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.
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
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..
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...
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)..
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...
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...
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..
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..
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..
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
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
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
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
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
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. 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
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