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This week on Marketplace Middle East

A pirate stands on a rocky outcrop on the coast of Hobyo, central Somalia

Story highlights

  • MME investigates piracy in the Gulf of Aden
  • Despite billions of dollars being spent, the area still accounts for 60% of global piracy
  • MME also speaks to Nahed Taher, CEO of Gulf One Investment bank
In Focus: Unsafe waters
This week, MME investigates why the Gulf of Aden remains the world's most lucrative sea corridor for pirates. Despite billions of dollars being spent on security and prevention, the region still accounts for 60% of global piracy incidents.
Face Time: Nahed Taher, The CEO of Gulf One Investment bank
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia announced this week that women will be able to participate in the country's next Shura Council. MME speaks to Nahed Taher, woman and CEO of Gulf One Investment bank, to talk about the progressive political shift in the Gulf Kingdom.
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