July 18 to 22, 2011

– Israel et le Liban au cœur d’un vaste bras de fer énergétique (Energy tensions between Israel and Lebanon)

19/07/2011 – Le Monde

Tensions between Israel and Lebanon, which had up to now remained around the « Blue Line » since the conflict in 2006, has now stretched to maritime borders. At the heart of this antagonism are the two gas fields Tamar and Leviathan discovered respectively in 2009 and 2010 by Delek Energy, an Israeli company, off the coast of Haifa.


– Gulf States look beyond oil for the future

18/07/2011 – BBC News

Wealth emanating from oil exploitation has allowed the region to boom in the past half century. But, as we progress into the 21st century, governments of the region are realizing that the oil is running out and alternatives must be sought. Through ambitious projects, they are trying to prove to the world that they are not just huge oil fields.


– L’Arabie saoudite opte pour la technologie médicale belge (Saudi Arabia opts for Belgian medical technology)

19/07/2011 – Le Vif

The Belgian medical sector is integrating the Gulf region and Saudi Arabia in particular. A new cooperation agreement over health services was signed by the two countries for a total amount of 500,000euros for a variety of various activities ranging from specialized medical training to transfers of medical technologies.


– Murdoch’s ambitions in the Middle East

20/07/2011 – Al Jazeera

Under fire in Europe and the US over the News of the World scandal, Murdoch and News Corp seem to have chosen to go ahead with the launch of the new Arabic language channel Sky News Arabia. People have pointed Murdoch’s peculiar perspective on regional issues in the Middle East, while assisting in starting a television network with a planned initial reach of 50 viewers across the region.


– Egypte : La place Tahrir n’a pas dit son dernier mot (Egypt: Tahrir Square has not had its last word)

21/07/2011 – Courrier International

Disappointed by the the speed at which things are changing in the country, militants, students and young people have returned to Tahrir Square to preserve the flow of the revolution launched last February. These people do not want to believe that a revolution will only last so long.