Les hubs du Golfe asphyxiés par le Covid-19

Plus de 800 avions sont cloués au sol dans les aéroports du Golfe. Au carrefour des routes aériennes qui relient Asie, Europe et Afrique, la région s’inquiète de la survie d’une industrie stratégique pour diversifier une économie trop dépendante des revenus des hydrocarbures. « En 21 ans de carrière j’ai vécu plusieurs crises sanitaires, le SRAS et Ebola … Continue reading “Les hubs du Golfe asphyxiés par le Covid-19”

Impact of COVID-19 containment measures on human rights and civil liberties in the Middle East

Many of these unfair actions violate international lawSaudi women’s rights activist Loujain Alhathloul is one of many human rights defenders who remain in jail in the Middle East, despite multiple calls to release them amid COVID-19 fears. Photo credit: Loujain Al-Hathloul via OTRS system / CC BY-SA. This post was written by Khalid Ibrahim, executive director of … Continue reading “Impact of COVID-19 containment measures on human rights and civil liberties in the Middle East”

Bahreïn. Les pèlerins chiites pions des rivalités géopolitiques dans le Golfe

Tandis que la plupart des États ont veillé à rapatrier leurs ressortissants en ces temps de coronavirus, les autorités bahreïnies semblent ignorer leurs sujets chiites bloqués en Iran après un pèlerinage à la mi-février. Malgré les circonstances exceptionnelles, les relations ne se détendent pas entre Manama et Téhéran. Cela fait plus d’un mois que le … Continue reading “Bahreïn. Les pèlerins chiites pions des rivalités géopolitiques dans le Golfe”

Oman. Le nouveau sultan face à cinq défis

Conformément au testament du sultan Qabous Ben Saïd (1940-2020) ouvert après son décès, et contrairement aux prévisions de nombreux Occidentaux, le pouvoir est revenu à son cousin Haïtham Ben Tarek Ben Taïmour Al-Saïd. Après les cinquante ans de règne de son prédécesseur, ce dernier doit trouver un équilibre entre réformes économiques et politiques et continuité … Continue reading “Oman. Le nouveau sultan face à cinq défis”

Pan-India Bike Trip to Starting a Forest: 6 Inspiring Seniors Proving That Age Is Just A Number!

This article has been sponsored by HDFC life. Retirement (/rɪˈtʌɪəm(ə)nt/)noun-the act of leaving your job and ceasing to work, usually because you are old. Or NOT! There are many who throw the dictionary out of the window and make their own definitions. For them, retirement is not the point where work ceases, instead, their active … Continue reading “Pan-India Bike Trip to Starting a Forest: 6 Inspiring Seniors Proving That Age Is Just A Number!”

UN fast tracks $10 million loan to fight Desert Locusts in East Africa

London, March 25, 2020 (AltAfrica)-FAO is further scaling up its activities to fight the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa from a $10 million loan approved by the United Nations’ Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). This loan will supplement the $10 million grant that CERF contributed to FAO in January to fight the outbreak which … Continue reading “UN fast tracks $10 million loan to fight Desert Locusts in East Africa”

US Invades Oman After Discovery of Massive Purell Fields

The United States has launched an invasion of the Sultanate of Oman after geologists discovered vast Purell reserves under the county’s Wahiba Sands. The reserves make Oman the world’s leading producer of the hand sanitizer, comprising nearly a quarter of the world’s total supply. But US officials insisted the timing was pure coincidence, with the … Continue reading “US Invades Oman After Discovery of Massive Purell Fields”

Boeing Crashes: $43 Billion in Share Buybacks Turn Into Existential Threat

Boeing’s shares [BA] came unglued, plunging 18.1% today, after having already plunged over the past four weeks. Since February 12, shares have crashed 46%, and since the peak on March 1, 2019, 57%: Today’s plunge came after a flurry of disclosures and leaks in the morning about Boeing, including: Sources said that Boeing is planning … Continue reading “Boeing Crashes: $43 Billion in Share Buybacks Turn Into Existential Threat”

Nouveaux problèmes budgétaires en Arabie Saoudite

Du coup, le prince héritier fait encore arrêter des membres de sa famille Par Moon of Alabama – Le 7 mars 2020 Le prince héritier saoudien, Mohammed bin Salman, a supprimé toute concurrence au sein de la famille royale : L’Arabie saoudite a arrêté trois princes saoudiens de haut rang, dont le prince Ahmed bin … Continue reading “Nouveaux problèmes budgétaires en Arabie Saoudite”

