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Middle East: Region that encompasses Western Asia and Egypt
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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Trump says Iran 'made a very big mistake' by shooting down drone

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said Iran made "a very big mistake" by shooting down a U.S. military drone that Tehran said was on a spy mission over its territory, in an incident that fanned..
Reuters - Published

Putin says U.S. attack on Iran would be a catastrophe

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that a U.S. military attack on Iran would be a catastrophe for the Middle East that would trigger a surge in violence and a possible refugee exodus.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Middle East

Trump Wants Iranian War, Iran Issues Warning [Video]Trump Wants Iranian War, Iran Issues Warning

The US could be on the brink of war with Iran after weeks of rising tensions. The US has sent bombers, an aircraft-carrier strike group, and more to the Middle East recently. The Iranian government has..

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Trump: Iran downing U.S. drone was 'big mistake' [Video]Trump: Iran downing U.S. drone was 'big mistake'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said Iran made “a very big mistake” by shooting down a U.S. military drone that Tehran said was on a spy mission over its territory, in an incident that..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:13Published

Trump Tells Iran Shooting Down Drone Was A 'Big Mistake' [Video]Trump Tells Iran Shooting Down Drone Was A 'Big Mistake'

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, US President Donald Trump said that Iran made 'a very big mistake' by shooting down a US military drone that Tehran claimed was on a spy mission over its..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

U.S. drone shoot down, an 'unprovoked attack' by Iran: Pentagon [Video]U.S. drone shoot down, an 'unprovoked attack' by Iran: Pentagon

Lt. General Joseph Guastella, commander of the U.S. Air Forces Central Command in Southwest Asia, says Iran shot down a U.S. military drone in international air space in what the Pentagon is calling an..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:21Published

Putin Says U.S. Attack On Iran Would Be A Catastrophe [Video]Putin Says U.S. Attack On Iran Would Be A Catastrophe

According to Reuters, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that a U.S. military attack on Iran would be a catastrophe for the Middle East that would trigger a surge in violence and a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Iran, U.S. In War Of Words After U.S. Drone Shot Down [Video]Iran, U.S. In War Of Words After U.S. Drone Shot Down

Iran on Thursday shot down a U.S. military drone it said was on a spy mission over its territory. But Washington said the aircraft was targeted in international air space in “an unprovoked attack”...

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Russia Tells U.S. To Stop Provoking Iran [Video]Russia Tells U.S. To Stop Provoking Iran

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told the United States to drop what it called provocative plans to deploy more troops to the Middle East and..

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Airbus fights back after shock Boeing order at Paris Air Show [Video]Airbus fights back after shock Boeing order at Paris Air Show

After Boeing won a shock order from British Airways owner IAG for its troubled 737 MAX jets, Airbus fought back Wednesday with more big sales of its own. Julian Satterthwaite reports on this year's..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

Trump Prepares U.S. For Conflict With Iran [Video]Trump Prepares U.S. For Conflict With Iran

Reuters reports President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the United States is well prepared to take on Iran if the conflict between Washington and Tehran further escalates. Tensions increased after the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Russia Warns U.S. To Stop Stoking Tensions, As Iran Says It Won't Wage War [Video]Russia Warns U.S. To Stop Stoking Tensions, As Iran Says It Won't Wage War

On Tuesday, President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran would not wage war with any nation, while Russia warned the United States to drop what it called provocative plans to deploy more troops to the..

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Rouhani: Iran Will Not Wage War Against Any Nation [Video]Rouhani: Iran Will Not Wage War Against Any Nation

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday Iran will not wage war against any nation. This comes a day after the United States announced the deployment of more troops to the Middle East amid..

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Russia Warns U.S. To Stop Provoking Iran [Video]Russia Warns U.S. To Stop Provoking Iran

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Russia warned the United States to drop what it called provocative plans to deploy more troops in the Middle East and to cease provoking a war with Iran...

