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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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Saudi Arabia promises concrete proof Iran behind oil strikes

Saudi Arabia promised evidence on Wednesday linking its main regional adversary Iran to an unprecedented attack on its oil industry, which Washington also blames on Tehran in a perilous escalation of..
Reuters - Published

Iran's Zarif rejects as 'distraction' U.S. accusations over Saudi attacks: ISNA

Iran dismissed U.S. accusations over weekend attacks of Saudi Arabia's oil sites as a distraction from the realities in the Middle East, Iran's Students News Agency ISNA quoted Foreign Minister..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Middle East

Oil extends losses as Saudi looks to restore output by Sept-end [Video]Oil extends losses as Saudi looks to restore output by Sept-end

But financial markets are likely to be more cautious about geopolitical tensions in Middle East, analysts say.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

Riding the rails of Europe's new migrant surge [Video]Riding the rails of Europe's new migrant surge

A freight train rumbles across the Greek countryside, but a black moving shadow cast on the ground reveals human figures are hiding between the train's wagons. This is one path of a continent's..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:21Published

How is Women As Partners In Progress promoting gender equality in the MENA region? [Video]How is Women As Partners In Progress promoting gender equality in the MENA region?

The Women As Partners In Progress International Conference in Jordan showcased key initiatives for gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:34Published

Inspire Middle East : rencontre avec la députée libanaise Paula Yacoubian [Video]Inspire Middle East : rencontre avec la députée libanaise Paula Yacoubian

Elle est l'une des rares femmes députées du pays, et n'hésite pas à dénoncer les travers du système politique libanais.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 12:00Published

US Coast Guard hosts crew to safety [Video]US Coast Guard hosts crew to safety

Video shot late Sunday night shows a Coast Guard helicopter aircrew hoisting crewmembers from the stricken cargo vessel, Golden Ray as it listed in waters off the Georgia coast. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Qatar launches logo for 2022 World Cup [Video]Qatar launches logo for 2022 World Cup

The emblem for the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup is revealed just over three years before the tournament begins.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:27Published

Palestinians and Israeli police clash at Jerusalem holy site [Video]Palestinians and Israeli police clash at Jerusalem holy site

Israeli police fired sound grenades to disperse Palestinians during confrontations on Sunday (August 11) outside Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

How is the Beitedinne Art Festival bringing tradition and youth culture together? [Video]How is the Beitedinne Art Festival bringing tradition and youth culture together?

The Beiteddine Art Festival is one of the most prestigious annual music festivals in the Middle East.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:11Published

Netanyahu condemns stabbing of Israeli soldier in West Bank [Video]Netanyahu condemns stabbing of Israeli soldier in West Bank

The body of an Israeli soldier was found near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank on Thursday and the military said he had been stabbed to death by a Palestinian assailant. Rough cut (no..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:51Published

Successful satellite launch for SpaceX Falcon 9 [Video]Successful satellite launch for SpaceX Falcon 9

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Tuesday evening.The 70 meter rocket contained the AMOS-17 satellite which will provide internet, phone and secure..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:02Published

Sole black Rep. in House not seeking re-election [Video]Sole black Rep. in House not seeking re-election

Will Hurd, the only Republican African-American member of the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Thursday he would not seek re-election next year. Eve Johnson reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

UK car investment slumps over 70% on no-deal Brexit fears [Video]UK car investment slumps over 70% on no-deal Brexit fears

Investment in Britain's car sector fell by more than 70 percent in the first half of the year due to concerns about a disorderly Brexit, an industry body said on Wednesday. David Pollard reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

Record breakers are rising in the Middle East and North Africa [Video]Record breakers are rising in the Middle East and North Africa

The Guinness World Records is a benchmarking institution best-known for having authenticated and catalogued feats of human endeavour since 1955.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 04:17Published

Pompeo Says He Will Go To Iran If Needed [Video]Pompeo Says He Will Go To Iran If Needed

Oil prices rose 1% on Friday as tensions between Iran and the US continue. In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Mike Pompeo said he'd "happily" go to Iran for talks. Tensions in the region have been..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

 

Iran seeks de-escalation but will give crushing response to any attack: security official

Iran wants to reduce tensions in the Middle East after attacks on oil sites in Saudi Arabia, but any aggression will meet a crushing response, a senior security official was quoted as saying on..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia promises 'material evidence' linking Iran to oil attack

Saudi Arabia said it would show evidence on Wednesday linking regional rival Tehran to an unprecedented attack on its oil industry that Washington believes originated from Iran in a dangerous..
Reuters - Published

Saudi oil attacks came from southwest Iran, U.S. official says, raising tensions

The United States believes the attacks that crippled Saudi Arabian oil facilities last weekend originated in southwestern Iran, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday, an assessment that further..
Reuters - Published

Official says U.S. believes Saudi attacks came from southwest Iran

The United States believes the attacks that crippled Saudi Arabian oil facilities last weekend originated in southwestern Iran, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday, giving an assessment that..
Reuters - Published

Total CEO: Attack on Saudi oil facilities will have consequences

Total CEO Patrick Pouyanne said on Tuesday last weekend's attacks on Saudi oil production facilities will have consequences, adding that he feared the situation in the Middle East might deteriorate..
Reuters - Published

U.S. weighing best response to Saudi oil attacks: Pence

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday the United States was reviewing evidence that suggests Iran was behind the attacks on Saudi oil facilities and stands ready to defend its interests and..
Reuters - Published

Pence says attacks against U.S. allies and global energy supply will fail

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday the United States was evaluating evidence on the attacks on Saudi oil facilities and stands read to defend its interests and allies in the Middle East.
Reuters - Published

Saudi oil attacks: Who's using drones in the Middle East?

