Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s meeting with President Joe Biden comes as tensions rise with its regional arch enemy, Iran, and as Israel renews its bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip amid Palestinian protests. Bennett, in his first state visit overseas since taking office, was scheduled on Wednesday to meet[…]
When Issa Saafi rushed his ill mother to the Ramallah government hospital, one of the primary hospitals in the occupied West Bank city, he never anticipated that it would turn into one of his worst nightmares. Safiya Saafi, 70, had fallen ill with Covid-19-like symptoms at her home in Ramallah’s[…]
The UK government is maintaining a military presence at scores of facilities across the Middle East, according to research conducted by a London-based investigative journalism outlet. There are British forces personnel serving at 15 locations in Saudi Arabia and 16 in Oman, according to a report published by Declassified, which[…]
Many Middle East-related policy questions that would affect the lives of millions of people hang over the outcome of the US presidential elections in November: a possible return to the Iran nuclear deal; Washington’s relations with Riyadh; and the White House stance on the Israeli-Palestinians conflict amongst other issues. But[…]
The economic outlook for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) was already grim as the region struggles to cope with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, that horizon darkened further as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected an even deeper recession for the region, and warned of[…]
The United Nations’ special Middle East envoy called on Israel to drop plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, joining a growing international chorus of opposition. Envoy Nickolay Mladenov also called on the Palestinians to resume talks with the so-called Quartet, comprised of the United States, Russia, the[…]
Turkey accused the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday of bringing chaos to the Middle East through its interventions in Libya and Yemen, allegations which are likely to inflame tensions between the regional rivals. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was responding to criticism of Turkey’s role in the Libyan conflict, where it[…]
The coronavirus is spreading more quickly in Europe, the Middle East, and other parts of the world than in China where the virus first emerged in the central city of Wuhan at the end of last year. The number of new coronavirus infections inside China was for the first time[…]
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned the window of opportunity to stem the deadly coronavirus epidemic was “narrowing” amid concern about a surge in cases with no clear link to China, including in a range of countries in the Middle East. Iran’s health ministry reported one more death among 10 new[…]
If it takes job cuts to make SAA sustainable, the state-owned airline’s pilots could find alternative opportunities in a region like the Middle East, where there is a huge demand for pilots, Captain Grant Back, chairperson of the SAA Pilots’ Association, told Fin24 on Monday. “We have to wait and[…]
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