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Eugene Bird, diplomat who roved the Middle East, dies at 94

He spent two decade in the Foreign Service seeking to foster peace in a region that seemed forever to resist it, and later promoted a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict....

Eugene Bird, diplomat who roved the Middle East, dies at 94

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22:48, 06/19/2019

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04:48, 07/20/2019

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21:00, 05/24/2019

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14:48, 05/25/2019

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04:16, 05/25/2019

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09:00, 06/28/2019

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23:16, 05/24/2019

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14:00, 06/14/2019

Bernie Sanders refuses to apologize for not supporting wars in Middle East Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Friday he’d never apologize for refusing to support wars in the Middle East, saying that he was ...
23:32, 05/24/2019

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21:48, 05/19/2019

US to send 1,500 troops to Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran President Trump announced Friday that about 1,500 additional US troops will be deployed to the Middle East — mostly in a protective role — amid escala...
23:32, 05/24/2019

Saudi TAQA drilling unit to buy Schlumberger's Middle East rigs Saudi Arabia’s Industrialization and Energy Services Company (TAQA) said on Sunday its drilling subsidiary, Arabian Drilling Company, has agreed to bu...
20:48, 04/28/2019

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14:48, 06/14/2019

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12:16, 08/05/2019

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20:48, 07/30/2019

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06:16, 08/02/2019

U.S. deploying carrier, bombers to Middle East to deter Iran: Bolton The Trump administration is deploying a carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East in response to troubling "indications and warnings" from I...
18:32, 05/06/2019

US Troops In Middle East Boost "Threat To International Peace": Iran Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saturday a US decision to deploy 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East is a "threat to interna...
12:32, 05/25/2019

U.S. deploys more troops to Middle East, blames Iran for tanker attacks The United States on Friday announced the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, describing it as an effort to bolster defenses against Iran a...
03:00, 05/25/2019

Trump's friend tried to profit from Middle East nuclear deal, lawmakers say Congressional report finds Tom Barrack tried to buy Westinghouse as he sought a related government postA billionaire friend of Donald Trump pursued a ...
02:16, 07/31/2019

Oil trims gains, but Middle East risks keep stocks on back foot Oil shed some of its massive gains on Tuesday as the United States flagged the possible release of crude reserves, but the threat of military action o...
10:32, 09/17/2019

US Doesn't Need Middle-East Oil, Trump Assures After Saudi Aramco Attacks Amid a flurry of Twitter posts on Monday morning, U.S. President Donald Trump turned to the weekend attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities and assure...
08:17, 09/17/2019

Saboteurs attack Saudi oil vessels amid Middle East tensions The government of Saudi Arabia said Monday two of its oil tankers were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in a move it says could ser...
15:48, 05/13/2019

US Sends Naval Strike Group To Middle East In "Message" To Iran The United States is sending an aircraft carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East in a "clear and unmistakable" message to Iran...
04:32, 05/06/2019

Oil prices rise after tanker attacks stoke Middle East tensions Oil prices rose on Monday after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington will take all actions necessary to guarantee safe navigation in th...
05:48, 06/17/2019

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05:16, 07/03/2019

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11:48, 08/01/2019

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10:32, 05/25/2019

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01:32, 06/18/2019

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20:48, 09/16/2019

Trump, Saudi Arabia warn Iran against Middle East conflict U.S. President Donald Trump issued a new threat to Tehran on Sunday, tweeting that a conflict would be the "official end" of Iran, as Saudi Arabia war...
03:32, 05/20/2019

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02:32, 05/25/2019

US to send 1,000 more troops to Middle East, citing 'hostile behavior' by Iran Tensions between countries on the rise after Washington blamed Tehran for attacks on oil tankersActing US defense secretary Patrick Shanahan announce...
04:00, 06/18/2019

Etisalat aims to stay ahead of its Middle East peers in 5G race UAE-based telecom operator Etisalat is investing more than AED 4b in rolling out 5G network base stations this year in a bid to stay ahead of its Midd...
16:00, 07/10/2019

Jared Kushner Tries to Sell His Middle East Plan to a Skeptical Audience (MANAMA, Bahrain) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, appealed Tuesday for the Palestinians to consid...
06:48, 06/26/2019

Oil edges higher on US inventory decline, escalating Middle East tensions Oil prices edged higher on Wednesday, extending gains as rising tensions with Iran fueled concerns about supply disruptions and as U.S. inventory data...
10:00, 07/24/2019

U.S. Senator Graham: attacks on ships in Middle East coordinated by Iran Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday that top administration officials told senators in a briefing the recent attacks on shipping an...
00:48, 05/22/2019

Trump doubts he needs to send more U.S. troops to Middle East to counter Iran U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he doubted that the United States needs to send more U.S. troops to the Middle East to counter Iran as he...
02:16, 05/24/2019

NYT's book on 'Trump's assault on immigration,' Kushner in the Middle East, D-Day dogs Surprise! Not. The New York Times' White House crew are going after President Trump’s immigration policy. In a Facebook brag, they announced the submi...
04:48, 07/16/2019

The US’s Middle East ‘peace summit’ is nonsense. Palestinians are right to boycott it | Ian Black The Trump administration is notoriously biased towards Israel, and its $50bn offer to Palestinians pointedly avoids land rightsIn the toxic history of...
16:00, 06/25/2019

How Amir Khan plans to lure Manny Pacquiao to the Middle East After easily disposing of Billy Dib, Amir Khan reveals that Pacquiao has received an offer 'too good to turn down.' Declan Taylor reports from Saudi A...
16:32, 07/15/2019

US deploys amphibious assault ship and Patriot battery to Middle East The US is beefing up its forces in the Middle East to counter what it called military threats from Tehran. US officials are claiming that Iran is movi...
07:00, 05/11/2019

Kushner says Middle East peace plan will be 'good starting point' White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said on Thursday the Middle East peace proposal he is working on would be a "good starting point" to address ...
01:48, 05/03/2019

Oil prices jump as downed U.S. drone stokes Middle East tensions Oil prices climbed around 3% on Thursday amid escalating tensions in the Middle East as a U.S. official said one of the country's military drones was ...
11:16, 06/20/2019

Oil prices climb amid fall in U.S. stockpiles, Middle East worries Oil prices rose over 1% on Wednesday to hit their highest in nearly a month as widely-watched data showed U.S. crude stockpiles fell more than expecte...
03:32, 06/26/2019

US Launches Economic Formula For Middle East Peace, Palestinians Unhappy The Trump administration launched a $50 billion economic formula for Israeli-Palestinian peace on Tuesday, saying an investment programme for the Pale...
09:32, 06/26/2019

US to deploy 1,000 more troops to Middle East after alleged Iran tanker attacks The United States will deploy an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East in response to the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman that the ...
09:32, 06/18/2019

Jared Kushner Visits Middle East To Press US Peace Plan US President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner is visiting the Middle East, the White House said Tuesday, signaling a fresh push on a long promi...
08:00, 05/29/2019

U.S. launches economic formula for Middle East peace, Palestinians unhappy The Trump administration launched a $50 billion economic formula for Israeli-Palestinian peace on Tuesday, saying an investment program for the Palest...
08:16, 06/26/2019

Oil prices climb amid fall in US stockpiles, Middle East worries Oil prices rose over 1% on Wednesday to hit their highest in nearly a month as widely-watched data showed U.S. crude stockpiles fell more than expecte...
06:48, 06/26/2019

Pentagon to present plans to send 10,000 more troops to Middle East, officials say Plans aim to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats as tensions between the countries continue to simmerThe Pentagon on Thursday will pres...
03:00, 05/23/2019

Trump's Middle East envoy faces resistance at U.N. Security Council A plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians cannot rely on global consensus, inconclusive international law and "unclear" United Nations reso...
03:32, 07/24/2019

Automation Anywhere sees growing demand for digital workforce in Middle East The uptake of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) or bots by businesses in the Middle East has been slow but they are on the path to make large-scale dep...
17:00, 07/16/2019

