Israel / Middle East

Israel’s Government on Brink of Collapse as Another MK Bolts

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid’s government took a further serious hit on Thursday when another Member of Knesset said in a shock announcement she was quitting. That departure reduces the already teetering coalition to a minority in the Knesset.

The Associated Press

Two Decades After Iraq War Began, China Colonizes Iraq’s Oilfields

Twenty years after the United States invested blood and treasure in liberating Iraq from the rule of Saddam Hussein, China is attempting to lock up control of Iraq’s oilfields. The Western intervention in Iraq was denounced by critics as a “war for oil,” but in the end, the great authoritarian menace of the 21st Century is close to taking control of Iraq’s energy resources.

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2004 file photo, fires flare off the gas from crude oil at Iraq's oldest oil processing plant in the northern Iraqi town of Baba Gurgur, outside of Kirkuk, Iraq's Oil Ministry says Iraq has resumed exports from its oil fields around Kirkuk, one year …

Flying High: Dubai Airport Logs Busiest Quarter in Years

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest for international travel, reported on Thursday it handled over 13.6 million passengers in the first three months of 2022 — more than double last year’s number in a clear sign that a long-awaited travel revival has reached the global aviation hub.

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