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... East CRISIS: France issues warning to Turkey as Erdogan's tanks roll into Syria. FRANCE has called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council over Syria after Turkish tanks invaded the nation. By Belinda Robinson. PUBLISHED: 12:29, Sun, Jan 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 12:43, Sun, Jan 21, 2018 ...
It is time now for deeds, as well, to reverse the previous administrations' virtual abandonment of Christians in the Middle East to the fate of persecution at the hands of Islamists. In September 2007, then-Senator Obama wrote a letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, expressing "concern for Iraq's ...

Madrid (AFP) - Chinese and Russian visitors boosted Middle Eastern tourism last year following a 2016 slump as Europeans gave the area a wide berth on security fears, according to the World Tourism Organisation (WTO). The Mideast region as a whole drew 58 million foreign tourists in 2017 - a 4.8 per ...
On June 30, 2013, the "New Middle East" project, which was founded and supported by the Obama administration during Hillary Clinton's time as Secretary of State, failed and we heard nothing about it. In fact, the project's collapse began earlier when the Peninsula Shield Forces (1,200 Saudi fighters and ...
An employee of the King David Hotel raises the U.S. flag on the roof, ahead of the U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visit in Jerusalem January 21, 2018. Reuters/Ronen Zvulun Reuters. JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's planned trip to Israel on Sunday has been overshadowed by ...
A Syrian Turkmen commander has said the entire Middle East region would benefit if the PYD/PKK terror group is purged from Syria. Speaking with Anadolu Agency, Bayirbucak Turkmen Region's 2nd Coastal Armed Division Commander Tarik Solak said Syrian Turkmen people "know what PYD/PKK is ...

The prospects for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process will be on EU foreign affairs ministers' plates on Monday (22 January) next week, during an informal lunch with the Palestinian Authority's President Mahmoud Abbas. The process seems to be stuck again, after Palestinian leaders voted on Monday (15 ...
A British teenager managed to obtain access to top secret U.S. plans about intelligence operations in different Middle East countries by acting as former CIA Director John Brennan, a court heard on Friday. Kane Gamble, 18, researched Brennan and used the information he gathered to speak to an internet ...
Vice-President Mike Pence arrives in the Middle East this weekend, with stops in Egypt, Jordan, and Israel, amid growing anger at the Trump Administration, little to show for its pledges, and almost no prospect of progress anytime soon, while getting sucked into longer-term military commitments to preserve ...
US Vice President Mike Pence is on his way to the Middle East for a three-day trip to discuss moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. The decision has provoked international anger. Pence will go to Egypt, Jordan and spend two days in Israel where he will address the parliament. The Palestinians ...
DENVER -- The Denver police Department is asking the public to root for a safe return of four officers who deployed to the Middle East earlier this month. Photo: DPD. Officer Brandon Tucker, Officer Jesus Williams, Officer Aaron Marquez and Officer Christopher Lavin are all in the 710th Security Forces ...
Pence had wanted the Trump Administration to convey "a clear-cut policy" on Jerusalem after the president asked him last summer to visit the Middle East, White House officials have said. Pence discussed the issue with Jewish and evangelical leaders in the months leading up to the decision and ...
Aides say Pence, who is an evangelical Christian, intends a major focus of the trip to be the persecution of religious minorities in the Middle East. It's something they say he intends to bring up at each stop. In October, speaking at the In Defense of Christians Solidarity Dinner in Washington, D.C., Pence ...
Dubai, UAE - TGT oilfield Services claims to have validated its electromagnetic EmPulse well inspection system in high chromium tubulars via three deployments in the Middle East. In one, an operator witnessed a 'yard test' while the others were in two live wells. These demonstrated that the EmPulse ...
In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence waves as he walks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pence's upcoming visit to the Mideast comes at a time of friction between his administration and the Palestinian leadership, posing a dilemma for Arab hosts Egypt and Jordan on how to ...
Vice President Pence will move forward with a scheduled trip across the Middle East, even as a potential government shutdown looms large. An aide to the vice president told The Hill Thursday that Pence is set to travel to Egypt, Jordan and Israel regardless of whether there is a lapse in government ...
