U.S. Department of State News: TechGirls From the Middle East and North Africa Invest in STEM Futures

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Twenty-eight teenage girls from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, and Tunisia will participate in the U.S. Department of State’s TechGirls exchange program from July 8–August 1, 2018.  During their three weeks in the United States, participants will strengthen and develop technical skills, … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: TechGirls From the Middle East and North Africa Invest in STEM Futures

BEIRUT | UN chief asks for halt to ‘all hostile acts’ in Middle East

BEIRUT (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Guterres is urging an immediate halt to “all hostile acts” to avoid “a new conflagration” in the Middle East after Israeli forces bombed Iranian targets inside Syria. Israel says the strikes were retaliation for an Iranian rocket barrage on its positions in the Golan Heights and has called on the … Continue reading BEIRUT | UN chief asks for halt to ‘all hostile acts’ in Middle East

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Japan PM Abe arrives in UAE on Middle East trip

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday at the start of a trip across the Mideast, meeting first with a crucial oil supplier for his energy-hungry nation. Abe flew into Abu Dhabi, the country’s oil-rich capital, with plans to meet powerful Crown Prince … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Japan PM Abe arrives in UAE on Middle East trip

VATICAN CITY | Pope to focus on fate of Christians in Middle East on July 7

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican says Pope Francis is planning to invite heads of churches and Christian communities from the Middle East to join him in a day of reflection and prayer in the southeastern Italian port city of Bari on July 7. The announcement on Wednesday said Francis has called for this “ecumenical encounter … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Pope to focus on fate of Christians in Middle East on July 7

The Latest: VP Pence takes off on trip to Middle East

WASHINGTON /January 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to the Middle East (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence has departed for the Middle East, despite the looming threat of a government shutdown. Pence took off Friday night on a trip that will take him to Egypt, Jordan … Continue reading The Latest: VP Pence takes off on trip to Middle East

The Latest: VP Pence still plans trip to Middle East

WASHINGTON/January 19, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to the Middle East (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence still plans to travel to the Middle East on Friday night, despite the potential for a shutdown of the federal government. The vice president’s spokeswoman says Pence’s trip to Egypt, Jordan … Continue reading The Latest: VP Pence still plans trip to Middle East

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Thanks PA National Guard Troops Headed to Middle East

Harrisburg, PA/January 13, 2018 (STL.News) – Pennsylvania Governor Wolf (Tom) joined approximately 500 soldiers with the Pennsylvania National Guard’s 28th Infantry Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion (HHBN) as they were honored in a ceremony at the Zembo Shrine in Harrisburg today as they prepare to depart for a deployment to the Middle East in support … Continue reading Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Thanks PA National Guard Troops Headed to Middle East

Pence to visit Middle East this month following postponement

WASHINGTON  /January 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Egypt, Jordan and Israel this month after postponing a trip to the Middle East in December following President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the White House announced Monday. Pence’s trip to the Middle East will insert him into … Continue reading Pence to visit Middle East this month following postponement