Middle East

UK decision on Huawei not set in stone, British minister says

UK decision on Huawei not set in stone, British minister says

Published 06/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s decision to allow China’s Huawei to play a limited role in building its 5G network is not “fixed in stone” and [more…]

How to rid East Africa of locusts? Serve them in a kebab or drive them to cannibalism

How to rid East Africa of locusts? Serve them in a kebab or drive them to cannibalism

Published 02/07/2020

NAIROBI, (Reuters) - Eat them, poison them, and use scent to drive them to cannibalism - as a second wave of locusts threatens to devour [more…]

Syrian artist’s Silent Demonstration watches over German war crimes trial

Syrian artist’s Silent Demonstration watches over German war crimes trial

Published 01/07/2020

KOBLENZ, Germany (Reuters) - Forty-nine faceless figures stand on the lawn outside a German courthouse, facing the windows of a courtroom behind which two suspected [more…]

Turkish lawyers protest against government plan to reform bar associations

Turkish lawyers protest against government plan to reform bar associations

Published 30/06/2020

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Thousands of Turkish lawyers protested outside Istanbul’s main courthouse on Tuesday against a government plan to reform bar associations, saying it aims [more…]

Goodbye Dubai: Photographer captures laid-off expat families as they leave

Goodbye Dubai: Photographer captures laid-off expat families as they leave

Published 30/06/2020

DUBAI (Reuters) - Louisa Sumagui and her family wanted a final momento of their 12 years in Dubai before returning to Australia after losing jobs [more…]

Saudi central bank governor calls for more lending from commercial banks

Saudi central bank governor calls for more lending from commercial banks

Published 30/06/2020

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s central bank governor said it was encouraging commercial banks to lend more to sustain businesses during the coronavirus crisis. Saudi [more…]

Motor racing: McLaren’s Formula One future was never a doubt, says Seidl

Motor racing: McLaren’s Formula One future was never a doubt, says Seidl

Published 30/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - McLaren’s Formula One future was never in doubt despite a cash crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and now resolved by [more…]

Oil prices drop on prospect of returning Libyan supplies

Oil prices drop on prospect of returning Libyan supplies

Published 30/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices slipped on Tuesday amid rising COVID-19 cases and a possible return of Libyan oil production, which has been down to [more…]

Coming soon to a 3D printer near you: Plant-based steaks

Coming soon to a 3D printer near you: Plant-based steaks

Published 30/06/2020

TEL AVIV/ZURICH (Reuters) - Israeli start-up Redefine Meat plans to launch 3D printers to produce plant-based steaks mimicking real beef next year in a bid [more…]

Rainy day hastens sovereign wealth funds’ refocus to home

Rainy day hastens sovereign wealth funds’ refocus to home

Published 25/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Famed for snapping up glitzy real estate and stakes in troubled international banks during the global financial crisis, sovereign wealth funds are [more…]