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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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U.S. economic plan decried by Palestinians but gets cautious nod in Gulf

Palestinians on Wednesday poured scorn on the Trump administration's $50 billion investment plan to help achieve Middle East peace, but U.S. Gulf Arab allies said the economic initiative had promise if..
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Kushner will put out political plan for Mideast conflict at 'right time'

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said on Wednesday the economic issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were solvable and he will put out a political plan when the time is right.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Middle East

Palestinians Reject U.S. Plan For Peace As Kushner Garners Gulf Arab Support [Video]Palestinians Reject U.S. Plan For Peace As Kushner Garners Gulf Arab Support

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, Palestinians poured scorn on the Trump administration's 50 billion-dollar investment plan to help achieve Middle East peace, however US Gulf Arab allies..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:58Published

U.S. Economic Plan Gets Cautious Nod In Gulf Despite Palestinian Protest [Video]U.S. Economic Plan Gets Cautious Nod In Gulf Despite Palestinian Protest

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, Palestinians decried the Trump administration's 50 billion-dollar investment plan to help achieve Middle East peace, however US Gulf Arab allies claimed..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:56Published

Kushner quiet on details of Mideast peace plan [Video]Kushner quiet on details of Mideast peace plan

The Trump administration is chasing support for an economic plan that it says will be a foundation for Israeli-Palestinian peace. But the Palestinians - and many other Arabs - don't think their pitch..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

Palestinian Refugees Protest U.S. Middle East Peace Plan [Video]Palestinian Refugees Protest U.S. Middle East Peace Plan

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, a US middle east peace plan stirred anger and apprehension in Palestinian refugee camps around the region by raising the possibility that a long-..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Macron Speaks To Rouhani In Attempt To Prevent Escalation Of Middle East Conflict [Video]Macron Speaks To Rouhani In Attempt To Prevent Escalation Of Middle East Conflict

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, President Emmanuel Macron spoke by phone to his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani as part of a French initiative to prevent an escalation of tensions in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Palestinians protest amid controversial workshop on Middle East peace [Video]Palestinians protest amid controversial workshop on Middle East peace

Hundreds of Palestinian protesters in various West Bank locations on Tuesday rallied against this week's economic conference in Bahrain that will kick off the Trump administration's plan for peace in..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Sanctions and other pressure will 'bring Iran to the table': US national security adviser [Video]Sanctions and other pressure will 'bring Iran to the table': US national security adviser

The US national security adviser John Bolton spoke in Jerusalem about new sanctions against Iran and other Middle East political issues.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:34Published

Palestinians clash with Israeli forces in protest at Kushner's economic peace plan [Video]Palestinians clash with Israeli forces in protest at Kushner's economic peace plan

Palestinians staged protests on Tuesday across the West Bank and Gaza as the first stage of President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan was launched at a conference the White House touts as a bid..

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Trump Imposes New U.S. Sanctions On Iran's Supreme Leader [Video]Trump Imposes New U.S. Sanctions On Iran's Supreme Leader

According to Reuters, U.S. President Donald Trump targeted Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other senior Iranian officials with new U.S. sanctions on Monday. Trump signed an executive..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Palestinian's denounce US's peace plan before Manama event [Video]Palestinian's denounce US's peace plan before Manama event

Hundreds rally in occupied West Bank to protest against US'S Middle East peace plan on eve of US-led Bahrain gathering.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:04Published

Iran Parliament Speaker Says U.S. Mideast Peace Plan Will Bolster Palestinian Militants [Video]Iran Parliament Speaker Says U.S. Mideast Peace Plan Will Bolster Palestinian Militants

According to a report by Reuters, on Sunday, Iran's parliament speaker, Ali Larijani, said that the US Middle East peace plan was 'toying with a nation's dignity' and would lead to stronger resistance..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

Donald Trump says he could be Iran's 'best friend' [Video]Donald Trump says he could be Iran's 'best friend'

President Donald Trump has warned military action against Iran is still an option for its downing of an unmanned US military aircraft, but amid heightened tensions he dangled the prospect of eventually..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:16Published

