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But public entertainment has arrived in the country with a bang in the past year or two - and some 60,000 people filled the auditorium, including many women, who have already been allowed to attend football matches for the first time this year. There had been ... Wrestling is popular throughout the Middle East. There is an ...
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is pushing the international community during his Middle East trip to impose new sanctions an people or entities that aid Iran's missile program, a senior official has said. "We are urging nations around the world to sanction any individuals and entities associated with ...

We supported Saddam Hussein in Iraq before we didn't and left that country a field of carrion. We helped oust Gaddafi in Libya and stood by as his country descended into the abyss. Periodically, we bomb Syria when Assad kills people with gas rather than having the decency to hang them in private.
Local Syrian sources said that Special French Forces arrived on Thursday at an American base in Ramlan area of Al-Hasakah Governorate, which is controlled by the Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG), the Anadolu Agency reported. The sources said that they did not know whether the French forces ...
By 2020, the Middle East and North Africa will need more than 60 million new jobs. Currently, youth unemployment is as high as 30% in some countries in the region. Unemployment is understandably a source of much concern: People under 30 represent 60% of the Arab population and they live in a ...
Since 2010, he's made a point to spread his wings and travel, from four years spent living in the Middle East to his most recent journey to the remote ... Now back in Aukland, we were able to speak with O'Neill about his travels and how he forms his vision of the peoples and landscapes he encounters.

"Why is it that some people are voting comfortably while others are in fear?" he said. Asked if such worry is warranted, Jawad told Middle East Eye: "Of course, there's still no clear definition of 'material support'". Jawad said he would have liked to vote for Yassine Jaber, a veteran politician and former ...
Many of them feel abandoned to their fate, that people in the West don't care – except those providing pastoral and emergency aid through organisations such as ACN. And so this initiative promises to be an act of spiritual communion at a time when the faithful of the Middle East are desperate to reach out ...
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) will host the Middle East's biggest ever pay-per-view event in Saudi Arabia on Friday, as it looks to capitalize on the kingdom's more open stance to foreign entertainment ... "That is a story we will replicate in Saudi Arabia and it will take people time to realize that.
“People should not jump to conclusions.” Many of Trump's top national security aides, like Tillerson, ... That stance was echoed on Tuesday by the US general who heads the US military command responsible for the Middle East and Central Asia. Former US officials suggested that, as the administration ...
If I can come to the U.S. and make people who don't know who the hell I am laugh - that means I'm just funny.” With years of performing under his belt, the world traveler is playing the big rooms in not only the Middle East, but Europe and the Americas, including a weekend run here at the Houston Improv.
"The attack against the government of consensus is an attack against the unity of the Palestinian people," said Mr Nabil Abu Rdainah, a spokesman for Mr Abbas. ... The White House was due to hold a meeting later yesterday, addressed by US President Donald Trump's Middle East peace negotiator Jason ...
The White House on Tuesday hosted 19 nations, including Israel and Arab Gulf states, to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, but the Palestinian Authority boycotted the meeting, angered by the Trump administration's policies on Jerusalem. US President Donald Trump reversed decades of US policy in ...
According to reports, bin Salman described Turkey, Iran and Qatar as a "triangle of evil" and identified President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's supposed plan to bring back the Ottoman caliphate, along with Iran's push to export the Islamic revolution and terrorist groups as the main threats facing the Arab people.
People fleeing the Turkish offensive on the Syrian Kurdish town of Afrin taking refuge in a shelter in Nubol, 26km north-west of Aleppo, yesterday. Analysts suggest Turkey will be content to lay siege to Afrin for some time while allowing civilians to leave to avoid a high-casualty offensive.PHOTO: AGENCE ...
Over 300 people have left Syria's eastern Ghouta district since a humanitarian corridor opened there, RIA news agency cited a representative for Russia's ceasefire monitoring centre in Syria as saying on Wednesday. "Since the humanitarian corridor started working in the region of eastern Ghouta, more ...
If you have the right connections and $150 — American dollars only — you can wait for your flight in comfort on one of the soft white leather couches, sipping an espresso and getting a close-up view of some of the colorful people who run today's Middle East. On a typical afternoon, your fellow passengers ...