The U.S. Sending 1,500 More Troops to Middle East Amid Iran Tensions, Official Says (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. will bolster its military presence in the Middle East with an additional 1,500 troops, President Donald Trump said Frida...
19:32, 05/24/2019

Stocks end the week lower amid rising tensions in the Middle East AP Photo/Richard Drew US stocks finished the week lower amid rising tensions in the Middle East as Iran reportedly seized two British tankers. That t...
07:16, 07/20/2019

Brazil's BRF to reopen Carambeí plant serving Middle East in September Brazilian food processor BRF SA said it will reopen a plant in the southern town of Carambeí in September, earlier than planned, as a better operating...
17:48, 08/09/2019

First assessment blames Iran for Middle East ship explosions, official says An American military team assessing blasts that damaged four commercial ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sunday has blamed Iran o...
04:32, 05/14/2019

US Treasury yields continue to slide as Middle East tensions escalate U.S. government debt prices continued to rise Friday morning as investors flock to perceived safe havens amid fears of a military standoff between the...
10:48, 06/14/2019

Oil prices ease as traders weigh Middle East tensions, demand Oil prices inched lower on Tuesday as the International Energy Agency (IEA) said it would act quickly if needed to keep the market supplied amid tensi...
05:16, 07/23/2019

Pentagon says U.S. carrier, bombers sent to Middle East on 'credible threat' by Iran U.S. acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Monday he had approved sending a carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East because of...
03:48, 05/07/2019

Trump approves Pentagon plan to send about 2,000 more U.S. troops to Middle East President Trump has approved the Pentagon’s plan to send roughly 2,000 more troops to the Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran, U.S. officials t...
19:00, 05/24/2019

Euromoney Middle East Awards for Excellence 2019 winners revealed Arab Bank named Middle East’s best bank in Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2019; EFG Hermes scoops regional investment banking award; Accad recognised...
02:48, 06/27/2019

Pininfarina Battista Launched In The Middle East; Prices To Start Around $ 2 Million Pininfarina has announced the introduction of its fully-electric hypercar, Pininfarina Battista, in the Middle-East market. Expected to be priced arou...
10:00, 04/30/2019

Trump Middle East Peace Plan Calls for $50 Billion in Investment The Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan would marshal $50 billion in investments over 10 years for the Palestinian territories and some neig...
12:00, 06/23/2019

'Let's just not say it': Jared Kushner says 'two-state' label hinders Middle East talks Trump son-in-law says upcoming Middle East peace plan will be ‘very acceptable’ to PalestiniansJared Kushner has revealed aspects of the US peace plan...
13:00, 05/03/2019

China’s Vivo is eyeing smartphone users in Africa and Middle East Africa’s mobile phone industry has in recent times been dominated by Transsion, a Shenzhen-based company that is little known outside the Africa...
12:16, 07/30/2019

Exclusive: Eyeing Iran, U.S. sending more Patriot missiles to Middle East Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has approved a new deployment of Patriot missiles to the Middle East, a U.S. official told Reuters on F...
22:16, 05/10/2019

Japan's MUFG looks online to boost Africa, Middle East networks MUFG Bank Ltd plans to roll out an online platform to help clients find business partners in countries outside of Asia where it does not have a strong...
15:49, 09/12/2019

Oil gains as Middle East Gulf tensions flare, Libya field shut Oil prices rose on Monday on concerns that Iran's seizure of a British tanker last week may lead to supply disruptions in the Middle East and after Li...
07:32, 07/22/2019

China, Iran foreign ministers meet amid Middle East tensions BEIJING (AP) — The foreign ministers of China and Iran have met in Beijing amid heightened Middle East tensions and efforts by Tehran to keep its worl...
13:32, 05/17/2019

Oil prices extend gains amid Middle East tensions, rate cut hopes Oil prices rose on Friday, with Brent crude heading for its first weekly gain in five weeks on tensions in the Middle East after Iran shot down a U.S....
03:48, 06/21/2019

US Sends Assault Ship, Missiles To Middle East Amid Iran "Threat" The Pentagon announced Friday that it is deploying an amphibious assault ship and a Patriot missile battery to the Middle East to bolster an aircraft ...
04:32, 05/11/2019

Honor eyes 4.5m smartphone sales in Middle East and African markets this year Huawei’s sub-brand Honor seeks to double its smartphone sales to more than 4.5m units in the Middle East and Africa region this year compared t...
10:32, 07/23/2019

U.S. sending 1,000 troops to Middle East amid tensions with Iran over tanker attack The Pentagon on Monday announced it is sending 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East after attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week, ...
04:32, 06/18/2019

Oil gains amid Middle East tensions, US-China trade deal hopes Oil prices extended gains on Wednesday after rising in the previous session on rekindled hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal and on the potential for co...
09:16, 06/19/2019

Iran escalation, new Middle East plan boost State Department deputy for NSC job The escalation of U.S.-Iran tensions over the weekend attack on key Saudi oil facilities, and the pending unveiling of the administration’s Middle Eas...
23:48, 09/16/2019

Oil near six-week highs amid Gulf of Mexico storm, Middle East tensions Oil prices rose on Friday, hovering near six-week highs, as U.S. oil producers in the Gulf of Mexico cut more than half their output in the face of a ...
06:00, 07/12/2019

U.S. military wants to send thousands more troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions The proposal comes as the military seeks to address what officials have described as a spike in threats against American forces, detected by U.S. inte...
03:00, 05/24/2019

‘Probably fake news’: Trump disputes report about sending troops to Middle East President Trump on Tuesday slammed a report in The New York Times about a plan to send up to 120,000 US troops to the Mideast for a possible confronta...
21:16, 05/14/2019

U.S. pushes Middle East economic plan in face of Palestinian disdain and doubts The Trump administration sought on Wednesday to win support for an economic plan it says will be a foundation for Israeli-Palestinian peace but which ...
12:48, 06/26/2019

Patriot system, transport ship sent to Middle East among rising tensions with Iran The Defense Department is moving the USS Arlington amphibious transport dock ship and a Patriot surface-to-air missile battery to the Middle East for...
20:32, 05/11/2019

Trump Middle East Envoy Jason Greenblatt: Peace plan is weeks away With predictions swirling as to what’s in the Trump administration’s so-called “Deal of the Century,” for potential peace between the Israelis and Pal...
20:16, 05/11/2019

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards say Trump's Middle East peace plan will fail Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday that Washington's long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan was doomed to fail and that the P...
19:00, 05/29/2019

Pentagon mulling military request to send 5,000 troops to Middle East: officials The U.S. Department of Defense is considering a U.S. military request to send about 5,000 additional troops to the Middle East amid increasing tension...
06:16, 05/23/2019

Turkey's AK Party: U.S. move against Muslim Brotherhood would damage democracy in Middle East The spokesman for Turkey's ruling AK Party said on Tuesday that if the United States designated the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organizatio...
23:48, 04/30/2019

Oil prices rise amid Gulf of Mexico storm, Middle East tensions Oil prices rose on Friday as U.S. oil producers in the Gulf of Mexico cut more than half their output in the face of a tropical storm and as tensions ...
05:00, 07/12/2019

‘Provocative actions and inflammatory rhetoric’ destabilizing Middle East, warns top UN official Against a backdrop of rising tensions in Israel and Palestine, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East, painted a bleak picture once again in t...
19:32, 04/28/2019

U.S. troop move to Middle East dangerous for international peace: Iran's Zarif Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that the U.S. decision to deploy more troops to the Middle East in response to the perc...
16:00, 05/25/2019

U.S. troop move to Middle East 'dangerous for international peace': Iran's Zarif A U.S. move to send troops to the Middle East after accusing Tehran of being behind attacks on tankers in the region is "extremely dangerous ... (for)...
16:00, 05/25/2019

Pentagon will send 1,500 troops to the Middle East to counter potential Iran threat The Pentagon will send additional American troops, drones and fighter jets to the Middle East amid increasing tensions between the United States and I...
20:16, 05/24/2019

