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MIDDLE EAST

Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 28, 2020
The Middle Eastern past is never dead
If Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fails to develop a viable Palestinian state, his escape from history could prove very short-lived.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Oct 24, 2020
A #MeToo awakening stirs in Iran
Three years into the global #MeToo movement, women who say they have been sexually assaulted are improbably going public in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 23, 2020
Arab states should avoid an arms race with Iran
The best way for the Saudis and other Arab states to respond to an armed Iran is to work with the U.S. to create an effective secondary sanctions regime.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 27, 2020
Selling advanced fighter jets to the UAE is all about Israel
The problem with providing the F-35 to Arab states is it might erode Israel's QME, a U.S. assurance that it will not sell its most advanced arms to Israel's opponents.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 23, 2020
It’s time for Palestinians to make their own peace plan
The main strength of the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative for the Palestinians was that it could be presented as an Arab consensus. That is now broken, giving them no leverage.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 16, 2020
The Arab betrayal of Palestine
UAE leaders argue that engagement with Israel will improve the chances of achieving an acceptable peace settlement and ending the occupation in Palestinian claimed lands.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 16, 2020
In break with past, UAE and Bahrain sign U.S.-brokered deals with Israel
The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed agreements on Tuesday to normalize ties with Israel, becoming the first Arab states in a quarter century to break a longstanding taboo, in a strategic realignment of Middle East countries against Iran.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 12, 2020
Bahrain follows UAE in normalizing ties with Israel
Bahrain joined the United Arab Emirates in agreeing to normalize relations with Israel on Friday, a move forged partly through shared fears of Iran but one that could leave the Palestinians further isolated.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 10, 2020
South Asian migrants seek justice as wage theft worsens in pandemic
Migrants face difficulty seeking justice when things go wrong — as they have for large numbers in recent months as the pandemic has closed borders.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 8, 2020
Japan secretly proposed Iranian oil and U.S. grain swap in failed mediator bid
A deal, worth several billion dollars, was initially received well, but later fell through before it could be agreed upon.
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.

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