"We find it unfortunate they're walking away" says @PressSec of Arab leaders who are refusing to meet with @VP on his upcoming Middle East trip.

Map. History of Middle East conflict

22 May 2018
5 month ago
Taliban directly undermines world peace: India
Afghanistan: Daikundi court official detained on bribery charges5 month ago
Afghanistan: Daikundi court official detained on bribery charges
Iraqi Sunnis calls on PMF militants to withdraw from Sunni areas recently freed from ISIS
5 month ago
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at an event in India on Monday said an inclusive political dialogue for peace in Afghanistan should include the Taliban and other regional countries
Srinagar Police arrested three persons and recovered Indian rupees 13,63,500 demonetized currency in Ashai Bagh, last night5 month ago
Srinagar Police arrested three persons and recovered Indian rupees 13,63,500 demonetized currency in Ashai Bagh, last night
Russian PMC instructors in Sudan5 month ago
Russian PMC instructors in Sudan
Reinforcement of Syrian Armed Forces  at Ihtriya5 month ago
Reinforcement of Syrian Armed Forces at Ihtriya
Pentagon not yet ready to declare victory over ISIS in Iraq - @PentagonPresSec
5 month ago
Jammu and Kashmir: Three Army jawans go missing after snow avalanche at Mani Post Bagtor Gurez sector of LoC in Bandipora
Jammu and Kashmir: Doda receives fresh snowfall5 month ago
Jammu and Kashmir: Doda receives fresh snowfall
5 month ago
Jammu-Srinagar National Highway closed for traffic, due to snowfall in the region.
5 month ago
Jammu and Kashmir: Srinagar receives season's first snowfall
Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir: Pir Panjal range continues to receive snowfall, Mughal road closed for traffic. People light fire to battle cold wave
5 month ago
Colonel Riad al-Asaad announces a new tribal bloc amid the armed Syrian Opposition at a conference with 60 tribes to counter Kurdish and Shi'ite militia in Eastern Syria
Russia to withdraw 23 warplanes, two Ka-52 helicopters, Russian military police, infantry,special forces, military engineeringand demining forces as well as a number of military personnel working in field hospitals in Syria
Self Defense Forces (HXP) center opened in Tabqa
Four high ranking ISIS-members executed in Jarablus town
White House now out with statement from President Trump on attempted terror attack in New York City5 month ago
White House now out with statement from President Trump on attempted terror attack in New York City
More rockets have been fired into Israel with at least one being intercepted by Iron Dome.5 month ago
More rockets have been fired into Israel with at least one being intercepted by Iron Dome.
5 month ago
On the NYC bomb suspect, SH Sanders says the man came in via family migration in 2011, something Trump wants to end
5 month ago
"We find it unfortunate they're walking away" says @PressSec of Arab leaders who are refusing to meet with @VP on his upcoming Middle East trip.
"We continue to urge calm" in the Middle East and US wants "to continue moving forward on the peace negotiations," says @PressSec.
5 month ago
@PressSec: We'll "continue looking for the best way possible"to defeat ISIS.
WH hails "brave first responders" to NYC explosion. Sanders says Pres determined to protect US borders and ensure that foreigners entering US are not coming to do harm. Cites "great gains" against ISIS. Says president's plan to annihilate ISIS is moving on.
Number of Houthi fighters were killed south to Hodeidah in coalition air raid
5 month ago
Turkish and Russian officials will come together this week to finalise an S-400 missile defence system deal: Turkey's President Erdogan after meeting Russian President Putin in Ankara
South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon gives a cold shoulder to visiting Turkey's PM Binali Yildirim over request to shut down Gulen linked organisation in S.Korea, says domestic laws will be relevant in such an assessment.5 month ago
South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon gives a cold shoulder to visiting Turkey's PM Binali Yildirim over request to shut down Gulen linked organisation in S.Korea, says domestic laws will be relevant in such an assessment.
5 month ago
I would like to thank the president of Turkey for constructive negotiations. We hope this will add to the increased cooperation between our countries on the principle of good neighbourhood and goodwill: Russian President Putin after meeting Turkish President Erdogan in Ankara
5 month ago
Putin: Trump's decision pours fuel on an already turbulent situation in the Middle East.
5 month ago
Putin: Preparations are ongoing to hold the Syrian People's Congress in Sochi.
5 month ago
Palestinian media says Hamas says to expect a surprise from the "resistance" at 9 PM.
