Qatar is on a fresh drive to woo the UK’s financial community, marketing itself as the “Wall Street of the Middle East” at roadshows across the country as it spruces up its image ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. To read more, click here.
If ever there were a sign that the world is upside down, it is that a Muslim prince from an Arab royal family is now...
Philanthropy in the Middle East can be a precarious business, something Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber knows only...
Prince Khaled bin Salman has been named as Saudi Arabia’s new ambassador to the United States, replacing Prince...
Chinese involvement and investment in Africa is well documented, with Beijing a major trading partner for the continent’s resource exporters. One of the latest countries to benefit from China’s attentions is Morocco, which is witnessing an unprecedented boom in bilateral relations. Morocco is quickly becoming an important partner for China […]Read more ›
One afternoon, I managed to sneak away to see the Krak des Chevaliers. This medieval castle used to be a big tourist destination. I’d met some people in Jordan a couple of years ago who told me that it was absolutely stunning. To read more, click here.Read more ›
The name of the next ruler of Oman is written on a piece of paper in a sealed envelope kept in the royal palace in the capital of Muscat. It sounds like a bizarre Arab variation of an American television game show, but it isn’t. There is also a second […]Read more ›
On a desert-cold, moonlit night just over two years ago, Amir Taaki stepped off the Iraqi sand into a rubber dinghy floating in the Tigris River. The boat was just wide enough to fit his compact body next to the much larger American ex-Army machine gunner sitting beside him. To […]Read more ›
Qatar’s Sovereign Wealth Fund said on Monday it would open an office in San Francisco to expand its growing U.S. portfolio, and was still considering investing in a technology fund formed by SoftBank Group. To read more, click here.Read more ›
The Saudi Arabian artist Abdulnasser Gharem will open his first US solo show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Lacma) next month. The artist, who was until recently also a lieutenant colonel in the Saudi Arabian army, is known for his politically and socially engaged works that draw […]Read more ›