Tag - middle-east

 
 

MIDDLE EAST

Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 30, 2019
Abe, Saudi Arabian crown prince exchange views on Middle East tensions
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman exchanged views Sunday on the situation in the Middle East amid heightened tensions surrounding Iran.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 27, 2019
Palestinians reject economic solutions from 'punitive' U.S.
Palestinian leaders accused the Trump administration of punishing them with one hand and offering to reward them with the other, as protesters turned out in the West Bank and Gaza on Wednesday to demonstrate against a U.S. economic peace plan.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 18, 2019
Success or failure for Abe in Tehran?
There are still miles to go in Abe's endeavor, and no one should be judging the Japanese government this early in the process.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 18, 2019
U.S. preparing to send more troops to Middle East, sources say
The United States is preparing to send additional troops to the Middle East in response to mounting concerns over Iran, which Washington blames for attacks on oil tankers last week, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 17, 2019
Is U.S. attention on the Mideast yet again?
Tokyo should strive to not let U.S. policymakers' strategic attention be diverted from East Asia to the Middle East yet again.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 17, 2019
How the U.S. can keep the Strait of Hormuz open
Only a global alliance will deter Iran from attacks at sea.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 17, 2019
Boeing crisis and trade tensions cast pall over Paris Air Show despite hefty plane orders
Safety concerns, trade wars and growing security tensions in the Gulf are dampening spirits at the world's largest plane-makers as they arrive at this week's Paris Airshow with little to celebrate despite bulging order books.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jun 14, 2019
After Tehran visit, hurdles remain high for Abe in bid to mediate between U.S. and Iran
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has embarked on an ambitious endeavor to play the role of international mediator in the hope of charting a course for dialogue between Tehran and Washington.
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Jun 13, 2019
Iran has little to gain from Gulf of Oman tanker attacks
Two oil tankers have been damaged in a suspected attack in the waters between the United Arab Emirates and Iran as they were leaving the Persian Gulf. This is the second incident in four weeks, and raises the question of who gains what from them.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 13, 2019
Two tankers targeted by unidentified attackers in Gulf of Oman
The incident unfolded during Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Iran for talks with the country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 13, 2019
Coalition vows retaliation after Yemen's Houthis strike Saudi airport
The Saudi-led military coalition vowed to respond firmly to a missile attack by Yemeni Houthi forces on a civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday that wounded 26 people.
EDITORIALS
Jun 7, 2019
Abe tries high-stakes diplomacy with Iran
There is every reason to pursue this gambit even while expecting limited results.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 3, 2019
Jared Kushner says Palestinians deserve self-determination but he's not sure they can govern themselves
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said in an interview broadcast Sunday that the Palestinians deserve "self-determination," but stopped short of backing Palestinian statehood and expressed uncertainty over their ability to govern themselves.
WORLD
May 25, 2019
Iran can sink U.S. warships with 'secret weapons,' military official in Tehran claims
Iran can sink U.S. warships sent to the Gulf region using missiles and "secret weapons," a senior Iranian military official was quoted as saying by the semi-official news agency Mizan on Saturday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
May 21, 2019
Palestinians to snub U.S.-led economic confab seen as prelude to Trump peace plan
Palestinians will stay away from a U.S.-led conference in Bahrain next month that the Trump administration has cast as an overture to its own plan for peace between them and Israel, a Palestinian cabinet minister said on Monday.
EDITORIALS
Apr 12, 2019
Netanyahu wins again, but victory may be bitter
All concerned governments must now brace for increased violence as Palestinians give vent to the despair that they feel in the wake of Netanyahu's re-election.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 8, 2019
No country for Palestinians
Israelis are being given choice between war and more war, between occupation and more occupation, even if the candidates avoid using those terms.
EDITORIALS
Mar 25, 2019
Trump shakes up the Middle East once again
The U.S. president's announcement last week endorsing Israel's claim to the Golan Heights is another contribution to the erosion of international law.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 4, 2019
What will not happen in 2019
The international situation may provide Japan with a golden opportunity to maximize its national interests on the global stage.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 3, 2019
'America First' puts Syria last
The Syria departure may be even more damaging than past U.S. premature declarations of victory because Trump has no idea what he is doing.

Longform

Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan