Tag: Middle East

Loud Debates, Fun Banter: Clubhouse — an Outlet for the Middle

They are boisterous, argumentative and at times downright hilarious. Hundreds of thousands of people in the Arab world are turning to Clubhouse, the fast-growing audio chat app, to mock and vent against longtime rulers, debate sensitive issues from abortion to sexual harassment, or argue where to find the best...

The Arab world: Time for a reset? | Middle East News | Incredible Solutions Tech

In the Arab world today, there is a treacherous tendency to pigeonhole people into a one-dimensional identity, whether it is religion, sect, ethnicity or nationality. We often hear voices claiming that there is no such thing as the Arab world and that the Palestinian peoples’ persecution is not our...

South Korea agrees to partial release of blocked Iranian money | Incredible Solutions Tech

South Korea’s move comes after the US reversed two Trump-era moves against Iran. Tehran, Iran – South Korea has agreed to release “a part” of billions of dollars of Iranian money it had blocked in its banks for years because of United States sanctions. In a statement, the Central...

UAE unveils $1.36bn in arms deals at Abu Dhabi weapons show | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Major arms makers are attending a weapons show in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, hoping to seal deals with militaries across the Middle East. At the opening, the UAE revealed that it had signed $1.36bn in local and foreign arms deals to supply its forces with...

Israel’s coronavirus vaccines wielding political power | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Forget about oil and arms. Coronavirus vaccines are emerging as the newest currency of choice in the Middle East. Israel’s reopening of its economy, combined with a murky prisoner swap with Syria and the arrival of a batch of vaccines in the Gaza Strip, have all underscored how those...

Palestinian vaccine drive faces funding shortfall: World Bank | Incredible Solutions Tech

Bank urges Israel, which has made the most progress globally on vaccination, to donate its urplus shots. The Palestinians’ COVID-19 vaccination plan faces a $30m-funding shortfall, even after factoring in support from a global vaccine scheme for poorer economies, the World Bank said in a report on Monday. Israel,...

IAEA, Iran agree temporary deal for inspections with less | Incredible Solutions Tech

Nuclear watchdog says Iran will begin offering its inspectors ‘less access’ but still allow agency to monitor atomic programme for up to three months. The head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog has said the agency reached an agreement with Iran to continue its “necessary” verification and monitoring activities...

Israel shuts Mediterranean shore after oil spill devastates | Incredible Solutions Tech

Activists began reporting globs of black tar on Israel’s coast last week after a heavy storm, wreaking havoc on local wildlife. Israel closed all its Mediterranean beaches until further notice on Sunday, days after an offshore oil spill deposited tonnes of tar across more than 160km (100 miles) of...

Libya’s powerful interior minister survives assassination | Incredible Solutions Tech

Fathi Bashagha was returning from a meeting outside Tripoli when his convoy came under fire by unidentified gunmen. Libya’s powerful interior minister survived an assassination attempt after his motorcade came under fire outside the capital, sources close to him have told Al Jazeera. Fathi Bashagha had finished a meeting...

Sudan devalues currency in effort to access debt relief | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The move meets key demand by international financial institutions to help Sudan’s transitional authorities overhaul its battered economy. The Central Bank of Sudan has sharply devalued the currency, announcing a new regime to “unify” official and black-market exchange rates in an effort to overcome a crippling economic crisis and...

US sanctions inflicted $1 trillion damage on Iran’s economy: | Incredible Solutions Tech

Tehran, Iran – Unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States inflicted $1 trillion worth of damage on Iran’s economy and Tehran expects compensation, its foreign minister said. Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday after the US takes action to restore Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers through lifting...

Iran: Results suggest primary COVID vaccine 90-percent | Incredible Solutions Tech

Iran says its first locally manufactured vaccine has exhibited better-than-expected results in preliminary testing. Tehran, Iran – Iran says its primary vaccine candidate against COVID-19 is 90-percent effective based on preliminary results. Mohamad Reza Salehi, who heads clinical trials for COVIran Barekat, told the government-funded Islamic Republic News Agency...

Israel starts reopening as number of vaccinations nears 50% | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Shops are open to all but leisure centres limited to those inoculated or immune showing a ‘Green Pass’ app. People in Israel are one step closer to returning to normalcy as the country’s economy began reopening after almost half the population received coronavirus vaccine shots. Swathes of the country...

Erdogan: Turkey’s common interests with US outweigh | Incredible Solutions Tech

Turkish president seeks improvement in ties between the two NATO allies that have been strained over a host of issues. Turkey wants to improve cooperation with the United States on a “win-win” basis, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said, striking a conciliatory tone amid strained relations between the two...

Rockets hit Iraq military airbase hosting US contractors | | Incredible Solutions Tech

One person wounded as several rockets strike Iraq’s Balad airbase where a US defence company has its headquarters. At least four rockets struck an Iraqi airbase on Saturday night, the Iraqi military said in a statement, while other officials said one person was wounded at the base where a...