Investments by Qatar’s state-owned companies in Britain are the largest in western Europe: Shell, Barclays, the Shard, Harrods, Canary Wharf and 30 per cent shares in the London Stock Exchange will surely guarantee a lowering of the UK flag to half-mast when Hamad and Tamim die
The Israelis have never revealed their secret. Nor has the present Canadian Government, under the more politically neutral Justin Trudeau, restored the Canadian investigation report to its website
The 'official' record was 56.7C on 10 July 1913 at Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley, California, but many doubt that reading was accurate
Isis will gain from the anti-American mood post-coup because the Government – and much of the population – are convinced that the US was implicated in the attempt
There is a lack of humanist studies in the universities of the Arab world, and an absence of the texts which flourished in the very golden age which Islamists so often proclaim
Once considered one of the more liberal Arab monarchies, Bahrain is turning into a police state as vicious and arbitrary as Egypt
Professional weight lifter Sajad Gharibi, also known as the Persian Hercules, says he wants to become a soldier and plans to start training
There was confusion and muddle and serious miscalculations. Most of the big mistakes were made by politicians in London who got bees in their bonnet about the Middle East, ignored or excluded the experts, and, perhaps their most besetting sin, failed to think policy through
Officials said at least 40 vehicles were destroyed in the airstrikes
One Saudi businessman noted that the kingdom’s imports would be cheaper; so would purchases in London’s property market, the super-wealthy Arab bolt-hole for immensely rich Gulfies
“Above and below live civilians whom we have nothing against – a kind of human shield,” Eshel threatened. “And that is where the war will be. That is where we will have to fight in order to stop it and win. Whoever stays in these bases [sic] will simply be hit…”
Millions of Arabs are well aware that Palestinian officials speak daily to Israel military and political leaders, so why the focus on Amin Maalouf for speaking to Israeli i24 channel?
How a legendary bond trader from Salomon Brothers brokered a do-or-die deal that reshaped US-Saudi relations for generations.
The condition is prompting serious concerns from health officials
Israelis have grown less supportive of a two-state solution, and the generational difference is stark: teens and millennials are much more right-wing than their parents
Cutaneous leishmaniasis, a disease transmitted through sand flies causes horrible open sores as well as disfiguring skin lesions