Russia Warns U.S. Against Attack On Syrian Forces
Russian news agencies quoted Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying that a U.S.
Iranian Vessels Come Within 300 Yards Of US Destroyer
A US Navy official told CNN four Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels conducted a "high-speed intercept" of the USS Nitze in waters near the Strait of Hormuz Tuesday, deeming the incident "unsafe...
American Tourist Killed In 1 Of 3 Terror Attacks In Israel During Biden Visit
Israeli authorities responded Tuesday to three terror attacks occurring minutes of each other that badly injured three Israelis, two of whom were in serious condition.
Syria Conflict: Bashar Assad Vows To Retake Whole Country
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said that he intends to retake "the whole country" from rebel forces. In a rare interview, he told AFP news agency that defeating the groups ranged against him cou...
Iran Expects Lifting Of Sanctions Today, Officials Gather In Vienna
Iran has met its obligations in a landmark, internationally brokered nuclear arms deal, the United Nations announced Saturday in Vienna, meaning economic sanctions are lifted and Iran will quickly h...
Iran Releases 10 US Sailors Who Entered Territorial Waters
Iran has released 10 US sailors who were captured by Revolutionary Guards after entering Iranian waters, soothing tensions during a week when Iran is expected to receive the first wave of sanctions re...
Two US Navy Boats Are Currently In Iranian Custody
Two US Navy boats are currently in Iranian custody. Scarce details were available on the situation but the Associated Press reports that Iran officials said that the crews will be returned "promptly."...
ISIS video shows beheading of alleged Russian spy
ISIS released video Wednesday showing the beheading of a man it claims joined the terrorist group but was in fact a Russian spy, as well as a message chastising Russian President Vladimir Putin and th...
Are The Reclusive Shihuh People Of Musandam The Original Arabians?
Two hours’ drive from Dubai in the mountains of Musandam lives a reclusive tribe of people who appear culturally unrelated to any others in the Arabian Peninsula, yet who may well be its original inha...
Russian Airliner Flight KGL9268 Crashes In Central Sinai - More Than 200 On Board
A Russian airliner crashes in Sinai with more than 200 people on board - rescuers describe a "tragic scene" with bodies of victims strapped in their seats. The Airbus A-321 had just left the Red Sea r...
Killer Heat Is Expected In The Persian Gulf By The End Of This Century
Heat waves in areas of the Arabian Peninsula and Iran could get worse by 2100—a lot worse. If nothing is done to limit greenhouse gas emissions, simulations show that some Middle Eastern cities could ...
Israel And Jordan Strike Deal On Jerusalem Holy Site
The US announces a deal between Israel and Jordan in an effort to ease tensions surrounding a prominent holy site in Jerusalem. Issues relating to the complex have been at the centre of fresh violence...
Saudi Arabia Hajj Disaster Death Toll At Least 2,121
The crush and stampede that struck the hajj last month in Saudi Arabia killed at least 2,121 pilgrims, a new Associated Press tally showed Monday, after officials in the kingdom met to discuss the tr...
US Official: Russian Missiles Aimed At Syria Crash in Iran
Four Russian cruise missiles launched from warships in the Caspian Sea crashed in Iran, falling short of their targets in Syria, a U.S official confirmed to VOA. The official said there has been no in...
Nuclear Smuggling Deals 'Thwarted' In Moldova
Moldovan police and the FBI are reported to have stopped four attempts by smugglers to sell nuclear material to extremists in the Middle East. The most recent case was in February when undercover agen...
Israel plans to demolish 13,000 Arab buildings in West Bank, UN says
UN finds only 33 of 2,020 Palestinian planning applications approved, with demolitions causing poverty and leaving families in ‘state of chronic uncertainty’
Arabian Peninsula
This video was taken by the crew of Expedition 29 on board the ISS on a pass from Western Europe to the Arabian Peninsula.The Arabian Peninsula (Arabic: شبه الجزيرة العربية‎ šibh al-jazīra...
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Geography of Cyprus
Cyprus is an island in the Eastern Basin of the Mediterranean Sea. Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean (after the Italian islands of Sicily and Sardinia) and the world's 81st large...
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Fertile Crescent
The Fertile Crescent is a crescent-shaped region containing the comparatively moist and fertile land of otherwise arid and semi-arid Western Asia, the Nile Valley and Nile Delta of northeast Africa, ...
Levant
The Levant (Arabic: الشَّام) is an approximate historical geographical term referring to a large area in Southwest Asia bounded by the Taurus Mountains of Anatolia in the North, the Mediterranean Sea ...
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Mediterranean Sea
The Mediterranean Sea (/ˌmɛdɪtəˈreɪniən/) is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by the Mediterranean region and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Southern Europe and A...
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Near East
Near East (French: Proche-Orient) is a eurocentric geographical term that roughly encompasses Western Asia. Despite having varying definitions within different academic circles, the term was origi...
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Palestine
Palestine (Arabic: فلسطين‎ Filasṭīn, Falasṭīn, Filisṭīn; Greek: Παλαιστίνη, Palaistinē; Latin: Palaestina; Hebrew: פלשתינה Palestina) is a geographic region in Western Asia between ...
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Persian Gulf
The Persian Gulf is a mediterranean sea in Western Asia. An extension of the Indian Ocean (Gulf of Oman) through the Strait of Hormuz, it lies between Iran to the northeast and the Arabian Peninsula t...
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