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Photography exhibit at Pattee Library focuses on war in the Middle East

Photography exhibit at Pattee Library focuses on war in the Middle East

State College, Centre County, Pa – The Pattee Library at Penn State is featuring a photography exhibit that focuses on war in the Middle East.  It’s called “Depth of Field,” and shows conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. The exhibit also features photographs of Syria in the 1990s that were taken by a Penn State […]

Careem set to enter food delivery business in the Middle East according to reports

Careem set to enter food delivery business in the Middle East according to reports

Dubai-based Careem is set to take on the likes of Deliveroo and Uber Eats with the launch of its own food delivery service according to reports from Reuters. The news agency has heard from two sources within the ride-hailing company who said Careem is trying to raise up to USD150 million to launch the service, […]

Israeli minister visits flashpoint East Jerusalem shrine

Israeli minister visits flashpoint East Jerusalem shrine

Uri Ariel is a nationalist hardliner in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government (Lalit Kumar/AFP) An ultra-nationalist minister in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government visited the ultra-sensitive Al-Aqsa compound (known to Jews as the Temple Mount), ending a longstanding ban on such activity. Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel, of the Jewish Home party, toured the […]

400 Arizona National Guard soldiers to deploy to Middle East for a year

400 Arizona National Guard soldiers to deploy to Middle East for a year

Nearly 400 Arizona Army National Guard soldiers prepared for a year-long deployment overseas Saturday with a special ceremony. Gov. Doug Ducey attended the deployment ceremony in Tempe at the Wells Fargo Arena as soldiers stood at attention. The 1st Battalion 158th Infantry Regiment deploys Sunday to the Middle East in support of Operation Spartan Shield. […]

July 21: Biblical Insights From Living In The Middle East

July 21: Biblical Insights From Living In The Middle East

The Friday Harbor branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints host a special guest presentation “Biblical Insights From Living In The Middle East”  by Susan Ellis, Ph.D at 7 p.m. July 21 at 1013 Lampard Rd in Friday Harbor. She will be speaking on the biblical insights she gained from living in […]

Swedish pro-Palestine activist Ladraa barred from entering Israel

Swedish pro-Palestine activist Ladraa barred from entering Israel

Swedish activist Benjamin Ladraa has been barred from entering Israel after 11 months of his #WalkToPalestine campaign. Ladraa approached the Jordan-Israel border yesterday with several other activists who had planned to walk the last 5,000 kilometres with him in solidarity. The rejection statement for Swedish activist Benjamin Ladraa after he was denied entry into Israel […]

#FreeAmal: Egyptian woman's detention extended for harassment protest

#FreeAmal: Egyptian woman's detention extended for harassment protest

Egyptian activist Amal Fathy has had her detention extended for a fifth time without trial for speaking out against sexual harassment, sparking outrage amid supporters.  Fathy, 33, was told on Tuesday that she will now be held until 15 July when her pre-trial detention will be reviewed. By that stage she will have been detained for […]

Smartphone pioneer HTC eyes virtual reality market for Middle East growth

Smartphone pioneer HTC eyes virtual reality market for Middle East growth

HTC is hoping the virtual reality market could offer hope for growth in the Middle East as the smartphone pioneer is forced to shed thousands of jobs globally. The Taiwanese company — a trail-blazer in the Android space in particular, thanks to devices such as the HTC Desire and HTC Evo from 2010 — is […]

Son of Daesh leader reportedly killed in Syria's Homs

Son of Daesh leader reportedly killed in Syria's Homs

A son of Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in the city of Homs in Syria, the group’s news channel reported on Tuesday, Reuters reports. “Hudayfah al-Badri … the son of the Caliph … was killed in an operation against the Nusayriyyah and the Russians at the thermal power station in Homs,” the statement […]

Israel army launching special anti-Iran body

Israel army launching special anti-Iran body

Israel has launched a special military body to confront Iran, Hebrew media reported today. According to Maariv, the Head of Central Command, Major General Nitzan Alon, was appointed director of the new department. Alon travelled to the US last weekend and attended meetings with senior US military officials, including US Army Chief of Staff Joseph […]