Is Saudi Arabia bluffing on Iran?

Is Saudi Arabia bluffing on Iran?

Joe Macaron   The latest developments that just unfolded in Riyadh are unsettling and carry a high risk of a regional confrontation. An assertive Saudi crown prince is determined to consolidate power by purging dissidents at home while escalating rhetoric abroad. Such a diversionary approach, seemingly employed to shift attention away from domestic turmoil, is […]

Turkey joins UNESCO’s executive board for period 2017-2021

Turkey joins UNESCO’s executive board for period 2017-2021

Paris: Turkey was selected on Wednesday during the 39th session of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a Board member. The vote which took place in Paris resulted in a total of 134 countries votes for Turkey to join the executive board for the period 2017-2021. Turkish […]

Israel approves 240 new settler units in Jerusalem

Israel approves 240 new settler units in Jerusalem

Jerusalem: The Israeli occupation authorities on Wednesday approved building permits for 240 settlement units in East Jerusalem. Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem municipality Meir Turjeman said the city planning committee approved 90 units in the settlement of Gilo and another 150 in Ramat Shlomo, which is populated by a majority of radical Jews. The approvals come […]

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