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Why the Patriot Missile Might Fail America's Military

It turns out that history does repeat itself. The news that the Patriot anti-missile system failed to shoot down a Scud in Saudi Arabia is in …

Saudi Arabia

Obsession With Iran Is Driving the Mideast and the U.S. Crazy

If there is a common denominator explaining so many recent events in the Middle East — actions by Saudi Arabia, the U.S., Syria, Israel and Yemen — it can be expressed in one word: Iran. Everyone has Iran’s growing power and influence in the region on the mind — including Iran — and that obsession …

Saudi Arabia

The Drama Over ‘Rexit’ is All About Iran

If you ask people around Washington about Rex Tillerson’s future, a preponderance of them will claim that his days as secretary of state are …

US missile defenses fired 5 shots at an incoming target — and it looks as if they all missed

In late November, a missile fired by Iran-backed Houthi militants in Yemen came streaking through the sky toward the airport in Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh.<p>The Saudis spotted the incoming fire and shot off five missile interceptors from a US-supplied missile defense system to stop the threat, …

Where do Lebanon's Christians stand on Hezbollah?

Lebanese President Michel Aoun and most Lebanese Christians did not join Saudi Arabia's campaign against Hezbollah.<p>One of the remarkable aspects of the latest commotion in Lebanon - the now suspended "Riyad resignation" of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri - was the national unity displayed.<p>"Let …

Saudi Arabia

Israel and the US are trying to prevent publication of a 'blacklist' of companies doing business in the West Bank

JERUSALEM (AP) — Weeks ahead of the expected completion of a U.N. database of companies that operate in Israel's West Bank settlements, Israel and the Trump Administration are working feverishly to prevent its publication.<p>While Israel is usually quick to brush off U.N. criticism, officials say they …

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Yemen Is in Chaos (and America Is Making It Worse)

The real roots of the current conflict in Yemen are fundamentally connected to Saudi Arabia’s systematic proselytization of Salafism, a puritanical …

Iran warns Europe: We will increase strike range to include you if Tehran threatened

Top Iranian military general insists Iran's decision not to increase strike range beyond 2,000km is due to "strategic doctrine" and not inability.<p>A …

A 30-year-old law that Ronald Reagan hated could end Trump's Middle East peace push before it starts

Three decades after US president Ronald Reagan criticized an anti-Palestinian law as an overreach by Congress into the executive branch's ability to conduct diplomacy, the same legislation now imperils yet-unborn peace talks under the Trump administration.<p>On Friday the State Department informed the …

How Israel and Saudi Arabia Conspire to Seize Control of the Middle East? | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>The recent leak of a classified Israeli Foreign Ministry cable sent to all Israeli diplomatic facilities worldwide points to the subterfuge being</i> …

Will Backlash Against Prince Purge Begin Within Military?

Muhammad bin Salman, the 32-year-old crown prince of Saudi Arabia, has been called bold, brash, and even an anti-corruption crusader in the press …

Saudi Arabia has united with Israel against Iran – and a desert storm is brewing

Mass arrests are the Crown Prince’s opening salvo in a fight against corruption and an embrace of moderate Islam<p>Until last weekend, the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh’s exclusive Diplomatic Quarter was colloquially known as the Princes’ Hotel. It was a luxurious retreat from the heat, where royals could …

US urges UN action after Saudi blames Iran over missile

The United States has called on the United Nations to act against Iran after Saudi Arabia, a Washington ally, accused Tehran of "direct military aggression" through the Houthi rebels in Yemen.<p>Amid an escalating war of words, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pointed the finger on Tuesday to …

How Do You Prepare Your Kids For Entrepreneurship? Teach Them These 5 Lessons

Kids can start learning about entrepreneurship younger than you think.<p>It's hard for me to say if I would be the entrepreneur I am today, had I not tried my hand at selling cookies door to door when I was 4 years old, or held the responsibility of running the neighborhood paper route.<p>In fact, my …

