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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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Trump’s walk back on foreign dirt comment “wasn’t much of a real clarification”

New York Magazine reporter Gabriel Debenedetti joins "CBS This Morning Saturday" to discuss the fallout surrounding Trump's claim that he wouldn't refuse dirt on a political opponent from a foreign..
CBS News - Published

Eye Opener: Tensions escalate with Iran

Tensions are rising in the Middle East. Also, a Friday night trip turns violent when gunfire erupts in a crowded store. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.
CBS News - Published

Videos for Middle East

Shanahan says oil tanker attacks, an 'international situation' [Video]Shanahan says oil tanker attacks, an 'international situation'

U.S. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said on Friday that this week's attacks on two oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, is 'an international situation' in the Middle East 'not a U.S...

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Iran's Rouhani Says U.S. Actions Threaten Middle East Stability [Video]Iran's Rouhani Says U.S. Actions Threaten Middle East Stability

According to Reuters, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the leaders of a China-led security bloc said that U.S. actions pose a serious threat to stability in the Middle East. The United States..

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How is Disney’s remake of Aladdin good news for the Middle East? [Video]How is Disney’s remake of Aladdin good news for the Middle East?

Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin is amongst the latest additions in Jordan’s contribution to the international film industry.

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Kremlin Says Too Early To Draw Conclusions On Oil Tanker Attacks [Video]Kremlin Says Too Early To Draw Conclusions On Oil Tanker Attacks

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that it was too early to draw any conclusions on attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, citing a lack of..

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Oil Prices Surge 2% After Attacks In The Gulf [Video]Oil Prices Surge 2% After Attacks In The Gulf

According to Reuters, Oil prices jumped about 2% on Thursday following a suspected attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman near Iran and the Strait of Hormuz, through which a fifth of global oil..

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Two oil tankers struck in Gulf of Oman [Video]Two oil tankers struck in Gulf of Oman

Attacks on two oil tankers on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman left one ablaze and both adrift, shipping firms said, driving oil prices up 4% over worries about Middle East supplies. Emily Wither reports.

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Tanker Attacks In Gulf of Oman Fuel Security, Oil Supply Fears [Video]Tanker Attacks In Gulf of Oman Fuel Security, Oil Supply Fears

Attacks on two oil tankers on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman left one ablaze and both adrift, shipping firms said. The attacks driving oil prices up 4% over worries about Middle East supplies. The Front..

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Saudi Arabia buying new missile technology from China: Report [Video]Saudi Arabia buying new missile technology from China: Report

Former US official calls media report 'significant and alarming' as concerns grow over new arms race in Middle East.

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Mueller Probe Witness Indicted On This Particularly Noxious Charge [Video]Mueller Probe Witness Indicted On This Particularly Noxious Charge

A Middle East consultant and prominent witness in the former special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation has been indicted on federal child pornography charges. According to Business Insider,..

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US Aircraft Carrier Strike Group Flexes Muscles Near Iran [Video]US Aircraft Carrier Strike Group Flexes Muscles Near Iran

According to Business Insider, The US Navy Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group and US Air Force bombers deployed to the Middle East to counter Iran conducted simulated strike drills near Iran this..

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Kushner Back Palestinian 'Self-Determination' [Video]Kushner Back Palestinian 'Self-Determination'

According to Reuters, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that the Palestinians deserve “self-determination,” but stopped short of backing Palestinian..

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Jared Kushner uncertain Palestinians can self-govern [Video]Jared Kushner uncertain Palestinians can self-govern

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said in an interview on 'Axios on HBO' that the Palestinians deserve "self-determination," but stopped short of backing Palestinian statehood and expressed..

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Lebanon's Hezbollah vows to confront U.S. Middle East plan [Video]Lebanon's Hezbollah vows to confront U.S. Middle East plan

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah vowed his Iran-backed group would confront President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Trump Sent A Strange, Supportive Note To Netanyahu After Defeat [Video]Trump Sent A Strange, Supportive Note To Netanyahu After Defeat

Business Insider reports White House senior adviser Jared Kushner on Thursday gave Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a gift from US President Donald Trump after Netanyahu suffered a major..

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Trump Envoys Kushner, Greenblatt In Middle East to Seek Support For Peace Plan [Video]Trump Envoys Kushner, Greenblatt In Middle East to Seek Support For Peace Plan

According to Reuters, a White House official on Tuesday said senior White House adviser Jared Kushner is leading a U.S. delegation to the Middle East this week seeking support for a late June workshop..

