Saudi defense ministry official arrested on bribery charges

Map. History of Middle East conflict

23 July 2018
Libya National Oil Corporation (Tripoli) lifts force majure from all ports after handover by LNA. OOTT
1 week ago
Turkish officers to southeast Idlib notables: Turkish forces will not withdraw if Syrian military and "Iranian militias" decide to attack. Turkey working to ensure Russia fulfills its commitments, will withdraw only under agreement that secures the area
Foreign Minister Cavugsolu criticizes Germany's Defense Minister for removing Patriot missile defense from Turkey and not staying "like a true ally."
Trudeau announced 250 Canadian troops, helo support for Iraq, and offer to lead future NATO mission in Iraq.
1 week ago
Head of the Libyan National Oil Corp in the east confirms to Reuters reopening of export terminals
Poland's Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz: "It was a mistake" for NATO to not offer Georgia membership in 2008 Bucharest summit. NATOEngages NATOSummit
[email protected] plugs new NATO mission in Iraq and calls on NATO to pursue comparable mission in Libya
Czaputowicz of @PolandMFA backs US troops in Poland but not at expense of US presence in Germany. Stresses need for NATO to prioritize security of Ukraine, Georgia
1 week ago
Provincial office of the Independent Elections commission @IECAfghanistan shut down by protesters in Faryab Afghanistan.
If Turkey is sanctioned, we will reciprocate says @MevlutCavusoglu. Pivot to tough language happened fast NATO engages
Turkey is not moving away from NATO asserts @MevlutCavusoglu at NATO engages. Turkey prefers to buy arms from US, Germany, but NATO allies block sales so we had to turn to Russia
1 week ago
Explosives-laden vehicle seized in Kabul, says NDS
Gunmen are still holed up inside the education department compound in the Jalalabad city. An unknown number of people are trapped inside, officials confirmed. Gunmen stormed the compound at about 9.45am. Gunshots continue to ring out in the area
Strong opening statement by Turkish FM Cavugsolu against intolerance toward migrants, Islamaphobia, anti-Semitism, views of others
Oil falls after Trump threatens to escalate trade war with new tariffs
1 week ago
Britain to almost double troops in Afghanistan
Officials claim a number of people have been taken hostage by gunmen inside the education department building. Reinforcements have been called in to assist, police confirm
1 week ago
Afghan Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Tuesday said it has registered at least 600 complaints against candidates who are hoping to run for parliament in the October 20 elections
Afghan Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Tuesday said it has registered at least 600 complaints against candidates who are hoping to run for parliament in the October 20 elections
One security guard at the education department was killed in clashes with gunmen in Jalalabad city - clashes ongoing, local officials confirmed
Fighting underway in Jalalabad ,Afghanistan where unidentified gunmen targeted education directorate building.Casulties reported.
FSA Spokesman: Russian officials warned Free Syrian Army negotiators in Daraa that they plan to launch an attack on the northern Syrian province of Idlib in September
South Syria: pro-Assad sources say they thwarted an ISIS infiltration in outskirts of Khalkhalah Airbase (HQ for current operations in Daraa).
Meantime, supporters of would be assassin Yunis Safarov have produced his birth certificate as proof that his mother was not Armenian as was alleged by Ganja mayor's brother / Azerbaijan's deputy chief prosecutor1 week ago
Meantime, supporters of would be assassin Yunis Safarov have produced his birth certificate as proof that his mother was not Armenian as was alleged by Ganja mayor's brother / Azerbaijan's deputy chief prosecutor
Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salfini met with UN Envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame in Rome on Tuesday.1 week ago
Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salfini met with UN Envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame in Rome on Tuesday.
Ahmed Al-Darwish, a senior citizen, succumbed to wounds sustained after the air raids on AlRami city in Idlib countryside, A young man and a child were also injured. White Helmets teams worked to transport them to medical points.
SAA sends big reinforcement to the North Daraa
Turkish planes hit PKK positions in Qandil region of Iraqi Kurdistan
French Senate publishes report criticizing Macron's policy in Libya.