Controversy Around Netflix's Jinn Highlights a Cultural Divide in Jordan and the Middle East In the opening scene of Netflix’s first Arabic-language series, Jinn, a young woman named Mira (Salma Malhas) kisses her boyfriend, shares her plans o...
06:00, 07/11/2019

U.S. Troop Buildup in the Middle East Is a Threat to Peace, Iran’s Foreign Minister Says Iran’s foreign minister said an order by the U.S. president to send 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East was “extremely dangerous&rd...
00:00, 05/26/2019

Motorsport Network expands in Middle East and North Africa with joint venture Motorsport Network, the integrated digital platform that is the global destination for automotive and motorsport fans, is delighted to announce furthe...
17:00, 06/27/2019

Why Jared Kushner's idealist plan for Middle East peace will inevitably fail If we didn’t know before, we certainly know now: Jared Kushner is an idealist. Like so many foreign policy visionaries before him, he has taken up the...
18:16, 06/26/2019

Pentagon mulling U.S. military request to send 5,000 troops to Middle East: officials The U.S. Department of Defense is considering a U.S. military request to send about 5,000 additional troops to the Middle East amid increasing tension...
04:16, 05/23/2019

Pentagon Will Present Plan to Send Thousands More Troops to Middle East, Officials Say WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say the Pentagon will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more American troops to the Middle East ...
01:48, 05/23/2019

Quds rallies in Iran condemn Trump's Middle East peace plan Iranian protesters have burned effigies of Donald Trump and trampled Israeli flags as part of annual rallies marking Quds Day. The marches come as the...
18:00, 05/31/2019

Trump administration to release part of its Middle East peace plan in June The United States and Bahrain announced an economic conference to draw investment to Palestinian territories but offered no details about potential st...
01:16, 05/20/2019

Scars on Middle East landscape bear witness to past peace failures Talk of Middle East peace is in the air again, as politicians are set to gather in Bahrain to launch the latest in a long line of initiatives to resol...
22:32, 06/22/2019

Iran's Rouhani says Middle East situation calls for closer ties with Russia: RIA The Middle East situation requires closer ties between Iran and Russia, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said at a China-led security bloc summit on F...
15:16, 06/14/2019

Oil prices dip, still set for weekly gains amid Middle East tensions, rate cut hopes Oil prices reversed earlier gains on Friday but benchmark Brent crude was still set for its first weekly gain in five weeks amid rising tensions in th...
09:16, 06/21/2019

US deploys carrier to Middle East – warns Iran 'we're prepared to use UNRELENTING force' THE US is deploying one of its top carrier strike groups to the Middle East in response to “troubling” warnings from Iran, White House officials have ...
05:48, 05/06/2019

Bella Hadid Apologizes For Spreading ''Hate'' About the Middle East In a Major ''Misunderstanding'' Bella Hadid is apologizing for a major miscommunication that led to the viral hashtag #BellaHadidIsRacist. On Monday, the model took to Twitter to se...
03:00, 06/18/2019

On Muslim Brotherhood, Trump Weighs Siding With Autocrats and Roiling Middle East Backed by American and Mideast hard-liners, President Trump is considering a terrorist designation for the Islamist movement that other allies conside...
12:48, 05/06/2019

Carrier strike force heading to the Middle East to counter Iran threats The USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force are being deployed to the Middle East in response to threats to U.S. troops by Ir...
13:16, 05/06/2019

US to hold Bahrain economic conference to launch Middle East peace plan Official does not confirm Israeli and Palestinian attendancePalestinians believe peace plan will be in favour of IsraelThe US will hold an internation...
05:48, 05/20/2019

Pompeo confronts dual crises as he begins trip to Middle East, Asia The secretary of state will meet with Saudi and UAE officials to discuss the Iran crisis, talk about trade with India, and focus on North Korea in Jap...
00:00, 06/24/2019

Oil prices ease on surprise rise in US stockpiles, but Middle East tensions support Oil eased on Wednesday after closely watched data showed a surprise rise in U.S. crude stockpiles, but prices were supported by mounting tensions in t...
05:00, 05/15/2019

Urgent need for ‘restraint and genuine dialogue’ in Middle East to avoid major confrontation Briefing the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, the Chef de Cabinet of the Secretary-General, Maria Luiza Viotti, said on Tuesday t...
03:48, 08/21/2019

Amid skepticism, US to launch first part of Middle East peace plan in Bahrain The first stage of U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan will be launched on Tuesday at a conference the White House touts as a bi...
09:32, 06/25/2019

Jared Kushner says his Middle East peace plan will be a 'good starting point' White House senior advisor Jared Kushner said Thursday the Middle East peace proposal he is working on would be a "good starting point" to address the...
06:00, 05/03/2019

Mike Pompeo Is Holding Middle East Talks on Building a Coalition Against Iran DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks Monday with leaders in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirat...
04:00, 06/25/2019

Iran says U.S. Middle East peace plan is 'shameful' and 'doomed to failure': Fars Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday the U.S. Middle East peace plan that is set to be presented at an international conference in Bahrai...
09:00, 06/24/2019

Two more B-52s, Marine expeditionary unit head to Middle East as tensions rise with Iran The Pentagon dispatched two more B-52s and a Marine expeditionary unit to the Middle East, on top of forces already there, in response to "credible th...
20:00, 05/10/2019

The Middle East and Africa have 'huge upside' in digital transformation: Abu Dhabi Global Market The Middle East and Africa have seen many changes in terms of digital transformation, but there's still "huge upside," and financial technology f...
05:48, 06/28/2019

Kushner unveils economic part of 'deal of the century' Middle East peace plan US scheme bids to create 1m new jobs for PalestiniansWorkshop in Bahrain held amid widespread scepticismThe White House has unveiled a $50bn Palestini...
20:16, 06/22/2019

Oil lingers near six-week highs amid Gulf of Mexico storm, Middle East tensions Oil prices hovered near six-week highs on Friday and was on track for a weekly gain as U.S. oil producers in the Gulf of Mexico cut more than half the...
09:48, 07/12/2019

US official: Initial assessment suggests Iran was involved in Middle East ship explosions WASHINGTON (AP) — US official: Initial assessment suggests Iran was involved in Middle East ship explosions....
01:32, 05/14/2019

Gen. Jack Keane: Iran is trying to destabilize the Middle East, has 'political and military alliance' with Russia Retired four star Gen. Jack Keane has defended the United States' deployment of B-52 bombers in a deference mission in the Middle East amid President ...
22:48, 05/13/2019

Jared Kushner unveils Middle East peace plan to inject $50B into Arab nations The Trump administration is dangling a $50 billion carrot as the opening gambit for its long-awaited Mideast peace plan. The White House rolled out a ...
22:32, 06/22/2019

US Navy fleet sent to Middle East to ward off threats represents a target, Iranian commander says A U.S. Navy fleet sent to the Persian Gulf to ward off a potential threat to American commercial interests represents a target instead of a serious th...
10:00, 05/13/2019

UN chief reaffirms commitment to untying ‘Gordian knot’ of Middle East conflict and instability Underlining the “enormous” opportunities for sustainable development and investment in the Middle East, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has reaf...
19:16, 04/28/2019

Jason Greenblatt, a Designer of Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan, Is Leaving the Administration The administration’s plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has not been released, raising new questions about what President Trump has call...
20:00, 09/05/2019

Bronx man, suspected of wanting to join Taliban, pulled from Middle East-bound plane at JFK A Bronx man was pulled from a Middle East bound-plane at JFK Airport on Friday after authorities learned the suspect was going to join the Taliban, of...
00:49, 07/27/2019

Pentagon to increase military deployments in Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said additional deployments might be required to protect U.S. interests in the Middle East, amid 'credi...
19:32, 05/24/2019

Persistent threat of war erodes prospects for Middle East peace, Security Council told Developments in the Middle East cannot be divorced from Israel’s military occupation of Palestinian territory and settlement-building, or Hamas’ hold ...
22:48, 07/27/2019

