Tehran calls on Trump to 'return' to landmark nuke deal

Tehran calls on Trump to 'return' to landmark nuke deal

An Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman on Thursday called on the US to return to a landmark nuclear deal from which it withdrew earlier this year. Speaking on Iranian state television, ministry spokesman Bahram Qasimi said that returning to the nuclear deal would be “the best option” for the US “I hope the US views Iran […]

Palestine's first aquarium brings marine life to landlocked West Bank

Palestine's first aquarium brings marine life to landlocked West Bank

AL-BIREH, West Bank – A giant ship sits staunchly in the city of al-Bireh, which lies next to Ramallah, the de-facto Palestinian capital of the West Bank. The architecture looks out of place against the block-built stone houses and apartments in the area. But even more so, it catches the eye as one drives past it, […]

Trump nominates Marine general to head Middle East operations

Trump nominates Marine general to head Middle East operations

Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. has been one of the Pentagon’s most visible senior military officials over the past year. (Alex Brandon/AP) President Trump on Wednesday nominated a veteran Marine officer to head U.S. Central Command and oversee the ongoing insurgent wars across the Middle East. If confirmed by the Senate, Lt. Gen. […]

IVD Market in the Middle East, 2018 Report

IVD Market in the Middle East, 2018 Report

DUBLIN, Aug 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The “The IVD Market in the Middle East“ report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.  This report on the Middle East IVD in the last five years finds the Middle East remains as an underserved region with large market potential. Many Middle Eastern countries, such as Saudi Arabia, have […]

Report: IRGC officer confirms helping Houthis fire rockets at Saudis

Report: IRGC officer confirms helping Houthis fire rockets at Saudis

HOUTHI SHI’ITE rebels in Yemen 370. (photo credit: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters) In a recent interview, a senior Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps officer became the first top official to confirm it is helping Yemen’s Houthi rebels fire rockets at Saudi Arabia’s oil interests, the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center has reported. In statements […]

Planning a move to the Middle East? Here's everything you need to know

Planning a move to the Middle East? Here's everything you need to know

Little more than a decade ago, it would have been rare to hear about an Irish person moving to the Gulf States in the Middle East. But over the past few years, the Irish population in the region has soared. In the United Arab Emirates, the number of Irish people living there has increased from […]

Daniel Barenboim tries bridging the Middle East conflict with music

Daniel Barenboim tries bridging the Middle East conflict with music

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more accomplished musician than Daniel Barenboim, a celebrated conductor and distinguished concert pianist, who grew up in Israel and for the last seven decades, has been performing with the great orchestras of the world. For many maestros, all that would be enough. Not for Barenboim. At 75, he’s still […]

Qatar accuses Saudis of barring Hajj pilgrims, which Riyadh denies

Qatar accuses Saudis of barring Hajj pilgrims, which Riyadh denies

Last year, 1,624 Qatari pilgrims attended Hajj, Saudi ministry says (AFP/file photo) Qatar accused Saudi Arabia of barring its citizens from this year’s Hajj, which Riyadh denies, saying a diplomatic dispute is not stopping Qataris from making the pilgrimage to Mecca. The Hajj may draw two million people from around the globe this year. By […]

Jordan's King: There is nothing called 'deal of the century'

Jordan's King: There is nothing called 'deal of the century'

Jordanian King Abdullah II has said that his Kingdom had always supported a Palestinian state, stressing that this position would never change, Assabeel newspaper reported yesterday. Speaking with a group of Jordanian writers and journalists on Thursday, the King said: “We have never seen or read about something called the ‘deal of the century’.” According […]

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