UAE summons Israeli envoy to protest events at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, April 15, 2022. (MAHMOUD ILLEAN / AP) DUBAI/JERUSALEM – Reem bint Ebrahim Al Hashimy, the United Arab Emirates minister of state for International Cooperation (MoFAIC), has summoned Amir Hayek, Israeli ambassador to the UAE, to "strongly protest and denounce […]

Palestine calls for global initiative to fill political vacuum

Palestinian Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh speaks during a joint press conference with Libya's interim prime minister in the Libyan capital Tripoli, on Feb 14, 2022. (MAHMUD TURKIA / AFP) RAMALLAH – Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh on Sunday said there is a need for an international initiative to fill the current political vacuum in light of […]

Ramos-Horta, Guterres early frontrunners in East Timor polls

Electoral workers count votes following the presidential election in Dili, East Timor, March 19, 2022. (LORENIO DO ROSARIO PEREIRA / AP) DILI – Independence leader and Nobel laureate, Jose Ramos-Horta, and incumbent leader Francisco Guterres have emerged as the early frontrunners in East Timor's presidential election, official data showed. With more than 33 percent of […]

EU: Israel’s settlement policy undermines two-state solution

An Israeli settler stands with an Israeli flag before a man holding up a Palestinian flag during a demonstration attended by Palestinians, Israelis, and other foreign activists in the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah on Feb 25, 2022, denouncing the evacuation of Palestinian families from their homes and settlement activity in the Palestinian Territories […]

Trescon to gather experts from Cisco and many more to convene at The Address, Dubai Mall, and share the latest in SDWAN & SASE

DUBAI, UAE, Mar 7, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – The year 2021 has seen a significant acceleration in digital transformation programs. Lockdowns and quarantines in the Middle East have compelled businesses to adopt cloud-first strategies. Cloud adoption in the region has been slow and conservative, owing largely to a lack of cloud infrastructure. […]

Mainboard-listed BBR awarded S$363 million contract for design and construction of Pasir Ris East Station for Cross Island Line 1

SINGAPORE, Feb 9, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Mainboard-listed BBR Holdings (S) Ltd (“BBR” or “the Group”) today announced that the Land Transport Authority (“LTA”) has awarded a S$363 million civil contract for the design and construction of Pasir Ris East station, under the first phase of the Cross Island Line (CRL1), to […]

Middle East women bear social brunt of sanctions exacerbated by conflicts

An Afghan woman wearing a burka exits a small shop in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec 5, 2021. (PETROS GIANNAKOURIS / AP) Unilateral sanctions imposed on some countries in the Middle East have inadvertently placed women in greater harm, ultimately derailing the region's progress in upholding women's rights and welfare, experts say. On Dec 8, the United […]