Middle East

    • Kushner unveils economic plan for Mideast peace

      Kushner unveils economic plan for Mideast peace

      The White House presented on Saturday a $50bn Middle East economic plan that would create a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighboring Arab state economies, and fund a $5bn transportation corridor to connect the West Bank and Gaza. The “peace to prosperity” plan, set to be fully unveiled by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner at an international conference in Bahrain next week, includes in particular 179 infrastructure and business projects, Reuters reports.

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    • White House to invest more in Middle East

      White House to invest more in Middle East

      The White House announced Sunday afternoon the first part of its Middle East peace proposal, what officials are calling an economic "workshop" aimed at encouraging capital investments in the West Bank, Gaza, and the region, CNN reported, citing a senior administration official.

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    • Pompeo heads to Middle East to fortify US alliances

      Pompeo heads to Middle East to fortify US alliances

      US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit eight Middle East capitals, starting 8 January, in an effort to fortify crucial alliances in regions strained by the Yemen war, US plans to exit Syria and the murder of the Washington Post journalist journalist Jamal Khashoggi. More specifically. Pompeo will head to Amman, Cairo, Manama, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Riyadh, Muscat, and finally Kuwait City, as the State Department announced few days ago.  During the eight-day trip a stop in Baghdad is also possible, though the information is not confirmed by the State Department.

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