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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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Mike Pompeo’s Lebanon visit will tackle Hezbollah sanctions and Israeli maritime dispute

mike pompeo’s lebanon visit will tackle hezbollah sanctions and israeli maritime dispute
On his first trip to Beirut this week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be walking a fine line between continuing support for Lebanon’s institutions while waving the threat of sanctions if..
WorldNews - Published

Pompeo to visit Netanyahu before Israeli PM heads to Washington

pompeo to visit netanyahu before israeli pm heads to washington
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) will meet this week in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, seen here at a Middle East peace conference in Warsaw on February 14, 2019 Locked..
WorldNews - Published

Videos for Middle East

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

Sound Of One Hand Clapping? Kushner's Plan For Middle Eastern Peace [Video]Sound Of One Hand Clapping? Kushner's Plan For Middle Eastern Peace

Politico reports First Son-In-Law Jared Kushner is taking another whack at peace in the Middle east. Kushner is set to meet this week with Gulf leaders, signalling plans to release a blueprint for..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

Louvre Abu Dhabi brings Rembrandt to Middle East for first time [Video]Louvre Abu Dhabi brings Rembrandt to Middle East for first time

The UAE museum is currently exhibiting more than 90 works from the Dutch Golden Age.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

White House Says It Will Keep 200 Troops in Syria [Video]White House Says It Will Keep 200 Troops in Syria

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says that a small contingent of troops will stay in Syria for "peacekeeping" reasons.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Jason Rezaian on Jamal Khashoggi [Video]Jason Rezaian on Jamal Khashoggi

"Traditionally, if a journalist was captured, taken prisoner by government or killed, the American president ... would demand answers."

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:21Published

 

Foreigners among those killed and wounded in New Zealand mosque attacks

Several were from the Middle East or South Asia, according to reports from governments
CBS News - Published

Flydubai says Boeing 737 MAX remains integral to future strategy

DUBAI (Reuters) - Middle Eastern carrier flydubai said on Thursday the Boeing 737 MAX, grounded after two fatal crashes in five months, remained integral to its future strategy.
Firstpost - Published

Exclusive: Exxon eyes Israel gas bid in major Middle East shift

Exxon Mobil Corp is considering exploring for oil and gas in Israel, said a person with direct knowledge of the matter, in what would make Exxon the first oil major to operate in the country still..
Reuters - Published

Jared Kushner challenged on conflicts of interest by Trump aides, book claims

jared kushner challenged on conflicts of interest by trump aides, book claims
Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was confronted by two of the most senior US government officials for mixing his personal interests with US foreign policy, according to a new book. Kushner,..
WorldNews - Published

US ambassador weighs role on Middle East

America's new ambassador to Australia is working out what role he will play in managing relations between the military allies on engagements in the Middle East.
SBS - Published

U.N. Report Says North Korea Defied Sanctions With Arms Sales, Oil Imports

u.n. report says north korea defied sanctions with arms sales, oil imports
North Korea has broken United Nations sanctions with a "massive" increase of oil imports and coal exports, a U.N. report has found, CNN reports. The 400-page document released Monday by the U.N. Panel..
WorldNews - Published

CBS News foreign correspondent Charlie D'Agata talks ISIS recruitment tactics, impact on Middle East

CBS News foreign correspondent Charlie D'Agata reflects on his time reporting for "CBSN On Assigment." In his reporter's notebook, D'Agata discusses ISIS' tactics to recruit a new generation in Mosul,..
CBS News - Published

UN Security Council Calls On Yemen Parties To Abide By Stockholm Peace Deal

un security council calls on yemen parties to abide by stockholm peace deal
Five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council called on the Houthi Rebels and Saudi-led coalition to implement a peace deal in the key port city of Hodeidah to help end the..
WorldNews - Published

Pompeo, Kushner, Greenblatt discuss Middle East with Jordan king - source

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House senior advisers Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt discussed Middle East peace prospects with Jordan's King..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Airlines fly Boeing 737 MAX 8 after crash despite China grounding

By Alexander Cornwell and Tim Hepher DUBAI/PARIS (Reuters) - Airlines from North America to the Middle East kept flying the 737 MAX 8 on Monday after Boeing said it was safe, in stark contrast with a..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Who's involved in Syria's 8-year civil war?

March 15th marks 8 years of civil war in Syria. Jasmine El-Gamal, a senior fellow at The Atlantic Council and former Middle East adviser for the Pentagon, joins CBSN to explain how a peaceful uprising..
CBS News - Published

Trade ties in focus as Iran's Rouhani begins first Iraq visit

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani condemned U.S. military intervention in the Middle East on Monday as he began a first official visit to Iraq, meant to bolster Tehran's influence and expand trade ties..
Reuters - Published

Bernie Sanders-Style Politics Are Defining 2020 Race, Unnerving Moderates

The leading Democratic candidates have largely broken with consensus-driven politics and embraced progressive ideas on health care, taxes, the environment and Middle East policy.
NYTimes.com - Published

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