Turkish President Erdogan: Jamal Khashoggi's murder was premeditated

Turkish President Erdogan: Jamal Khashoggi's murder was premeditated

Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in a planned operation, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday. Addressing members of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara, Erdogan said that Turkey was seeking answers as to who had ordered the journalist’s murder on 2 October. “It is clear […]

The truth behind beef bacon and the Middle East

The truth behind beef bacon and the Middle East

It didn’t look right. It didn’t look like a traditional cut. It wasn’t a traditional cut. It was a mound of plastic-firm slivers of cow flesh, shrivelled and mottled with foamy fat like it had been dipped in spittle.  It was the dark, almost purple, red of a fat man’s painful sunburn, streaked with white […]

The Volatile Mix of Religion and Politics in the Middle East

The Volatile Mix of Religion and Politics in the Middle East

Beyond the series of conflicts that have stretched back decades in the Middle East, a new range of disputes, proxy wars and conflicts have emerged in the region that combine strategic and security concerns excacerbated by religious differences. Today Saudi Arabia and Iran are struggling for dominance in the region which is playing out in […]

The Urgent Need to Reshape America's Middle East Policy

The Urgent Need to Reshape America's Middle East Policy

The brutal murder of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul is all but the latest reminder of the danger that the outlaw regime of Saudi Arabia represents. The latest incident provides Americans with a potent reminder as to who was responsible for the 9/11 mass murder, despite the best attempts at […]

Dead seas: How a water crisis in Jordan could threaten Middle East peace

Dead seas: How a water crisis in Jordan could threaten Middle East peace

Clad in identical polyester robes printed with pixelated pictures of Christ, the pilgrims on either side of the Jordan River gingerly nose their toes into its pea-green waters. Separated by just three metres of swamp, this border has to be the strangest and shortest in the world. Opposite us is the West Bank, in the […]

How Saudi-Friendly Middle East Dictators Are Handling The Jamal Khashoggi Scandal

How Saudi-Friendly Middle East Dictators Are Handling The Jamal Khashoggi Scandal

WASHINGTON ― Some of the most prominent U.S. foreign policy figures urging a tough response to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi are earning thousands of dollars each month from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia’s closest partner and a vocal defender of the Saudi narrative about how he died. It’s a stunning situation […]

Daesh militant buries himself alive escaping Iraqi security

Daesh militant buries himself alive escaping Iraqi security

Iraqi police yesterday released a video showing a moment of a Daesh militant being arrested in the country’s province of Hawija, local security sources have reported. The militant was reported to have buried himself alive in an underground pit to escape the police pursuit. “Based on accurate intelligence information, a force of the federal police backed by […]

Tiny US base assumes outsize role in Trump's Syria strategy

Tiny US base assumes outsize role in Trump's Syria strategy

TANF BASE, Syria — To understand how the United States is countering Iran’s expansion across the Middle East, consider the outpost at Tanf. This tiny garrison, a jumble of dirt-filled blast barriers and tents surrounded by the immense desert of southern Syria, was established to roll back the Islamic State’s once-vast domain. […]

Eighth Indonesian-Middle East Annual Gathering kicks off

Eighth Indonesian-Middle East Annual Gathering kicks off

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia – 22 October: The 2018 Indonesia-Middle East Annual Gathering on Economy (IMAGE) kicked off on Monday, Oct. 22 in the city of Yogyakarta, Central Java. The three-day gathering, which is held at Yogyakarta Industry and Trade Directorate, was attended by several business delegations from Egypt, Morocco, Yemen, Syria, Kuwait, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and […]

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