Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) is planning to withdraw eight Tornado GR4s used in operations in Syrian and Iraqi skies, the Daily Mail reported. Six Typhoon jets and up to 10 MQ-9 Reaper drones will remain stationed in the Middle East region. Initially, the RAF was planning to replace the ageing Tornados with newer jets in March 2019, but according to the Daily Mail, citing an anonymous source in the British defence forces, the withdrawal of the US from Syria has made them change their minds. Additionally, the remaining Typhoons are scheduled for an upgrade allowing them to deploy bunker buster Storm Shadow and Brimstone air-to-ground missiles. © AP Photo / Lt. j.g. Matthew Daniels/U.S. NavyNew Chemical Weapons Provocation Will Serve as Pretext for US', Allies' Strike on Syria - Russian MoD The upgrade is reportedly aimed at preparing the jets to conduct airstrikes against targets … [Read more...] about UK Royal Air Force to Reduce Presence in Syria, Iraq – Report
Skirting the first political scandal of his new presidency, far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro will tout a "new Brazil" when he addresses the world's business elite in Davos. The president of Latin America's biggest economy is giving the keynote address at this year's World Economic Forum on Tuesday, where warnings are mounting of the dangers of a growth slowdown and yawning inequality. The WEF week features an eclectic lineup of discussions devoted to issues such as mindful parenting in the digital age, chronic loneliness and harnessing artificial intelligence without destroying jobs. How will Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro impact the world? (2:14) It is expected to draw some 3,000 political and business figures, as well as government leaders from 65 countries. US President Donald Trump, along with the leaders of the United Kingdom, France and Zimbabwe, have had to stay away from the posh Swiss ski resort as they fight political fires back home. "This year, Davos is defined … [Read more...] about Bolsonaro to promote ‘new Brazil’ at Davos
Many of the world's most influential leaders are gathering in Davos, Switzerland for the annual World Economic Forum. This year's theme is globalisation, but there are several who are not attending. US President Donald Trump, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, and France's Emmanuel Macron are all dealing with pressing domestic issues at home. China's cooling economy is likely to be high on the agenda. This has made worse by its recent ongoing trade war with the United States, while the IMF warns this could lead to a global economic slowdown. Probably the biggest guest missing at the summit this year is Donald Trump. Al Jazeera's James Bays reports on what it will mean for this year's meeting. … [Read more...] about What will Trump’s absence mean for Davos summit?
French diplomats are alarmed by the withdrawal of US troops from Syria, Le Figaro reported, citing high-ranking officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. READ MORE: France Reveals Terms of Its Withdrawal From Syria According to the French media outlet, France has been losing political leverage in Syria from the very onset of the crisis, and US President Donald Trump’s decision to bring the troops back home may have dealt a fatal blow to Paris’ diplomatic capabilities. On the other hand, diplomats are not losing heart: since Trump’s announcement, the French authorities have been trying to talk the US president out of the pull-out or, at least, to put it on hold, the newspaper claims. © AP Photo / Hussein MallaMacron: France to Keep Military Presence in Syria-Iraq Region Over Next Year to Battle DaeshParis has been providing an array of reasons to halt the … [Read more...] about France Reportedly Concerned Over Losing Only ‘Trump Card’ in Syria
BBJ Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 10:00 Hungarian fine-dining series the Globalist Kitchen is presenting an outstanding figure of the Middle Eastern cuisine, Anissa Helou at its next event, according to globalistakonyha.com. Anissa Helou Helou will cook hummus, mujaddara and tabbouleh for mezze, marinated lamb with Emirati biryani for the main dish and baklava for dessert. Her cuisine gives a deeper insight not only into the Arab world and the north Mediterranean but Asia and Africa as well, telling a story of migration, communication, conquest and the influence of these on eating habits. She is one of the most influential women in the Arabic word; she stars in many English and American cooking shows and in 2018 she published her new, ninth cooking book, entitled “Feast”. The book was listed among 2018’s best cookbooks by New Yorker Magazine. Helou cooks from January 24-25 at 9 p.m. at Bazaar Eclectica. Entrance is HUF 18,900. Tickets are available from … [Read more...] about Middle East dining with Anissa Helou at Globalist Kitchen