In a landmark ruling, the Maldives Supreme Court today released all opposition political leaders.

Map. History of Middle East conflict

18 February 2018
2 week ago
IDF:Overnight, in response to the rocket fired at southern Israel, an aircraft targeted a Hamas observation post in the southern Gaza Strip. The Israeli army holds Hamas accountable for all violence emanating from the Gaza Strip
Anti-mining protest in southeastern district of Kyrgyz Republic. Local residents demand gold company stop activity out of environmental concerns. More demonstrations to come next week.
Media Activists Union of Aleppo and Its Countryside calls @syriahr "one of the most important media and intelligence arms of the [Assad] government," urging global channels to work with media foundations and activists in the rebels-controlled areas
@obretix: Turkish drone circling overhead Afrin
East Ghouta: pics showing Jaish Islam fending off government assault on Haswh Dawahirah front, taking out a mobile bridge.
SDF spokesperson for Afrin Brusk Heseke denied reports that Turkish forces have taken control over the Bilbil district. Heseke said that the Turkish army is shelling the district in these minutes
Bank is on fire in Saadat Abad district of Tehran
Burning Bank in Karaj city of Tehran province
Protests against the Islamic Republic reported in several cities and town in Iran. The one below is from Ahvaz
Morocco: thousands of people are protesting in the mining town of Jerada
FSA Forces at strategic Bulbul town. Afrin
Many families get back home in Keshkiya, AbuHamam and Gharanij town after controlling them by SDF
Rep. Adam Schiff: "When Trump denigrates the free pressthis is a model that others around the world are following. Even people like Bashar al Assad are using the language of Donald Trump."
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In a landmark ruling, the Maldives Supreme Court today released all opposition political leaders.
Foreign Ministry confirms Israel delays visit of Poland's national security adviser, against backdrop of Holocaust bill
Senior Trump officials warn "all options are on the table" hinting at possible military action unless Assad government stops using Sarin and Chlorine on its people in Syria, in briefing to @thecipherbrief and other natsec reporters; says Russia must stop helping Syria lie about use.
Video of shooting on Russian aircraft over Eastern Idlib
US says recent chemical attacks in Syria suggest Assad government is developing new kinds of weapons.
According to sources large number of protesters are at Tabriz streets chanting against Iran leader
8 civilians were killed, and many others injured, after warplane airstrikes targeted residential areas in Kafranboda town, in the westren countryside of Hama. CivilDefense teams rushed to help the wounded. and continue the rescue operation.
Explosion of boiler at Ankara Tax office2 week ago
Explosion of boiler at Ankara Tax office
Because of Polish parliament's vote in favor of controversial Holocaust law, Israel asked "to postpone" planned visit of Poland's national security advisor
FSA Jaysh al Nasr damaged a Russian fighter jet by anti-aircraft artillery fire east Idlib.
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Explosion in the center of Ankara/Turkey.
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Blast in Ankara. Just heard a large explosion in Çankaya Tunali area.
S. Aleppo: civilians fleeing last villages still under Rebel control in front of government advances and non-stop bombardment.
[email protected] director Lt. Gen. Mckenzie: "there is no sign they (Turkey) are moving toward Manbij at this time"
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Pakistan embassy in Kabul says information provided by Afghanistan is "being examined for its authenticity"
Turkish backed Syrian rebels outside Afrin, singing a jihadi song about how we were steadfast in Grozny and Dagestan. And we took Tora Bora. And Afrin is calling for us.2 week ago
Turkish backed Syrian rebels outside Afrin, singing a jihadi song about "how we were steadfast in Grozny and Dagestan. And we took Tora Bora. And Afrin is calling for us."
29 women arrested for removing their hijab in public places in Iran: Tasnim
2 YPG Member were killed by Landmine explosion in Raqqa.
At least ten people killed in an house in Gaza strip, after a person blew a gas canister during a family fight: local media2 week ago
At least ten people killed in an house in Gaza strip, after a person blew a gas canister during a family fight: local media
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At least one Rocket fell in the center of Kilis town, southern Turkey. Casualties reported.
