Oil prices rise on heightened Middle East tensions

Oil prices rise on heightened Middle East tensions

Oil futures traded higher early Wednesday, buoyed by concerns about rising tensions in the Middle East that could result in supply disruptions. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, West Texas Intermediate futures for May delivery CLK8, +1.18% […]

Sudan to continue mission within Saudi coalition in Yemen

Sudan to continue mission within Saudi coalition in Yemen

Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said his country’s forces will continue their role within the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen to support efforts to restore stability to the country. The Sudanese minister made the remarks during a meeting with the ambassadors of Egypt, Osama Shaltout, Saudi Arabia, Ali Bin Hassan Jafar, and the UAE, Hamad […]

Destination Yemen: Migrant arrivals soar despite war, famine and sickness

Destination Yemen: Migrant arrivals soar despite war, famine and sickness

A group of Somali men in Djibouti await their boat to cross to Aden in Yemen (AFP) Sanaa – Abdullah Ibrahim travelled through his own battle-scarred country of Somalia to reach Djibouti, handed over all his money to a smuggler and spent three days crammed in a boat to cross to Aden in Yemen, swimming the […]

American Intervention in the Middle East Has Been a 4-Decade Disaster

American Intervention in the Middle East Has Been a 4-Decade Disaster

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Following up on last night’s post about Syria, let’s do an assessment. How has America done in its various military interventions in the Greater Middle East (spanning North Africa through Central Asia)? This has to be judged against (a) the goals of each intervention and […]

Dershowitz says he gave Trump advice on Middle East policy

Dershowitz says he gave Trump advice on Middle East policy

WASHINGTON — Alan Dershowitz met with US President Donald Trump for dinner Tuesday night to give him advice on Middle East policy, the Harvard Law School professor told The Washington Post. In recent months, rumors have swirled that Trump either has sought or would seek to employ the former trial lawyer on his legal team. […]

MipTV: Beta Film Teams With Middle East's O3 Productions on Multi-series Deal

MipTV: Beta Film Teams With Middle East's O3 Productions on Multi-series Deal

April 10, 2018 11:00PM PT Beta Film is to partner with the Middle East’s O3 Productions in a major multi-series deal, the Germany-based international producer and distributor announced Wednesday at MipTV in Cannes. The deal will see Beta and O3, the production arm of Dubai-based broadcaster MBC, develop and co-produce scripted projects from the Middle […]

'Beirut' Film Review: Jon Hamm Mired in Muddled Middle-East Tale

'Beirut' Film Review: Jon Hamm Mired in Muddled Middle-East Tale

Sife Eddine El Amine / Bleecker Street “Beirut” is a complicated movie about complicated people in a complicated situation. (Bear with me.) Its narrative complexity is nothing if not constant. If screenwriter Tony Gilroy’s objective was to encourage audiences to pay attention to the details, then he’s probably succeeded. In short: “Beirut” revolves around former […]