Qatar looks to the future
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Cramer, B. Tags: books Source Type: news

Somalia: Qatar Charity Inks Pact With Somalia's Health Ministry
[Dalsan Radio] The agreement was signed by Dr Fawziya Abikar, Minister of Health and Social Care, and Abdul Nour Haj Ali, director of the QC office in Somalia, in the presence of other officials (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cape Breton Paramedic Conference: Looking Back and Moving Forward
The Cape Breton Paramedic Conference takes place just outside of Sydney in Nova Scotia, Canada, every September. The first conference was held in 2013, after a group of frontline paramedic clinicians, educators and administrators had a vision of delivering world-class education to the paramedics of Cape Breton in Nova Scotia. The three-day conference, held this year on Sep. 27-29, is attended by approximately 120 people at the Gaelic College in St. Ann’s, a beautiful location nestled in the woods of the world-renowned Cabot Trail, overlooking scenic St. Ann’s Bay. The conference boasts an exceptional educationa...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - April 2, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Walt A. Stoy, PhD, EMT-P Tags: Exclusive Articles Administration and Leadership Top Story Source Type: news

Evaluation of red-light camera enforcement using traffic violations - Shaaban K, Pande A.
The State of Qatar started to use red-light cameras in 2007  at key signalized intersections and the rate of installation has subsequently increased. In 2017, 19.2% of signalized intersections are equipped with red-light cameras. In many cases, the cameras... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Sports injuries aligned to predicted mature height in highly trained Middle-Eastern youth athletes: a cohort study - Rejeb A, Johnson A, Farooq A, Verrelst R, Pullinger S, Vaeyens R, Witvrouw E.
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association of maturity status with injury incidence in Middle-Eastern youth athletes. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Four consecutive seasons (2010-2014), Aspire Academy, Qatar. PARTICIPANTS: Male athlete... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Trends in the leading causes of childhood mortality from 2004 to 2016 in Qatar - Al-Thani M, Al-Thani AA, Toumi A, Khalifa S, Ijaz MA, Akram H.
INTRODUCTION: Childhood mortality is an important health indicator that reflects the overall health status of a population. Despite the decrease in global childhood mortality rates over the past decades, it still remains an important public health issue in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Alfardan Medical with Northwestern Medicine Select Allscripts
Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) announced that Alfardan Group, one of the leading family-owned conglomerates in Qatar and Chicago-based Northwestern Medicine have selected Allscripts to provide ambulatory care services for the launch of its new project, Alfardan Medical with Northwestern Medicine. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Allscripts Business and Industry Source Type: news

Studies confirm: Potential risks of 5G wireless radiation are too serious to ignore
(Natural News) Last year, Qatar became the first country in the world to roll out 5th generation (5G) wireless technology. Though they were the first, Qatar will by no means be the last country to make the move to 5G. Experts estimate that by next year virtually every country on the globe will have embraced... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Applying the five-pillar matrix to the decade of action for road safety in Qatar: identifying gaps and priorities - Consunji R, Mekkodathil A, Abeid A, El-Menyar A, Al-Thani H, Sekayan T, Peralta R.
INTRODUCTION: Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are the leading cause of preventable death in Qatar; consequently, the country has participated in the Decade of Action for Road Safety (DoARS) coordinated by the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

A 6-Pack of Beer for $26? Qatar Doubles the Price of Alcohol
Many countries have tried to regulate alcohol consumption by making drinking expensive. But the country added a 100 percent tax on Tuesday. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PALKO KARASZ Tags: Qatar Alcoholic Beverages Sales and Excise Taxes World Cup 2022 (Soccer) Source Type: news

Russian entrepreneur Natalia Glazkova talks noise-canceling ECG software
At WISH in Doha Qatar last month, Glazkova was a featured young entrepreneur for her Sense2beat technology. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Researchers develop global checklist for hospital antimicrobial stewardship programs
(Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics& Policy) Researchers at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics& Policy (CDDEP), in collaboration with researchers at the Universit é de Lorraine, the Qatar Foundation, and the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), developed the Checklist for Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship Programming (CHASP). CHASP was based on an expert panel's review of published scientific research and existing checklists including the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs, and was published in the journal Clinical Micr...
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 16, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hospitals should engage their employees to uncover new innovations
At the World Innovation Summit for Healthcare in Doha, Qatar, design specialists discussed the importance of bringing the hospital staff into the design process.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 26, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Working on the snoring problem, one innovation at a time
Innovation Factory ’s Alaa Chalabi talks using wearables to detect sleep disorders and snoring habits at WISH in Doha, Qatar last week. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