Report revealed at Ai Everything Summit in Dubai shows Middle East on pace with global counterparts Middle East companies are on pace with their global counterparts when it comes to the adoption of artificial intelligence but have some distinct diffe...
14:32, 04/30/2019

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Middle East bid to ease US-Iran tensions The top German diplomat will travel to Iran seeking ways to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Heiko Maas's four-day Middle East trip comes amid heig...
15:00, 06/08/2019

'Credible threat' by Iran led to carrier, bombers to Middle East: Acting Pentagon Chief Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Monday that he had approved sending a carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East becau...
20:48, 05/06/2019

Trump sending Navy strike group to Middle East to send 'message' to Iran The United States is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the Middle East region in response to “troublin...
06:00, 05/06/2019

Trump dances with danger in Middle East by deploying aircraft carrier and a peace plan In the Persian Gulf, a US aircraft carrier, the USS Abraham Lincoln, lurks off the Iranian coast, sending out a message of aggression. Meanwhile, in t...
18:16, 05/26/2019

Trump mulls proposal to beef up US troops in Middle East, as tensions with Iran flare The Pentagon on Thursday presented proposals to the White House at a meeting on sending military reinforcements to the Middle East to beef up defenses...
00:32, 05/24/2019

US briefing: Ending Aids, Jared's Middle East plan and opioid boss guilty Friday’s top story: landmark study finds antiretroviral drugs prevent HIV transmission. Plus, how our news habits are harming our mental health – and ...
13:00, 05/03/2019

The official in charge of Trump's Middle East peace plan is leaving the White House Jason Greenblatt, the official in charge of President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan, is departing the White House, Trump announced Thursd...
21:32, 09/05/2019

Russia to Washington: Drop Middle East troop plan and stop provoking Iran Russia told the United States on Tuesday to drop what it called provocative plans to deploy more troops to the Middle East and to cease actions that l...
15:32, 06/18/2019

Trump envoys Kushner, Greenblatt in Middle East to seek support for peace plan Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner is leading a U.S. delegation on stops in the Middle East this week seeking support for a late June workshop a...
16:16, 05/28/2019

Oil extends gains amid Middle East tensions, U.S.-China trade deal hopes Oil prices climbed on Wednesday, extending sharp gains from the previous session on rekindled hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal and on continued tensi...
02:48, 06/19/2019

Oil advances amid concerns in the Middle East, but weak demand outlook caps gains Oil prices edged higher on Thursday amid lingering Middle East tensions and after U.S. crude stocks dropped more than expected, but gains were stemmed...
07:32, 07/25/2019

Trump is provoking a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. What could go wrong? | Simon Tisdall The president is riding roughshod over international treaties to make a killing – no matter who gets killedHow grimly galling, as Donald Trump ostenta...
17:32, 06/06/2019

Oil inches up amid Middle East tensions; frail demand outlook caps gains Oil prices edged higher on Tuesday amid lingering concerns about possible supply disruptions in the Middle East, but an overall weaker demand outlook ...
07:48, 07/23/2019

White House aide Kushner will travel to Middle East to promote peace plan: official Trump administration officials Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt and Brian Hook are visiting in Morocco, Jordan and Israel this week to discuss the econ...
15:16, 05/28/2019

US secretary of state seeks global coalition in the Middle East against Iran amid rising tensions Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he wants to build a global coalition against Iran during urgent consultations in the Middle East, following...
04:16, 06/24/2019

Iran tensions: 1,500 US troops head to Middle East as Trump seals $7bn Saudi arms sale White House downplays prospect of conflict but blames Iran for tanker bombings and Iraq attackThe US will send hundreds of additional troops and a doz...
12:00, 05/25/2019

White House's Kushner to finalize Palestinian economic plan on Middle East tour - official White House senior adviser Jared Kushner will lead a U.S. delegation on a tour of the Middle East to finalize details of his proposed $50 billion eco...
00:16, 07/22/2019

Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan Faces a Crossroads After Coalition Talks in Israel Crumble The administration’s plan could end up becoming a vehicle to resurrect the political fortunes of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and protect those o...
22:32, 06/01/2019

Exclusive: White House's Kushner unveils economic portion of Middle East peace plan The White House on Saturday outlined a $50 billion Middle East economic plan that would create a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and ne...
22:32, 06/22/2019

| Trump Middle East plan | Israel Folau: WATCH the top world news videos for today Trump to release Middle East plan amid heightened tensions | Religious leaders speaking about Israel Folau; here are the top world news videos for tod...
11:32, 06/25/2019

White House invites Trump business allies to forum in search for a Middle East 'deal of the century' The meeting is part of Trump's plan to strike the "deal of the century" for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Colony Capital CEO Tom Barrack will attend...
19:32, 06/06/2019

Exclusive: Pompeo delivers unfiltered view of Trump’s Middle East peace plan in off-the-record meeting “I get why people think this is going to be a deal that only the Israelis could love. I understand the perception of that,” Secretary of State Mike Po...
00:48, 06/03/2019

Kushner-Trump Middle East peace deal could be in trouble after Netanyahu is forced to call fresh election Jared Kushner’s visit to Jerusalem to promote his Middle East peace plan could be losing steam and credibility as Israel heads into an unprecedented s...
20:00, 05/30/2019

The Pentagon says it will move a Patriot missile battery along with ships, bombers to Middle East to counter Iran threat WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it will move a Patriot missile battery along with ships, bombers to Middle East to counter Iran threat....
00:00, 05/11/2019

‘Complete political deadlock’ over Middle East peace risks more violence, regional escalation, warns UN envoy Tangible steps “can, and must, be taken” to urgently reverse the “negative trajectory” of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and revive the peace proces...
05:48, 08/28/2019

Pentagon chief cites 'credible threat' from Iran in decision to move strike group to Middle East Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said that the decision to deploy a U.S. carrier strike group and bomber task force to the Middle East came a...
21:32, 05/06/2019

UN Middle East Coordinator strongly condemns ‘arrests and violence’ by Hamas security forces during Gaza protests The UN’s Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process has strongly condemned the violent response by security forces in the Hamas-controlled ...
19:32, 04/28/2019

Trump friend with business ties to Middle East pushed to shape U.S. policy in the region, House Democratic report says A new report by the House Oversight Committee concludes that Los Angeles-based investor Thomas J. Barrack Jr. sought to influence administration polic...
03:16, 07/30/2019

US officials: White House notifies Congress it plans to send 1,500 troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions WASHINGTON (AP) — US officials: White House notifies Congress it plans to send 1,500 troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions....
19:16, 05/24/2019

Persistent threat of war, unilateral actions, continue to erode prospects for Middle East peace, Security Council told Developments in the Middle East cannot be divorced from Israel’s military occupation of Palestinian territory and settlement-building, or Hamas’ hold ...
20:32, 06/20/2019

Horse dies of suspected heart attack in middle of race at Maryland track Follow the Petals had taken the lead in her race at a Maryland horse track on Sunday when moments later the 5-year-old animal died of a suspected hear...
16:16, 06/19/2019

US to send 1,000 extra troops to Middle East as Iran envoy warns of 'serious confrontation' Tehran has warned it is heading for a "serious confrontation" with the United States as the Pentagon prepares to send an additional 1,000 troops to th...
20:00, 06/18/2019

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium launch in the Middle East As previously reported, YouTube officially announced today that YouTube Music, a new music streaming application and YouTube Premium, a paid subscript...
17:48, 09/10/2019

Thursday's Daily Brief: World Refugee Day, Middle East peace marred, Epilepsy report, Cities #WithRefugees initiative and Ebola-response funding gap in DR Congo This Thursday, we cover: World Refugee Day, Peace in the Middle East marred by obstacles, UN health agency’s report on epilepsy, UN refugee agency upd...
23:32, 06/20/2019

Steve Cannon, Whose Townhouse Was an East Village Salon, Dies at 84 A writer and publisher who had lost his sight, he opened his door to a revolving cast of painters, poets, musicians and others for meandering conversa...
19:48, 07/16/2019

