A new research has revealed that more than a quarter of the worldwide US military offensives in the American history have taken place in the West Asia region and Africa.
President Joe Biden will make his first trip to the Middle East next month with visits to Israel, the occupied West Bank and Saudi Arabia, the White House confirmed Tuesday. Talks over Iran will be among the topics to be discussed during Biden’s Middle East visit in mid-July.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to the Middle East and North Africa next week. The top US diplomat will use the trip to coordinate with US allies on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, “Iran’s destabilizing activities”, the Abraham Accords, and efforts to improve Israeli-Palestinian ties.
US General Frank McKenzie arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday for talks on efforts to bolster the Persian Gulf state's defenses after a series of missile and drone attacks launched by Yemeni troops.
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has announced a decision to dispatch a guided missile destroyer and the 5th generation fighter jets to the region amid increasing retaliatory attacks by Yemeni troops on the United Arab Emirates.
The US Navy is working on laser weapons in the Middle East to counteract a significant upsurge in Iran's deployment and use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the region, top Central Command (CENTCOM) naval officer and US Fifth Fleet Commander Vice Adm. Brad Cooper says.
A former US ambassador to Damascus argues that it is “ridiculous” to think that the United States will leave the Middle East, particularly Syria and Iraq, in the near future.