Opinion: New Middle East Pact Points Way Toward Peace

President Trump signed the Abraham Accords with leaders from the three countries Sept. 15. Editor’s note: This opinion piece was written by Anat Sultan-Dadon, Israeli consul general to the Southeast United States, and was published originally in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  Anat Sultan-Dadon. Photo: Consulate General of Israel History was made Tuesday. The establishment of full […]

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Trump Says Kuwait, Other Countries Ready to Join Middle East Deal – The Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—President Trump met briefly on Friday with the Kuwaiti ruler’s son and afterward said the small Gulf Arab state would soon become the next country to normalize relations with Israel. Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti emir’s eldest son, didn’t speak to reporters, and the Kuwaiti Embassy in Washington didn’t immediately respond to a request […]

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Opinion: Struan Stevenson: Biden and Harris could imperil peace hopes in the Middle East

FOUR years of domestic and foreign policy muddle and confusion, conveyed directly from the Oval Office by Twitter, have been topped by President Trump’s chaotic handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The violent Black Lives Matter protests have further accentuated America’s growing divisions. American voters are now beginning to ponder the prospects of a Democrat in […]

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FSB Middle East And North Africa Group Discusses Economic And Financial Market Developments

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) Regional Consultative Group (RCG) for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) held its 18th meeting (virtually) today to discuss recent global and regional macroeconomic and financial market developments. Members exchanged views on the latest financial stability implications of COVID-19, as well as any medium- or long-term threats to regional […]

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Announcing SciFest All Access – The Ultimate Virtual STEM Resource for Global Youth

SciFest All Access – A Global STEM Inspiration Celebration. Credit: USA Science & Engineering Festival The Largest Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Event and Job Fair Premieres on September 26 During these trying times, the need for inspiring educational content is more important now than ever before.” — Marc Schulman, Executive Director of Science […]

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Afghanistan: COVID-19 emergency response – Middle East and Eastern Europe Regional Situation Report #13 – 17 September 2020

Situation Overview COVID-19 Cases: 543,439 COVID-19 Deaths: 15,953 After a decline in July, cases in the Middle East jumped back in August to average around 15,000 per day. Both Israel and Turkey are reporting over 1,500 new case per day. Iraq’s record 5,036 cases on 4 September keeps it at the centre of the regional […]

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