Middle East - North AfricaDiplomacy

Scholar: Cause for Rise in Suicide Bombings? Foreign Occupation

by Trevor Williams | March 30, 2015 As some policy makers call for U.S. boots on the ground in the crucial battle against the Islamic State in Tikrit, Iraq, a University of Chicago scholar warned of exacerbating one of the main causes of suicide bombings in the Middle East and around the world.   More

Coke Executive Noted for Innovation Retires, Goes Home to Belgium

by Phil Bolton | March 29, 2015 In view that his career with the Coca-Cola Co. is coming to an end on March 31, Guy Wollaert's presentation to the Belgian American Chamber of Commerce of the South at the local law offices of Burr & Forman LLP two weeks ago can be viewed as an “adieu” to the company for which he has worked since 1992 and to the city of Atlanta. More
Middle East - North AfricaEconomic Development

Dubai Delegation: Invest With Us, Grow Jobs at Home

by Trevor Williams | March 26, 2015 Dubai trade and investment officials in Atlanta today must be used to complaints about offshoring, because they came prepared to preempt any talk of stolen jobs or compromised American competitiveness.  More

Global Payments Acquires Irish Firm to Enhance Europe Offerings

by Phil Bolton | March 26, 2015 Atlanta-based Global Payments Inc. has bought the Irish online payment technology firm Realex Payments in a deal for reportedly $125.5 million. More
Southeast AsiaBusiness

Augusta Businessman Introduced Korean Firm to Jenkins County

by Phil Bolton | March 26, 2015 The announcement that Wells Lighting, the Korean light manufacturer, is locating its first North American headquarters in Millen, was good news indeed, according to Mandy Underwood, the executive director of the Millen/Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce. More