Tag: Middle East

Camp Liberty: Left at the mercy of a murderous regime

In Camp Liberty, Iraq, there are approximately 3,000 Iranian exiles living in a sparse temporary encampment. Members of the main Iranian opposition, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), most left Iran as a last resort to Camp Ashraf and later to Camp Liberty. They are fighting against a brutal dictatorship that stole the Iranian revolution in 1979.


Bridgewater College to honor five alums during Alumni Weekend

Five Bridgewater College alumni will be honored as part of the college’s annual Alumni Weekend celebration April 11 – 13.


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Walid Phares: Obama’s greatest mistake

The Obama administration, in its first and second terms, has committed strategic mistakes in the Middle East which will undermine U.S. national and security interests for many years, even under subsequent administrations after 2016.


Analysis: Facing the facts on the Iran agreement

John Adams once remarked, “Facts are stubborn things.” Since the P5+1 Joint Plan of Action on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program was signed in Geneva in November, the White House has encountered two difficult truths about the Iranian regime.


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Gov. Terry McAuliffe announces 70 new jobs for Henrico County

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced today that Ireland-based Anord Control Systems Ltd., a leading provider of critical power infrastructure to the global data center industry, will invest $950,000 to establish its first U.S. operation, Anord Critical Power Inc., in Henrico County.


Sen. Tim Kaine meets with U.S. troops in Egypt

On the final day of a week-long tour across the Middle East, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine visited the Multinational Forces and Observers Mission (MFO) South Camp in Sharm el Sheik and met with *servicemembers from Virginia.


Majeed Mohades: It’s time for America to take action

With the advent of cutting edge technology, electronic commerce has undergone drastic changes in the past several years. A slew of popular and user-friendly payment systems are making consumers less dependent on cash.


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Tim Kaine statement on Egypt

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, released the following statement on the State Department’s announcement regarding U.S. assistance to Egypt.


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AAA: Gas prices fall as fall arrives

Gas prices, like autumn leaves, have been falling for the past few weeks. The downward trend is welcome news to motorists who have settled into their post-summer driving routines.


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Kaine discusses first Middle East trip

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, discussed on Monday his first overseas congressional delegation visit to Afghanistan, Jordan, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Germany.


Warner visits Middle East

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner said Wednesday that his Memorial Day recess travels to the Middle East have revealed both “dramatic transformation” and “serious challenges ” for the region


Kerry C. Kachejian: The dilemma over rebuilding the Middle East and North Africa

The “Arab Spring” that is sweeping the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is still running its course. Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Morocco, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain and Iran have all showed signs of revolution – whether peaceful or not. And how should the US respond? Clearly, each country is unique and America’s approach needs to […]


Chris Graham: Middle East uprisings-A bad thing?

I’m having a hard time figuring this out – the notion that the popular uprisings against tyrannical regimes in the Middle East is a bad thing for the United States. Seriously, are we that set on how much a gallon of gas costs here? Apparently so. I mean, I can understand the concern – that […]