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Middle East

Region that encompasses Western Asia and Egypt

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The Middle East is a transcontinental region centered on Western Asia, Turkey, and Egypt. Saudi Arabia is geographically the largest Middle Eastern nation while Bahrain is the smallest. The corresponding adjective is Middle Eastern and the derived noun is Middle Easterner. The term has come into wider usage as a replacement of the term Near East beginning in the early 20th century.

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his Middle East policy, as he comes under bipartisan criticism over his administration's move to withdraw U.S...
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his Middle East policy, as he comes under bipartisan criticism over his administration's move to withdraw U.S...
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 hours ago

European Union leaders' two-day summit in Brussels starting on Thursday will be dominated by last-gasp efforts to seal a deal on Britain's exit from the bloc..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 day ago

Russia's geo-political clout has expanded and it has become the key player in the Middle East.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 day ago

A group of Russian journalists who investigated the activities of a secretive group of Russian mercenaries in Africa and the Middle East have been subject to a..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

President Vladimir Putin signaled Moscow's growing Middle East clout on Monday on his first visit to Saudi Arabia in over a decade, buoyed by Russian military..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

President Vladimir Putin signaled Moscow's growing Middle East clout on Monday by visiting Saudi Arabia for the first time in over a decade, buoyed by Russian..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Saudi Arabia on Monday for the first time in over a decade, seeking to capitalize on growing influence borne of military..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia can play a key role in the Middle East as it has good relations with Iran and the Arab world, he told Saudi-owned Al..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Australia and Fiji will send a joint United Nations peacekeeping mission to a disputed region in the Middle East as soon as next week, Australian Prime Minister..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Turkey's incursion into Syria is an opportunity for Russia to dial up its influence in the region as Washington appears to be pulling back, but the risks to..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to stand aside as Turkey sends troops into Syria and fights Kurds allied with Washington has some Israelis wondering..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Kurds make up the Middle East's fourth-largest ethnic group, but they have never obtained statehood.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

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