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Middle East IT spending hit by low oil prices & economic factors

Middle East IT spending hit by low oil prices & economic factors

Gartner Says Middle East and Africa IT Infrastructure Spending Will Reach $3.4 Billion in 2015 Analysts Will Examine Key Trends in Infrastructure and Operations at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015 May 19-21, Dubai  IT infrastructure spending in the Middle East and Africa is forecast to reach $3.48 billion, a 0.9 percent increase […]

 
 

Why does the world ignore the Syrians’ ordeal?

Why does the world ignore the Syrians’ ordeal?

  No one could have foreseen that the war in Syria would last this long or that it would have caused so much pain to so many people. 200,000 people have lost their lives, 9.5 million were forced to leave their homes, and 10.8 million are in need of humanitarian […]

 
 

UN: A World Forum of Bystanders

UN: A World Forum of Bystanders

In his Op-Ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli analyzes the chronic impotency of UN and failure of the Security Council to maintain world order, resolve conflicts and enforce peace. Fourteen month after the end of the First World War, the League of Nations (LN) was founded on January 1920 to maintain world […]

 
 

Syrian refugees in the fourth year of the crisis

Syrian refugees in the fourth year of the crisis

With the war in Syria completing fourth year, Harun Yahya in this opinion piece expresses his hope that the war will end soon,  and the entire region will attain peace and there will be an amazing civilization built on good morality, compassion and love for everyone including Muslims, Christians, Jews […]

 
 

ISIS: Another Resurgence of Radical Islamists

ISIS: Another Resurgence of Radical Islamists

In his Op-Ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli analyzes the current security situations and political dilemma in the Middle East in view of ISIS savagery. Last June, a major offensive launched by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq & Greater Syria (ISIS), also known as “The Islamic State” (IS), succeeded in no […]

 
 

MENA M&A Market Expanding Quantitatively and Qualitatively

The MENA M&A market depicted strong activity during 4Q 2014, prolonging its steady performance of the last 2 years. The sustainable economic growth profile, driven by the large fiscal safety net, by the ongoing diversification away from hydrocarbons and by the progressive resurgence of key Arab Spring countries, is increasingly […]

 
 

Palestine & Israel: Who really wants Peace?

Palestine & Israel: Who really wants Peace?

Palestine & Israel: Who really wants peace? In both theory and political experience, the credibility of Netanyahu’s government has been utterly depleting- opines Fadi ElHusseini A long-awaited peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis has been again grinded into halt. This peace was aimed to usher an end for a […]

 
 

GCC Petrochemical revenues at US$89.4bn in 2013

GCC Petrochemical revenues at US$89.4bn in 2013

Petrochemicals grew by US$6bn from 2012- 2013, growing at the rate of 7.3%  Petrochemicals revenues reached an all-time high in 2013 hitting the US$89.4 billion mark, the latest industry report by the Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association (GPCA) revealed. According to the GCC Petrochemicals & Chemicals Facts and Figures 2013, released […]

 
 

Middle East SWFs viewing West with caution, shift investment strategies

Middle East SWFs viewing West with caution, shift investment strategies

2015 will prove to be an active year for SWFs (Sovereign Wealth Funds) in the Middle East, says KPMG Report – UAE is home to one of the largest SWFs in the world – Low interest rates, evolving investment strategies and a growing appetite for alternative asset classes causing shift […]

 
 

The Position of Turkey in the War against ISIS

The Position of Turkey in the War against ISIS

The Position of Turkey in the War against ISIS Harun Yahya in this opinion piece advocates that Turkey should always be on the side of diplomacy, soft-power, and effectively administer an intellectual struggle to defeat the opponents that resort to violence and persecution.  The whole world turned their attention towards […]

 
 

Middle East’s First LEGOLAND Park to open in Dubai in 2016

Middle East’s First LEGOLAND Park to open in Dubai in 2016

Middle East’s First LEGOLAND Park to open in #Dubai in 2016 Merlin Entertainments plc, Europe’s number one visitor attractions operator, today announced plans for LEGOLAND Dubai, the seventh LEGOLAND Park to open worldwide. The Park, which will be operated by Merlin, is being developed in conjunction with Dubai Parks & […]

