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Family of doctor detained in Syria calls on Trump to broker deal for his release

Family members of a Southern California-raised psychotherapist arrested in Syria two years ago are asking President Donald Trump to employ his negotiating skills to secure their father's freedom.
Tags: News, Syria, Middle East, Donald Trump, Southern California, Trump

More Schools and Fewer Tanks for the Mideast

The U.S. should send more soft power and less hard power to the region.
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Middle East, Foreign Aid, Tunisia, Mideast, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, United States Defense and Military Forces, Afghanistan War (2001-

US: Upcoming Mideast conference not aimed at demonizing Iran

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States said Tuesday an international conference next month to promote peace and stability in the Middle East is not aimed at demonizing Iran, which has denounced the gathering as America’s anti-Iran “circus.” U.S. deputy ambassador Jonathan Cohen told the Security Council that the conference in Warsaw on Feb. 13-14 […]
Tags: News, US, America, Iran, United States, Middle East, Warsaw, Security Council, UNITED NATIONS AP, Mideast, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Jonathan Cohen

Egypt: Egypt Tax Summaries 2018 - Andersen Tax & Legal

In the last three years Egypt has solidified its position as one of the biggest markets and economies in the Middle East and the Arab world, due to its developed economic, market and social structures and wide labor resources.
Tags: News, Egypt, Middle East

Egypt TV host handed 12-month jail term for interviewing gay man

A court in Egypt sentenced a TV journalist to 12 months' jail time on Sunday for "promoting homosexuality" after he interviewed a gay man, state-run media reported.
Tags: News, Egypt, Middle East

Russia Flexes Its Muscle in the Middle East

Moscow looks for stronger ties with traditional allies of the U.S.
Tags: Europe, News, Russia, Paid, Middle East, Moscow

Iran not invited, Russia snubs meeting over Iran concerns

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s foreign minister says Iran has not been invited to an international conference on the Middle East next month in Warsaw, while Russia has declined the invitation. Iran has protested the Feb.13-14 conference, calling it a hostile move. Poland and the U.S. are co-hosting the event that has also met with […]
Tags: News, Russia, Iran, Nation, Middle East, Poland, Warsaw, Warsaw Poland

Israel, Iran exchange fire as tensions soar

Israel carried out a series of airstrikes against Iranian targets in Syria, the Israeli military said, in response to an Iranian missile fired at the Golan Heights.
Tags: News, Israel, Syria, Middle East, Israel Iran

Editorial Observer: Iran and the United States: Doomed to Be Forever Enemies?

President Trump and hard-line advisers want to isolate and undermine the government in Tehran. Engagement is a better option.
Tags: News, Obama, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Reagan, Iran, United States, Terrorism, Middle East, Poland, Nuclear Weapons, Bolton, Tehran, Yemen, Defense Department, Hezbollah

Trump is achieving his goal of being the un-Obama, except on Middle East wars

Trump is Mars and Obama is Venus, but both believe the US should avoid starting new wars and get out of old ones in places like Syria and Afghanistan.            [Author: Opinion contributors]
Tags: News, Obama, US, Syria, Afghanistan, Middle East, Mars, Venus, Trump, Opinion contributors

Trump wants to be the un-Obama, but he's a lot like him when it comes to Middle East wars

Trump is Mars and Obama is Venus, but both believe the US should avoid starting new wars and get out of old ones in places like Syria and Afghanistan.            [Author: Opinion contributors]
Tags: News, Obama, US, Syria, Afghanistan, Middle East, Mars, Venus, Trump, Opinion contributors

EU could snub US-Mideast meeting over Iran concerns

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries appear ready to snub an international conference on the Middle East in Poland next month over concerns it is part of a U.S. drive to ramp up pressure on Iran. EU diplomats on Friday raised questions about the real agenda of the Feb. 13-14 conference, saying that it was […]
Tags: News, Eu, European Union, Iran, Ap, Nation, Middle East, Poland, Brussels, Iran EU, US Mideast

Suicide blast may be a taste of what's to come as US forces leave Syria

The battle against ISIS is still raging on the frontlines near Syria's border with Iraq. And a blast that killed 4 Americans is a worrying sign as US forces begin to withdraw.
Tags: Isis, News, Iraq, US, Syria, Middle East

New exploration captures support Eni’s aggressive Middle East growth strategy

New exploration captures support Eni’s aggressive Middle East growth strategy By will scargill, senior oil & gas analyst, GlobalData on 1/14/2019 LONDON -- Following recent announcements of Eni S.p.A.’s acquisition of new exploration acreage in Bahrain, the UAE and Oman, Will Scargill, senior oil & gas analyst at GlobalData offers his view on their place within the company’s wider strategy: “Eni’s recent acreage captures in the Gulf are part of a strategy for major growth in the Middle East. ...
Tags: London, News, Iraq, Middle East, Oman, Bahrain, Iraqi Economic News, Uae, Gulf, Zubair, Eni, Bahrain Oman, GlobalData, Scargill, Lower Zakum, Ghasa

Trumplomacy: Five takeaways from Pompeo trip to Middle East

Five key takeaways from the US secretary of state's breakneck tour of the Middle East.
Tags: News, US, Middle East, State, Pompeo

Australian Open 2019: Serena Williams beats Eugenie Bouchard as Simona Halep digs deep to progress

Serena Williams has proved in the past that a lack of warm-up matches need not be a problem and the 23-times Grand Slam champion reinforced that point with her 6-2, 6-2 victory here on Thursday over Eugenie Bouchard at the Australian Open. Williams arrived here having not played any competitive matches since last year’s controversial US Open final, having appeared only in an exhibition event in the Middle East and the Hopman Cup in Perth in her build-up to the year’s opening Grand Slam tournamen...
Tags: News, Ukraine, Middle East, Perth, Serena Williams, Eugenie Bouchard, Simona Halep, Margaret Court, Dayana Yastremska

Syria attack: Will the US fight back or withdraw faster?

