Israel prevents Palestinian minister from travelling

Israel prevents Palestinian minister from travelling

Israeli occupation authorities issued an order banning the member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and the Minister of Jerusalem Affairs, Adnan Al-Husayni, from travelling for three months and forced him to sign a financial guarantee of 10,000 shekels ($2,676) after confiscating his passport. On Wednesday, the Shin Bet Security Agency […]

Oman: Still playing both sides in the regional powder keg

Oman: Still playing both sides in the regional powder keg

At Oman’s national day celebration this Wednesday in London, the question on many lips was what will happen in Saudi Arabia following the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. The killing of the Saudi journalist in Istanbul last month has created a political firestorm in Washington, but its impact is also being felt among Saudi Arabia’s neighbours, […]

Libyan gunmen free kidnapped Egyptians held over business dispute

Libyan gunmen free kidnapped Egyptians held over business dispute

Egyptian workers taken hostage in Libya this week over a financial dispute between Libyan contractors and their Egyptian partner have been freed, a relative of one of the hostages said, Reuters reports. The governor’s office in Kafr el-Sheikh, the Egyptian province the workers are from, confirmed their case had been “resolved”, following coordination with government ministries, […]

Traditional Natural Remedies from the Middle East

Traditional Natural Remedies from the Middle East

The Arab world has known how to use natural remedies for millennia. Past down from generation to generation, these herbs, seeds, roots and oils have been utilized to treat a wide range of heath issues, both internal and external and have been used to cure countless people before modern medicine was invented:  Black cumin seed […]

Trump Bet the Whole Middle East on Khashoggi's Alleged Murderer. Now He's Doubling Down.

Trump Bet the Whole Middle East on Khashoggi's Alleged Murderer. Now He's Doubling Down.

PARIS—Donald Trump decided to endorse the leadership of an alleged Saudi murderer on Tuesday. Speaking of accusations by the CIA and others that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the president of the United States reverted to his usual fallback position: the truth is unknowable. “It could very well […]

Uber's Middle East rival Careem looks to raise up to $200 mln in China -source

Uber's Middle East rival Careem looks to raise up to $200 mln in China -source

FILE PHOTO: An employee shows the logo of ride-hailing company Careem on his mobile in his office in the West Bank city of Ramallah July 17, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman/File Photo HONG KONG (Reuters) – Careem, Uber’s main Middle East rival, is looking at raising between $100 million and $200 million from Chinese investors, a source […]

Sen. Chris Murphy's Lonely Quest to End the War in Yemen

Sen. Chris Murphy's Lonely Quest to End the War in Yemen

For Chris Murphy, the newly re-elected junior senator from Connecticut, Yemen is a byword for the failures of American foreign policy in the Middle East. For the past three years, he has been a consistent and often lonely voice in the government for ending United States military support for Saudi Arabia’s war on its southern […]

Four arrested in Iran as strike continues at sugar company

Four arrested in Iran as strike continues at sugar company

Iran has seen multiple strikes and protests in recent months over working conditions and unpaid wages in a range of sectors (Reuters) Four people have been arrested in southwestern Iran as locals joined striking sugar workers in mounting protests over unpaid wages and alleged criminal activity by managers, the official IRNA news agency has said. […]

Netanyahu says early election in Israel must be avoided

Netanyahu says early election in Israel must be avoided

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, with recently resigned Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman, left (AFP/file photo) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday he wanted his government to fulfil its term, putting the onus of triggering an expected early election onto a coalition partner. Netanyahu has faced calls from his coalition members to hold […]

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