Source to Alnabaa: Rome 3+3 meeting resulted in agreement hold parliamentary elections only in Libya1 week ago
Source to Alnabaa: Rome 3+3 meeting resulted in agreement hold parliamentary elections only in Libya
1 week ago
Azerbaijan police detained 14 people for social media posts in last days
Saudi defense ministry official arrested on bribery charges
1 week ago
After officer was stabbed in Ganja dozens of protesters were detained
1 week ago
Video: Clashes today with police in Ganja
President Ilham Aliyev arrived in Belgium
1 week ago
Azerbaijan Internal Ministry: 40 detained as result of clashes in Ganja
1 week ago
Azerbaijan's Internal Affairs say 2 police officers killed during protests of 150-200 people in Ganja
1 week ago
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: I salute Iraq's heroic Armed Forces, and honour our dead and wounded fighters who captured Mosul and achieved a historic victory
Saudi Arabia submits a United Nations protest note against violations and abuses of Iranian boats and ships in the kingdom's territorial waters in the Arabian Gulf
Initial reports suggest that the suicide bomber might have shaken hands with Haroon Bilour when he blew up his suicide vest. Haroon Bilour along with 3 others succumbed to injuries. There are 23 injured brought into the hospital : Police
PAKISTAN: Bomb targeting ANP rally explodes in Peshawar
South Syria: rare photos showing ISIS in Suweida/Damascus desert. Also a T-72 destroyed.1 week ago
South Syria: rare photos showing ISIS in Suweida/Damascus desert. Also a T-72 destroyed.
Israel plans to land unmanned spacecraft on moon in February (but two state solution remains out of reach)
Deir Balut (Afrin) IDP camp growth 4/24/18 vs. 6/1/18
N. Latakia: Ansar Al-Islam raiding government positions yesterday in Jebal Turkman. 2 dozens soldiers were confirmed killed and one captured.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack targeting Syrian and Russian forces in Zeyzun, NW Deraa, allegedly killing 35, wounding 15. The official statement says it's issued by ISIS's "Hauran Province," signifying a declaration by ISIS of officially operating in Deraa.
1 week ago
Russian Ministry of Defense denied information that dozens of Russian military were killed in Southern Daraa
1 week ago
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: I ordered an investigation into the death of a protestor during a recent demonstration in Basra. All Iraqis have the right to protest peacefully, and our security forces are committed to protecting this fundamental right
1 week ago
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: I will travel to Brussels later to meet with leaders and heads of government attending the NATO Summit to discuss enhanced training for Iraqi forces and to share Iraq's considerable experience in fighting terrorism
1 week ago
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: The victory in Mosul was achieved thanks to the bravery of the Iraqi Armed Forces. I honour their sacrifices in Mosul and in every part of Iraq as they continue to hunt down Daesh remnants
1 week ago
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: The safe return of all IDPs to their communities remains one of our main priorities, and we are working with local authorities to ensure that essential services are restored as quickly as possible to all captured areas
1 week ago
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: Today we mark the first anniversary of the liberation of Mosul which Daesh declared as the capital of their fake state, but the Iraqi people defeated them
South Syria: positions literally deserted by Rebels leaving behind TOW equipment and T-55 in Gharaz (SE. Daraa). Confirmation Silos were also handed over.
Though they have not yet succeeded, Islamic cyber terrorists are increasing their efforts to carry out cyberattacks against Western countries infrastructure
A car bomb set off in area of Zayzoun targeting Assad forces (W. Daraa), presumably prepared by ISIS.
Iran president's envoy and adviser to the leader Velayati will tomorrow travel to Moscow to submit the message of the leader and president Rouhani to Putin, Iran MFA spox told Tasnim.
Rebels shelled Assad militia positions at Kurdish mount in Latakia
1 week ago
Israeli army stopped Palestinian boat carrying 9 passengers, 4 of them wounded, attempting to breach Israeli naval blockade
On specific input an op was launched by J&K police, Army and CRPF in Kondali. In this, 2 militants got neutralised: S Chaudhary, SSP Shopian on Shopian encounter which started this morning. The militants were identified as Jaish-e-Mohammed's Sameer Sheikh, a local and Babar from Pakistan1 week ago
On specific input an op was launched by J&K police, Army and CRPF in Kondali. In this, 2 militants got neutralised: S Chaudhary, SSP Shopian on Shopian encounter which started this morning. The militants were identified as Jaish-e-Mohammed's Sameer Sheikh, a local and Babar from Pakistan
Israel warns Hamas: We are not seeking escalation, but we are the most prepared to take action if needed - and we are the most prepared since the end of war 4 years ago
1 week ago
Molotov fire in Be'eri
1 week ago
Israeli army stops boat seeking to break Gaza blockade
Hezbollah Military Media: Houthis fire Badr-1 ballistic missiles at Saudi Arabia's Jizan
Sayed Munir, the district police chief of Khoghyani district in Ghazni province, and three other policemen were killed in clashes with the Taliban early Tuesday,
1 week ago
Iraqi Security Media Center says International Coalition in Iraq aircraft have killed 8 ISIS in Hamrin area of Diyala province who were planning to set up a false security checkpoint. Air strike was based on intelligence from Iraqi Counter
Airstrikes hit Kurdish mountain area near town of Sirmaniyah in Hama countryside1 week ago
Airstrikes hit Kurdish mountain area near town of Sirmaniyah in Hama countryside
Airstrikes hit Kurdish mountain area near town of Sirmaniyah in Hama countryside
1 week ago
Saudi air defense forces intercept a missile fired by al-Houthi militias on the al-Shikh Governorate
SDF fighter puts up the SDF flag in a village captured from ISIS in DeirEzzor.
