Category: Mid-East

Jacques Saade, founder of French shipping giant, dead at 81

French-Lebanese businessman Jacques Saade, who founded CMA CGM, which went on to become the world’s third largest container shipping firm, has died, his company said. He was 81.

“Jacques R. Saade dedicated his life to CMA CGM. A true visionary and u…

EU calls for end to violence in Yemen, humanitarian access

The EU on Monday called for all sides in the Yemen conflict to stop the escalation of violence and ensure the port of Hodeida stays open for vital humanitarian supplies.

Yemeni government forces have been waging an offensive to retake Hodeida — the …

EU must cooperate on migration: commissioner

The EU’s top migration official on Monday urged European nations to work together to solve the migration crisis, ahead of a key summit in Brussels.

“It’s a moment of great responsibility,” European Union Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos t…

Prince William visits Jordan’s Roman ruins at Jerash

Britain’s Prince William visited the Roman ruins of Jerash in northern Jordan on Monday, accompanied by his host Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah as part of a historic Middle East tour.

The two princes met children from Jordan and neighbouring war-t…

Families flee as Syria regime bombards southern city

Syria’s regime pounded rebel-held parts of the southern city of Daraa with rockets and barrel bombs overnight causing dozens of families to flee, a monitor and an AFP reporter said Monday.

Government forces have for ramped up their bombardment of the…

Families flee as Syria regime bombards southern city

Syria’s regime pounded rebel-held parts of the southern city of Daraa with rockets and barrel bombs overnight causing dozens of families to flee, a monitor and an AFP reporter said Monday.

Government forces have for ramped up their bombardment of the…

South Sudan foes in new peace talks to end deadly war

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and arch-foe Riek Machar were set to hold a new round of peace talks Monday after a first meeting last week faltered.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is hosting in Khartoum the second round of talks between the t…

South Sudan foes in new peace talks to end deadly war

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and arch-foe Riek Machar were set to hold a new round of peace talks Monday after a first meeting last week faltered.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is hosting in Khartoum the second round of talks between the t…

Saudi woman drives F1 car to mark end of ban

Renault stole a march on their Formula One rivals on Sunday when they gave a Saudi Arabian woman a chance to mark a special day by driving one of their cars ahead of Sunday’s French Grand Prix.

On the same day that women celebrated being allowed to d…

Jordan says unable to host new wave of Syria refugees

Jordan said Sunday it would be unable to host a new wave of Syrian refugees, as troops loyal to Damascus prepare an offensive for the war-torn country’s rebel-held south.

“The large number of Syrians we’re hosting in terms of financial resources and…