In This Week's Edition: The Queen Dies, Airbus Escalates, Bombers Fly Over The Middle East, MENA Women's Rights, ISIS Making A Comeback .. And More.
News stories I’m following this week …
Qatar's Ooredoo sells Myanmar unit for $576 million (Reuters)
Airbus confirms cancellation of remaining Qatar A350 orders (Reuters)
Arab Americans, tired of being invisible in federal data, demand to identify as MENA, not white (USA Today)
Nile islanders face eviction to make way for Egypt's latest grand plan (France 24)
MENA has the highest number of nationality laws denying women equal rights (The New Arab)
Turkey Annual Inflation Rate Rose Above 80% in August (Market Watch)
US B-52 Bombers Fly Over Middle East Amid Tensions With Iran (Bloomberg)
Israel says soldier probably killed Shireen Abu Aqleh by accident (The Guardian)
In Dubai, $1.7 Billion Denmark Fraud Suspect Contests Extradition (Bloomberg)
Egyptian student, 19, shot dead by suitor amid surge in Middle East femicide rates (The Times)
Turkey’s skyrocketing inflation is flashing warning signals for Arab Gulf banks (CNBC)
British multi-millionaire asks UAE not to extradite him to Denmark on tax fraud charges (Daily Mail)
U.S. military is developing plans to open a new testing facility in Saudi Arabia (NBC News)
Kuwait's long-time parliament speaker bows out of September elections (Reuters)
Saudi Arabia to launch 2030 World Cup bid alongside Egypt and Greece (The Times)
‘In other news’ …
How Qatar's New Cool-Tech Gear Helps Workers in Extreme Heat (Time)
The labyrinthine Souq Waqif preserving Qatar’s history, culture (Aljazeera)
Venice's Final Cut Winner Talks 'Inshallah a Boy': 'We Want to Address the Taboos, But Be Smart About It' (Variety)
Gulf states demand Netflix pull content deemed offensive (Reuters)
On Social-Media …
His Highness The Amir Of Qatar on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on his official Twitter account:
"With her passing the world has lost a great symbol of humanity, during her reign she was a source of inspiration and nobility"
Flags at half-staff in many Arab capitals ..
In partnership with Meta, Qatar becomes the first country in the Middle East to implement the “AMBER Alert” system ..
In other ‘posts’ …
In one of Qatar's biggest sporting events ahead of the FIFA World Cup, Lusail Stadium will be inaugurated Friday September 6th with great fanfare ..
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