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.

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Iraqi PM safe after drone attack on residence, military says

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Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi escaped unharmed in an assassination attempt by armed drone in Baghdad on Sunday, officials said, in an incident that dramatically raises tension in the...
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Iranian military ‘foils’ US attempt to seize tanker in Sea of Oman

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Iran has confirmed that its Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has foiled an attempt by American forces to intercept an oil tanker, and that the vessel is now back in...
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US forces consolidate in Jordan

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Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentatorThe United States intends to deploy the bulk of its military contingent in the Middle East in Jordan. In July, it was reported that...
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Iraq Signs 525-MW Solar Plant Deal With Norway-led Consortium

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Power-starved Iraq on Thursday signed a deal with a Norwegian-led consortium to build two solar power plants, officials said, a day after inking a similar agreement with the UAE.War-scarred...
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Withdrawal from Iraq is a matter of time

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The dust has not yet settled around the recent chaotic withdrawal of the United States from Afghanistan, and another no less dramatic decision is on the horizon - that...
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US combat troops to start leaving Iraq in October, Iraqi MP says

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US combat troops will start leaving Iraq from early next month, an Iraqi lawmaker on parliament's Security and Defence Committee has told The New Arab's Arabic-language sister site.The withdrawal...
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Greece delivers Patriot battery to Saudi Arabia

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Writing by Beyza Binnur Donmez​​​​​​​ A team of the Greek Armed Forces is on its way to Saudi Arabia to deliver a battery of Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems, a National...
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Iraq: US may withdraw soon, says ex-Mossad head

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The former head of Israeli spy agency Mossad has expressed concern that the US may soon withdraw from Iraq as it has from Afghanistan. This could lead to the...
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U.S. calls on OPEC and its allies to pump more oil

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U.S. President Joe Biden's administration on Wednesday urged OPEC and its allies to boost oil output to tackle rising gasoline prices that they see as a threat to the...
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US transfer troops to Jordan

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Last month the White House reported to move the troops and equipment slowly to Jordan. It started by Joe Biden presidency which reformed the military and political priorities of...
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Belarusian leader points to escalating situation at republic’s border with Ukraine

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The situation at Belarus’ southern borders is constantly deteriorating, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Monday as he approved the border guard service’s 2022...

NATO sends ships and fighter jets to eastern Europe

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NATO said Monday that it’s putting extra forces on standby and sending more ships and fighter jets to eastern Europe as Russia continues its...

U.S. tells diplomats’ families to leave Ukraine, weighs troop options

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The U.S. State Department announced Sunday it was ordering diplomats' family members to leave Ukraine, as U.S. President Joe Biden weighed options for boosting...
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Russia’s embassy calls on London to stop dangerous provocations about Ukraine

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Russia’s embassy in the UK has urged the British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to stop dangerous rhetorical provocations about Ukraine, explaining anti-Russian propaganda...
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Ukraine receives second batch of U.S. weapons in Russian stand-off

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Ukraine's Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov said on Sunday the country had received a second consignment of weapons from the United States as part of...