2nd victim dies from shooting at East Texas plumbing company CLEVELAND, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a second person injured during a shooting last week at an East Texas plumbing company has died. Liberty County...
00:00, 06/05/2019

In 'clear and unmistakable message' to Iran, US deploys carrier strike group, bombers to Middle East The U.S. is deploying a carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East to warn Iran, National Security Adviser Ambassador John Bolton announced. ...
05:48, 05/06/2019

Friday's Daily Brief: Security Council Ebola response, UNICEF chief on 'devastating week' for children in Middle East and North Africa, climate and migration links Our main stories today: Security Council concern over DRC Ebola outbreak, head of UNICEF deplores ‘devastating week’ for children in MENA region, clim...
21:16, 08/02/2019

East Lansing High assistant baseball coach dies after throwing batting practice East Lansing High School assistant baseball coach Ed Outslay collapsed after batting practice. He was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital....
15:00, 05/22/2019

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: UN envoy on Middle East peace process, child labour in Nepal, latest deadly Mediterranean shipwreck, DRC's Goma 21-days free of Ebola transmission, UN chief urges ban on nuclear testing A recap of Tuesday's stories: UN envoy says tangible steps 'can, and must be taken' to reverse the 'negative trajectory' of the Palestinian-Israeli co...
05:48, 08/28/2019

Trump to Nominate Eugene Scalia for Labor Secretary Job Mr. Scalia, the son of Antonin Scalia who worked in the Bush administration, is expected to bring a pro-business approach and stability to the Labor D...
02:48, 07/19/2019

80-year-old Eugene Palmer added to FBI’s Most Wanted list A New York man who allegedly gunned down his daughter-in-law nearly seven years ago has been added to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, offici...
20:48, 05/29/2019

Trump nominates Eugene Scalia to be labor secretary President Donald Trump on Thursday said he plans to nominate Gene Scalia, the son of late Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, to be labor ...
06:00, 07/19/2019

Mayor Larry Bird 'literally rooted against Larry Bird his whole career' There is a mayor in Hesperia, California named Larry Bird and he has rooted against Larry Bird — and for Magic Johnson — his entire life. ...
16:16, 06/04/2019

Re-Cycle: When Eugène Christophe wore the Tour's first yellow jersey "One hundred years after the introduction of the first yellow jersey, the latest in our historical Re-Cycle series looks back at the creation of one o...
06:00, 07/19/2019

Eugene Rotberg and the World Bank: Worth spending one’s life on The World Bank’s influence on the growth of global capital markets is unquestionable, and no individual has played a more important role than its form...
01:32, 09/14/2019

GOP sets quick vote for Trump labor secretary pick Eugene Scalia Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander announced Tuesday that the panel will vote on President Trump's pick t...
21:48, 09/17/2019

Eugene Scalia, Trump's Labor nominee, earned millions while working for big business President Trump's nominee to be secretary of Labor, Eugene Scalia, earned more than $6 million at a corporate law firm, his financial disclosure ...
20:48, 08/30/2019

Trump Says He Will Nominate Eugene Scalia for Labor Secretary Following Alex Acosta’s Resignation WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will nominate lawyer Eugene Scalia to be his new labor secretary. Scalia is the son of the late...
08:00, 07/19/2019

Pride: YouTubers Eugene Lee Yang, Elle Mills, and others discuss viral coming out videos During Pride month, YouTube vloggers Nikita Dragun, Elle Mills, Ingrid Nilsen and Eugene Lee Yang talk about what inspired them come out on YouTube. ...
19:32, 06/19/2019

Trump Labor nominee Eugene Scalia fought OSHA ergonomics rules from their beginning Trump labor secretary nominee Eugene Scalia fought Occupational Health and Safety Administration ergonomics regulations even before they were official...
12:00, 08/16/2019

Trump labor nominee Eugene Scalia played key role changing rules on tipping President Trump’s nominee to head the Labor Department, private sector lawyer Eugene Scalia, had a key role in one of the most controversial issues in...
08:16, 08/11/2019

Labor nominee Eugene Scalia touted for expertise and experience, but faces stiff Dem opposition President Trump this week formally announced his intention to nominate Eugene Scalia as Labor secretary – with the White House pointing to the pick as...
12:16, 09/01/2019

Eugene Scalia, Trump's labor nominee, frustrated Obama's agenda with mastery of legal minutiae President Trump’s nomination of Eugene Scalia to lead the Labor Department would put one of the private-sector attorneys most responsible for frustrat...
07:16, 07/20/2019

FBI adds fugitive Eugene Palmer, wanted in 2012 murder, to most-wanted list EXCLUSIVE: A New York man who police say shot and killed his daughter-in-law before fleeing into the wilderness nearly seven years ago is being named ...
16:32, 05/29/2019

Trump nominates Eugene Scalia, son of Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia, as labor secretary Reuters President Donald Trump says he will nominate lawyer Eugene Scalia, son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to be his new labor ...
09:48, 07/19/2019

Labor secretary nominee Eugene Scalia faces conflict of interest problem in labor lawyer brother Labor secretary nominee Eugene Scalia may be obligated to recuse himself from some agency litigation, ethics experts say, because his younger brother ...
06:32, 07/25/2019

Ontario Minister Apologizes For Calling Senators Owner Eugene Melnyk "A Fucking Piece Of Shit" And "A Fucking Loser" Ontario’s Tourism, Culture and Sport Minister Lisa MacLeod has apologized for accosting Senators owner Eugene Melnyk at a Rolling Stones concert last ...
23:00, 07/06/2019

CBOE ELECTS SIX INDIVIDUALS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS; Public Directors James Boris, Carole Stone and Eugene Sunshine and Industry Directors Benjamin Londergan, William Power and Jonathan Werts All Re-Elected Chicago, November 20, 2008 - The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) announced that in its annual election held today, Thursday, November 20, the me...
05:48, 05/03/2019

Ex-Filipino top diplomat says he’s being held at HK airport MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A former Philippine foreign secretary who accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity before the Intern...
05:48, 06/21/2019

Trump's use of tariffs could get 'out of control,' former US diplomat says U.S. President Donald Trump's latest threats to slap tariffs on Mexico may cause relations between the two neighbors to spiral "out of control," ...
10:32, 06/04/2019

Deontay Wilder promotes upcoming bout by talking about opponent's death in the ring: 'If he dies, he dies' Boxing star Deontay Wilder took the promotion for his upcoming WBC Heavyweight Title defense against Dominic Breazeale to a different level Wednesday....
16:00, 05/16/2019

Iranian President Slams U.S. Sanctions on Top Diplomat Iranian president slammed a U.S. decision to sanction his top diplomat as “childish,” saying it undermined the prospect of talks to defuse escalating ...
13:16, 08/01/2019

We Must Act Against Terror For Fruitful Talks With India: Ex-Pak Diplomat Supporting India's determination that "talks and terror" cannot go together, a former top Pakistani diplomat has said another high-level meeting betwe...
07:16, 06/12/2019

Egypt frees ex-diplomat who called for referendum CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian rights lawyer says a former diplomat who called for a referendum on Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s governme...
13:16, 05/25/2019

Yemeni officials say top diplomat resigned over UN deal Yemeni officials say the country's foreign minister has submitted his resignation to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi due to differences over a U.N.-...
20:16, 06/10/2019

Diplomat lists Central Park South co-op for $2.5M The honorary consul of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Mexico, Nadine Karachi-Estrada, and her husband Fernando Estrada, are listing their two-bedroom, two-...
04:00, 06/13/2019

It would be 'very hard' for anything like Tiananmen protests to happen again: Former US diplomat The Chinese embassy in the U.S. says others shouldn't interfere in its domestic situation and that "China's human rights are in the best per...
10:32, 06/04/2019

US diplomat wants ‘credible’ probe into Sudan crackdown Top U.S. diplomat to Africa says there needs to be an “independent and credible” investigation into the Sudanese military’s violent dispersal of a pro...
17:32, 06/15/2019

A Bird Done a Shit Look, I’m not above laughing at crude and rude comedy. I’ve been known to enjoy, on occasion, what you might call “toilet humor.” I laughed at this, a...
00:00, 06/14/2019

