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.


Yemen’s president tells army to be on alert after camp attack kills 79

ADEN (Reuters) - Yemen’s president told the military on Sunday it needed to be on alert and ready for battle after an attack a day earlier by Iran-aligned Houthis...

Turkey’s Erdogan urges Libya’s Haftar to end aggressive stance

BERLIN (Reuters) - Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar must end his aggressive stance to pave the way for a political process in the North African country, Turkish President...

Yemeni officials: 25 troops killed in Houthi missile strike

By Ahmed Al-Hay SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A missile attack launched by Shiite rebels in Yemen hit an army camp Saturday, killing at least 25 troops, Yemeni officials said. The strike...

How Israel Trains Its Elite Drone Warriors

By Seth J. Frantzman People don’t understand drones, one of the graduates of an Israeli Air Force course for UAV operators says. She has just completed six months in training...
An S-400 air defence missile system at the Hmeymim airbase (photo Sputnik)

Iraq set to buy Russian S-400 air defense system and assert its sovereignty

By Steven Sahiounie, political commentator Iran attacked US forces stationed at two bases in Iraq with 15 missiles on January 8th, but it does not appear missile defense systems were...

Google deletes Press TV UK’s YouTube account

By Areeb Ullah Staff at Iranian-funded channel say their page was closed without warning or explanation, and comes as companies are under pressure to comply with US sanctions Google has deleted the...

Syrian Army moves heavy weapons to Aleppo front-lines as reinforcements crowd roads to city

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has been steadily building up their forces in the Aleppo Governorate for nearly three weeks now, with thousands of...

Europeans trigger dispute mechanism in Iran nuclear deal

France, Britain and Germany formally triggered the dispute mechanism in Iran's nuclear deal with world powers on Tuesday, the strongest step they have taken so far to enforce an agreement...

How Russia helping Iraq build up its air defenses amid US-Iran escalation

Maxim A. Suchkov January 10, 2020 Following the latest hostilities between the United States and Iran inside Iraq, Baghdad has reportedly resumed negotiations with Moscow over reinforcing its air defenses....
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...

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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Syrian FM demands US pay compensation for ‘heavy damage’ to the country

Damascus demanded that the American administration “compensate for the heavy damage and heavy losses inflicted by the American aggression and occupation against the Syrian...

Norway to allow U.S. military to build on its soil in new accord

Norway, which shares a short border with giant neighbour Russia, said on Friday it has signed a revised agreement with the United States on...

Dmitry Peskov: Russia sets no preconditions for Putin-Biden summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin set no preconditions for the presidential summit, proposed by his US counterpart Joe Biden during the recent phone call, Kremlin...

Production of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V started in Serbia

The Torlak Institute has started the production of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V in Serbia, the Russian Fund for Direct Investments announced on its...

US to announce sanctions on Russia over hacking, election meddling

The United States will announce sanctions against Russia on Thursday in retaliation for alleged election interference and hacking, American media reported. Tensions have escalated between...