US defense chief reaffirms commitment to Middle East allies
27 November 2021 | 2:35 pm
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has moved to reassure allies of US commitment to the region and said Washington would look at all other options if Iran didn't engage "seriously."
4 Jul 2020
Israel is seriously examining the plan named Peace to Prosperity, US President Trump's vision for the Middle East, which was formally unveiled in Washington in January in the presence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Notably absent, the Palestinians, whose input was not sought for the proposal. There are so many reasons why Netanyahu is happy with the plan, and so many why the Palestinians disagree. Annexation of illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory is chief among these - in the Jordan Valley, 130 settlements in the West Bank.
20 Jul 2020
Two Al Jazeera journalists have refused to stay silent following a sexual harassment campaign driven by thousands of social media accounts linked to Gulf states. For journalists in the region, it's a common phenomenon.
25 Aug 2020
The US Secretary of State's arrival follows the Trump administration's announcement of an ambitious Arab-Israeli peace plan. He will also visit several Gulf Arab states and Sudan this week.
20 Sep 2020
It was Wednesday when the German chancellor herself came out to announce it was Novichok. German scientists had determined that Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin's most outspoken critic, was poisoned with the same Soviet-era nerve agent used against former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal two years ago in Salisbury, England. What happens next?
20 Dec 2020
The legislation could stymie Donald Trump's plans to pull almost 12,000 troops out of Germany. He has threatened to veto the bill because it also requires military bases named after Confederate leaders to be renamed.
25 Dec 2020
Outgoing US President Donald Trump says the bill is a gift to Russia and China and that it limits any future adminstration's ability to bring troops home.
25 Jan 2021
Last-minute moves by the Trump administration in Yemen, Iraq and North Africa have been heavily criticized. But once Joe Biden takes office, how quickly can they be rolled back?
6 Feb 2021
Our guest is Manuel Arnaut, one of the most influential figures in the world of fashion today. The 37-year-old is the editor-in-chief of Vogue Arabia. He tells us about his favourite covers, focusing on positive stories in the region and tackling taboos.
4 Feb 2021
Recent surveys indicate strongly that across the Middle East and Iran, almost half the population is loosening their ties to Islam. Governments have reacted differently to calls for reforms of institutional religion.
20 Mar 2021
Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomed counterpart Reuven Rivlin to his home to discuss Germany's relations with Israel, the situation in the Middle East and how to combat the coronavirus.
1 Apr 2021
Lebanon has long been a financial capital in the region. But neighboring nations say billions are stuck in the country's failing financial system.
30 Apr 2021
With more than 8 million views on YouTube since its launch on 21 March, Alephia 2053 offers Middle Eastern viewers a taste of homemade dystopian animation. The film tells the tale of an uprising against a dictatorship in a fictitious state.
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In Africa, greenhouse farming is proving a way of fighting food insecurity and high food prices caused by the Ukrainian war. In Cameroon, this agricultural technique — cultivating crops in an enclosed environment — is helping many families afford food.
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Dubai's high desert dunes attract members of the all-women Grit Girls motorcross team as they brave the summer heat to practice their stunts ahead of the start of next season in September.
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The Nairobi Expressway is a toll road connecting areas in and around the capital, including the international airport. Motorists are complaining about the high price of its tolls.
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Qatar marking 100 days to go to World Cup this week - even if the exact date is still unclear
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It's summer and French vacationers are back on the road, on the rails, and in the air. After two years of suffering through the Covid-19 pandemic, it is time to recharge, rest and take in the sun.