Oman Design & Build Week Rescheduled to March 22, 2021

Mar 08, 2020 Muscat, Oman, 8 March 2020 –( ASIA TODAY )– Omanexpo today announced an agreed decision by all key stakeholders to postpone its flagship event, Oman Design & Build Week in light of the growing difficulties of international travel due the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Oman Design & Build Week, Oman’s biggest building … Continue reading “Oman Design & Build Week Rescheduled to March 22, 2021”

Oman. Comment le chah d’Iran a sauvé le régime

Décédé en janvier 2020, le sultan d’Oman Qabous Ibn Saïd avait livré au début de son règne, dans les années 1970, une guerre de plusieurs années contre les rebelles d’inspiration marxiste du Dhofar. Avec l’appui des militaires britanniques, puis le renfort de l’aviation et des troupes iraniennes, dans une opération entièrement conçue par le chah d’Iran. C’est … Continue reading “Oman. Comment le chah d’Iran a sauvé le régime”

Monde arabe et monde musulman, quelle différence ?

Le 22 mars 1945 au Caire, un ensemble de pays signent la création de la Ligue des États arabes. Si leur intention est à la fois d’affermir des relations politiques, de défendre des intérêts économiques et de travailler sur les conflits au sein de leurs territoires, elle officialise aussi les liens culturels et religieux entre ses États … Continue reading “Monde arabe et monde musulman, quelle différence ?”

Oman Petroleum & Energy Show Rescheduled to September 14

Mar 01, 2020 Muscat, Oman, 1 March 2020 –( ASIA TODAY )– Omanexpo today announced an agreed decision by all key stakeholders to postpone its flagship event, Oman Petroleum & Energy Show (OPES) in light of the growing difficulties of international travel due the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Oman Petroleum & Energy Show (OPES), Oman’s … Continue reading “Oman Petroleum & Energy Show Rescheduled to September 14”

Le cricket, improbable passion dans le Golfe

Le PSG, Manchester City, la Coupe du monde 2022, le Grand Prix de formule 1 de Bahreïn, et dernièrement le Paris-Dakar… nous ramènent à un moment ou un autre aux images que les monarchies du Golfe cherchent à véhiculer sur la scène internationale. Mais dans la région, c’est le cricket qui est le sport le plus en … Continue reading “Le cricket, improbable passion dans le Golfe”

CORONAVIRUS – La contamination s’accélère dans le monde : L’Oms évoque un risque de «pandémie»

En quelques jours, le nombre de personnes contaminées par le coronavirus a augmenté dans de nombreux pays. L’Italie, pays le plus touché d’Europe et le troisième après la Chine et la Corée du Sud, est passée de six cas confirmés de contamination vendredi 21 février à 219 quatre jours plus tard. Et le pays compte … Continue reading “CORONAVIRUS – La contamination s’accélère dans le monde : L’Oms évoque un risque de «pandémie»”

A Crop of Dark-Money Groups Is Backing Democratic Efforts to Retake the Senate

As Democrats seek to flip a number of competitive Senate seats this November, they’re relying on a network of undisclosed donors to match the GOP’s massive funding apparatus. At a time when swearing off so-called dark money is something of a litmus test in the party, at least six races where candidates have the backing … Continue reading “A Crop of Dark-Money Groups Is Backing Democratic Efforts to Retake the Senate”

Peak Oil Review: 17 February 2020

Quote of the Week “Based on the current trend in confirmed cases, there appears to be a clear indication that while the Chinese authorities are doing their best to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the fairly drastic measures they have implemented to date would appear to have been too little, too late.”-Adam Kamradt-Scott, an … Continue reading “Peak Oil Review: 17 February 2020”

Extension du domaine de la Chine au Proche-Orient

Focalisée sur la propagation du coronaravirus, la Chine est restée très prudente quant à son appréciation du « plan de paix » révélé le 28 janvier par Donald Trump. Elle s’est contentée, via l’agence de presse officielle Xinhua, d’exprimer ses réticences en citant abondamment de nombreux experts américains qui le critiquent, le déclarant pas viable, donnant satisfaction à … Continue reading “Extension du domaine de la Chine au Proche-Orient”

Oman’s Biggest Oil and Gas Event from March 9

Feb 16, 2020 Picture:  Muscat, Oman, 16 February 2020 –( ASIA TODAY )– Oman’s biggest oil and gas event and one of the most important in the Middle East region, is set to happen from the 9th to the 11th of March at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, Muscat, Oman. The Oman Petroleum & … Continue reading “Oman’s Biggest Oil and Gas Event from March 9”

