Mideast

PARIS | Lawsuit lays bare Israel-made hack tools in Mideast, Mexico

PARIS  — One day late last year, Qatari newspaper editor Abdullah Al-Athbah came home, removed the SIM card from his iPhone 7 and smashed it to pieces with a hammer. A source had just handed Al-Athbah a cache of emails suggesting that his phone had been targeted by hacking software made by Israel’s NSO Group. … Continue reading PARIS | Lawsuit lays bare Israel-made hack tools in Mideast, Mexico

JERUSALEM | Bolton tells Netanyahu that Iran nuclear deal was ‘wretched’

JERUSALEM— President Donald Trump’s national security adviser is bemoaning the “wretched” Iranian nuclear deal in his talks with Israel’s prime minister. John Bolton told Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday that the United States sees the “highest importance” in preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and that’s why Trump withdrew from the deal negotiated by the Obama … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Bolton tells Netanyahu that Iran nuclear deal was ‘wretched’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates  | IMF: Mideast not growing fast enough to reduce unemployment

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday that nearly a quarter of the Middle East’s youth are unemployed, warning that unless deeper reforms are made, millions of young people entering the labor market each year may not find jobs. The IMF says current levels of growth across the region will not … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates  | IMF: Mideast not growing fast enough to reduce unemployment

US orders extra air cargo screening for flights from Mideast

WASHINGTON/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The U.S. aviation security agency has issued an emergency order requiring additional screening of cargo on flights departing for the United States from five Mideast countries. It says the steps are aimed at preventing terrorist attacks. The Transportation Security Administration said in a statement that the order was prompted by “persistent threats … Continue reading US orders extra air cargo screening for flights from Mideast

The Latest: Abbas says no role for US in Mideast peace push

ISTANBUL /December 13, 2017 (AP)(STL) — The Latest on the gathering of Islamic nations seeking a united stance against the Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says the Palestinians won’t accept any role for the United States in a peace process with Israel “from … Continue reading The Latest: Abbas says no role for US in Mideast peace push

Trump makes personal appeal to both sides for Mideast peace

JERUSALEM/May 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump made a personal appeal for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, calling on both sides to put aside the “pain and disagreements of the past,” as he closed a four-day swing through the Middle East Tuesday. But Trump departed for Europe having offered no real indication of … Continue reading Trump makes personal appeal to both sides for Mideast peace