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.

Turkey withdraws from 2nd besieged military post in northwestern Syria

The Turkish Armed Forces have officially withdrawn from their second besieged military post in northwestern Syria after bringing in trucks to transport troops and equipment last week.According...

US State Deptartment approves sale of 18 MQ-9 drones to UAE

Reuters quoted sources as saying that the U.S. State Department had agreed to sell 18 MQ-9 drones to the U.A.E. The agency said, citing people familiar with a congressional notification,...

Saudi Arabia grants Syrian trucks permission to enter country

PoliBEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The deputy head of the export committee at the Damascus Chamber of Commerce, Fayez Qassuma, said that more than three weeks ago,...

Iran announces joint project with Saudi Arabia in Persian Gulf

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:05 P.M.) – On Saturday, the Iranian authorities announced the installation of a housing platform in the joint field with Saudi Arabia and in the...

Iraq and Egypt sign agreements to strengthen economy, trade, infrastructure

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Iraq on Saturday signed 15 memorandums of understanding and agreements with Egypt in a bid to strengthen Iraq’s healthcare, economic and infrastructure sectors,...

New governors of Raqqa, Quneitra, Deir Ezzor and Idleb swear in before President Al-Assad

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...

Turkish-backed forces continue large attack in retaliation for Russian strikes

The Turkish-backed militants resumed their large attack on northwestern Syria this evening, as they continue their retaliation for the Russian airstrikes that killed and wounded over 200 of their...

Sudan’s move to normalise relations with Israel condemned

Palestine and Iran condemned Sudan's move to establish diplomatic relations with Israel. Israel and Sudan have agreed to work towards normalising relations in a deal announced by US President Donald Trump. The deal...

Israeli minister: Saudi Arabia and Qatar will get F-35s sooner or later

Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Sunday that Saudi Arabia and Qatar will sooner or later acquire modern U.S.-made F-35 fighters if they wish to do so. Steinitz, a...

Russian warplanes pursue ISIS terrorists across central Syria

The Russian Aerospace Forces were busy on Saturday, as their warplanes heavily bombarded the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) positions in the central region of Syria. According to a field report from...

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US aircraft carrier and warships move into Persian Gulf region

CNN quoted a Pentagon official as saying on Friday evening that the aircraft carrier, U.S.S. Nimitz, had moved to the Gulf region with other...

Ethiopian PM declares victory in Tigray after capturing capital

Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, announced the end of military operations in the restive Tigray region and the control of federal forces over Mekele,...

Changes in status quo in Transnistria may lead to rising tensions, Kremlin says

Changes in the status quo in Transnistria may lead to a rise in tensions, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday. When asked...

Americans are retiring to Vietnam, for cheap healthcare and a decent standard of living

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — When John Rockhold drew a low number, No. 12, in the 1971 draft lottery, his adolescence...

Russian and Syrian jets launch heavy strikes on central Syria for 2nd day in...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – The Russian and Syrian air forces conducted several strikes over the central region of the country, following...