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MEF Hosts NATO, Educates Policymakers :: Middle East Forum

News from the Middle East ForumSeptember 25, 2017 http://www.meforum.org/6939/mef-hosts-nato-educates-policymakers NATO parliamentarians pose for a photo at the start of the September 19 conference. The Middle East Forum hosted a policy conference on September 19 for the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA), focusing on Middle East-related issues. Steffen Sachs, NATO PA’s Political Committee director, requested the Forum host the event, ...

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Bahrain Home to First Amazon Web Services Base in Middle East

Amazon Web Services today announced that it plans to open an infrastructure base in Bahrain. (AFP) Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today announced that it plans to open an infrastructure base in the Middle East region in Bahrain by early 2019. The new AWS Middle East (Bahrain) Region will consist of three Availability Zones at launch. Currently, AWS ...

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KPMG Is Gearing up for the Third Middle East and South Asia Family Business Conference

During the event KPMG in the region is finalizing preparations for the Middle East and South Asia (MESA) Family Business Conference, set to take place from 3 to 4 October 2017 at Meydan hotel in Dubai. This year’s event will offer the opportunity to explore the latest trends, opportunities and challenges for family business groups. Attendees will also gain insight ...

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The Kurdish referendum can trigger serious unrest in the Middle East The Kurdish referendum can trigger serious unrest in the Middle East

As Kurdish Regional Government is likely to hold a non-binding referendum on September 25, Turkey perceives it in violation of Ankara treaty, arguing that it will renew the claim of Turkish state over northern Iraq. Kurdistan Regional Government Masoud Barzani has taken a risky step with his independence bid not only for regional powers but also the Kurds. Barzani attends ...

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Syrian activist and her daughter fatally stabbed in Turkey, Middle East News & Top Stories

ISTANBUL (NYTIMES) – A Syrian activist and her daughter, a journalist, have been found murdered in their apartment in Istanbul, family and friends reported on social media on Friday (Sept 22). Orouba Barakat, 60, and her daughter, Halla Barakat, 22, were discovered on Thursday night in Uskudar, on the Asian side of the city. The news was first announced on ...

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Qatar for nuclear-free zone in the Middle East

Qatar for nuclear-free zone in the Middle East  22 Sep 2017 – 2:08 Ambassador H E Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani at the conference. Geneva:  Peoples of the Middle East feel more than others the threat of nuclear weapons and the need to make progress on nuclear disarmament and believe that it is a basic step in this direction ...

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US, Iranian top diplomats confront each other for first time – Middle East Online

Middle East Online US, Iranian top diplomats confront each other for first timeMiddle East OnlineBut Trump has denounced the agreement as an “embarrassment” to the United States and has accused Iran of breaking it in “spirit” by arming militant groups and destabilizing the Middle East. In particular, he objects to the “sunset clause” that would … and more »

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Dubai’s Abraaj hires key figure in Middle East peace process – Banking & Finance,Culture & Society,Middle East

A former key figure in the Middle East peace process has been appointed by Dubai-based Abraaj Group as a managing partner. Kito de Boer will oversee Abraaj’s Impact Investing business and will spearhead the group’s global efforts to deploy private capital as a means of tackling some of the world’s most pressing challenges. In 2014, he was appointed by US ...

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