Tag: Middle East

Iran Is Crushing Freedom One Country at a Time

Having covered the Middle East my entire adult life, I’m seeing some trends emerging there that I’ve never seen before. One is from the streets of Beirut to the streets of Baghdad to streets all across Iran, Middle Easterners are demanding to be treated as citizens with rights, and not just members of a sect […]

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Saudi Arabia Embraces Western Sports to Rehabilitate Global Image

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — On Halloween, as two female WWE wrestlers battled inside a roaring King Fahd International Stadium, Najla Ibrahim stood with a hand on her heart and another in the air, capturing the moment with her smartphone. For years, the nurse from Riyadh followed wrestling from afar and yearned for the day when […]

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Tesla Cybertruck Police Cruiser Will Fight Crime In Dubai

From the Porsche 918 to the Lamborghini Aventador and Bugatti Veyron, the Dubai police department has some of the most impressive patrol cars on the planet. The lineup is about to get bigger, as they just announced that the Tesla Cybertruck will be ready to serve and protect the streets of the city located in […]

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A New Pipeline Could Undo America’s Influence In Asia

By Simon Watkins, a former senior FX trader and salesman, financial journalist, and best-selling author. Originally published at OilPrice From the moment that the U.S. re-imposed sanctions in earnest on Iran late last year, Pakistan has been looking at ways to resuscitate a deal that had been agreed in principle before the U.S. unilaterally withdrew […]

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1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Woody Looks All Original But Hides 707 HP Hellcat V8

Plans to revive the Jeep Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer nameplate are still on track, but it may take a while before FCA releases a modern-day successor to the SUV. Until then, there are plenty of classic Wagoneers in the classifieds, and some of them pack a lot of muscle. Take this 1989 Grand Wagoneer, for example, which […]

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Safari 1975 Ferrari Dino 308 Off-Roader Was Clearly Not Approved By Maranello, But We Love It

When the Dino 308 GT4 came out in 1973, it marked a radical departure from the previous model as it adopted much more modern styling. Designed by Bertone’s Marcello Gandini, the wedge-shaped 308 GT4 was also Maranello’s first mid-engine 2+2 coupe. At first, it was sold under the Dino brand but from 1976 it earned […]

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Arab Thinkers Call to Abandon Boycotts and Engage With Israel

Boycotting Israel is a failure, and has only helped that country while damaging Arab nations that have long shunned the Jewish state, according to a small new group of liberal-minded Arab thinkers from across the Middle East who are pushing to engage with Israel on the theory that it would aid their societies and further […]

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And The Women’s World Car Of The Year Award Goes To… The Mazda3!

The Mazda3 has been declared the 2019 Women’s World Car of the Year. The compact model was voted by a panel of female jurors from 30 different countries, including two from the UK, who weighed in different factors such as aesthetic appearance, practicality, safety, environmental footprint and value for money. The big winner was announced […]

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GMC Debuts Sierra And Yukon Accessory Concepts In Dubai

GMC has two interesting accessory concept vehicles on display at the 2019 Dubai Motor Show that could become available in the near future. One thing is certain, though: both have been created with the Middle East customer in mind. The first one is a GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 featuring an additional trailer that turns the […]

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The E.P.A. and a Threat to Clean Air and Water

More from our inbox: ImageContaminated waste water flowing from the Lee Mountain mine near Rimini, Mont., into a retention pond last year.Credit…Matthew Brown/Associated Press To the Editor: Re “E.P.A. Plans Limit on Evidence Used for Health Rules” (front page, Nov. 12): I spent much of Friday studying a literature review on the effects of fine […]

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Trump’s Opposition to ‘Endless Wars’ Appeals to Those Who Fought Them

WASHINGTON — Tyler Wade was awarded the Purple Heart while serving in Afghanistan, and says he is “proud of everything” he did during his service. He also believes the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan were a mistake, as do a growing number of veterans — from retired generals to those who served across the enlisted […]

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The Oil Mystery Undermining An Aramco IPO

Lambert here: Hard to imagine buying an enormous store selling hard goods without taking a physical inventory, it is true. Over-simplified? By Kurt Cobb, a freelance writer and communications consultant who writes frequently about energy and environment. His work has also appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, Resilience, Le Monde Diplomatique, TalkMarkets, Investing.com, Business Insider […]

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How a Protest Movement Took Down Lebanon’s Prime Minister

Lebanon’s prime minister presented his resignation on Tuesday, bowing to demands by protestors who have paralyzed the country for 13 straight days. “I’ve been trying to find a way out and to listen to the people’s voices, and protect the country from security and economic perils,” Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said in a televised speech. […]

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Al-Baghdadi Raid Was a Victory Built on Factors Trump Derides

WASHINGTON — The death of the Islamic State’s leader in a daring nighttime raid vindicated the value of three traditional American strengths: robust alliances, faith in intelligence agencies and the projection of military power around the world. But President Trump has regularly derided the first two. And even as he claimed a significant national security […]

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