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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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..
Credit: Reuters - Published 10 hours ago

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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..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 2 days ago

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..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

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..
3 days ago • WorldNews
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..
4 days ago • WorldNews
Britain is sending another warship to the Persian Gulf in the wake of threats to commercial shipping from Iran.
Credit: Independent - Published 4 days ago

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..
4 days ago • WorldNews
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..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

A large scale survey looking at attitudes in the Middle East finds that 39% men in Iraq say they have been harassed.
Credit: BBC News - Published 5 days ago

This week, we're bringing you a special show all about hummus, a tasty spread made from ground chickpeas. Believe it or not, this dish is charged with cultural..
Credit: France 24 - Published 6 days ago

Defence officials are weighing up whether to back the United States in greater measures to safeguard freedom of navigation off Iran and Yemen.
Credit: SBS - Published 6 days ago

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tuesday that Israel’s fighter jets “can reach anywhere in the Middle East, including Iran,” in his latest comments..
6 days ago • WorldNews
The United States will keep increasing pressure on Iran until it abandons its pursuit of nuclear weapons and ceases its violent activities in the Middle East,..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

The British government applied to continue arms sales to Saudi Arabia even though the Court of Appeal issued a ruling which called the sales unlawful on Monday,..
1 week ago • WorldNews
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday that the United States is prepared to protect U.S. personnel and citizens in the Middle East as tensions build with..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Germany on Monday rejected demands by the United States to deploy ground troops in Syria, a stance likely to anger President Donald Trump who wants Chancellor..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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