12th joint patrol in North Manbij today
Tunisia- driver refused to comply to to National Guard officers' order to stop near Skhira, Sfax Governorate, fled south towards Gabes, was fired upon and killed.1 week ago
Tunisia- driver refused to comply to to National Guard officers' order to stop near Skhira, Sfax Governorate, fled south towards Gabes, was fired upon and killed.
Iran vows to sell as much oil as it can in face of U.S. sanctions
Brett McGurk: Spent five days in Iraq and Syria focused on completing campaign to defeat ISIS and stability in captured areas. On Thursday, @SecPompeo will convene 52 members of our @coaliton in Brussels to discuss details.
Azerbaijani, Turkish presidents held one-on-one meeting1 week ago
Azerbaijani, Turkish presidents held one-on-one meeting
Eventually we would love for Georgia to be a member of NATO if it chooses to do so," says @USAmbNATO
Footage from SDF's military operation to remove ISIS in DeirEzzor.
Footage of a YPG sleeper cell attack in Afrin.
U.S Special Envoy Brett Mcgurk visited Raqqa and met with Raqqa's Civil Council, and also met with the Internal Security Forces. They discussed the Coalition's progress and rebuilding projects for the city.
Kurdistan Region's @PMBarzani weclomed by Netherland's PM Mark Rutte @MinPres — discussions on regional stability, fight against ISIS and increasing cooperation to take place.
Egypt's core inflation decreases to 10.9 pct yr/yr in June, central bank says
Israel 'not ruling out' eventual ties with Syria's Assad
We'll close the NATOSummit with a meeting on Afghanistan, joined by @ResoluteSupport. Allies are increasing their commitment, both in forces (+3,000 trainers) and funding to ensure the country never again becomes a safe haven for terrorism – @jensstoltenberg
On Thursday, we'll meet with the Presidents of Georgia and Ukraine. Together we'll address regional challenges, their defence reforms and NATO's continuing support – SG @jensstoltenberg
We'll take decisions to step up NATO's role in the fight against terrorism: launching a new training mission in Iraq + increasing our support to Tunisia and Jordan – @Jensstoltenberg
New set of pictures from this airfield on Jabal Ghul
1 week ago
Report: "2nd Freedom Flotilla" leaves the Gaza Strip for Cyprus
Intensified air raids by the government aircraft, on the towns of the western countryside of Idlib.
The Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North says the Walid-9 counter-terrorism operations have ended after successful raids against the militants over a period of three days which left fourteen militants dead or wounded1 week ago
The Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North says the Walid-9 counter-terrorism operations have ended after successful raids against the militants over a period of three days which left fourteen militants dead or wounded
Bosra al-Sham rebels continue to handover heavy weapons to army
1 week ago
Turkey says aims to make progress in EU membership process
Kurdistan Parliament finishes first reading for bill to nullify president powers
Syrian Army control old Daraa border crossing outskirts of Daraa al-Balad - Hajjanah Battalion - Gharaz Area
1 week ago
Germany has banned a Turkish-nationalist biker gang. Officials accuse them of violent crimes and say they have ties to Erdogan's government.
Turkey markets:  Lira gives up daily gains of ~1.5%; Stocks down 2.2%; Banks are down 3.8%1 week ago
Turkey markets: Lira gives up daily gains of ~1.5%; Stocks down 2.2%; Banks are down 3.8%
1 week ago
U.S. envoy calls for Germany to block Iran cash withdrawal
Iran FM @JZarif had a phone conversation with Turkey FM @MevlutCavusoglu and congratulated him on retaining post of foreign minister in new Turkish government
1 week ago
Turkey National Security Council and Supreme Military Council abolished in a new Presidential Executive Order. President will have sole power on promoting flag officers
Turkish President Erdogan on his way to Azerbaijan - 1st foreign visit, then - Northern Cyprus1 week ago
Turkish President Erdogan on his way to Azerbaijan - 1st foreign visit, then - Northern Cyprus
1 week ago
Tayyip Erdogan appoints his son in law as Finance Minister of Turkey
1 week ago
Travel to Afghanistan unsafe, US citizens warned
@obretix: US Army Apache helicopter at the Lafarge cement plant in northern Syria
Israeli Knesset set to discuss law that could lead to creation of "Jewish only" towns across Israel.
ISIS affirms killing at least 10 people and injuring others in explosion of an Afghan security checkpoint in Jalalabad - Nangarhar and spreads this video
N. Latakia: Jableh source released list of confirmed fatalities in Jebal Turkman (25 killed, in addition to 45 wounded), which would be the deadliest raid carried out past years by Rebels in Latakia Mounts.
