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Middle East: Region encompassing Western Asia and North Africa
The Middle East is a region spanning the vast majority of Western Asia and all of 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 includes the Maghreb, Sudan, Djibouti, Somalia, the Comoros, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and sometimes Transcaucasia and Central Asia into the region. The term "Middle East" has led to some confusion over its changing definitions.

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CNN10 - 5/13/21 [Video]

CNN10 - 5/13/21

Violence in the Middle East, gasoline shortages in the U.S. Southeast, and the “trashy” work of an award-winning architect are all featured this Thursday.

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CNN10 - 5/18/21 [Video]

CNN10 - 5/18/21

Today’s show covers headlines from the Middle East and India, a mysterious sound from the Golden Gate Bridge, and the safe return of a wayward duck family.

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Starmer calls on PM to renew Middle East peace process [Video]

Starmer calls on PM to renew Middle East peace process

Sir Keir Starmer has called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to advocate a renewed international agreement for a peace process in the Middle East at the G7 Summit later this week. The Labour Party..

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Hear from families of Uyghurs deported to China from Middle East [Video]

Hear from families of Uyghurs deported to China from Middle East

CNN has collected dozens of accounts that detail the alleged detention and deportation of Uyghurs at China’s request in three major Arab countries: Egypt, the UAE and Saudi Arabia. China, Egypt, the..

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First United Nations World Tourism Organisation regional office opens in Riyadh [Video]

First United Nations World Tourism Organisation regional office opens in Riyadh

The hub will co-ordinate initiatives across 13 countries in the Middle East.

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Dominic Raab meets Israeli counterpart in Jerusalem [Video]

Dominic Raab meets Israeli counterpart in Jerusalem

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab meets his Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi in Jerusalem after he arrived in the Middle East to help ceasefire talks.

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CNN10 - 5/26/21 [Video]

CNN10 - 5/26/21

The U.S. secretary of state visits the Middle East, Americans are warned not to visit Japan, and dogs and bees are studied as potential Covid testers.

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In Mideast, Blinken pledges millions to Gaza [Video]

In Mideast, Blinken pledges millions to Gaza

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday said the United States would provide an additional $75 million in development and economic aid to the Palestinians in 2021, $5.5 million in immediate..

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This logistics giant is leveraging growth in Africa [Video]

This logistics giant is leveraging growth in Africa

With a footprint in over 220 countries and territories, FedEx Express’ president of Asia, Middle East and Africa, Kawal Preet, discusses the company’s growth and capitalizing on the trade corridor..

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US: Blinken heads to Middle East amid Gaza ceasefire [Video]

US: Blinken heads to Middle East amid Gaza ceasefire

The US secretary of state says he will ‘meet with the parties to support their efforts to solidify a ceasefire’ as tensions run high in Palestinian territories.

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Fareed on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict [Video]

Fareed on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Fareed gives his take on why Mideast violence will keep happening until it is resolved through moral persuasion.

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Blinken: Has to be a peaceful political solution in Middle East [Video]

Blinken: Has to be a peaceful political solution in Middle East

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken says a peaceful two-state solution between Israel and Palestinians is the “first order of business” of the Biden administration’s Middle East policy.

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On GPS: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken [Video]

On GPS: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken

The Secretary joins Fareed for a wide-ranging discussion on the Biden administration’s Middle East policy.

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Air Force dad surprises daughter at high school graduation [Video]

Air Force dad surprises daughter at high school graduation

Ohio senior Grace Macke thought her dad wouldn’t be able to attend her high school graduation ceremony after he deployed to the Middle East in 2020. Thanks to the US Air Force and Kings High School,..

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Biden celebrates ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas [Video]

Biden celebrates ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas

President Joe Biden touted the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas during a White House speech in response to the quick-moving developments in the Middle East.

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Israeli, Palestinian demonstrators gather in NYC [Video]

Israeli, Palestinian demonstrators gather in NYC

Pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian demonstrators gathered on opposing sides of the street in New York's Times Square on Thursday night following the announcement of a ceasefire in the Middle East.

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Middle East: From conflicts to bitter enemies holding talks, what is happening?| Oneindia News [Video]

Middle East: From conflicts to bitter enemies holding talks, what is happening?| Oneindia News

Global ChitChat brings you all the latest developments from middle East. For four years, diplomatic contacts have been severely curtailed but now Iran and Saudi Arabia are speaking again. What does it..

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How this company's integrated software solutions became ubiquitous in Africa [Video]

How this company's integrated software solutions became ubiquitous in Africa

SAP’s President for Europe, Middle East and Africa South, Claudio Muruzabal, shares how digitization is helping African businesses compete on a global scale.

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Minister calls for de-escalation of tensions in Middle East [Video]

Minister calls for de-escalation of tensions in Middle East

The UK Government has condemned "acts of terrorism by Hamas" in the Middle East and called for a de-escalation of tensions in the region. Foreign Office minister James Cleverly said that Israel "has a..

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President Biden's trip to Michigan overshadowed by violence in the Middle East [Video]

President Biden's trip to Michigan overshadowed by violence in the Middle East

CNN’s Kaitlan Collins reports.

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Pope Francis calls for an end to 'hatred and vendetta' in the Middle East and holds mass for Myanmar [Video]

Pope Francis calls for an end to 'hatred and vendetta' in the Middle East and holds mass for Myanmar

During a special service in St Peter's Basilica Pope Francis denounced the violence taking place between Israelis and Palestinians, as well as the coup in Myanmar.

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