Israel Establishes Ties With UAE, Bahrain in Trump-Brokered Deal

Bloomberg QuickTake News published this video item, entitled “Israel Establishes Ties With UAE, Bahrain in Trump-Brokered Deal” – below is their description. The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed landmark agreements on Tuesday to move toward establishing normal relations with Israel, setting in motion a potentially historic shift in Mideast politics at a White House … Read more Israel Establishes Ties With UAE, Bahrain in Trump-Brokered Deal

Lebanon crisis: Who is Mustafa Adib?

Adib, a relatively unknown 48-year-old Lebanese diplomat and close aide to former prime minister Najib Mikati, has received backing from the country’s Sunni Muslim political heavyweights, including the Future Movement party headed by former premier Saad Hariri. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit … Read more Lebanon crisis: Who is Mustafa Adib?

15 years after bombing – man guilty of assassinating Lebanon’s former Prime Minister – BBC News

15 years after a massive bombing in Beirut killed Lebanon’s former prime minister Rafik Hariri, a man has been found guilty of the assassination by a special UN-backed court. Mr Hariri was Lebanon’s most prominent Sunni Muslim politician. He had close ties with the United States and with Sunni Gulf Arab states, and was seen … Read more 15 years after bombing – man guilty of assassinating Lebanon’s former Prime Minister – BBC News

Lebanon awaits UN verdict on former PM assassination

A court in the Hague was set Tuesday to deliver its findings into the 2005 assassination of Lebanese prime minister Rafic Hariri. Four alleged members of the powerful Shiite Muslim group Hezbollah were on trial in absentia at the court in the Netherlands over the huge Beirut suicide bombing on 14 February 2005 that killed … Read more Lebanon awaits UN verdict on former PM assassination

When the SAUDIS kidnapped a PRIME MINISTER – VisualPolitik EN

During decades, Beirut was short of the New York City of the Arab World. Lebanon was called the Switzerland of the Middle East. We are talking of a small country where, for many years, both Sunni and Shia Muslims coexisted with Christians in peace and harmony. Lebanon was a model for the whole Arab world. … Read more When the SAUDIS kidnapped a PRIME MINISTER – VisualPolitik EN

Faith: Is Religion the Real Problem in the Middle East?

Those who enjoy the blame-game prefer it not to be a multiple choice question. A problem has to be all the fault of religion; for example the headline is “religious riots” if the criminals burning down churches and mosques happen to belong to different religions. Or, alternatively, the problem is all about land, ethnicity or nationalism; nothing to do … Read more Faith: Is Religion the Real Problem in the Middle East?

Iraq: Jalal Talabani Re-elected as President

On Thursday 11th November, The Iraqi parliament elected Sunni politician Osama al-Nujaifi as parliament speaker, re-elected the Kurd Jalal Talabani as president and re-nominated Nouri al-Maliki to form a new cabinet. Qusay Al-Suhail of the Al-Sadr movement and Aref Tayfour of Iraqi Kurds were also elected as the first and second deputy speakers respectively. The … Read more Iraq: Jalal Talabani Re-elected as President

Afghanistan: Taleban Offered to Hand Over Osama bin Laden before 2001 Invasion

The Taleban administration in Afghanistan negotiated with the American embassy in Islamabad in 2001 to hand over Osama bin Laden to a specially appointed court, but suggestions of using a neutral third country to try the suspected terrorist were rejected by the USA, according to a new book by the former Taleban Ambassador to Pakistan. … Read more Afghanistan: Taleban Offered to Hand Over Osama bin Laden before 2001 Invasion