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Angelina Jolie’s Denouncing Of UN’s Poor Efforts In Syria May Be Misguided

Angelina Jolie is well known for her philanthropy and close ties to conflict in Africa and the Middles East. After scolding the UN’s Security Council, many have questioned her true interest in Syria. According to a recent report by The...Show More Summary

Christians, Muslims, Jews

Those are among the topics Jay and I discuss with the sagacious Daniel Pipes on this week’s Need to Know. Pipes has been practically clairvoyant about the Middle East for many years and he offers his insights about the damage Obama has done. Show More Summary

Smugglers use social media to lure migrants in the Mediterranean

VALLETTA, Malta — Human traffickers throughout North Africa and the Middle East are using Facebook, Viber and other social media tools to recruit clients from across the region. As European officials wrestle a major migrant crisis in...Show More Summary

US Negotiators 'Very Appreciative' of GMO Critics' Views at TTIP Forum

Assistant US Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East Daniel Mullaney says that negotiators in the ongoing Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership talks were thankful for various presentations by critics on genetically modified organisms and biotechnology.

Middle East Continues to Dominate U.S. Foreign Policy, but Our Strategy in Region Remains Largely Unclear

Like every U.S. president of the last half-century, I find it nearly impossible to avoid focusing most of my foreign policy attention on the continuingly chaotic and confusing region of the world that is the Middle East. I have now spent five decades working on foreign policy in government, and I'm still struggling to make sense of the Middle East. Show More Summary

Turkey and Iran: From Competition to Cooperation?

Turkey opted to keep its distance from the Middle East for decades. Yet its involvements in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) changed with the hyperactive foreign policy of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) since 2002. With...Show More Summary

Angelina Jolie Speaks Out For an Important Cause

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Angelina Jolie made a special trip to NYC to attend a United Nations Security Council meeting on the Middle East and Syria on Friday. As the Special Envoy of the High Commissioner For Refugees, Angelina highlighted the refugee crisis...Show More Summary

Here Are All the Active U.S. Troops Abroad

The Middle East tends to be the first answer that comes to mind when we think of where the U.S. sends its young men and women who enlist. However by the end of 2014, only one middle eastern country made the cut for top five countries with active U.S. Show More Summary

Celebrating a Disastrous Defeat in WWI, New Zealand Gets Set to Invade Middle East (Again)

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New Zealand's government is hoping the 100-year anniversary of the tragic defeat will help sell troop deployment to Iraq.

Angelina Jolie Briefs UN Security Council on Syria Crisis (Video)

Angelina Jolie arrives for the United Nations Security Council Meeting on the situation in the Middle East and Syria on Friday morning (April 24) in New York City. The 39-year-old actress and activist briefed the UN on the Syrian refugee crisis and urged the world powers to do more to help those displaced throughout the [...]

Angelina Jolie Slams UN Security Council For Handling of Syrian Conflict

Always willing to speak up for the disenfranchised, Angelina Jolie attended the United Nations Security Council Meetings on Middle East and Syria at UN Headquarters in New York City today (April 24). Looking lovely as usual, the “Mr....Show More Summary

Religious Leaders Call On President Obama To Appoint Special Envoy For Persectued Christians

WASHINGTON (RNS) Beheadings, enslavement, kidnappings and rape plague minority religious communities across the Middle East, and it’s time for President Obama to fill a job created to address their plight, a group of prominent evangelicals,...Show More Summary

Asia Tankers-VLCC Rates Soar

Middle East VLCC rates hit $69,500 a day; daily VLCC rates average $51,000, highest since 2008 (Clarkson). Rates for very large crude carriers (VLCCs) on a key

Why Israel does not recognize the Armenian ‘genocide’

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Here's one instance where Israel is on the same side as many other countries in the Middle East. On Friday, April 24, Armenians around the world will mark the centennial of what they call the "Great Catastrophe," when an unraveling Ottoman Empire ordered the forced deportation of ethnic Armenians. Estimates vary, but between 300,000 and 1.5 million Armenians perished in 1915 […]

Turkey warns Austria over Armenian genocide declaration

Middle East Online says: Austrian lawmakers’ decision to condemn as “genocide” the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War I will have “unfavourable repercussions” on Turkish-Austrian relations, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday.

US to Deliver F-35 Fighter Jets to Israel in 2016

US Vice President Joe Biden announced that the US government will provide F-35 fighter jets to Israel next year to the country a strategic advantage over its rivals in the Middle East.

Biden says U.S. will deliver new F-35 jets to Israel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday promised Israel delivery of top-flight fighter jets to help it maintain its military edge in the Middle East and vowed any nuclear deal with Iran would ensure Israel’s security.

Drone warfare and its consequences

A U.S. drone sent to target terrorists kills two captives, including an American. Is drone warfare still better than going to a Middle East ground war?...

Biden says U.S. will deliver new F-35 jets to Israel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday the United States would deliver new F-35 fighter jets to Israel next year to help its ally maintain its military edge in the Middle East.

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