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Lebanon President: US Pullout From Iran Deal Will Hurt Middle East

Lebanon President: US Pullout From Iran Deal Will Hurt Middle East

BEIRUT —  Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Monday the U.S. withdrawal from world powers’ 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran would have negative consequences for Middle East stability. Aoun, a Maronite Christian politician, is a political ally of Lebanon’s Iran-backed Shi’ite Muslim group Hezbollah. The United States, which classifies Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, arms […]

Nowra's Jacob Dun home from record Middle East deployment

Nowra's Jacob Dun home from record Middle East deployment

From the South Coast to the Middle East Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Jacob Dun hoists communication flags on the upper deck of HMAS Warramunga during the ship’s deployment to Operation Manitou. Photograph: Tom Gibson HMAS Warramunga’s boarding party member, Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Jacob Dun prepares to conduct a boarding during […]

Why Middle East Businesses Must Build Homegrown Digital Talent

Why Middle East Businesses Must Build Homegrown Digital Talent

As consumers walk around with eyes glued to their smartphones, businesses know that digital is no longer a buzzword; it is core to their growth and survival. With that realization comes the urgent treasure hunt for digital talent. Digital talent refers to the wizards that we would expect to find in companies such as Google […]

For China, the Belt and Road run through the Middle East

For China, the Belt and Road run through the Middle East

The eighth Ministerial Meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF) was held last week, bringing the foreign ministers of the 22 Arab League member states together with their Chinese counterpart, State Councilor Wang Yi. Not surprisingly, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was a central focus of the meeting. The CASCF was begun in […]

Official: 137 Palestinians killed in Gaza's Great Marches of Return

Official: 137 Palestinians killed in Gaza's Great Marches of Return

As many as 137 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces since 30 March 2018, in assaults on the Great Marches of Return on Gaza border; a Palestinian official has said. A spokesman for the Health Ministry in Gaza, Ashraf al-Qudra said in a statement, Thursday, that Israeli forces injured 16,100 Palestinians; noting that 7,700 of […]

Ireland's Senate approves bill to boycott Israel goods

Ireland's Senate approves bill to boycott Israel goods

The Irish Senate has voted to approve a bill that would see the country boycott goods from illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, paving the way for the country to become the first EU nation to enforce a boycott. The bill passed yesterday with 25 lawmakers voting in its favour, with 20 against […]

Middle East Peace? Can Young Palestinians' Rejection of the PA Lead to a Binational State With Israel?

Middle East Peace? Can Young Palestinians' Rejection of the PA Lead to a Binational State With Israel?

Obada Nawawra was talking to friends at a restaurant in Bethlehem. Outside the window, the terraced hills around the ancient West Bank city rolled into the distance. It was early June, and most restaurants were closed for Ramadan; aside from a table of tourists, the large place was nearly empty. As the conversation shifted to […]

Russia warns Syrian rebels 'Idlib will be next': Report

Russia warns Syrian rebels 'Idlib will be next': Report

A Syrian army soldier stands next to a Syrian flag in Umm al-Mayazen, in the countryside of Deraa (Reuters) Russian officials warned Free Syrian Army (FSA) negotiators in Daraa that they plan to launch an attack on the northern Syrian province of Idlib in September, an FSA spokesman told the SMART opposition news agency.  The […]

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, […]