Pentagon now says U.S Navy boats were not disabled when taken by IranTurkey foiled two attacks before Istanbul suicide bombingIran will hold US sailors through the State of the Union and into tomorrow Gaza journalist says he was tortured in Hamas jail .@SenCoryGardner: W.H. should consider delay of #SOTU address due to #Iran Security Alert Issued For U.S. Citizens In Israel Pres. Obama involved in situation and Sec. Kerry is in phone contact with Iranian PM Zarif - US officialUS press secretary: “Our sailors are safe.” #IranFars:- U.S navy vessels entered 2 km deep into Iranian waters- 9 men, 1 woman held - Heavy weapons were aboard #Iran's FM Zarif confirmed to #JohnKerry that the 10 #American sailors are safe and will be allowed to continue their journey immediately. Iranian media reporting, US sailors knew area, were carrying GPS and intentionally entered Iran's territorial waters. IRGC detained U.S sailors after their vessels "illegaly entered" Iranian waters -- Fars news agency Rebels target pro-#Assad forces in #KhanTuman (S of #Aleppo) with the AT-4 SaggerDetained U.S Sailors Held At IRGC Navy Base On Farsi Island In Persian GulfRebels mortar shelling regime forces in Sheikh Miskin #Daraa #Syria US Confirms 10 USN Sailors Detained By #Iran After 2 Small "Riverine" Boats Went Missing Between Kuwait And Bahrain White House says is working to resolve situation with Navy boats in Iranian custody, wants personnel returned to normal deployment Pentagon lost contact w/two Navy boats as they were tracking b/w Kuwait and Bahrain; Iran says crew and vessels safe Iranian military forces have seized 10 American sailors in the Persian Gulf. Iran’s IRGC takes US navy boats into custody in the Persian Gulf Pentagon: 2 Navy boats in Iranian custody but Iran tells US that crew will be returned "promptly"#ISF are urging the citizens of Al-Soufiya to leave the area within 48 hours in order to launch the assault. Russian air raids on #Sarmada #Idlib #Syria Coalition warplanes targeted #EynEssa town today with 7 Airstrikes 4 @SyriaCivilDef members killed by another #Putin #terrorist air raid massacre in Maarat al-Numan #Idlib #Syria (graphic video)Amnesty report calls for urgent action against curfews in SE Turkey#Syria: Iraqi Shia militia Liwa Assad Allah al-Ghalibun claiming capture of rebel stronghold of Salma, Latakia An #earthquake of magnitude 5.6 hits S of Jarm, #Afghanistan#FSA North Division fighting in the Khan Tuman area #Aleppo #Syria Ramzan Kadyrov called non-systemic opposition as enemies of the state

Map. History of Middle East conflict

12 January 2016
Turkey foiled two attacks before Istanbul suicide bombing
.@SenCoryGardner: W.H. should consider delay of #SOTU address due to #Iran
Rebels target pro-#Assad forces in #KhanTuman (S of #Aleppo) with the AT-4 Sagger
US Confirms 10 USN Sailors Detained By #Iran After 2 Small "Riverine" Boats Went Missing Between Kuwait And Bahrain
#ISF are urging the citizens of Al-Soufiya to leave the area within 48 hours in order to launch the assault.
#Syria: Iraqi Shia militia Liwa Assad Allah al-Ghalibun claiming capture of rebel stronghold of Salma, Latakia
Ramzan Kadyrov called non-systemic opposition as enemies of the state