The FSA Fifth regiment in Bulbul town. #OperationOliveBranch
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Another missile from Northern Syria into Kilis
Google parent Alphabet and Aramco are in talks to build a tech hub in Saudi Arabia - WSJ
#OliveBranch: Turkish artillery bombard YPG positions around Darmak mountain in Aleppo's Afrin northern Syria
2 week ago
Qatari Foreign Minister: We are ready to participate in a Gulf Arab summit next spring
Assad government says Syria treats Turkish Afrin operation as attack and invasion of Syrian lands
Eastern Damascus: up-armoured bulldozer burning after failed government assault on Irbeen front.
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Another wounded Turkish soldier lost his life, after being targeted by PKK in Hakkari earlier today. Total: 2 killed and 6 wounded.
The #OperationOliveBranch Room announced the liberating key district Bulbul from Ypg after clashes. Adds 24 YPG militants killed.
U.N. calls on Russia, Iran and Turkey to break Syria aid deadlock
#OpOliveBranch forces officially control over Bulbul town
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Turkish president says 800 militants killed in Syria's Afrin
France to finance exports to Iran, aims to sidestep U.S. sanctions
Turkish war planes are bombarding the Center of Jindires district and the villages Kotana( Al Mudallalah) and Qereqola of Bilbil district
Turkish military Helicopter flying over Kilis, as Turkish army artillery shell YPG bases northern Afrin.2 week ago
Turkish military Helicopter flying over Kilis, as Turkish army artillery shell YPG bases northern Afrin.
KDP official, advisor to KDP president: "Had a productive, open and detailed discussions with Iranian consul general and consulte staff on boosting bilateral relations"
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Afghan intelligence agency claims 50 Taliban insurgents were killed in Kandahar Province in one day, dozens captured
#AfrinOp: no official confirmation yet, but OliveBranch forces took control of most parts of Bulbul (strategic crossroads). Video geolocated in center
Turkish Defence Minister visited the Hisar-O's launch and ballistic tests(Hisar air defence family's medium altitute air defence system).2 week ago
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Turkish Defence Minister visited the Hisar-O's launch and ballistic tests(Hisar air defence family's medium altitute air defence system).
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Search operations in the sector were launched and is underway. Repeated attempts of infiltration in North Kashmir continue to be foiled by the alert Army units based on sound intelligence thus eliminating the nefarious designs of Pak forces to foment trouble in the Valley: Indian Army
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A group of 4 militants attempted to infiltrate under the cover of darkness and thick jungles in the mountainous terrain in Kalban in Tangdhar but were spotted by troops. They were engaged in heavy fire and militants were seen running away into thick jungles towards LoC: Indian Army
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An attempted infiltration bid by Pakistan militants was successfully repulsed by alert Army troops in Tangdhar Sector in North Kashmir during the early hours of 31 January 2018: Indian Army
Pakistan FM and Afghan @DrOmarZakhilwal talking to media after he visited Afghan embassy
Russian police in Nizhhniy Novhorod shot dead suspected ISIS member, who prepared a terror attack before Elections day
Intensive flight of Israeli UAV over Gaza strip2 week ago
Intensive flight of Israeli UAV over Gaza strip
Turkish bombing wounds a civilian in Ceqela village in Afrin
France says urgent that Russia and Iran as "allies of Damascus government" make arrangements to end bombing, enable humanitarian aid into Idlib, Eastern Ghouta
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Afghanistan says it has given neighboring Pakistan confessions and other proof that the militants who carried out a recent series of attacks were trained in Pakistan
FSA in YPG-held Bulbul town
Lebanon using diplomacy to counter Israel over offshore energy tender: president
Clashes between SDF and ISIS in Al-Bahrah village, amid SDF advance into the village
YPG member was captured in Bulbul
FSA begins a military operation against ISIS in the western countryside of Daraa
According to the Afrin Administration Hospital 104 civilians have been killed while 156 others have been wounded due to the Turkish bombardments on Afrin in the last 13 days
Israel condemns passing of Polish Holocaust law, but takes no immediate action
United Nations: Russia, Turkey and Iran must work to avoid escalation in Idlib
UN: We call for a humanitarian truce in the eastern Ghouta of Damascus, but both the government and the opposition refuse to do so
Child killed and others wounded in artillery shelling on the town of Masraba in Al Ghouta
The Border Guard forces in the western region seized a four-wheel-drive vehicle loaded with 490 gun  in  Baher Elremal Elaazam area and also the border guards managed to seize one of the criminal elements with 600 grams of the Drugs as it crossed the tunnel of Ahmed Hamdy in Suez2 week ago
The Border Guard forces in the western region seized a four-wheel-drive vehicle loaded with 490 gun in Baher Elremal Elaazam area and also the border guards managed to seize one of the criminal elements with 600 grams of the Drugs as it crossed the tunnel of Ahmed Hamdy in Suez
Sultan Murat Tümeni in Sahra village N-W to Bulbul
Warsaw Ghetto survivor and writer Halina Birenbaum is "afraid I'll be arrested in Poland."
