US withdraws military and financial aid from northwest Syria

US withdraws military and financial aid from northwest Syria

The Trump administration has withdrawn all assistance from northwest Syria, CBS News reported on Friday, a move it said demonstrated that the United States intends to leave Syria quickly once Daesh is fully defeated. Citing unnamed administration officials, CBS said tens of millions of dollars will be cut from previous US-backed efforts including projects for […]

Saudi arrests activists who campaigned for women's driving

Saudi arrests activists who campaigned for women's driving

Saudi Arabia has arrested at least five people, mostly women who previously agitated for the right to drive and an end to the kingdom’s male guardianship system, rights activists said on Friday. Last year’s decision to end a decades-old ban on women driving cars, set to come into effect next month, has been hailed as proof […]

Middle East violence spurs American Jews and Muslims to build trust

Middle East violence spurs American Jews and Muslims to build trust

DETROIT — As turmoil spreads through the Middle East, American Jews and Muslims have been forming alliances to build trust and seek solidarity in more ambitious ways than in the past, a sharp contrast to the violence engulfing their homelands this week. Muslims and Jews have dispatched members into mosques and synagogues to learn about […]

The Middle East embraces the spirit of Ramadan

The Middle East embraces the spirit of Ramadan

As the Holy Month of Ramadan begins, we examine how children from different backgrounds are embracing the spiritual time in the multicultural UAE. We also travel to Cairo to shine a light on ‘fawanees’, the colourful lanterns which hold great cultural significance for Egyptians at this time of the year. During Ramadan, Muslims – who […]

Middle East will be under Israel surveillance by 2025, claims ex-intel chief

Middle East will be under Israel surveillance by 2025, claims ex-intel chief

The entire Middle East region will be under Israel’s surveillance by 2025, the former head of intelligence at the Israel army has claimed. Speaking at an intelligence conference in Tel Aviv yesterday, Aharon Zeevi Farkash revealed that at least 10,000 satellites would provide the state of Israel with constant video surveillance on its neighbours in […]

Get Ready for the New Middle East Battlefield: The Golan

Get Ready for the New Middle East Battlefield: The Golan

The exchange of missiles last week on the Syrian-Israeli border was anything but normal. This firefight established new rules of engagement in the Levant, and made the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights an “operational theater” in the Syrian conflict overnight. The mainstream media’s version of events began with Israel retaliating against Iranian missile strikes, and the IDF […]

Kuwait to borrow $3.3bn to finance gas import project

Kuwait to borrow $3.3bn to finance gas import project

Kuwait is preparing to borrow $3.3 billion from local and international banks to finance its liquefied natural gas (LNG) import project in the Al-Zour region near the border with Saudi Arabia. State-owned Kuwait Integrated Petrochemical Industries Company (KIPIC) has officially commissioned Kuwait National Bank and the Kuwait Finance House to manage a loan to finance […]

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