Economic pessimists shouldn’t feel confined to the developing world this year, writes Eric Roston. ||| New York - Critical events of early 2015 - cheap oil and Middle East violence - will probably continue to take their toll as the year goes on, according to a new projection of geopolitical hotspots. Show More Summary
A delegation of Middle East maritime heavyweights including H.E. Khamis Juma Buamim, chairman & group CEO Drydocks World and Maritime World and Rashid Mohammed Al Habsi,
Obama has a Middle East problem. Almost all states which went through the Arab Spring revolutions are dumping the US and looking to Russia for help. Here are five reasons why.
Originally published on RenewEconomy. One of the biggest banks in the Middle East and the oil-rich Gulf countries says that fossil fuels can no longer compete with solar technologies on price, and says the vast bulk of the $US48 trillion...Show More Summary
In his speech to Congress Tuesday, the Israeli prime minister Blasted the Obama administration’s approach to ending Iran’s nuclear program.
Artist Sharmistha Ray has spent her life moving between India, the Middle East and the United States, discovering, layer by layer, her own sense of self, sexual identity and artistic vision in contrast or harmony with each new environment. Now, as her latest exhibition Reflections + Transformations is set to open at the Aicon Gallery in [ … ]
The National Bank of Abu Dhabi found that "cost is no longer a reason not to proceed with renewables"
Paul R. Pillar Israel Iran, Middle East One of the strangest aspects of the frantic crying of alarm over Iran's nuclear program—with the crying having reached its most publicized peak in Benjamin Netanyahu's Republican/Likud campaign...Show More Summary
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledges the 25th standing ovation he received during his speech to a joint meeting of Congress Tuesday. In a 40-minute speech punctuated by 25 standing ovations and 41 applause breaks, Israeli...Show More Summary
Has the Bravo network birthed a political pundit? Moments before Netanyahu was scheduled to address Congress on Tuesday, "Shahs Of Sunset" star Reza Farahan took to HuffPost Live and weighed in on tensions in the Middle East, declaring...Show More Summary
Israeli Prime Minsiter Benjamin Netanyahu referenced the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones" during his big speech before Congress on Tuesday. Netanyahu brought up the show while arguing there is little ideological difference between the Iranian government and the jihadist group Islamic State (also known as ISIS) in the Middle East. Show More Summary
NEW YORK—Confirming that only a few square miles currently remain, a report released Tuesday by the United Nations warned that the Middle East is rapidly running out of available land for violence to spill over to.
As ISIS, also known as Islamic State, strengthens its grip in the Middle East, especially in Iraq and Syria, the militant Islamist group has issued “fatwas” or “directives” for the ways in which citizens under their control may and may not act. Show More Summary
These are bad times for outspoken sceptics in countries where religion is brutally enforced, either by governments or fanatics with a self-appointed mission. Last week the atheist blogger Avijit Roy, who was of Bangladeshi origin but lived in the United States, was hacked to death at a book fair in Dhaka. Show More Summary
The Islamic State is evil. But that's no reason for America to go to war again in the Middle East. Or for Congress to approve years more of conflict. The president requested formal legal authority to war against ISIS--more than six months after dropping the first bomb on the self-proclaimed caliphate. Show More Summary
Warning: There are major spoilers throughout this post. House of Cards, the ridiculously popular, binge-watch-baiting Netflix drama that tells the tale of Frank Underwood's ruthless political rise, is fiction. The show thrives on absurd...Show More Summary
Over 60 percent of photographers from Russia and Europe participating in Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest chose to submit works in black and white, while participants from Latin America and the Middle East submitted color photos.
For several months, Barack Obama has been trying to change US policy in the Middle East in order to eliminate the Islamic Emirate with the help of Syria. But he cannot do this, partly because he has been saying for years that President Assad must go, and secondly because his regional allies support the Islamic Emirate against Syria. Show More Summary
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