Home » Archives by category » Mid-East (Page 29)

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 […]

Iraqis vote in first election since defeating Daesh

Iraqis vote in first election since defeating Daesh

An Iraqi man casts his vote at a polling station for the Iraqi parliamentary election in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq on May 12, 2018 [Feriq Fereç / Anadolu Agency] People pose for a photo after casting their vote at a polling station for the Iraqi parliamentary election in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq on May 12, 2018 [Feriq Fereç / […]

Palestinians face reckoning with US administration in a shifting Middle East

Palestinians face reckoning with US administration in a shifting Middle East

The street signs pointing to the US embassy are already up in Jerusalem, just days after its formal move from Tel Aviv. Five months after US President Donald Trump announced his administration’s recognition of the Holy City as Israel’s capital, the embassy relocation is almost complete. Israel hasn’t been coy about its jubilation around the […]

Kushner shares Jerusalem embassy spotlight

Kushner shares Jerusalem embassy spotlight

Since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Jared Kushner has served as the administration’s point person in the Middle East, eclipsing even the secretary of state in some meetings with foreign leaders. But when it comes to the historic opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, a move Kushner championed behind the scenes, the president’s […]

In the Middle East right now, all sides in this complex battle are staring at each other with increasing concern

In the Middle East right now, all sides in this complex battle are staring at each other with increasing concern

In the West, it’s easy to concentrate on each daily drama about the Middle East and forget the world in which the real people of the region live. The latest ravings of the American president on the Iran nuclear agreement – mercifully, at last, firmly opposed by the EU – obscure the lands of mass […]

Egypt forces Uber to share data with security agencies

Egypt forces Uber to share data with security agencies

The Egyptian Parliament yesterday passed a law which would force ride-sharing companies Uber and Careem to share users’ private information with state security agencies, Quds Press reported. According to articles 9 and 10 of the new law, ride-sharing firms must keep the personal data of the users for 180 days and make this information available to […]

What's next for Lebanon?

What's next for Lebanon?

Corruption, power cuts, rubbish piling up on the streets – and looking after huge numbers of refugees from Syria. Theser are just some of the challenges facing politicians in Lebanon’s newly elected parliament.  Sunday’s parliamentary election was the first in nine years. Hezbollah was the winner. The Shia Muslim party with a military wing which […]

Libyan commander declares 'zero hour' for campaign to take city

Libyan commander declares 'zero hour' for campaign to take city

Libyan army commander Khalifa Haftar announced the start of military operations to “liberate” the eastern city of Derna on Monday after his forces clashed with rival militias on the city’s outskirts. “Zero hour for the liberation of Derna has struck. Our army forces are now targeting their hideouts,” Haftar said in a speech at a […]

Trump's top priority in the Middle East should be avoiding a catastrophic war between Israel and Iran

Trump's top priority in the Middle East should be avoiding a catastrophic war between Israel and Iran

FILE PHOTO – Israeli Air Force F-16 fighter jets take part in a ceremony for newly graduated air force pilots at Hatzerim Air Base, June 28, 2010. The Israeli military in February said it had shot down an Iranian drone that infiltrated the country and struck Iranian targets in Syria that launched it. The military […]