Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Middle East as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’. 

Middle East: Latent turmoil

Companies operating in the Middle East may wish to keep their thumb over the withdraw button …

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Middle East: Impact of the downturn

The combined impact of the health crisis and lower oil prices has hit Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states, whilst Turkey and Lebanon’s already weak economies are now in free fall …

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Northern Cyprus: No sufficient funds to pay public sector

This Turkish-occupied territory, which only a handful of countries in the world recognise, is insolvent and without sufficient funds to pay its large public sector …

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Middle East: Regional HR pitfalls

Employers operating in the Middle East have never been able to ignore the political landscape that is the backdrop to every HR decision that is made …

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Yemen: Blockade

The blockade against supplies coming into the country is leading to a huge crisis with over 2 million people (including 50,000 children) estimated by the UK Foreign Office as facing death by starvation in the next few months …

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Middle East: Governments introduce new taxes to raise money

Falling oil revenues and rising budget deficits in the middle easy are forcing governments to look for new ways to raise funds …

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