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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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In rare visit, Israeli delegation travels to Sudan to discuss normalization: Report

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An Israeli delegation has traveled to Sudan to discuss normalization between Tel Aviv and Khartoum amid the US’s attempts to persuade or pressure Arab nations to forge diplomatic ties with...
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New governors of Raqqa, Quneitra, Deir Ezzor and Idleb swear in before President Al-Assad

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Damascus, SANA_ The new governors of Raqqa Abdul Razzaq Khalifa, Quneitra Abdel Halim Khalil, Deir Ezzor Fadel Najjar and Idleb Mohammad Natouf, were sworn in before President Bashar al-Assad...
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Putin says Russia does not plan to go to war with anyone

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia does not plan to go to war with anyone, but wants to dissuade other countries from engaging in conflict with Moscow, the...
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NEW ROCKET ATTACK TARGETED U.S. EMBASSY IN IRAQ’S BAGHDAD

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On July 19, a new rocket attack targeted the U.S. embassy in the Iraqi capital, Bagdad, according to the Xinhua News Agency.A source in the Iraqi Interior Ministry told...
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Saudi Arabia’s bot army flourishes as Twitter fails to tame the beast

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By: Marc Owen Jones One of the Middle East’s oldest and most prolific disinformation networks is still going strong on Twitter - and no one seems to know why. The so-called Diavolo network, which...
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Jihadist defenses collapse in southern Idlib as Syrian Army advances across Jabal Al-Zawiya

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It is going to be a long night for the jihadist rebels in southern Idlib, as they continue to lose several sites to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in...
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Iraq declares its right to respond to Turkey’s attacks along northern border

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The Iraqi Foreign Ministry stated on Thursday, the fact that there is no coordination between Iraq and Turkey regarding military operations against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), announcing Iraq’s...
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Russia allocates $1 billion to help with Syria’s reconstruction

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – Russia and Syria signed 8 memoranda of understanding on energy, customs and education.Mikhail Mezentsev, head of the headquarters for coordination between Russian-Syrian agencies for...
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Russian stealth jets flew ‘unnoticed’ over 6 US bases in Syria and Iraq: media

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) – The Russian Su-57 stealth jets flew ‘unnoticed’ over several U.S. bases in Iraq and Syria, the Russian publication Avia.Pro reported on Sunday. “The Russian Su-57...
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Leaked docs expose massive Syria propaganda operation waged by Western govt contractors and media

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Western government-funded intelligence cutouts trained Syrian opposition leaders, planted stories in media outlets from BBC to Al Jazeera, and ran a cadre of journalists. A trove of leaked documents...
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NY lawmakers voting to strip Cuomo’s COVID powers amid nursing home, sex harass scandals

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The Democratic-led New York state Legislature is expected to pass a measure today that will neuter Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s emergency powers — granted last year to...
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Pentagon claims 1 ‘Iran-backed’ fighter killed during east Syria strike

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Last week’s US strike at the presumed facility of “Iran-backed” militia on Syria’s territory near the border with Iraq killed one fighter and injured...
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Russia is building a new military base in Syria, near Palmyra

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The Russian military in Syria is preparing to build a "permanent military base" near the historic city of Palmyra (Arb. Tadmor) in the Homs...
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Press review: Will China join a military alliance with Russia and oil market awaits...

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China is not planning on creating a united front with Russia against NATO, the Chinese Defense Ministry announced. Its spokesperson stressed that military ties...
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Continued Israeli airstrikes on Syria are testing Moscow’s patience, Tel Aviv would do well...

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Scott Ritter How Russia responds to Israel's attacks on Iranian targets inside Syria could make all the difference as to whether the region boils over...