Stories tagged: middle east
Thu., March 30, 2017
Israel’s government approved the first West Bank settlement in two decades Thursday, creating the first serious test for U.S. President Donald Trump’s new foray into Middle East peacemaking.
Sun., March 26, 2017
With an eye toward Washington, leaders of a fractured and conflict-ridden Arab world hold their annual summit this week, seeking common positions and possible leverage as President Donald Trump weighs …
Wed., March 22, 2017
Nearly a third of all children in war-torn Afghanistan are unable to attend school, leaving them at increased risk of child labor, recruitment by armed groups, early marriage and other …
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017
A new security measure banning many electronic devices on flights from 10 mostly Muslim countries is leading travelers to reconsider their plans to fly through some airports in the Middle …
Tue., March 21, 2017
If Islamic militants in Gaza or Lebanon go to war with Israel, they could find their usual targets empty.
UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017
The top U.S. commander in the Middle East signaled Thursday that there will be a larger and longer American military presence in Syria to accelerate the fight against the Islamic …
Fri., Jan. 20, 2017
If the credo of the new U.S. president is “America First,” as Donald Trump emphatically declared Friday in his strikingly nationalistic inaugural address, then where does that leave the rest …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016
Secretary of State John Kerry tore into Israel on Wednesday for settlement-building, accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of dragging Israel away from democracy and forcefully rejecting the notion that America …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will offer a “comprehensive vision” for how Middle East peace can be achieved in a speech Wednesday in Washington, as Israel steps up its …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016
Stockholders at two Abu Dhabi banks have agreed to a plan to merge the firms, which would create the biggest bank in the Gulf.
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016
When President Barack Obama strode to the podium at Cairo University on June 4, 2009, he faced a Muslim world bursting with optimism about his middle name – Hussein! – …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016
A multinational group of swimmers swam seven hours through the salty, soupy waters of the Dead Sea on Tuesday in a bid to draw attention to the environmental degradation of …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016
The Donald brags he will make America “strong again” but the policies he promotes would do exactly the opposite: emboldening our enemies, undercutting our allies and destroying America’s clout in …
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016
The U.N. Security Council is warning that violations of the cessation of hostilities between Lebanon and Israel could lead to a new conflict “that none of the parties or the …
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016
The reordering of the Middle East is proceeding apace. Where for 40 years the U.S.-Egypt alliance anchored the region, a Russia-Iran condominium is now dictating events.
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016
After a slow start, it appears increasingly likely that the Obama administration will hit its goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States before the end of September.
Sat., July 9, 2016
NATO allies agreed Saturday to provide increased military support to countries in the Middle East and North Africa that are targets of Islamic extremism, including using NATO surveillance planes in …
Wed., May 25, 2016
JERUSALEM – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu named one of Israel’s most polarizing politicians as defense minister on Wednesday, solidifying his parliamentary majority at the risk of antagonizing the international community …
Mon., May 23, 2016
Thousands of attacks in recent years on medical facilities in conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere have killed hundreds in brazen violation of humanitarian norms.
Wed., May 11, 2016
The number of Americans trying to join Islamic State overseas has dropped substantially since last summer, FBI Director James B. Comey said Wednesday, as the terrorist group has come under …
Wed., April 20, 2016
The CIA is expanding survivor benefits for agency employees and contractors killed in the line of duty overseas in acts of terrorism.
Wed., April 20, 2016
Defense Secretary Ash Carter pressed reluctant defense ministers from six Gulf nations Wednesday to provide more economic and political support to Iraq now to help the war-torn nation in its …
Thu., April 14, 2016
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday the whole world is watching American politics and that he can understand how Middle East allies would be rattled by Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s …
Wed., April 13, 2016
Nation-building has failed in the Middle East, but America still needs a Plan B.
Thu., March 17, 2016
A jury Thursday convicted an Arizona man of conspiring to support Islamic State in one of the first trials in the U.S. involving charges related to the terrorist group.
Mon., March 14, 2016
More than 80 percent of Syria’s children have been harmed by the country’s conflict, including growing numbers of those who were forced to work, join armed groups or marry young …
Tue., March 8, 2016
Topics: FDR’s budget, Maple Street Bridge construction, Mideast arms sales, Ruby Ridge and the Washington State Lottery.
Wed., March 2, 2016
Vice President Joe Biden plans meetings with key leaders in the Middle East when he visits the region next week.
Wed., March 2, 2016
A Saudi-led bloc of six Gulf Arab nations formally branded Hezbollah a terrorist organization on Wednesday, ramping up the pressure on the Lebanese militant group fighting on the side of …
Tue., March 1, 2016
Members of the Idaho Air National Guard are preparing to deploy to the Middle East this summer.