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MIDDLE EAST

Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 2, 2020
One of the world’s richest petro states is running out of cash
When Kuwait’s then-Finance Minister Anas Al-Saleh warned in 2016 that it was time to cut spending and prepare for life after oil, he was ridiculed by a population raised on a seemingly endless flow of petrodollars. Four years on, one of the world’s richest countries is struggling to make ends meet...
WORLD / Politics
Aug 30, 2020
Israel aiming to sign UAE peace deal in September
Israel expects to sign a peace agreement with the United Arab Emirates before the Jewish New Year, which begins Sept. 18, Minister of Regional Cooperation Ofir Akunis said Sunday.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 23, 2020
Fomenting intellectual revolution in the MENA region
A lack of basic data and limited space for independent discourse are preventing needed reforms.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 14, 2020
Trump claims foreign policy win he craves with UAE-Israel accord
U.S. President Donald Trump hasn’t yet delivered the "deal of the century” he’s long sought in the Middle East, but his administration’s efforts have produced an agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates that even opponent Joe Biden is calling a historic step.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 27, 2020
Iran moves U.S. aircraft carrier mock-up to mouth of Gulf
Iran has moved a mock-up U.S. aircraft carrier to the strategic Strait of Hormuz, satellite images show, suggesting it will use the look-alike vessel for target practice in war games in a Gulf shipping channel vital to world oil exports.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 19, 2020
Iranian health officials play down president's figure of 25 million people infected
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Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 18, 2020
Turkey sent up to 3,800 Syrian fighters to Libya, U.S. Defense Department says
Turkey sent between 3,500 and 3,800 paid Syrian fighters to Libya over the first three months of the year, the U.S. Defense Department’s inspector general concluded in a new report, its first to detail Turkish deployments that helped change the course of Libya's war.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 4, 2020
Iran threatens retaliation after what it calls possible cyberattack on nuclear site
Iran will retaliate against any country that carries out cyberattacks on its nuclear sites, the head of civilian defense said, after a fire at its Natanz plant which some Iranian officials said may have been caused by cybersabotage.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 2, 2020
China is not the Middle East's high roller
Beijing gets far more credit than it is due for investments in the region.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 24, 2020
Iran says it's ready for talks if U.S. apologizes over nuclear pact
Iran would be open to talks with the United States if Washington apologizes for exiting a 2015 nuclear deal and compensates Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, cautioning that U.S. calls for discussions were insincere.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 9, 2020
Trump’s Mideast plan is poised to fall apart
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks set to take the parts of the plan he likes and leave the rest.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 14, 2020
U.S. envoy threatens to trigger return of U.N. sanctions on Iran
The United States publicly threatened on Wednesday to trigger a return of all United Nations sanctions on Iran if the U.N. Security Council does not extend an arms embargo on Tehran that is due to expire in October under the Iran nuclear deal.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
May 4, 2020
Coronavirus forces evacuation of Japanese humanitarian aid workers
Nongovernmental organizations have repatriated some Japanese workers due to tighter travel restrictions and poor health care systems in the countries where they operate.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 28, 2020
Putin has a Syria ‘headache’ and the Kremlin’s blaming Assad
Russian President Vladimir Putin is letting his impatience show with Syrian ally Bashar Assad, who isn’t proving as grateful for being kept in power by Russian intervention in his country’s brutal civil war as the Kremlin leader needs him to be.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 23, 2020
Japan to impose entry ban on travelers from Russia and UAE as virus spreads
Japan plans to impose an entry ban on travelers who have recently been in Russia and several Middle Eastern countries that have seen a recent surge in coronavirus infections, government sources said Thursday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 23, 2020
Trump: If Iranian ships get too close 'we'll shoot them out of the water'
U.S. Navy ships will shoot Iranian gunboats that get too close "out of the water," President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, after 11 vessels from Iran's elite fighting force came dangerously close to American ships in the Gulf.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Apr 1, 2020
How a gulf prince charmed Indonesia's Jokowi and poured money into the country
During a visit last summer where he strolled through the tropical gardens next to Indonesia’s summer Presidential Palace, Abu Dhabi’s crown prince offered to build a grand mosque for his host, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo. If that seemed like a generous gesture, the two men struck a bigger bargain within...
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 13, 2020
U.S. bombs Iran-backed militia in Iraq after attack kills U.S. and U.K. troops
The United States waged a series of precision airstrikes on Thursday against an Iran-backed militia in Iraq that it blamed for a major rocket attack a day earlier that killed two American troops and a 26-year-old British soldier.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 8, 2020
U.N. calls for Yemeni warring parties to immediate freeze military operations
U.N. Special Envoy Martin Griffiths on Saturday called for an immediate end to military action by Yemen's warring parties as renewed violence between the Houthi movement and a Saudi-led coalition threatened peace efforts.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 4, 2020
U.N.'s nuclear chief to Iran: Cooperate or face new crisis
Iran risks triggering a new crisis if it does not cooperate with the U.N. nuclear watchdog after failing to answer its questions about past nuclear activities at three sites and denying it access to two of them, its chief said on Tuesday.

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