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US warns against using Lebanon as vehicle for a larger proxy fight in the Middle East

The US secretary of state on Friday warned other countries and groups against using Lebanon as vehicle for a larger proxy fight in the Middle East. Rex Tillerson also said the United States strongly backed Lebanon’s independence, Reuters reports. "There is no legitimate place or role...

Iran accuses US, Israel as biggest supporters of terrorism in Middle East

Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says the United States and the Zionist regime of Israel are the biggest supporters of terrorism in the Middle East region. This was reported by Press TV. Speaking in a meeting with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Qamar...

For their own safety — Bahrain urges all citizens to leave Lebanon ‘immediately’

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain recommended that the subjects of the kingdom immediately leave the territory of Lebanon. The corresponding statement is published on the official website of the diplomatic department. "Due to the current circumstances and developments in the Lebanese Republic Ministry...

Defeat of terrorism a crushing blow to western powers’ plots in Middle East — Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says the defeat of terrorism in the Arab country is a crushing blow to western powers’ plots in the Middle East. Assad made the comment in a meeting with Iran’s top military official Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri in Damascus. He said...

EU plans to take 50,000 refugees from Africa, Mideast

The EU unveiled plans Wednesday to take at least 50,000 refugees directly from Africa, the Middle East and Turkey to discourage migrant boats from making the risky Mediterranean crossing. The proposal involves admitting refugees to EU countries over the next two years under the bloc’s...

Trump will send envoys to Middle East to discuss peace

President Donald Trump is sending his son-in-law Jared Kushner and negotiator Jason Greenblatt to the Middle East soon to meet with regional leaders and discuss a "path to substantive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks," a White House official said on Friday. Deputy national security adviser Dina Powell...

Trump dispatches Kushner to prepare groundwork for Middle East peace talks

President Donald Trump will be soon sending his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, and two other aides, to participate in steps towards peace talks between Israel and Palestine, told RT news referring a White House official. The trip will be “to continue discussions with...

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...

US-led coalition killing 43 civilians in Syria’s Raqqa

U.S.-led airstrikes targeted a residential building in Syria's northern city of Raqqa, killing 43 civilians, state TV reported on Saturday. The airstrikes targeted the al-Jamili building in Raqqa, said the TV, adding that most of those killed were women and children. The rate of civilian causalities...

Syria solar-powered hospital

After months of testing, a hospital in Syria will have uninterrupted power from this week, charged by solar power in a project designers hope will save lives and can be repeated across the country wrote Middle East Monitor. According to Monitor Syria’s electrical grid has...

Syria: 964 civilians killed in May 2017 — report

The International coalition forces killed more civilians than Syrian regim eforces and extremist Islamic groups, reported on Friday a monitoring group in Syria called Syrian Network for Human Rights.  According to monitoring group the Report sheds light on the de-escalation zones agreement that went into effect on...

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