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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On his first trip to Beirut this week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be walking a fine line between continuing support for Lebanon’s institutions..
8 hours ago • WorldNews
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) will meet this week in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, seen here at a Middle East peace..
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Several were from the Middle East or South Asia, according to reports from governments
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DUBAI (Reuters) - Middle Eastern carrier flydubai said on Thursday the Boeing 737 MAX, grounded after two fatal crashes in five months, remained integral to its..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 4 days ago

Exxon Mobil Corp is considering exploring for oil and gas in Israel, said a person with direct knowledge of the matter, in what would make Exxon the first oil..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was confronted by two of the most senior US government officials for mixing his personal interests with US foreign..
5 days ago • WorldNews
America's new ambassador to Australia is working out what role he will play in managing relations between the military allies on engagements in the Middle East.
Credit: SBS - Published 6 days ago

North Korea has broken United Nations sanctions with a "massive" increase of oil imports and coal exports, a U.N. report has found, CNN reports. The 400-page..
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CBS News foreign correspondent Charlie D'Agata reflects on his time reporting for "CBSN On Assigment." In his reporter's notebook, D'Agata discusses ISIS'..
Credit: CBS News - Published 6 days ago

Five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council called on the Houthi Rebels and Saudi-led coalition to implement a peace deal in the key port city..
6 days ago • WorldNews
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House senior advisers Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt discussed Middle..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 1 week ago

By Alexander Cornwell and Tim Hepher DUBAI/PARIS (Reuters) - Airlines from North America to the Middle East kept flying the 737 MAX 8 on Monday after Boeing said..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 1 week ago

March 15th marks 8 years of civil war in Syria. Jasmine El-Gamal, a senior fellow at The Atlantic Council and former Middle East adviser for the Pentagon, joins..
Credit: CBS News - Published 1 week ago

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House senior advisers Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt discussed Middle East peace prospects with Jordan's King..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani condemned U.S. military intervention in the Middle East on Monday as he began a first official visit to Iraq, meant to bolster..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

The leading Democratic candidates have largely broken with consensus-driven politics and embraced progressive ideas on health care, taxes, the environment and..
Credit: NYTimes.com - Published 1 week ago

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