Bishops from across the Middle East have made pilgrimages to three papal basilicas to “pray for the strengthening of the faith” of Catholics in their ... Israel chose their delegates for a meeting in March in preparation for the Synod of Bishops on “Young people, faith and vocational discernment” in October.
It is likely that only a relatively small number of people know, with certainty, what exactly has happened with Zubaida Ibrahim. But one can hardly blame Egyptians - many of whom have taken to social media to rail against the government and the ON E interview - for trusting the BBC account and doubting ...
The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is the cause of all problems in the Middle East region and there can be no peace without solving it, the Palestinian ... Discussing what the next step should be, Abu Shehadeh said: “What we can do is to build a young leadership for the Palestinian people who believe in the ...
The broadcaster said an estimated 85 million people in the Middle East and Africa had tuned in for its final episode in 2010. Hayek said the ban immediately affects six programmes and was likely to hit revenues and viewership built up over more than 10 years. However, it also opened opportunities for ...
The Syrian Red Crescent said 46 truckloads of food parcels were delivered to 27,500 people, along with health items for more than 70,000 people in the ... step and will lessen the immediate suffering of some civilians in the Eastern Ghouta region," said Robert Maridni, Middle East Director of International ...
A spokesman for the Iranian foreign ministry, Bahram Qassemi, yesterday denied recent accusations by the Bahraini authorities against Tehran which claim that 48 people arrested by the Bahraini authorities were trained in camps belonging to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in Iraq and Lebanon.
Aseman Airlines had earlier said 65 people were on board the plane after one passenger missed the flight, but it later corrected the number to 66. A Boeing 727 crashed in northwest Iran in 2011, killing 78 people, and in 2009 all 168 people on board died when a Caspian Airlines Tupolev crashed en route ...
Now, like an increasing number of people from Yemen who have come to the United States, he sees a long-term future outside the country he left and seeks to bring aspects of his native country into America. “Here you build; over there you have memories,” said Alhasbani, owner of Qahwah House, a cafe ...
Graham, who sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee, has previously demanded the Pentagon declare support for its SDF proxies in an offensive against President Bashar Assad's government. The SDF is dominated by the Kurdish separatist People's Protection Units (YPG), which US NATO ally ...
The advances have forced thousands of civilians to flee deeper into the rebel-held territory, where some 400,000 people live, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and a resident said on Sunday. Government forces need to advance just a few more kilometres (miles) further to split the enclave in two, ...
... reopening movie theaters, which had been banned for decades; and allowing public concerts. Nabil Sayfayn, a master's student at MIT from Saudi Arabia's Farasan Islands, is optimistic about the economic reforms' impact on his generation. "Most people think that for the long-term vision for Saudi Arabia, ...
Alice Wells, America's top diplomat for South Asia, endorsed the overture and said the "onus" was on the Taliban to demonstrate they're ready to talk, "not to me or the United States, but to the sovereign and legitimate government and people of Afghanistan." With wounds and emotions still raw in Kabul after ...
The investigators have also asked about Mr. Nader's role in White House policymaking, those people said, suggesting that the special counsel ... In the 1990s, he presided over an unusual Washington magazine, Middle East Insight, which sometimes provided a platform for Arab, Israeli and Iranian officials ...
Trump the Deal-maker and the Middle East ... Many people in the world live with a status quo they don't regard as ideal. ... The problem with the "Middle East problem" is that those who tried to solve it never managed to define it and, as a result, sacrificed the existential reality on the ground to the essential ...
Opposition sources and journalists on the ground say that hundreds of people have been fleeing the bombardment of Beit Sawa, south of Douma and on the eastern edge of the densely populated centre of the Eastern Ghouta. The enclave is an agricultural region about the size of Manchester in the UK.
More than 100 people have been killed in the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta since the UN security council unanimously called for a ... Geert Cappelaere, the Middle East director for Unicef, said: “The UN security council resolution – unanimously adopted nearly a week ago – created an ...
