Day: March 12, 2015

Third Annual Ambassadors Forum (March 23, 2015) (PR Newswire)

March 12, 2015

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC), in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, will host U.S. Ambassadors currently serving in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) on March 23 at the U.S. Department of State.  The third annual Ambassadors Forum will provide insights into opportunities and […]

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This is how we failed Syria (Al Jazeera)

March 12, 2015

Four years into the largest humanitarian crisis on our watch, the conflict in Syria is worsening. Last year three UN Security Council resolutions were passed aiming to protect and assist civilians in Syria. But, a year after the first resolution was passed, the words ring hollow. In a report being released today, my organisation, Norwegian Refugee […]

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Iraq FM: Arabs must close ranks to fight terrorism (Asharq Al-Awsat)

March 12, 2015

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—New Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari is facing a difficult task. Iraq today finds itself at the heart of regional calculations, with an ongoing war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) taking place on its territory amid Arab Gulf warnings against Iran’s encroaching presence in the country. Jaafari, a former […]

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Opinion: Who is calling for a Saudi–Turkish alliance? (Asharq Al-Awsat)

March 12, 2015

It is difficult to understand the ongoing media “campaigns” that are calling for the return of a Saudi–Turkish alliance. What are the reasons behind this? In fact, when was there ever any Saudi–Turkish alliance in the past that anyone can call for “returning” now? The reality is that the enduring alliance in the region is […]

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Five Months After, DSS Returns Tambuwal's Security (allAfrica.com)

March 12, 2015

The Department of State Services (DSS) has returned its officers and men hitherto attached to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal. Sources close to the Speaker told Daily Trust that the security personnel who were withdrawn on October 30 last year, have been redeployed back to him. However, the Nigeria Police is […]

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Caught up in Iraq (Al-Ahram Weekly (Egypt))

March 12, 2015

Shia fighters launch a rocket during clashes with IS militants (photo: Reuters) “Iran is taking over Iraq,” Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal decried last week while slamming Iran’s “hegemonistic tendencies in the region.” “We see Iran involved in Syria and Lebanon and Yemen and Iraq and God knows where. This must stop if Iran […]

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'Turkey is Backing ISIS' (Arutz Sheva)

March 12, 2015

Prof. Efraim Inbar, Director of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, told Arutz Sheva that Turkey has been supportive of Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq, as it pursues greater influence in the Middle East. Some experts have called it a “Neo-Ottoman” foreign policy, to regain influence in places that were once backwater provinces […]

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