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MIDDLE EAST

COMMENTARY / World
Jul 5, 2015
The unstoppable human tide
Europe and the rest of the world needs to step up to the plate and deal with the humanitarian crisis over the tide of migrants sweeping across the Mediterranean.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 3, 2015
Japan beefs up measures in bid to pre-empt arrival of deadly MERS virus
The central government is strengthening measures to minimize any potential impact from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) within its borders, amid an outbreak in neighboring South Korea that had claimed the lives of at least two people as of Wednesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 1, 2015
Abe says SDF could provide logistic aid to foreign forces in Middle East, Indian Ocean under new laws
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the Self-Defense Forces could provide logistic aid to foreign militaries in the Middle East and the Indian Ocean, detailing for the first time specific regions where Japanese troops could offer rear-area support under contentious security legislation.
COMMENTARY / World
May 25, 2015
Syria: the last chance saloon
Rescuing the embattled Assad regime from the Islamic State onslaught is the least bad option for U.S. President Barack Obama.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 25, 2015
Escaping the Mideast's quagmire of violence
A new economic order based on cooperation is the key to ending the Middle East's violence.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 19, 2015
Obama should give Gulf states no special favors
American foreign policy should be about promoting America's security, and the U.S. does not need alliances in the Middle East to protect itself.
EDITORIALS
May 19, 2015
U.S. moves forward with Gulf states
If the Gulf states prove to be more accommodating of U.S. foreign policy objectives than Israel, then that could be a geopolitical shift that rivals the return of Iran to regional politics.
COMMENTARY / World
May 13, 2015
What can Obama salvage from Arab summit?
President Barack Obama must try to convince the Gulf Cooperation Council that the U.S. has an Iran policy that encompasses their security needs.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 23, 2015
Houthi soldiers defying the odds against them
There is no reason to believe so far that the Houthi rebels have anything other than Yemen's peaceful survival in mind.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 21, 2015
America, not Iran, threatens Mideast stability
The Middle East would be better of without Iranian meddling in other nations' affairs, but promiscuous U.S. military action in the region is an even bigger problem.
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 14, 2015
What good is an Arab armed alliance?
Will an Arab military alliance leave the Middle East better or worse off, particularly given today's growing Sunni-Shiite divide?
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 7, 2015
Iran's long-postponed rise is all but inevitable
Only a cataclysmic war will prevent Iran from fulfilling its long-postponed destiny as a major economic, political and scientific nation.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 7, 2015
Tehran once again a player
Iran is back, and there is great dismay in the palaces of Riyadh.
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 5, 2015
Pan-Arab military force — a good idea or bad?
The Arab League's decision to establish a joint military force is a major accomplishment for Saudi Arabian foreign policy, but comes with serious risks.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 3, 2015
Iran's preliminary nuclear deal finds Gulf Arabs on edge, weighing own options
Officials of Gulf Arab states traditionally wary of Iran were silent on Friday about an initial deal intended to curb the nuclear program of their regional rival, and state-owned media made only passing mention of the development.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 1, 2015
Iran nuclear talks miss deadline; U.S. threatens to walk away
Six world powers and Iran negotiated past a March 31 deadline into the wee hours of Wednesday, struggling to conclude an outline accord on Tehran's nuclear program in the face of a U.S. threat to abandon the talks.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 31, 2015
A Sunni coalition is a welcome development
The U.S. and Israel should probably welcome the Egyptian president's announcement of an agreement by the Arab League to create a joint military force, as the Islamic State group is unlikely to be defeated by air power alone.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 20, 2015
Netanyahu's surprise victory
The Israeli election results represent an impressive personal comeback for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and reflect the sense among Israeli voters that, more than ever, they feel threatened by numerous enemies.
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 20, 2015
Doctors being targeted in Syria's brutal war
After four years of war in Syria, some medical suppliers now fear being arrested or shut down if they sell gauze or surgical thread to doctors operating in areas under siege by government forces.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 18, 2015
Palestinians want world pressure on Israel after Netanyahu win
Palestinian leaders on Wednesday called for international pressure on Israel and support for their unilateral moves toward statehood after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's election win.

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Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
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