Aaron David Miller is a vice president and distinguished scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and was a Middle East negotiator in ... Second, he will now be denied access to highly classified intercepts and information that may bear directly on the people with whom he's dealing.
If people do not like Trump's policies in the Middle East, it likely has less to do with Trump—even as scandal-ridden and truly odious his presidency has been so far—than the shortcomings of America's longstanding policies in the region. So, what are these policies? There are three basic components: ...
It's a small country and it needed, in a very short time to set up a modern state, starting from scratch. Therefore, the investment it really needed to make was in the young people. INSPIRE MIDDLE EAST: Is there a pickup of what's happening here with young people around the Arab world? Zaki Nusseibeh: I ...
When filling out the US census, Egyptians, Moroccans, Iranians, and many other people from the Middle East and North Africa have always had to check the box 'White' or other. There's no Middle Eastern or North African box. This is problematic because these communities rely on representation when it ...
When the Arab Spring blew across North Africa and the Middle East in 2011, people all over the world thought true democracy would be born in the region, as the autocratic leaders were overthrown. Nowhere has the result been more devastating than in Syria. The bombed out buildings across the country ...
Hubery added: “After working for four years in the United Kingdom with AV integrators, I am looking forward to working internationally again and introducing tvONE to India and the Middle East. I am delighted to be back at tvONE and cannot wait to get started with our partners from across the region to help ...
Without mentioning Russia, the author of the proposal, ICRC Middle East director Robert Mardini said humanitarian corridors had to be well-planned and agreed to by all warring sides, while people should be allowed to leave of their own free will. With its Ghouta offensive, the Syrian government is drawing ...
Sources in the Damascus suburb told Middle East Eye that the ceasefire lasted for only half an hour, when pro-government forces struck targets in Douma, the main town in Eastern Ghouta, and other towns including Harasta, Jisreen and Housh al-Dawahra. At least five people, including women and ...
"This Security Council is the highest entity to which the peoples of the world seek sanctuary and protection; after this council, we rest our issue to the Almighty. For, if justice for our people cannot be attained here, then to where should we go?" he asked. Abbas called for several things, including an ...
Taking the two new ministers in to account, the total number of people on the EU's list of restrictive measures increases to 257 people. The bloc also froze the assets of 67 entities for their involvement in repressing the Syrian people and for supporting or benefiting from the Syrian regime. Syrian President ...
So this idea that its ok to use the UN as a leverage to score political points against any party for that matter, for me has become not only Ludacris but criminal at this stage because there are twenty six million people in situation where they are being held hostage by famine. They are being carpet bombed, ...
Ambassador Dennis Ross spoke to a full room at the Perry World House to discuss the current state of the Middle East. ... “I thought it was interesting that he didn't just focus on the Israelis and Palestinians because a lot of people tend to focus on the issue without realizing how other things in the region are ...
It's amateur hour in the Middle East. The United States doesn't want President Bashar al-Assad to win, but beyond that the Americans don't know what they want. They allied with the Syrian Kurds to destroy Islamic State, but now that that's done they are essentially purposeless. Yet they won't leave the field as long as the ...
Apparently, every mortuary department in the hospitals surveyed has between 10 and 14 unidentified dead people who no one has ever asked to bury. In addition, investigations have shown that there are organised networks within mortuary departments that consist of workers who publicly and secretly sell ...
When we look at the socio-political dynamics of the Middle East more closely, there is an inconsistency between the state and society, those governing and the governed, and elites and ordinary people in respect to their norms, values and life perspectives. Non-institutionalization of democracy, lack of ...
This is considered as a new aggression targeting the city of Jerusalem and all the Palestinian Arab people. It affects the sanctity of its ... Creative Commons License This work by Middle East Monitor is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
It's the common little between Turkish people and Bangladeshi people. So we are relay glad our team attend this good festival, and as far as I know that's the first time Turkish teems performs on whirling dervishes. Interpretation of Sufism in Turkey and Bangladesh slightly difference but main message love, ...


 

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