Iran’s top diplomat unimpressed with Japan mediation offer TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister appears unimpressed with Japan’s offer to mediate in a crisis between Tehran and Washington, a...
11:00, 05/28/2019

The Latest: Iran summons UK diplomat over tanker position DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Iran has summoned the British ambassad...
23:48, 06/15/2019

Brussels set to end Swiss bourses' access to EU market: EU diplomat A European Union diplomat said on Monday that Swiss stock exchanges are set to lose their access to EU investors from July because Brussels and Switze...
14:32, 06/17/2019

Norwegian diplomat pushes Venezuela talks against the odds If there*s a negotiated settlement to Venezuela*s protracted crisis, it*ll likely be reached with the help of a self-effacing, tight-lipped Scandinavi...
19:16, 05/31/2019

EU appoints seasoned diplomat as special envoy for Venezuela The European Union has appointed a former international banker and seasoned diplomat as the bloc’s special envoy for Venezuela, in a move that it hope...
21:32, 05/28/2019

Brexit ‘shambles’ has ruined UK reputation, says senior diplomat Outgoing high commissioner in Singapore says Britain seen as divided and ‘careless of truth’Scott Wightman, Britain’s outgoing senior diplomat in Sing...
17:16, 06/12/2019

Seasoned diplomat appointed EU's special envoy for Venezuela The European Union says it has appointed former Uruguayan foreign minister and seasoned diplomat Enrique Iglesias as the bloc's special envoy for Vene...
16:16, 05/28/2019

US diplomat Pompeo holding talks with Dutch government THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is visiting the Netherlands for talks with his Dutch counterpart that are expected t...
13:00, 06/03/2019

State Department: Top U.S. diplomat in Africa to visit Sudan The United States top diplomat in Africa will be going to Sudan this week to ease tensions between the ruling military and opposition forces, the Stat...
08:00, 06/11/2019

Saudi diplomat rejects activist's allegation he's a target A top Saudi diplomat says the kingdom has no information about an Arab activist living in Norway who says the CIA tipped Norwegian security about a th...
16:16, 05/19/2019

Saudi diplomat rejects activist’s allegation he’s a target DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A top Saudi diplomat says the kingdom has no information about an Arab activist living in Norway who says the CIA t...
14:48, 05/19/2019

‘Executed’ North Korean diplomat is apparently still alive Reports of the death of North Korea’s special envoy to the United States — who South Korean media claimed was executed for the failed Hano...
18:48, 06/05/2019

The Latest: Dubai newspaper criticizes Iran’s top diplomat DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between...
11:00, 05/28/2019

China's top diplomat calls for U.S. restraint on trade, Iran China's senior diplomat Wang Yi told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that recent U.S. words and actions had harmed the interests of China and its ...
18:32, 05/18/2019

| Iraq warns of 'danger of war' as Iran's top diplomat visits Iraqi leaders have warned of the risks of war during a visit by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, whose country is locked in a tense stan...
01:00, 05/28/2019

The Latest: Iran’s top diplomat warns of anarchy in Mideast ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran...
14:00, 05/24/2019

| Iran diplomat calls talks with UK minister 'repetitive' A top Iranian diplomat expressed disappointment on Sunday after meeting a minister from Britain's Foreign Office amid escalating regional tensions, sa...
09:16, 06/24/2019

The Latest: Dubai newspaper criticizes Iran's top diplomat The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local...
12:48, 05/28/2019

EU top diplomat says Europe will try to make sure 'escalation is avoided' between US, Iran The European Union's top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, insisted the world's largest trading bloc has a crucial role in the diffusing of mili...
00:32, 06/21/2019

Iran's top diplomat unimpressed with Japan mediation offer Iran's foreign minister appears unimpressed with Japan's offer to mediate in a crisis between Tehran and Washington, and says President Donald Trump s...
12:48, 05/28/2019

'Executed' North Korean diplomat is alive, sources say The North Korean diplomat who South Korea's largest newspaper said had been executed by firing squad is alive and in state custody, according to sever...
07:16, 06/04/2019

Diplomat with unexplained injury to give brain for research BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. diplomat who suffered headaches and memory loss under mysterious circumstances while stationed in China has pledged to donate his...
17:48, 05/10/2019

No Evidence That India Is Evading US Sanctions Via Chabahar: US Diplomat The United States has no evidence that India is "running afoul" of American sanctions on Iran through the Chabahar port, a top US diplomat said on Tue...
13:16, 08/21/2019

| Zimbabwe summons US envoy in protest over sanctions on diplomat Zimbabwe has summoned the US ambassador to Harare to protest US travel sanctions imposed on its envoy to Tanzania over his alleged role in a military ...
12:16, 08/04/2019

Russia: U.S. diplomat Jon Huntsman leaving after failed policies Russian officials say the failure of U.S. policies are responsible for the resignation of ambassador Jon Huntsman, a day after he said he's leaving th...
23:48, 08/07/2019

US and China row over 'dangerous' Hong Kong reports on diplomat The US has slammed Chinese-backed media in Hong Kong for their reports on a US envoy who met pro-democracy activists. China is trying to frame mass pr...
06:16, 08/11/2019

US would be 'stupid' to treat China as an enemy, senior diplomat says A senior Chinese diplomat told an international forum in Beijing Monday there could be "disastrous" consequences if the US treats China as an "enemy."...
13:48, 07/09/2019

Turkish diplomat shot dead in Iraqi Kurdistan Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan – At least one Turkish diplomat was killed in a shooting that took place on Wednesday in the Iraqi Kurdish capital, Kurdish sec...
21:48, 07/17/2019

Croatian diplomat suspended over bigoted Facebook posts Croatia has suspended a senior diplomat over Facebook posts praising a “pure” white Europe and blaming the LGBTQ community for pedophilia....
20:48, 08/20/2019

UK’s Jeremy Hunt calls Trump ‘disrespectful’ over diplomat row British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt lashed back Tuesday at President Trump, calling his remarks about the UK’s US ambassador and Prime Minister Ther...
23:16, 07/09/2019

Trump Administration Imposes Sanctions on Iran’s Top Diplomat Officials described the foreign minister of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, who worked closely with the Obama administration, as part of a “propaganda arm...
01:48, 08/01/2019

Pompeo criticizes China after meeting top diplomat in Bangkok U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday criticized China's actions in Asia after meeting his Chinese counterpart for the first time this year ...
05:16, 08/02/2019

U.S. will 'do what it can' to help resolve South Korea-Japan dispute, diplomat says Washington "will do what it can do" to help defuse a political and economic dispute between its allies South Korea and Japan, the top U.S. diplomat re...
09:32, 07/17/2019

The bird that came back from the dead Scientists have discovered a species of bird which was previously extinct is alive again thanks to an extremely rare process called "iterative evoluti...
23:16, 05/09/2019

Let's Fix All The Bird Logos In Pro Sports There are 12 teams across the Big Four leagues named after birds, and to be honest, it’s a pretty raw deal for the birds. The teams get, for free: an ...
01:16, 06/27/2019

France sends top diplomat to Iran for talks to reduce tensions French President Emmanuel Macron's top diplomatic adviser traveled to Iran on Wednesday to hold talks with local officials as part of European efforts...
21:32, 06/19/2019

China, U.S. have 'wisdom' to resolve trade dispute, says senior diplomat China and the United States both have the "ability and wisdom" to reach a trade deal that is good for both, the Chinese government's top diplomat said...
08:00, 05/14/2019

China Appoints Veteran Diplomat Sun Weidong As New Envoy To India China has appointed veteran diplomat Sun Weidong, an expert in South Asian affairs and worked closely with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar duri...
11:00, 06/12/2019

China summons U.S. diplomat to complain about Hong Kong remarks China summoned a senior U.S. diplomat on Friday to lodge a formal complaint about U.S. comments on Hong Kong, after proposed U.S. legislation that wou...
15:16, 06/14/2019

