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.

President Donald Trump departs after a meeting at the United Nations, New York, Sept. 23, 2019. (photo Peter Foley/EPA)

Trump administration warns Iraq could lose New York Fed account if US troops forced...

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The Trump administration this week warned Iraq that it could lose access to its central bank account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York if Baghdad expels American...
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News / Iraq Iraq negotiating with Russia to buy S-300...

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A senior Iraqi legislator says Baghdad is in talks with Moscow to purchase Russian-built long-range, surface-to-air S-300 missile defense systems. The head of the Security and Defense Committee in the...

Iran strikes back at US with missile attack at bases in Iraq

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By: Nasser Karimi, Amir Vahdat and John Gambrell Iran struck back at the United States early Wednesday for killing a top Revolutionary Guards commander, firing a series of ballistic missiles...

Britain, France, Germany meet in Brussels for crisis Iran talks

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The British, French and German foreign ministers meet in Brussels on Tuesday to hold urgent talks over Iran as they prepare their reaction after Tehran’s decision to scrap the...

Iraq’s Parliament calls for expulsion of U.S. troops

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By Qassim Abdul Zahra and Bassem Mroue Iraq’s Parliament called for the expulsion of U.S. troops from the country Sunday in reaction to the American drone attack that killed a top...

‘Terrorist in a suit’: Iran’s information minister strikes back after Trump’s Twitter threats

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The Iranian information minister issued a toughly worded response to US President Donald Trump after he posted a threatening tweet about “targeting" dozens of sites across Iran. "Trump is a...
President Donald Trump departs after a meeting at the United Nations, New York, Sept. 23, 2019. (photo Peter Foley/EPA)

Trump vows to hit 52 Iranian targets if Iran retaliates after drone strike

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By Ahmed Aboulenein, Maha El Dahan, David Shepardson U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened to hit 52 Iranian sites “very hard” if Iran attacks Americans or U.S. assets after a drone...
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TOTAL WAR: Iran Unfurls Red Flag Of War Over The Holy Dome Of Jamkarān...

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TEHRAN – Earlier today, the authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran raised the Red Flag of Hussein over the Holy Dome of Jamkaran Mosque, in Qom. The raising...

Iran tells U.N. it reserves right to self-defense over Soleimani killing

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Iran told the United Nations Security Council and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday that it reserves its right to self-defense under international law after the United States killed Qassem...

Thousands in Baghdad mourn Iranian general killed by US

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Thousands of mourners chanting “America is the Great Satan” marched in a funeral procession Saturday through Baghdad for Iran’s top general and Iraqi militant leaders, who were killed in...
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US aircraft carrier and warships move into Persian Gulf region

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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...
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Ethiopian PM declares victory in Tigray after capturing capital

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Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, announced the end of military operations in the restive Tigray region and the control of federal forces over Mekele,...
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Changes in status quo in Transnistria may lead to rising tensions, Kremlin says

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

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HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — When John Rockhold drew a low number, No. 12, in the 1971 draft lottery, his adolescence...
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Russian and Syrian jets launch heavy strikes on central Syria for 2nd day in...

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