A Right Move After All? Whatsapp Purchase To Expand Facebook’s Consumer … – Al-Bawaba

Al-BawabaA right move after all? Whatsapp purchase to expand Facebook’s consumer base in the Middle East. A right move after all? Whatsapp purchase to expand Facebook’s consumer base in the…

Europe and US Threaten Sanctions Over Kiev Bloodshed – New York Times

New York TimesThey also announced that the French, German and Polish foreign ministers would visit Kiev beforehand, to meet with members of the government and the opposition. Secretary of State…

Kerry attempts the improbable with Middle East peace deal – Financial Times

Financial TimesJust over 20 years ago, the declaration of principles that emerged from the Oslo peace talks opened up an alluring vista of two states, Israeli and Palestinian, living peacefully…

Amid Egypt’s uprising anniversary, US condemns violence, pledges Middle East … – Fox News

Fox NewsSaturday, Jan. 25, 2014: Egyptians wear masks of Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, in Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt.AP. ADVERTISEMENT. The three-year anniversary of Egypt’s political uprising was marked…

Philadelphia abuzz over possible 2015 visit by Pope Francis – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesThough the Vatican hasn’t made an official announcement, news that Pope Francis may visit Philadelphia in 2015 has generated buzz among the Catholic community and city residents. Vatican…

Obama and Pope Francis likely to touch on poverty, abortion and Middle East … – Washington Post

Washington PostThe news that President Obama will meet with Pope Francis on March 27 brightened a snowy Tuesday morning for Catholics who see a broad overlap between the president’s agenda…

High stakes, low expectations for Syria peace talks – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — A new peace conference aimed at ending Syria’s civil war convenes Wednesday in Switzerland, where the international community hopes to apply a tourniquet to the Middle East’s…

Is Social Media Driving Down Oil Prices? – DailyFinance

Is Social Media Driving Down Oil Prices?DailyFinanceCan the new digital social age cause crude oil prices to drop more than many analysts are anticipating? Conversely, despite less geopolitical concerns in…

Ariel Sharon death in Israel: World reaction – BBC News

BBC NewsThere has been widespread reaction in Israel, the rest of the Middle East and across the world to the death of Ariel Sharon aged 85 at the Sheba Medical…

Pope to travel to Holy Land in spring – USA TODAY

USA TODAYVATICAN CITY — Pope Francis announced Sunday that he would travel to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan on May 24-26, his first visit to the Holy Land and…

Kerry: We’ll help Iraq but won’t send in troops – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States will help Iraq in its battle against al Qaeda-linked fighters in western Iraq, but stressed it won’t send…

Senior al-Qaida figure dies in custody in Lebanon – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBEIRUT (AP) — The leader of an al-Qaida-linked group that carried out attacks across the Middle East before shifting its focus to Syria’s civil war died on Saturday while…

Kerry continues Mideast shuttle diplomacy – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleRAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting for the second time in two days with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (mahk-MOOD’ ah-BAHS’), trying to…

Kerry in Jerusalem: Hard work on Israeli, Palestinian goals – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesJERUSALEM — U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry arrived in Jerusalem on Thursday to begin another round of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, his 10th visit…

Kerry in Israel for new round of Mideast talks – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived Thursday in Israel to broker Mideast peace talks that are entering a difficult phase aimed at reaching…

Kerry Heads to Mideast for More Israeli-Palestinian Talks – Bloomberg

BloombergThe upcoming visit will be U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s 10th visit to the… Read More. The upcoming visit will be U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s 10th visit…

Kerry returns to Israel to talk with leaders about peace negotiations, amid new … – Fox News

Fox NewsSecretary of State John Kerry will travel next week to the Middle East to meet with Palestinian and Israeli leaders about peace talks that were recently overshadowed by a…

Kerry’s first year marked by big risks – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeWASHINGTON — The first time John Kerry boarded the Boeing 757 he uses to soar around the globe as secretary of state, he bounded up the stairs in a…

Israel government approves release of 26 Palestinian prisoners – Haaretz

HaaretzDespite Palestinian warnings, Netanyahu expected to announce the new housing tenders following the release of the prisoners; Kerry to arrive in Israel Wednesday. By Barak Ravid and Jack Khoury |…

Ministers release list of 26 Palestinian prisoners to be freed in advance of Kerry’s … – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem PostMinisters finalize list of prisoners to be freed ahead of Kerry’s return to the region; Peri: 15-25% of settlers would be evacuated in peace deal; illegal West Bank building…

A rare bond in Bethlehem gets ancient church restored – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBETHLEHEM, West Bank — Two weeks before Christmas, one of the most powerful storms to hit the Middle East in a century dumped several inches of snow on the…

Despite spike in Israeli-Palestinian violence, situation still under control – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem PostNeither Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Egypt, or Hamas wishes to see another round of fighting. What we are seeing is akin to a conversation between two deaf people. IDF…

Gazan killed by IDF was collecting scrap – not damaging border fence, says brother – Haaretz

HaaretzLast Friday, Israel Defense Forces soldiers killed Oudeh Hamad, a resident of Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip. Hamad’s brother Radaad was injured. Statements made to the media indicated…

The nuclear deal and the future of Iran – Asia Times Online

Asia Times OnlineSome commentators have hailed the deal as the best that could be had, while others have damned it as worse than no deal. Yet others have examined the…

Snow in Middle East brings joy, anguish – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJERUSALEM — What is being called the worst winter storm in decades is bringing both jubilation and misery to a wide swath of the Middle East. The four-day storm,…

Syria crisis: Inside Lebanon’s squatter camps – BBC News

BBC NewsThe UK’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis has been pitiful, according to the campaign group Amnesty International. It says more than two million people have fled the fighting…

Syria crisis: UK suspends non-lethal aid for rebels – BBC News

BBC NewsThe United Kingdom has joined the US in suspending aid for the opposition in northern Syria, the UK’s minister for the Middle East says. Hugh Robertson told the BBC…

American singer loses ‘Arabs Got Talent’ to Syrian dance troupe – Reality TV World

Reality TV WorldA 23-year-old American singer, who won praise for singing traditional Arab songs, lost the top prize in “Arabs Got Talent” to a Syrian dance troupe. ADVERTISEMENT. Jennifer Grout,…

Kerry: Israelis, Palestinians are closer to peace than ever before – Haaretz

HaaretzU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, before his departure from Israel, Dec. 6, 2013. Photo by AP. Text size. Comments (0). Print Page. Send to friend. Share on Facebook. Share…

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Join United States of America’s Global Priorities

The White House just issues a joint statement from the Kingdom of Denmark, Republic of Finland, Republic of Iceland, Kingdom of Norway, and the Kingdom of Sweden, joining the United…

Iran Presidential Election 2013

  On June 14th Iran will be holding its 2013 presidential elections. Given the ever present tension between the United States and Iran, and the domestic conflict Iran experienced during…

Hugo Chavez: AP Reporter Pamela Sampson Implies Social Spending Wrong

Hugo Chavez has died, and while he’s certainly no saint, the way some in the media have lazily characterized him is totally silly. First, we had CNN trying to diminish…

Mission: Impossible Was Controlling Jeremy Renner’s Foul-Mouth

According to Zennie62.com Jeremy Renner's went from good actor, to up-and-comer after his breakout movie The Hurt Locker, and now he's a true A-list star, working alongside Tom Cruise and going off to exotic locations like Dubai to shoot, in this case,...