Hamza Birqdar failed the attempt of the pro-SAA militias to break into the front of Hawsh Al-Dawahra in Eastern Ghouta
Syrian Army captured Umm Al-Karamil, and entire area east of railway under army, South Aleppo
Su-22 shelling besieged East Ghouta
Su-22 shelling besieged East Ghouta
Israel Foreign Ministry 'adamantly opposes' Polish senate's approval of draft Holocaust law
Wounded including patients and medical personnel as a result of Russian air strikes on the "Hassan Al-Araj" hospital in the northern countryside of Hama
FSA in town Bulbul
Russian bombardment on Kafr Zita
Russian bombardment on Kafr Zita
"National Army" FSA declares that they are fighting YPG militants in the strategic village of Bulbul claiming that YPG's defense lines collapsed and YPG militants started to withdraw
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Turkey court rules local Amnesty chief to remain in jail: rights group
The #OperationOliveBranch Room annunced the control over Zarah village and a YPG camp in Bulbul District. Adds 14 YPG militants were killed.
Syrian Army captured Atshanah Gharbiyah and Tell al-Hassan in South Aleppo
South Sudan rebels vow 'guerrilla warfare' as a last stand if upcoming peace talks fail.
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German parliament approves further suspension of family reunion for refugees of lesser status. In August a new law shall allow up to 1000 family members of refugees to come to Germany every month
Kabul residents, civil society activists rally against Pakistan2 week ago
Kabul residents, civil society activists rally against Pakistan
Yemeni government: coupists attacked the presidential protection brigade, which caused dozens of dead and wounded
For January 24-30, the Netherlands says its F-16s carried out 6 strikes near Ar Ramadi, Iraq and near Abu Kamal, Syria: on ISIS buildings and formations, an HQ and a storage facility. Jets also supported ground troops in 12 missions
Free Syrian Army controls the military camp of the YPG in the area of Bulbul in North Afrin
The Yemeni government: What the rebels did in Aden is a coup attempt and a departure from the goal of establishing the coalition
Russian security boss meets Algerian President Bouteflika: Rossiiskaya Gazeta
SAA controls the villages of Tal al-Sultan and Husseiniya(Tall Qalbah) in south Aleppo after the withdrawal of the Tahrir al Sham
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Protest in Kabul as Afghan officials press Pakistan over attacks
Syrian Army controls Abu Kanadiq Janoubi, Jubb Zrayq, Abyan, farms South of Abyan in Hama
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Five children killed and their parents by the bombing by helicopters on the village of Jazraya in Southern Aleppo
YPG starts counter-offensive against Turkey army and rebels in two fronts in Afrin: Syrian Observatory
As many as 228 people were killed and 364 others injured in Afghanistan in the first month of 2018, the Civilian Protection Advocacy Group (CPAG) said2 week ago
As many as 228 people were killed and 364 others injured in Afghanistan in the first month of 2018, the Civilian Protection Advocacy Group (CPAG) said
Footage of Second corps clashing with YPG near Korni
3 YPG fighters captured by Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters while trying to infiltrate into strategic Mt. Barsaya in Syria's Afrin
Heavy Russian bombard on Saraqeb town in Idlib countryside.
