Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Saudi Arabia Under Siege: Is the Kingdom Quietly Crumbling?

Saudi authorities have been silent about the Houthi claims of a cross-border raid, but worrying reports are leaking out of the country. Something is rotten...

The UAE Will Triumph Over Iran in the Next Middle Eastern War

As Iranian bluster again increases, it could very well be Abu Dhabi that teaches Tehran a permanent lesson. The eleventh annual Council on Foreign Relations’...

Why the CIA doesn’t spy on the UAE

(Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates finances the military leader trying to topple a United Nations-recognized government in Libya. It helps lead a coalition...

On Trump and Iran, the UAE Shifts Strategy — and Israel Should Take Heed

The Gulf state is recalibrating its alliances with powerhouses like the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, and these moves are shaking up the region. Israel...

With Guns, Cash and Terrorism, Gulf States Vie for Power in Somalia

When a small car bomb exploded outside a courthouse in the bustling port city of Bosaso in northern Somalia, local news reports chalked it...

Turkey: Erdogan slams Egypt’s ‘tyrants’ as thousands mourn Morsi

Mosques across Turkey hold prayer services for former Egyptian president, who died in a Cairo court on Monday. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has attended a prayer...

UN Joins Call for Independent Probe on Morsi Death

Mohamed Morsi's death: World reaction - Malaysia, Qatar pay tribute to former Egyptian president, but reaction from other governments has been largely muted. The United Nations...

The Most Powerful Arab Ruler Isn’t M.B.S. It’s M.B.Z.

Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, the 29-year-old commander of the almost negligible air force of the United Arab Emirates, had come to Washington shopping for...

Trump-Israel Leaked Deal Legalizes Settlements, Dehumanizes Palestinians

Israel newspaper publishes terms of ‘Deal of Century’ The main points of US President Donald Trump’s much-derided plan for the Middle East, the so-called “deal...

Israel and Hamas Need Each Other

And a New Round of Conflict Won’t Change That War, like politics, makes for strange bedfellows. Israel is currently preparing for a potentially dramatic faceoff with Hamas....

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Somaliland – A Country Inured to PM Abiy’s ‘Charm Offensive’

President Abiy's charm offensive on Somaliland 'hits a snag' Somaliland's president has turned down a request by Somalia's president to visit the breakaway state along with Ethiopia's Prime Minister...

Somaliland Only Good For Reprimand in Swan’s UN Report, Full Optimism for Somalia Elections

Mr James Swan, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG), and the Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), in...

Ethiopia PM Aligns Himself With Villa Somalia Middle East Conflict Allies: Turkey, Qatar

Ethiopia PM leaves neutrality in Somalia and leans towards Turkey and Qatar. Sowing tensions in Somalia with the help of Ankara and Doha may benefit...