Among spoils made during raid in Jebal Turkman, Rebels seized a Konkurs ATGM with its launcher as well as individual weapons. N. Latakia - Syria.
YPG: At least 11 militants killed in Afrin
1 week ago
Pompeo, in surprise visit to Afghanistan, urges Taliban peace talks
ISKP North fighting against the Taliban in Jowzjan. Seems to be the exact same area they fought in November 2017 and February 2018 (between Darzab, QT)1 week ago
ISKP "North" fighting against the Taliban in Jowzjan. Seems to be the exact same area they fought in November 2017 and February 2018 (between Darzab, QT)
1 week ago
Indian Forces neutralise 3 militants in 7 hour long encounter in Shopian
1 week ago
Explosions heard in the Gaza region result of Israeli army aircraft causing sonic booms.
1 week ago
Several militants were killed after the Special Forces of the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), stormed a hideout of the Taliban militants in eastern Nangarhar province. The statement further added that the NDS Special Forces targeted a hideout of the Taliban group in Maigan area of Hesarak district, leaving at least 15 militants dead.
1 week ago
A molotov balloon was found near NIr Yitzchak
Death toll in today's suicide bombing rises 10, eight civilians and two NDS members, officials confirm
N. Latakia: 1st names of Assad fighters killed yesterday in Jebal Turkman emerging. Also one POW.
Another freedom flotilla to be launched from Gaza seaport today1 week ago
Another freedom flotilla to be launched from Gaza seaport today
A suspected Islamic State militant was killed during a raid by Tripoli's Special Deterrence Force on a house in Fernaj district earlier this morning. The operation resulted in the arrest of several suspected militants and the seizure of weapons and ammunition.
As a result of a blast near a polling center in the 6th district of Jalalabad, at least two national security officers were killed and three others were wounded and one civilian was wounded.
Continuing angry protests in the province of Basra
Syria Journalists Association issues call for protection of 270 journalists, activists facing "imminent danger" in Daraa - some besieged in rebel held area of provincial capital; others in narrow geographical area in Quneitra - they want safe passage fearing the government
Kurdistan Region's @PMBarzani to meet with the Prime Minister of Netherlands in Amsterdam.
1 week ago
Turkey's Erdogan ushers in presidential system, appoints son-in-law finance minister
1 week ago
President Ashraf Ghani left Kabul early Tuesday for Brussels to attend @NATO Heads of State Summit
Maduro: Very honored to accompany in his inauguration the leader of the Turkish people, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, elected president of his homeland in historical vote on June 24.1 week ago
Maduro: "Very honored to accompany in his inauguration the leader of the Turkish people, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, elected president of his homeland in historical vote on June 24."
Houthi repels coalition attack north of Tuhayta.
Amaliqa MRAPs MaxxPro on the Tuhayta streets.
Houthi video from Tuhayta outskirts showed abandoned Amaliqa vehicle and trophies, including FN Minimi.
Houthi ATGM strike hit Amaliqa defensive position near Tuhayta.
Land Forces Commander Gen. Yasar Gul was appointed as The Chief of Staff1 week ago
Land Forces Commander Gen. Yasar Gul was appointed as The Chief of Staff
1 week ago
US Department of State: [email protected] in Kabul: "The U.S. remains committed to working with the Afghan Government and the Afghan people to advance security, political stability, and accountability, along with democratic governance among the Afghan people."
Iranian ballerina dances in Tabriz park in solidarity with Instagram teenager detained for dancing.
"Syrian Army control on new border posts with Jordan". Amongst the spoils, one APILAS anti-tank weapon
Syrian Army control on new border posts with Jordan. Amongst the spoils, one APILAS anti-tank weapon
Weapons cache discovered in Jadal village, Eastern Daraa countryside : 2 APILAS anti-tank weapons.
Three senior Mideast officials are out at the NSC. The National has learned that both the senior director for Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon at the White House National Security Council (NSC) Joel Rayburn, and top Middle East adviser Mike Bell are leaving imminently.
Reconnaissance aircrafts flying over Saraqib, Taftanaz
LAUNCH. Soyuz 2-1A launches with Progress MS-09
LIFTOFF. Liftoff of the Progress MS09 spacecraft and the first attempt at a super fast, 2 orbit, 3.5hr rendezvous and docking with the @Space_Station.
The Russian cargo craft from @Roscosmos is delivering nearly 5,700 pounds of cargo to the station in just two orbits taking less than four hours. Launch is at 5:51pm ET today
Russia's Soyuz rocket is preparing to blast off for its journey to the International Space Station.
1 week ago
UCC has claimed responsibility for "hacking no less than 213 websites for Thailand Philippines Indonesia South Korea," launching DDoS attacks against ~530 sites and hacking more than 700 social networking accounts belonging to "apostate and Crusader soldiers in these regions."
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