The dream of 'peace in our time' in the Middle East died on Monday

The dream of 'peace in our time' in the Middle East died on Monday

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Delta planning new international routes now that Middle East airline dispute is resolved, CEO says

Delta planning new international routes now that Middle East airline dispute is resolved, CEO says

Delta Air Lines plans to announce new international routes in the coming weeks after U.S. and three Gulf carriers resolved a more than three-year-old dispute over unfair competition, the airline’s CEO said Monday. Delta and competitors American Airlines and United Airlineshave complained for years about the expansion of three Persian Gulf carriers — Qatar Airways, […]

Solar power could save water in thirsty Middle East, North Africa, analysis says

Solar power could save water in thirsty Middle East, North Africa, analysis says

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Thirsty Middle Eastern and North African countries could tap into their solar-energy potential to cope with fresh water scarcity, according to resource experts. Water could be saved by switching to renewable solar energy from fossil fuel electricity generation that uses up water, said the World Resources Institute (WRI). The […]

A positive sign from the Middle East: Iraq's democratic election

A positive sign from the Middle East: Iraq's democratic election

Supporters of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr carry his image as they celebrate in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, on May 14. (Hadi Mizban/AP) IN ALL the turmoil of the Middle East, the most significant development of the year thus far may be the democratic election Iraq held on Saturday. It was competitive, fair and largely free of […]

US Marines beef up embassy security in Middle East

US Marines beef up embassy security in Middle East

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Where does the Middle East conflict go from here?

Where does the Middle East conflict go from here?

Tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered at Gaza’s border with Israel on the eve of the Nakba anniversary, the day they call “catastrophe”. Seventy years ago Palestinians were forced from their land and the state of Israel was created. The protests coincided with the opening of the US embassy which has been relocated from Tel […]

US Is Reportedly Bulking Up Security At Embassies In The Middle East

US Is Reportedly Bulking Up Security At Embassies In The Middle East

The U.S. is reportedly upping security at its embassies across the Middle East.  U.S. defense officials told NBC Monday that dozens of Marines were added to the security details of embassies in Jordan, Israel and Turkey. They say officials are also considering bulking up U.S. military security in other Middle Eastern countries that have seen large-scale demonstrations […]