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China boosts oil and gas investment in the Middle East

China boosts oil and gas investment in the Middle East

In mid-July, the UAE hosted an official state visit by Chinese President Xi Jingping. The three-day visit, which made headlines across the Middle East, culminated in a number of economic, technological and cultural agreements being signed between the two countries. That China should make such a high-profile visit to the GCC underlines the strategic and […]

As the Middle East Turns: Domestic Unrest, Changing Partnerships, and an Unreliable United States

As the Middle East Turns: Domestic Unrest, Changing Partnerships, and an Unreliable United States

This summer was deceptively quiet in the Arab Middle East: in contrast to many previous years, there was little large-scale, overt violence, except in a couple of noteworthy cases. Much has remained the same in the Middle East for past few years: the split into pro-and anti-Iranian camps; the intra-Sunni Cold War between Saudi Arabia […]

Marine F-35Bs with the 13th MEU enter Middle East for first time

Marine F-35Bs with the 13th MEU enter Middle East for first time

Marine F-35Bs with the 13th MEU enter Middle East for first time  Marine Corps Times Full coverage Source link

Middle East's significant double-digit growth in airline passenger traffic

Middle East's significant double-digit growth in airline passenger traffic

Middle Eastern airlines are continuing to take the market share from international rivals, so long as global air passenger demand continues to rise, writes Alex Macheras. Middle Eastern carriers registered a double-digit growth in international passenger traffic at the start of summer, outperforming all other regions in June, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) confirmed. […]

Donald Trump and Middle East diplomacy

Donald Trump and Middle East diplomacy

In your editorial (31 August), you stated that Donald Trump’s attempt to take the issue of the “right to return” off the table was a dangerous move because this was meant to be decided by talks between Israel and the Palestinians. It is generally accepted (I suspect that most Palestinian politicians are realistic in this […]

Hundreds escape from prison amid riots, fighting around Libya's Tripoli

Hundreds escape from prison amid riots, fighting around Libya's Tripoli

Libyans gather where mortar shell landed in capital Tripoli amid heavy fighting (AFP) About 400 detainees escaped after a riot on Sunday at a prison in the southern suburbs of the Libyan capital Tripoli, theatre of a week of deadly battles, police said. “The detainees were able to force open the doors and leave” as […]

Casualties Reported in Alleged Israeli Strike on Damascus Overnight; Syria Denies

Casualties Reported in Alleged Israeli Strike on Damascus Overnight; Syria Denies

Syrian state media said loud blasts coming from an air base early on Sunday were from an explosion at an ammunitions dump caused by an electrical problem, but an official in the regional alliance backing Damascus said they were from Israeli strikes.  To really understand Israel and the Middle East – subscribe to Haaretz The […]

Egypt intelligence delegation to arrive in Ramallah

Egypt intelligence delegation to arrive in Ramallah

A high-level delegation from the Egyptian intelligence service is set to arrive in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Saturday for talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and senior officials. “The visit comes as a result of talks between Abbas and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi,” Osama al-Qawasmi, a spokesman for Palestinian group Fatah, told […]

John McCain's hawkish legacy leaves mark on Middle East

John McCain's hawkish legacy leaves mark on Middle East

The late US senator John McCain was a strong supporter of Israel and a hawk who urged US military intervention in the Middle East and elsewhere. Responding to his death, prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu called him “a true friend of Israel” and Knesset members from right to left eulogised him. McCain first visited Israel in […]

'Best of Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East' Full Show (8/30/2018)

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