middle east

Rep. Ashford opposed to nuclear agreement with Iran

Sep 9, 2015

Nebraska’s Second District Congressman says he’ll vote against a nuclear agreement with Iran.

Islamic extremism in the Middle East is among the topics that’ll be discussed at a forum in Omaha this Thursday.

Ongoing violence in Egypt, and upcoming international talks on Syria, are among the topics that’ll be discussed Thursday at this month’s Middle East Forum.

Sen. Fischer travels to Middle East

Jul 10, 2013

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer says members of the Armed Services Committee had “blunt, honest conversations” during a recent mission to the Middle East.

Four former U.S. Ambassadors to the Middle East and North Africa say the signs of a revolution were in place before the Arab Spring began in 2010.

President Obama’s second term and foreign policy in the Middle East are among the topics that’ll be discussed at a forum Thursday in Omaha.

Recent events in Israel, Gaza, and Egypt are among the topics that’ll be discussed at a Middle East Forum this week in Omaha.

A forum Thursday at UNO seeks to provide perspective on the causes of continuing violence in the Middle East.

Sen. Nelson visits Egypt, Saudi Arabia

May 29, 2012

Nebraska’s senior U.S. Senator says Saudi Arabian officials have expressed interest in forming a partnership to address violence in Syria.

The U.S. and several other nations expelled Syrian diplomats Tuesday following the killings of 108 people, including 49 children, in Syria on Friday. Senator Ben Nelson is in Saudi Arabia meeting with King Abdullah and business leaders there. Nelson says Saudi officials want to be part of a group of nations that addresses the ongoing violence in Syria.

One year later, a look back at the Arab Spring

Apr 13, 2012

A day-long workshop Sunday at UNO focuses on events in the Middle East in the year since the so-called Arab Spring.

Arab Spring refers to the uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and other Middle East nations. It led to the overthrow of longtime dictators, and transitions to new governments. Workshops at Sunday’s conference will focus on Israel and Palestine, Iran, North Africa, and Egypt.