Published: April 29, 2014
SUSRIS Daily News – Excerpts from International Media Reports
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Earlier this month, videos broadcast on YouTube showed Syrian rebels using U.S.-made TOW missiles for the first time. The Washington Post’s Beirut Bureau Chief Liz Sly went to Syria to meet with Harakat Hazm, a newly formed group that has the … Continue Reading
Al Jazeera has lodged a $150m claim for compensation against Egypt, turning to an international investor arbitration tribunal in its latest bid to fight a crackdown by the government in Cairo.
Riyadh and Washington have survived far worse periods of friction in their relationship, such as during the 1973-74 oil embargo and in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. All sorts of interests continue to tie the two unlikely allies … Continue Reading
New York Times | Jodi Rudoren and Isabel Kershner | 4.29.14
There were late-night video conferences with Secretary of State John Kerry, including one from beneath mosquito netting in an Indonesian hotel. Mr. Kerry met a total of 34 times with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, and … Continue Reading
Egyptian courts on Monday delivered devastating new blows to both the Islamist and liberal opponents of the new military-backed government.
McKinsey & Company | Florian Budde, Christian Günther, and Mihin Shah | 4.28.14
The Middle East petrochemical industry has come very far, very fast. From the first joint-venture plant in 1981, the industry has expanded to a total annual petrochemical production of 121 million tons in 2012. Capturing the gas flows associated … Continue Reading
Many people were outraged over the massive hunting, with some saying that the truck was loaded with a ridiculously large amount of lizards and that it seemed like an extermination expedition more than a hunting expedition.
Arab News | Saeed Al Khotani | 4.28.14
Abdul Rahman Al-Zamil, chairman of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has been unanimously elected president of the Council of Saudi Chambers
CNN | Paul Cruickshank, Mohammed Jamjoom and Nic Robertson | 4.29.14
The remains of a Saudi national killed in airstrikes in Yemen earlier this month are not those of a wanted al Qaeda bomb-maker, according to multiple sources in Saudi Arabia who were briefed on the matter.
Politico | Josh Gerstein | 4.29.14
“Typically, criticism of our foreign policy has been directed at the failure to use military force. And the question I think I would have is, why is it that everybody is so eager to use military force after we’ve just gone through a decade of … Continue Reading
Secretary of State John F. Kerry was denounced by supporters of both Israel and the Palestinians on Monday for reportedly saying that Israel could become an “apartheid” nation if it does not reach a peace deal to create a separate Palestinian state.
RT | 4.29.14
Iran and Russia are negotiating a power deal worth up to $10 billion in the face of increasing US “financial alienation.” The construction of new thermal and hydroelectric plants and a transmission network are in the works.
But now scientists at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston have identified natural human antibodies — proteins made by the immune system that recognize foreign viruses and bacteria — against the virus that causes MERS.
The Kingdom’s M3 money supply growth accelerated to 13.6 percent year-on-year at the end of March, the fastest rate since August 2013, from 13.2 percent in the previous month, Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) data showed. Bank lending … Continue Reading
Al Monitor | Steven A Cook and Michael Brooks | 4.29.14
Even taking into account these problems, much of the Washington-based criticism is rooted in politics rather than an objective analysis of what is happening in the Middle East. After Tunisia’s Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak … Continue Reading
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