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.


Turkish soldier killed in Syria’s Idlib

A Turkish soldier was killed in shelling in Syria’s Idlib governorate, the administration of Turkey’s Gaziantep Province tweeted on Saturday. It claimed that the shell had been fired by Syrian...

Russia equipping Syria air base to receive nuclear bombers

Russia has been developing the Hmeimim Air Base in Latakia in western Syria in preparation for it to receive strategic nuclear bombers as part of plans to strengthen the...

Salami: Iranian nation will get through this biological warfare

The Chief Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said that the resistance and power of the Iranian nation will defeat the new coronavirus outbreak in the country. “We are...

US withdrawal from Iraq continues

US withdrawal from Iraq continues they offered 74 trucks to the Iraqi Border Guard Forces from Al-Asad Air Base and 40 containerized housing units (CHUs) to serve as housing...

Russia supports peace talks between Syrian gov’t and Kurdish parties

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – Russia confirmed that it supports dialogue between the Kurdish forces and the Syrian authorities on the future of Syria, stressing that the Syrian Kurds...

Qara 8 gas well put into services to support electric power stations

Damascus, SANA-Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources put Qara 8 gas well into service with a production capacity of nearly 150 thousand cubic meters per day.The new quantity of...

Iran vows to strengthen Syria’s air defenses in new military cooperation deal

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – Iran and Syria have signed a new military cooperation deal that seeks to bring the two allies closer through their armed forces. According to Al-Mayadeen...

Iranian official reveals Iran’s plan to confront Israel

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – Sayyid Hossein Nahgavii Hosseini, the spokesman for the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Iranian parliament, revealed on Saturday the details of...

Jihadists suffered heavy losses in failed attack in northwest Hama: Syrian Army

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – A source from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) revealed on Tuesday that the jihadist rebels suffered heavy losses during their failed attack in northwestern...
Sharmine Narwani in Vienna during final round of Iranian nuclear negotiations with the P5. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. July 2015. (photo Salon)

Sharmine Narwani on the end of the Syrian war and the “post-imperial Middle East”

How Middle East correspondent Sharmine Narwani sees a new era emerging in Asia, while Trump, Pompeo and Bolton bluster.

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Press review: Will China join a military alliance with Russia and oil market awaits...

China is not planning on creating a united front with Russia against NATO, the Chinese Defense Ministry announced. Its spokesperson stressed that military ties...

Continued Israeli airstrikes on Syria are testing Moscow’s patience, Tel Aviv would do well...

Scott Ritter How Russia responds to Israel's attacks on Iranian targets inside Syria could make all the difference as to whether the region boils over...

Iranian vice-President expresses his country’s readiness to transfer scientific expertise to Syria

Damascus, SANA- Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari confirmed his country’s readiness to transfer expertise and export his country’s products to Syria,...

Croatia interested in purchasing Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine

ZAGREB, March 3. /TASS/. The Croatian government is interested in purchasing Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine considering the spread of COVID-19 in the country and...

U.S. imposes sanctions on Russia over poisoning of Navalny

The United States imposed sanctions on Tuesday on Russian individuals and entities after concluding that Russia attempted to kill opposition figure Alexei Navalny with...