Yemeni President Hadi 'under house arrest' in Riyadh

Officials tell AP ban prompted by enmity between Hadi and UAE, which is part of Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen war.<p>Saudi Arabia has barred Yemen's president, along with his sons, ministers and military officials, from returning home for months, Yemeni officials told The Associated Press.<p>The …

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We've entered the post-ISIS phase in the Middle East

<b>(CNN) —</b> Out of the blue, from an undisclosed location in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, 47-year old Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation Saturday afternoon.<p>Claiming to have been the target of an assassination plot (which his own security forces deny), he left little doubt as …

9 Free Apps You Didn't Know Your Small Business Needed

You'll be surprised at just how much of your business you can manage from your phone.<p>When you're starting out as a small company, prices can easily skyrocket in the search for experienced, knowledgeable employees. But with the flourishing enterprise app market, solutions may be right at your …

America's diplomatic vacuum in the Middle East sends its allies to Russia

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Donald Trump took the oath of office in January there were great expectations among many of America's allies in the Middle East that he would be an improvement on his predecessor, someone they'd felt had gone from showing them tepid support to middling neglect.<p>President Barack Obama …

Transparent Solar Cells Like This Could Deliver 40% of America's Power

Here's how they work.<p>Solar energy is off the charts. Not only is uptake skyrocketing, but solar is now the cheapest form of new energy in dozens of …

This Texas town offers hurricane relief — if your politics are right

By Kyle Swenson<p>Kyle Swenson<p>Reporter for Morning Mix<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Nearly two months after Hurricane Harvey socked the Texas coastline, residents are still in the early stages of the costly and complicated cleanup process. Now in one Houston suburb, residents hoping to receive aid to help relaunch …

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F.D.A. Approves Second Gene-Altering Treatment for Cancer

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the second in a radically new class of treatments that genetically reboot a patient’s own immune cells to kill cancer.<p>The new therapy, Yescarta, made by Kite Pharma, was approved for adults with aggressive forms of a blood cancer, non-Hodgkin’s …

WhatsApp adds live location sharing and keeps it secure

It’s now easier than ever to let your friends know exactly where you are. WhatsApp has added live location sharing to its mobile apps, and promises to keep it secure with end-to-end encryption.<p>How many times have you arranged to meet up with friends and then received the “where are you?” message? …

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US Homeland Security will start gathering social media information from all immigrants

The US Department of Homeland Security has amended its rules to require immigrants to disclose their social media accounts. The agency will now collect information including “social media handles, aliases, associated identifiable information, and search results” on immigrants, including permanent …

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

The Guardian view on Saudi Arabia: the seventh son rises | Editorial

A crackdown on dissent by the youngest heir apparent in Saudi history will not help the desert kingdom find a way out of an economic mess at home and misguided entanglements abroad<p>The ascension in June of Muhammed bin Salman as crown prince of Saudi Arabia was an instant Rorschach test for …

Louvre to open museum in Abu Dhabi

The famed Paris art museum's location in the United Arab Emirates will feature post-impressionist French art as well as Middle Eastern works from all …

Saudi Arabia gave Donald Trump 83 gifts including artwork of himself

Donald Trump made a statement of intent with his first foreign visit.<p>Breaking the recent presidential tradition of first heading to either Mexico or …

Abdulaziz Al Saud

Muslim volunteers spend Eid helping Houston hurricane recovery

When volunteers from Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA's youth group arrived to aid hurricane victims this week, they were welcomed by a cross-section of Texans, some of whom recognized them by name.<p>"You helped us two years ago," one elderly woman on the city's southwest side told them.<p>Texas is home …

Islam

How to rack up millions of frequent flyer miles without even flying

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>My husband Trent and I are just back from a dream vacation that we couldn’t possibly …

While America Ignores A Disease Bigger Than Zika, Its Victims Remain Invisible

Some 300,000 in the U.S. have it. Many are afraid to come forward.<p><i>This article is part of HuffPost’s</i> <i>Project Zero</i> <i>campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them.</i><p>LOS ANGELES ― Pancha sits in her cramped living room and scoops her two little dogs into her lap. They …