IMF finds out what hinders Middle East economy

Political uncertainty and volatile oil prices are hindering economic growth in the Middle East this year, but trends should reverse next year, according to a new report released Monday by the International Monetary Fund, Charlotte Observer …

'Arab NATO' discussed in Washington

The United States hosted consultations on the political and security pillars of the Middle East Strategic Alliance, also known as the 'Arab NATO', in Washington yesterday.  Senior officials from Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, …

Bahrain resumes work at embassy in Damascus

Bahrain resumed operations at its embassy in Syria, which has been shut since 2011. Bahrain’s Foreign Ministry said the reopening of the embassy affirms the importance of continued relations with Syria.  In a …

Tehran condemns Trump's visit to Iraq

U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Iraq was a disrespect for the country's national sovereignty, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said. "Despite countless …