Both Russia and Turkey believe, the resolution of the US to move the American embassy to Jerusalem is far from helping the situation in the region which is difficult as it is today: Russian President Putin after meeting Turkish President Erdogan in Ankara5 month ago
Both Russia and Turkey believe, the resolution of the US to move the American embassy to Jerusalem is far from helping the situation in the region which is difficult as it is today: Russian President Putin after meeting Turkish President Erdogan in Ankara
5 month ago
Putin: The Palestinian-Israeli conflict must be resolved on the basis of international resolutions
We also talk about the situation in Syria. We have captured practically the whole territory that was held previously by militants: Russian President Putin after meeting Turkish President Erdogan in Ankara5 month ago
We also talk about the situation in Syria. We have captured practically the whole territory that was held previously by militants: Russian President Putin after meeting Turkish President Erdogan in Ankara
5 month ago
Putin: All Syrian territory has been liberated from terrorists
5 month ago
Russian President Putin: Cooperation with Turkey is important to resolve the Syrian crisis
During protests on Jerusalem, Israeli soldiers killed four people and they are dead now. Gaza was bombarded by Israeli aircrafts and Israel is further igniting the situation: Turkish President Erdogan after meeting President Putin in Ankara5 month ago
During protests on Jerusalem, Israeli soldiers killed four people and they are dead now. Gaza was bombarded by Israeli aircrafts and Israel is further igniting the situation: Turkish President Erdogan after meeting President Putin in Ankara
5 month ago
Erdogan: We will finish the S-400 missile deal with Russia next week
5 month ago
Erdogan: I hope that the Islamic Summit will make serious decisions about Jerusalem
5 month ago
Erdogan: US decision on Jerusalem has very serious repercussions
5 month ago
Erdogan: Israeli forces commit atrocities against Palestinians
5 month ago
Erdogan: Putin's visit reflected positively on economic relations between our two countries
5 month ago
President Erdogan and Putin hold a joint press conference!
Britain urged Iran to release detained dual nationals, Johnson says
@VP: @POTUS and I STAND with people of faith. Honored to meet faith leaders to review what POTUS has done to protect life and people of faith. Also previewed my Middle East trip where we will discuss relief efforts for persecuted Christians and others persecuted for their faith in the region
5 month ago
Israeli Forces close the bridge Dirdboan amid the launch of gas bombs south of Ramallah
New York bomber tells police he carried out attack due to Israeli actions in Gaza, report says
5 month ago
At rally, Hezbollah chief vows to return focus to Israel
5 month ago
Artillery is shelling the Beit Hanoun crossing in the northern Gaza Strip
Young men now sit in front of the Rafah crossing to protest against the ongoing closure and demand the opening and lifting of the siege on the Gaza Strip5 month ago
Young men now sit in front of the Rafah crossing to protest against the ongoing closure and demand the opening and lifting of the siege on the Gaza Strip
5 month ago
Hamas' Zahar: "Reconciliation does not mean that we give up one of the rifles of the Qassam Brigades and this message is clear."
Helicopters are flying to the east of Khan Younis after Kisufim was targeted with 4 missiles
DHS statement: "Department of Homeland Security is taking appropriate action to protect our people and our country in the wake of today's attempted terrorist attack in New York City."
Governor of New York: Manhattan bomber was influenced by the ideas of ISIS
5 month ago
In response to the rocket attacks earlier an Israeli Tank opened fired on Hamas positions in Gaza while the Israeli air force striked at the same time. Gaza
SOHR: 38 persons including 10 members of the government forces and the gunmen loyal to them, and about 6 citizens were killed yesterday by mine explosions
Iran protesters say Trump speeding up the end of Israel
New York bombing suspect had black cab/limousine driver's license from 2012 to 2015, now expired - NY Taxi and Limousine Commission
5 month ago
Israeli army attacks Hamas positions in Gaza with artillery after the rocket launching
5 month ago
Gaza rocket fired toward southern Israel
Presidents Putin and Assad meet in Syria at the Khmeimim airbase, discuss the outcome of the counterterrorism operation in Syria. Putin: "The fact that we defeated ISIS here in Syria is extremely important for Syria, Russia, and the entire world"
Arson attack was attempted on a synagogue in Sweden, Malmö, no injuries reported. Two burnt out Molotov bottles were found at the main entrance
5 month ago
Former Afghan PM slams Iran's 'negative' role
Israeli army says projectile has been launched from Gaza Strip into Israel
This from NYC tabloid @nypost on motive for the attempted terror attack: "[Akayed Ullah] told authorities in sum and substance from his hospital bed: "They've been bombing in my country and I wanted to do damage here," sources said"
Latest from the NYC police department - trying to reassure New Yorkers, tourists and urging them to "If you see something, say something"
Pro-ISIS media group portraying the NYC attempted terror attack on the subway system as a response for @POTUS officially recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, per @siteintelgroup
West Bank - Four Palestinians were injured by live bullets in the city of Ramallah during the heavy clashes with the israeli soldiers5 month ago
West Bank - Four Palestinians were injured by live bullets in the city of Ramallah during the heavy clashes with the israeli soldiers
Trump today receiving award from Friends of Zion, a evangelical Christian group supporting Israel and the Jewish people. @PressSec says decision to honor @POTUS predates his Jerusalem announcement last week. No press coverage.