East Ghouta: FSA fighters destroy government armored military bulldozer after repelling government attempts to attack Arbin this morning
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PKK have attacked Turkish military convoy in Hakkari, southeastern Turkey. at least one soldier killed and 5 wounded.
Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif visited Afghanistan Embassy in Islamabad "to convey condolences on terrorist attacks in Kabul": FO spokesman
Syrian army captured Tall al Fukhkhār
Zara was also captured too but no official confirm yet.
South, southeast and east of Algiers: Army says killed 15 among Droukdel's personnel during January 2018
Duterte: Reds are no different from ISIS and kidnappers
Iran regional influence 'inevitable' and country's leadership had no intention of reining in its influence across the Middle East despite US pressure: Top adviser to Khamenei, Velayati
Concentrated shelling and airstrikes strike East Idlib and South Aleppo while clashes resume between SAA and allies vs Opp N and NW of Abo Dhuhr.
2 week ago
Turkey asks Russia to extradite Mihrac Ural, leader of THKP-C - pro-Syrian government militia - blamed for deadly 2013 attacks in Reyhanli
Eastern Damascus: government assault on town of Irbeen was preceded by an artillery barrage with IRAM rockets (Volcano type).
A number of civilians were injured by suffocation following the shelling of Duma city by the Syrian government forces with missiles loaded with chlorine gas
National Army FSA and Turkish Armed Forces captured Ali Kar from YPG in northern Afrin
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Turkish foreign minister considers France's reminders to Turkey about its operation into Syria an insult
Three modified 107 mm Iran|ian rockets (produced in 2016) were retrieved as well as one container which reportedly was filled in with chlorine near Duma in East Ghouta.
Turkish president Erdogan's chief advisor Yigit Bulut threatens Greece, says Athens will face the wrath of Turkey worse than Afrin offensive, vows to break arms and legs of officials, PM or any Minister, who dare to land on disputed Kardak/Imia islet in Aegean.2 week ago
Turkish president Erdogan's chief advisor Yigit Bulut threatens Greece, says Athens will face the wrath of Turkey worse than Afrin offensive, vows to break arms and legs of officials, PM or any Minister, who dare to land on disputed Kardak/Imia islet in Aegean.
2 week ago
Afghanistan rejected Pakistan claim, that handed over 27 Hanqqani and Taliban militants to Afghan Gov. @moiafghanistan says, they were ordinary Afghan Refugees and were freed back
Some 100 migrants protest decision about to be taken by Bundestag, shouting We are humans, too. Germany's parliament about to extend suspension of family reunion for refugees with lesser status2 week ago
Some 100 migrants protest decision about to be taken by Bundestag, shouting "We are humans, too." Germany's parliament about to extend suspension of family reunion for refugees with lesser status
One of the rockets used in today's chlorine attack in Douma has the same lot number as a rocket used in the Jan 22nd chlorine attack on Douma, strongly suggesting they came from the same source. (Left Feb 1st, right Jan 22nd)
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Afghan Minister of Interior Barmak says they will inform the public of the outcome of Saturday's visit by the Pakistani delegation
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Afghan Minister of Interior Barmak implies Pakistan is cooperating with Afghanistan in the investigation into the recent spate of deadly attacks. Says Pakistan has promised Afghanistan it will take action against insurgents
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Afghan NDS chief says it is clear that attacks on Afghanistan are originating from across the border and that the international community knows where insurgents have safe havens
2 week ago
Afghan NDS chief Stankezai says Pakistan will send a delegation to Kabul on Saturday to give feedback on questions Afghanistan put to them; says this was first step in the investigation and a number of people suspected of being involved have been arrested around the country
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Afghan NDS chief Stanekzai says the names on list handed to Pakistan is confidential and cannot be released to the public as it could hinder investigations. He says attackers arrested gave full details about where they were trained and how the attacks were planned
2 week ago
Afghan NDS chief Stanekzai says Taliban can not call itself an opposition group and the fact they target civilians shows they are a "terrorist group". He says they handed over a list of names to Pakistan of people "clearly involved in killing people in Afghanistan"
