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.
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
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
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..
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,..
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..
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..
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..
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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