A man convicted of conspiring to help Islamic State militants after he was caught as he attempted to board a plane to the Middle East was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday. U.S. District Judge David O. Carter said Nader Elhuzayel’s repeated calls for martyrdom in his communications made him...
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) is another hot area for wearable sales, according to the latest figures from IDC, a market research firm. Sales totalled 482,000 for the second quarter of 2016—which starts at April 1 and finishes June 30—a 66 percent increase on the same quarter last year. Show More Summary
My work as a New England college professor and expert on the Middle East might make it seem unlikely that I connect to Americans who support Donald Trump. Yet my life story says otherwise. My parents were lower-middle class folks struggling to make better lives for themselves and me. Show More Summary
From the Middle East to the heart of Europe, countries are struggling to deal with a massive surge of desperate people crossing their borders, some fleeing for their lives, others escaping poverty and in search of jobs. The number of people forced to flee their homes is staggering. Show More Summary
In a Times of Israel interview, Adonis notes politicians and religious leaders’ inability to resolve conflict in the Middle East. He suggests that Arab poetry, which has always been “against God,” may be capable of bringing a resolution. More: GOTHENBURG, Sweden (AFP) — Noted Syrian poet Adonis, whose name surfaces regularly as a top contender […]
Terrorism. Civil war. A refugee crisis. Geopolitics. That’s the situation in the Middle East and right on Jordan’s doorstep. Scott Pelley interviews King Abdullah II Keeping Jordan’s balance amid crisis Source: 60 Minutes King Abdullah...Show More Summary
Hotel operator Marriott International plans to almost double its workforce in the Middle East and Africa over the next three years. ||| Dubai - Marriott International, which became the world’s largest hotel operator with its $14 billion...Show More Summary
To Trump, the Washington mall shooter is another violent migrant from the Middle East.
As the latest attempt at U.S.-Russian cooperation in Syria goes up in flames, the back story includes Pentagon resistance to the plan and the bloody U.S. airstrike on a Syrian military outpost, reports Gareth Porter for Middle East Eye. By Gareth…Read more ?
In the newest episode of the Presidential podcast, we look at how faith has shaped Jimmy Carter's leadership in and out of the presidency—from his racial sensitivity growing up in Plains, Georgia, to his Middle East peace talks as president, to the humanitarian work and Sunday School lessons he conducts in old age. Our guests for the episode […]
(Scott Johnson) Walter Russell Mead assesses the statesmanship of Barack Obama versus that of Benjamin Netanyahu in the American Interest post “The real Middle East.” The subhead provides this précis: “Precisely because he has a colder...Show More Summary
Americans who believe the U.S. should not accept refugees from Syria and the Middle East have an unlikely ally: the Dalai Lama. The 14th Dalai Lama, the head of the Tibetan Buddhist monks and one of the world’s most recognized religious leaders, spoke Thursday with Piers Morgan on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” and reiterated his [...]
A recent CNN headline reads, "Leaders at the UN Tackle the World's Worst To-Do List." The list includes stopping extremism, solving the refugee crisis, fostering Middle East peace, and working to end poverty, disease, hunger, climate...Show More Summary
“Besides appealing for sites to be protected, Francois Hollande also called for a strengthened commitment to cultural preservation that might include “intervention”, for which he gave no details. Restoration of damaged sites would also be part of his new mission, he said. So would “asylum” for some endangered works of art, a curious term, given […]
The Obama administration is often criticized for its lack of action on Syria, but in some cases, doing nothing might be better than a cease-fire gone wrong. Hassan Hassan, a fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy and an...Show More Summary
Le Monde looks at the disastrous humanitarian situation in Yemen, site of the Middle East's forgotten crisis. Alain Juppé warns that hysterical rhetoric about Islam could lead to civil war in France. Is it a good idea to give everyone a guaranteed minimum income? And what was the French president tweeting about to pop start Rihanna this week?
Christopher S. Chivvis Syrian Civil War, Middle East What information of value would the U.S. and Russia actually share? Had Syria’s ceasefire agreement not collapsed on Monday, the United States and Russia would have begun coordinating air operations against terrorist groups there. Show More Summary
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The "Quartet" of Middle East peace mediators said on Friday it was strongly opposed to Israel's ongoing settlement activity warning that it risked ending the chance of a two-state solution with the Palestinians.
Hugo Kirk Security, Middle East An important question The Center for the National Interest, publisher of The National Interest, partnered with the Charles Koch Institute to host a foreign policy roundtable. Among the questions addressed was: Has U.S. Show More Summary
Days after Senate okays huge arms deal with controversial Middle East ally, U.N. highlights Saudi-led offensive's toll on innocent lives