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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Middle East Eye: Second member of key Saudi council arrested in MBS purge

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By David Hearst A second member of the Beya, or Allegiance Council, which determines the succession to the Saudi throne, was arrested on Saturday as part of a purge of senior...

BREAKING NEWS: Dozens of Turkish soldiers reportedly killed by airstrike in Idlib

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Several reports from northwestern Syria have claimed that dozens of Turkish soldiers were killed this evening after an airstrike struck their convoy inside the Idlib Governorate. According to the Step News...
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Syrian, Russian forces killed over 300 ISIS terrorists in central Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), alongside the Russian Army, carried out a large-scale operation to combat the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorist organization...
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Heavily-armed Russian submarine heads to Syria

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The Black Sea Fleet’s Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarine Rostov-on-Don will soon rejoin the Russian Navy’s permanent Mediterranean task force, a source in the defense industry told TASS on Wednesday. “The...
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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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Syrian Army thwarts terrorist attack with five drones against Homs Refinery

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By Ruaa al-Jazaeri The Syrian Arab Army on Sunday thwarted a terrorist attack with five drones against Homs Refinery. SANA ‘s reporter said that an army unit managed to disrupt and...
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US Army Helicopter Crashes in Northern Syria, Reports Say

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According to the SANA news agency, the crash site has been cordoned off with US armoured vehicles. It is not immediately clear what caused the crash.A US...
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Syria says up to 5,000 Chinese Uighurs fighting in militant groups

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BEIJING (Reuters) - Up to 5,000 ethnic Uighurs from China’s violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang are fighting in various militant groups in Syria, the Syrian ambassador...
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Syrian Army secures gas fields after large ISIS attack

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) managed to foil a large-scale Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) attack on the Badiya Al-Sham and Badiya Al-Sukhnah regions of eastern...
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Massive arms delivery? Russia sends 7 large cargo planes to Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 A.M.) – A number of Russian cargo planes were tracked heading from Moscow to the Hmeimim Airbase in Syria’s Latakia Governorate this week.According to...
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Iran is preparing to unveil a new ‘weapon unlike the rest’

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The Iranian Minister of Defense, Brigadier General Amir Hatami, announced on Monday that a new, locally manufactured Iranian weapon, different from the rest of...
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Russian tech firm rolls out domestic engines for latest amphibious assault hovercraft

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UEC Saturn, a subsidiary of Russia’s United Engine Corporation (UEC), has produced domestic seaborne engines for Project 12322 ‘Zubr’ and Project 12061 ‘Murena’ air...
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Russian warship stops US destroyer from violating Russia’s border

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Russia’s Admiral Vinogradov anti-submarine destroyer stopped the United States’ USS John S. McCain from violating the Russian border in the Peter the Great Gulf,...
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China bags Cambodian airport contract in blow to French operator

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EconomState-owned MCC lands $400m construction deal for new gateway in Phnom PenhHONG KONG/PHNOM PENH -- A major portion of Cambodia's new international...
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Yemeni Forces Hit Saudi Aramco Site in Jeddah: Military Spokesman

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Yemeni Armed Forces’ spokesman, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said the Arab country’s military fired a missile at a...