Officials from Middle East, Europe arrive in Lebanon as country braces for protest

Public fury over this week’s massive explosion in Beirut took a new turn Saturday night as protesters stormed government institutions and clashed for hours with security forces, who responded with heavy volleys of tear gas and rubber bullets. Read more: Lebanon officials long warned of Beirut port’s chemical explosives: documents One police officer was killed […]

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Headline bags Barr’s ‘ambitious’ Middle East history in six-way auction

Published August 7, 2020 by Katherine Cowdrey Headline has acquired an “ambitious” work centred on conflict in the Middle East by historian and author James Barr in a “heated” six-way auction…. Headline has acquired an “ambitious” work centred on conflict in the Middle East by historian and author James Barr in a “heated” six-way auction. Publisher for Non Fiction Iain […]

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The rise of the Middle Kingdom in the Middle East: China’s Belt and Road Initiative

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) stands as the most prominent example of the pivotal shift in Chinese foreign policy from Deng Xiaoping’s “bide and hide” philosophy to the current ambitious endeavours. The BRI is a titanic project focused on increasing connectivity by opening up avenues for diplomatic and economic activity, thereby cementing trade and […]

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