FACT CHECK: Trump gets his Mideast history wrong – Fox News

WASHINGTON –  Donald Trump on Monday painted the Middle East as an oasis of stability before Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, arguing that she and President Barack Obama “launched” the Islamic State group onto the world. In trying to outline how he would defeat the threat, Trump himself launched several other false […]

Charles Krauthammer: Russia, Iran now run Mideast – East Bay Times

This week Russian bombers flew out of Iranian air bases to attack rebel positions in Syria. The State Department pretended not to be surprised. It should be. It should be alarmed. Iran’s intensely nationalistic revolutionary regime had never permitted foreign forces to operate from its soil. Until now. The reordering of the Middle East is […]

MIDEAST STOCKS-Petchems boost Saudi but markets mostly sluggish – Reuters

DUBAI Aug 21 Petrochemical shares boosted Saudi Arabia’s stock market early on Sunday on the back of strong oil prices but most share markets in the Gulf were barely changed. The main Saudi equities index edged up 0.2 percent in the first half-hour as petrochemical blue chip Saudi Basic Industries climbed 1.2 percent to 84.50 […]

‘Netanyahu among Obama’s deepest disappointments concerning Mideast leaders’ – Jerusalem Post Israel News

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “in his own category” among US President Barack Obama’s deepest disappointments concerning Middle East leaders, journalist Jeffrey Goldberg wrote in a sprawling feature on Obama’s foreign policy doctrine published in the Atlantic on Thursday. Goldberg, who is considered close to Obama, said that the US president has […]

Some observers predict Obama will make an 11th-hour push for Mideast peace – Washington Post

Last-minute initiatives for Mideast peace are becoming a bit of a tradition for American presidents. In December 1988, President Ronald Reagan’s secretary of state, George P. Shultz, opened direct talks with the Palestine Liberation Organization, angering the Israeli government. As late as January 2001, his last month in office, President Bill Clinton was willing to […]

VP Biden Meets With Jordan’s King Abdullah, Key Mideast Ally – ABC News

Vice President Joe Biden held talks Thursday with Jordan’s King Abdullah II, a key U.S. military ally in the region, including in the battle against Islamic State extremists. Washington has scaled up military aid to Jordan in recent months in line with the kingdom’s central role in the fight against IS, which controls large areas […]

Obama Seeks to Pave Way to Mideast Deal After He Leaves Office – New York Times

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Harold H. Saunders, Mideast Peace Broker, Dies at 85 – New York Times

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The Many Mideast Solutions – New York Times

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