BEIRUT | Report: China is driving use of armed drones in Middle East

BEIRUT— The use of armed drones in the Middle East, driven largely by growing sales from China, has grown significantly in the past few years with an increasing number of state and non-state actors using them in regional conflicts. That’s according to a new report by the Royal United Services Institute, or RUSI. The report … Continue reading BEIRUT | Report: China is driving use of armed drones in Middle East

United States | Remarks at the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East

United States – FOREIGN MINISTER CZAPUTOWICZ: Prime ministers, ministers, ladies and gentlemen, I am honored to welcome you at the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East. The right time has come now to give a new impetus to the questions of peace and security in the region. The … Continue reading United States | Remarks at the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East

United States | The Ministerial To Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East

United States – Tackling the Region’s Most Challenging Problems There is no shortage of challenges in the Middle East. From weapons proliferation and humanitarian crises, to terrorism and energy security, these issues and others pose serious threats to stability in the region and to security around the world. The ministerial will reinvigorate efforts to address … Continue reading United States | The Ministerial To Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East

CAIRO | Weather front brings sandstorms, hail, rain to Middle East

CAIRO —January 16, 2019— A harsh weather front brought sandstorms, hail and rain to parts of the Middle East on Wednesday, with visibility down in the Egyptian capital as an orange cloud of dust blocked out the sky and pedestrians covered their faces from the wind gusts. The winter’s first snow fell on the Syrian … Continue reading CAIRO | Weather front brings sandstorms, hail, rain to Middle East

United States | A Force for Good: America Reinvigorated in the Middle East

United States – Thank you, Frank. Thank you to Frank Ricciardone. Thank you for your service to America as well, in addition to the duties that you perform here. I’ve had the good fortune to be a frequent visitor here to Egypt and the Middle East as Secretary of State. In my prior role as … Continue reading United States | A Force for Good: America Reinvigorated in the Middle East

ISLAMABAD | Taliban say ‘another’ meeting in Middle East with US

ISLAMABAD— The Taliban say “another” meeting is to be held with the United States, this time in the United Arab Emirates and involving representatives of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates. The terse statement from Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the meeting would be held Monday without offering details. The State Department has … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | Taliban say ‘another’ meeting in Middle East with US

WASHINGTON | US naval commander in Middle East found dead in Bahrain home

WASHINGTON — The commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and the U.S. Fifth Fleet has been found dead in his residence in Bahrain. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson says Vice Adm. Scott Stearney (STUHR’-nee) was found dead Saturday. Richardson says the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Bahraini Ministry of Interior are … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US naval commander in Middle East found dead in Bahrain home

ISTANBUL | Saudi writer saw Turkey as base for a new Middle East

ISTANBUL — Friends say Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a proud Arab who wanted to set up a base in his ancestral homeland of Turkey, contributing to the growing community of exiled Arabs who have taken refuge there. For Khashoggi, a history lover, the growing Arabic community and Turkey’s power in the region echoed aspects … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Saudi writer saw Turkey as base for a new Middle East