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 …

Egyptian police kill two Brotherhood members in firefight

  Egyptian police killed two members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood during a raid on a Cairo apartment, the Interior Ministry said today. Senior leader Mohamed Kamal, head of the group’s armed wing, and Brotherhood member Yasser Shehata were reportedly killed in a firefight in the Bassateen neighborhood late Monday. SOURCE: AL-MONITOR

The Compulsion of Water Cooperation

The Levant News — By Danilo Turk and Sundeep Waslekar — Since last September when the United Nations declared water as a sustainable development goal, a number of countries have intensified efforts to promote water cooperation with their neighbouring countries. The Middle East is missing in this action. For decades, Iraq, Syria and Turkey negotiated …