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Syrian Observatory: Islamic State fighters leaving last Damascus enclave

Syrian Observatory: Islamic State fighters leaving last Damascus enclave

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a group of Islamic State fighters had been evacuated from the last insurgent enclave near Damascus on Sunday in a withdrawal that will restore state control over the area. Syrian state media made no mention of a deal to allow the militants to leave the enclave centred around […]

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 […]

Raider commander to lead Marines operating in the Middle East

Raider commander to lead Marines operating in the Middle East

Raider commander to lead Marines operating in the Middle East  Marine Corps Times Full coverage Source link

Middle East, North Africa: Displacement Snapshot (January – December 2017) [EN/AR]

Middle East, North Africa: Displacement Snapshot (January – December 2017) [EN/AR]

LIBYA Civilians in Libya continue to suffer as a result of conflict, instability, political fragmentation and a collapsing economy. The current number of Libyan IDPs stands at 192,762, while the number of registered refugees and asylum seekers reached 60,090 (Data source: DTM). According to DTM, there was an increase in returnees (316,971 people) in some […]

US adds troops to guard embassies in Middle East

US adds troops to guard embassies in Middle East

US adds troops to guard embassies in Middle East  CNBC Full coverage Source link

Oil climbs on Middle East unrest, with Brent notching another multiyear high

Oil climbs on Middle East unrest, with Brent notching another multiyear high

Oil settled higher Tuesday, with supply concerns tied to political unrest in the Middle East lifting prices for the global crude benchmark to its highest finish in 3½ years. Growth in U.S. output, meanwhile, has tamed price moves for U.S. benchmark crude in recent sessions, preventing it from notching a fresh multiyear high. On the […]

Delta planning new international routes now that Middle East airline dispute is resolved, CEO says

Delta planning new international routes now that Middle East airline dispute is resolved, CEO says

Delta Air Lines plans to announce new international routes in the coming weeks after U.S. and three Gulf carriers resolved a more than three-year-old dispute over unfair competition, the airline’s CEO said Monday. Delta and competitors American Airlines and United Airlineshave complained for years about the expansion of three Persian Gulf carriers — Qatar Airways, […]

Trump's punctured Middle East order

Trump's punctured Middle East order

Trump’s punctured Middle East order  Anadolu Agency Middle East: Emergence Of A New Coalition And The Beginning Of Fresher Hope  Modern Ghana (press release) (blog) Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis Fire Missile at Saudi Oil Facility  Haaretz Full coverage Source link

Trump adviser says Iran was 'shifting balance of power in Middle East' under 'cover' of nuclear deal

Trump adviser says Iran was 'shifting balance of power in Middle East' under 'cover' of nuclear deal

President Donald Trump‘s national security adviser said Iran has been increasingly exercising its military power in the Middle East “under cover” of its nuclear deal with the U.S. and European allies. National Security Adviser John Bolton also commented on the U.S.’s imminent move of its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, telling ABC News’ Chief Global Affairs […]

A new American-Israeli-Arab alliance in the Middle East

A new American-Israeli-Arab alliance in the Middle East

Share on facebook Share on twitter U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with his Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir during a news conference, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia April 29, 2018.. (photo credit: FAISAL AL NASSER/ REUTERS) May 8, 2018 – the day US President Donald Trump announced that he’s pulling America […]

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