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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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UAE, keen to maintain safe-haven image, tempers tanker attack response

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 in an effort to protect its reputation..
Reuters - Published

Trump, Swiss president discussed Middle East, Venezuela crises: White House

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 spokesman said.
Reuters - Published

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Sweet stories: Popular deserts in the Middle East explained [Video]Sweet stories: Popular deserts in the Middle East explained

In the Middle East and North Africa, homemade sweets and confectionary are gestures of welcome and celebration.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 04:43Published

Trump Says He Trump Says He "Hopes" U.S. Doesn't Go To War With Iran

President Donald Trump on Thursday said he hopes the US is not "going to war with Iran." The US and Iran are in the midst of a military standoff after the Trump administration deployed military assets..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

U.S. Pulls Non-essential Staff From Iraq Over Concerns About Iran [Video]U.S. Pulls Non-essential Staff From Iraq Over Concerns About Iran

According to Reuters, Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency American employees from its diplomatic missions in Iraq on Wednesday in another show of concern about alleged threats from Iran...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

John Bolton Says US 'Not Seeking War' But Prepares To Respond To Attacks [Video]John Bolton Says US 'Not Seeking War' But Prepares To Respond To Attacks

The White House announced the deployment of an aircraft carrier strike group and B-52 bombers to the Middle East. Democratic lawmakers are now warning that President Donald Trump is “inching”..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Trump Denies Plan To Send 120,000 US Troops To Iran [Video]Trump Denies Plan To Send 120,000 US Troops To Iran

President Donald Trump’s administration was accused of possibly sending more troops to the Middle East. According to Business Insider, Trump denied his administration wanting to deploy 120,000..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Saudi oil pipeline hit by drone attacks [Video]Saudi oil pipeline hit by drone attacks

Saudi Arabia says an oil pipeline has been hit by bomb-carrying drones, just days after four tankers were attacked at anchor off the UAE. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:50Published

Pompeo Heads To Brussels Before Putin Meeting [Video]Pompeo Heads To Brussels Before Putin Meeting

CNN reports Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has canceled his planned visit to Moscow and is heading instead to Brussels to discuss "recent threatening actions and statements" by Iran, the State..

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Iran commander: U.S. forces a target, not a threat [Video]Iran commander: U.S. forces a target, not a threat

A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Sunday the U.S. military presence in the Gulf used to be a serious threat but now represented a target, the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA)..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

Iran Guards Chief Accuse Americans Of Starting A 'Psychological War' [Video]Iran Guards Chief Accuse Americans Of Starting A 'Psychological War'

According to a report by Reuters, in a parliament session on Sunday, the commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards claimed the United States has begun a psychological war in the region. The U.S...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards reject talks with U.S. [Video]Iran’s Revolutionary Guards reject talks with U.S.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Friday Tehran would not negotiate with the United States and a senior cleric warned that a U.S. navy fleet could be “destroyed with one missile”, as a U.S..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

What are bad sleep habits in the Middle East? Experts explain [Video]What are bad sleep habits in the Middle East? Experts explain

Insomnia remains a largely undiagnosed and under-treated issue in the Middle East region.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:43Published

U.S. B-52 bombers reach Middle East in message to Iran [Video]U.S. B-52 bombers reach Middle East in message to Iran

American B-52 Stratofortress bombers sent to the Middle East over what Washington describes as threats from Iran have arrived at a U.S. base in Qatar, U.S. Central Command said. Yahaira Jacquez..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

U.S. Commander Prepares To Fight Back Against Iran If Necessary [Video]U.S. Commander Prepares To Fight Back Against Iran If Necessary

Reuters reports a U.S. commander of naval forces in the Middle East says that he would consider sending an aircraft carrier through the Strait of Hormuz. Vice Admiral Jim Malloy, commander of the U.S...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Pompeo Abruptly Cancels Trip to Germany [Video]Pompeo Abruptly Cancels Trip to Germany

According to CNN, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo abruptly canceled a scheduled trip to Germany, where he was planning to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel "due to pressing issues." The sudden schedule..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

U.S. deploying carrier, bombers to deter Iran: Bolton [Video]U.S. deploying carrier, bombers to deter Iran: Bolton

