NBCUniversal says FIFA World Cup broadcasts were stolen in Middle East

NBCUniversal says FIFA World Cup broadcasts were stolen in Middle East

NBCUniversal says its broadcast of 2018 World Cup games have been illegally distributed in the Middle East and North Africa by a pirate streaming service called BeoutQ, which claims to be backed by Colombian, Cuban and Middle Eastern investors. NBC’s Telemundo unit, which holds the Spanish-language rights to the 2018 World Cup in the US, […]

Israeli ex-minister arrested for being Iranian agent, police say

Israeli ex-minister arrested for being Iranian agent, police say

Former Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin speaks with former energy minister Gonen Segev during a conference in Jerusalem (Reuters) Israel has arrested former energy minister Gonen Segev on suspicion of working as an Iranian agent, the Jewish state’s Shin Bet intelligence service announced on Monday. Segev, 62, was arrested last month after being extradited from […]

The New Middle East Arms Race Is Not What You Think

The New Middle East Arms Race Is Not What You Think

‘Tis the time’s plague when toy drones battle kamikaze kites. In the long, bloody Middle Eastern arms race, two new contenders have appeared. In the one corner is Hamas, which is so outgunned by Israel that it has resorted to launching flaming kites across the border to set Israeli farms ablaze. But the Israelis have […]

UN envoy in Yemen for emergency talks on Hodeidah crisis

UN envoy in Yemen for emergency talks on Hodeidah crisis

UN envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths disembarks at Sanaa international airport on Saturday (AFP) The UN envoy for Yemen held emergency talks in rebel-controlled capital Sanaa on Saturday over the key aid port of Hodeidah, where a regional coalition is battling Houthi rebel fighters. Martin Griffiths was believed to be pushing a deal for rebel […]

Hundreds from Utah National Guard’s aviation units head to the Middle East

Hundreds from Utah National Guard’s aviation units head to the Middle East

WEST JORDAN, Utah – More than 230 soldiers from one of the Utah National Guard’s aviation units left for the Middle East Friday. They will be supporting Operation Spartan Shield. “This is an extremely complex mission merging nine units from seven states,” said Lt. Col. Chad Koon, commander of the 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation. “We […]

Medical unit departs for Middle East

Medical unit departs for Middle East

Buy Photo Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger and Gov. Phil Scott watch as six Black Hawk helicopters take off for a deployment to the Middle East on June 14, 2018(Photo: JESS ALOE/FREE PRESS)Buy Photo SOUTH BURLINGTON — Six Vermont National Guard Black Hawk helicopters rose into the air at 9 a.m, Thursday. Then, with hundreds of […]

Dozens dead as Hodeidah offensive enters its second day

Dozens dead as Hodeidah offensive enters its second day

Pro-Yemeni government fighters backed by Emirati forces have already entered the al-Durayhimi district (AFP) Air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition targeted areas around Yemen’s rebel-held port of Hodeidah on Thursday, the rebels said, as an offensive to take the vital aid gateway entered its second day. Warplanes and battleships belonging to the Saudi-led coalition backing […]

NPR Jerusalem correspondent Daniel Estrin shares Middle East insights during trip home to St. Louis

NPR Jerusalem correspondent Daniel Estrin shares Middle East insights during trip home to St. Louis

Like other journalists based in Jerusalem and the region surrounding the ancient city, Daniel Estrin is often associated with one overarching, ongoing news headline: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He’s covered many of the latest developments within that continuing story during his time reporting in the Middle East. But there have been many other stories for him to tell […]

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