Ex-Diplomat S Jaishankar, Expert On China, Takes Over Foreign Ministry The country's new foreign minister was welcomed to his post by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who was MoS in the External Affairs Ministry, and MEA s...
14:16, 05/31/2019

Turkish jets bomb Iraqi Kurdistan after diplomat killing Turkish warplanes have struck a mountainous region near the Iraq-Iran border, where a Kurdish separatist group is known to operate. Ankara blames them...
11:32, 07/19/2019

The Latest: Diplomat warns European signatories of nuke deal TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on the crisis over the embattled nuclear deal between Iran and world powers (all times local): 8 p.m. The semi-official...
17:48, 05/10/2019

Turkish diplomat shot dead in Iraqi city, officials say Attack on restaurant in Iraqi Kurdish capital of Irbil leaves at least one deadGunmen have killed at least one Turkish diplomat in Irbil, the capital ...
16:48, 07/17/2019

US hits back at China for targeting diplomat in Hong Kong State department condemns ‘dangerous’ reports identifying US envoy after supposed meeting with activistsOfficial Chinese media reports about a US dipl...
05:48, 08/10/2019

The Book Review Podcast: The Real Life of a Diplomat, Told Like a Novel George Packer talks about “Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century,” and Lori Gottlieb discusses “Maybe You Should Talk to Some...
21:16, 05/10/2019

Gunmen Kill Turkish Diplomat at Restaurant in Northern Iraq (IRBIL, Iraq) — Unknown gunmen opened fire inside a Turkish-owned restaurant in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil on Wednesday, killing at least ...
21:00, 07/17/2019

Chinese Diplomat Deletes Tweets After 'Fight' With Obama-Era Official As Beijing faced international criticism for its continued crackdown on Uighurs and other minorities in the Xinjiang region over recent days, a Chines...
09:32, 07/16/2019

U.S.-Russia Ties at Most Dangerous Point in Years, Says a Top Moscow Diplomat Relations between the U.S. and Russia are at their most dangerous point in years, said a top Russian diplomat, with the two rivals locked in a stalema...
21:00, 06/11/2019

A top Emirati diplomat says UAE ‘very committed to de-escalation’ after alleged sabotage of oil tankers DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A top Emirati diplomat says UAE ‘very committed to de-escalation’ after alleged sabotage of oil tankers...
19:48, 05/15/2019

Turkish diplomat killed in Iraq's Kurdish capital, Irbil At least one diplomat has been killed in Irbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish zone. An unknown gunman was reported to have fired at a group...
00:16, 07/18/2019

Jeremy Hunt suggests career diplomat should replace Kim Darroch Brexit party chair, whose partner is the journalist who revealed leaked cables, called for a pro-Brexit envoyJeremy Hunt has suggested a career diplom...
18:32, 07/14/2019

China's top diplomat says ties with Australia 'unsatisfactory' after meeting with Payne Wang Yi criticises ‘relaunch’ of China-Australian relations as Marise Payne defends Huawei banThe progress of repairing China-Australia ties, strained...
10:16, 08/03/2019

China, U.S. have 'wisdom' to resolve trade dispute, says Beijing's top diplomat China and the United States both have the "ability and wisdom" to reach a trade deal that is good for both, the Chinese government's top diplomat said...
05:48, 05/14/2019

Senior German diplomat in Tehran for nuclear deal talks A senior German diplomat is in Tehran to press Iran to continue to respect the landmark nuclear deal, despite the unilateral withdrawal of the U.S. an...
12:16, 05/23/2019

Iran’s top diplomat presses efforts to save nuclear deal TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister is pressing ahead with intense diplomatic efforts to salvage Tehran’s nuclear deal with world ...
11:00, 05/17/2019

Attack in restaurant in northern Iraq kills Turkish diplomat Turkey’s state-run news agency and Iraqi media say a gunman has opened fire inside a Turkish-owned restaurant in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil, kil...
16:48, 07/17/2019

Iran's top diplomat in UK summoned over seizure of Stena Impero tanker UK foreign secretary expresses ‘extreme disappointment’ over action to Iranian counterpart The British government has summoned Tehran’s top diplomat i...
02:48, 07/21/2019

How a retiring American diplomat helped navigate a ‘perilous minefield’ At the end of her career, Barbara Stephenson defended diplomats amid budget cuts and perceived hostility from the White House as head of the union for...
14:32, 07/26/2019

Iran's top diplomat presses efforts to save nuclear deal Iran's foreign minister is pressing ahead with intense diplomatic efforts to salvage Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers at the center of a crisis...
10:16, 05/17/2019

German diplomat tells U.S., EU: don't use agriculture to block trade deal The United States and European Union should use common sense to move forward with formal negotiations about a trade agreement, instead of allowing dis...
20:32, 07/08/2019

Israel summons French envoy for diplomat's apartheid remark Israel's Foreign Ministry says it has summoned the French ambassador to protest remarks made by the former French envoy to Washington, in which he cal...
20:48, 04/30/2019

Seoul says hiding North Korean diplomat has left Italy South Korea’s spy agency has told lawmakers that a North Korean diplomat who went into hiding in Italy last year is now under protection outside the c...
08:16, 08/01/2019

Riyadh has 'great deal of explaining to do' on how its oil assets were attacked: former US diplomat Saudi Arabia's defense spending is the world's third-largest — behind the U.S. and China, says Gary Grappo, former U.S. ambassador to Oman....
12:32, 09/17/2019

Giuliani meets with former diplomat as he continues to press Ukraine inquiries President Trump’s personal lawyer has been seeking to sow doubts about the origins of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election...
03:16, 05/25/2019

Boris Johnson calls Kim Darroch a 'superb diplomat' – video Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to become prime minister, has called Kim Darroch a 'superb diplomat' after the UK ambassador to the US resigned in a fu...
18:00, 07/10/2019

Warrior on court, diplomat off it, classy Barty eases into week two Ash Barty has raised Australian hopes of a first Wimbledon singles title since 2002 by storming into the fourth round of the championships but the wor...
05:48, 07/07/2019

France sends top diplomat to support Iran nuclear deal France has sent a top diplomat to Iran in an effort to shore up support for the fading 2015 nuclear agreement, with plans to urge leaders to scale bac...
19:16, 07/10/2019

Burglar swipes exotic bird (WPTV) The hunt is on to find an exotic bird that was stolen from a home in Boca Raton, Florida. Miriam Walling, the bird’s owner, said a thief ...
02:00, 05/11/2019

Is bird-tagging of any benefit to the birds? The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific conc...
15:32, 06/25/2019

Storm’s Sue Bird needs surgery, will be out indefinitely SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird needs arthroscopic surgery on her left knee and will be out indefinitely, another big blow for the defendi...
20:00, 05/21/2019

Hanging Out With Humans Makes This Bird Bad at Its Job The weka, a flightless bird in New Zealand, brings plants to new areas by eating their fruit and excreting the seeds. But some choose to stick close t...
20:16, 08/30/2019

Storm's Sue Bird needs surgery, will be out indefinitely ​​​​​​​Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird needs arthroscopic surgery on her left knee and will be out indefinitely, another big blow for the defending WNBA ...
20:00, 05/22/2019

This Bird Went Extinct, Then Evolution Recreated It Sometime between 136,000 and 240,000 years ago, a flock of awkward, leggy birds took off from Madagascar and arrived at a pristine island in the Aldab...
23:48, 05/10/2019

Senior China diplomat says trade talks with U.S. have made 'much positive progress' Trade talks between China and the United States to date have achieved "much positive progress," a senior Chinese diplomat said on Tuesday, as senior U...
13:00, 04/30/2019

U.S. diplomat vows to help South Korea, Japan resolve worsening dispute The United States will "do what it can do" to help defuse a worsening political and economic dispute between South Korea and Japan, a senior U.S. dipl...
09:32, 07/17/2019

Diplomat who developed mysterious symptoms in China to donate brain for research A U.S. diplomat who suffered headaches and memory loss under mysterious circumstances while stationed in China has pledged to donate his brain for res...
17:48, 05/10/2019