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Iran Says It Refuses To Wage War As U.S. Deploys More Troops To Middle East [Video]Iran Says It Refuses To Wage War As U.S. Deploys More Troops To Middle East

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran would not wage war with any nation, sounded a note of restraint after the United States announced increased troop..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:55Published

U.S. to send more troops to the Middle East [Video]U.S. to send more troops to the Middle East

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were defensive purposes, citing concerns about a threat..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:17Published

China Warns The US On Building Tension With Iran [Video]China Warns The US On Building Tension With Iran

The Chinese government’s top diplomat denounced U.S. pressure on Iran. According to Reuters, China warned the U.S. it shouldn’t open a “Pandora’s Box” in the Middle East. The situation..

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Pompeo Says The US Wants To Avoid War With Iran [Video]Pompeo Says The US Wants To Avoid War With Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. doesn’t want to go to war with Iran. According to Reuters, he said the country will take whatever action necessary. Pompeo said they want to guarantee..

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Asian Shares Wobble On Trade, Political Tensions [Video]Asian Shares Wobble On Trade, Political Tensions

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares got off to a shaky start on Monday as investors were cautious ahead of a closely-watched Federal Reserve meeting, while political tensions in the Middle East and Hong..

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Pope Urges Restraint In Gulf After Tanker Attacks [Video]Pope Urges Restraint In Gulf After Tanker Attacks

According to Reuters, Pope Francis called for restraint and a lowering of tensions in the Middle East on Sunday following attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman that have raised fears of a..

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Pope says following with concern increase of tensions in Persian gulf [Video]Pope says following with concern increase of tensions in Persian gulf

The pontiff has urged the international community to use 'diplomatic tools' to solve the recent conflict in the Middle East over the attack on two oil tankers, which the U.S, blamed on Iran. Rough cut..

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Shanahan says oil tanker attacks, an 'international situation' [Video]Shanahan says oil tanker attacks, an 'international situation'

U.S. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said on Friday that this week's attacks on two oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, is 'an international situation' in the Middle East 'not a U.S...

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Iran's Rouhani Says U.S. Actions Threaten Middle East Stability [Video]Iran's Rouhani Says U.S. Actions Threaten Middle East Stability

According to Reuters, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the leaders of a China-led security bloc said that U.S. actions pose a serious threat to stability in the Middle East. The United States..

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How is Disney’s remake of Aladdin good news for the Middle East? [Video]How is Disney’s remake of Aladdin good news for the Middle East?

Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin is amongst the latest additions in Jordan’s contribution to the international film industry.

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Kremlin Says Too Early To Draw Conclusions On Oil Tanker Attacks [Video]Kremlin Says Too Early To Draw Conclusions On Oil Tanker Attacks

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that it was too early to draw any conclusions on attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, citing a lack of..

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Oil Prices Surge 2% After Attacks In The Gulf [Video]Oil Prices Surge 2% After Attacks In The Gulf

According to Reuters, Oil prices jumped about 2% on Thursday following a suspected attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman near Iran and the Strait of Hormuz, through which a fifth of global oil..

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New U.S. deployment includes more Patriot missile defenses

The latest deployment of 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East, which was announced on Monday, will include a Patriot missile battalion, manned and unmanned surveillance aircraft and "other..
Reuters - Published

U.S. envoy for Iran traveling to Middle East: State Department

U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook will travel to the Middle East on Wednesday for meetings in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain to discuss "Iran's regional..
Reuters - Published

Migrants moved from Bosnian town to camp at former garbage dump

Up to 700 migrants from Asia and the Middle East who had been sleeping rough in the Bosnian town of Bihac have been moved to a camp on the site of a former garbage dump near the Croatian border that..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Calls mount for inquiry into death of Egypt's ex-president Mursi

The death of Mohamed Mursi, modern Egypt's first democratically elected head of state, while on trial in a Cairo court, has brought an outpouring of condolences around the Middle East and calls for an..
Reuters - Published

Bella Hadid apologises for 'offensive' photo

bella hadid apologises for 'offensive' photo
Model Bella Hadid says sorry as people take offence of a photo showing her boot facing Middle East aircraft
BBC News - Published

Iran says it won't wage war, Russia tells U.S. to stop stoking tensions

President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday Iran would not wage war against any nation, while Russia told the United States it should drop what it called provocative plans to deploy more troops to the..
Reuters - Published

