Middle East

U.S. says primary focus is to ensure Gaza ceasefire holds

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will focus primarily on ensuring that a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians holds during his visit to the region later on Monday, and work to get assistance delivered to the people of Gaza, a …

Blinken and Maas discuss Middle East

During a recent phone conversation, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed a range of issues, including Russia, Europe's energy policy, as well as the situation in the Middle East, the German …

Massive sandstorm hits Gulf countries

This weekend a powerful sandstorm descended on several countries in the Persian Gulf region, including Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The weather took a turn for the worse on Friday evening, with strong winds throwing clouds of dust and sand …