The expected cuts could deliver a painful blow to some of the weakest populations in the Middle East and risk destabilizing the already struggling countries that host displaced Palestinian refugees and their descendants. A burning Iranian tanker listing for days off the coast of China after a collision with ...

President Donald Trump came into office on a wave of angry populism, vowing to remake U.S. foreign policy to match his "America First" rhetoric. The Middle East has been a testing ground for Trump's approach. With Vice President Mike Pence heading to the region this weekend, it's worth taking a look ...
Just over a year ago, the US government earned the wrath of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after it ignored his demand to veto a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian land. Netanyahu summoned the US ambassador in response to the ...
Saturday will mark one year since Donald Trump took the oath of office, becoming the 45th president of the United States. Under Trump, the US' Middle East policy has witnessed some highly controversial decisions. One year in, what this administration thinks its policies in the region will ultimately achieve ...
Suprema continues to expand its global operations with the establishment of Suprema Middle East FZCO. The new operations are located in the Dubai Airport Free Zone. Mohamed El Shenawy has been appointed to lead the regional sales team and focus on the new business development as well as ...
Eversheds Sutherland has made its latest management reshuffles with the firm announcing new heads of its African and Middle Eastern operations. Former Middle East regional managing partner Nasser Ali Khasawneh is the new chairman for the region. He will also fill the role of TMT sector head for the ...
On Friday, Vice President Mike Pence is set to depart on a trip to Egypt, Jordan and Israel to support the Trump Administration's efforts in pursuit of an "ultimate deal" to bring about Middle East peace. In the long history of foreign trips by senior U.S. officials, I am hard pressed to find one that is likely to be ...
(Beirut) - Middle East and North Africa (Mena) governments can respond to the popular demands of the region's youth for reform by implementing five changes in 2018 to arbitrary, outdated legal systems that infringe upon citizens' rights and liberties, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World ...
sandstorms have long been known to cause chaos in the Middle East - blocking out the sun in the middle of the day, or leaving passenger jets grounded on the airport tarmac. But the phenomenon is becoming increasingly common, with both the effects of global warming and local conflicts having an ...
Fiscal crises were ranked as the number one concern for the year ahead by business leaders in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena), according to a report released on Wednesday by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The organisation defines fiscal crises in key economies as "excessive debt burdens ...
Kalyana Sivagnanam commented: "I am pleased to welcome Juergen to lead our Middle East operations. He brings to Nissan a deep knowledge of the automotive industry with a strong track record of success. As the region continues to become increasingly important to Nissan, we are focusing on offering ...
Throughout the 21st century, and perhaps earlier as well, the United States has repeatedly missed the Middle East's most significant developments. ... The transnational force that posed the gravest danger to the Middle East in 2014 was Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its proxies, not the ...
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- During his first year in office, U.S. President Donald Trump declared controversial Middle East policies which have drawn an angry response from the international community, including his close Western allies. From a ban on entry of citizens from several Muslim countries ...
Jerusalem is thus the capital of Israel, the Oslo of the Middle East, built on the "green hill far away" - though in the hymn it is supposed to be "without a city wall". But what the hell? Trump likes walls, and Cecil Frances Alexander, the 19th century Irish hymnodist of "There is a Green Hill Far Away" also wrote ...
Saudi Aramco has been driving the highest amount of EPCI (engineering, procurement, construction, installation) activity in the Middle East in 2017. IHS Markit's Mirzi Moralde takes a look at the region, history and context for OE. (First published in the January 2018 OE, access the full issue here).
More than 100 days had passed since his previous press conference. And three-and-a-half months have gone by since he last played competitive golf. So for Rory McIlroy, the next fortnight is going to be "a big learning curve" as he makes his much-anticipated return to the European Tour at this week's Abu ...
MANILA, Philippines - A recruitment and migration expert on Wednesday, January 17, warned of a possible deployment crisis in the Middle East because of the controversial $10-online registration fee for overseas Filipino worker (OFW) applicants. Emmanuel Geslani said that the Department of Health ...
