UAE’s battle-hardened military expands into Africa, Mideast … – Minneapolis Star Tribune

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates is better known for its skyscrapers and pampered luxuries, but its small size belies a quiet expansion of its battle-hardened military into Africa and elsewhere in the Middle East. The seven-state federation ranks as one of Washington’s most prominent Arab allies in the fight against the […]

Swiss Court Fines Egypt $2 Billion, Muddies Mideast Gas Market … – Bloomberg

A Swiss court ordered Egyptian natural gas companies to pay Israel’s state-owned electricity provider $2 billion in fines for breach of previous contracts, a step that could complicate chances for the two nations to sign future gas deals as Israel seeks to become an energy exporter. The Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland said Egyptian General Petroleum […]

The Latest: France’s Macron would keep up Mideast operations – Atlanta Journal Constitution

On June 10, 1944, four days after the Allied D-Day landings in Normandy, an SS armored division herded villagers into barns and a church, blocked the doors, and set Oradour-sur-Glane ablaze. A total of 642 men, women and children died. The Latest: France’s Macron would keep up Mideast operations – Atlanta Journal Constitution}

The Latest: France’s Macron would keep up Mideast operations – Atlanta Journal Constitution

On June 10, 1944, four days after the Allied D-Day landings in Normandy, an SS armored division herded villagers into barns and a church, blocked the doors, and set Oradour-sur-Glane ablaze. A total of 642 men, women and children died. The Latest: France’s Macron would keep up Mideast operations – Atlanta Journal Constitution}

Pope heads to Egypt with Christians in retreat across Middle East – Reuters

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis flies to Cairo on Friday, less than a month after church bombings killed 45 people in two Egyptian cities as part of a concerted campaign by Islamist militants to rid the Middle East of Christians. Home to some of the faith’s earliest churches, the region’s Christian communities have been in decline […]

Christians are under attack in the Middle East – and not even a visit from the Pope can convince them to stay – The Independent

Almost exactly a quarter of a century ago, I wrote a story for the front page of what was then The Independent’s Weekend Review. It was headlined: “Exodus: a story of Christians”. It told the tragedy of those people of the faith who were fleeing the lands of the forefathers. I interviewed the only hermit […]

The Latest: France’s Macron would keep up Mideast operations – McClatchy Washington Bureau

The Latest on the French presidential election (all times local): 9:05 p.m. French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has vowed to keep up France’s operations against extremists in Iraq and Syria within a U.S.-led coalition. During a political rally in the rural town of Chatellerault on Friday night, Macron said the aim of France’s military intervention […]

Feast in the Mideast an unexpected success – Miami Student

Organizers were late putting together the event. Flyers were only distributed within participating groups. A-frames and advertisements didn’t go up until the day of. Yet somehow, crowds were so large that extra seats had to be brought into the Shriver Heritage Room last Monday night for the Feast in the Mideast, a collaboration between multiple […]

Pope Francis Visits Mideast as Christians Face Persecution – Newsmax

Pope Francis will visit Cairo on Friday, but Christians in the Middle East face political repression and violence as the visit marks the first by a pontiff to the city in 17 years. “Some of the oldest Christian communities in the world are disappearing in the very lands where their faith was […]

MidEast Shares Mixed, Qatar Touches 20- Wk Low – Nasdaq

Middle East stocks were mixed, with little to sway investors strongly in one direction or another. Qatar touched the lowest level in 20 weeks. Saudi Arabia’s banking sector has been rife with speculation with Alawwal and SABB set to merge and Citigroup’s earlier this week obtaining a licence to conduct capital markets business in […]

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