The Middle East peace process must be revived urgently given developments in the Israel-Palestinian conflict, with the United States playing a key role in doing so, Britain said Monday. “There is an urgent need … to restart the Middle East peace process,” British Foreign Secretary
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, speaking via a choppy video feed from his virtual house arrest in London, lashed out at U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday for supporting freedom of speech in the Middle East while simultaneously “persecuting” his organization for leaking diplomatic cables.
Lebanon, the tiny country on the eastern end of the Mediterranean basin may be small in size, yet it faces huge problems.
By Ian Bremmer: Drawn-out wars, economic struggles, exploding debt — it’s easy to point to these signs and conclude that America is in an irreversible decline;
Syrian forces raided houses in Hama for the second day on Thursday, residents said, hours after the city’s attorney general declared on YouTube he had resigned in protest against bloody repression of street demonstrations.
Syrian forces targeting areas that are in open revolt against the government launched a major assault on an agricultural hub near the Iraqi border Sunday, even as neighbors in the Middle East unleashed withering criticism of the crackdown.
US President Barack Obama’s speech Thursday outlined the US policy on the Middle East and North Africa . Here is the full text as provided by the White House
US President Barack Obama started his Mideast policy speech Thursday by saying: ” Osama Bin Laden was no martyr!” “Even before his death, al-Qaida was losing its struggle for relevence … by the time we found Bin Laden the majority of people in the Middle East had come to see it as an irrelevance.”
Unrest has swept across the Middle East and North Africa, sparked by an uprising in Tunisia that led to the ouster of the country’s ruler. Here’s a look at the countries where protests have sprung up.
Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hussam Zaki slammed on Thursday Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun’s statements on the terrorist attack that struck a Coptic church in Alexandria, Egypt and said it reflects the MP’s “animosity towards Egypt.”