Jordan PM: we are being blackmailed to change our positions

Jordan PM: we are being blackmailed to change our positions

Jordan’s newly appointed Prime Minister Omar Al-Razzaz said his country is under tremendous pressure to change its positions. Al-Razzaz did not specify the nature of the pressures Jordan faces, but the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced on Friday that Jordan is facing extraordinary pressures due to a number of factors, some of which are beyond […]

Sudan opposition to boycott 2020 elections

Sudan opposition to boycott 2020 elections

The Sudanese opposition alliance announced on Monday that it will boycott the general elections scheduled in 2020 after the ruling party approved a new electoral law rejected by the alliance. The alliance’s media secretary, Mohamed Diyauddin said: “Boycotting the elections is a political process par excellence, and the positive boycott programme aims, through political mobility, […]

Tunisia: Army Supreme Council meet after failed coup attempt

Tunisia: Army Supreme Council meet after failed coup attempt

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi chaired a meeting of the Supreme Council of the Armies yesterday to discuss protecting its borders from migration and smuggling, military cooperation with “sister” countries and the new draft law on civil service. The meeting comes against the backdrop of a political crisis in the country after Essebsi’s announcement at […]

World Cup: Diplomatic Crisis in Middle East Stokes Fears of Piracy

World Cup: Diplomatic Crisis in Middle East Stokes Fears of Piracy

When Saudi Arabia plays host nation Russia in the World Cup’s opening match Thursday, millions of Saudi soccer fans may have no choice but to use illegal means to watch their team because of an ongoing diplomatic crisis. With just a day to go before kickoff, Saudi authorities have yet to strike a deal with […]

For once in the Middle East, a single Arab nation is solely responsible for the destruction of its land and heritage

For once in the Middle East, a single Arab nation is solely responsible for the destruction of its land and heritage

“Foreigners” are easy to blame; oil conglomerates for the devastation of West African land, IMF demands for the impoverishment of Arab nations, Western powers for the invasion of Middle East lands and the suffering of hundreds of thousands of Muslims. Lebanon was always blaming foreigners for its tragedies: it was always the Israelis or the […]

ScreenX to Debut in Middle East through New Partnership with KNCC

ScreenX to Debut in Middle East through New Partnership with KNCC

Kuwait National Cinema Company was established in 1954 as the first cinema operator in the GCC. KNCC operates under the Cinescape brand, which is renowned for its high quality ambience that treats guests to an unforgettable experience. KNCC is a pioneer in state-of-the-art cinematic experiences and technologies by leading on innovation as one of its […]

House District 43 race features candidate deployed in Middle East

House District 43 race features candidate deployed in Middle East

Sometimes when Jay Steagall’s wife is out knocking doors for his state House campaign in Yukon, a person has a question she can’t answer. So she will call her husband on FaceTime and he will respond. From somewhere in the Middle East. Steagall, a major in the Air Force Reserves, was deployed shortly after filing […]

On the way to GA: Hot topics coming to Middle East Issues Committee

On the way to GA: Hot topics coming to Middle East Issues Committee

Four years ago, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) used its economic resources to make a limited show of support for Palestinians living in Israeli-occupied territories. This month in St. Louis, the 223rdGeneral Assembly will consider whether to join a more far-reaching defensive effort on behalf of all Americans who might want to make similar use of […]

American Samoa reservists deploy to Middle East

American Samoa reservists deploy to Middle East

American Samoa Army reservists who perform mortuary functions are deploying this week to the Middle East. US Vice President Mike Pence in Pago Pago, Sunday, April 23, 2017. Photo: Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen Fifteen of the 18 member contingent are women. They were farewelled at a church service this week in […]