 
 

The Syrian Tunnel and the Hijacked Spring

The Syrian Tunnel and the Hijacked Spring

The Syrian tunnel and the Spring When the first spontaneous explosions of the Arab democratic revolutions erupted in Tunisia in December 2010, many were hoping that this revolt might usher in a new beginning for the whole region. When Egypt joined Tunisia a few weeks later, hopes mounted and everyone […]

 
 

Turkey’s Executive Decision

Turkey’s Executive Decision

A review of the new executive decision in the Turkish parliament and what impact it will make. Turkey has been on the agenda since Obama announced a coalition to defeat the biggest threat in the Levant: ISIS. The top US officials paid visits to several countries in the Middle East […]

 
 

The PKK is a greater threat than ISIL to Turkey and the Middle East

The PKK is a greater threat than ISIL to Turkey and the Middle East

The UN Assembly in New York considered the U.S. strikes against ISIL targets in Syria. Following various meetings, speeches in the General Assembly and various statements by the Turkish delegation, reports to the effect that ‘Turkey has promised to play a greater role in the campaign against ISIL’ immediately began […]

 
 

The Salvation of the Kurds Lies in a Strong and Unitary Turkey

The Salvation of the Kurds Lies in a Strong and Unitary Turkey

After ISIS started advancing towards Kobane last week, Kurds became headlines all over the world again. First of all, no matter who does it for what purpose, and targeting whatever faiths or ideologies, violence in all its forms, is evil and can never be acceptable. Violence can never be a […]

 
 

Social Business – The New Trend in the Middle East

Social Business – The New Trend in the Middle East

Deloitte: Is social business the new trend in the Middle East? 2014 Research report lately released by Deloitte and MIT Sloan Management Review reveals that nearly two thirds of surveyed companies globally find social business initiatives —including social media, social software and social networks—are positively impacting their business outcomes. Based […]

 
 

Middle East’s Largest and Most Influential International Real Estate Show Opens

Middle East’s Largest and Most Influential International Real Estate Show Opens

The 13th edition of Cityscape Global, the Middle East’s largest and most influential international real estate event, was today inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority. Taking place until 23 September at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Cityscape Global is co-located with […]

 
 

MENA Visa Cardholders spend nearly $4 Billion during Ramadan and Eid

MENA Visa Cardholders spend nearly $4 Billion during Ramadan and Eid

Cardholders across Middle East and North Africa spent nearly US$4 billion on their Visa debit, prepaid and credit cards during the Holy month of Ramadan and Eid – says VISA in their latest report. Supermarkets, Financial institutions, Jewellery, Clothing Stores and Government Services emerge as top 5 categories for Visa […]

 
 

Mobile Subscriber Data Usage Trends in the Middle East

Mobile Subscriber Data Usage Trends in the Middle East

Latest Citrix Mobile Analytics Report Reveals Subscriber Preferences and the Impact of Video on Mobile Networks in the Middle East Today, Citrix released the Citrix Mobile Analytics Report for the second half of 2014 providing insight into subscriber behavior and related factors that determine quality of experience (QoE) for mobile […]

 
 

GCC Still Reliant on Oil Revenues despite Efforts to Diversify

GCC Still Reliant on Oil Revenues despite Efforts to Diversify

Hydrocarbon revenues in KSA and Kuwait make up to 90% plus of total Revenues Leading GCC economies remain susceptible to fluctuations in global energy prices Alkhabeer Capital, an asset management and investment firm based in Saudi Arabia, has published its latest report on GCC budget analysis and government spending behaviors […]

 
 

How Ramadan impact MENA Workplace [Infographic]

How Ramadan impact MENA Workplace [Infographic]

