Middle East

The Middle East is the world’s crossroads. It encompasses the Arabian Peninsula, the mountains of Iran, the plains of Turkey and the deserts of the Levant.


Turkish weapons on the way to Yemen!

ISWNews Analysis Group: Maj. Gen. Khaled al-Qamli, commander of the Mansour Hadi Coast Guard, arrived in Somalia to receive a shipment of Turkish weapons that arrived in Somali ports...

Syria’s Aleppo International Airport seeks direct flights with Moscow

ALEPPO, April 5. /TASS/. The executive management of the airport in Syria’s Aleppo, which resumed international flights after the armed conflict in the country, hopes to open air link...

WSJ: US withdraws some forces from the Middle East, studying options to protect Saudi...

The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that U.S.  President Joe Biden had ordered the Pentagon to begin withdrawing some of the forces that Washington had deployed in the Gulf region,...

Syria’s Assad goes back to work after recovering from COVID-19

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has gone back to work after recovering from COVID-19, the Syrian Presidency informed on Twitter. "On the outcomes of the quarantine, the PCR test showed a...

Regions not under Damascus control in most dire straits — senior Russian diplomat

UNITED NATIONS, March 29. /TASS/. The most difficult humanitarian situation in Syria is seen in the regions not under the control of Damascus, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin...

Lebanon in danger of sinking like Titanic, says parliament speaker, warns ‘everyone will drown’...

The speaker of the Lebanese parliament has warned that the country is in severe danger of going under unless a government is formed to address the nation’s problems, including...

French aircraft carrier group enters Persian Gulf

The French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle arrived in the Gulf waters as part of a mission to combat the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorist group and to promote “freedom...

Stalemate in Israeli election, as Netanyahu, rivals lack majority to form government

Israel's fourth election in the last two years will probably end in a stalemate between current Likud Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a coalition of parties attempting to unseat him. In...

Turkish forces target several sites near Tal Rifaat in northern Aleppo

The Turkish army said that it destroyed more than 20 sites and “neutralized a large number of militants” in the city of Tal Rifaat in northern Syria, the Anadolu...

Syrian President orders 25 tons of oxygen be given to Lebanon

On Wednesday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad directed that 25 tons of oxygen be given to Lebanon in order to help its neighbor during these turbulent times. The Minister of Health...

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Iran will introduce 1,000 more centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear site, Chief Iranian Nuclear...

The news comes as Tehran's intends to increase its nuclear activity in the wake of a reported sabotage attack on its Natanz nuclear plant.Iran...
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks to air force staff in Tehran on February 8, 2019. (handout via EPA)

Khamenei says Iran may enrich uranium to 60% purity if needed

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday Iran might enrich uranium up to 60% purity if the country needed it and would never...

Canada cancels weapons sales to Turkey over Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

Canada cancelled all defense exports to Turkey on Monday after an investigation found that Canadian technology was used in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, the...

Azerbaijan’s president poses with helmets taken from fallen Armenian soldiers at opening of museum...

Azerbaijan’s long-time leader, Ilham Aliyev, has officially opened a museum dedicated to the country’s victory over neighboring Armenia in a series of bloody battles...

Is Bosnia next?

The media in the region today caused real confusion by announcing that Slovenian President Borut Pahor, during a recent visit to Sarajevo, said that...