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How two Middle East powerhouses fell out, then made up
Middle East

How two Middle East powerhouses fell out, then made up

 Abu Dhabi, UAE (CNN)The speed of the shifts in the Middle East’s geopolitical scene is enough to give even the…
Syria reports new Israeli missile barrage near Damascus
Middle East

Syria reports new Israeli missile barrage near Damascus

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian air defenses confronted Israeli missiles targeting an area near the capital, Damascus, downing some of…
US Navy fires warning shots in new tense encounter with Iran
Middle East

US Navy fires warning shots in new tense encounter with Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An American warship fired warning shots when vessels of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard came…
Iran, US warships in first tense Mideast encounter in a year
Middle East

Iran, US warships in first tense Mideast encounter in a year

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — American and Iranian warships had a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf earlier this…
Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes southwestern Iran
Middle East

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes southwestern Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook southwestern Iran along the Persian Gulf on Sunday, followed by at…
2 US Navy warships in Mideast affected by coronavirus
Middle East

2 US Navy warships in Mideast affected by coronavirus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two US Navy warships operating in the Mideast have been affected by the coronavirus,…
Egypt’s agricultural exports to Gulf states via Safaga Port rise by 33 percent
Egypt

Egypt’s agricultural exports to Gulf states via Safaga Port rise by 33 percent

Sea freight traffic between the ports of Safaga, the Red Sea, Egypt, and Dhiba in Saudi Arabia saw an increase…
Iran holds missile drill in Gulf of Oman amid tensions
Middle East

Iran holds missile drill in Gulf of Oman amid tensions

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s navy began a short-range missile drill in the Gulf of Oman on Wednesday, state TV…
Iran tells S Korea its seized vessel a matter for the courts
Middle East

Iran tells S Korea its seized vessel a matter for the courts

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister told a visiting South Korean delegation Monday that the release of its vessel…
Iraq explosives experts working to defuse mine on oil tanker
Middle East

Iraq explosives experts working to defuse mine on oil tanker

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi explosives experts were working to defuse a large mine discovered on an oil tanker in the…
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