Last year, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the Middle East had experienced the strongest growth in air passenger traffic globally for the fifth year in a row. With the region's continued rise as an international business and leisure hub, its airlines have invested heavily to provide ...
Shell's departure from Iraqi oil assets marks one of the final chapters in a slow pullback from the Middle East's vast fields of petroleum. Shell pumped as much as 450,000 barrels of oil in 2003 in the Middle East, and over the past 15 years had operations that produced thousands of barrels of oil daily across ...
Leithe's expertise as a managing director in the automotive industry has been built on 20 years of international experience across Europe and the Middle East with roles in sales, marketing, product planning and business planning at headquarters and with national sales companies and importers.
Abu Dhabi: General Electric (GE) sees growing opportunities in the Middle East, with governments in the region continuing to spend on crucial sectors of the economy like energy, healthcare, among others in partnership with the private sector. "Across the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey, Pakistan, we have ...
Mideast shares were mixed, with gulf markets finding support from a Brent crude move above $70 a barrel for the first time since December 2014. Meanwhile, Qatari shares rebounded from losses made in the previous session after the United Arab Emirates said Qatari fighter jets twice intercepted Emirati ...
In the absence of a credible US leadership in the Middle East, the European Union States needs to step in to save the only hope for peace in the region: the two-state solution. US President Donald Trump's shocking and unilateral recognition of the Holy City of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, has ...
The US-Iran confrontation is already destabilising parts of the Middle East that were starting to settle down after the defeat of ISIS in the second half of last year. "The escalating American threats against Iran mean that the Iranians will be more vigorous in safeguarding their position in Iraq and Syria," said a ...
Beirut, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon was chosen as the Middle East and North Africa regional headquarters for the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), Lebanon's Foreign Ministry announced in a statement on Tuesday. Lebanon was chosen due to its strategic location, free ...
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) is a vast region, home to many different ethnicities and nationalities. It includes countries such as the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) states that have living standards comparable with North America and Europe. The standard of living in many countries in Africa lags ...
Across the Mideast, Palestinians Brace for Trump Aid Cuts ... Across the Middle East, millions of people who depend on UNRWA are bracing for the worst. ... Blaming the Palestinians for lack of progress in Mideast peace efforts, President Donald Trump has threatened to cut American assistance to the ...
Five-hundred Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers are deploying to the Middle East for the next year. Their mission is to support U.S. Central Command by coordinating troops and working with partner countries across the region. From member station WITF in Harrisburg, Rachel McDevitt reports families ...
It's always dangerous to make predictions about the Middle East. After all, few experts foresaw Anwar al-Sadat's trip to Jerusalem in 1977, which led to the first peace treaty between Israel and an Arab state, nor did they predict the Iranian Revolution of 1978-79 or the Arab uprisings of 2010-11. Having taught and written ...
If the old movie business wisdom is accurate -- that there's no such thing as bad publicity -- then Jon Hamm's upcoming movie is racking up huge bonus points. Since the first trailer for the movie "Beirut" was released last week, several Islamic and Arabic groups have lambasted the film's Western ...
Across the Middle East, millions of people who depend on UNRWA are bracing for the worst. The expected cut could also add instability to struggling host countries already coping with spillover from other regional crises. UNRWA was established in the wake of the 1948 Mideast war surrounding Israel's ...
NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Tareq Baconi, a visiting scholar with Columbia University's Middle East Institute, about ISIS' declaration of war against Hamas. The two organizations have a history of animosity that could rock an already volatile region of the Middle East. facebook; twitter; Flipboard; email ...
Middle East Eye has contacted Emirates airlines to seek clarification about why the flight diverted from its usual route. An Etihad flight from Abu Dhabi landed a few minutes ahead of schedule at 3:29am local time and followed a regular flight path. Flight data also shows that Etihad and Emirates flights to ...
There was a point in time when singer Joanna Teters, the now-New Yorker, was a resident of the Jamaica Plain neighborhood in Boston. While studying at Berklee College of music, Teters became a familiar and friendly face in the Boston music scene as the smokey, soulful singer for several groups ...


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