Thursday, July 27, 2017
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UN called for the end of crisis in the occupied territories

Following days of Israel’s violent crackdown against Palestinians in Jerusalem al-Quds, the UN envoy to the Middle East has called for the end of crisis in the occupied territories by Friday. Nickolay Mladenov has warned the situation on the ground will deteriorate if the holy...

Israel bombed Syrian army positions

Israel attacked Syrian army positions in the northern Golan Heights on Saturday, after errant fire from the Syrian side spilled over into Israeli territory, reported Haarstz. The Israeli Air Force attacked the Syrian government forces' tanks and artillery positions after several projectiles fell on the...

US-led coalition air strikes killed 472 civilians in Syria past month — monitor

US-led coalition air strikes on two Syrian provinces targeting jihadists have killed 472 civilians over the past month, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday, more than double a previous 30-day toll. Monitoring group said the period between May 23 and June 23 saw...

Russia warns US following Syrian warplane downed

Russia on Monday warned that it would track US-led coalition aircraft in Syria as "legitimate targets" in response to the downing of a Syrian military plane on Sunday. https://youtu.be/rK9CYNd4tGs

Russia to attack any ‘flying objects’ over Syria

Russia's Defense Ministry said on Monday it would view as targets any flying objects over Syria in the areas of the country where its air forces operate, Russian news agencies reported. The statement followed after a U.S. warplane shot down a Syrian army jet on...

Iraq government forces advanced in Mosul Old City

Government forces have made territorial gains in the western part of Mosul as they battle to drive Daesh Takfiri militants out of their last bastion in the country’s second largest city, a high-ranking Iraqi security commander says. Commander of Federal Police Forces Lieutenant General Shaker...

Syrian army declares ceasefire in southern city of Deraa

Syrian army has halted all combat operations in the southern city of Deraa for two days. Meanwhile, both Russia and the UN announced plans for separate sets of peace talks among Syrian factions in July, according to German DW. The Syrian army said Saturday in a...

Attack in Afghan police headquarters leaves several killed and wounded

Dozens of people were killed or wounded when as many as five suicide bombers attacked a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said. The attack, claimed by the Taliban, began around 6:30 a.m. when one bomber detonated a car packed with explosives at...

Russia to US: Don’t strike Syrian pro-govt. forces again

Russia told the United States it was unacceptable for Washington to strike pro-government forces in Syria after the U.S. military carried out an air strike on pro-Assad militia last month, reported Reuters on Saturday.  Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov relayed the message to U.S. Secretary...

Germay accuses US of stirring up Middle East conflict

German DW told Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has accused the US president of stirring up conflicts in the Middle East and risking a new arms race as Qatar's neighbors cut diplomatic ties. Saudi's foreign minister is visiting Berlin. Gabriel told Germany's Handelsblatt business newspaper that...

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