Clashes between SDF and ISIS in Suwaydan Jazira,with SDF advance inside the village
Putin (RA-64517)airborne from Cairo, along with Rosoboronexport (RA-89053) guys in charge of all defense sales to Al-Sisi5 month ago
Putin (RA-64517)airborne from Cairo, along with Rosoboronexport (RA-89053) guys in charge of all defense sales to Al-Sisi
No group has claimed responsibility for New York Port Authority Explosion as of yet, though it is being treated as terror-related. Pro-ISIS channels cheering the attack
New York: Suspected bomber being wheeled onto a ambulance after the explosion
An earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale hits western Iran
Turkish Artillery Shelling YPG Positions in Basufan and Beih Villages.5 month ago
Turkish Artillery Shelling YPG Positions in Basufan and Beih Villages.
NYPD: Bomber identified as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah. Detonated home-made pipe bomb in Times Square subway at 7:20 am. 3 people suffered "minor injuries," all walked themselves to hospital
5 month ago
Leader of the group Tu-154 from Latakia to Privolshskiy via Turkish airspace
Il-76 from Latakia to Mozdok (via Turkish airspace)
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says "this was an attempted terrorist attack" and the suspect is believed to have acted alone
"This is the most resilient place on earth militants will not win" says NYC mayor
US Department of State: We congratulate Iraq gov't and people on the complete liberation of their territory from ISIS. Though it is not the end of fight against terrorism, it is an important moment for @coalition and brave Iraqi Security Forces who fought to free Iraqi people from ISIS's brutal control.
5 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - 28km SW of Halabjah, Iraq
5 month ago
Nasrallah: Hezbollah to focus on Jerusalem, best response to Trump would be third intifada
Russian president leaves Cairo after several hours visit
2 law enforcement sources identify the suspect as Ullah Akayed, 27 years old.
Sameh Shukri heads the Egyptian delegation at the extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Istanbul.
Palestine: Abbas Zaki: We will close the PLO office in Washington
A 5.4 magnitude earthquake hits the Iranian border with Kurdistan Region, people in Sulaimani, Erbil, Kirkuk and Duhok felt it.
Photo shows the 27-year-old Bangladeshi national, who lives in Brooklyn, reportedly inspired by ISIS, he is suspected of setting off a homemade explosive device at the Port Authority. Police currently at his Brooklyn home
Russian reconnaissance planes towards Idlib
Turkish army: 17 PKK Members were killed in Northern Iraq.
5 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 - 30km SW of Halabjah, Iraq
Bodies of fallen British YPG volunteers, Jack Holmes and Ollie Hall Northern Syria were sent home after a public ceremony
A total of 4 injuries reported at the scene of an explosion at Port Authority. All injuries are non-life-threatening
Syrian Coalition: At End of Consultative Meeting: Raqqa Should Be Administered By Its Local Citizens5 month ago
Syrian Coalition: At End of Consultative Meeting: Raqqa Should Be Administered By Its Local Citizens
5 month ago
Afghanistan: Afghan, Indian army chiefs meet, discuss ties
PHOTO: The suspect in police custody following theexplosion at Port Authority Bus Terminal.
Video as Assad was directed by the Russian military to stand off-stage as Putin took a victory lap
The incident in Manhattan is being investigated as a terror attack, susspect is reportedly from Bangladeshi origin. The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force is on-scene working alongside the NYPD.
