Category: Middle East

Trump visits Saudi Arabia

19 May 2017
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Donald Trump will start his first official trip as US president, when he visits the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh. It was known that he will also attend a NATO meeting in Brussels and a G7 summit in Taormina in Sicily. It seems that there have been change of plans by US diplomats, adding Riyadh, […]

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Trump and NATO friends again

13 Apr 2017
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If Donald Trump was a super hero, one of his powers would be the astonishing speed with which he shifts strategies and changes ideas. The US president did it again yesterday when he said that NATO is no longer obsolete and that ties with Russia are in an all-time low. Trump met with Jens Stoltenberg, […]

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G7 meet to talk Assad’s future

11 Apr 2017
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The Syrian problem will dominate the G7 foreign ministers meeting in Italy. The meeting is taking place just a few days after the US missile attack on Shayrat airbase in Syria. The attack was a retaliation against Assad’s forces, which allegedly used sarin gas on civilians in the Khan Seykhun village, near Idlib. According to […]

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Trump strikes Syria,a prelude to intervention

07 Apr 2017
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Could this morning’s attack on an air force base in Syria be a prelude to a larger United States intervention in the country? Donald Trump authorized a hit against Assad’s forces, ordering the first direct US military action since he became president. The attack is considered a retaliation against the Syrian Arab Army, who allegedly […]

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Trump changes strategy in Syria after chemical attack

06 Apr 2017
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“My attitude to Syria and Assad has changed very much. We are now talking about a whole different level. What happened yesterday is unacceptable to me. You will see. They will have a message, you will see what the message will be,” said Donald Trump about the deadly attacks in Syria, during a press conference […]

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Theresa May visits Gulf, talks against Cadbury egg hunt

04 Apr 2017
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Theresa May seems to be making the headlines these days very easily. Even when she is on an important trip to the countries of the Persian Gulf to discuss relationships and cooperation with the United Kingdom, her making a minor comment on the National Trust’s Easter egg hunt caught all the attention. The prime minister […]

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Amazon buys Emirate-based Souq.com

28 Mar 2017
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Amazon.com is ready to enter the competitive Middle-East market for the first time in its history, after announcing the purchase of the online retailer Souq.com. Amazon and Souq had signed an exclusivity agreement in the past. The terms and the value of the deal have not been disclosed so far. The Middle-East region has a […]

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Rapid Increase of Mobile Payments in the UK

28 Feb 2017
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A 247% increase in the number of mobile transactions of all in-store purchases has been reported in a research conducted by Worldpay in the United Kingdom. Analysis of transaction data and a consumer survey that took place in Britain showed that over the last year users almost tripled their mobile payments. The survey showed clearly […]

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