Business is slower in Ramadan, reveals survey 94.5% of professionals say that Ramadan lifts their morale at work as it is a peaceful, spiritual, and very special month. 44.5% of respondents say that employee efficiency does not drop during Ramadan; 85% claim higher levels of socialisation between colleagues The Bayt.com […]

 
 

Middle East to Drive Global Energy Security for the Next 30 Years

Middle East to Drive Global Energy Security for the Next 30 Years

As Global Energy Consumption is Set to Rise 41 Percent by 2035, ADIPEC 2014’s Theme is “Challenges and Opportunities for the Next 30 Years” The 17th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC 2014) will kick off from 10 to 13 of November. RELATED: UAE-World’s Renewable Energy […]

 
 

Cybercrime in the Middle East: A Peep Into Future

Cybercrime in the Middle East: A Peep Into Future

Cybercrime appears to be the second most common form of economic crime in the Middle East; Read on to find out how the cyber-security services and laws help you brace against cybercrimes. A study by Cisco’s Middle East ICT Security Study 2014 noted strong adoption of smart devices in the […]

 
 

Why We Need New Humanized Mobilization Groups

Why We Need New Humanized Mobilization Groups

The unprecedented technological advancements in mass media and telecommunications have broadened the options of knowing what is going on in this turbulent world. Nowadays, people see how terror attacks, kidnapping, bloody armed conflicts and civil wars roam all around the globe. Thereon they wonder why the concerned authorities did not […]

 
 

Work Less Play More is Key to Achieving Business Success: Research

Work Less Play More is Key to Achieving Business Success: Research

New report by Cielo, a global strategic recruitment & talent management partner, quantifies the impact of talent management on business output. Encouraging employees to spend less time at work is one of the most important ways to get more out of a Middle East workforce, reveals research released today by […]

 
 

MENA Gaming Market: A Highly Optimistic Sector

MENA Gaming Market: A Highly Optimistic Sector

Ever thought about the backstage dynamics driving the games that you are so deeply engrossed in on your mobile, laptop or tab? Read on to understand how your addiction to online games is shaping the industry. Gamers will be inclined towards online and mobile games, weaning away from the consoles […]

 
 

Arabian Travel Market: Travelling through the World Differently [VIDEO]

Arabian Travel Market: Travelling through the World Differently [VIDEO]

Arabian Travel Market is a unique platform that allows for deeper perspective on the entire Middle East and the wider tourism domain. The world is a global village. And various contemporary fairs and events mark its uneventful continuity into the deepest pores of globalisation. The Arabian Travel Market (ATM), currently […]

 
 

Unifying the World Uniquely: Allure of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque [Photos]

Unifying the World Uniquely: Allure of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque [Photos]

Prayers of worship are sacrosanct. The atmosphere of calmness and peacefulness that they generate is incomparable, aided immensely by the ambience which ensures that one leaves all tensions and worries far behind. As if, allowing the higher power – God – to take it all away… Centred in the heart […]

 
 

IHS Forum Identifies Key Points for Middle East Economic Growth

IHS Forum Identifies Key Points for Middle East Economic Growth

As far as economic prosperity is concerned, one doesn’t have to look towards the otherwise conventional Western countries nor towards the Far East, in China. It’s in the Middle East that the treasure trove of economic prosperity lies with new highs being expected in the forthcoming two decades. Scott Key, […]

 
 

Girl Power: By 2040 as much as a third of CEOs will be Women

Girl Power: By 2040 as much as a third of CEOs will be Women

Quarter century until one-third of incoming CEOs at world’s largest companies are women, predicts new Strategy& study Overall Trend is Positive – More Incoming Women CEOs than Outgoing – But Women CEOs are More Likely to be Forced Out than Men and Less Likely to be Promoted from Inside The […]

 
 

Egypt, Turkey and Iran: Exchanging Roles in a tumultuous Middle East

Egypt, Turkey and Iran: Exchanging Roles in a tumultuous Middle East

After less than a year of exceptional Egyptian-Turkish rapprochement, the events of June 30, 2013 ruptured this relationship. Similarly, when Egyptian and Iranian statesmen began to decrease tensions and a thaw in relations resulted, events evolved to return things to square one. As these scenes, by and large, have been […]

