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MIDDLE EAST

Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Mar 7, 2022
Sentenced for a selfie: Middle East police target LGBTQ phones
Around the world, marginalized communities are worried the internet is no longer a safe space for them as surveillance grows and hate speech goes unchecked.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 2, 2022
Islamic State group hits back, aided by power vacuum in Iraq and Syria
Years after the group lost its grip on the area, Islamic State fighters are re-emerging, thriving on the lack of central control.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 2, 2022
As the U.S. pulls back from the Middle East, China leans in
States in the Middle East are increasingly looking to China not just to buy their oil, but to invest in their infrastructure and cooperate on technology and security.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jan 27, 2022
FIFA president under fire after saying biennial World Cup could prevent migrant deaths
Infantino said increased revenues from a biennial World Cup could create opportunities for Africans who otherwise may find 'death in the sea' crossing the Mediterranean.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 14, 2021
The dangers of when there is 'nothing to lose'
A 'nothing-to-lose' attitude is what is driving the never-ending conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 5, 2021
Israel feels alone without the U.S. in Afghanistan
All the groups wanting to annihilate Israel, such as ISIS, Hezbollah and Hamas have been inspired by the Taliban victory.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 19, 2021
Japan seeks efforts by Israel to ease tensions in the Middle East
Meeting separately with the new Israeli prime minister and foreign minister, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi asked Israel to foster trust in its relations with the Palestinians.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 9, 2021
Biden’s Iran nuclear deal ambitions shrink as tensions flare
The Biden administration faces the sobering reality that returning to the Iran nuclear deal may no longer be feasible.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 6, 2021
Nuclear talks enter danger zone as powers await Iran’s word
Ebrahim Raisi, Iran's new president, brings a staunchly anti-Western brand of politics to the executive branch.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 22, 2021
The America that Israel and Palestine need
Many Muslims find it difficult to grasp why a sense of empathy for the Jewish people — which is fully justified — should somehow translate into injustice against the Palestinians.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 10, 2021
Japanese foreign minister considering visit to Iran in August
Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi is planning to visit Iran to build ties with its new government led by a conservative hard-liner, diplomatic sources said Friday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Jul 6, 2021
OPEC disagreement lays bare growing UAE-Saudi economic rivalry
As Saudi Arabia tries to wean its economy off oil, it is vying with the UAE for foreign capital and talent.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 26, 2021
Japan's foreign minister plans trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories in August
During the trip, Motegi would look to build a relationship with the Israeli government under new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and offer assistance to reconstruct Gaza.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 30, 2021
Gaza truce shifts focus to Egypt's regional role
While Cairo has mediated during previous rounds of violence between Israel and the Palestinians, analysts and diplomats say its efforts have been more visible than in recent years.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 21, 2021
Israel and Hamas end 11-day conflict, sparking celebrations
The cease-fire took effect at 2 a.m. Friday to stop fighting that had devastated large swaths of the Palestinian enclave and sowed chaos in Israel.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
May 20, 2021
China seizes on Israel-Gaza crisis to counter U.S. on human rights
Statements from Chinese diplomats underscored how quickly any international dispute can become entangled in the strategic struggle between the U.S. and China.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 20, 2021
Hamas official predicts cease-fire soon, but Israel-Gaza fight goes on
U.S. President Joe Biden urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to seek a 'de-escalation' on Wednesday on the path to a cease-fire.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 19, 2021
Israel faces greater dangers than Hamas
The mob violence between Jews and Arabs should not be underestimated: It represents a watershed in the history of Israel.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
May 19, 2021
Biden, boxed in on Israel-Gaza, is only able to urge a cease-fire
Biden's statement, expressing support for a halt to the deadly warfare but not demanding one outright, showed the limits of U.S. power.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 18, 2021
COVID-19 and conflict: Gaza's hospitals strained on two fronts
While Israel has fully inoculated about 55% of its 9.3 million people, Gaza received about 110,000 doses, or enough for 55,000 people, health officials say.

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