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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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Allies play hard to get on U.S. proposal to protect oil shipping lanes

The United States is struggling to win its allies' support for an initiative to heighten surveillance of vital Middle East oil shipping lanes because of fears it will increase tension with Iran, six..
Reuters - Published

Explainer: Japan's Abe faces headache from U.S. plan for Mideast maritime coalition

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces a tough diplomatic challenge from an expected U.S. request to send its navy to join a military coalition to safeguard strategic waters off Iran and Yemen.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Middle East

WHO calls for greater action to fight diabetes & obesity in the Middle East [Video]WHO calls for greater action to fight diabetes & obesity in the Middle East

The World Health Organization’s regional director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr. Ahmed Al Mandhari, is calling for united action to strengthen health systems in the the Levant.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 12:00Published

Flying 'race car' combines Formula One and drone racing [Video]Flying 'race car' combines Formula One and drone racing

Imagine Formula One racing in the air - that's the vision for AirSpeeder, the world's first piloted multi-copter racer. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Trump accuses Iran of secret nuclear enrichment [Video]Trump accuses Iran of secret nuclear enrichment

U.S. President Donald Trump accused Iran on Wednesday of secretly enriching uranium for a long time and said U.S. sanctions would be increased "substantially" soon, as the U.N. nuclear watchdog held an..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Pence warns Iran, amid rising tensions [Video]Pence warns Iran, amid rising tensions

U.S. officials are vowing to protect American interests in the Middle East, as Iran says it could pull back from additional commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal. Nathan Frandino has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:58Published

What are some Middle East inventions that helped shape the world? [Video]What are some Middle East inventions that helped shape the world?

Since the beginning of humankind, inventions have helped move civilizations forward, with many creations coming from Middle East and North Africa.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:37Published

Little inventors come up with big ideas in the UAE [Video]Little inventors come up with big ideas in the UAE

Investing in inventors is how some countries in the Middle East and North Africa are looking to enrich and enhance their societies.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:14Published

Vertical farm Plenty races against the sun [Video]Vertical farm Plenty races against the sun

Silicon Valley vertical farm Plenty unveiled its newest farm which can produce enough leafy greens to supply over 100 stores. Its last farm could only serve three stores and some restaurants. Across..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 04:17Published

Tanker seizure stirs Iran's tensions with the West [Video]Tanker seizure stirs Iran's tensions with the West

Iran has summoned the British ambassador to Tehran over what it calls an illegal seizure of one of its tankers off Gibraltar. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

US Air Force Deploys F-22 Stealth Fighters To Middle East Amid Tension With Iran [Video]US Air Force Deploys F-22 Stealth Fighters To Middle East Amid Tension With Iran

According to a report by Business Insider, US F-22 stealth fighters have returned to the Middle East to 'defend American forces and interests' at a time of high tension with Iran, although it is..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Why Does America Have So Many Pigeons? [Video]Why Does America Have So Many Pigeons?

Pigeons are a fixture in most American cities. The birds are native to North Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, but Europeans settlers brought them to North America in the 1600s as a source of food...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

Palestinians Reject U.S. Plan For Peace As Kushner Garners Gulf Arab Support [Video]Palestinians Reject U.S. Plan For Peace As Kushner Garners Gulf Arab Support

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, Palestinians poured scorn on the Trump administration's 50 billion-dollar investment plan to help achieve Middle East peace, however US Gulf Arab allies..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:58Published

U.S. Economic Plan Gets Cautious Nod In Gulf Despite Palestinian Protest [Video]U.S. Economic Plan Gets Cautious Nod In Gulf Despite Palestinian Protest

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, Palestinians decried the Trump administration's 50 billion-dollar investment plan to help achieve Middle East peace, however US Gulf Arab allies claimed..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:56Published

Kushner quiet on details of Mideast peace plan [Video]Kushner quiet on details of Mideast peace plan

The Trump administration is chasing support for an economic plan that it says will be a foundation for Israeli-Palestinian peace. But the Palestinians - and many other Arabs - don't think their pitch..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

Palestinian Refugees Protest U.S. Middle East Peace Plan [Video]Palestinian Refugees Protest U.S. Middle East Peace Plan

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, a US middle east peace plan stirred anger and apprehension in Palestinian refugee camps around the region by raising the possibility that a long-..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Macron Speaks To Rouhani In Attempt To Prevent Escalation Of Middle East Conflict [Video]Macron Speaks To Rouhani In Attempt To Prevent Escalation Of Middle East Conflict

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, President Emmanuel Macron spoke by phone to his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani as part of a French initiative to prevent an escalation of tensions in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Palestinians protest amid controversial workshop on Middle East peace [Video]Palestinians protest amid controversial workshop on Middle East peace

Hundreds of Palestinian protesters in various West Bank locations on Tuesday rallied against this week's economic conference in Bahrain that will kick off the Trump administration's plan for peace in..

