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Turkey reveals $34bn plan to boost economy, create jobs

Turkey reveals $34bn plan to boost economy, create jobs

The Turkish government has revealed details of a $34 billion investment package aimed at creating jobs and reducing the country’s rising deficit, according to Hurriyet Daily News. The project-based plan will see some 19 companies granted funds to expand their businesses, which it is estimated will directly generate some 35,000 jobs, and indirectly aid in […]

Trump needs to show us his cards in the Middle East

Trump needs to show us his cards in the Middle East

President Trump speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House on April 3. (Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images) April 9 at 6:17 PM The April 6 editorial “A gift to America’s enemies” and David Ignatius’s April 6 op-ed, “On the front line in Syria, it’s ‘an honor for us to be here,’ ” critical of President Trump’s […]

Dozens of Sudanese soldiers killed in Yemen by Houthi rebels

Dozens of Sudanese soldiers killed in Yemen by Houthi rebels

Dozens of Sudanese soldiers were killed in Yemen on Thursday night in an ambush by Houthi rebels near the town of Midi north-west Yemen, military sources and Houthi-affiliated al-Masirah channel said on Saturday. Military sources said this is the biggest loss among Sudanese soldiers since their arrival in 2015. According to the sources Houthi rebels […]

With His Survival Guaranteed, Assad Pushes Into Border Area With Israel, Violating Accords

With His Survival Guaranteed, Assad Pushes Into Border Area With Israel, Violating Accords

Dramatic things went down in Syria this week, while the people of Israel were distracted by the storm over the prime minister and his U-turn on asylum seekers. The survival of the Assad regime, with close Russian and Iranian backing, is looking like a done deal. To really understand Israel and the Middle East – […]

The fire next time: Stabilization in the Middle East and North Africa

The fire next time: Stabilization in the Middle East and North Africa

Executive Summary Civil wars across the Middle East have severely damaged regional stability. Middle Eastern countries, many of which are strategic partners of the United States and Europe, seek new methods of long-term mediation to address issues that were at the heart of the popular uprisings known as the Arab Spring: dysfunctional governance, coercion, and […]

Woman with 148th Fighter Wing Rescues Puppies In Middle East

Woman with 148th Fighter Wing Rescues Puppies In Middle East

DULUTH, Minn. — Nine stray puppies have been rescued from harsh and dangerous conditions in the Middle East thanks to a Duluth woman deployed in that area with the 148th Fighter Wing. Andrea Carrothers recently set up a GoFundMe page, got thousands of dollars in donations and connected with an animal rescue group to help […]

How The New York Times Maintains Its Reputation

How The New York Times Maintains Its Reputation

Senior Vice President of global advertising, Jean-Christophe Demarta, talks about how The New York Times maintains a reputation 160 years in the making. “The model of The New York Times which has always been about quality journalism,” says Demarta. “And then having readers who connect with it and ultimately paying for it has always been […]

Saudi Arabia is a critical American security partner in the Middle East

Saudi Arabia is a critical American security partner in the Middle East

By Anthony Cordesman, opinion contributor — 03/21/18 02:00 PM EDT The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill © Getty Images Source link

The Middle East's Age of Innocence Is Over

The Middle East's Age of Innocence Is Over

The Middle East is the graveyard of American foreign-policy idealism. For the last generation, the United States has deployed every weapon in its armamentarium in fond hopes of reshaping a recalcitrant, and terribly important, region: regime change, democracy promotion, counterinsurgency, humanitarian intervention, the rhetoric of human rights and of national self-determination. What does the United […]

WorleyParsons wins Middle East work

WorleyParsons wins Middle East work

Australian engineering company WorleyParsons has picked up new contracts in the Middle East. The first contract was awarded by Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) for the Kuwait environmental remediation programme (KERP). The project management consultancy award is estimated to be worth US$98 million over five years and will see WorleyParsons provide services from its offices in […]