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Region that encompasses Western Asia and Egypt

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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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Egypt says it sees Golan Heights as occupied Syrian land

Egypt said on Friday it considers the Golan Heights as occupied Syrian land, rejecting a call by U.S. President Donald Trump to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory captured in the 1967..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo, in Israel, calls Hezbollah risk to Middle East stability

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described Hezbollah on Wednesday as a risk to Middle East stability and conferred with Israel about the heavily armed, Iranian-backed Lebanese group ahead of a trip..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Middle East

Abu Dhabi Special Olympics wraps, but fight for inclusion continues [Video]Abu Dhabi Special Olympics wraps, but fight for inclusion continues

Lit in Athens and brought to Abu Dhabi, the arrival of the Flame of Hope marked the start of the Special Olympic World Games in the United Arab Emirates. For the first time, the global sports event..

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

Germany Rejects Trump's Call To Recognize Golan Heights As Israeli [Video]Germany Rejects Trump's Call To Recognize Golan Heights As Israeli

The Golan Heights is Syrian territory occupied by Israel, a German government spokeswoman said on Friday. The comment, Reuters reports, was in response to President Donald Trump’s call to recognize..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Mike Pompeo Says Trump Is The Modern Savior Of Jewish People [Video]Mike Pompeo Says Trump Is The Modern Savior Of Jewish People

According to Business Insider, "Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said it is "certainly" possible that President Donald Trump may be the modern-day savior of the Jewish people. Speaking to the Christian..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Pompeo confers with Israel on Hezbollah before Lebanon trip [Video]Pompeo confers with Israel on Hezbollah before Lebanon trip

The U.S. Secretary of State described Hezbollah as a risk to Middle East stability ahead of his visit to Beirut. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

US Denies Report About Leaving Nearly 1,000 Troops in Syria [Video]US Denies Report About Leaving Nearly 1,000 Troops in Syria

Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called The Wall Street Journal's reporting "factually incorrect."

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Iraqi art revival: Artists see surge in new activity [Video]Iraqi art revival: Artists see surge in new activity

In the shadow of cultural ruins, Iraqis seek to rebuild their country as a centre of arts in the Middle East.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:41Published

‘Crude’ art exhibition explores social impact of oil industry in the Middle East [Video]‘Crude’ art exhibition explores social impact of oil industry in the Middle East

An exhibition in Dubai is transforming one of the world’s most valuable commodities into art.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:15Published

Europe Secures Over $7 Billion in Humanitarian Aid for Syria [Video]Europe Secures Over $7 Billion in Humanitarian Aid for Syria

The financial pledges will help people in Syria, as well as the neighboring countries that are taking in Syrian refugees.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

Jailed Iranian Musician Launches New Album For Peace [Video]Jailed Iranian Musician Launches New Album For Peace

The album—Middle East—will be released by Sony Music Entertainment on Friday. Its message, Rajabian says, is one of peace and human rights in one of the most tumultuous and violent regions in the..

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 00:45Published

Special Olympics In Abu Dhabi Is A Sign Of Progress [Video]Special Olympics In Abu Dhabi Is A Sign Of Progress

The Special Olympics World Games will be held this week in Abu Dhabi, CNN reports. The Middle East has lagged behind the rest of the world in respecting the needs and potential of people, but the tide..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

North Korea Defies UN [Video]North Korea Defies UN

According to CNN, a UN report has found that North Korea has broken UN sanctions with a "massive" increase of oil imports and coal exports. The 400-page document released Monday by the UN Panel of..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Trade ties in focus as Iran's Rouhani visits Iraq [Video]Trade ties in focus as Iran's Rouhani visits Iraq

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani began a first official visit to Iraq on Monday meant to bolster Tehran's influence and expand trade ties to help offset renewed U.S. sanctions. Saskia O'Donoghue..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

Rouhani Visits Iraq For Better Trade Ties [Video]Rouhani Visits Iraq For Better Trade Ties

REuters reports Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sharply criticised U.S. military intervention in the Middle East on Monday as he began a first official visit to Iraq, . His visit is aimed at shoring..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Male, Muslim and feminist, UN’s Mohammad Naciri talks women’s rights in the Middle East [Video]Male, Muslim and feminist, UN’s Mohammad Naciri talks women’s rights in the Middle East

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, Mohammad Naciri, a regional director for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, spoke to Euronews about the..

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

Model turned activist Waris Dirie says world is ignoring the crime of FGM [Video]Model turned activist Waris Dirie says world is ignoring the crime of FGM

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is still occurring because the world is turning a blind eye to a crime against children, Waris Dirie, the Somali nomad turned supermodel, said on Thursday (March 7)...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

U.S. Palestinian mission in Jerusalem shuts down [Video]U.S. Palestinian mission in Jerusalem shuts down

The United States lowered the flag on Monday at the Jerusalem consulate that had served as its diplomatic channel to Palestinians, merging the mission with the new U.S Embassy to Israel in the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

Islamic State faces final territorial defeat in eastern Syria battle [Video]Islamic State faces final territorial defeat in eastern Syria battle

U.S.-backed Syrian force battling the jihadists said on Saturday (March 2) it was closing in on the jihadists' last bastion near the Iraqi border, capping four years of efforts to roll back the group...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

U.S.-Backed Syrian Forces Launch Final Assault On Islamic State [Video]U.S.-Backed Syrian Forces Launch Final Assault On Islamic State

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, US-backed forces launched an attack to evict Islamic State from its last territorial bastion and end four years of international efforts to push back a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Kushner And Saudi Crown Prince Meet After Khashoggi's Death [Video]Kushner And Saudi Crown Prince Meet After Khashoggi's Death

​The two reportedly discussed U.S./Saudi Arabia relations and peace efforts between Israel and Palestine.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

Kushner: U.S. peace plan addresses borders issue [Video]Kushner: U.S. peace plan addresses borders issue

White House adviser Jared Kushner, giving a broad outline of a U.S. peace plan for the Middle East, said it will address final-status issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including establishing..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

Kushner: Mideast Peace Plan Addresses Borders Issue [Video]Kushner: Mideast Peace Plan Addresses Borders Issue

REuters reports White House adviser Jared Kushner, giving a broad outline of a U.S. peace plan for the Middle East, said it will address final-status issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It will..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Jared Kushner In Gulf, Outlines Mideast Peace Plan [Video]Jared Kushner In Gulf, Outlines Mideast Peace Plan

According to Reuters White House adviser Jared Kushner, giving a broad outline of a U.S. peace plan for the Middle East, said it will address final-status issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Amnesty report on Middle East rights highlights Khashoggi case [Video]Amnesty report on Middle East rights highlights Khashoggi case

An Amnesty report looking at the state of human rights in the Middle East says the lack of international justice only emboldens authorities to crack down on their citizens and freedom of speech.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:48Published

 

Despite Washington talks, France still unclear over U.S. Syria plans: Le Drian

France, one of the main contributors to the fight against Islamic State in the Middle East, has received no answers to questions about U.S. calls for it and others to help secure northeastern Syria,..
Reuters - Published

Kuwait says U.S. Mideast peace plan should weigh regional considerations

Kuwait's foreign minister said on Wednesday that a long-awaited U.S. peace proposal for the Middle East should factor in regional considerations and all stakeholders.
Reuters - Published

U.S. says Iran missile program detribalizing Middle East

A senior U.S. arms control official said on Tuesday that Iran's missile program is detribalizing the Middle East and raising the risk of a "regional arms race" through the provision of such weapons to..
Reuters - Published
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