With hopes for peace uncertain, Trump to visit Israel

/ May 22, 2017

With hopes for peace uncertain, Trump to visit Israel

Having declared that finding a solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict is “maybe not as difficult as people have thought,” President Donald Trump will make his first visit to Israel with few concrete ideas of solving a problem that has vexed presidents for decades. Trump, ...

Trump urges Mideast states to drive out 'Islamic extremism'

/ May 22, 2017

Trump urges Mideast states to drive out 'Islamic extremism'

President Donald Trump on Sunday implored Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries to extinguish “Islamic extremism” emanating from the region, describing a “battle between good and evil” rather than a clash between the West and Islam. In a pointed departure from his predecessor, ...

In Saudi Arabia, Melania Trump opts to keep her head bare

/ May 21, 2017

In Saudi Arabia, Melania Trump opts to keep her head bare

Ignoring President Donald Trump’s past admonition, U.S. first lady Melania Trump did not cover her head Saturday when they arrived in Saudi Arabia on the opening leg of his first international tour since taking office. Two years ago, then-citizen Trump criticized then-first lady Michelle ...

Apr 27, 2017

Space, the final frontier for Earth's crude oil giants

The Middle East has an outsize impact on energy here on Earth. One analyst thinks some regional powerhouses may leverage that role into the development of natural resources in space. Countries like the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are developing space programs and ...