The Media Line led over twenty years ago in pioneering the American independent news agency in the Middle East, arguably the first in the region. We have always stayed true to our mission: to provide you with contextual sourced and trustworthy news. In an age of fake news masquerading as journalism, The Media Line plays a crucial role in providing fact-based news that deserves your support.

We're proud of the dozens of young students we've trained in our Press and Policy Student Program who will form the vanguard of the next generation of journalists to the benefit of countless millions of news readers.

Look out for exciting new additions as we enter 2022.

We thank our loyal readers and wish you all the happiest of holidays.
The Media Line

Non-profit news needs public support.
Please support us with your generous contributions:
Iraqi PM Meets Iranian, Saudi Senior Officials in Effort to Ease Regional Conflict

Iraqi PM Meets Iranian, Saudi Senior Officials in Effort to Ease Regional Conflict

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Sunday evening, in a meeting in Tehran with visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, that Iran welcomed the reopening of the Iranian and Saudi Arabian embassies in Riyadh and Tehran. Amir-Abdollahian praised the Iraqi government for its mediating role in normalization talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia, said that Iran supports a continuation of the cease-fire in Yemen, and talked about the need to improve relations between Iran and Egypt. Al-Kadhimi arrived in Tehran early Sunday for high-level talks with senior Iranian officials, including President Ebrahim Raisi, following his trip to Riyadh, where he was welcomed by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The Iraqi prime minister arrived in the Saudi capital on Saturday. The meetings are part of Baghdad’s efforts to mediate between the two Middle Eastern rivals and reduce regional tensions. Before the trip, the state-run Iraqi News Agency said al-Kadhimi would be discussing several issues with the Saudi and Iranian leaders, including diplomatic relations between Tehran and Riyadh. Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties with Iran in 2016 in response to attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran after the kingdom executed a Shiite cleric. Baghdad hosted four rounds of direct talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia last year and held a fifth round in April of this year.

Did you know we’re celebrating our 20th Anniversary as the 1st American News Agency exclusively covering the Middle East?

  • The Middle East landscape is changing rapidly.
  • The roads in the region open to new possibilities.
  • The Media Line continues to pave the way to a far greater understanding of the region’s land, people, policies and governments through our trusted, fact-based news.

We’re an independent, ad-free, non-profit news agency and rely on friends like you!

Please make your gift today.
Thank you!

We paved the way to be the Trusted Mid East News you can rely on!

We’re an independent, ad-free, non-profit news agency and rely on friends like you!

Invest in the
Trusted Mideast
News source.
We are on the
front lines.

Personalize Your News
Upgrade your experience by choosing the categories that matter most to you.
Click on the icon to add the category to your Personalize news
Browse Categories and Topics
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.