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Oil is behind the Middle East's failure to develop, and diversify – TRT World

Oil is behind the Middle East's failure to develop, and diversify – TRT World

Arab development and economies are running into the ground, and oil stands in the way of change. What’s keeping the Middle East from changing for the better? The failure of Arab development is multifaceted in nature, and manifests itself at all levels — economic, political and geopolitical. Over the last three decades, three profound shifts […]

Powerful Antitank Missiles Put U.S. Forces in Middle East at Risk – The Wall Street Journal

Powerful Antitank Missiles Put U.S. Forces in Middle East at Risk – The Wall Street Journal

An upgraded class of high-powered weaponry has flooded the battlefields of the Middle East, threatening even the most sophisticated battle tanks and highlighting a gap in U.S. military preparedness. The weapons—antitank guided missiles, or ATGMs—were first developed decades ago, but recent years have brought advances in their technology, ease of use and availability on the […]

Middle East faces political battles over water shortfalls – PBS NewsHour

Middle East faces political battles over water shortfalls – PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro: Now, all of the water Schick uses on his farm is recycled, treated sewage coming directly from Jerusalem some 30 miles away. In fact, 87 percent of all sewage generated in Israel, while not fit for drinking, is recycled for use in agriculture, where it is safe. If you were not […]

Why eastern Syria matters to everyone in the Middle East – The Jerusalem Post – Israel News

Why eastern Syria matters to everyone in the Middle East – The Jerusalem Post – Israel News

US President Donald Trump’s announcement that the US is withdrawing from Syria has left many questions. Eastern Syria is a large and strategic area sandwiched between Turkey and Iraq. Historically it was also a neglected area of Syria. As the US leaves, threats of conflict hang over the millions of residents who wonder what […]

Britain commissions review of Christian persecution worldwide – The Jerusalem Post – Israel News

Britain commissions review of Christian persecution worldwide – The Jerusalem Post – Israel News

A mother of one of the victims of an attack on a group of Coptic Christians attends a funeral at the Sacred Family Church in Minya. (photo credit: MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY/REUTERS) X Dear Reader, As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business […]

Ankara’s invasion of Syria creates occupying power, says Bundestag report – The Jerusalem Post – Israel News

Ankara’s invasion of Syria creates occupying power, says Bundestag report – The Jerusalem Post – Israel News

A Turkish military tank arrives at an army base in the border town of Reyhanli near the Turkish-Syrian border in Hatay province, Turkey.. (photo credit: REUTERS) X Dear Reader, As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and […]

Growing obesity and ‘fat shaming’ in the middle east – The Jerusalem Post – Israel News

Growing obesity and ‘fat shaming’ in the middle east – The Jerusalem Post – Israel News

A Palestinian vendor sells vegetables at a market in Gaza City. (photo credit: ISMAIL ZAYDAH / REUTERS) Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi sparked a social media backlash earlier this month when during a televised discussion with Health Minister Hala Zayed he chided his constituents for being overweight and called on his fellow citizens […]

Middle East airlines expecting more turbulence in 2019 remain optimistic on strong travel demand – The National

Middle East airlines expecting more turbulence in 2019 remain optimistic on strong travel demand – The National

Arabian Gulf airlines say they expect to face further headwinds in the next 12 months but are optimistic about growth in 2019 as demand for travel remains strong. Airlines in the region foresee oil price volatility, currency fluctuations, escalating trade tensions and increasingly fierce competition clouding the industry outlook next year. However, the companies said […]

Defying Constitutional Court, Hamas MPs hold meeting in Gaza – Middle East Monitor

Defying Constitutional Court, Hamas MPs hold meeting in Gaza – Middle East Monitor

Hamas Parliamentarian Bloc yesterday held a meeting for its MPs in the parliament headquarters in the Gaza Strip in defiance of the decision of Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas to dissolve parliament, a statement said. Ahmad Bahar, the first deputy speaker, stressed during the meeting that Abbas’ decision to dissolve parliament “is illegal” and […]

UAE, Saudi Arabia, Turkey posed to lead Middle East space industry – The Jerusalem Post – Israel News

UAE, Saudi Arabia, Turkey posed to lead Middle East space industry – The Jerusalem Post – Israel News

An aircraft approaches the International Space Station. (photo credit: NASA) The Middle East is in the midst of a space boom, as the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia and Turkey are poised to become regional leaders, experts contend. Israel and Iran have long been at the forefront of developing space technologies with […]