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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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Iranian Missile Hits Israeli-owned Cargo Ship in Arabian Sea

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Iran fired a missile at an Israeli-owned cargo ship in the Arabian Sea, Channel 12 News reported on Thursday. The ship was making its way from Tanzania to India when...
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks to air force staff in Tehran on February 8, 2019. (handout via EPA)

Khamenei says U.S. promises have no credibility for Iran

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Iran does not trust U.S. promises on lifting sanctions and will only return to its commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal once Washington fully removes the measures, Iranian Supreme...
Smoke is seen following a fire at an Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media (video obtained by Reuters)

Saudi minister accuses Iran of being involved in latest Houthi attacks

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Adel Al-Jubeir, accused Iran of being involved in the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities, which...
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Huthis advance on Yemen’s Marib after seizing mountain

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Yemen's Iran-backed Huthi rebels have made major advances on Marib city after seizing a strategic mountain in clashes that caused dozens of casualties on both sides, government sources said...

Iran firmly committed to developing missile capability, says defense minister, amid hostility in the...

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The Iranian defense minister has reaffirmed his country’s commitment to strengthening its missile capabilities as Trump-era sanctions remain in place and tensions with Israel and the new US administration...
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Syrian air defenses respond to ‘Israeli aggression,’ intercept ‘multiple missiles’ over Damascus

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Syria’s air defenses were activated in response to an alleged Israeli airstrike in Damascus countryside in the south of the country, state media reported, claiming that several ‘hostile projectiles’...
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Houthi forces target Saudi airbase for 2nd time in last 24 hours

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On Tuesday, Yemen’s Ansarallah Movement (Houthi forces) announced the targeting of the King Khalid Airbase in Khamis Mushait, southern Saudi Arabia, marking the second time in the last 24...
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Russia expresses concern over deployment of Turkish reinforcements to northern Raqqa

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The Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria has expressed its concern about the Turkish forces sending military reinforcements to the Al-Raqqa Governorate in northern Syria, and fortifying their positions...
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Gazprom, Shell ink strategic cooperation agreement

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MOSCOW, March 16. /TASS/. Gazprom and Shell concluded the agreement on strategic cooperation for the term of five years on March 16, the Russian gas holding says on Tuesday."Particular...

Iran rejects step-by-step revival of nuclear deal

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Tehran is opposed to a step-by-step revival of the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Iranian news agency Press TV has...
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Iran will introduce 1,000 more centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear site, Chief Iranian Nuclear...

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The news comes as Tehran's intends to increase its nuclear activity in the wake of a reported sabotage attack on its Natanz nuclear plant.Iran...
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks to air force staff in Tehran on February 8, 2019. (handout via EPA)

Khamenei says Iran may enrich uranium to 60% purity if needed

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Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday Iran might enrich uranium up to 60% purity if the country needed it and would never...
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Canada cancels weapons sales to Turkey over Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

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Canada cancelled all defense exports to Turkey on Monday after an investigation found that Canadian technology was used in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, the...
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Azerbaijan’s president poses with helmets taken from fallen Armenian soldiers at opening of museum...

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Azerbaijan’s long-time leader, Ilham Aliyev, has officially opened a museum dedicated to the country’s victory over neighboring Armenia in a series of bloody battles...
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Is Bosnia next?

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The media in the region today caused real confusion by announcing that Slovenian President Borut Pahor, during a recent visit to Sarajevo, said that...