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The Middle East is a political and cultural subregion of Eurasia or of Afro-Eurasia. The core of the region comprises the lands between the Mediterranean Sea, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea, along with the Arabian and Sinai peninsulas. Sometimes, it is used in a broader sense which can include areas stretching from Morocco in the west to Pakistan in the east and the Caucasus and/or Central Asia in the north. The media (such as the BBC) and various organisations usually consider the Middle East to be Southwest Asia (including Cyprus) plus all of Egypt and minus the Caucasus.

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The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) is a Middle Eastern non-profit press monitoring organization with headquarters located in Washington, DC. MEMRI was co-founded in 1998 by Yigal Carmon, a former colonel in the Israeli military intelligence and Meyrav Wurmser, an Israeli-born, American political scientist. MEMRI claims its goal is to bridge the language gap between the Middle East and the West. It publishes and distributes free English language translations of material published in Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Turkish, Chinese, Dari and Polish, publishes analyses and reports on its website and offers specialized content for a fee.

MEMRI is one of several organizations that monitor and translate Arab news media. While the organization's translations are regularly quoted by major international newspapers, its work has generated strong criticism. Critics have accused MEMRI of often producing inaccurate translations with undue emphasis and selectivity and disseminating the most extreme views from Arabic and Persian media while ignoring moderate views that are often found in the same media outlets.

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This animation shows an example of Arabic calligraphy. The text translates as "Mahmud Khan son of Abdulhamid is forever victorious" and refers to a Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.

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  • February 21: Iran: Wreckage found of plane crashed in mountains; all believed dead
  • January 26: 'Save the Children' organisation suspends all activities in Afghanistan after ISIL attack
  • January 24: US Vice President Pence speaks to Israeli Knesset: US embassy to move to Jerusalem
  • January 15: Turkey: Aircraft skids off runway toward Black Sea
  • January 10: Israel issues travel ban on 20 non-government organizations over pro-Palestinian boycotts
  • January 8: Saudi Arabia: Princes arrested after protesting austerity
  • December 30: Israel transport minister Katz plans to name a railway station after US president Donald Trump
  • December 27: Israeli chess players barred at chess tournament in Saudi Arabia
  • December 25: Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales announces move of Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
  • December 6: Yemen: Former president Ali Abdullah Saleh killed in Sana'a by Houthi militants

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