Jared Kushner To Present Middle East Economic Plan [Video]Jared Kushner To Present Middle East Economic Plan

The Trump administration created a $50 billion Middle East economic plan. The plan calls for creating a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighboring Arab state economies...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Middle East's Verdict On Kushner's Peace Plan: 'Colossal Waste Of Time' [Video]Middle East's Verdict On Kushner's Peace Plan: 'Colossal Waste Of Time'

U.S. President Donald Trump’s economic vision as part of the wider plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has gone over like a lead balloon. According to Reuters, Trump's son-in-law Jared..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

White House Premieres 'Economic Vision' For Palestinians [Video]White House Premieres 'Economic Vision' For Palestinians

According to Politico.com, "The White House on Saturday released the first of a two-part Middle East peace plan, outlining the Trump administration’s “economic vision” for Palestinian territories..

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EXCLUSIVE-Trump's EXCLUSIVE-Trump's "economy first" approach to Mideast peace built on big-money projects

Reuters White House correspondent Steve Holland interviews senior adviser Jared Kushner about the June 25-26 gathering in the Gulf kingdom that has been billed as an economic overture to its..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 04:46Published

British Minister Is Visiting Iran Sunday [Video]British Minister Is Visiting Iran Sunday

According to Reuters.com, "Britain’s Middle East minister Andrew Murrison will visit Iran on Sunday for “frank and constructive” talks, Britain said, as tensions between Tehran and Washington..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

U.S. 'Very Pleased' That Saudi Arabia Ensuring Well-Supplied Oil Market [Video]U.S. 'Very Pleased' That Saudi Arabia Ensuring Well-Supplied Oil Market

According to Reuters, a U.S. official said on Friday said that the United States is “very pleased” that Saudi Arabia is making sure that the global oil market is well supplied. The statement comes..

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Oil Gains After Iran Tensions [Video]Oil Gains After Iran Tensions

Oil prices added to recent gains recently on fears any U.S. military attack on Iran. The attack would disrupt flows of crude from the Middle East, reports Reuters. Global stock markets edged back from..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

U.N. Chief Guterres Recommends 'Nerves Of Steel' In Dealing With Middle East Situation [Video]U.N. Chief Guterres Recommends 'Nerves Of Steel' In Dealing With Middle East Situation

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres commented on the situation in the Middle East, saying “I have only one strong recommendation: nerves of steel.”..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

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..

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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

 

IMF's Lagarde says Israel-Palestinian peace needed to draw lasting MidEast investment

An Israeli-Palestinian peace deal is needed to bring lasting investment to the Middle East region, the International Monetary Fund's head said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

U.S. pushes Middle East economic plan, Palestinians reject it

Palestinians poured scorn on a $50 billion economic formula launched by the Trump administration for Israeli-Palestinian peace as the United States sought on Wednesday to win support for the plan as a..
Reuters - Published

Lebanon opposes U.S. plan for Mideast: PM Hariri

The Lebanese government and parliament both oppose a U.S. plan for settling the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Wednesday, the National News Agency reported.
Reuters - Published

U.S. opens debate on Mideast economic plan shunned by Palestinains

The Trump administration sought on Wednesday to win support for an economic plan it says will be the foundation for Israeli-Palestinian peace but which Palestinians and many Arabs have dismissed as..
Reuters - Published

Bahrain's king meets Kushner at Middle East peace workshop

Bahrain's king met on Tuesday with the U.S. delegation participating in a workshop in Manama discussing a U.S. economic plan for the Palestinians.
Reuters - Published

France's Macron speaks to Iran's Rouhani to try to ease Mideast tension

President Emmanuel Macron spoke by phone to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday as part of a French initiative to prevent an escalation of tensions in the Middle East, Macron's office said in a..
Reuters - Published

Explainer: Money talks in Trump's Mideast plan - but can it pave way for peace?

