Middle East

Qatari opposition sees ‘consensus candidate’ for emir – Middle East

Hamas official Ismail Haniyeh (R) and the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani arrive at a cornerstone laying ceremony in the southern Gaza Strip. (photo credit:REUTERS) WASHINGTON – A leading voice in Qatar’s political opposition has thrown his support behind an emerging contender for emir, asserting that new leadership in Doha is the only way to resolve a ...

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This is how olives could bring peace to the Middle East

  Israel. Palestine. It’s the soldier at back right that really gets us. (Go90 Meals Ready To Eat screenshot) The ongoing conflict between the citizens of these two nations has become, in our time, the textbook case of intractability in human coexistence, an example of the kind of horizonless mistrust that pits neighbor against neighbor in enmity over a mutually ...

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Trump’s 5 Middle East peace illusions and Kushner’s mission impossible

Aaron David Miller, Opinion contributor Published 6:00 a.m. ET Sept. 1, 2017 There’s nothing wrong with trying to make peace. But Trump needs to stop talking about an ultimate deal. It’s not possible now. Jared Kushner and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem in June 2017.(Photo: Israeli Government Press Office via epa) I don’t envy Jared Kushner. Having spent ...

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The future of Iranian power in the Middle East  |  Ricochet

August 31, 2017 In this AEI Events Podcast, Vice Admiral (Ret.) Mark Fox and Lt. Gen. Thomas J. Trask discuss how Iran pursues its foreign policy goals and conducts warfare in the Middle East. Both guests, along with AEI’s Frederick W. Kagan and J. Matthew McInnis, explain how they expect to see Tehran expand its methods in coming years. The ...

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Christian Population Threatened Across Middle East

NEW YORK (ChurchMilitant.com) – In the face of war and persecution, Christianity is withering across much of the Middle East. A new study by the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA), a papal agency for humanitarian and pastoral support, paints a bleak picture of the state of Middle Eastern Christianity: Free clip from CHURCH MILITANT PremiumWATCH MORE LIKE THIS Christian communities ...

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Your Guide to Getting Promoted at Work in the Middle East

Step 1: Work hard, seriously. (Shutterstock) You may know that you always should dress for the job you want, not the job you have. But positioning yourself for a higher role takes more than the appropriate attire. It is a combination of having the right qualification and skills combined with a record of achievements and potential. These 7 Job Roles ...

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European, African leaders agree to address Mediterranean migrant crisis

File photo of refugees arriving in Italy after being rescued in Mediterranean (AFP) Europe’s “big four” continental powers and three African states agreed on a plan Monday to tackle illegal human trafficking and support nations struggling to contain the flow of people across the desert and Mediterranean sea. The 28-nation European Union has long struggled to reach a coherent answer ...

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