Egypt Suspends Hot Air Ballooning Over Luxor After Two Injured

PARIS, France – Egyptian authorities suspended hot air ballooning over the ancient city of Luxor after two tourists were lightly injured during a ride early on Monday. According to a statement from the Ministry of Civil Aviation, a hot air balloon with 28 tourists drifted off course but eventually landed. The two injured tourists were … More Egypt Suspends Hot Air Ballooning Over Luxor After Two Injured

UAE – Romania Joint Committee Examines Enhancing Cooperation Between Both Countries

ABU DHABI, UAE – The United Arab Emirates hosted the second UAE – Romania Joint Committee at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Abu Dhabi. The meeting was co – chaired by Ahmed Al Sayegh, Minister of State and Bogdan Aurescu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania. A number of senior officials … More UAE – Romania Joint Committee Examines Enhancing Cooperation Between Both Countries

In Istanbul And Dubai, Russians Pile Into Property To Shelter From Sanctions

PARIS, France – Wealthy Russians are pouring money into real estate in Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, seeking a financial haven in the wake of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine and Western sanctions, according to many property companies. ‘We sell seven to eight units to Russians every day’, said Gul Gul, co – founder of … More In Istanbul And Dubai, Russians Pile Into Property To Shelter From Sanctions

U.S. Approves Potential Sale Of Rocket Launchers To Bahrain – Pentagon

WASHINGTON – The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale to Bahrain of M270 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems Upgrade and related equipment for an estimated cost of $176 million, the Pentagon said on Thursday. The principal contractor will be Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a news release.

Invasion Could Worsen Food Crisis In The Middle East And North Africa, Says Human Rights Watch

PARIS, France – – The Russian invasion of Ukraine could worsen the food crisis in the Middle East and North Africa, the U.S. – based Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned in a statement Monday. ‘Both Ukraine and Russia are leading exports of agricultural products to many Middle Eastern and North African countries, and disruptions related … More Invasion Could Worsen Food Crisis In The Middle East And North Africa, Says Human Rights Watch

U.S. Calls On Saudi Arabia To Lift Travel Bans On Released Women Activists

GENEVA – The United States urged its ally Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to lift travel bans and other restrictions imposed on previously released women’s rights activists. Michele Taylor, U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Council, also called on the kingdom to resolve cases of ‘prisoners of conscience’ – a term commonly referring to political … More U.S. Calls On Saudi Arabia To Lift Travel Bans On Released Women Activists

Biden Says He Plans To Designate Qatar As Major Non – NATO Ally

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden said on Monday he plans to designate Qatar as a major non – NATO ally, granting a special status to a key ally in the Middle East. Biden made the announcement as he met Qatar’s emir, Sheik Tamim bin Hamad al – Thani, in the Oval Office. The emir told … More Biden Says He Plans To Designate Qatar As Major Non – NATO Ally

Yemen’s Houthis Say Attacked UAE With Drones, Missiles

LONDON – Yemen’s Houthi group said on Monday it had fired a number of ballistic missiles at Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, and had also fired several drones at Dubai, the regional business hub. The headquarters of international companies in the UAE will be targets of attacks in the coming period, a … More Yemen’s Houthis Say Attacked UAE With Drones, Missiles