Queen Elizabeth witnessed the crumbling of British power in the Middle East | CNN

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Abu Dhabi CNN  —  When Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne in 1952, Britain was the dominant power in the Middle East and North Africa. It … Read more

Security situation in Crimea deteriorates for Moscow; pro-Russian breakaway region cozies up to North Korea

Ukrainian Emergency Ministry conduct nuclear catastrophe exercise in the city of Zaporizhzhia Ukraine’s Emergency Ministry conducts a nuclear catastrophe exercise in Zaporizhzhia in case of a potential accident at the city’s nuclear power plant. Ukraine remains deeply scarred by the 1986 Chornobyl nuclear catastrophe when a Soviet-era reactor exploded and spewed radiation into the atmosphere … Read more