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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Abu Obeida: Hamas has used a new type of rockets Ayyash 250

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The military wing of the Gaza Strip-based Hamas Islamist movement said on Thursday that it had fired a rocket toward the Ramon International Airport in southern Israel shortly after...
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Iraq-Syrian Border Liberated! U.S Military Evacuates Military Bases In Iraq

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BAGHDAD – US forces stationed in Iraq to aid ISIS and overthrow the Syrian government, said Tuesday that it had transferred the al-Qa’im military base on the border with...
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Pentagon claims 1 ‘Iran-backed’ fighter killed during east Syria strike

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Last week’s US strike at the presumed facility of “Iran-backed” militia on Syria’s territory near the border with Iraq killed one fighter and injured two others, according to Pentagon...
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Andrew Korybko: Complementary role of Iran, China, Russia in Syria reconstruction

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Tehran (Bazaar): Syria, like all countries, has the right to diversify its economic partners, and friendly competition between Russia, China, and Iran will benefit the Syrian people by getting them better...
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US-Backed militants steal 140,000 barrels per day of Syrian oil in Hasakah

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Militants of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which is supported by Washington, steal 140,000 barrels of crude oil on a daily basis from oil fields in Syria’s northeastern province...

Fire breaks out in central Beirut as clashes erupt between protesters and security forces

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On Sunday evening, a fire broke out at the entrance of Parliament Square in central Beirut after protesters were trying to penetrate an area surrounded by a fence. Clashes renewed...
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Houthi forces target Saudi airbase for 2nd time in last 24 hours

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On Tuesday, Yemen’s Ansarallah Movement (Houthi forces) announced the targeting of the King Khalid Airbase in Khamis Mushait, southern Saudi Arabia, marking the second time in the last 24...
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Japanese Firm Wins $4bn Iraq Project

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By John Lee. Iraq's Council of Ministers has approved a contract with Japan's JGC Corporation to build a 55,000-bpd refinery in Basra province. According to a statement from the Ministry of Oil, the...
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Syrian Army’s new Idlib offensive is approaching amid mass Russian buildup: analyst

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is preparing to launch a massive military operation in the Idlib Governorate and “it seems that the operation is...
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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Russia’s embassy calls on London to stop dangerous provocations about Ukraine

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Russia’s embassy in the UK has urged the British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to stop dangerous rhetorical provocations about Ukraine, explaining anti-Russian propaganda...
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Ukraine receives second batch of U.S. weapons in Russian stand-off

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Ukraine's Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov said on Sunday the country had received a second consignment of weapons from the United States as part of...
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German navy chief resigns over controversial comments on Putin, Crimea

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Germany's navy chief stepped down on Saturday after drawing criticism for saying Russian President Vladimir Putin deserved respect and that Kyiv would never winback...
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Baltic nations to ship Washington-endorsed arms to Ukraine

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The Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania plan to send U.S.-made anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine, a move that the United States...
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Qatar and US talk gas supplies as Russia threatens Ukraine

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The talks with Qatar and some EU nations have focused on new ways to secure alternative seaborne liquefied natural gas cargoesOfficials are concerned that...