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The Middle East for Dummies

The first point I'd like to touch on is the idea that the Middle East is a culturally violent place

Nepali youth bearing brunt in Saudi jail

ILAM: A youth of Mai municipality in Ilam district has been serving a painful jail life in Saudi Arab for

Iran’s Former President Mahmud Ahmadinejad Writes Open Letter To Donald…

TEHRAN, IRAN, (AFP): Iran's ex-president Mahmud Ahmadinejad published Sunday an open letter to Donald Trump, welcoming his criticism of the

Iran ready to give U.S. ‘slap in the face’: Commander

(REUTERS): The United States should expect a "strong slap in the face" if it underestimates Iran's defensive capabilities, a commander

350,000 Children Trapped In West Mosul: Save The Children

LONDON, (AFP): Around 350,000 children are trapped in western Mosul, Save the Children warned on Sunday as Iraqi forces launched

Iran urges Gulf states to ‘seize the opportunity’ of Rouhani…

DUBAI, (REUTERS): A top Iranian official called on the Gulf Arab states on Tuesday to seize the opportunity of a visit

Iran Bans Entry Of US Wrestlers

TEHRAN, (AP): Iran on Friday banned US wrestlers from participating in the Freestyle World Cup competition this month in response

Donald Trump Puts Iran ‘On Notice,’ Denounces Nuclear Deal

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, (AFP): President Donald Trump on Thursday said Iran was now formally "on notice" after a recent missile

5 Iraqis, A Yemeni Barred From Cairo-New York Flight After…

CAIRO, (REUTERS): Five Iraqi passengers and one Yemeni were barred from boarding an EgyptAir flight from Cairo to New York

Saudi Court Drops Case Over Crane Collapse That Killed 111

CAIRO, (AFP): A Saudi court on Thursday dropped its case against 13 defendants who were on trial over a crane

Dubai Toughens Laws To Minimise Tower Fire Incidents

DUBAI, (AFP): Dubai on Sunday announced tougher fire rules in a bid to minimise risks after several spectacular blazes that

Nepal and Qatar sign Activation Plan of MoU on Migration

KATHMANDU: Nepal Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) of Qatar have signed the 11-point Activation

Iran Summons UK Envoy Over ‘Divisive’ Theresa May Remarks To…

DUBAI, (REUTERS): Iran summoned the British ambassador on Saturday to protest against remarks by Prime Minister Theresa May who accused

Trump And The Middle East: Challenges To Regaining US Supremacy…

The Arab world, like other parts of the globe, was surprised with the outcome of the U.S. Presidential election and

A Twice-Divorced Saudi Mother Of 6 Reinterprets Islamic Law

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA, (AP): When Souad al-Shammary posted a series of tweets about the thick beards worn by Saudi clerics,

Israel suspends ties with UNESCO

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett announced today that Israel is suspending all of its joint activities with the United Nations

Russia: Mending Turkey ties ‘not a matter of few days’

ANKARA: It would take more than a few days to mend Russia’s relations with Ankara, the Kremlin said on Tuesday

Boeing says it signs historic sales agreement with Iran Air

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, (AP): Boeing Co. said Tuesday it signed an agreement with Iran Air "expressing the airline's intent"

Israel to withhold bodies of Palestinians

TEL AVIV: Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Thursday ordered the bodies of Palestinians killed by security forces not be returned

Gulf Economic Slowdown Sees Foreign Workers Trapped by Debts

By JON GAMBRELL, DOHA, Qatar, (AP): The economic slowdown gripping countries across the Persian Gulf can be seen in layoffs,