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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U.S. halts secretive drone program with Turkey over Syria incursion

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By: Humeyra Pamuk, Phil Stewart  The United States has halted a secretive military intelligence cooperation program with Turkey that for years helped Ankara target Kurdish PKK militants, four U.S. officials...
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Israeli forces launch massive attack on Gaza

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The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) launched a big assault over the Gaza Strip, hitting several areas, including Khan Younis. According to Palestinian activists, the Israeli Defense Forces primarily used heavy...
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Russia allegedly transports 6 Syrian jets to Iran after Israeli attack: media

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – Earlier this month, the Israeli Air Force carried out a powerful attack on a Syrian military site that stored several aircraft, including six MiG-29...
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Trade between Iran, Iraq rising via Chazabeh border

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Saeed Mousavi, a director in the Chamber of Commerce of Ahvaz (center of Iran’s southwestern Khuzestan province), said commodities are transported to Iraq via this border on...
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Russian military reaches Syrian, Iraqi, Turkish border triangle for first time ever: video

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – Russian military forces, backed by air cover, traveled from the Qamishli International Airport in Al-Hasakah and along the Turkish border route to...
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Two rockets land near US embassy in Baghdad

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Two rockets landed inside the Green Zone in central Baghdad, Iraq, where the US embassy is located, setting off alarms at the compound, Sky News reported Thursday. No casualties have...
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Iran media celebrates ‘increased attacks’ on US in Iraq

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The US has said that either the attacks are ordered by Iran or use Iranian weapons, according to Iranian media.On September 10, a katyusha rocket was reportedly...

Syrian Army captures militant stronghold in southwest Aleppo

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The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is still on the move in the southwestern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate, as their forces have taken control of more territories from the...
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Erdogan calls for 30-km-deep buffer zone across northern Syria border

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During his presidential address on Saturday morning, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for a 30-kilometer-deep buffer zone across Syria’s northern border. This buffer zone, which would presumably go across...
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US bombing ‘Iranian’ targets in Iraq after rocket strike at base near Baghdad killed...

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The US and its coalition partners are bombing “Iranian” targets in Iraq, in retaliation for the earlier deaths of two US service members and a British nurse in a...
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Flynn case bombshell: FBI analysts bought insurance fearing they’d be sued for misconduct

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FBI analysts working on the Michael Flynn Russia investigation originally planned to end the inquiry in fall 2016 and eventually bought liability insurance fearing they...
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Bryan Walsh: How new tech raises the risk of nuclear war

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75 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, some experts believe the risk of the use of a nuclear weapon is as high now as it...
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US withdrawal from Iraq continues

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US withdrawal from Iraq continues they offered 74 trucks to the Iraqi Border Guard Forces from Al-Asad Air Base and 40 containerized...
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IRGC begins construction of first all-Iranian petroleum refinery

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Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) begins constructing the first all-Iranian petroleum refinery in the southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas,...

Gas Without a Fight: Is Turkey Ready to Go to War for Resources in...

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Active exploration of gas deposits in the Eastern Mediterranean has boosted the region’s importance for the local powers. Most European states depend...