 
 

Saudi Arabia’s Economic Diversification: Challenges Ahead

Saudi Arabia’s Economic Diversification: Challenges Ahead

Saudi Arabia has been one of the best-performing G20 economies; however, the key to long-term sustainable economic growth lies in its economic diversification. Saudi Arabia’s reliance on oil for wealth needs no introduction. It accounts for nearly 80% of budget revenues and 90% of export earnings. Overexposure and reliance on […]

 
 

INSANE Video: Never-seen-before Tyre changing

INSANE Video: Never-seen-before Tyre changing

Tyre changing will never seem the same anymore, thanks to a bunch of dauntless youngsters giving a new take on the whole tyre replacement activity. Let’s imagine this situation. While vacationing with a group of friends in a car, on a long and winding road, we suddenly come to experience […]

 
 

Youth Unemployment, Technology, spurs MENA Freelance economy  

Youth Unemployment, Technology, spurs MENA Freelance economy   

High unemployment rates in MENA and technology-based solutions have spurred increase in the region’s growth of freelance professionals. Freelancers form a dominant part of the workforce in today’s professional market because it offers independence and professionalism beyond the traditional 9 to 5 working model. Companies like Elance, which offers a […]

 
 

Marriages made in Heaven: The Burj al Arab Initiative

Marriages made in Heaven: The Burj al Arab Initiative

Dubai’s luxury hospitality group Jumeirah has unveiled plans to have marriages on the Burj al Arab helipad, creating the potentiality of unparalleled wedding ceremonies. Translated, its name means the ‘The Arabian Tower.’ But Burj al Arab, the imposing structure standing tall on an artificially developed island, just about 300 metres […]

 
 

Virtualization, Cloud-based solutions hamper MEA Enterprise Hardware Market Growth

Adoption of virtualization in datacenters and cloud-based infrastructures are causing the Middle East and Africa (MEA) enterprise hardware market, comprising servers and external storage, to remain in a passive state.   The Middle East and Africa (MEA) enterprise hardware market, comprising servers and external storage, remains in a passive state according […]

 
 

Lebanese Politicians Nullify UDHR’s “ Right to Housing ”

Lebanese Politicians Nullify UDHR’s “ Right to Housing ”

The fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 have demoted communism and socialism to the least importance upon which capitalistic notions flourished all around the world. Since then, the dominant economic trends revolve around the economic theory of deregulation of the markets and noninterference of governments, theorized as the Free […]

 
 

Middle East Chemical Exports to Outgrow Oil & Gas

Middle East Chemical Exports to Outgrow Oil & Gas

Chemicals will be fastest growing industry in Middle East for next three years, as producers move toward higher value products, says IHS. Driven by U.S. shale competition and changing feedstock mix, investments in technology and integration will help chemical industry diversify, maintain growth and expand job creation IHS Inc., the […]

 
 

Samsung Galaxy S5: Previewing the Unparalleled Visioning of Mobile Phone Technology

Samsung Galaxy S5: Previewing the Unparalleled Visioning of Mobile Phone Technology

The fifth-gen of Samsung’s uber-elite Galaxy S series was launched in Dubai by the South Korean technology giant on the 2nd April 2014. The Smartphone looks to provide an enriched mobile phone usage to the end consumers with highly pioneering up gradation to the most sought-after Smartphone features.   According […]

 
 

Beyond: A Time lapse Journey through the UAE

Dubai topped the list for the best place to work, ahead of others such as New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, London and Paris

Beno Saradzic’s work shows never-before-seen pictures of Dubai and Abu Dhabi that explain the regions’ development through the lens of the camera. What laymen know about photography can pass through the eye of a needle. There’s more to photography than merely clicking pictures and then throwing them away if the […]

 
 
 
 
 

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