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Marine Battalion Commander Relieved During Middle East Deployment

Marine Battalion Commander Relieved During Middle East Deployment

The commander of a Marine Corps battalion currently deployed with a Marine expeditionary unit in the U.S. 5th Fleet was abruptly released from his duties due to “loss of trust and confidence in his ability to continue to lead the battalion,” Marine officials announced today. Lt. Col. Marcus Mainz, commander of battalion landing team 2nd […]

Beirut Pride's Hadi Damien Q&A: Lebanon's LGBT movement is 'growing'

Beirut Pride's Hadi Damien Q&A: Lebanon's LGBT movement is 'growing'

Beirut Pride’s events have been cancelled both years it has attempted to run (Facebook) Earlier this week, Beirut Pride’s second edition was in full swing, with events such as concerts, a workshop on health and HIV, and a conference on LGBT legal rights scheduled up until Sunday. The festival, which first ran last year and is […]

The Middle East embraces the spirit of Ramadan

The Middle East embraces the spirit of Ramadan

As the Holy Month of Ramadan begins, we examine how children from different backgrounds are embracing the spiritual time in the multicultural UAE. We also travel to Cairo to shine a light on ‘fawanees’, the colourful lanterns which hold great cultural significance for Egyptians at this time of the year. During Ramadan, Muslims – who […]

Middle East needs a new honest broker

Middle East needs a new honest broker

Israeli and American officials could not have been so wrong; on the 70th anniversary of the creation of Israel, they hailed the opening of the United States embassy in Jerusalem as a step towards peace. But as the dignitaries smiled on Monday, their words were being proven false at the border wall to the Gaza […]

Muslims begin holy month with 'heavy hearts' for Middle East

Muslims begin holy month with 'heavy hearts' for Middle East

Muslims in Alabama and around the world began daytime fasting on Wednesday for the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Recent violent clashes in the Middle East have cast a somber shadow over Ramadan this year, said Ashfaq Taufique, president of the Birmingham Islamic Society. “We start this Ramadan with a lot of prayers for peace in […]

Get Ready for the New Middle East Battlefield: The Golan

Get Ready for the New Middle East Battlefield: The Golan

The exchange of missiles last week on the Syrian-Israeli border was anything but normal. This firefight established new rules of engagement in the Levant, and made the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights an “operational theater” in the Syrian conflict overnight. The mainstream media’s version of events began with Israel retaliating against Iranian missile strikes, and the IDF […]

Latest moves show Trump grasps the realities of the Middle East

Latest moves show Trump grasps the realities of the Middle East

By Russell A. Berman, opinion contributor — 05/15/18 09:45 AM EDT The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill © Getty Images Source link

Marines Sent To Middle East

Marines Sent To Middle East

Marines Sent To Middle East  Bloomberg Full coverage Source link

World War 3: Iran 'SLAMS' Donald Trump as 'untrustworthy' as Middle East tensions SOAR

World War 3: Iran 'SLAMS' Donald Trump as 'untrustworthy' as Middle East tensions SOAR

Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said the Republican firebrand’s move was “adopted to break Iran’s resistance”. He explained: “Today, we are again witnessing that the US untrustworthiness has been proved. “The US measure has been adopted to break Iran’s resistance and it is not a new thing […]

US Plans to Open Jerusalem Embassy Opposed Across Middle East

US Plans to Open Jerusalem Embassy Opposed Across Middle East

One of President Donald Trump’s most contentious foreign policy projects, the inauguration of a U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, is set to be carried out on Monday even as peace in the Middle East seems more elusive than ever. While Trump, who vowed to move the embassy from Tel Aviv during his campaign, isn’t attending, he’ll […]