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III Corps return home after Middle East deployment

III Corps return home after Middle East deployment

(Source: Department of Defense) (Source: Department of Defense) (Source: Department of Defense) (Source: Department of Defense) FORT HOOD, TX (KXXV) - III Corps returned home after completing its deployment to the Middle East in a transfer of authority ceremony for Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve on Friday. The commanding general of U.S. […]

Middle East wars fade in the fog of Washington

Middle East wars fade in the fog of Washington

By Georgie Anne Geyer Last week, while the specter of The New York Times’ “anonymous” editorial haunted the White House, and this week as we again mourned our losses 17 years ago on 9/11, I have been deep into watching the old documentary about Robert McNamara and how he led us to our national disaster […]

London Fashion Week makes room for emerging Middle East labels

London Fashion Week makes room for emerging Middle East labels

Amid the usual fare of big-name designers at London Fashion Week will be a pop-up showroom entitled ­DXB>LDN. Located in the Designer Showrooms exhibition area at the Store Studios at 180 The Strand, the showroom will celebrate six emerging designers from the Middle East, and is curated by Dubai start-up Share This Space, which describes […]

Isis threat to UK remains despite terror group's demise in Middle East, warns commander

Isis threat to UK remains despite terror group's demise in Middle East, warns commander

Islamist fighters are making their final stand in the Syrian battleground on two fronts. But the most senior British military officer in the coalition against Isis has warned that violent jihad is far from over and threats of attacks remain potent in the region and beyond it to the West, including Britain. As well as […]

ANALYSIS: 9/11 lawsuit looms over Saudi Arabia's ambitions

ANALYSIS: 9/11 lawsuit looms over Saudi Arabia's ambitions

9/11 Commission report appears to clear the Saudi government of direct involvement in the attacks (AFP) A lawsuit alleging Saudi involvement in the 9/11 attack is overshadowing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s economic and political plans. Saudi Arabia is rebranding itself, attempting to move its economy away from dependence on oil, to deconstruct its image […]

Only 1% Of US TV Actors Are Middle Eastern Or North African

Only 1% Of US TV Actors Are Middle Eastern Or North African

A new study has found that actors of Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) descent only make up 1% of actors on U.S. television. According to the MENA Arts Advocacy Coalition (MAAC) report titled, “Terrorists and Tyrants: Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) Actors in Prime Time and Streaming Television”,  92% of scripted TV shows throughout […]

PLO defiant as US plans to close its Washington offices

PLO defiant as US plans to close its Washington offices

The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Office is seen in Washington, DC (AFP) The US is set to close the offices of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) in Washington, in the latest move by US President Donald Trump’s administration to close and defund pro-Palestinian institutions. Officials said the announcement would be made on Monday, one day […]

Families, governor send off Johnstown Guard unit headed to Middle East

Families, governor send off Johnstown Guard unit headed to Middle East

Family, friends and supporters gathered Sunday morning to send off their heroes. Joined by Gov. Tom Wolf, the military community honored the 160 soldiers of Pennsylvania Army National Guard’s 28th Military Police Company, who have prepared for deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation Spartan Shield.

 “You truly embody the essence of the […]

Trump cuts $25m in aid for Palestinians in East Jerusalem hospitals

Trump cuts $25m in aid for Palestinians in East Jerusalem hospitals

US President Donald Trump (right) with Israel’s President Benjamin Netanyahu (AFP/file photo) US President Donald Trump ordered that $25m earmarked for the medical care of Palestinians in East Jerusalem hospitals be directed elsewhere as part of a review of aid, a State Department official said on Saturday. Trump called for a review of US assistance […]

Putin, Erdogan and Rouhani fail to agree on Idlib ceasefire

Putin, Erdogan and Rouhani fail to agree on Idlib ceasefire

The three countries agreed to hold their next meeting to discuss Syria in Russia (AFP) The presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia on Friday failed to agree on a ceasefire that would forestall a Syrian government offensive in the rebel-held Idlib province which the United Nations fears could cause a humanitarian catastrophe involving tens of […]