Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubair: Riyadh does not tolerate terrorism and Iranian interference in the region

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25 April 2018
Guardian: Preparations for a possible Russian counter attack on the British base RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus were underway on Thursday in the event of US-led military action in Syria.
@SenatorMenendez at today's Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on Pompeo's nomination: "Turkey is supposed to be our NATO ally," but it "is fighting the same Kurds that we have depended upon to defeat [ISIS]"
Pro-SAA Popular Resistance In Eastern Region targets USA military base (former SAA 93th Brigade) at AinIssa in N Raqqa countryside  (12 April 2018)1 week ago
Pro-SAA "Popular Resistance In Eastern Region" targets USA military base (former SAA 93th Brigade) at AinIssa in N Raqqa countryside (12 April 2018)
[email protected]: president Trump met with NSC members, has yet to make final decision on Syria.
President Trump to discuss Syria with France's Macron and UK's May later Thursday, according to White House
1 week ago
"President Trump just finished a meeting with his National Security team to discuss the situation in Syria. No final decision has been made. We are continuing to asses intelligence and are engaged in conversations with our partners and allies," says @PressSec.
1 week ago
After hours long meeting, the British Cabinet has "agreed on the need to take further action" to deter further use of chemical weapons in Syria. The Prime Minister will "continue to work with allies in the United States and France to coordinate an international response"
1 week ago
Britain: We must take the necessary steps to prevent the Assad government from chemical weapons use in the future
Cabinet backs PM on Syria, agreed chemical weapons use cannot go unchallenged and agreed the need to take action to deter the further use of chemical weapons by the Assad government. No more specifics, prob guided by the fact the US is still to publicly agree its position.1 week ago
Cabinet backs PM on Syria, agreed chemical weapons use "cannot go unchallenged" and agreed "the need to take action to deter the further use of chemical weapons by the Assad government." No more specifics, prob guided by the fact the US is still to publicly agree its position.
US Navy P-8A 168431 PS023 and US Navy P-8A 168439 PS024  are currently on task over the Eastern Mediterranean operating West of Latakia and Tartus, Syria.1 week ago
US Navy P-8A 168431 PS023 and US Navy P-8A 168439 PS024 are currently on task over the Eastern Mediterranean operating West of Latakia and Tartus, Syria.
Russia calls for UN Security Council meeting on Syria
Saudi Arabia: Hezbollah media channel releases some pictures of the Burkan-2H rockets (aka Volcano-2H) launched on Riyadh and on other Saudi locations yesterday.
A report indicated that Yazdanpanah, PAK Kurdish leader, car was shot at today #Erbil
NO reports of casualties/damage after Saudi royal air defence forces intercepted yet another Houthi ballistic missile over Jazan, fired from Yemen1 week ago
NO reports of casualties/damage after Saudi royal air defence forces intercepted yet another Houthi ballistic missile over Jazan, fired from Yemen
Russia's UN ambassador says top priority is to avert war in Syria, doesn't rule out possibility of US-Russian conflict.
1 week ago
Saudi air defense intercepts a ballistic missile in the skies of Jazan south of the KSA
Houthis fire ballistic missile toward Saudi city of Jizan
8 UAE army MaxxPro on the west coast. Source claims all MRAPs were given to the Southern Resistance.
U.S. seeking extradition of five Bulgarians over Syria embargo breach: Sofia prosecutor
Houthi fighting against pro-Hadi forces in Taiz.
Russia's UN ambassador urges Washington and its allies not to take military action in Syria
Russia's delegate to the UN Security Council: The Security Council's priority should be to avoid war in Syria
Pompeo says Trump has the authority to attack Syria without congressional authorization, pursuant to his inherent constitutional authorities. Murphy presses him on the limiting principle. Pompeo concedes there's no attack or imminent threat thereof on US by Assad government
US officials: We have received blood samples from the victims of the attack in Douma. Confirms the presence of chlorine and nerve gas
CNN: U.S. Officials: Urine samples from Douma victims test positive for chlorine, nerve agent.
Source to CNBC suggests Washington plans to strike eight targets in Syria
1 week ago
Palestinian shot by Israeli army soldiers in Gaza protests earlier today dies of wounds
The outgoing head of the CIA appeared to confirm Thursday reports that around 200 Russian mercenaries were killed in February during a clash with US-led forces in Syria
NATO's chief calls for access to site of poison gas attack in Syria
Pompeo just confirmed "a couple hundred Russians were killed" in Syria in shout-out involving US forces. US Defense officials have so far refused to do so publicly.