Détroit d’Ormuz : Une mission navale européenne … Par Richard Labévière

Source : Proche & Moyen-Orient, Richard Labévière, 11-02-2020 La dernière provocation américaine d’un soi-disant « plan de paix » israélo-palestinien – qu’il faudrait plutôt qualifier, selon Guillaume Berlat, de « plan de guerre » – ravive les tensions récurrentes dans le Détroit d’Ormuz, véritable couloir stratégique. Entre Iran et Oman – large de 40 km … Continue reading “Détroit d’Ormuz : Une mission navale européenne … Par Richard Labévière”

Plan Trump. Des États arabes divisés peinent à riposter

Les réactions des gouvernants arabes au plan Trump ont oscillé entre intérêt circonspect, réserve prudente, puis retrouvailles pour rappeler des positions connues de longue date qui sont celles établies par la légalité internationale et qui n’ont pas été respectées. Le 28 janvier 2020, le président Donald Trump dévoilait sa « vision » des relations entre Israéliens et Palestiniens. Intitulée … Continue reading “Plan Trump. Des États arabes divisés peinent à riposter”

In Oman the Old Monarch Passed Away, but the New One Will Guarantee Continuity

The Sultan of Oman – Qaboos bin Said Al Said – passed away at the age of 79. He was the longest serving monarch in the Gulf. Within 24 hours, an envelope with his will got opened, and the new … The post In Oman the Old Monarch Passed Away, but the New One Will … Continue reading “In Oman the Old Monarch Passed Away, but the New One Will Guarantee Continuity”

Between the Quarantine and Quakes: Coronavirus Life in China

Chengdu, China I was not planning to end up in the middle of a coronavirus outbreak here in the People’s Republic of China for my long winter break. I had been planning on increasing my one-on-one language classes to five times a week for a few weeks, then jetting off to the beaches of Da … Continue reading “Between the Quarantine and Quakes: Coronavirus Life in China”

US Secretary of state, Mike Pompeo begins first official visit to Africa

London, Feb. 6, 2020 (AltAfrica)-US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will make his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa, the State Department said Wednesday, putting a focus on a continent rarely prioritized by the Trump administration. The State Department said that Pompeo will travel to Senegal, Angola and Ethiopia from February 15 to 19, meeting the … Continue reading “US Secretary of state, Mike Pompeo begins first official visit to Africa”

Iranian Strike on US Base Was Modeled After Trump’s Syria Strikes

In many ways, the Iranian ballistic missiles attack on U.S. forces in Iraq and the U.S. missile strikes against targets in Syria were strikingly similar in the way they sought to avoid bringing about any serious escalation that could have led to war.  On January 8, Iranian ballistic missiles simultaneously targeted the Al-Asad airbase in Iraq’s Anbar province (see image above) and Erbil International … Continue reading “Iranian Strike on US Base Was Modeled After Trump’s Syria Strikes”

Oman Design & Build Week expands its building, technology and automation segment

Feb 02, 2020 Picture:  Muscat, Oman, 2 February 2020 –( ASIA TODAY )– Trends in the construction sector are changing the business and global landscape. For the industry, Oman’s in particular, there is a need to adopt new practices, embrace new technologies, automate new systems, and espouse innovation in order to move it forward. Oman … Continue reading “Oman Design & Build Week expands its building, technology and automation segment”

«Honte à vous !» : Erdogan accuse certains pays arabes de trahir la cause palestinienne

Le président turc Recep Tayyip Erdogan a accusé le 31 janvier certains pays arabes de trahir la cause palestinienne, quelques jours après l’annonce par Donald Trump du plan de paix américain controversé visant à mettre un terme au conflit israélo-palestinien. «Les pays arabes qui soutiennent un tel plan commettent une trahison envers Jérusalem, ainsi que … Continue reading “«Honte à vous !» : Erdogan accuse certains pays arabes de trahir la cause palestinienne”

La troisième guerre mondiale a déjà eu lieu

Par C.J. Hopkins − Le 13 janvier 2020 − Source Unz Review 2020 démarre donc de façon passionnante. Nous sommes à peine à la mi-janvier, et nous avons déjà traversé la Troisième Guerre mondiale, qui était légèrement moins apocalyptique que prévu. Les équipes médico-légales tamisent encore les cendres, mais les rapports préliminaires suggèrent que l’empire … Continue reading “La troisième guerre mondiale a déjà eu lieu”

