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Turkey Mideast allies rally behind strongman Erdogan

Key regional powers Iran and Israel, which have both had strained relationships with Erdogan's government, condemned the putsch that began late on Friday.

Mideast arms proliferation imperils its military edge: Israel

Mideast arms proliferation imperils its military edge: Israel

Israel’s neighbours are buying arms on a scale that threatens its regional military superiority, the deputy Israeli air force chief said on Sunday, in remarks that appeared aimed at helping secure more defence aid from a reluctant Washington.

Religious TV channels on the rise across Mideast

The number of religious television broadcasters across the Middle East has risen by 50 percent, reflecting a rise in sectarianism in the region, according to a study published Thursday

Pope turns bishops' attention to family crises in Mideast

The bishops' meeting is discussing how to better minister to families facing issues big and small.

Assad says Russian air campaign vital to save Middle East

A year-long air campaign by Western and Arab air forces in Syria and Iraq had been counterproductive, Assad said, helping terrorism spread and win new recruits, but a coalition of Syria, Russia, Iran and Iraq could achieve real results.

Russian failure in Syria would 'destroy' Mideast: President ​Bashar al-Assad

Russian failure in Syria would 'destroy' Mideast: President ​Bashar al-Assad

Syrian President said on Sunday that the success of Russia's military intervention in his country's civil war was vital for the whole Middle East.

Mideast powers trade blame as Yemen teeters

Regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran traded accusations Tuesday over the escalating conflict in Yemen, which the UN rights chief warned was on the brink of "total collapse".

Oil rises to $62 per barrel, near 2015 high as Mideast risks support

Oil rose to USD 62 a barrel on Tuesday, close to its 2015 high, supported by threats to Middle East supplies and expectations lower prices may prompt a slowdown in U.S. output.

Japan pledges USD 2.5 billion non-military aid for Mideast

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday that his country will contribute USD 2.5 billion in non-military aid for the Middle East as he visits the volatile region.

Pope says Christians `being driven from Mideast`

 Pope Francis said Christians are being "driven from the Middle East" in a message to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamic State group jihadists.

US Air Force pilot killed in crash in Mideast

A US Air Force pilot was killed when an F-16 crashed late last night while returning to its base in the Middle East.

Video games, e-commerce booming in Mideast: study

Video game and e-commerce markets are growing "exponentially" across the Middle East and North Africa, driven by the mobile revolution and new youth-produced content, according to a study.

Gaza war rages on, Hamas says Israel tried to kill its military chief

An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas`s military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed.

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to `hug it out` and party?

ormer US secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and President Barack Obama are set to come face-to-face on Wednesday, a day after claiming that her comments on country`s foreign policy in a recent interview were not intended “to attack him”.

BRICS regret lack of progress in Mideast, Ukraine

25. The BRICS group of emerging powers regrets the lack of progress in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and crises in Ukraine, Iraq and Syria, Brazil`s president said Tuesday.

Anti-Israel protests in Srinagar

Dozens of students Monday staged a peaceful protest in Srinagar against Israel`s bombing in Gaza.

US Mideast envoy quits after attempt at peace deal

US special Mideast envoy Martin Indyk is resigning after nearly a year of unsuccessful efforts to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.

Israeli and Palestinian presidents to meet at Vatican on June 8

Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet at the Vatican and pray for peace together at an unprecedented gathering on June 8, the Vatican said on Thursday.

Japan PM to visit Africa, Mideast with cash pledge: Reports

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Africa and the Middle East this week, reports said today, bearing development cash pledges as Tokyo pushes back against growing Chinese influence in the resource-rich region.

Kerry seeks to allay fears on Mideast deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry held a second day of talks with Israelis and Palestinians on Friday, seeking to overcome deep reservations about a framework to guide negotiations towards a peace deal.