Navalny poisoning, Macron in the Middle East, Schools reopen in EU, Trump & Biden in Kenosha
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?
Edo2020: Armed security officers storm Edo assembly complex, Naira Marley in court over Abuja Concert
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A time for excision: European women visiting 'home' countries face the nightmare of FGM
For families living in Europe and with origins in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, holidays are often synonymous with returning home. But these family reunions sometimes turn into a living nightmare for young girls. Each year, thousands of them suffer female genital mutilation (FGM), without their prior knowledge or consent, in their parents' country.
Palestinian demonstrators protest against Trump's "peace plan"
Palestinian demonstrators protest against the U.S. Middle East peace plan, in Gaza City, as Palestinian prime minister Mohammed Shtayyeh urges international powers to boycott US President Donald Trump's "peace plan" which they see as biased towards Israel.
Germany urges EU unity ahead of Middle East crisis meeting
Fearing a war on its doorstep, EU foreign ministers are gathering in Brussels to find ways to deescalate tensions between the US and Iran. The conflict in Libya and Turkey's recent involvement will also be discussed.
Saudi Stocks' fundamentals not particularly encouraging: Nomura
Tarek Fadlallah, chief executive officer of the Middle East unit of Nomura Asset Management, talks about international investors' participation in U.A.E. and Saudi Arabian markets, and the outlook for Saudi stocks. He speaks with Manus Cranny and Tracy Alloway on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East."
Egypt Stock Market becoming more attractive: Credit Suisse
Ahmed Badr, head of equities for the Middle East, North Africa at Credit Suisse, talks about the region's stock markets. He speaks with Bloomberg's Manus Cranny and Tracy Alloway on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East."
Germany loses track of 160 'Islamic State' supporters
About 1,000 Germans traveled to the Middle East to join the 'Islamic State' after 2013. A third of them have since returned to Germany. Some died on the battlefield, others are in prison, but many appear to be missing.
US deploys amphibious assault ship and Patriot battery to Middle East
The US is beefing up its forces in the Middle East to counter what it called military threats from Tehran. US officials are claiming that Iran is moving short-range ballistic missiles onto small boats.
US deploys carrier group in 'message' to Iran
The White House said that sending it's aircraft carrier and a bomber task force to the Middle East was 'clear and unmistakable' message to Tehran that the US was prepared to defend its interests.