ISIS has claimed responsiblity for a lethal attack on US troops and Syrian civilians in Manbij, Syria. Now Trump must decide what that means for his proposed withdrawal from Syria.
Tags: Isis, News, US, Syria, Middle East, Trump, Manbij Syria

Hottest inhabited places on Earth

Ready for warmer weather? Check out the 25 hottest inhabited places on Earth, from spots in the United States to the Middle East and more.            [Author: 24/7 Wall Street]
Tags: News, Earth, United States, Middle East, 24/7 Wall Street

Despite US warning, Iran launches satellite and fails

Iran announced the failure of its satellite launch, which the US warned against, on Tuesday.
Tags: News, US, Iran, Middle East

Florida governor goes after Airbnb over West Bank decision

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing for sanctions against Airbnb unless it reverses its decision barring lodging listings in the disputed West Bank in the Middle East. The Republican governor on Tuesday criticized the online lodging marketplace for a policy he said unfairly targets Jewish people. DeSantis is suspending the […]
Tags: Florida, News, Ap, Nation, Middle East, West Bank, Airbnb, Ron DeSantis, BOCA RATON Fla, DeSantis

Cargo plane crashes in Iran, killing at least 15

A Boeing 707 cargo plane crashed in Iran Monday, killing at least 15 people on board, according to Iranian state media.
Tags: News, Iran, Middle East, Boeing

Longtime AP journalist Ed Blanche has died at age 76

BEIRUT (AP) — Ed Blanche, a longtime correspondent and Middle East editor for The Associated Press who covered transformative events from Northern Ireland to Lebanon, has died, his family said Tuesday. He was 76. Blanche died Sunday in Beirut after losing a battle with cancer, said his wife, Mona Ziade. Blanche joined the AP in […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Middle East, Northern Ireland, Associated Press, Beirut, Lebanon, Blanche, Ed Blanche, Mona Ziade Blanche

Pompeo’s Anti-Iran Tour Faces Obstacles of a Fractious Middle East

Touring eight countries in one week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought to build a regional coalition against Iran. The obstacles are formidable.
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Israel, Iran, United States, Egypt, Middle East, Jordan, State, Mike, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, United States International Relations, Embargoes and Sanctions, United States Defense and Military Forces

Secretary Of State Pompeo Meets With Saudi Crown Prince Before Heading Home

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's trip to the Middle East started with controversy over U.S. plans to withdraw from Syria and ended in discussions about the killing of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
Tags: News, Syria, Middle East, State, U S, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo

What We Know About The 5 Meetings Between Trump And Putin

This weekend brought the remarkable news that President Donald Trump went to extreme lengths to conceal or limit access to information about his in-person meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. As first reported by the Washington Post, Trump has blocked the rest of his administration from receiving briefings about his conversations with Putin, once going so far as to take possession of the notes of the U.S. interpreter present. Details about these unusual, unprecedented actions are re...
Tags: Post, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, North Korea, France, Senate, White House, Angela Merkel, Russia, Bloomberg, Syria, Ukraine, Cnn, Fbi, Hillary Clinton

Syrian Kurds contemplate war without US allies

Syrian Kurds have been the US's strongest and most steadfast ally on the ground in the fight against ISIS. While ISIS is close to defeat, the fighting continues. It's a battle that the Kurds may soon be fighting alone, as the US begins to withdraw.
Tags: Isis, News, US, Middle East

Pompeo Expected To Press Saudi Prince For Accountability In Journalist's Death

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Saudi Arabia — the latest stop in his swing through the Middle East. He's expected to meet with Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Middle East, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo

Netanyahu: Israel struck Iranian weapons depot at Damascus airport

In a rare acknowledgment of Israeli operations in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the country's air force struck Syria over the weekend.
Tags: News, Israel, Syria, Middle East, Benjamin Netanyahu, Damascus, Netanyahu

Urging Gulf states to heal rift, Pompeo lands in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and non-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member Egypt cut diplomatic, transport and trade ties with Qatar in June 2017, accusing it of supporting terrorism and their regional foe Shi'ite Muslim Iran - something Doha denies. The United States, an ally of the six-nation Sunni Muslim GCC, sees the rift as a threat to efforts to contain Iran and has pushed for a united Gulf front. "When we have a common challenge, disputes between countries with shared...
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, United States, Egypt, Middle East, Doha, Gulf, Riyadh, Shi, Gulf Cooperation Council GCC, United Arab Emirates Bahrain, Pompeo, Sunni Muslim GCC

Pompeo to press Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi's murder

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday arrived in Riyadh, where he is set to press Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to hold the killers of journalist Jamal Khashoggi accountable. The top US diplomat, on an extensive Middle East tour, embarked on his second politically sensitive visit to Saudi Arabia since Khashoggi's murder inside its Istanbul consulate sparked an international outcry. "We will continue to have a conversation with the crown prince and the Saudis about ensuring the a...
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, US, Qatar, Middle East, Istanbul, Riyadh, State, Mohammed bin Salman, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi Pompeo

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