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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Israel accuses defence minister’s household staffer of Iran-related espionage

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Israel has charged a member of Defence Minister Benny Gantz's housekeeping staff with espionage, saying on Thursday he offered to spy on him on behalf of "a person identified...
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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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Historic Win for Left: Gustavo Petro Wins Colombian Elections

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Bogota-SANA-Leftist candidate Gustavo Petro maintained a five percentage point difference, with 50 percent, against Rodolfo Hernandez during Colombia’s presidential runoff, with 79.6 percent of...
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EU forced to buy Russian oil to prevent Putin from earning even more –...

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The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said that the European Union is forced to buy Russian oil so that Putin...
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JP Morgan: The Russian economy is doing better than expected after the introduction of...

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The large American bank "JP Morgan" estimates that the Russian economy is doing better than expected after the introduction of Western sanctions, and that...
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Greenpeace: United Kingdom imported more than $ 275 million in Russian oil during the...

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The British government has imported Russian oil worth 220 million pounds ($ 276 million) since Moscow declared war on Ukraine, according to a new...

The Hell of Volnovakha

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The battle for this strategically important place was fought for two weeks. With the fall of Volnovakha and the northbound frontline push, a railway...