Memoir by father of state attorney candidate raised as campaign issue

Memoir by father of state attorney candidate raised as campaign issue

CLOSE Candidate Chris Crowley in state attorney race issues challenge Fox, Crowley(Photo: Special to The News-Press) Standing on the steps of the old Lee County Courthouse on Wednesday, attorney Chris Crowley pitched a challenge to Chief Assistant State Attorney Amira Fox about a 10-year-old book written by her father recounting his life growing up in Palestinian territories. “I’m […]

Exterity expands Middle East team

Exterity expands Middle East team

Ahmad Bsat, Regional sales manager ME. IP video and digital signage technologies’ provider, Exterity, has expanded its team in the Middle East. Following the promotion of Eleuterio Fernandes to VP of Sales EMEA in January 2018, Exterity has promoted Walid Tabet (in pic) to Regional Sales Team Leader and hired Ahmad Bsat as Regional Sales Manager. […]

Palestinian activists slam draft law prohibiting filming of Israeli forces

Palestinian activists slam draft law prohibiting filming of Israeli forces

Ameer Jaber, 14, holds the camera his father Aaref gave him in one hand, and the phone smashed by Israeli soldiers in the other (Akram al-Wa’ra/MEE) HEBRON, Occupied West Bank – On 2 June, Aaref Jaber witnessed Israeli forces shooting and killing 37-year old Palestinian construction worker Rami Wahid Sabarneh. The incident took place just down the street […]

Saudi Arabia dismisses entertainment chief

Saudi Arabia dismisses entertainment chief

Saudi Arabia dismissed a senior figure in its fast-changing entertainment sector on Monday, state-owned TV said, removing an official responsible for bringing shows, festivals and concerts to the conservative kingdom under sweeping economic and social reforms. Ahmed al-Khatib was appointed in 2016 as chairman of the General Entertainment Authority (GEA), the government body which oversees […]

Iran's president to visit Switzerland, Austria amid nuclear deal row

Iran's president to visit Switzerland, Austria amid nuclear deal row

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit neutral European neighbours Switzerland and Austria next month, the Swiss and Austrian governments said, on a trip overshadowed by the looming imposition of US economic sanctions on Tehran. President Donald Trump in May pulled the United States out of an international nuclear deal with Iran and said he would […]

Israel says it has dismantled 20-member Hamas 'attack' cell

Israel says it has dismantled 20-member Hamas 'attack' cell

Israel said on Sunday it had arrested more than 20 people and seized explosives when it dismantled a Hamas cell it alleged was preparing “serious attacks” against Israeli targets. The cell’s members were mostly from Nablus city in the north of the occupied West Bank and it was active for about six months until being dismantled […]

Turks across Middle East cast ballots in expat vote

Turks across Middle East cast ballots in expat vote

Turkish expatriates in several Middle Eastern countries cast ballots on Saturday in presidential and parliamentary polls that will be held in Turkey on June 24. Irfan Neziroglu, Turkey’s ambassador to Sudan, told Anadolu Agency that voting had begun at 9.00 a.m. local time at the Turkish embassy in Khartoum. “Turkish expatriates have two days to […]

Hundreds from Utah National Guard's aviation units head to the Middle East

Hundreds from Utah National Guard's aviation units head to the Middle East

WEST JORDAN, Utah – More than 230 soldiers from one of the Utah National Guard’s aviation units left for the Middle East Friday. They will be supporting Operation Spartan Shield. “This is an extremely complex mission merging nine units from seven states,” said Lt. Col. Chad Koon, commander of the 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation. “We […]

Saudi Crown Prince attends World Cup match

Saudi Crown Prince attends World Cup match

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was among dignitaries in Moscow on Thursday as his country’s team suffered a 5-0 defeat against hosts Russia in the opening match of the 2018 World Cup. Bin Salman, who is known as MbS, had not been seen in public since late April, when an influential Saudi blogger known […]

The Middle East in Trump's Wake

The Middle East in Trump's Wake

by Emile Nakhleh As President Donald Trump revels in his diplomatic foray into North Korea, he doesn’t have any comparable diplomatic “success” in the Middle East. None of the optimistic promises he made upon assuming office in January 2017 regarding the region has come to pass. In fact, the Middle East today is worse than […]

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