked [more…]

Middle East tensions loom over Dubai aerospace pageant

Middle East tensions loom over Dubai aerospace pageant

Published 10/11/2017

Rising Middle East tensions and a corruption crackdown in Saudi Arabia will cast a shadow over next week's Dubai Airshow, as military and aerospace leaders try to gauge whether they might prolong a weapons-buying spree in the region. [more…]

Future Saudi king tightens grip on power with arrests including Prince Alwaleed

Future Saudi king tightens grip on power with arrests including Prince Alwaleed

Published 06/11/2017

Saudi Arabia's future king has tightened his grip on power through an anti-corruption purge by arresting royals, ministers and investors including billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal who is one of the kingdom's most prominent businessmen. [more…]

No role for Assad in Syria`s future: Tillerson

No role for Assad in Syria`s future: Tillerson

Published 26/10/2017

President Bashar al-Assad and his family have no role in the future of Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday ahead of peace talks aiming at a political transition scheduled to resume next month. [more…]

Colony Capital injects cash, in talks to buy Weinstein Co

Colony Capital injects cash, in talks to buy Weinstein Co

Published 16/10/2017

The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after firing co-founder Harvey Weinstein. [more…]

U.N. cultural agency to pick new chief after U.S. walkout

U.N. cultural agency to pick new chief after U.S. walkout

Published 13/10/2017

The United Nations' cultural agency will elect a new chief on Friday, seeking someone who can revive UNESCO's fortunes after the United States and Israel pulled out. [more…]

Drained of cash and riven by rivalries, UNESCO seeks leader to revive fortunes

Drained of cash and riven by rivalries, UNESCO seeks leader to revive fortunes

Published 06/10/2017

When Israel's envoy told UNESCO delegates last July that fixing the plumbing in his toilet was more important than their latest ruling, it highlighted how fractious geopolitics are paralyzing the workings of the agency. [more…]

Commercial Bank of Qatar looks to Asian funding amid Arab boycott

Commercial Bank of Qatar looks to Asian funding amid Arab boycott

Published 25/09/2017

Qatar's third-largest lender, Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQ), is considering borrowing money on the Taiwanese bond market, its group chief executive told Reuters, as a crisis in the region makes it harder to raise funds. [more…]

Oil weakens on fears Irma could dent U.S. demand

Oil weakens on fears Irma could dent U.S. demand

Published 11/09/2017

Oil prices edged lower on Monday on concerns that Hurricane Irma's pounding of heavily populated areas of Florida could dent oil demand in the world's top oil consuming nation. [more…]