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The Relentless Warmongers

by Dish Staff Matt Steinglass sighs at the aimless hawkishness of American foreign policy elites when it comes to the Middle East: William Kristol, as ever, manages to distill the rot down to its ludicrous essence: “What’s the harm of bombing them at least for a few weeks and seeing what happens? I don’t think […]

How Big Is The Israel-Egypt Gas Deal For Noble Energy?

By Khuldune Shahid: While political tensions escalate in the Middle East and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict lingers on with increasing bloodshed, the word is that Egypt and Israel might be on the verge of a massive $60 billion natural gas deal. Show More Summary

Anti-Israel “progressives” enraged at Elizabeth Warren

Liberal politician loves the only liberal society in the Middle East. Why is that a problem?

The White House Just Took A Shot At Bill Kristol's Strategy Of Bombing ISIS

The White House isn't taking Weekly Standard founder and conservative pundit Bill Kristol's advice when it comes to battling the Islamic State forces in the Middle East. Kristol argued in a radio interview on Monday that President Barack...Show More Summary

Earnest: President Regrets Nothing About That Tan Suit

7 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Whatever, Russian invasion of Ukraine, or ISIS's growing presence in the Middle East, or America's racial tension emblematic in Ferguson. Yesterday's presidential press conference was all about how President Barack Obama wore a horrifying tan suit.

After Gaza conflict, probe needed into journalist killings

By Jason Stern/CPJ Middle East and North Africa Research Associate After 50 bloody days of conflict, it looks like a ceasefire may finally take hold in Israel and Gaza. Recently Gaza has been one of the deadliest places in the world for the press. Show More Summary

UK Raises Terrorist Threat Level to 'Severe'

The UK has raised its terrorist threat level from "substantial" to "severe," reflecting growing fears that British citizens who have traveled to the Middle East to fight with rebel groups could be plotting attacks back home. The UK's...Show More Summary

Cartoon: Pentagon Hymn, the shores of Tripoli

10 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

With the tragic killing of James Foley, it’s more apparent that the Middle East (and beyond) is getting more complex and convoluted. “You’re either with us or against us,” has become all the more laughable now that the United States is on the same side as Iran when it comes to Iraq, and on the same side as Assad when it comes to ISIS. Show More Summary

Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict.

Why the James Foley tragedy offers lessons for all freelance journalists

Like many journalists of my generation, my first glimpse of the glamour of life as a foreign correspondent came not through an assignment to war in Africa or the Middle East, but from a night in front of the telly watching the film Salvador. For those who haven't seen it – and I recommend you [...]

Democratic Congresswoman Anna Eshoo on ISIS: No President Wants Genocide During Their Term (CP Video Interview)

The slaughter of Christians taking place today is like a "living history" for Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-California. Her parents and grandparents fled the Middle East because they were being persecuted for their Christian faith, she explained to The Christian Post in a videophone interview.

The dangers of our passionless American life

Many of my fellow conservative columnists have lamented in recent weeks that the troubling trend of Western men voyaging to the Middle East to become terrorists has its roots in the stultifying boredom of life in modern capitalistic society. Show More Summary

Huffington Post: ISIS Horror Explained by Saudi Wahhabism

Alastair Crooke, a former British intelligence officer and expert in the Middle East writing in the Huffington Post, connects the history of Saudi Arabian Wahhabism to the rise of the brutal terrorist jihadi group Islamic State. The dramatic arrival of Da'ish (ISIS) on the stage of Iraq has shocked many in the West. Show More Summary

Intervention in Libya, and It Wasn't American

Paul R. Pillar Libya Egypt UAE, Middle East Within the past week the United Arab Emirates, aided by Egypt, conducted airstrikes against Islamist militias in Libya. The targeted forces are among the contestants in the surging turmoil and civil warfare in Libya. Show More Summary

Aston Martin Lagonda Limo Revealed Further In Oman

Aston Martin’s extra-special Lagonda limousine, first previewed this time last month, has surfaced again at an event in the Middle East. Flown to the Arabian sultanate of Oman for an invitation-only preview, the extremely limited-edition Lagonda is now set to undergo hot-weather testing. Show More Summary

Prepare to Bomb More Brown People: A New Bogeyman “Worse than Hitler!”

There’s a new bogeyman in the middle east. It is a terrible monster of great proportions, a barbaric, sectarian, unrepentant butchery machine. Its name is ISIS and like the previous bogeymen (Saddam, Ahmadinejad, Gaddaffi, Osama bin Laden, Assad and Putin) it is like (or worse than) Hitler. Show More Summary

Oh mighty Isis

With all this talk of ISIS taking over the Middle East, it seemed time for a throwback to that other "mighty Isis.

Obama on Islamic State in Syria: 'We Don't Have a Strategy Yet'

President Barack Obama on Thursday acknowledged the difficulty facing the United States as it grapples with the growing threat of Islamic State militants in the Middle East, saying that "we don't have a strategy yet" concerning military...Show More Summary

Obama weighs options for targeting IS group

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says degrading Islamic State militants is going to require a "regional strategy" and assistance from partners in the Middle East.

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