Responding to Uighur criticism, Chinese diplomat points to racial segregation in DC "It's an area for the black & Latin," Lijian Zhao wrote about Southwest D.C. on Twitter, before explaining that he actually meant Southeast. He later ...
18:48, 07/15/2019

Mexico’s Top Diplomat to Meet With Pence in Effort to Avoid Trump Tariffs Marcelo Ebrard, the Mexican foreign minister, has been meeting with Washington officials all week as Mexico tries to head off President Trump’s threat...
17:00, 06/05/2019

Oman's top diplomat in Iran talks amid mounting Gulf tensions Oman’s minister responsible for foreign affairs held talks with Iran's foreign minister on Saturday, Iranian state media reported, as tensions mount i...
12:16, 07/27/2019

No progress made persuading Trump to ease oil waivers at G7: European diplomat Leaders of G7 nations failed at a summit dinner on Saturday to make progress in persuading U.S. President Donald Trump to reissue oil sanction waivers...
23:48, 08/25/2019

Senior EU diplomat, back from Iran, shows support for nuclear deal The EU's second most senior diplomat affirmed the bloc's support for the nuclear deal between world powers with Iran, including via the use of a new p...
21:16, 06/16/2019

U.S. calls China 'thuggish regime' for singling out U.S. diplomat in Hong Kong A U.S. State Department spokeswoman on Thursday called China a "thuggish regime" for disclosing personal details and a photograph of a U.S. diplomat w...
21:16, 08/08/2019

Top U.S. diplomat for Africa to travel to Sudan to urge talks: State Department The U.S. top diplomat for Africa will visit Sudan this week to meet with a transitional military council and the country's civilian opposition to urge...
01:16, 06/11/2019

Trump administration sanctions Iranian diplomat; Feinstein derides 'mistake' The Trump administration announced Wednesday it will impose sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, a move that comes amid escalat...
09:16, 08/01/2019

Diplomat who helped launch Russia probe speaks out, defends role Former Australian diplomat Alexander Downer, in an extensive interview, spoke out on his mysterious role in triggering the launch of the Trump-Russia ...
19:00, 05/10/2019

Boycott North Korea's 'inhumane' mass gymnastic displays, says ex-diplomat Defector calls on European tourists and online viewers to shun cultural displays that take children out of schoolThe highest-ranking official to defec...
19:32, 05/30/2019

German diplomat's 'likes' of anti-Israel tweets provoke anger Germany's envoy to the Palestinian territories is being probed after he "liked" tweets that criticized the Jewish state. The heart icon was clicked fo...
13:00, 07/19/2019

Senior China diplomat says more U.S. tariffs incorrect way to resolve trade dispute Threatening more tariffs on Chinese goods was not a correct or constructive way to resolve the U.S.-China trade dispute, senior Chinese diplomat Wang ...
09:16, 08/02/2019

India-US Defence Deals Clear And Transparent, Top US Diplomat Tells NDTV At a time when defence deals with other countries have come under immense scrutiny in India, United States Consul General in Mumbai told NDTV there ha...
15:16, 06/29/2019

Iraqi Kurdistan arrests Turkish lawmaker's brother for assassination of diplomat Security services in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region said on Saturday they had arrested the brother of a lawmaker serving in the Turkish parliam...
18:32, 07/20/2019

Body pulled from Danube river south of Budapest: Korean diplomat Hungarian authorities have pulled a body from the Danube river more than 100 kilometers downriver from Budapest, the South Korean embassy's Defense At...
14:32, 06/03/2019

U.S. diplomat says United States won't intervene in Japan-South Korea dispute The top U.S. diplomat for East Asia urged Japan and South Korea to settle a dispute over Japanese export restrictions through dialogue and said the Un...
18:16, 07/12/2019

Indian Condemns Terror Attack In Iraq That Killed Turkish Diplomat India on Thursday condemned the terrorist attack in the Iraqi city of Erbil in which a Turkish diplomat was killed and called for concerted action by ...
14:32, 07/18/2019

Diplomat to donate brain to science after suffering mysterious injury in China A US diplomat who suffered a mysterious brain injury in China — and believes it was a microwave attack by a foreign government — has pledged to donate...
19:32, 05/11/2019

UK police warning to media over diplomat's leaked memos stirs anger Senior British politicians, including both contenders to be the next prime minister, joined journalists on Saturday in criticizing police for warning ...
21:32, 07/13/2019

Bird Twitter Is My Oasis in Internet Hell Browsing the internet generally feels exhausting for me. Mostly, it’s because everything is bad. The websites I once visited for “fun” are now saturat...
17:48, 08/22/2019

Bird beefs up new escooter with a 50% larger battery Bird's new escooter design -- the Bird Two -- features a battery that's 50% larger than that of its predecessor, plus a seamless and durable design.Re...
18:48, 08/01/2019

Putting a bird feeder in your garden really does help wildlife A long term study in the UK suggests that in urban areas, populations of birds that use bird feeders have increased while those of other species remai...
19:00, 05/21/2019

Jordin Canada Might Just Be The Heir To Sue Bird's Throne The defending champion Seattle Storm took the expected fall that came with a pair of devastating preseason injuries, going a mere 18-16 in 2019 after ...
18:00, 09/12/2019

Silly big dog squeezes into tiny bird bath Calling all bird watchers: We need help identifying what kind of bird this is. Super furry. No beak. Likes tennis balls.     ...
01:48, 09/07/2019

Sukhoi Jet Damaged After Bird-Hit At Rajasthan Airbase A Sukhoi fighter jet suffered major damage after being hit by a bird in Rajasthan's Jopdhpur last week, underlining the threat to the crucial Western ...
01:48, 07/31/2019

CHEAP: A bird? A plane? NO — it’s 56% off a DJI Spark Drone Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! Listen up, because I’ve got great news! You can finally stop l...
23:48, 06/25/2019

Bird says its new One e-scooter can survive a year of abuse The e-scooter market feels like it's growing faster than you can speed down the street on one, which is pretty fast indeed. Today, micromobility ...
17:16, 05/08/2019

Bird's-eye view of fiery devastation in Amazon Fires are raging at a record rate in Brazil's Amazon rainforest and scientists warn it could strike a devastating blow to the fight against climate ch...
22:00, 08/23/2019

Trump Brain Status: 'Bird Cemetery' President Donald Trump visited Hackberry, LA on Tuesday, where he delivered an unhinged, loopy speech that seemed to dip in and out of his prepared re...
00:00, 05/15/2019

The Best Birding Apps to ID and Track Your Bird Sightings iOS and Android: Bird watching sounds like the perfect opportunity to put down your phone and experience nature, but phone apps can be a big help in i...
18:32, 06/14/2019

Red Dead Redemption 2 Bird Mod Is Magnificently Chill Red Dead Redemption 2 is a game that can be chill, but eventually, somebody pulls a gun on you, or a coyote attacks, or you wander into a whinnying ho...
08:16, 08/23/2019

Storm's Sue Bird needs surgery, will be out indefinitely Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird needs arthroscopic surgery on her left knee and will be out indefinitely, another big blow for the defending WNBA champs ...
19:48, 05/21/2019

The Flappy Bird Fighting Game Is Somehow Good Remember Flappy Bird, the mobile game that took the world by storm (and made its creator, Dong Nguyen, upwards of $50,000 a day) back in early 2014? N...
00:48, 05/04/2019

Tim Dowling: there’s a dead bird in my shopping – is it an omen? Perhaps it’s a reminder that my US passport expires in six months and I should not risk travelThe morning before we go on holiday I walk to the shop t...
07:16, 08/03/2019

IS militant's pledge of allegiance interrupted by bird An apparent Islamic State jihadi's attempts to record a video in which he pledged allegiance to the terror group did not go according to plan - after ...
17:32, 08/15/2019

5 years later, Flappy Bird is still the best mobile game Flappy Bird is back thanks to Flappy Royale, which is available to play for free online right now. Somehow this is still the best mobile gaming has.Re...
06:32, 07/16/2019