Impact of Middle East's water desalination in the spotlight – The National

Impact of Middle East's water desalination in the spotlight – The National

Every time you turn on a tap, out flows a reminder of the technology that underpins the success of the Emirates. By making seawater drinkable, desalination supplies the single most important resource for human life. Yet there has long been concern about its environmental impact. The concentrated brine it leaves behind is typically dumped back […]

UN aid convoy reaches remote Rukban camp in Syria – Middle East Monitor

UN aid convoy reaches remote Rukban camp in Syria – Middle East Monitor

The largest United Nations humanitarian aid convoy since the start of the Syrian conflict has reached Rukban refugee camp, where thousands of desperate people are stranded in the desert close to the border with Jordan, the UN said on Wednesday, reports Reuters. The United Nations said the convoy of more than 100 trucks was carrying […]

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Middle East wars – Boston.com

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Middle East wars – Boston.com

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at one of President Donald Trump’s statements from his State of the Union address on Tuesday night and how it compares with the facts: TRUMP: “Our brave troops have now been fighting in the Middle East for almost 19 years.” THE FACTS: Trump exaggerated the length of the wars in […]

Top U.S. commander in Middle East: 'The fight is not over' in Syria – UPI.com

Top U.S. commander in Middle East: 'The fight is not over' in Syria – UPI.com

Feb. 5 (UPI) — Gen. Joseph Votel, the top military officer in charge of operations in the Middle East, told Senate lawmakers Tuesday he wasn’t consulted before President Donald Trump announced a U.S. withdrawal from Syria. Votel, chief of U.S. Central Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee although he was aware of Trump’s desire […]

69th Berlinale Set to Feature Films From the Middle East – Al-Bawaba

69th Berlinale Set to Feature Films From the Middle East – Al-Bawaba

The 69th Berlin Film Festival will kick off on Thursday (Source: Shutterstock) The 69th Berlinale will kick off on Thursday and is set to feature films from around the Middle East. ‘Aidiyet’ (Turkey)This thriller, the title of which translates to “Belonging,” maps out a criminal case. With a voice-over delivered in the tone of a […]

Venezuela's ambassador to Iraq defects, joins opposition – Middle East Monitor – Middle East Monitor

Venezuela's ambassador to Iraq defects, joins opposition – Middle East Monitor – Middle East Monitor

The Venezuelan Ambassador to Iraq, Jonathan Velasco Ramirez, has renounced President Nicolas Maduro and supported opposition leader, Juan Guaido. In a video posted on social media, Ramirez said: “Our only place is with the people, the Constitution and the Venezuelan parliament”, adding that Guaido has a constitutional right and duty to assume the post of […]