In-Depth: Technology's role in tackling global mental health crisis
At this week's World Innovation Summit for Health in Doha, Qatar experts from around the world sat down to talk about the opportunities and challenges of employing digital health in the mental health field. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

In-Depth: Technology's role in tackling the global mental health crisis
At this week's World Innovation Summit for Health in Doha, Qatar experts from around the world sat down to talk about the opportunities and challenges of employing digital health in the mental health field. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Qatari nurse highlights pride in profession at major health conference
An emergency care nurse was among the health professionals and campaigners to feature in a short film played today at a major international health conference. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Sudan: QRCS Dispatches Convoy to North Kordofan State
[SNA] Al-Obied -The Qatar Red Crescent Society(QRCS) in collaboration with Hamad Medical Foundation and in partnership with Sudanese Red Crescent Society dispatched a medical convoy to North Kordofan State for treating eye diseases and combating blindness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Going Their Separate Ways: How A Qatari Children's Hospital Has Coped With The Economic Boycott
The experiences of a modern hospital on the outskirts of Doha offer insights into what the country at large has been going through since a trade boycott was launched by four of its neighbours in June 2017 (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dominic Dudley, Contributor Source Type: news

Part of Qatar ’s $30M Harvey-relief donation will help reopen historic hospital
Harris County is receiving $2.5 million from the Qatar Harvey Fund to help reopen a Third Ward hospital.   This donation is part of a $30 million commitment that the State of Qatar made to Texas in September 2017 to help with the long-term recovery from Hurricane Harvey, according to a press release from Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. Emmett and Meshal bin Hamad Al-Thani, Qatar’s ambassador to the United States, signed a letter of commitment at an Oct. 17 ceremony, per the release.  Earlier… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Olivia Pulsinelli Source Type: news

Part of Qatar ’s $30M Harvey-relief donation will help reopen historic hospital
Harris County is receiving $2.5 million from the Qatar Harvey Fund to help reopen a Third Ward hospital.   This donation is part of a $30 million commitment that the State of Qatar made to Texas in September 2017 to help with the long-term recovery from Hurricane Harvey, according to a press release from Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. Emmett and Meshal bin Hamad Al-Thani, Qatar’s ambassador to the United States, signed a letter of commitment at an Oct. 17 ceremony, per the release.  Earlier… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Olivia Pulsinelli Source Type: news

ESMO advocacy for patient-centred care takes on global dimension
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Supportive and palliative care should be an integral part of cancer treatment (ESMO Position Paper, 2017). To maintain the spotlight on the topic, on Friday, 19 October, a special session at the ESMO 2018 Congress will be dedicated to this subject and followed on Sunday by the formal recognition of 20 newly-accredited Designated Centres of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care. For the first time, institutions from Japan, Denmark, Estonia and Qatar feature among the laureates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New report finds that WiFi radiation is damaging the environment and wildlife
(Natural News) Earlier this year, Qatar become the world’s first country to have a 5G – or 5th generation – cellular mobile network, but by 2020, this technology is expected to be rolled out across the globe. There are already well over 2 billion smartphone users worldwide, and this number is expected to increase to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Characteristics and mitigation strategies for cell phone use while driving among young drivers in Qatar - Shaaban K, Gaweesh S, Ahmed MM.
There is no doubt that cell phone use while driving can lead to a higher probability of driver error, which increases the likelihood of more crashes. In Qatar, the high rate of cell phone use while driving among young drivers is a major traffic safety conc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Researchers Take Action to End Airlines' Restrictions on Lab Animals
United Airlines, British Airways, China Southern Airlines, and Qatar Airways face a formal complaint over their refusal to transport animals for scientific research. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 21, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Whale sharks feeding in the western Indian Ocean - in pictures
The world ’s largest fish roams less than previously thought,new research has found. Using a ‘biological passport’, results show that whale sharks in the western Indian Ocean and the Arabian Gulf rarely swim more than a few hundred kilometres from their feeding grounds, making local action vital to their conservationContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 9, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Marine life Wildlife Environment Tanzania Mozambique Qatar Animals Oceans Fishing Africa Conservation Middle East and North Africa World news Animal behaviour Biology Science Source Type: news

