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US has asked for UN support for its planned Middle East peace plan

UNITED STATES - US President Donald Trump and his Middle East peace mediator Jared Kushner and Special Envoy Tramp Jason Greenblatt asked members of the UN Security Council on Tuesday to "support" the peace plan Washington is preparing for the Middle East, Diplomats said. The request,...

US: Other countries can participate in Middle East peace talks in the future

UNITED STATES - The United States will consider supporting the participation of other countries in peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians in the future if it deems it helpful to reach an agreement, the State Department said on Tuesday. "If at some point we see that...

Trump discussing the Middle East peace process in a telephone conversation with Putin

UNITED STATES / RUSSIA - US President Donald Trump told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin by telephone that it was time to work towards a permanent peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians, the White House said in a statement. Trump also told Putin that further steps...

Citigroup targets rapid growth in Middle East and Africa in 2018

SAUDI ARABIA - The bank expects 2018 to be the best year for investment banking in the Middle East and Africa in at least two decades, probably led by Saudi Arabia, a senior US investment bank official said. Nigeria, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates...

Pence Middle East trip

The United States’ Vice President has headed for Egypt to begin a Middle East trip amid anger in the Muslim world over Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as the Israeli capital. Mike Pence will hold talks with Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi before leaving for...

China intends to increase military presence in the Middle East

China intends to increase its military presence in the Middle East and build a second foreign naval base. It is reported by South China Morning Post. The publication notes that China intends to build a naval base next to a strategically important port in Pakistan's...

Russia and China the guarantors of security in the Middle East: Iran

Russia and China are currently the main guarantors of security in the Middle East. This was stated in the speech at the international conference devoted to the fight against terrorism in Pakistan by the Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Ali Larijani. "Russia and China are now...

Iran calls for regional “dialogue” without interference

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday called for a Middle East crisis to be resolved by "dialogue" between various regional parties without interference from "foreign powers". "We believe that if there is a problem in the region, it can be solved by dialogue," Rouhani said...

US for 16 years sent to the Middle East 7 trillion dollars

Washington spent 16 trillion dollars on resolving the problems of the Middle Eastern countries. About this, according reports published on media, said US President Donald Trump. "Over the past 16 years, we spent almost 7 trillion dollars in the Middle East." (For this amount), we...

Middle East ‘our region’ and Washington’s policies ‘very serious’: Iran

Iran is an important player in the Middle East and is determined to stay that way "because it is our region," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in Rome on Thursday. In response to a question during a forum in the Italian capital on...

Trump considered a mistake the US military presence in the Middle East

The US military presence in the Middle East is a mistake, US President Donald Trump wrote in his Twitter before a telephone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "I will do everything, but initially our presence there was erroneous, if we count on life...

US warns against using Lebanon as vehicle for a larger proxy fight in the Middle East

The US secretary of state on Friday warned other countries and groups against using Lebanon as vehicle for a larger proxy fight in the Middle East. Rex Tillerson also said the United States strongly backed Lebanon’s independence, Reuters reports. "There is no legitimate place or role...

Iran accuses US, Israel as biggest supporters of terrorism in Middle East

Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says the United States and the Zionist regime of Israel are the biggest supporters of terrorism in the Middle East region. This was reported by Press TV. Speaking in a meeting with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Qamar...

For their own safety — Bahrain urges all citizens to leave Lebanon ‘immediately’

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain recommended that the subjects of the kingdom immediately leave the territory of Lebanon. The corresponding statement is published on the official website of the diplomatic department. "Due to the current circumstances and developments in the Lebanese Republic Ministry...

Defeat of terrorism a crushing blow to western powers’ plots in Middle East — Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says the defeat of terrorism in the Arab country is a crushing blow to western powers’ plots in the Middle East. Assad made the comment in a meeting with Iran’s top military official Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri in Damascus. He said...

EU plans to take 50,000 refugees from Africa, Mideast

The EU unveiled plans Wednesday to take at least 50,000 refugees directly from Africa, the Middle East and Turkey to discourage migrant boats from making the risky Mediterranean crossing. The proposal involves admitting refugees to EU countries over the next two years under the bloc’s...

Trump will send envoys to Middle East to discuss peace

President Donald Trump is sending his son-in-law Jared Kushner and negotiator Jason Greenblatt to the Middle East soon to meet with regional leaders and discuss a "path to substantive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks," a White House official said on Friday. Deputy national security adviser Dina Powell...

Trump dispatches Kushner to prepare groundwork for Middle East peace talks

President Donald Trump will be soon sending his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, and two other aides, to participate in steps towards peace talks between Israel and Palestine, told RT news referring a White House official. The trip will be “to continue discussions with...

UN called for the end of crisis in the occupied territories

Following days of Israel’s violent crackdown against Palestinians in Jerusalem al-Quds, the UN envoy to the Middle East has called for the end of crisis in the occupied territories by Friday. Nickolay Mladenov has warned the situation on the ground will deteriorate if the holy...

Israel bombed Syrian army positions

Israel attacked Syrian army positions in the northern Golan Heights on Saturday, after errant fire from the Syrian side spilled over into Israeli territory, reported Haarstz. The Israeli Air Force attacked the Syrian government forces' tanks and artillery positions after several projectiles fell on the...

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