The Middle East is a transcontinental region which includes Western Asia, and all of Turkey and Egypt. The term has come into wider usage as a replacement of the term Near East beginning in the early 20th century. The broader concept of the "Greater Middle East" also adds the Maghreb, Sudan, Djibouti, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and sometimes even Central Asia and Transcaucasia into the region. The term "Middle East" has led to some confusion over its changing definitions.
President Emmanuel Macron said France was determined Iran would never gain a nuclear weapon but it wanted to avoid any military escalation in the Middle East, after he met with Israeli Prime Minister.. France 24 - Published
In a TV interview on Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that victims of the Ukrainian airliner shot down in Iran last week would still be alive if there had been no tensions in the region. Eve..
President Donald Trump claimed there was a threat on multiple embassies. He reacted to that threat by ordering the killing of former Iraninan Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. According to Business Insider,..
The Prince of Wales offers his condolences following the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman. The Prime Minister will also meet the new Sultan - Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said. The Middle East's..
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Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders on Thursday said that the Trump administration has not provided evidence to 'justify' the killing of the top Iranian commander and urged Congress to pass a bill that..
UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has met with the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss matters in the Middle East. Mr Raab told reporters that they had a constructive meeting and said the UK..
Iran has fired missiles at U.S.-led forces in Iraq in retaliation for the killing of top commander Qassem Soleimani last week. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called it 'a slap in the face', but..
Boris Johnson has said that his government are trying to "dial this thing down" as he spoke in parliament about the ongoing crisis in the Middle East. His comment came after Jeremy Corbyn accused the..
Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has defended Prime Minister Boris Johnson against allegations of being "absent" during the Middle East crisis. He said: "the prime minister has been very engaged with..
President Emmanuel Macron said France was determined Iran would never gain a nuclear weapon but it wanted to avoid any military escalation in the Middle East, after he met with Israeli Prime Minister.. Reuters - Published
Chris Froome has announced he will return to competitive racing at the 2020 UAE Tour in the Middle East on February 23. The four-time Tour de France winner has not raced since a crash in a training.. WorldNews - Published
The Prince of Wales has pledged to do his “utmost” to spread a message of sustainability and will call for consumers to be given clear information to help them make environmentally-friendly.. WorldNews - Published
Goldman Sachs said a potential drop in oil demand from top energy consumer China due to the outbreak of a new coronavirus could hurt crude prices by about $3 per barrel, countering concerns about.. Reuters - Published
A European-led naval mission in the Straits of Hormuz - a vital shipping route for world transport that has been impacted by military tensions in the Middle East - has won more political support from.. Reuters - Published
US President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday to respond to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s Friday sermon, mocking him as "not so supreme" and cautioning that he should be “very.. WorldNews - Published
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Friday to discuss his recent trips to Iran and Saudi Arabia, as Islamabad tries to facilitate peace between Washington and.. WorldNews - Published
Australian firefighters report from the frontline of the inferno; brutal gender attacks are still happening in India, but now the women are learning to fight back; Putin announces an unknown as.. France 24 - Published
France will deploy the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier and its battle group from January to April to support French military operations in the Middle East, Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday. France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters
PARIS — French carmaker PSA Group said on Thursday global sales fell 10% last year to 3.49 million units, compared with a record 3.88 million in 2018, as it suffered from declining volumes in China,.. WorldNews - Published
The US Department of State has announced the country will be participating in the Expo 2020 Dubai. A statement to the effect read: “The Department of State is pleased to announce the participation of.. WorldNews - Published
Japan's Defense Minister Taro Kono on Tuesday defended Tokyo's decision to send forces to the Middle East to help ensure the safety of merchant ships, saying it was in the Japanese people's interest,.. Reuters - Published
During a televised discussion over which country has been the main source of instability in the Middle East, I struggled to place Iran ahead of the US. While it is self-evident that no single country.. WorldNews - Published
Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday that Jordan is one of the transatlantic alliance’s closest global partners as they continue their work against international terrorism. It came as.. WorldNews - Published
Iran's foreign minister has cancelled an expected appearance at next week's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, organizers said Tuesday, citing the “backdrop of uncertainty” in the Middle.. WorldNews - Published
Having torched United States’ relations with a host of countries in Europe, Middle-East, Latin America, and Asia, President Donald Trump may be looking at an India visit to salvage his foreign policy.. IndiaTimes - Published
Boris Johnson has said there was "no reason" for the UK to be "notified" over the US killing of General Qasem Soleimani. The Prime Minister was not warned about the US airstrike in Iraq that killed a.. WorldNews - Published
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet decided on Tuesday to use about 507 million yen ($4.6 million) from this fiscal year's budget reserves for the Self-Defense Forces in the Middle East, the.. Reuters - Published
President Trump’s decision earlier this month to assassinate Iran’s top military general on Iraqi soil – over the objection of the Iraqi government – has damaged the U.S. relationship with its.. WorldNews - Published
LONDON — Oil prices dipped slightly on Monday as investors shift their focus away from easing Mideast tensions to this week’s scheduled signing of an initial U.S.-China trade deal whose details.. WorldNews - Published
Riyadh: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned that military confrontation with Iran will impact global peace and stability, as he visits the Middle East hoping to ease tensions spiked by the US.. WorldNews - Published
Maple Leaf Foods Inc Chief Executive Officer Michael McCain criticized the U.S. government for escalating tensions in the Middle East, after an Iranian missile accidentally shot down a Ukrainian.. Reuters - Published
The crisis triggered by Donald Trump’s assassination of General Qassem Suleimani has crystallised Iran’s official thinking around a single, overriding demand: that American military forces should.. WorldNews - Published
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday that the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger jet in Iran reinforced the importance of de-escalating tensions in the Middle East. Reuters - Published
Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said, one of the Middle East's longest serving rulers who maintained the country's neutrality in regional struggles, died on Friday and his cousin Haitham bin Tariq al-Said was.. Reuters - Published
Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said, one of the Middle East's longest serving rulers who maintained the country's neutrality in regional struggles, died on Friday and state media said his cousin Haitham bin.. Reuters - Published
Oman's ailing Sultan Qaboos bin Said, one of the Middle East's longest serving rulers who maintained the country's neutrality in regional struggles, died on Friday and the Gulf state's high military.. France 24 - Published
As you’ve probably heard by now, last week Donald Trump ordered the assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, a move that has ratcheted up tensions with Iran, led to a missile strike on a.. WorldNews - Published
U.S. stocks hovered near all-time highs on Friday, as easing Middle East tensions and gains in popular technology stocks offset concerns about slower-than-expected December jobs growth in the United.. Reuters - Published
The United States wants a thorough and independent investigation into the crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane in Iran that killed 176 people, the State Department's top diplomat for the Middle East.. Reuters - Published
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the new sanctions against Iran will target eight senior officials involved in "destabilizing" activities in the Middle East as.. USATODAY.com - Published
Members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps march during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of the 1980-1988 war with Iraq, in Tehran, on September 22, 2018. |.. WorldNews - Published