.@KingSalman, who has overseen the launch of an economic reform plan since his accession two years ago, is on a month-long tour to Asia

SaudiArabia and China signed MoUs and letters of intent potentially worth about $65 billion Freelance Novaya Gazeta correspondent in Moscow who was rejected in Russia for asylum from Uzbekistan has been arrested. "We do not have any plans to use Rojava Peshmerga so far as a partner force in Syria "- US Col. @OIRSpox said Iraq Joint Ops official spokesman. Note his map shows most of Old Mosul in West Mosul as freedFour suspect Islamic State-linked militants killed in raid by Bangladesh policeWrath of Euphrates spokeswoman @cihan_shekh: Raqqa is now isolated Iraqi armed forces battle ISIS group in Mosul — intense clashes, constant sound of gunfire. Second federal judge from Maryland, United States temporarily halts President @realDonaldTrump's new travelling ban on six Muslim countries. Most Iraqi military advances in western Mosul have been paused today because of bad weather. No air support means no ground push. Iraq Iraqi forces aim to retake the Great Mosque of al-Nur where ISIS leader al-Baghdadi declared his so-called Caliphate. Three airstrikes by airplanes targeted residential neighborhoods in Idlib. No injuresUK ambassador @PeterMillett1 says his meeting with Hiftar 'very useful and constructive'An Italian C-130 J landed in Benina airbase near Benghazi Pakistan Navy has successfully tested a new surface-to-surface missile (SSM) which accurately hit the target in the sea. PKK: Through stones at Peshmerga, Sarok Ape will be set freeFSA Ahmad Abdo Forces launched a large offensive against IS in east Qalamoun capturing several positions on Jabal al-Afa'i Many Daesh militants killed and injured in East Qalamoun Afaai Mountains night operations, much heavy weaponry destroyed Qalamoun: FSA launched big night operation on Daesh in East Qalamoun advancing to free many points from Daesh in Afaai mountains Kurdish President @Masoud_Barzani says the most appropriate gift to our killed soldiers is an independent Kurdistan. Mosul city right now. Iraq Iraq received (6) first batch of the T-50 jets from South Korea. Egyptian Antiques Minister: Massive statue unearthed in Al-Matariya doesn't belong to King Ramses II, identity big surprise SDF captured Hamad Asaf village silos after they advanced 5km forward on Wednesday Jaish Al-Islam: Al-Bunian Al-Marsous offensive on Al-Manshiyah in Daraa significatively reduced military pressure on besieged Eastern Ghouta. SDF uncover a complex IS tunnel system complete with pillboxes and blast walls around Raqqa. Turkish Defense Minister Işık: Russia’s S-400 missile systems will not be integrated into the NATO.@OIRSpox updates Pentagon reporters on progress in the effort to defeat ISIS of Iraq and SyriaLive on @Facebook: Immense pile of smoke in parts of Mosul where Iraqi army are still fighting ISIS militants SAA captured Jabal Mazar and depots north of Tadmor/Palmyra PMU, 9th Div + Police liberate Badosh district on the west bank of Tigris River thus completely isolating Mosul & Tell Afar from each other

Map. History of Middle East conflict

23 March 2017
SaudiArabia and China signed MoUs and letters of intent potentially worth about $65 billion
Freelance Novaya Gazeta correspondent in Moscow who was rejected in Russia for asylum from Uzbekistan has been arrested.
Iraq Joint Ops official spokesman. Note his map shows most of Old Mosul in West Mosul as freed
Wrath of Euphrates spokeswoman @cihan_shekh: Raqqa is now isolated
Iraqi armed forces battle ISIS group in Mosul — intense clashes, constant sound of gunfire.
Most Iraqi military advances in western Mosul have been paused today because of bad weather. No air support means no ground push. Iraq
Iraqi forces aim to retake the Great Mosque of al-Nur where ISIS leader al-Baghdadi declared his so-called Caliphate.
UK ambassador @PeterMillett1 says his meeting with Hiftar 'very useful and constructive'
PKK: Through stones at Peshmerga, Sarok Ape will be set free
Kurdish President @Masoud_Barzani says the most appropriate gift to our killed soldiers is an independent Kurdistan.
Mosul city right now. Iraq
Iraq received (6) first batch of the T-50 jets from South Korea.
SDF uncover a complex IS tunnel system complete with pillboxes and blast walls around Raqqa.
.@OIRSpox updates Pentagon reporters on progress in the effort to defeat ISIS of Iraq and Syria
Live on @Facebook: Immense pile of smoke in parts of Mosul where Iraqi army are still fighting ISIS militants