The Mideast conflict Obama still could solve – Politico

The Mideast conflict Obama still could solve – Politico

A Yemeni man, wearing a scarf bearing the color of the national flag, raises his machine gun during a gathering in support of the Huthi-led parliament on August 20. | Getty Hint: It’s not Syria. By Nahal Toosi 08/23/16 05:41 PM EDT Just days ago, Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations famed […]

Mideast Defense Spending Seen Growing Despite Oil Price Slump – Bloomberg

Defense spending in the Middle East and North Africa will start to grow again this year after dipping as oil prices slumped, IHS Jane’s analysts said in a report on Monday. The region’s defense spending is expected to rise to $180 billion by 2020, according to the report. Military outlays peaked at $160 billion in […]

MIDEAST STOCKS – Factors to watch – Aug 23 – Reuters

Aug 23 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy. INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL * GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks edge up, dollar dips as markets await Fed clues * MIDEAST STOCKS-Region hit by lower oil, Fed worries; Dubai’s DSI sinks […]

Kerry on Africa-Mideast counterterror tour – Deutsche Welle

Terrorism US Secretary of State John Kerry travels next week to Kenya, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia on a three-nation tour focused on counterterrorism. DW’s Isaac Mugabi talks to Uganda-based political analyst and journalist Angelo Izama about what the Secretary of State hopes […]

Brookes: Russia muscles US aside in Mideast – Boston Herald

People seem plenty panicked about recent reports of Russian war planes using an Iranian air base for bombing runs into Syria as part of its ongoing support for the beleaguered regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. It’s not at all unreasonable to be concerned. On the other hand, we really shouldn’t be surprised by the […]

MIDEAST STOCKS – Factors to watch – Aug 22 – Reuters

Aug 22 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Monday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy. INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL * GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares slip, dollar stands tall on Fed hike bets * MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf edges down despite petchems; Telecom Egypt climbs * Oil falls […]

N.J.’s Booker, visiting Mideast, says U.S. must do more to help … – NJ.com

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, touring a refugee camp in the Middle East, called on the U.S. to do more to help those fleeing the Syrian civil war and address “a humanitarian crisis of a scale rarely witnessed in the last 50 years.” Booker (D-N.J.) in a telephone interview with NJ Advance Media, called for both more […]