Pentagon- SecDef Carter hosted Georgia's Defense Minister to talk regional security issues Street band attacked for playing ‘Jewish marches’ in Istanbul Barzani mandate will end with the Parliament in 2017 Sen. Menendez: If we had rejected this deal would we have been in a war with Iran today? I dont think so. One Turkish soldier killed in clashes with Kurdish rebels: army Hezbollah attack on Zabadani continue. Rebels reduced to 2 sqkm in the city centre. The main Ahrar ops room has been captured in the city. Assad renews the bombing of Eastern Ghouta in the countryside of Damascus The US campaign against the Islamic State group in chartsHPG (PKK military wing): If Turkey choses to continue its operations we will enter the citiesPresident of Syrian Interim Government Ahmed Touma: We will run a safe zone free of ISIS, Nusra and PYD Iraq - PM al-Abadi heading to Basra to discuss the demands of the protesters. Latest Gezici poll in Turkey : AKP: 39.2%, CHP: 26.4%, MHP: 16.2%, HDP: 14.1%Iraq's former PM Maliki says report on fall of Mosul has 'no value' Aleppo province: 5 rebels were killed by a landmine exploded in their car near Dalha village on the borders with TurkeyPeshmerga forces on Friday night killed several Islamic State (IS) militants in the area of Gwer Idlib province: A leader in Jabhat al-Nusra was killed by an IED planted on the road between Idlib and LattakiaIraq - Protests continue near the West Qurna-2 oil field (W of Basra) operated by Lukoil, a Russian oil company Turkish military launching mortars at city of Semdinli Jordan human rights group calls for definition of offenses against national securityTurkish police detain 4 suspects(inc. 3 foreign citizens)in Gaziantep ,seize drone and weapons en route to ISIS12 yr old schoolboy Omar is repairing arms for the peshmerga with his fatherRaqqa about 50 fighters from Jund Al Aqsa arrived Raqqa with 25 Anti Aircraft and Cars People in Semdinli who are anxiously in their homes, cant get out due to clashesIraq's Maliki rejects blame for fall of MosulISIS urges people of Turkey to rise up and overthrow 'Satan' - President Erdoğan Ahrar al Sham raises the flag of Tawheed on Syria - Turkey border Bab al HawaEgypt heat wave death toll rises to 106IOF detain Palestinian at Qalandia checkpoint Up to 150 drowned, shot fleeing Boko Haram ambush in NE Nigeria: villagers Dubai's Emirates Airline to resume flights to Baghdad

Map. History of Middle East conflict

18 August 2015
Pentagon- SecDef Carter hosted Georgia's Defense Minister to talk regional security issues
Street band attacked for playing ‘Jewish marches’ in Istanbul
Assad renews the bombing of Eastern Ghouta in the countryside of Damascus
The US campaign against the Islamic State group in charts
HPG (PKK military wing): If Turkey choses to continue its operations we will enter the cities
Iraq - PM al-Abadi heading to Basra to discuss the demands of the protesters.
Iraq - Protests continue near the West Qurna-2 oil field (W of Basra) operated by Lukoil, a Russian oil company
Turkish military launching mortars at city of Semdinli
Jordan human rights group calls for definition of offenses against national security
Turkish police detain 4 suspects(inc. 3 foreign citizens)in Gaziantep ,seize drone and weapons en route to ISIS
12 yr old schoolboy Omar is repairing arms for the peshmerga with his father
People in Semdinli who are anxiously in their homes, cant get out due to clashes