More than two years after U.S. President Donald Trump first proposed a plan to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, its first phase was launched on Tuesday at an economic workshop in Bahrain.
Reuters - Published

U.S. launches economic formula for Middle East peace, Palestinians unhappy

The Trump administration launched a $50 billion economic formula for Israeli-Palestinian peace on Tuesday, saying an investment-driven pathway forward for the Palestinians was a necessary precondition..
Reuters - Published

Blackstone CEO says Kushner's Mideast peace plan 'not unachievable'

Blackstone Group chief executive Stephen Schwarzman said on Tuesday that an economic plan presented by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner for the Palestinian territories was "not unachievable".
Reuters - Published

Kushner: Agreement on economic pathway vital for Middle East peace

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner said on Tuesday that prosperity for the Palestinians was not possible without a fair political solution - but that agreement on an economic way forward was a..
Reuters - Published

Palestinian refugees say Trump cannot bury right of return

A U.S. Middle East peace plan is stirring anger and apprehension in Palestinian refugee camps around the region by raising the prospect that a long-cherished dream of returning to former homes in what..
Reuters - Published

Wall St. dragged down by Iran tensions, trade worries; Fed in focus

Wall Street's main indexes slipped on Tuesday, hit by trade jitters and rising tensions in the Middle East, while investors focused on speeches by Federal Reserve officials for clues on monetary..
Reuters - Published

U.N. chief says important Mideast peace efforts realize two state vision

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday it was important "to pursue peace efforts to realize the vision of two States, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and..
Reuters - Published

Wall St. opens flat ahead of Fed speeches

U.S. stocks opened flat on Tuesday, as rising tensions in the Middle East and signs that U.S.-China trade talks may generate little progress kept investors on the sidelines, ahead of a handful of..
Reuters - Published

U.S. seeks funds for Middle East peace plan but details are vague and Palestinians unhappy

The Trump administration prepared to launch its $50 billion economic formula for Israeli-Palestinian peace in Bahrain on Tuesday but the Palestinian leadership reiterated its disdain for the plan and..
Reuters - Published

UAE will work to defuse Middle East tension, ADNOC CEO Jaber says

The United Arab Emirates seek a de-escalation of tension in the Middle East, the head of state-run Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) said on Tuesday, after Iran accused the United States of..
Reuters - Published

U.S. to solicit funds for Middle East peace plan in Bahrain, though details remain vague

The Trump administration launches its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan on Tuesday with a bid to drum up $50 billion dollars to fund investment in the region, although the political details remain a..
Reuters - Published

U.S. to present economy first' approach to Mideast peace at Bahrain conference

The first stage of U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan will be launched in Bahrain on Tuesday at a conference the White House touts as a bid to drum up $50 billion in investment but..
Reuters - Published

In Bahrain, U.S. to launch economic part of Mideast peace plan amid skepticism

The first stage of President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan will be launched on Tuesday at a conference the White House touts as a bid to begin drumming up $50 billion in investment but which..
Reuters - Published

U.N. Security Council condemns attacks on oil tankers in Middle East

The U.N. Security Council on Monday condemned the attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East as serious threat to international peace and security.
Reuters - Published

Trump Mideast plan hits nerve in Lebanon, stirs old fears

U.S. President Donald Trump's vision for Mideast peace has hit a raw nerve in Lebanon, reviving fears of any plan that would permanently settle Palestinian refugees in the country and shift its..
Reuters - Published

Washington seeks to rally its allies as Tehran says cyber attacks failed

Iran said on Monday U.S. cyber attacks on its military had failed, as Washington sought to rally support in the Middle East and Europe for a hardline stance that has brought it to the verge of conflict..
Reuters - Published

Trump says other countries should do more to protect oil tankers

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that other countries, including China and Japan, should protect their own oil tankers in the Middle East.
Reuters - Published

Iran says U.S. Middle East peace plan is 'shameful' and 'doomed to failure': Fars

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday the U.S. Middle East peace plan that is set to be presented at an international conference in Bahrain this week is "shameful" and "doomed to failure".
Reuters - Published

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