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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 visit showcases Putin's growing Middle East influence

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Saudi Arabia on Monday for the first time in over a decade, seeking to capitalize on growing influence borne of military advances in Syria, strong ties with..
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Putin says Russia can play key role in Middle East, has good Iran ties: Arabiya

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia can play a key role in the Middle East as it has good relations with Iran and the Arab world, he told Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV in an interview broadcast on..
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Videos for Middle East

Daughter of jailed British-Iranian woman returns to UK after three years [Video]Daughter of jailed British-Iranian woman returns to UK after three years

The five-year-old daughter of a British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran has returned home to the UK after more than three years living in the Middle East. Gabriella Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been living with..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:34Published

Donald Trump defends decision to pull US forces out of Syria [Video]Donald Trump defends decision to pull US forces out of Syria

US President Donald Trump has defended his decision to abandon Kurdish fighters in Syria as fulfilling a campaign promise to withdraw from "endless war" in the Middle East. Mr Trump declared US troops..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:45Published

IAAF World Athletics Championships conclude in Doha [Video]IAAF World Athletics Championships conclude in Doha

Qatar was the first Middle Eastern country to host the world-renowned sporting event.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:53Published

Iraq protests toll climbs to at least 45 killed [Video]Iraq protests toll climbs to at least 45 killed

Iraqi police opened fire on protesters in central Baghdad on Friday, as hundreds gathered to demonstrate against the government. Gracie Jerome reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

Can MENA horror films to go mainstream? Yes, says Emirati filmmaker [Video]Can MENA horror films to go mainstream? Yes, says Emirati filmmaker

The genre of horror has not been much explored by filmmakers in the Middle East and North Africa to date, nor achieved mainstream success.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:23Published

Local communities help UNESCO restore war-torn MENA heritage sites [Video]Local communities help UNESCO restore war-torn MENA heritage sites

A consequence of war and social unrest in the Middle East and North Africa in recent decades, has been the destruction of some of the region’s most ancient, treasured and culturally important..

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

Hassan Rouhani refuses US nuclear talks until sanctions removed [Video]Hassan Rouhani refuses US nuclear talks until sanctions removed

President Rouhani warns world leaders 'a single blunder can fuel a big fire' as threat of war grips the Middle East.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:47Published

Trump to deploy more troops to Saudi Arabia after attack [Video]Trump to deploy more troops to Saudi Arabia after attack

US will send reinforcements to the Middle East following attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:44Published

Tensions in Middle East hoist oil prices to largest weekly gain for months [Video]Tensions in Middle East hoist oil prices to largest weekly gain for months

Oil prices were on track to jump more than 7% this week, their biggest weekly rise in months, as early trading on Friday saw gains extended on fresh Middle East tensions. David Pollard reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

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

 

Australia, Fiji to send peacekeeping mission to Middle East

Australia and Fiji will send a joint United Nations peacekeeping mission to a disputed region in the Middle East as soon as next week, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said over the weekend.
Reuters - Published

For Putin, Turkish move into Syria a chance to ramp up Middle East role

Turkey's incursion into Syria is an opportunity for Russia to dial up its influence in the region as Washington appears to be pulling back, but the risks to Moscow's diplomacy will rise the longer the..
Reuters - Published

Israel uneasy over Trump's refusal to stand by Kurds

U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to stand aside as Turkey sends troops into Syria and fights Kurds allied with Washington has some Israelis wondering whether they too might eventually pay a price..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Iran not 'drawing back' militarily after Saudi attack - U.S. admiral

Iran has not drawn back to a less threatening military posture in the region following the Sept. 14 attack on Saudi Arabia, the top U.S. admiral in the Middle East told Reuters, suggesting persistent..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo, Pope Francis urge religious freedom in Mideast, elsewhere

Pope Francis and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo agreed on Thursday on the need to protect the rights of Christian minorities in the Middle East during a meeting at the Vatican, the U.S. State..
Reuters - Published

Thai PM says no Islamic State ties to Thailand as Egypt arrests student

Thailand's prime minister said on Tuesday Islamic State (IS) had no links to his country, after Egypt arrested a Thai student over suspected ties to the Middle East-based militant group.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro to attend Japanese Emperor's enthronement ceremony

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday he will attend the enthronement ceremony of Japanese Emperor Naruhito scheduled for Oct. 22 as part of a tour of Asia and the Middle East.
Reuters - Published

Japan's Abe urges Iran to take actions that are 'grounded in wisdom'

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday expressed concerns about the Middle East situation and urged Iran to take actions "grounded in the wisdom derived from its rich history".
Reuters - Published

With Iran on his mind, Trump to speak before U.N. General Assembly

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to make his case for keeping pressure on Iran on Tuesday at a United Nations General Assembly speech made more dramatic by attacks on Saudi oil facilities that..
Reuters - Published

Australia has resumed live sheep exports to the Middle East, despite criticism

A temporary ban on the shipment of live sheep to the Middle East ends today, as the industry faces ongoing scrutiny from animal rights groups.
SBS - Published

'Second century of mateship': Morrison prepares for high-stakes meeting with Trump

The PM's formal state visit will include intelligence briefings with US national security chiefs as tension rises in the Middle East.
The Age - Published

Iran warns against war as U.S. and Saudi weigh response to oil attack

Iran warned U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday against being dragged into all-out war in the Middle East following an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities which Washington and Riyadh blame on..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia promises concrete proof Iran behind oil attack

Saudi Arabia said it would produce 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

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..
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

U.S. Middle East envoy Greenblatt to resign after plan released

Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump's special envoy for the Middle East, plans to resign once the long-delayed U.S. peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians that he has been working on is..
Reuters - Published

Australian IS fighter, long presumed dead, speaks from Syrian prison

An Australian man who travelled to the Middle East to join IS, and has long been presumed dead, appears to have been located inside a northern Syria prison.
SBS - Published

Japan won't join U.S.-led maritime coalition in Gulf: newspaper

Japan will not join a U.S.-led security mission to protect merchant vessels passing through key Middle Eastern waterways, but will consider deploying its naval force independently, the Yomiuri..
Reuters - Published

Japan PM: Aiming to do everything possible to ease Middle East tension

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday he plans to do everything he can to ease tension in the Middle East and wants to talk with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the..
Reuters - Published

U.S. will not release Middle East peace plan before Israeli election

The United States will not release the long-delayed political portion of its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan before Israel's elections, White House Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

UAE loosens Saudi alliance to push peacemaker image

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have looked inseparable on the world stage, working together to project power in the Middle East and beyond, and courting U.S. President Donald Trump to..
Reuters - Published

Meeting Iran counterpart, Japan minister says he hopes to ease Mid-East tension

Japan will try to help ease tension in the Middle East, Foreign Minister Taro Kono said on Tuesday as he began a meeting with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Reuters - Published

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