Kerry on Africa-Mideast counterterror tour – Deutsche Welle

Terrorism US Secretary of State John Kerry travels next week to Kenya, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia on a three-nation tour focused on counterterrorism. DW’s Isaac Mugabi talks to Uganda-based political analyst and journalist Angelo Izama about what the Secretary of State hopes […]

Brookes: Russia muscles US aside in Mideast – Boston Herald

People seem plenty panicked about recent reports of Russian war planes using an Iranian air base for bombing runs into Syria as part of its ongoing support for the beleaguered regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. It’s not at all unreasonable to be concerned. On the other hand, we really shouldn’t be surprised by the […]

MIDEAST STOCKS – Factors to watch – Aug 22 – Reuters

Aug 22 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Monday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy. INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL * GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares slip, dollar stands tall on Fed hike bets * MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf edges down despite petchems; Telecom Egypt climbs * Oil falls […]

U.S. Vision for Mideast Stability Runs Through Gas Pipelines … – Bloomberg

The potential to benefit from new gas discoveries has created a rare opportunity for eastern Mediterranean countries including Israel and Turkey to forge closer ties, according to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s envoy on energy affairs. Countries in the region must work together if they hope to unlock multibillion dollar gas discoveries in Israel […]

N.J.’s Booker, visiting Mideast, says U.S. must do more to help … – NJ.com

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, touring a refugee camp in the Middle East, called on the U.S. to do more to help those fleeing the Syrian civil war and address “a humanitarian crisis of a scale rarely witnessed in the last 50 years.” Booker (D-N.J.) in a telephone interview with NJ Advance Media, called for both more […]

MIDEAST STOCKS – Factors to watch – Aug 21 | Reuters – Reuters

Aug 21 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Sunday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy. INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL * GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks fall in light trading as dollar rises on Fed hike bets * MIDEAST STOCKS-Petchems support Saudi, Qatar retreats after surge on FTSE […]

MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf set to consolidate, supported by oil – Reuters

DUBAI Aug 21 Gulf stock markets look set to consolidate on Sunday, supported by last week’s rebound in oil prices but lacking other positive factors to spur buying of individual stocks. Brent crude oil closed above $50 a barrel on Thursday and Friday for the first time since July 4. This may continue to encourage […]