What Fallout Might Look Like Set In The Middle East

What Fallout Might Look Like Set In The Middle East

An essential part of Fallout’s visual identity is that it’s heavily based on Americana, but concept artist Fernanders Sam wanted to explore what other parts of Bethesda’s nuke-blasted world would look like. So he’s done a number of images imagining what Islamic architecture might look like amongst the radioactive wastes. There are similar themes as […]

Algeria to block internet access during school exams

Algeria to block internet access during school exams

Houda-Imane Feraoun said the ban would stop students sharing information via social media (Facebook) For a third year in a row, Algerians are set to be denied access to the internet as part of efforts to prevent school students from cheating when they take their baccalaureate exams later this month. Houda-Imane Feraoun, Algeria’s communications minister, […]

US bombs Syrian positions, Syrian military source tells state media

US bombs Syrian positions, Syrian military source tells state media

Syrian state media, citing a military source, reported early on Monday that US-led coalition aircraft had bombed “one of our military positions” in eastern Syria, leading to deaths and injuries. The strike took place in al-Harra, southeast of Albu Kamal, it reported. There were no immediate details on casualties. A commander in the military alliance […]

Jewish artefacts disappear from Damascus

Jewish artefacts disappear from Damascus

Jewish artefacts, including ancient parchment torahs from one of the world’s oldest synagogues, have gone missing from the Syrian capital amid the tumult of ongoing civil war, with some precious items reportedly surfacing abroad. Activists say the artefacts, moved from the now-destroyed Jobar Synagogue in Damascus’ eastern Ghouta suburb when it was taken by rebels, […]

Turks across Middle East cast ballots in expat vote

Turks across Middle East cast ballots in expat vote

Turkish expatriates in several Middle Eastern countries cast ballots on Saturday in presidential and parliamentary polls that will be held in Turkey on June 24. Irfan Neziroglu, Turkey’s ambassador to Sudan, told Anadolu Agency that voting had begun at 9.00 a.m. local time at the Turkish embassy in Khartoum. “Turkish expatriates have two days to […]

Hundreds from Utah National Guard's aviation units head to the Middle East

Hundreds from Utah National Guard's aviation units head to the Middle East

WEST JORDAN, Utah – More than 230 soldiers from one of the Utah National Guard’s aviation units left for the Middle East Friday. They will be supporting Operation Spartan Shield. “This is an extremely complex mission merging nine units from seven states,” said Lt. Col. Chad Koon, commander of the 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation. “We […]

Saudi Crown Prince attends World Cup match

Saudi Crown Prince attends World Cup match

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was among dignitaries in Moscow on Thursday as his country’s team suffered a 5-0 defeat against hosts Russia in the opening match of the 2018 World Cup. Bin Salman, who is known as MbS, had not been seen in public since late April, when an influential Saudi blogger known […]

The Middle East in Trump's Wake

The Middle East in Trump's Wake

by Emile Nakhleh As President Donald Trump revels in his diplomatic foray into North Korea, he doesn’t have any comparable diplomatic “success” in the Middle East. None of the optimistic promises he made upon assuming office in January 2017 regarding the region has come to pass. In fact, the Middle East today is worse than […]

Dutch company gave Syria chemicals used to make deadly weapons

Dutch company gave Syria chemicals used to make deadly weapons

A Dutch company exported 38 tonnes of chemical materials to the Syrian regime which were used to manufacture chemical weapons without obtaining the necessary licenses, Netherlands’ Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (NOS) reported yesterday, “A Rotterdam-based company has exported 38 tonnes of banned acetone, which is being used in the production of chemical weapons, to Syria without […]

NPR Jerusalem correspondent Daniel Estrin shares Middle East insights during trip home to St. Louis

NPR Jerusalem correspondent Daniel Estrin shares Middle East insights during trip home to St. Louis

Like other journalists based in Jerusalem and the region surrounding the ancient city, Daniel Estrin is often associated with one overarching, ongoing news headline: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He’s covered many of the latest developments within that continuing story during his time reporting in the Middle East. But there have been many other stories for him to tell […]

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