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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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Iran's military said it has not lost any drones, after President Trump said a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone in a defensive action. This comes as the..
Credit: CBS News - Published 10 hours ago

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The United States is struggling to win its allies' support for an initiative to heighten surveillance of vital Middle East oil shipping lanes because of fears it..
Credit: Reuters - Published 14 hours ago

Tensions continue to rise with Iran after a U.S. warship shot down an Iranian drone. So is America headed to war in the Middle East? "Face the Nation" moderator..
Credit: CBS News - Published 22 hours ago

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces a tough diplomatic challenge from an expected U.S. request to send its navy to join a military coalition to safeguard..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

The increased use of drones by Iran and its allies for surveillance and attacks across the Middle East is raising alarms in Washington.
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

Top commander in Mideast tells CBS News keeping ships safe is not just America's job, as he tries to convince allies to send warships to counter Iran
Credit: CBS News - Published 2 days ago

The top U.S. military commander for the Middle East boarded his plane for a trip to the Persian Gulf just as news was breaking that Iran seized an oil tanker...
Credit: CBS News - Published 3 days ago

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday he would speak to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Russia's Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump this..
Credit: Reuters - Published 4 days ago

The European Union fully backs Iraq's efforts to de-escalate growing tensions between the United States and Iran because conflict will have dire consequences for..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Three Iranian vessels tried to block a British-owned tanker passing through the strait that controls the flow of Middle East oil to the world, but backed off..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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