Russia to Washington: Drop Middle East troop plan and stop provoking Iran

Russia told the United States on Tuesday to drop what it called provocative plans to deploy more troops to the Middle East and to cease actions that looked like a conscious attempt to provoke war with..
Reuters - Published

Iran says it won't wage war, U.S. deploys more troops to Middle East

President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday Iran would not wage war against any nation, sounding a note of restraint after the United States announced more troop deployments to the Middle East.
Reuters - Published

Kremlin calls for restraint in Middle East after U.S. troop move

The Kremlin called for restraint from all sides in the Middle East on Tuesday and said it did not want to see destabilizing moves in the region after the United States announced it would deploy more..
Reuters - Published

Don't open 'Pandora's Box' in Middle East, China warns

The Chinese government's top diplomat warned on Tuesday that the world should not open a "Pandora's Box" in the Middle East, as he denounced U.S. pressure on Iran and called on it not to drop out of a..
Reuters - Published

U.S. says to send more troops to the Middle East, cites Iran threats

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were defensive purposes, citing concerns about a threat..
Reuters - Published

U.S. to send 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were "defensive purposes," citing concerns about a..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: U.S. preparing to send more troops to Middle East - sources

The United States is preparing to send additional troops to the Middle East in response to mounting concerns over Iran, which Washington blames for attacks on oil tankers last week, two U.S. officials..
Reuters - Published

Arab League head warns no Mideast peace deal without Palestinian state

The head of the Arab League warned on Monday that attempts to solve the Israel-Palestinian conflict will be in vain without the establishment of a Palestinian state on all territories occupied by..
Reuters - Published

Iran accuses Saudis of militaristic approach in Middle East

Iran accused its main regional adversary Saudi Arabia on Monday of adopting a "militaristic, crisis-based approach" in the Middle East, Iran's state TV reported.
Reuters - Published

UK to resettle 5,000 more refugees in expanded scheme

Government extends scheme beyond 2020 into countries outside Middle East and North Africa
Independent - Published

Asian shares wobble amid trade, geopolitical tensions; focus on Fed meeting

Asian shares wobbled near one-week lows on Monday as investors turned cautious ahead of a closely-watched Federal Reserve meeting, while political tensions in the Middle East and Hong Kong kept risk..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo says U.S. does not want war with Iran; pushes for international response

The United States does not want to go to war with Iran but will take every action necessary, including diplomacy, to guarantee safe navigation through vital shipping lanes in the Middle East, Secretary..
Reuters - Published

Pope urges restraint in Gulf after tanker attacks

Pope Francis called for restraint and a lowering of tensions in the Middle East on Sunday following attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman that have raised fears of a broader confrontation in..
Reuters - Published

'Great risk' of drift towards war in Middle East after tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman incident, Jeremy Hunt warns

'We don't believe anyone else could have done this,' says foreign secretary
Independent - Published

U.S. focus is to build global consensus after Mideast oil tanker attacks: Shanahan

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is focused on building international consensus following attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East that the United States has blamed on Iran, acting U.S...
Reuters - Published

Iran's Rouhani says Middle East situation calls for closer ties with Russia: RIA

The Middle East situation requires closer ties between Iran and Russia, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said at a China-led security bloc summit on Friday, according to the Russian state news agency..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan's CPC sees little impact after tanker attacked in Middle East

Taiwan's state oil refiner CPC Corp said on Friday it was still accessing the damage to a tanker it had charted to carry fuel from the Middle East that was suspected to have been attacked, while the..
Reuters - Published

Iran's Rouhani says U.S. actions threaten Middle East stability

U.S. actions pose a serious threat to stability in the Middle East, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the leaders of a China-led security bloc including Russia and India on Friday.
Reuters - Published

U.S. has 'no interest' in new conflict in Middle East: military

The United States has no interest in engaging in a new conflict in the Middle East but will defend American interests including freedom of navigation, the U.S. military said on Thursday as it directed..
Reuters - Published

Tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman fuel security, oil supply fears

Attacks on two oil tankers on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman left one ablaze and both adrift, shipping firms said, driving oil prices up 4% over worries about Middle East supplies.
Reuters - Published

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