Are women in the Middle East oppressed?

Are women in the Middle East oppressed?

What do you envision when you think about women in the Middle East? The common picture blasted all over the news is women wearing dark burqas and niqabs, unable to go outside without a male escort, unable to attend school or work, without freedom in any sense of the word.  As always, the real story […]

Thomas Friedman: No easy roads to peace in Middle East

Thomas Friedman: No easy roads to peace in Middle East

Thomas Friedman. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin) Thomas Friedman. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin) Photo: STEPHEN CHERNIN Thomas Friedman. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin) Thomas Friedman. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin) Photo: STEPHEN CHERNIN Thomas Friedman: No easy roads to peace in Middle East This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Camp David accords — the high-water mark of Middle East peacemaking. […]

'Best of Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East' Full Show (9/20/2018)

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PM Imran offers role to heal Middle East conflicts

PM Imran offers role to heal Middle East conflicts

PHOTO: GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan reaffirmed Pakistan’s support for Saudi Arabia and offered to play a reconciliatory role to end all conflicts in the Middle East, which were ‘weakening us all’. “In the Middle East, we will like (to play a) reconciliatory role to bring the Muslim world together. This will be […]

Trump's Middle East peace plan appears to be in deepening trouble

Trump's Middle East peace plan appears to be in deepening trouble

Donald Trump’s much-vaunted peace plan for the Middle East appears to be in deepening trouble – before it has even been unveiled. Trump’s officials have hyped it as the “deal of the century”. We have been waiting for the details for more than a year, but Palestinians and veteran US diplomats have told Sky News […]

Does American-Style Democracy Work In The Middle East?

Does American-Style Democracy Work In The Middle East?

The word “democracy” comes from Greek; the roots are the words for “people” and “power,” so literally it means “people power.” Winston Churchill praised it this way: “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”  Continue Reading But […]

Trump on Twitter (Sept. 20) – North Korea, Middle East, OPEC

Trump on Twitter (Sept. 20) – North Korea, Middle East, OPEC

The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump) U.S. President Donald Trump departs the White House, to travel to Nevada for a campaign rally, in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder The opinions expressed are his own. Reuters has not edited the statements or confirmed their accuracy. […]

Middle Eastern Crowd-Pleaser Balaboosta Returns in the West Village

Middle Eastern Crowd-Pleaser Balaboosta Returns in the West Village

Chef Einat Admony’s Balaboosta makes its anticipated return to NYC dining today, opening in the former space of Admony’s Bar Bolonat. Originally open in Nolita, the Middle Eastern pioneer is now in the West Village at 611 Hudson St., at West 12th Street. The original Balaboosta served dishes that spanned the Mediterranean and Middle East […]

The Middle East Cleans Up

The Middle East Cleans Up

The Middle East stands as the largest crude export region in the world with about 20 million b/d of outflows annually; however, what is perhaps less realized is its growth potential as a clean product export region. We are beginning to see a fundamental change in the Middle East petroleum industry, with initiatives from government […]