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Senate rebukes Trump, Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

Added: 14.12.2018 5:23 | 6 views | 0 comments

In back-to-back votes against Saudi Arabia, the Senate delivered an unusual rebuke of President Donald Trump's response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and signaled new skepticism from Capitol Hill toward the longtime Middle East ally.


Intrepid Travel expands number of woman-only tours

Added: 13.12.2018 10:27 | 10 views | 0 comments

Following the launch of a limited-number of women-only tours in the Middle East this year, leading experiential travel company Intrepid Travel has revealed that it will expand the number of departures following significant customer interest and bookings.


Theresa May is using the political tactics of the Middle East's dictators to delay her own demise

Added: 13.12.2018 9:35 | 15 views | 0 comments

To postpone a vote – or to “defer” the vote, as Theresa May decided to do this week – is a common enough habit among the dictators and kings of the Middle East. They are always worried that the wrong side may win when the government faces a vote. That’s why Chadli Bendjedid postponed the second round of parliamentary elections in Algeria in 1991. He was worried that the Islamists might win. The people could not be trusted. So he decided to defer the vote. Then he was forced to resign, and Algeria ended up with a civil...

Bethlehem reports busiest Christmas tourism season on record

Added: 11.12.2018 16:54 | 21 views | 0 comments

The most wonderful time of the year is shaping up to be the most bustling season for holiday tourism yet in the historic Middle Eastern city.

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Top places to visit in Oman

Added: 10.12.2018 16:43 | 4 views | 0 comments

Oman is one of the most naturally diverse countries in the Middle East region. Contrary to its popular neighbor Dubai, Oman is a lesser known country aiming to get a spot on the world tourism map in the years to come. The country is home to a vast stretch of 3000km coastline, ruins ...]


Lebanon expects more Mideast spending on economy, less on war

Added: 10.12.2018 15:17 | 12 views | 0 comments

Lebanon hopes to reap an economic dividend as resources shift away from wars in the Middle East towards peacetime development, an aide to Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri said on Monday.


Iran says U.S. arm sales turning Middle East into 'tinderbox'

Added: 08.12.2018 7:11 | 17 views | 0 comments

Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that the United States is selling arms into the Middle East which were beyond the region's needs, turning it into a "tinderbox", state news agency IRNA reported.


Houthis Reject Yemen Government's Proposal To Reopen Sanaa Airport

Added: 07.12.2018 18:40 | 19 views | 0 comments

Yemen's democratically elected government proposed reopening the Houthi-controlled airport in the capital Sanaa so long as planes were inspected in the airports of Aden or Sayun, which remain under its control, during the ongoing United Nations peace talks between the warring parties on Friday, according to Reuters. The Houthis rejected the proposal, but both sides are facing immense pressure to compromise due to the immense humanitarian costs of the war since thousands of civilians have already been killed and millions are facing potential famine in the Middle East's poorest country. The UN-sponsored talks are attempting to build confidence between the Iran-backed Houthi rebels and the...

Oil surges 5 percent as OPEC agrees output cut

Added: 07.12.2018 15:04 | 10 views | 0 comments

Oil prices jumped more than 5 percent on Friday as big Middle East producers in OPEC agreed to reduce output to drain global fuel inventories and support the market.


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