Yémen. Faillite des tentatives de retour à la paix

Deux mois après la signature de l’accord de Riyad du 5 novembre 2019 entre le gouvernement du Yémen internationalement reconnu et le Conseil de transition du Sud, séparatiste, quelle est la situation sur le terrain ? Treize mois après la signature de l’accord de Stockholm du 13 décembre 2018 sous l’égide des Nations unies, il convient d’évaluer et … Continue reading “Yémen. Faillite des tentatives de retour à la paix”

The impact of Brexit on relations between the UK and Gulf countries

On January 31, the United Kingdom will cease to be a member of the European Union and regain its status as an “independent” trading partner. Over the course of 2019, the country ramped up its efforts to sign up trading partners and was able to establish 20 bilateral “continuity” agreements covering 50 countries or territories. While … Continue reading “The impact of Brexit on relations between the UK and Gulf countries”

The World Demands Us Out of the Middle East

The world is saying no to war with Iran and US out of the Middle East. Hundreds of protests were held in the United States and around the world on Saturday with a unified voice of “No War.” These protests are in solidarity with massive protests in Iraq calling for the US to get out … Continue reading “The World Demands Us Out of the Middle East”

Pour Mohamed Ben Zayed, l’autoritarisme est l’avenir du Proche-Orient

Moins connu que son homologue saoudien Mohamed Ben Salman (MBS), Mohamed Ben Zayed (MBZ), le leader énigmatique des Émirats arabes unis s’affirme comme la figure politique la plus puissante du Proche-Orient. Avec pour objectif d’imposer une vision autoritaire de l’avenir de son pays et de la région. Depuis leur fondation en 1971, les Émirats arabes … Continue reading “Pour Mohamed Ben Zayed, l’autoritarisme est l’avenir du Proche-Orient”

Omanexpo and NextFairs Announce Partnership to Organize Trade Shows in the Region

Jan 26, 2020 Muscat, Oman, 26 January 2019 –( ASIA TODAY )– Omanexpo and NextFairs today announced their collaboration after the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop and organize high-profile, highly targeted trade exhibitions and conferences in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Omanexpo and NextFairs’ move to form … Continue reading “Omanexpo and NextFairs Announce Partnership to Organize Trade Shows in the Region”

New Sultan of Oman Upholds Old Policies

In his inaugural speech, Haitham emphasized the similarities with his predecessor, saying he was “determined to follow and build on Sultan Qaboos’ approach, and will work to spare the region conflicts and disputes while achieving economic integration”. The post New Sultan of Oman Upholds Old Policies appeared first on Fanack.com.

The consequences of Qasem Suleimani’s death on the global energy market

On January 3, 2020, the decades-long conflict between the United States and Iran almost turned into a full-scale confrontation when a US drone assassinated Iranian major general Qasem Suleimani as well as Commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. Iran and its allies vowed revenge and global markets, fearing a military escalation, anxiously awaited their reprisals. On January … Continue reading “The consequences of Qasem Suleimani’s death on the global energy market”

“Food Is Everyone’s Right”: 66-YO Kerala Man Sets up Food Bank for Homeless, Serves Free Lunch Daily

‘Food Bank, Visakkunnavarkkoru Virunnu (a feast for the hungry)’, reads a hoarding above a counter of food packets. Kept behind metal-glass doors at 12.30 each afternoon, these packets are accessible to all. The best part? The packet is free! A set of tables and chairs is also kept in the compound for people who wish … Continue reading ““Food Is Everyone’s Right”: 66-YO Kerala Man Sets up Food Bank for Homeless, Serves Free Lunch Daily”

Omanexpo Continues to Invest in its Customers

Jan 22, 2020 Picture:  Muscat, Oman, 20 January 2020 –( ASIA TODAY )– In its commitment to continuously provide its exhibitors with a positive experience and help them get the most out of its shows, Oman’s biggest exhibitions and conferences organizer Omanexpo recently organized an Exhibitor Strategy Day for participants of its two biggest trade … Continue reading “Omanexpo Continues to Invest in its Customers”

The 40 Year Cold War With Iran

Photograph Source: Anthony Crider – CC BY 2.0 The United States has been in a 40-year cold war with Iran. Just like the cold war with the Soviet Union, the conflict between Washington and Tehran has been fought largely through proxies: in Yemen, in Syria, in Iraq. Iranian-aligned organizations like Hezbollah have attacked U.S. targets, … Continue reading “The 40 Year Cold War With Iran”

Golfe. La Chine s’accommode du parapluie américain

Les États-Unis sont-ils en train de se retirer du Proche-Orient ? Quoiqu’il en soit, la Chine, qui a participé pour la première fois en décembre 2019 à des exercices navals avec la Russie et l’Iran dans la région ne semble pas pour autant prête à prendre la relève, préférant un multilatéralisme renouvelé sous l’égide de Washington. … Continue reading “Golfe. La Chine s’accommode du parapluie américain”

Oman : le sultan est mort, vive le sultan !