Syrian TV: Damascus holds the West responsible for any disruption of the work of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
Israeli army apologizes for scaring Tel Aviv residents with practice fly-bys
Islamic State claims to have killed and wounded 4 Hashd Al-Shaabi militiamen #PMU during an attack wirh the explosive device east of #TalAfar
Islamic State claims to have damaged a Hummer and killed / wounded several Iraqi #ISF soldiers during an attack east of #Ruthba in Anbar Province
Mattis says he is going to the White House for a meeting after his hearing to present options to the president on Syria
In response to the Russian claim that Israel is destabilizing Syria an Israeli official said: "Iranian are those destabilizing Syria: They are trying to build permanent bases and threaten Israel"
At least 16 dead in Iraq attack at funeral of anti-IS fighters: official
Further confirmation of Azerbaijan operation of Israel Harop loiter munitions, rather unexpectedly courtesy of a State Border Guard music video1 week ago
Further confirmation of Azerbaijan operation of Israel Harop loiter munitions, rather unexpectedly courtesy of a State Border Guard music video
Further confirmation of Azerbaijan operation of Israel Harop loiter munitions, rather unexpectedly courtesy of a State Border Guard music video
Pompeo on Iran: "I have seen no evidence that they are not in compliance today" with the deal.
President Trump on Syria: "We're having a number of meetings today. We'll see what happens."
10 killed, 14 injured in bombing in Shirqat Iraq
UNSC on Syria: Sweden has proposed a 'high-level disarmament mission' sent to Syria immediately to resolve chemical weapon issue 'once and for all'
President Trump, holding a meeting in the Cabinet Room, says a decision on Syria will be made soon and will hold a meeting on it today.
Chemical weapons agency says team is on its way to Syria and will start work April 14
1 week ago
Mattis: Congress will be notified before any potential U.S. strikes against Assad government in Syria
1 week ago
Mattis tells Congress: No decision has been made about launching strikes in Syria against the Assad government
The defense secretary adds that the US is looking to avoid the Syria crisis from getting "out of control" while American military action is being considered
First group of OPCW chemical weapons experts will arrive in Syria today: Syria's UN envoy
If Israel attacks, Tel Aviv and Haifa will be 'erased from the map,' threatens senior Iranian official
War "must be the last resort," says US Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo at hearing on Capitol Hill
China expressed concern of rising tensions in Syria, and called on all relevant parties of the Syria issue to remain calm and show restraint: foreign ministry
"We are committed to ending that war [in Syria] through the Geneva process, the @UN orchestrated effort" says US SecDef Mattis "It has been unfulfilled again because Russia has continually blocked the efforts. That doesn`t mean we give up"
"There's a tactical concernthat we don't add to any civilians deaths" Mattis tells HASC on Syria "We're trying to stop the murder of innocent people. But on a strategic level its how we keep this from escalating out of control, if you get my drift on that"
US Defense Secretary: US looks to avoid escalating escalation becomes out of control in Syria
"There will be notification to leadership, of course, prior to the attack" adds US Defence Secretary Mattis re possible Syria strike
Supreme leader's representative at Quds force, cleric Shirazi, says Iran can destroy Israel: FARS
"We will report to Congress. We will keep open lines of communication" @DeptofDefense Secretary Mattis says when asked if lawmakers will be notified of potential US action in Syria
Mattis promises to communicate with the Congressional leadership ahead of any strike on Syria
"There have been a umber of these [chemical] attacks" per Mattis "In many cases you know we don't have troops. We're not engaged on the ground there so I cannot tell you we had evidence" despite indications it sarin or other chemicals were used
Mattis: Cannot say U.S. has evidence on chemical weapons attack, but has seen media reports.
Pressed on Syria, SecDef Mattis says "I don't want to get, as you'll understand, into the details of a potential decision by the commander in chief due to this latest attack"
"The only reason Assad is still in power is because of the Russia|ns regretable vetos in the @UN and the Russian and Iran|ian militaries" per SecDef Mattis
1 week ago
The first question to Maria Zakharova (Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson) at her weekly briefing is about the British "provocation." She says it is linked to Syria, to the general anti-Russian narrative, and the internal narrative in Britain around things like Brexit.
Mattis says Russia is "complicit" in helping Syria retain chemical weapons. Also, says "Russia has continually blocked the efforts" of diplomacy to end the war in Syria.
"Our role in Syria is the defeat of ISIS" says @DeptofDefense Sec Mattis "We are not going to engage in this civil war itself"
Israel's President Rivlin accuses Poland of distorting history in Holocaust remembrance speech
Egypt sends invitation to Ethiopia and Sudan to hold a meeting in Cairo to discuss the issue of Al Nahda Dam
Top HASC Dem Adam Smith: "It seems unwise to me to start launching missiles" into Syria without long-term strategy, congressman says in opening remarks during Mattis/Dunford testimony
"We have dramatically reduced ISIS' physical caliphate, using a coordinated, whole-of-government approach that works "by, with, and through" our allies and partners to crush ISIS' claim of invincibility" SecDef says in opening remarks
C-130 heading towards Hmiemiem airbase earlier today over Hama few kilometers away got extra fuel tanks, could be Iranian but the tight nose suggests that it is of the US Special Forces, the plane likely landed in Hmiemiem
C-130 heading towards Hmiemiem airbase earlier today over Hama few kilometers away  got extra fuel tanks, could be Iranian but the tight nose suggests that it is of the US Special Forces, the plane likely landed in Hmiemiem
Turkey forms new administration in Afrin, consisting of 11 Kurds, 8 Arabs and one Turkmen, preceded over by a Kurd.
