Deepti Hajela, Associated Press Updated 5:25 pm CST, Monday, February 25, 2019 This July 27, 2009 photo shows Associated Press news editor Gerald LaBelle, during a retirement celebration for editorial staffers at AP's New York headquarters. Labelle, 76, who spent years covering tumultuous events in the Middle East including the kidnapping of his own boss Terry Anderson, died in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Monday Feb. 25, 2019. He was 76. less This July 27, 2009 photo shows Associated Press news editor Gerald LaBelle, during a retirement celebration for editorial staffers at AP's New York headquarters. Labelle, 76, who spent years covering tumultuous ... more Photo: Santos Chaparro, AP Photo: Santos Chaparro, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 This July 27, 2009 photo shows … [Read more...] about Gerald LaBelle, former AP Middle East editor, dead at 76
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"Sunday Morning" begins the New Year with a look ahead for the region, reported by CBS News correspondent Seth Doane in Jerusalem: In the Middle East, division, strife and shifting alliances have emerged – including an unlikely one between Israel and Saudi Arabia against a common perceived enemy: Iran. Proxy wars have also flared. "Unpredictability is the most common denomination in the Middle East," said Alon Pinkas, a former Israeli diplomat. Doane asked, "For people who have a passing knowledge or interest in the Middle East, what should they be looking for in 2019?" Pinkas replied, "Three things, I think: The expansion of ISIS and Hezbollah military activities (ISIS is not dead by any measure); the major question of Iran's compliance with the nuclear deal; and the absence of a viable Israeli-Palestinian peace process." Israeli parliament passes contentious Jewish nation-state bill (CBS News, 07/19/18) Palestinians: White House Mideast peace plan "dead upon arrival" (CBS … [Read more...] about A look ahead: What’s next for the Middle East in 2019?
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by: Ethan Huff Tags: drilling, economics, energy, energy independence, energy production, environment, export, finance, fossil fuels, fracking, Hydraulic fracturing, import, Middle East, natural gas, New Mexico, oil, OPEC, President Donald Trump, President Trump, Saudi Arabia, Texas, Trump (Natural News) For the first time since 1973, the United States now leads the world in terms of oil production. And according to reports, we have the ground underneath Western Texas and Eastern New Mexico to thank. A new assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimates that untapped regions of what’s known as the Delaware Basin, a component of the greater Permian Basin, contain 46.3 billion barrels of oil, 281 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 20 billion barrels of natural gas liquids – an amount two times larger than what was estimated in a 2016 assessment of just the Wolfcamp shale play in Permian’s Midland Basin. These estimates … [Read more...] about Why America is the new Middle East in terms of oil production: World’s largest reserves just discovered under Texas
THE Archbishop of Canterbury has again highlighted the plight of Christians in the Middle East, warning they are in danger of being wiped out. Condemning the treatment of those based in the Middle East, Justin Welby said: “Christians face daily the threat of violence, murder, intimidation, prejudice and poverty.” Writing for The Telegraph, before a special service at Westminster Abbey, Mr Welby said followers of the faith faced “imminent extinction”, and were subjected to the “daily threat of murder”. He said the dire situation was the worst “since the Mongol invasions of the 13th century.” Mr Welby added: “In the last few years, they have been slaughtered by so-called Islamic State, and in many countries they find themselves squeezed between the upper and lower millstones of pressure on them within society and of conflicts that afflict the region. “Many have left. Hundreds of thousands have been forced from their homes. Many … [Read more...] about Christians face being WIPED OUT in the Middle East, Archbishop of Canterbury warns
On the outskirts of Kuwait City, the love Kuwaitis have for former U.S. President George H.W. Bush could be seen in 2016 on a billboard one Bedouin family put up to announce their son's wedding.That son being Bush al-Widhan, born in the aftermath of the 1991 Gulf War that saw U.S.-led forces expel the occupying Iraqi troops of dictator Saddam Hussein."He was a real man, a lion," said Mubarak al-Widhan, the father of the Kuwaiti Bush, of the American president. "He stood for our right for freedom, and he gave us back our country."With Bush's death, his legacy across the Middle East takes root in that 100-hour ground war that routed Iraqi forces. That war gave birth to the network of military bases America now operates across the Persian Gulf supporting troops in Afghanistan and forces fighting against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. ( Fri Nov 30 23:22:22 PST 2018 Nov. ) The former president died less than a year after his wife's passing.(Published Saturday, Nov. 1, … [Read more...] about 1991 Gulf War Looms Over Bush’s Middle East Legacy