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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...

Iraq protest — 7 protesters dead as police opened fire at crown

The death toll among protesters at Friday's mass rally in Kabul has risen to seven, hospital officials confirmed.  Kabul Emergency Hospital has confirmed that seven people were killed. This happened after security forces opened fire on the demonstrators. According to officials, among the dead, two were...

New Us-led strike on civilians has reached death toll in 122, in the past 24h

This is the third target for families of members of the “Islamic State”, where this death toll has reached 122 in the past 24 hours, reported the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Saturday, the first day of Ramadan. Warplanes continue to carry out raids...

42 children, among 106 IS family members killed by US-led Coalition strikes on Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Friday, at least 106 persons including 42 children of the “Islamic State” fighters’ families were killed by International Coalition’s warplanes in the largest massacre against the organization’s families in Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned...

24 million children in need in the Middle East and North Africa — UNICEF

Violence and conflict in the Middle East and North Africa have put in jeopardy the health of 24 million children in Yemen, Syria, the Gaza Strip, Iraq, Libya and Sudan. Damage to health infrastructure is depriving children of essential health care. Water and sanitation services have...

US-led strike on IS-held Syria kills 23 civilians, report

An air strike by the US-led coalition killed 23 civilians on Monday in a Syrian town held by the Islamic State group on the border with Iraq, a monitor said. The deaths came after 12 women were killed in a strike by the US-led coalition...

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