First, We Need To Talk: Mental Healthcare In The MENA Region
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face daunting challenges in managing a growing burden of mental illness, often in adverse conditions that can leave their imprint on generations to come.While the burden of mental-health conditions is above the global average in most MENA countries, the human resources, policies, funding and infrastructure to deal with these problems are sorely lacking.According to a recent study led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), mental disorders excluding substance abuse accounted for 4.7% of all disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in the World Health Organization &rs...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Assessment of drivers' perceptions of various police enforcement strategies and associated penalties and rewards - Shaaban K.
Road crashes are a major cause of death in many countries. Qatar has been battling to improve road safety on several fronts using different strategies, including road policing. The purpose of this study is to ascertain drivers' perceptions towards five exi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari nominated as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean
Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari Geneva, 19 May 2018 – WHO's Special Session of the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, held today in Geneva, has nominated Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari from Oman as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, to be formally appointed by the WHO Executive Board during its 143rd session from 28 to 29 May 2018.  The nominee is expected to take up his appointment for a 5 years and 8 months term, starting from 1 June 2018.  The WHO Regional Committee comprises the following Members: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Islamic Republic of Ir...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 19, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

20 Water-Stressed Countries Have Most Solar & Wind Potential
Tianyi Luo is a senior manager with the Aqueduct Project at the Global Water Program at World Resources Institute.By Tianyi LuoWASHINGTON DC, May 11 2018 (IPS)Most power generation consumes water, whether to cool steam in thermoelectric plants or power turbines for hydropower. And the global demand for both water and electricity will continue to increase substantially in the coming decades. Although growth is generally a good thing for the economy, it challenges nations—particularly ones that are water-stressed—to better manage their limited water resources and invest in the right energy systems.Power generatio...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tianyi Luo Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Comparing disciplinary methods used by mothers in Palestine and Qatar - Kamal M, Halileh S, Dargham S, Alyafei KA, Giacaman R, Imseeh S, Eldeeb N, Nasr S, Korayem M, Abu-Rmeileh N, Mahfoud Z, Tawfik H, Mahmoud MH, Mian M, Lynch MA.
In this study ICAST-P, an internationally recognized tool, was used with mothers reporting on one of their children up to their 12th birthday. It questions about discipl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Climate change to cause dramatic drop in Persian Gulf biodiversity and fisheries potential
(University of British Columbia) The Persian Gulf, also known as the Arabian Gulf, may lose up to 12 per cent of its marine biodiversity in some areas before the end of the century if countries in the region do not take measures to address climate change. A business-as-usual climate scenario will severely affect species richness off the coast of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by the end of the century. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 2, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Living healthy in Qatar: Why's it hard?
In Qatar, over 70% of the population is overweight or obese. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Living healthily in Qatar: Why's it hard?
In Qatar, over 70% of the population is overweight or obese. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The country where more than 70% of people are obese
Qatar is taking drastic action to help people lose weight and fight diabetes. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The country where more than 70% of people are overweight or obese
Qatar is taking drastic action to help people lose weight and fight diabetes. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Journal of Emergency Medical Services Announce the 2018 James O. Page/JEMS Leadership Award
CHARLOTTE, NC – Dr. Walt Stoy, PhD, EMT-P has been awarded the 2018 James O. Page/JEMS Leadership Award at EMS Today 2018 in Charlotte, NC. This award recognized Dr. Walt Stoy, PhD, EMT-P as a leader, professor and visionary to the field and future of emergency medical services (EMS). The James O. Page/JEMS Leadership Award is given to individuals or agencies who have exhibited the drive and tenacious effort necessary to develop improved EMS systems, resolve important EMS issues and bring about positive EMS system changes. Walt Stoy recognized that Emergency Medical care was his calling at the age of 15, when he enro...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 22, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Industry News Administration and Leadership EMS Today Source Type: news

The Journal of Emergency Medical Services Announce the 2018 James O. Page/JEMS Leadership Award
CHARLOTTE, NC – Dr. Walt Stoy, PhD, EMT-P has been awarded the 2018 James O. Page/JEMS Leadership Award at EMS Today 2018 in Charlotte, NC. This award recognized Dr. Walt Stoy, PhD, EMT-P as a leader, professor and visionary to the field and future of emergency medical services (EMS). The James O. Page/JEMS Leadership Award is given to individuals or agencies who have exhibited the drive and tenacious effort necessary to develop improved EMS systems, resolve important EMS issues and bring about positive EMS system changes. Walt Stoy recognized that Emergency Medical care was his calling at the age of 15, when he enro...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 22, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Industry News Administration and Leadership EMS Today Source Type: news

