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UAE tops commodity trade index

Dubai tops the world commodity index unveiled in London on Tuesday as part of Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre’s (DMCC) Future of Trade report. The index is based on a country’s location and trade partnerships, its resource endowment, and its institutional factors, DMCC CEO Gautam Sashittal said in an interview before the …

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Indonesia church attacks kill 9, dozens wounded

A wave of blasts including a suicide bombing struck outside churches in Indonesia on Sunday, killing at least nine people and wounding dozens of others, police said, the latest assault on a religious minority in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country. Three separate locations in the city of Surabaya were hit …

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Fourth MEPRA Leadership Majlis Brings Together Almost 200 Industry Leaders to Discuss Fake News, CEO Activism, Communications Leadership and More

The Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA) hosted the fourth Leadership Majlis today, the year’s major communications conference in Abu Dhabi. The 2018 edition brought together almost 200 industry professionals from more than 40 organisations, to uncover the industry’s biggest challenges trends and opportunities. Speakers included senior leaders from The …

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Iraq holds first parliamentary election since Daesh defeat

Iraq began voting Saturday in its first parliamentary election since declaring victory over Daesh, with the country hoping to shore up a fragile peace and rebuild. Polling stations opened around the conflict-scarred nation under tight security as fighters still pose a major security threat despite a sharp fall in violence. …

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Malaysia king agrees to pardon Anwar after opposition election win

Malaysia’s king has agreed to pardon Anwar Ebrahim, the country’s newly installed prime minister said on Friday, paving the way for the jailed opposition leader to return to politics and potentially become premier. It was the latest dramatic development after Mahathir Mohamad’s opposition alliance inflicted a shock defeat on the …

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UAE adds Iranians to list of terror supporters

The UAE Cabinet on Thursday added nine Iranian individuals and entities to the approved list of terrorism supporters. The move, which was taken according to the Cabinet decision No.24 of 2018, comes in line with the UAE’s keenness to target and disrupt networks associated with terrorist financing and activities. Individuals …

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Trending: Monica Lewinsky calls out publication for uninviting her to philanthropic event because of Bill Clinton

Town & Country uninvited Monica Lewinsky from an event because Bill Clinton was attending and Lewinsky (rightfully) called them out.  Getty Images Monica Lewinsky ✔@MonicaLewinsky dear world: please don’t invite me to an event (esp one about social change) and –then after i’ve accepted– uninvite me because bill clinton then …

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