Thursday 21 August 2014

Islamic State grabs new weapon - Iraqi wheat

After seizing five oil fields and Iraq's biggest dam, Sunni militants bent on creating an Islamic empire in the Middle East now control yet another powerful economic weapon - wheat supplies. Fighters from the Islamic State have overrun large areas in five of Iraq's most f


Arab Mediterranean banks facing political turmoil

Banks in the Arab Mediterranean region will continue to encounter turbulent and challenging operating conditions in 2014-2015, according to a report published by Standard & Poor's (S&P) Ratings Services. Protracted regional political turmoil will hamper policy making


New UAE challenge: 50pc of Emiratis need to be leaders

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has said for many years that leadership is the key capability for Emiratis, and he has consistently promoted and supported efforts to develop leaders.  The UAE is one of only two countries

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