Middle East

Turkey and US in Row Over Killings in Iraq

In a very unusual move, Turkey recalled its ambassador to Washington on Monday over a statement made by the United States regarding the recent killing of thirteen kidnapped Turks in the nation of Iraq. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared...

Powerful Film Portrays Devastation of Greek Community after Beirut Apocalypse

A new film by journalist George Eid, who is part of the Greek community of Beirut, Lebanon, portrays the devastating effects of the August 4, 2020 blast that occurred at the port of the city -- but also shows...

Mine Explosion Off Saudi Arabia Damages Greek-managed Tanker

An explosion from a floating mine has caused damage to an oil tanker which is managed by a Greek concern, in the Red Sea off Shuqaiq, Saudi Arabia. The mine, thought to be related to the ongoing hostilities in Yemen, damaged...

Israeli Foreign Ministry Expresses Full Diplomatic Solidarity with Greece

Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lior Haiat sent a cordial message to the nation of Greece on Friday via a Tweet, which read "Israel reiterates its full support and strong solidarity with Greece in its maritime zone and its opposition...

Saudi Arabia Calls for Complete Boycott of “Everything Turkish”

In a sign of greatly heightened tensions between the Arab world's greatest power and Turkey, Saudi Arabia on Tuesday called for a sweeping boycott of "everything Turkish" after a statement by Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized the policies...

Kuwaiti Leader Sheikh Sabah al-Sabah Dies at 91

The leader of Kuwait, Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who ruled the Gulf nation for the last 14 years, has passed away at the age of 91, according to an announcement released on Tuesday. Known for his attempts to...

Syrian City Lays Cornerstone for New Hagia Sophia Cathedral

In war-torn Syria, as citizens try to deal with an almost total breakdown of their society after their country served as a battleground for many opposing forces, Orthodox Christians have decided to build a replica of the Hagia Sophia...

Lady Sursock, Matriarch of Beirut Family, Dies of Blast Injuries

Yet another victim of the senseless explosion in Beirut caused by the improper storage of seized ammonium nitrate, Lady Yvonne Sursock Cochrane passed away on Monday from injuries sustained in the blast. The oldest living member of the aristocratic Sursock...

Greek Startup Sold for $360 Million in One of the Biggest Deals of its Kind

Greek-run startup InstaShop, a grocery delivery service operating in the Middle East and North Africa, was purchased by German food delivery service Delivery Hero in a record breaking deal of $360 million. The sum is made up of a $270...

Lebanon To Go Into Coronavirus Lockdown for Two Weeks

  The beleaguered nation of Lebanon must be put into lockdown for two weeks because of the huge spike in the number of coronavirus infections in the country, according to a statement from the caretaker health minister on Monday. After half...