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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The head of the United Nations agency that has supported Palestinian refugees for seven decades hit back on Thursday at a U.S. proposal to have host countries..
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Here's the latest for Thursday May 23rd: Violent tornado hits Jefferson City, Missouri; Evacuations in Oklahoma due to floods; Pentagon has plans for more troops..
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The U.S. Department of Defense is considering a U.S. military request to send about 5,000 additional troops to the Middle East amid increasing tensions with..
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The U.S. Department of Defense is considering a U.S. military request to send about 5,000 additional troops to the Middle East amid increasing tensions with..
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Several Arab states have reportedly begun exerting pressure on the Palestinians to agree to participate in June’s workshop in Bahrain, where the U.S. is..
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A key architect of the long-awaited U.S. plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace is warning that "nothing can be meaningfully fixed" until..
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Teenager's friend warned of radicalisation and urged parents to seize teenager's passport and stop him leaving UK
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John Walker Lindh, a Californian captured in the Middle East, has served 17 years of a 20-year sentence for supporting the Taliban regime.
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Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday that top administration officials told senators in a briefing the recent attacks on shipping and a..
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Iraq will send delegations to Washington and Tehran to help "halt tension" amid fears of a confrontation between the United States and Iran in the Middle East,..
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WASHINGTON — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Tuesday defended the Pentagon’s decision to deploy more ships and bombers to the Middle East in..
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Palestinian business leaders on Tuesday rebuffed U.S. plans for an economic conference in Bahrain that has become the spearhead of President Donald Trump's..
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Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday that while threats from Iran in the Middle East remained high, deterrence measures taken by the..
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Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday that while the threats from Iran in the Middle East remained high, deterrence measures taken by..
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Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday that while the threat from Iran in the region remains high, the potential for attacks on Americans..
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Iraq will send delegations to Washington and Tehran to help "halt tension" amid fears of a confrontation between the United States and Iran in the Middle East,..
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President Donald Trump warned on Monday Iran would be met with "great force" if it attacked U.S. interests in the Middle East, and government sources said..
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday Iran would be met with "great force" if it attempted anything against U.S. interests in the Middle East, adding that..
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Senator Lindsey Graham has warned of an "overwhelming" military response to any Iranian actions against US interests A US senator close to President Donald Trump..
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U.S. President Donald Trump issued a new threat to Tehran on Sunday, tweeting that a conflict would be the "official end" of Iran, as Saudi Arabia warned it..
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U.S. President Donald Trump issued a new threat to Tehran on Sunday, tweeting that a conflict would be the "official end" of Iran, as Saudi Arabia warned it..
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BEIJING (AP) — Iran's foreign minister held talks with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing on Friday amid heightened Middle East tensions and efforts by Tehran..
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The United Arab Emirates, though a prominent foe of Iran in the Middle East's power struggles, has tempered its reaction to attacks on oil tankers off its coast..
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for..
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The comedian Ahmed Ahmed poked fun at negative stereotypes of Middle Eastern people. An audience member lodged an anonymous complaint.
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U.S. President Donald Trump discussed crises in the Middle East and Venezuela during a meeting on Thursday with Switzerland President Ueli Maurer, a White House..
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Britain's foreign office has adapted its London staffing relating to Iran, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokeswoman said on Thursday, after the United States..
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The White House's sudden moves in the Mideast sparked alarm from Congress on Wednesday as key Democrats warned President Donald Trump off war with Iran and..
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The State Department is pulling some staff from the embassy in Baghdad as tensions with Iran escalate across the Mideast. CBS News State Department reporter..
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The Associated Press reports the editor of a Saudi newspaper has written a story urging Palestinians to keep an open mind toward a Mideast plan being devised by..
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President Trump is struggling to present a unified message on Iran as a military official undercut the basis for his more confrontational strategy.
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A senior Iranian official said on Wednesday that Tehran was ready for all scenarios from "confrontation to diplomacy" but the United States could not afford..
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DUBAI: Iran's supreme leader issued a veiled threat in the same speech in which he stated that "no one is seeking war," saying it wouldn't be difficult for the..
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Iranian forces are "escalating their activity" in the Middle East The US State Department on Wednesday ordered all..
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A senior Iranian official said on Wednesday that Tehran is ready for all scenarios from "confrontation to diplomacy", but the United States cannot afford another..
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President Trump said there is no plan to send up to 120,000 U.S. troops to the Middle East in the event there are attacks on American soldiers. David Martin..
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Trump dismissed a report that his administration is planning to send 120,000 troops to the Middle East to address Iran, but then issued a new threat.
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Sanders posted a live video in reaction to a report that the Trump administration is reviewing a plan that could send up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East
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The New York Times reports Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan has prepared a plan to send 120,000 troops to the Middle East if Iran were to attack the..
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President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied a New York Times report that U.S. officials were discussing a military plan to send up to 120,000 troops to the Middle..
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President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied a New York Times report that U.S. officials were discussing a military plan to send up to 120,000 troops to the Middle..
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U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia John Abizaid has a message for anyone responsible for the attacks on oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates:..
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At a meeting of President Donald Trump’s top national security aides last Thursday, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan presented an updated military..
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The assaults marked the latest incidents challenging Mideast security after the alleged sabotage of oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates earlier..
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The top U.S. defense official has presented an updated military plan to President Donald Trump's administration that envisions sending up to 120,000 troops to..
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