We have no other option but to “reignite development” in the region: Mohammed bin Rashid

The Levant News – Last week, H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai, spent an hour answering questions from the Arab world at the World Government Summit. He said he believes that we have no other option but to “reignite development” in the region. Why?  Well, he noted that only 20,000 books are printed …

Dar Al-Handasah Consultants Celebrates the Diamond Jubilee

Beirut- Dar Al-Handasah Consultants (Shair & Partners) has reached a momentous milestone,celebrating 60 years of ongoing success, innovation, and leadership in planning, design, project management and consultancy. To mark this achievement, a press conference, followed by a luncheon, was held on November 16, at Phoenicia Hotel- Beirut, Lebanon, in the effective presence of the Board …

UAE Announces “War Is Over” in Yemen as Talks Falter

The Levant News — The United Arab Emirates announced that, in its view, the war in Yemen is winding down, possibly signaling a drawdown for its participation in operations in the Saudi-led intervention. The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, said in remarks released yesterday that the “war is over” (or “practically” …

Muslim elders: Orlando shootings ‘contradict teachings of Islam’

The Levant News — The Abu Dhabi-based Council of Muslim Elders, headed by Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb of Al-Azhar University in Cairo, rejected an Islamic State sympathizer’s murder of 49 people at an Orlando nightclub. In a statement, the council denounced “these repugnant terrorist acts which contradict the docile teachings of Islam.” Without referring to …

Hillary Clinton Calls On Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait To Stop Funding Terrorism

By Tim Hains — Hillary Clinton says that it is “long past time” for the leaders of countries like Qatar and Saudi Arabia to make sure that their citizens are not allowed to provide money and support to terrorist groups. HILLARY CLINTON: The third area that demands attention is preventing radicalization and countering efforts by …