The Trump administration is deploying a carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East in response to troubling “indications and warnings” from Iran and to show the United States will..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

Spotify beats forecasts, hits 100 million premium subscribers [Video]Spotify beats forecasts, hits 100 million premium subscribers

Music streaming service Spotify hit 100 million subscribers to its premium streaming service in the first quarter, more than double the number of nearest rival Apple. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

Dakar Rally moves to Saudi Arabia for 2020 [Video]Dakar Rally moves to Saudi Arabia for 2020

Organisers of the Dakar Rally are excited for the 'third chapter' of the iconic race as it moves from South America to Saudi Arabia

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:55Published

Lara Trump Says Letting Middle Eastern Refugees Into Germany Was Its 'Downfall' [Video]Lara Trump Says Letting Middle Eastern Refugees Into Germany Was Its 'Downfall'

President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump is an official in Trump’s campaign. During a Fox Business interview Lara made a comment about German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Lara said..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

New missile gap leaves U.S. scrambling to counter China [Video]New missile gap leaves U.S. scrambling to counter China

Under Xi Jinping, Beijing has elevated its missile forces to a point where many rockets in the Chinese arsenal now rival or outperform those of the United States. This dramatic shift could render..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:52Published

Ghosn Will Be Indicted Again [Video]Ghosn Will Be Indicted Again

TOKYO -- Carlos Ghosn will be indicted on a fresh round of charges as Japanese prosecutors pursue their case against the former Nissan chairman, broadcaster NHK reported. Prosecutors will indict Ghosn..

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Trump team keeps Middle East peace plan secret [Video]Trump team keeps Middle East peace plan secret

In a White House where no secret is safe for long, one development has remained stubbornly confidential - the contents of a Middle East peace plan authored by President Donald Trump’s advisers Jared..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:13Published

France Calls For Calm As U.S. Labels Iran's Revolutionary Guards A Terrorist Group [Video]France Calls For Calm As U.S. Labels Iran's Revolutionary Guards A Terrorist Group

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, France called for avoiding any escalation of tensions in the Middle East region after President Donald Trump said that he would name Iran's elite Islamic..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

Rouhani: U.S. Labeling Iran Guards Terrorists 'A Mistake' [Video]Rouhani: U.S. Labeling Iran Guards Terrorists 'A Mistake'

Reuters reports Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday defended the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as protectors of Iran a day after the United States labeled the group as a foreign..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Khamenei Rejects US Designation Of Guards As Terrorist Organization [Video]Khamenei Rejects US Designation Of Guards As Terrorist Organization

Reuters reports Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei rejected the United States’ designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps as a foreign terrorist organization,. He said on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

 

British government adapts London staffing on Iran: UK PM's spokeswoman

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 stepped up forces in the Middle East to..
Reuters - Published

Iran ready for any scenario, from confrontation to diplomacy: official

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 another war in the Middle East.
Reuters - Published

Trump denies U.S. plan to send 120,000 troops to counter Iran threat

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 East to counter any attack or nuclear..
Reuters - Published

White House reviews military plans against Iran: New York Times

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 the Middle East should Iran attack..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Eyeing Iran, U.S. sending more Patriot missiles to Middle East

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has approved a new deployment of Patriot missiles to the Middle East, a U.S. official told Reuters on Friday, in the latest U.S. response to what..
Reuters - Published

U.S. envoy says Palestinian leaders seek to kill peace plan, should hold fire

Donald Trump’s Middle East envoy is accusing the Palestinian leadership of trying to kill the U.S. president’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan even before its unveiling and urges them instead to..
Reuters - Published

U.S. warns merchant ships of possible Iranian attacks in Middle East

U.S. commercial ships including oil tankers sailing through key Middle East waterways could be targeted by Iran in one of the threats to U.S. interests posed by Tehran, the U.S. Maritime Administration..
Reuters - Published

U.S. B-52 bombers reach Middle East in message to Iran

American B-52 Stratofortress bombers sent to the Middle East over what Washington describes as threats from Iran have arrived at a U.S. base in Qatar, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said.
Reuters - Published

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