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White House Aide Kushner To Travel To Middle East [Video]White House Aide Kushner To Travel To Middle East

Trump administration officials Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt and Brian Hook are visiting in Morocco, Jordan and Israel this week. White House officials say, the trio will discuss the economic portion..

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Trump is 'provoking yet another war'- Beto O'Rourke [Video]Trump is 'provoking yet another war'- Beto O'Rourke

During an interview on CBS' Face the Nation program, U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said President Donald Trump is "provoking yet another war in the Middle East" by sending an..

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U.S. Military In Region Is 'Weakest' In History [Video]U.S. Military In Region Is 'Weakest' In History

According to Reuters, a deputy commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards said that the U.S. military presence in the Middle East is at its “weakest in history." The statement comes after U.S...

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US troop move to Middle East 'extremely dangerous': Zarif [Video]US troop move to Middle East 'extremely dangerous': Zarif

Increased US presence in the region threatens international peace, Iran's foreign minister says.

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US President Donald Trump sends 1,500 troops to Middle East as tensions with Iran continue to rise [Video]US President Donald Trump sends 1,500 troops to Middle East as tensions with Iran continue to rise

Tensions between the US and Iran are rising as Trump sends 1,500 troops to the Middle East and pushes through the sale of billions of dollars' worth of arms to Saudi Arabia

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US To Deploy 1,500 Troops To Counter Iran [Video]US To Deploy 1,500 Troops To Counter Iran

The United States is going to send 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East. According to CNN, the new deployment includes Patriot missile batteries, reconnaissance aircraft and accompanying..

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U.S. Deploys Troops To Middle East, Citing Threat Of Iran [Video]U.S. Deploys Troops To Middle East, Citing Threat Of Iran

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, the United States announced the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, calling it an effort to boost defenses against Iran while it accused the..

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U.S. To Deploy 1,500 Troops To Middle East [Video]U.S. To Deploy 1,500 Troops To Middle East

Reuters reports the United States announced Friday that it would deploy 1,500 troops to the Middle East, in a move it said would help defend against Iran. The troops will include personnel manning..

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Trump To Send 1,500 troops To Middle East Amid Tensions With Iran [Video]Trump To Send 1,500 troops To Middle East Amid Tensions With Iran

Reuters reports that President Donald Trump announced he will send about 1,500 American troops to the Middle East. The troops are being deployed as a protective measure, amid heightened tensions with..

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Tanker attacks escalate tensions in the Middle East

The attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman have increased tensions in the Middle East. Just last month, four tankers were targeted in the same region. Charlie D'Agata reports.
CBS News - Published

U.S. focus is to build global consensus after Mideast oil tanker attacks: Shanahan

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is focused on building international consensus following attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East that the United States has blamed on Iran, acting U.S...
Reuters - Published

Iran, US not seeking open war after Gulf attacks: analysts

iran, us not seeking open war after gulf attacks: analysts
More Dubai (AFP) - Despite a war of words following dual tanker attacks in the Gulf, Iran and the US are not seeking an open conflict that could hit economies across the world, analysts say. Tensions..
WorldNews - Published

Iran's Rouhani says Middle East situation calls for closer ties with Russia: RIA

The Middle East situation requires closer ties between Iran and Russia, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said at a China-led security bloc summit on Friday, according to the Russian state news agency..
Reuters - Published

Tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman highlight point of leverage for Iran

Tensions are high in the Middle East after attacks on two oil tankers near the Persian Gulf that U.S. officials are blaming on Iran. U.S. sanctions on Iran already had raised the potential risk of a..
CBS News - Published

Eye Opener: Tensions skyrocket in the Middle East

The secretary of state blames Iran for attacks on two tankers, calling it a "blatant assault." Also, the White House stands by Kellyanne Conway despite an unprecedented rebuke from a federal watchdog...
CBS News - Published

Taiwan's CPC sees little impact after tanker attacked in Middle East

Taiwan's state oil refiner CPC Corp said on Friday it was still accessing the damage to a tanker it had charted to carry fuel from the Middle East that was suspected to have been attacked, while the..
Reuters - Published

Iran's Rouhani says U.S. actions threaten Middle East stability

U.S. actions pose a serious threat to stability in the Middle East, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the leaders of a China-led security bloc including Russia and India on Friday.
Reuters - Published