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

Sanctions and other pressure will 'bring Iran to the table': US national security adviser [Video]Sanctions and other pressure will 'bring Iran to the table': US national security adviser

The US national security adviser John Bolton spoke in Jerusalem about new sanctions against Iran and other Middle East political issues.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:34Published

Palestinians clash with Israeli forces in protest at Kushner's economic peace plan [Video]Palestinians clash with Israeli forces in protest at Kushner's economic peace plan

Palestinians staged protests on Tuesday across the West Bank and Gaza as the first stage of President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan was launched at a conference the White House touts as a bid..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

Trump Imposes New U.S. Sanctions On Iran's Supreme Leader [Video]Trump Imposes New U.S. Sanctions On Iran's Supreme Leader

According to Reuters, U.S. President Donald Trump targeted Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other senior Iranian officials with new U.S. sanctions on Monday. Trump signed an executive..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Palestinian's denounce US's peace plan before Manama event [Video]Palestinian's denounce US's peace plan before Manama event

Hundreds rally in occupied West Bank to protest against US'S Middle East peace plan on eve of US-led Bahrain gathering.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:04Published

Iran Parliament Speaker Says U.S. Mideast Peace Plan Will Bolster Palestinian Militants [Video]Iran Parliament Speaker Says U.S. Mideast Peace Plan Will Bolster Palestinian Militants

According to a report by Reuters, on Sunday, Iran's parliament speaker, Ali Larijani, said that the US Middle East peace plan was 'toying with a nation's dignity' and would lead to stronger resistance..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

Donald Trump says he could be Iran's 'best friend' [Video]Donald Trump says he could be Iran's 'best friend'

President Donald Trump has warned military action against Iran is still an option for its downing of an unmanned US military aircraft, but amid heightened tensions he dangled the prospect of eventually..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:16Published

Jared Kushner To Present Middle East Economic Plan [Video]Jared Kushner To Present Middle East Economic Plan

The Trump administration created a $50 billion Middle East economic plan. The plan calls for creating a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighboring Arab state economies...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Middle East's Verdict On Kushner's Peace Plan: 'Colossal Waste Of Time' [Video]Middle East's Verdict On Kushner's Peace Plan: 'Colossal Waste Of Time'

U.S. President Donald Trump’s economic vision as part of the wider plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has gone over like a lead balloon. According to Reuters, Trump's son-in-law Jared..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

White House Premieres 'Economic Vision' For Palestinians [Video]White House Premieres 'Economic Vision' For Palestinians

According to Politico.com, "The White House on Saturday released the first of a two-part Middle East peace plan, outlining the Trump administration’s “economic vision” for Palestinian territories..

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From Iraq to Yemen, drones raise U.S. alarm over Iranian plans

The increased use of drones by Iran and its allies for surveillance and attacks across the Middle East is raising alarms in Washington.
Reuters - Published

France's Macron to speak to Rouhani, Putin and Trump to ease Iran tension

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday he would speak to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Russia's Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump this week as part of a French initiative to..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan airspace closure stretches transit pain for passengers

The Pakistan airspace closure has not only impacted airlines as they are forced to fly longer routes and burn more fuel, but on ground, it has hit transit passengers too, especially those from North..
IndiaTimes - Published

EU's Mogherini cautions against 'dangerous adventures' in the Middle East

The European Union fully backs Iraq's efforts to de-escalate growing tensions between the United States and Iran because conflict will have dire consequences for all sides, EU foreign policy chief..
Reuters - Published

Britain says it fended off Iranian attempt to block oil tanker

Three Iranian vessels tried to block a British-owned tanker passing through the strait that controls the flow of Middle East oil to the world, but backed off when confronted by a Royal Navy warship,..
Reuters - Published

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