Putin calls for Israeli-Palestinian talks to resume, including on Jerusalem
Jammu and Kashmir: Wreath laying ceremony of police personnel who was injured in an accidental fire in Kulgam district last week and succumbed to his injuries at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar earlier today5 month ago
Jammu and Kashmir: Wreath laying ceremony of police personnel who was injured in an accidental fire in Kulgam district last week and succumbed to his injuries at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar earlier today
Syrian Democratic Forces and Iraqi Security Forces link-up at shared border yesterday to secure int'l border from ISIS
5 month ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemns the burning of Israeli flags and use of anti-Semitic slogans at pro-Palestine demonstrations in Berlin."Not even [protests] over the status of Jerusalem, justify such actions," she said
EU tells Netanyahu it rejects Trump's Jerusalem move
Police dispersed a protest in Damascus Gate  Jerusalem5 month ago
Police dispersed a protest in Damascus Gate Jerusalem
Iran foreign minister defends missile program, asks European support
5 month ago
The suspect is man from Brooklyn, east Flatbush area, Investigators are on the way to his home, for further investigations
NYPD: Update regarding explosion at 42nd St and 8th Ave, in subway: One male suspect is in custody. No injuries other than suspect at this time. Avoid the area. Subways bypassing PortAuthority and Times Square Stations. Info is preliminary.
Russia's Putin and Egypt's Sisi discuss Middle East tensions in Cairo
New York police confirm one person is in custody after incident at Port Authority
Sisi: I assured President Putin of the importance of maintaining the legal status of Jerusalem
White House says U.S. President Donald Trump has been briefed on the New York City explosion
Putin and Sisi sign an agreement to build a nuclear plant in Egypt
Big crowd starting to gather for Hezbollah protest in Dahiyeh against Trump's Jerusalem decision. Chants of We will not bow and death to America.5 month ago
Big crowd starting to gather for Hezbollah protest in Dahiyeh against Trump's Jerusalem decision. Chants of "We will not bow" and "death to America".
New York: The suspect who was wearing some kind of device and caused the explosion has died.
Netanyahu says he expects Europe to follow US on Jerusalem
In-Photos: Putin and Assad at Hmeimim airbase
5 month ago
Anger over @realDonaldTrump's decision on Jerusalem boiled over in Berlin at the weekend. Demonstrations sparked concerns about anti-semitism after protesters burnt at least three Israeli flags – German government's spokesman @RegSprecher Steffen Seibert
Leader of the group Tu-154 from Syria to Privolzhskiy5 month ago
Leader of the group Tu-154 from Syria to Privolzhskiy
2 soldiers were wounded by shooting from armed terrorists during the day in the Rafah and Sheikh Zuwaid areas. Sinai
The security forces are removing 3 houses near El Salam Street in El Arish city, for wanted security personnel and elements involved in carrying out previous terrorist operations. Sinai
Military Spokesman: Lieutenant General Mohamed Farid, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, follows the stages of preparation and training of the paratroopers
Military spokesman: Law enforcement forces of the Third Army kill 2 terrorist and arrest two others and destroyed 6 hideouts, 2 motorcycle and 2 landmin
Military spokesman: Somalia's foreign minister visits a number of wounded Somalis receiving treatment inside hospitals of the armed forces
UAE has increased penalties for VPN use, making it harder to bypass online censorship
Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine - poster in southern suburbs of Beirut where Hizbullah is organizing a mass rally in solidarity with the Palestinians5 month ago
"Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine" - poster in southern suburbs of Beirut where Hizbullah is organizing a mass rally in solidarity with the Palestinians
? Sisi, Putin meeting begins in Cairo, enhancing bilateral ties, latest developments in region top agenda, major announcements to be made today, the two leaders expected to hold a press conference later. Russia Egypt"
Putin after meeting Assad in Syria: "I ordered Defense Minister and Chief of General Staff to start the withdrawal of Russian troops to the site of their permanent deployment"
SW. Damascus: huge battle ongoing on Maghar Al-Mir front as government launched assault from several axes, capitalizing on latest gains. Intense shelling with IRAM rockets.
OIR Spokesman: Iraqi Security Forces and Syrian Democratic Forces link-up at shared border yesterday. Secure int'l border protects Iraqis and Syrians from remnant Daesh mvmt into and across the region as terrorist fighter/leaders attempt to flee the battlefield
Putin from Hmeimim airbase ordered to withdraw troops from Syria
Putin and Assad talked to pilots at Hmeimim
Putin just landed in Cairo Egypt
New government appointed in Kuwait, with Nasser al-Sabah as Minister of Defense.