The offensive use of drones has grown significantly in recent years, nowhere more so than in the Middle East.
BBC News - Published

Russia to discuss selling new anti-drone weapons to Middle East partners: Ifax

Russia will hold talks with its Middle East partners on selling them new anti-drone weapons systems, Interfax news agency cited Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport saying on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Merkel urges return to Iran nuclear deal to defuse Middle East tensions

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday called for a return to an international deal curbing Iran's nuclear activities as the only way to defuse tensions in the Middle East.
Reuters - Published

Japan's Abe says he will meet Iran's Rouhani this month in New York: NHK

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday he would meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the end of the month, as regional tensions rise in the Middle East after the weekend attacks on..
Reuters - Published

Oil trims gains but Middle East risks keep stocks on back foot

Oil futures shed some of their massive gains on Tuesday as the United States flagged the possible release of crude reserves, but the threat of military action over the attacks on Saudi oil facilities..
Reuters - Published

Trump says he does not want war after attack on Saudi oil facilities

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday said it looked like Iran was behind attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia but stressed he did not want to go to war, as the attacks sent oil prices soaring..
Reuters - Published

Trump says U.S. does not need Middle East oil, but cargoes keep coming

Amid a flurry of Twitter posts on Monday morning, U.S. President Donald Trump turned to the weekend attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities and assured his audience the United States had become such..
Reuters - Published

Trump says looks like Iran was behind Saudi oil attacks

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said it looked like Iran was behind attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia at the weekend that raised fears of a fresh Middle East conflict, but added that he did..
Reuters - Published

Oil jumps nearly 15% in record trading after attack on Saudi facilities

Oil ended nearly 15% higher on Monday, with Brent logging its biggest jump in over 30 years and a record trading volumes, after an attack on Saudi Arabian crude facilities cut the kingdom's production..
Reuters - Published

Senior U.S. senator: Saudi attack shows Iran seeks to 'sow instability'

Senator Jim Risch, the Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, slammed Iran's government on Monday after Saturday's attack on Saudi oil facilities, saying it underscored..
Reuters - Published

Oil prices up 12% after attack on key Saudi oil facilities

Oil prices jumped roughly 12% on Monday after an attack on Saudi Arabian crude oil facilities over the weekend sliced the kingdom's production in half and intensified concerns of retaliatory actions in..
Reuters - Published

Japan foreign minister expresses concern over global economy from attacks on Saudi

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Monday that he agreed with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the global economy would be affected if the attacks on Saudi oil facilities..
Reuters - Published

Why Saudi Arabia and Iran are bitter rivals

The two Middle Eastern powers have long been rivals but recently it all got a lot more tense.
BBC News - Published

Kremlin warns against 'hasty conclusions' over attacks in Saudi Arabia

Russia on Monday urged countries in the Middle East and outside the region not to draw "hasty conclusions" on who staged the attacks on Saudi oil facilities.
Reuters - Published

Trump pledges to help allies in Middle East after Saudi attacks

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States would help its allies despite U.S. energy independence, after Washington blamed Iran for an attack on Saudi Arabia that has closed 5% of..
Reuters - Published

EU warns of instability after Saudi oil attacks

The European Union warned on Sunday of a "real threat to regional security" in the Middle East after attacks on Saudi oil plants that risk disrupting global energy supplies and for which Yemen's..
Reuters - Published

Attacks on Saudi oil facilities knock out half the kingdom's supply

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group said it attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry on Saturday, knocking out more than half the Kingdom's output, in a move expected to send oil..
Reuters - Published

Kylie Moore-Gilbert named as British-Australian academic held in Iran

Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a Middle East specialist at Melbourne University, was detained "months ago".
BBC News - Published

Australian jailed in Iran identified as Melbourne University academic

A British-Australian woman jailed in Iran has been identified as Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a specialist in Middle East politics at the University of Melbourne.
Reuters - Published

Middle East shipping stabilized by UK navy, says Fleet Commander

Britain's decision to send warships to the Strait of Hormuz has helped to stabilize commercial shipping through the critical chokepoint weeks after Iran seized a UK-flagged tanker in the region, a top..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Netanyahu's West Bank pledge alarms Middle Eastern states

Middle Eastern nations have expressed alarm at a plan by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex parts of the occupied West Bank if he wins a closely contested election less than a week..
Reuters - Published

Rescue planned for four missing crew found alive on stricken vessel: U.S. Coast Guard

Rescue workers on Monday were planning to extract four missing crew members from a South Korean cargo vessel carrying about 4,000 cars to the Middle East that turned on its side off the coast of..
Reuters - Published

Hyundai Glovis car carrier listing off coast of U.S. state of Georgia

A South Korean cargo vessel carrying 4,000 cars bound for the Middle East listed heavily on Sunday off the coast of the southern U.S. state of Georgia, an official of operator Hyundai Glovis said.
Reuters - Published

The man who gambled his firm on a £50,000 sword

How a giant order from the Middle East transformed Grant Macdonald's silversmith business.
BBC News - Published

Saudi crown prince, France's Macron discuss efforts to achieve stability and security in the region

Saudi crown prince Mohamed bin Salman received a phone call from French president Emmanuel Macron on Saturday and they tackled the latest developments in the Middle East, state news agency SPA..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo thinks U.S. to unveil Mideast peace plan in coming weeks

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that he thinks the Trump administration will unveil its much-delayed Israeli-Palestinian peace plan in the coming weeks.
Reuters - Published

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