The Journal of Emergency Medical Services Announce the 2018 James O. Page/JEMS Leadership Award
CHARLOTTE, NC – Dr. Walt Stoy, PhD, EMT-P has been awarded the 2018 James O. Page/JEMS Leadership Award at EMS Today 2018 in Charlotte, NC. This award recognized Dr. Walt Stoy, PhD, EMT-P as a leader, professor and visionary to the field and future of emergency medical services (EMS). The James O. Page/JEMS Leadership Award is given to individuals or agencies who have exhibited the drive and tenacious effort necessary to develop improved EMS systems, resolve important EMS issues and bring about positive EMS system changes. Walt Stoy recognized that Emergency Medical care was his calling at the age of 15, when he enro...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 22, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Industry News Administration and Leadership EMS Today Source Type: news

Epidemiology of acetabular fractures in Qatar - Ahmed M, Abuodeh Y, Alhammoud A, Salameh M, Hasan K, Ahmed G.
This study aimed to review the epidemiological aspects of acetabular fractures treated at Hamad Medical Corporation in Qatar. The study is the first orthopaedic trauma epidemiological study in Qatar and will provide a platform to advance high-l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

UAE, Qatar Donate Funds to Stave Off Gaza Health Crisis UAE, Qatar Donate Funds to Stave Off Gaza Health Crisis
The United Arab Emirates has donated $2 million and Qatar has pledged another $9 million to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, staving off a threatened shut-down of emergency hospital generators in the impoverished Palestinian enclave, officials said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Temporal variation in walking behavior: an empirical study - Shaaban K, Muley D, Elnashar D.
This study provides a baseline for understanding the variation in walking behavior with respect to seasonal conditions in a hot weather country in the Arabian Gulf region. A busy neighborhood with different land-use patterns in Qatar was observed for the d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Alcohol screening in a national referral hospital: an observational study from Qatar - El-Menyar A, Consunji R, Mekkodathil A, Peralta R, Al-Thani H.
BACKGROUND Alcohol consumption is a high-risk factor for several medical disorders and traffic accidents and poses a burden on outpatient clinics and emergency units. We aimed to assess the pattern of alcohol screening among patients in a multicultural set... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Blockade harms Qatari science
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - December 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kaiser, J. Tags: In Depth Source Type: news

Pediatric traumatic brain injury: a 5-year descriptive study from the national trauma center in Qatar - El-Menyar A, Consunji R, Al-Thani H, Mekkodathil A, Jabbour G, Alyafei KA.
BACKGROUND: The epidemiologic characteristics and outcomes of pediatric traumatic brain injury (pTBI) have not been adequately documented from the rapidly developing countries in the Arab Middle East. We aimed to describe the hospital-based epidemiologic c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pfizer, hemophilia society launch disease-awareness app game for boys in Qatar
Pfizer  and the Friends of Haemophilia Society have launched an app game specifically designed to help boys aged four years and older learn about and manage their hemophilia.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 9, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Investigating driver behavior at minor-street stop-controlled intersections in Qatar - Shaaban K, Wood JS, Gayah VV.
This study examined driver stopping compliance at minor-street stop-controlled intersections in Qatar. Several variables that may influ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Point-of-care ultrasound helps find fluid
Point-of-care ultrasound is an effective tool that is increasingly being implemented...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Point-of-care ultrasound shows its merit Who should read point-of-care ED ultrasound exams? Point-of-care ultrasound can assess soft-tissue neck masses Bedside ultrasound can diagnose acute shoulder dislocation New Qatar hospital will pursue point-of-care radiology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 26, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Land of milk and money: Qatar looks to farms to beat the Gulf boycott
Emirate ’s drive for food security is symbolic of its determination to make efforts to isolate it ‘a blessing inside a calamity’John Dore is off to Doha ’s vast and luxurious Hamad International airport to greet the 8pm flight from Los Angeles via Liège, Belgium.Wearing a straw hat with a small metal shamrock badge in homage to his Irish roots, his imminent visitors are neither family nor friends. Nor are they human at all, but rather a herd of 120 cows.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Wintour in Doha Tags: Qatar Middle East and North Africa World news Farming Farm animals Environment Agriculture Science Source Type: news

Putin Welcomes Saudi Arabia Into His Middle East Sphere of Influence
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrived in Moscow on Wednesday in the first-ever official visit by a Saudi monarch to Russia, in a mission that signals an expanding Russian role in the geopolitical landscape of the Middle East as the Syrian civil war approaches an endgame. The king’s visit to Moscow would have been unthinkable just two years ago, when Russia intervened in the Syrian conflict on the side of President Bashar Assad. Russian airpower helped turn the tide of the war, supporting Assad’s troops as they moved to crush an armed insurrection that raged since 2011. Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states side...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jared Malsin / Istanbul Tags: Uncategorized russia Saudi Arabia Source Type: news