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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Iran deployed short-range missiles and drones to Iraq: Al-Qabas

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Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has deployed short-range missiles and drones to Iraq, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas reported, citing anonymous sources inside Iran.According to the sources, the rockets in...
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SDF allegedly agrees to ‘handover’ strategic town to Russian and Syrian forces in coming...

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have agreed to hand over the strategic town of Ain Issa in the northern countryside of Al-Raqqa to the...
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Syrian Army prepares for possible confrontation with Turkish forces in Raqqa

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has recently moved in reinforcements to the northwestern region of the Al-Raqqa Governorate, following a string of attacks by...
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) shakes hands with soldiers October 15, 2013 in the Israeli-occupied territory of Golan Heights. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)

Netanyahu warns of ‘crushing blow’ to Iran in Lebanon and Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 P.M.) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed that his country will continue to confront Iran’s attempts to base itself in Syria and will not tolerate...
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Can the US force Iran out of Syria? Not likely, former officials say

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The outgoing Trump administration appears to have made little if any progress in achieving its goal.Dec 22, 2020Earlier this month, a Trump administration official told Congress that Washington’s goals...
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Pakistan comes under pressure to normalize relations with Israel

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In article posted by Israel Hayom on Wednesday, the newspaper reported that a Pakistani government aide met with Israeli officials during a trip to Tel Aviv. Citing a source in...
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Iran demands immediate withdrawal of US forces inside Syria

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Iran’s permanent ambassador and representative to the United Nations, Majid Takht Rawanji, said that the presence of US forces in Syria is illegal and aims to achieve hidden goals. The...
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Andrew Korybko: Complementary role of Iran, China, Russia in Syria reconstruction

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Tehran (Bazaar): Syria, like all countries, has the right to diversify its economic partners, and friendly competition between Russia, China, and Iran will benefit the Syrian people by getting them better...
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Iran defies US sanctions and threats to transport Venezuelan oil

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On Sunday, Bloomberg News reported that the Iranian oil tanker “Ndros” had arrived on the Venezuelan coast, and is expected to receive a large amount crude oil from the...
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Turkey announces two soldiers killed in northeastern Syria

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The Turkish Ministry of Defense confirmed the killing of two of its soldiers on Friday, as a result of an explosion in the northwestern countryside of the Al-Hasakah Governorate. According...
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Iran announces ‘Axis of Resistance Defense Treaty’

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The Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran announced on Monday that it will work on preparing a draft resolution on the “defense and security treaty...
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Lavrov points out UK’s double standards in regard to the Falkland Islands, Crimea

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London’s dissenting approaches to the situation with the Falkland Islands and the Crimean Peninsula is a display of double standards, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey...
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Navalny arrested until February 15

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Moscow’s Khimki Court has placed Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny under arrest until February 15, defense attorney Vadim Kobzev told TASS. "The Khimki Court ruled...
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Thousands of Illicit Bitcoin Mining Machines Seized in Iran

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian police have confiscated some 45,000 bitcoin mining machines that were illegally using subsidized electricity. Mohammad Hassan Motavalizadeh, head of Iran’s...
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Russian Air Force launches dozens of strikes over central Syria

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The Russian Aerospace Forces launched several strikes over the central region of Syria on Sunday, as their warplanes targeted several Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) hideouts...