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Region that encompasses Western Asia and Egypt

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Middle East: Region that encompasses Western Asia and Egypt
The Middle East is a transcontinental region which includes Western Asia and all of Egypt. The term has come into wider usage as a replacement of the term Near East beginning in the early 20th century. The broader concept of the "Greater Middle East" also adds the Maghreb, Sudan, Djibouti, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and sometimes even Central Asia and Transcaucasia into the region. The term "Middle East" has led to some confusion over its changing definitions.

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Pompeo: US will sign agreement with Taliban 'if and only if' there's reduction in violence

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. is considering signing an agreement with the Taliban. He said they would only sign if the week-long reduction in violence is successful. According to CNN,..

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Coronavirus outbreak: Italian officials confirm seven deaths

The World Health Organization expresses concern over coronavirus in Italy and Iran, as infections spread through the Middle East.

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Italian, Mideast outbreaks lead to more deaths

A sixth person has died in the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy it was announced on Monday, while the number of confirmed cases rose to more than 220. Meanwhile infections in Iran appear to be..

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Shares drop, gold surges as investors scurry for safety

Global shares and oil slid on Monday while safe-haven gold surged as the spread of the coronavirus outside China darkened the outlook for world growth with infections and deaths rising in South Korea,..

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Pope appears to reject Trump's Middle East peace plan [Video]

Pope appears to reject Trump's Middle East peace plan

Pope Francis has warned against "inequitable solutions" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in an apparent reference to U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace proposal. Ciara Lee reports.

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Rouhani: Iran will never hold talks with US 'under pressure' [Video]

Rouhani: Iran will never hold talks with US 'under pressure'

Iran has said will never hold talks with the United States under pressure, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday (February 16), adding that Tehran's help was essential in establishing security in the..

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Tunisia fires UN envoy, reportedly over Trump's Middle East plan [Video]

Tunisia fires UN envoy, reportedly over Trump's Middle East plan

Diplomatic sources said Moncef Baati went further than President Kais Saied wanted in his criticism of Trump's plan.

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