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Hugh Hewitt: Trump's sledgehammer tactics are fit for the Middle East – Salt Lake Tribune

Hugh Hewitt: Trump's sledgehammer tactics are fit for the Middle East – Salt Lake Tribune

Jerusalem • President Donald Trump, as he so often does, deployed “smash the glass, pull alarm” tactics last month over the stalemate developing in Syria’s civil war. As with so many moves by the president to apply a sort of shock therapy to an intractable problem set, his announcement that U.S. troops would withdraw from […]

Former Barclays bosses face London trial over Qatari cash call – Middle East Monitor

Former Barclays bosses face London trial over Qatari cash call – Middle East Monitor

The most senior bankers to face criminal charges in Britain over conduct during the financial crisis are preparing to appear before a London jury in a trial that will test the mettle of the Serious Fraud Office, says Reuters. Former Barclays CEO John Varley and three one-time colleagues stand charged over deals with Qatari investors […]

Sudan’s Bashir rejects ‘normalisation with Israel’ – Middle East Monitor

Sudan’s Bashir rejects ‘normalisation with Israel’ – Middle East Monitor

Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir has refused a request by Kenya’s national air carrier to fly over Sudan’s airspace on a direct route from Nairobi to the Israeli capital city of Tel Aviv, The Jerusalem Post reports yesterday. In an interview with the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation (KAN) Al-Bashir rejected “any possibility of normalisation with Israel.” […]

Saudi women to get divorce confirmation by text message – BBC News

Saudi women to get divorce confirmation by text message – BBC News

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Saudi women are subject to male guardianship laws A new regulation in Saudi Arabia is set to stop Saudi women from being divorced without their knowledge. Starting from Sunday, courts will be required to notify women by text on rulings confirming their divorces. Local female lawyers suggest the measure will […]

Iraq: Six women prisoners killed in Baghdad prison riot, fire – Middle East Monitor

Iraq: Six women prisoners killed in Baghdad prison riot, fire – Middle East Monitor

At least six female inmates were killed yesterday by rioting and fire in a prison in Adhamiyah, north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. In a statement to Anadolu Agency, Police Captain Ahmed Khalaf said that the prison – which was specifically for homeless female prisoners – experienced riots, though he did not elaborate on the […]

UN calls on UAE to release rights activist Mansoor – Middle East Monitor

UN calls on UAE to release rights activist Mansoor – Middle East Monitor

The United Arab Emirates must release pro-democracy campaigner Ahmed Mansoor, whose 10-year jail sentence for criticising the government on social media was upheld this week, the UN human rights office said on Friday, Reuters reports. The state security court’s ruling against Mansoor, who prior to his imprisonment had been one of a tiny number of […]

Rebel infighting escalates in northwest Syria – Middle East Monitor

Rebel infighting escalates in northwest Syria – Middle East Monitor

Clashes among rival Syrian rebel factions have spread across northwest Syria, rebels and residents said on Thursday, in the latest bout of tit-for-tat fighting between opponents of President Bashar al Assad’s rule, Reuters reports. Infighting has long plagued Syria’s armed opposition since the uprising against Assad began in 2011. Turf wars have helped the Syrian president, […]

184th Responsible for Daily Middle East Army Sustainment Operations – DVIDS

184th Responsible for Daily Middle East Army Sustainment Operations – DVIDS

Soldiers of the 184th Sustainment Command, Mississippi Army National Guard, assumed responsibility of daily sustainment operations throughout the Middle East on Dec. 29, 2018, commemorated by a transfer of authority ceremony Jan. 2, 2019. Serving as the operational command post for the Ft. Knox-based 1st Theater Sustainment Command, the 184th manages the day-to-day sustainment […]

Oil is behind the Middle East's failure to develop, and diversify – TRT World

Oil is behind the Middle East's failure to develop, and diversify – TRT World

Arab development and economies are running into the ground, and oil stands in the way of change. What’s keeping the Middle East from changing for the better? The failure of Arab development is multifaceted in nature, and manifests itself at all levels — economic, political and geopolitical. Over the last three decades, three profound shifts […]

Powerful Antitank Missiles Put U.S. Forces in Middle East at Risk – The Wall Street Journal

Powerful Antitank Missiles Put U.S. Forces in Middle East at Risk – The Wall Street Journal

An upgraded class of high-powered weaponry has flooded the battlefields of the Middle East, threatening even the most sophisticated battle tanks and highlighting a gap in U.S. military preparedness. The weapons—antitank guided missiles, or ATGMs—were first developed decades ago, but recent years have brought advances in their technology, ease of use and availability on the […]