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News Topic - Middle East

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Saad Hariri, Saudi power play and the media Riyadh's Middle East power struggle and the role of the news media. Plus, the challenge of covering Manus Island.
Al Jazeera | 22 hours, 18 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Ominous signs that the next war in the Middle East is coming, and it won't be pretty Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is under strong domestic pressure and drenched in scandal, and nothing distracts more effectively than a war against a despised enemy. Hezbollah fits that bill perfectly. | 22 hours, 41 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Saudi Arabia, Iran, Yemen, Lebanon: What's next? We debate whether Saudi Arabia's latest shakeups could trigger a wave of authoritarianism in the Middle East.
Al Jazeera | 22 hours, 49 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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U.S. Seeks to Bolster Saudi Arabia in Face of Expanding Iranian Threat The Trump administration is looking at ways to quickly strengthen Saudi Arabia's missile defenses and disrupt the flow of advanced Iranian-made weapons across the Middle East as concerns grow over a destabilizing new crisis in the region.
Wall Street Journal | Nov 18, 2017 01:37 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The one thing Lebanese know: They are pawns in a greater Middle East battle The resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Riyadh, evidently forced by the Saudis, has thrust the country into political crisis
The Globe and Mail | Nov 17, 2017 7:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Lebanon's Middle East Airlines lifts electronics ban on London flights BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's national carrier Middle East Airlines (MEA) on Friday lifted restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes traveling from Beirut to London, the airline said.
Reuters | Nov 17, 2017 3:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Donald Trump reminded of all the women who accuse him of sexual assault after President condemns Al Franken Radio presenter claims Democratic Senator groped her breasts during 2006 tour of Middle East
The Independent | Nov 17, 2017 09:06 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Remember Baghdad review brief, gripping history of Iraq's Jews Fiona Murphys absorbing documentary focuses on members of Londons Iraqi Jewish community to tell a little-known slice of Middle Eastern historyThere is a potency and pungency to this brief, absorbing documentary about a part of Middle East history that is
The Guardian | Nov 17, 2017 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Franken faces ethics probe after woman says he groped her A Los Angeles radio host says U.S. Sen. Al Franken forcibly kissed her during a 2006 USO tour in the Middle East. | Nov 17, 2017 01:40 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Lincoln, Nebraska
Gulf carriers may be in focus under foreign airline U.S. tax exemption cut (Reuters) - A U.S. congressional proposal that would eliminate income tax exemptions for certain airlines could affect major Gulf carriers, potentially worsening an international spat between U.S. airlines and their Middle East rivals.
Reuters | Nov 17, 2017 01:14 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend