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Trump Bet the Whole Middle East On Khashoggi's Alleged Murderer. Now He's Doubling Down. – The Daily Beast

Trump Bet the Whole Middle East On Khashoggi's Alleged Murderer. Now He's Doubling Down. – The Daily Beast

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 […]

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 […]

Putin visits Turkey to inaugurate new 'strategic' TurkStream pipeline

Putin visits Turkey to inaugurate new 'strategic' TurkStream pipeline

Putin and Erdoğan have met 16 times during the last two years as relations grown between the two countries (Reuters) ISTANBUL, Turkey- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will host his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in İstanbul on Monday for a ceremony marking the completion of the sea section to the TurkStream natural gas pipeline. The two […]

Trump calls CIA assessment of Khashoggi murder premature but possible

Trump calls CIA assessment of Khashoggi murder premature but possible

President Donald Trump on Saturday called a CIA assessment blaming Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi “very premature” and said he will receive a complete report on the case on Tuesday. Trump, on a trip to California, said the killing “should never have happened.” The report on […]

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 […]

Palestine Book Awards 2018 winners announced

Palestine Book Awards 2018 winners announced

The winners of the Palestine Book Awards (PBA) were unveiled at a prestigious event in London tonight, attended by prominent figures from the world of academia, literature and politics. The PBA ceremony is MEMO’s flagship event and the culmination of months of hard work. Nominations start in January with submissions from publishers across the world. Nine […]

'Best of Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East' Full Show (11/15/2018)

'Best of Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East' Full Show (11/15/2018)

‘Best of Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East’ Full Show (11/15/2018)  Bloomberg Full coverage Source link

Spotify makes play for Middle East with Arabic service

Spotify makes play for Middle East with Arabic service

From Spotify via CNN From Spotify via CNN Related content (CNN) – Spotify is bringing its services to the Middle East. The music streaming platform has launched in 13 Arab countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Users in the region will have full access to Spotify and a “fully localized Arabic […]

FMHT Hosts Talk on the Future of Citizenship in the Middle East

FMHT Hosts Talk on the Future of Citizenship in the Middle East

November 14, 2018 The Initiative on Forced Migration and Human Trafficking (FMHT), a research initiative at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, hosted a November 12, 2018 talk entitled “Perspectives on the Future of Citizenship in the Middle East.” The event was also sponsored by the Boston Consortium for Arab Region […]

Russia Pulls Ahead In Middle East Nuclear Race

Russia Pulls Ahead In Middle East Nuclear Race

In most of the industrialized world, nuclear energy has lost its appeal due to, among other reasons, the disaster at Fukushima in 2011. Few countries have ordered new plants to supplement or replace aging ones. China is an exception with 44 reactors under construction meaning that by 2030 almost 150 GW of nuclear energy will […]

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