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.


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

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...

Israeli forces launch massive attack on Gaza

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...

Russia allegedly transports 6 Syrian jets to Iran after Israeli attack: media

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...

Trade between Iran, Iraq rising via Chazabeh border

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...

Russian military reaches Syrian, Iraqi, Turkish border triangle for first time ever: video

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...

Two rockets land near US embassy in Baghdad

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...

Iran media celebrates ‘increased attacks’ on US in Iraq

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

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...

Erdogan calls for 30-km-deep buffer zone across northern Syria border

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...

US bombing ‘Iranian’ targets in Iraq after rocket strike at base near Baghdad killed...

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

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...

Bryan Walsh: How new tech raises the risk of nuclear war

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

US withdrawal from Iraq continues

US withdrawal from Iraq continues they offered 74 trucks to the Iraqi Border Guard Forces from Al-Asad Air Base and 40 containerized...

IRGC begins construction of first all-Iranian petroleum refinery

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...

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