Crisis Response Marines in Middle East Focused on Operations in Syria, Afghanistan

Crisis Response Marines in Middle East Focused on Operations in Syria, Afghanistan

U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command train in Jordan on Feb. 26, 2018. US Marine Corps Photo ARLINGTON, Va. — The Marine Corps’ Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Crisis Response force in U.S. Central Command is becoming increasingly distributed […]

Saudi arrests women's rights activist Mayya Al-Zahrani

Saudi arrests women's rights activist Mayya Al-Zahrani

Saudi authorities arrested human rights activist Mayya Al-Zahrani hours after she expressed her shock at the arrest of fellow female activist, Nouf Abdulaziz Al-Jerawi on social media. Saudi human rights group ALQST confirmed Al-Zahrani’s arrest on Twitter. Al-Jerawi was arrested on Wednesday after posting online that she was a good citizen who helped the oppressed […]

Canon Middle East launches in KSA

Canon Middle East launches in KSA

Canon Middle East (CME), a provider of imaging technologies and services, has announced that it is expanding its regional presence by establishing direct operations in Saudi Arabia. The announcement came during a signing ceremony between CME and Ali Zaid Al-Quraishi & Brothers to formally establish Canon Saudi Arabia. Canon Saudi Arabia will operate from Riyadh […]

East-West Chitchat: Trump in the Middle East

East-West Chitchat: Trump in the Middle East

East-West Chitchat: Trump in the Middle East Credit: Rex/Shutterstock By: Abdelrahman Amr and Michael Matthiesen In the fifth part in an Egyptian Streets article series under the name of East-West Chitchat that aims to spark increased dialogue between Americans and Egyptians, Abdelrahman Amr and Michael Matthiesen explore U.S President Trump’s relationship with Middle Eastern […]

Israeli troops open fire on Gaza protesters as Middle East marks anti-Israel Al-Quds Day

Israeli troops open fire on Gaza protesters as Middle East marks anti-Israel Al-Quds Day

Friday’s anti-Israeli Al-Quds Day demonstrations turned violent along the Gaza border, as Israeli soldiers opened fire on Palestinian protesters. More than 600 Palestinians were reportedly wounded as protesters came under Israeli gunfire as they headed to the Gaza fence. According to Gaza’s Health Ministry, at least four Palestinians were killed, including a 15-year-old. The demonstrations in Gaza were organized by […]

Middle East Arms Imports Expected to Remain Robust

Middle East Arms Imports Expected to Remain Robust Bahrain has been approved to purchase Bell’s AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter. Photo: Defense Dept. This is part 5 of a 5-part series covering the current global weapons market by region: Europe, Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin America leading up to National Defense Magazine’s coverage of the […]

The real cost of Wajahat Ali's interventions on Palestine

The real cost of Wajahat Ali's interventions on Palestine

Last week, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) disinvited Wajahat Ali as a speaker from its annual conference, citing his troubling and divisive work on Palestine as one of the reasons.  While ISNA’s letter did not explain its rationale adequately, Ali has focused on straw-man critics, avoiding the substantive objections raised about his work […]

Is the Arab Spring still alive in Jordan?

Is the Arab Spring still alive in Jordan?

The voices from Jordan should make everyone sit up and listen. “We the people are the source of authority and we want to reclaim our ability to make change in the presence of weak institutions like the parliament or political parties,” said Hala Ahed, a lawyer. Or Deema Kharabsheh, who had been demonstrating outside the […]