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 […]

World Cup: Diplomatic Crisis in Middle East Stokes Fears of Piracy

World Cup: Diplomatic Crisis in Middle East Stokes Fears of Piracy

When Saudi Arabia plays host nation Russia in the World Cup’s opening match Thursday, millions of Saudi soccer fans may have no choice but to use illegal means to watch their team because of an ongoing diplomatic crisis. With just a day to go before kickoff, Saudi authorities have yet to strike a deal with […]

eBay partners with Dubai billionaire for Middle East sales

eBay partners with Dubai billionaire for Middle East sales

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 1:16 p.m. EDT DUBAI (Reuters) – ebay Inc will sell products on a relatively new Middle Eastern e-commerce venture, founded by a Dubai billionaire, from the second half of this year, the venture said on Tuesday. eBay has agreed to list popular products from the United States and elsewhere on noon.com […]

Crisis Response Marines in Middle East Focused on Operations in Syria, Afghanistan

Crisis Response Marines in Middle East Focused on Operations in Syria, Afghanistan

U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command train in Jordan on Feb. 26, 2018. US Marine Corps Photo ARLINGTON, Va. — The Marine Corps’ Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Crisis Response force in U.S. Central Command is becoming increasingly distributed […]

Algeria to fine shops that close on Eid day

Algeria to fine shops that close on Eid day

Algeria will imposed large fines on traders who close their shops during the Muslim festival of Eid Al-Fitr which is due to be observed this weekend. Officials have prepared lists of 4,594 traders in the capital Algiers who will have to keep their businesses open during the holidays. In addition to the fine, traders who […]

Canon Middle East launches in KSA

Canon Middle East launches in KSA

Canon Middle East (CME), a provider of imaging technologies and services, has announced that it is expanding its regional presence by establishing direct operations in Saudi Arabia. The announcement came during a signing ceremony between CME and Ali Zaid Al-Quraishi & Brothers to formally establish Canon Saudi Arabia. Canon Saudi Arabia will operate from Riyadh […]

Assad denies Moscow 'dictates' to Syrian government

Assad denies Moscow 'dictates' to Syrian government

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on 10 June 2018 shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during an interview with a journalist in Damascus (AFP) Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad denied that Moscow is running the show in his war-torn country, saying in an interview released Sunday his government operates independently […]

The Heart Just Grew Fonder When He Was in the Middle East

The Heart Just Grew Fonder When He Was in the Middle East

As Mr. Ward balanced his obligations, Ms. Lollie was busy traveling the state in pursuit of the Miss Florida USA crown. Ms. Lollie was named Miss Emerald Coast in Panama City Beach in April 2014. She then went to Fort Lauderdale three months later to compete for the Miss Florida USA crown — and won. […]