Après cinqante ans de pouvoir absolu, le sultan Qabous d’Oman est mort dans la nuit, à l’âge de 79 ans. Son successeur Haïtham ben Tarek a été désigné dans la foulée. Il est confronté à une situation régionale tendue, et au défi d’une jeunesse qui n’est plus forcément en phase avec les vieux ressorts de … Continue reading “Oman : le sultan est mort, vive le sultan !”

What’s at Stake in Iran for China

Beijing. They see things differently in China. What is referred to in the West as the Middle East is, from a Chinese perspective, the Middle West. What is often referred to in the West as the Persian or Arabian gulf is always referred to in China as the Iranian gulf. The rise in tensions from … Continue reading “What’s at Stake in Iran for China”

Trump to World: Happy New Year!

By now, anyone who expected Donald Trump to keep his campaign promises has figured out that isn’t going to happen. Unfortunately, one of the things the serial liar in the Oval Office made a big deal about back in 2016 was getting us out of our endless and win-less wars scattered across the globe. Instead, … Continue reading “Trump to World: Happy New Year!”

A War on Iran Would be Different From Iraq, and Far, Far Worse

Since President Trump’s assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, widespread alarm has centered on whether he is again dragging us into another war like Iraq, to detract from his impeachment. The bad news is that the situation is even more potentially disastrous. As a political-cultural geographer who has long studied the history of U.S. military … Continue reading “A War on Iran Would be Different From Iraq, and Far, Far Worse”

Killing Soleimani Reflects US Desperation in the Middle East

By killing top Iranian military commander, Qasem Soleimani, American and Israeli leaders demonstrated the idiom ‘out of the frying pan into the fire.’ US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are both politically and legally embattled – the former has just been impeached and the latter is dogged by an Attorney General … Continue reading “Killing Soleimani Reflects US Desperation in the Middle East”

Escalade américaine contre l’Iran

Le parlement irakien a voté dimanche 5 janvier en faveur de la fin de la présence de toutes les troupes étrangères (pas seulement américaines). Cette décision fait suite à l’assassinat du général iranien Ghassem Soleimani sur ordre du président américain Donald Trump, un assassinat qui marque l’échec de la politique de sanctions contre l’Iran et le … Continue reading “Escalade américaine contre l’Iran”

US Navy Chief Says Only ‘Regime Change’ in Iran Can Stop Country’s ‘Provocative Actions’ in Gulf

Russian and Chinese warships joined Iran’s Navy and Revolutionary Guards vessels on Friday for four days’ worth of maritime exercises in the Gulf of Oman and the northern Indian Ocean, simulating search and rescue, anti-piracy and shooting drills. The US … The post US Navy Chief Says Only ‘Regime Change’ in Iran Can Stop Country’s … Continue reading “US Navy Chief Says Only ‘Regime Change’ in Iran Can Stop Country’s ‘Provocative Actions’ in Gulf”

La Silicon Valley iranienne tente de survivre en dépit des sanctions

Les conséquences du renforcement des sanctions contre Téhéran visant à poursuivre la stratégie d’isolement économique apparaissent depuis la mi-novembre, avec en particulier la hausse du prix du carburant. Moins visible, le secteur des nouvelles technologies, qui incarne l’espoir de nombreux jeunes Iraniens, est également menacé par ces mesures coercitives. À Téhéran, le milieu de la … Continue reading “La Silicon Valley iranienne tente de survivre en dépit des sanctions”

Morocco produces first power from thermal storage systems

London, Jan. 2, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Azelio, the Sweden-based developer of a thermal energy storage technology, says it has produced first power as part of its verification project in Morocco. Two energy storage modules installed by the company at the Ouarzazate Solar Power Station will be storing energy from solar photovoltaic (PV) panels in the form of … Continue reading “Morocco produces first power from thermal storage systems”

Gulf security: China envisions continued US military lead

China’s preference for a continued US lead in maintaining Gulf security, even if it favours a more multilateral approach, was evident earlier this year in its willingness to consider participating in the US-led maritime alliance that escorts commercial vessels in the Gulf and seeks to secure shipping lanes and was created in response to several … Continue reading “Gulf security: China envisions continued US military lead”