U.S. has 'no interest' in new conflict in Middle East: military

The United States has no interest in engaging in a new conflict in the Middle East but will defend American interests including freedom of navigation, the U.S. military said on Thursday as it directed..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo: Iran is responsible for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a news conference that Iran is responsible for the recent attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East. Two tankers were damaged Thursday in the Gulf of Oman.
CBS News - Published

Tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman fuel security, oil supply fears

Attacks on two oil tankers on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman left one ablaze and both adrift, shipping firms said, driving oil prices up 4% over worries about Middle East supplies.
Reuters - Published

"Highly likely" Iran is behind apparent oil tanker attacks, U.S. defense official says

The U.S. Navy rushed to assist two tankers in the Middle East damaged in an apparent attack overnight. The incidents took place in the Gulf of Oman, near the Strait of Hormuz. Pictures from Iranian..
CBS News - Published

Ships in Gulf were attacked, other vessels at risk: INTERTANKO

The tanker association INTERTANKO said on Thursday that two vessels had been attacked in the Middle East and there were growing worries for the safety of ships and their crews sailing through the..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Navy assisting after apparent oil tanker attack

The U.S. Navy says it is assisting after an apparent attack on two tankers in the Middle East. The incident took place overnight near the Strait of Hormuz, the main artery for transporting oil from the..
CBS News - Published

Taiwan's CPC says naphtha tanker hit by suspected attack in Middle East

An oil tanker carrying fuel from the Middle East for Taiwan's state oil refiner CPC Corp was suspected to have been attacked earlier on Thursday, the company said.
Reuters - Published

Latest on suspected attacks on tankers in Gulf of Oman

Here is the latest from Reuters on suspected attacks on two tankers on Thursday south of the Strait of Hormuz, through which a fifth of the Middle East's oil is shipped:
Reuters - Published

Japan's Abe warns of armed conflict amid soaring U.S.-Iran tension

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned of unintended clashes in the crisis-hit Middle East after meeting the Iranian president in Tehran on Wednesday, amid a brewing confrontation between Iran and..
Reuters - Published

Rouhani: Japan wants to keep buying Iranian oil

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said after meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tehran on Wednesday that Japan wants to keep buying Iranian oil, as tension between Tehran and Washington..
Reuters - Published

Japan PM calls on Iran to play constructive role for regional stability

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday called on Iran to play a constructive role in securing peace and stability in the Middle East and said Japan is determined to do everything it can to..
Reuters - Published

Middle East ‘Deal of Century’ will be DOA

middle east ‘deal of century’ will be doa
The confluence of the Israeli snap elections; the Arab, Muslim, and Gulf Cooperation Council summits in Mecca; and the upcoming “Bahrain Workshop” underscore the amateur nature of President..
WorldNews - Published

Japan’s Abe heads to Iran in hopes to help ease tension

japan’s abe heads to iran in hopes to help ease tension
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has headed to Iran on a closely watched trip, saying he hoped to help ease tension in the Middle East. Abe told reporters Wednesday that he wants...
WorldNews - Published

Russia's Putin to visit Saudi Arabia in October, says Falih

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Saudi Arabia, a traditional U.S. ally in the Middle East, in October this year, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Germany backs two-state solution to Middle East conflict

germany backs two-state solution to middle east conflict
AMMAN: German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (left) speaks at a press conference with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi on Sunday.—AFP AMMAN: Germany’s top diplomat on Sunday reaffirmed his..
WorldNews - Published

Qatar says U.S. needs Palestinians on board for Middle East peace plan

Qatar said on Sunday that there was a disconnect between the Palestinians and the United States over a U.S. blueprint aimed at ending the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, warning that a..
Reuters - Published

Qatar will support any Middle East peace plan approved by Palestinians: foreign minister

Qatar will accept any Middle East peace plan that is acceptable to the Palestinians, Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said on Sunday, warning that any U.S.-led solution cannot..
Reuters - Published

Aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea

aboard the uss abraham lincoln in the arabian sea
America has increased its military presence in the Middle East following, what it says is, 'credible intelligence' of a threat to US interests from Iran.
BBC News - Published

Germany's Maas heading to Tehran for nuclear talks: spokeswoman

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will visit Iran as part of a three-country Middle East tour next week, during which he will explore options for preserving a fraying nuclear non-proliferation pact, a..
Reuters - Published

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