Lost in the Middle East

Lost in the Middle East

Last Friday’s military operation against Syria accomplished little. The message the United States and its allies intended to send to Bashar al-Assad’s regime about the use of chemical weapons was so feeble that leaders in Washington, Paris, and London would have been better off saving the money spent on jet fuel and cruise missiles. The […]

Germany to accept 10000 refugees from North Africa and Middle East in EU programme

Germany to accept 10000 refugees from North Africa and Middle East in EU programme

But the move has triggered an angry response in Germany, with thecountry’s far-right, anti-immigration AfD party using social media to blast the decision on social as “a joke”, while others, including the lobby group Pro Asyl claiming the figure is not enough. The European Commission, which is the bloc’s ruling body, unveiled the scheme last […]

North Korea Says US Must Stop Defending Israel, Which is 'Destroying' Middle East

North Korea Says US Must Stop Defending Israel, Which is 'Destroying' Middle East

North Korea has condemned the U.S. and its alliance with Israel, which continued to experience deadly clashes between security forces and Palestinian protestors. On Friday, the official Korean Central News Agency called the U.S. out for repeatedly defending Israel from criticism at the United Nations Human Rights Council, which U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley […]

Iran's Priorities in a Turbulent Middle East

Iran's Priorities in a Turbulent Middle East

by International Crisis Group Editor’s Note: What follows is the executive summary of a recent report from the International Crisis Group, “Iran’s Priorities in a Turbulent Middle East,” which tries to analyze Iran’s activities in the Middle East from Iran’s perspective. As the ICG notes in the introduction to the report, “to craft sensible policy toward Iran’s regional […]

Foes pushing Middle East to its next war

Foes pushing Middle East to its next war

The secret conflict between Israel and Iran is now out in the open, and there’s no telling where this clash of titans will end, argues Roger Boyes Qassem Soleimani, a soldier who reports directly to Iran’s Supreme Leader, is a central figure in the phoney war with IsraelAP The Times, April 20 2018, 5:00pm The war […]

Panasonic confident about growth in Middle East

Region continues to be an important market and investment destination for the company Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa (PMMAF) announced that it was looking to make the most of available growth opportunities across the Middle East, especially in the company’s small and large home appliances segments. As the company marks its 100th […]

Letter: America's muddied role in the Middle East

Letter: America's muddied role in the Middle East

To the editor: With its renewed threat to bomb Syrian government forces, I fear our government has finally gone too far. Unfortunately, the average American remains largely ignorant of the realities of the Middle East and the insanity of this country’s foreign policy in that region. As someone who used to live and work in […]

UN Middle East envoy slams killing of Palestinian teen in Gaza

UN Middle East envoy slams killing of Palestinian teen in Gaza

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'Mission creep': What is the US doing in Syria?

'Mission creep': What is the US doing in Syria?

Washington is facing an internal struggle over its military involvement in the Syrian civil war – an intricate battlefield for regional proxies where the enemy of your enemy is seldom your friend. President Donald Trump wants to get out of Syria. He and his spokespeople have made expressing this desire a daily feature of the […]