Category Archives: Business & Finance

U.S. Military Says 750 IS-Linked Fighters Killed In Afghanistan Since Early March

Combined U.S. and Afghan forces have killed 750 Islamic State (IS) extremists in Afghanistan since early March, reducing the militants’ territory and fighting strength by two-thirds, the U.S. military says.

A statement on May 19 said joint “counterterrorism” forces of …

National Energy Services Reunited Corp. Completes $210,000,000 Initial Public Offering

NEW YORK and HOUSTON, May 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — National Energy Services Reunited Corp. (Nasdaq:NESRU) (“NESR” or the “Company”), a company formed for the purpose of acquiring, engaging in a share exchange, share reconstruction and amalgamation, purchasing all or

Religious Freedom Group Notes ‘Grave Concerns’ About Russia

WASHINGTON �For the first time in almost 20 years of existence, the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom has designated Russia as a Country of Particular Concern because of an increase in repressive policies it says range from administrative harassment …

Father of Student Killed in Pakistan Blasphemy Case Says Daughters Get Death Threats

ISLAMABAD � The father of a university student who was killed by a mob over blasphemy accusations told Pakistan’s top court Wednesday that his two daughters have received death threats and should be transferred from schools in their hometown.

Mobile …

China Moves to Expand DNA Testing in Muslim Region

BEIJING � China appears to be laying the groundwork for the mass collection of DNA samples from residents of a restive, largely Muslim region that’s been under a security crackdown, rights observers and independent experts said Tuesday.

Police in western …

YPO Global Pulse: Business confidence wanes in Middle East and North Africa

Chief executives report more subdued outlook in first quarter of the year, a reversal of the previous quarter’s upswing

ABU DHABI, 9 May 2017 YPO, the premier chief executive leadership organisation in the world, reported today that confidence …