the Middle East


: the countries of northern Africa and southwestern Asia that are on or near the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea : the Near East

Examples of the Middle East in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Respondents overwhelmingly listed a major geopolitical conflict as the top risk both in the next 12 years and in the next five years—an unsurprising development given the recent wars that have broken out in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, and ongoing tensions between the U.S. China. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, 22 May 2024 Matthieu Aikins is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine who, since 2008, has been covering conflicts in Afghanistan and the Middle East, the US military's operations overseas, forced migration and human rights conflict. Matthieu Aikins Victor J. Blue Peter Ganim Krish Seenivasan Steven Szczesniak, New York Times, 22 May 2024 The first two winners were a collaboration between Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee for their work helping children affected by conflict and crisis in the Middle East, and Community Solutions for a program aiming to end homelessness in 75 U.S. communities within five years. Elizabeth Blair, NPR, 22 May 2024 The expressions of grief and frustration over the conflict in the Middle East must not destabilize our shared sense of humanity or be twisted into a platform to spread hatred. Kelly Meyerhofer, Journal Sentinel, 21 May 2024 Rolex began making a limited number of Day-Dates with Arabic dials in the 1950s for collectors in the Middle East but discontinued the majority in the late ‘70s. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 18 May 2024 Peer, who is the grandson of late peermusic founder Ralph S. Peer, joined the family business full time in August 2019 as vp for Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East but soon added business affairs work in the London office as well. Marc Schneider, Billboard, 17 May 2024 Devising an effective way to balance the U.S. relationship with Israel and the administration's visions for the future of the Middle East will only become more critical, says Brian Katulis, a senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy at the Middle East Institute, a non-partisan think tank. Shannon K. Crawford, ABC News, 14 May 2024 President Joe Biden is at a crossroads on America's military support for Israel in its war against Hamas, which could have profound and lasting effects on his presidency and the relationship with the Middle East country. Susan Miller, USA TODAY, 14 May 2024

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“The Middle East.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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