We have no other option but to “reignite development” in the region: Mohammed bin Rashid

The Levant News – Last week, H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai, spent an hour answering questions from the Arab world at the World Government Summit. He said he believes that we have no other option but to “reignite development” in the region. Why?  Well, he noted that only 20,000 books are printed …

The forgotten shipwreck

By Stephen Grey and Amina Ismail for REUTERS — NEW LIVES: Migrants wait on the dock in Augusta, Sicily, after being rescued. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello Millions of people, billions of dollars – and Europe’s struggle to cope The Migration Machine RESCUED: Italian police carry migrants to safety, leaving their leaky boat to drift. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi STRANDED: Border controls stopped …

Donald Trump and the Middle East

The Levant News Exclusive – By Geoffrey Cook* — Donald Trump is a disaster for the American Republic domestically and for U.S. and foreign Muslims and others in the Arab world especially. During his campaign, a central point of his proposed policy was that no new Islamic people would be permitted to enter the U.S. …

Confusion over Trump’s first talks with foreign leader

By Alistair Bell and Ginger Gibson for Reuters | WASHINGTON | One day before U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s first meeting with a foreign leader, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japanese officials said they had not finalized when or where in New York it would take place, who would be invited, or in some cases whom …