2 week ago
Afghan National Directorate of Security chief Stanekzai said the recent attacks had been different and had targeted civilians while the use of an ambulance in a bombing was also in contravention of international laws. Says these attacks clearly show crimes against humanity
2 week ago
Afghan National Directorate of security chief Masoom Stanekzai also addresses press conference after returning from Pakistan and says their trip came after the attacks and the subsequent arrest of insurgents, who passed on information
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Afghan Interior Minister Barmak said information gathered shows attacks are being planned in Chaman area in Baluchistan and that the Afghan delegation handed over a list of Madrasas where attacks are being planned
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Afghan Interior Minister Barmak says they met with ISI chief and other Pakistani military officials to discuss the issue of insurgency and said they told Pakistan the Taliban had claimed responsibility for attacks and informed them orders were coming from Pakistan
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Afghan Interior Minister Barmak says they visited Pakistan to discuss Afghanistan's concerns about the security situation and to discuss the activities of insurgents in the country
OIR Spokesman: A @CJTFOIR service member died Jan. 31 in what appears to be a non-combat-related incident. Name and circumstances will be released at the discretion of the pertinent national authorities. The incident is under investigation.
Security forces arrive in area close to Pakistan embassy as demonstration continues. Dozens of people have gathered to protest against recent attacks in Kabul2 week ago
Security forces arrive in area close to Pakistan embassy as demonstration continues. Dozens of people have gathered to protest against recent attacks in Kabul
The missles were dropped near each other, and this's the 1st Chlorine missile of the Chlorine Attack against the west neighborhoods of Douma city 1.Feb.2018
Local activists: suspected chlorine gas attack targeted heavily-populated town Douma, rural Damascus. Suffocation cases among civilians reported. This is the 3rd gas attack in 2 weeks.
According to AP there is a proposal by the Kurds to persuade Assad to deploy his troops as a buffer between the Kurds and Turks in Afrin. US open to that proposal, Assad still want full control of the area
Syrian Army Launches an attack in Harasta - Arbin Axis at 3:30 Am
An explosion was just heard and it was a result of targeting enemy positions in Harasta with an UR-77 Mine Clearing Vehicle
The Senate approved before 2 am without amendments the Act on the Institute of National Remembrance("IPN"), which imposes fines or imprisonment of up to three years for attributing responsibility to the Polish nation or state, among others for the crimes committed by the Third German Reich.
4 civilians were killed and many others injured after warplane airstrikes and barrel bombs were dropped on residential areas in Talafeh village in the southern countryside of Aleppo. CivilDefense teams rushed to help the wounded and continue the rescue operation
After taking multiple hits at Indian govt/army in last couple of posters, pro-IS Kashmiri network Al-Qaraar released a new poster taking a shot at Pakistani spy agency ISI2 week ago
After taking multiple hits at Indian govt/army in last couple of posters, pro-IS Kashmiri network Al-Qaraar released a new poster taking a shot at Pakistani spy agency ISI
Three wounded, including a child and a woman, in air raids on the town of Sarqeb in the Idlib countryside
Deputy Secretary Sullivan in Kabul: This is an important year for Afghanistan and I'm optimistic that the country is making great strides on the road to peace and development. I'm optimistic that our cooperation is making a difference.2 week ago
Deputy Secretary Sullivan in Kabul: This is an important year for Afghanistan and I'm optimistic that the country is making great strides on the road to peace and development. I'm optimistic that our cooperation is making a difference.
Lebanon's arrests of people who criticise public officials is creating a "pattern of prosecutions" said rights group Human Rights
Bombardment of Darmik mount
The US State Department has included the movements of «Hassm » and «Liwa Elsawra » on the lists of terrorism
YPG fired another ATGM vs Turkish fortification
Houthi ATGM Kornet hit Southern Resistance vehicle in Kirsh district, Lahij.
Hassakah: Turkish warplanes targeted YPG Positions in South of Rasulayn.