5 month ago
Putin, on visit, orders Russian forces to start pulling out of Syria: agencies
Putin orders partial withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria: news agencies
Putin in surprise visit to Russia's airbase in Syria: TASS news agency
Jammu and Kashmir: Militants attacked a J&K Bank cash vehicle in Shopian's Kralchak, 2 security guards injured, shots fired in the air5 month ago
Jammu and Kashmir: Militants attacked a J&K Bank cash vehicle in Shopian's Kralchak, 2 security guards injured, shots fired in the air
Palestinian protests in West Bank and in the Gaza Strip have waned but US President Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital continues to draw condemnation
Russian Diplomatic Express in the Mideast: 3X state planes heading into egypt - from Moscow, Sochi and Latakia RA-96022 + RA-64517 + RA-645055 month ago
Russian Diplomatic Express in the Mideast: 3X state planes heading into egypt - from Moscow, Sochi and Latakia RA-96022 + RA-64517 + RA-64505
High Frequency VIP traffic over Eastern Mediterranean: Earlier mentioned ROSSIYA VIP plane Tupolev Tu-214 left Latakia, heading towards Cairo (?). Soon after Russian Air Force VIP transport Tupolev Tu-154 departed Latakia likely heading to Turkish airspace
5 month ago
Army vehicle attacked by militants in Shopian district
Western Damascus: Heavy attack by the SAA Forces on Mazraa't Beit Jinn in western Ghouta
Saudi Arabia to allow cinema theaters — Kingdom's Information and Culture Ministry confirms.
SyAF conducted four air strikes on Tirmala in the besieged Homs yesterday, causing no casualties. Syria
SyAF conducted four air strikes on Tirmala in the besieged Homs yesterday, causing no casualties.  Syria
[email protected] adds contribution of Peshmerga in fight against ISIS to his victory speech after criticism from Kurds
In Yemen: Houthi militias are holding hundreds of Republican Guard officers at Camp Dabwa south of Sanaa
Beginning today Russian state controlled propaganda TV channels go off in Kazakhstan.5 month ago
Beginning today Russian state controlled propaganda TV channels go off in Kazakhstan.
Estonian FM: Kurdistan Region is an important character in resolving all Iraq issues.
Israeli PM Netanyahu says Israeli intelligence has prevented dozens of attacks including in Europe
5 month ago
Putin in Turkey today for talks with Erdogan on Jerusalem, Syria, energy.
Muqtada Al-Sadr has ordered his powerful Saraya Al-Salam paramilitary units to hand over their weapons to the Iraqi state.
5 month ago
Afghan CEO Abdullah slams Hekmatyar, says inity is a must
Indian police arrests French journalist after filming in Kashmir
Russian planes are now flying in the airspace of Idlib and Hama
5 month ago
In Osh, a city of 250.000 people, the first 11 month of 2017 saw more than 300 attempted suicides among minors. No further explanations of causes so far but clear need for social work, societal awareness and govt action.
At least 76 Taliban insurgents were killed in a five-day military operation conducted by the Afghan National Army Commando Corps in Kunduz province
Twenty Afghanistan army lady officers underwent training with Indian Army in Chennai
5 month ago
Syrian government, Allies Mobilize in 'Death Triangle'
Jammu and Kashmir: Visuals of fresh snowfall in the Pir Panjal range, Mughal Road closed following heavy snowing5 month ago
Jammu and Kashmir: Visuals of fresh snowfall in the Pir Panjal range, Mughal Road closed following heavy snowing
5 month ago
J&K: Internet services suspended in Sopore, Baramulla, Handwara and Kupwara following killing of 3 militants in Handwara's Unisoo
Photo: Search operation still underway in Handwara's Unisoo, J&K5 month ago
Photo: Search operation still underway in Handwara's Unisoo, J&K
5 month ago
One civilian lost her life during the operation in Handwara's Unisoo, Jammu and Kashmir
In Unisoo, Handwara all the three militants apparently Pakistanis have been neutralized by Joint team of J&K Police, RR and CRPF. It has been raining whole night and boys were out there in the cold, tweets J&K Director General of Police SP Vaid
J&K: Encounter started between militants and security forces in Baramulla's Bomai, late last night. 2 militants gunned down, 1 captured in injured state. Firing has stopped, search operations are still underway
5 month ago
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred in Jammu and Kashmir at 04:28 am
Main locations seized by government on SE. Abu Dali front.
[email protected] on Jerusalem decision: "When you bully Israel, you are not helping the peace process. We see Israel as one of our best allies. We're not gonna put up with it anymore."
Though Abbas won't meet with VP Pence, Administration "undeterred" in pursuit of Israeli-Palestinian peace, says @VPPressSec.
[email protected] on Jerusalem decision: "[@POTUS] strongly believes that those final statuses should be decided between the Palestinians and the Israelis. No outside group should decide what the final status looks like."
[email protected] on Jerusalem decision: "We didn't set any parameters, we didn't say this was the final status, what we said is 'we're gonna do like we do in every other country.'"
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