Afghanistan braces for rematch between two political rivals – Stars and Stripes

Afghanistan braces for rematch between two political rivals – Stars and Stripes

Afghanistan braces for rematch between two political rivals KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan leader who was given a newly created post after a bitterly fought presidential election five years ago says he will run for the country’s top office again in elections planned for later this year. Abdullah Abdullah, who was appointed chief […]

Winter Wonderland No Playground For Middle East Refugees – The Media Line

Winter Wonderland No Playground For Middle East Refugees – The Media Line

Sub-par conditions in refugee camps have put vulnerable populations at serious risk Winter conditions in the Middle East are severely complicating refugee aid missions, putting thousands of displaced Syrians at risk of freezing as storms continue to ravage numerous camps. Regional weather services are predicting the sub-freezing cold wave will sweep through the Arabian Peninsula […]

Susan Pompeo's travels during shutdown anger some diplomats, sources say – CNN

Susan Pompeo's travels during shutdown anger some diplomats, sources say – CNN

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Pentagon identifies three Americans killed in Syria blast – Stars and Stripes

Pentagon identifies three Americans killed in Syria blast – Stars and Stripes

Pentagon identifies three Americans killed in Syria blast The Pentagon has identified three of the four Americans killed in a blast in the Syrian city of Manbij this week, including the first female U.S. servicemember killed in combat against the Islamic State group. The blast outside a restaurant on Wednesday left a soldier, […]

Israel calls Malaysian ban on its athletes “shameful” – Middle East Monitor

Israel calls Malaysian ban on its athletes “shameful” – Middle East Monitor

Israel condemned on Thursday Malaysia’s ban on Israeli participation in international sporting events it hosts and said the decision was inspired by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s “rabid anti-Semitism”, says Reuters. Malaysia, a majority-Muslim country that does not maintain diplomatic relations with Israel, announced it would bar Israelis from any event in the Southeast Asia nation […]

ChoirFest Middle East 2019 happening at Dubai Opera – Time Out Dubai

ChoirFest Middle East 2019 happening at Dubai Opera – Time Out Dubai

Dubai is brimming with musical acts and talent and The Fridge is giving you the chance to be serenaded by some of the best. The very best local and regional choirs are coming together at ChoirFest Middle East 2019 to show off their dulcet tones in unison. Taking place at Dubai Opera on Saturday March […]

Sudanese launch night protests as economy slips further – Middle East Monitor

Sudanese launch night protests as economy slips further – Middle East Monitor

Protests in Sudan spread to residential areas of the capital Tuesday as the country’s economic and political crisis showed no signs of abating, Anadolu reports. Demonstrators took to the streets of Al Kalakla, Jabra and Al-Thawra, eyewitnesses, told Anadolu Agency. The move was called for by independent professional unions to add momentum to the ongoing protests […]

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