Showing posts with label Middle East. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Middle East. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

US plans large military support for Israel in FY 2019 budget request

US$3.3 billion in Foreign Military Financing to Israel
U.S. State Department announced to provide a considerate amount of US$3.3 billion in Foreign Military Financing to Israel in its Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget proposal.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Jordan's King Abdullah sees no Mideast peace without US


Jordan's King Abdullah
King Abdullah II of Jordan said Sunday that the United States remains essential to any hope of a peaceful solution between Israel and the Palestinians, despite widespread criticism of the new U.S. stance on Jerusalem.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Pence Middle East visit indefinitely postponed

United States Vice President Mike Pence’s proposed trip to Israel has been indefinitely delayed beyond January, Foreign Ministry officials said on Monday.

Initially set to arrive in the Middle East late December then pushed forward to mid-January, Pence’s trip was delayed due to a crunch tax reform vote on Capitol Hill that required the Vice President to cast the deciding vote in the Senate.
 (i24NEWS)

Friday, December 1, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

US Sees Regional Conflicts in Its Interest to Sell More Arms: Iran’s Zarif

US government considers the crises to be in its interest to sell more weapons
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif slammed Washington’s foreign policy on conflicts in the Middle East region, saying the US government considers the crises to be in its interest to sell more weapons to the warring sides.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Iraqi Kurdistan's Referendum on Independence 'Illegal' : Arab League

Arab League
The foreign ministers of the League of Arab States (Arab League) called the referendum on Iraqi Kurdistan's independence from Iraq illegal, adding that it would pose a threat to the Middle Eastern security, Permanent Representative of Iraq to the Arab League Habib Sadr said.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Israel, Central European countries sign joint statement on migration, Mideast peace process

Visegrad Four countries
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the prime ministers of the Visegrad Four countries (Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia) signed a joint statement here on Wednesday on global issues such as migration, fight against terrorism and the peace process in the Middle East.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

L’Iran riposte aux sanctions US et adopte une loi contre le «terrorisme américain»

programme balistique de l'Iran
Face à la décision de la Maison-Blanche d’imposer à Téhéran de nouvelles sanctions, l’Iran a voté un projet de loi visant à résister au «terrorisme américain» au Moyen-Orient, en renforçant le programme balistique du pays.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Iran’s Zarif: Entire Region Plagued with Insecurity

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is on an official visit to Turkey, strongly condemned two deadly terrorist attacks in Tehran on Wednesday, saying the entire region has been plagued with terrorism and insecurity.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Russian FM: West to Blame for Chaos, Terror Attacks in Mideast

The Russian foreign minister said the Western states, which pursued regime change policies and funded terrormilitants, are to blame for the chaos and terror attacks in the Middle East, especially in Libya.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Russia against creation of NATO-like blocs for dealing with world problems : Lavrov

Russia is against the idea of tackling world security issues, including those in the Middle East, by creating NATO-like military-political alliances, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, when asked about discussions in the US media of an idea of creating a military-political alliance, an equivalent of NATO, in the Middle East.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

US to curb electronic devices on Middle East flights

The US is set to ban large electronic devices such as laptops and cameras in the cabin on flights from eight Middle Eastern countries, according to two airlines in the region and media reports.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Tony Blair Denies Seeking White House Job

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair never met with the senior adviser to US President Donald Trump to offer his services as a US peace envoy to the Middle East, his spokesperson said on Sunday, refuting media reports.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Riots erupt in Tunisia on the the sixth anniversary of revolution

Hundreds of protesters demanding jobs clashed with police in several Tunisian towns on Saturday, blocking the route of visiting President Beji Caid Essebsi in one region, on the sixth anniversary of the country’s revolution.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

US policy of imposing democracy in Middle East boosts terrorism in region

The US policy of imposing Western-style democracy in the Middle East has led to the emergence of terrorists in the region, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s commissioner for human rights, Konstantin Dolgov, said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Lavrov explains causes of refugee crisis in Europe

The ongoing migration crisis in Europe stems from the ill-considered policies of some states that keep intervening in the internal affairs of the Middle East, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after talks with the Council of Europe’s Secretary-General Thorbjorn Jagland in Moscow on Tuesday.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Essebsi: Tunisian spring was only Arab Spring success

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has said the only Arab Spring uprising to succeed was the Tunisian revolution, speaking exclusively with Al Arabiya News channel.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016

UN: 'Arab Spring' cost Middle East economies $600bn

The so-called Arab Spring of 2011 has cost the region's economies an estimated $614bn of growth because of governmental changes, continuing conflict and falling oil prices, according to a United Nations agency.

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