Middle East

Region that encompasses Western Asia and Egypt

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The Middle East is a transcontinental region centered on Western Asia, Turkey, and Egypt. Saudi Arabia is geographically the largest Middle Eastern nation while Bahrain is the smallest. The corresponding adjective is Middle Eastern and the derived noun is Middle Easterner. The term has come into wider usage as a replacement of the term Near East beginning in the early 20th century.

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Bengaluru — Gold eased on Friday as investors booked profits after prices raced past $1,450 an ounce to hit a six-year peak, but Middle East tensions and..
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Iran's military said it has not lost any drones, after President Trump said a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone in a defensive action. This comes as the..
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The United States is struggling to win its allies' support for an initiative to heighten surveillance of vital Middle East oil shipping lanes because of fears it..
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TOKYO: Oil prices rose more than 1 per cent on Friday after the US Navy destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz, a major chokepoint for global crude..
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Tensions continue to rise with Iran after a U.S. warship shot down an Iranian drone. So is America headed to war in the Middle East? "Face the Nation" moderator..
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US Central Command chief Kenneth McKenzie pledged Thursday to work "aggressively" to ensure maritime safety in strategic Gulf waters after a spate of attacks..
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces a tough diplomatic challenge from an expected U.S. request to send its navy to join a military coalition to safeguard..
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BEIRUT - On a beach in northern Lebanon, men and women swim in the Mediterranean's warm blue waters close to a sewage outlet, while children play in sand that is..
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The increased use of drones by Iran and its allies for surveillance and attacks across the Middle East is raising alarms in Washington.
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African people are more than twice as likely to be refused a UK visa as applicants from other parts of the world, according to new research which raises concerns..
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Tehran has clarified a remark made by its foreign minister, stating that the US ending weapon sales to the Middle East would be a purely hypothetical scenario in..
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Top commander in Mideast tells CBS News keeping ships safe is not just America's job, as he tries to convince allies to send warships to counter Iran
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Shippers trying to minimize time in the Middle East after oil tanker attacks pushed up insurance costs are scaling back purchases of marine fuels from the United..
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Shippers trying to minimize time in the Middle East after oil tanker attacks pushed up insurance costs are scaling back purchases of marine fuels from the United..
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The top U.S. military commander for the Middle East boarded his plane for a trip to the Persian Gulf just as news was breaking that Iran seized an oil tanker...
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DUBAI/LONDON - The United Arab Emirates' state-run ADNOC, long seen as one of the most conservative oil firms in the Middle East, plans an overhaul for its..
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It’s always the oil. While President Trump was hobnobbing with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the G-20 summit in Japan, brushing off a recent U.N...
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French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday he would speak to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Russia's Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump this..
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The Pakistan airspace closure has not only impacted airlines as they are forced to fly longer routes and burn more fuel, but on ground, it has hit transit..
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The European Union fully backs Iraq's efforts to de-escalate growing tensions between the United States and Iran because conflict will have dire consequences for..
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More than 30 countries have signed a letter defending China's treatment of Uighur Muslims in the Xinjiang region in response to Western criticism. Ambassadors of..
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Britain is sending another warship to the Persian Gulf in the wake of threats to commercial shipping from Iran. The Type 45 frigate HMS Duncan is to sail to..
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Britain is sending another warship to the Persian Gulf in the wake of threats to commercial shipping from Iran.
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It is the size of a small suitcase and can be placed discreetly in the back of a car. When the device is powered up, it begins secretly monitoring hundreds of..
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Three Iranian vessels tried to block a British-owned tanker passing through the strait that controls the flow of Middle East oil to the world, but backed off..
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