Il-76 planes today at Airport in Qamisli(moved from Damascus yesterday)
1 week ago
Azerbaijan, Iran Reach Breakthrough on Disputed Fields in the Caspian Sea
1 week ago
Remains of Greek mirage jet found off Skyros, according to Hellenic Air Force, pilot confirmed dead.
Iraqi local police arrest 6 ISIS members in Wahda neighborhood of West Mosul.
In Rashad area in southwest Kirkuk province, Iraq, ISIS attacks Fed Police patrol and injures 4. ISIS kills man in front of his family for cooperating with security forces. ISIS destroys 2 homes and burns 3 others.
1 week ago
[email protected]: Attack on Syria "could be very soon or not so soon at all."
Ethiopia holds Egypt responsible for the failure of negotiations on the dam Renaissance
The last convoy of civilians and fighters has left Douma to the rebel-held north, completing one of the largest forcible displacement campaigns in the history of the Syrian civil war. Tens of thousands who remained surrendered to government control.
1 week ago
Russia's @mfa_russia spokeswoman Maria Zakharova says Trump @realDonaldTrump's threats to use force against Assad in Syria is "a violation of UN @UN charter"
Russia's @mfa_russia spokeswoman Maria Zakharova says Trump @realDonaldTrump's threats to use force against Assad in Syria is a violation of UN @UN charter
1 week ago
President Erdoğan and Russian President Putin exchanged views on the latest developments in Syria in phone call
1 week ago
Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman says Israeli airstrike worsened stability in Syria
1 week ago
Hellenic Air Force and Greek defense ministry have yet to confirm death of pilot of the Greek Mirage that crashed off Skyros but Greek defense minister Panos Kammenos tweets tribute to 'a herowho fell in the fight to defend our national sovereignty and territorial integrity.'
1 week ago
Russian Foreign Ministry: The situation in Syria is fraught with danger and further escalation
In Damascus, Iran's Ali Akbar Velayati hints at an operation to expel US troops from Syria: "East of the Euphrates is also a very important area. We hope big steps will be taken in order to capture this area and expel the occupying Americans."
NATO considers the use of chemical weapons as a threat to international peace and security. Those responsible must be held accountable. We must protect the ban on the use of chemical weapons – @jensstoltenberg
1 week ago
Greek fighter pilot killed in crash after Turkish intercept mission: officials
1 week ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May holding "war council" meeting
Slovakia is making major contributions to NATO mission in Iraq - last month I saw how Slovak instructors are training local security forces there - @jensstoltenberg
We also discussed the situation in Syria and condemn in the strongest terms the use of chemical weapons; calling on the Syrian government + its backers to allow full and unimpeded access to int'l medical assistance and monitoring - @jensstoltenberg
Afghan: District Governor Among Several Killed in Taliban Attack
Saudi FM: Iran and terrorism are two sides of the same coin in the region
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubair: Riyadh does not tolerate terrorism and Iranian interference in the region
A bomb blast took place near a peace advocacy tent in the capital of southeastern Khost province on Thursday, but caused no casualties1 week ago
A bomb blast took place near a peace advocacy tent in the capital of southeastern Khost province on Thursday, but caused no casualties
Merkel says Germany understands and supports that everything done to demonstrate chemical weapons use in Syria not acceptable1 week ago
Merkel says Germany "understands and supports" that "everything" done to demonstrate chemical weapons use in Syria not acceptable
Pakistan FM spox Faisal has rejected what he called "baseless Afghan allegations of violation of its airspace and air raids inside Afghan territory by Pakistan Air Force." The statement came after Kabul said Pakistan's shelling and Kunar killed one person this week
EU extends rights sanctions on Iran, at odds over new measures
1 week ago
There has been no respite in civilian casualties of war in Afghanistan - 763 killed and 1,495 wounded in the first three months of 2018, @UNAMAnews says
1 week ago
Chancellor Angela Merkel says the German government will not participate in any military strike on Syria, according to @dpa
1 week ago
Merkel: It seems clear that Syria has not destroyed its stockpiles of chemical weapons
Polish President Andrzej Duda and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin join the March of the Living at Auschwitz-Birkenau
1 week ago
Merkel: All actions should be studied on Syria and Berlin will not participate in any strikes
Aftermath of the bombing. Azaz
Syria missile tensions causing headache for airlines: Lebanon 's MEA 322 Beirut - Baghdad, usually 90 min direct fly over Syria,   circumvents way south1 week ago
Syria missile tensions causing headache for airlines: Lebanon 's MEA 322 Beirut - Baghdad, usually 90 min direct fly over Syria, circumvents way south
1 week ago
The Palestine Liberation Organization PLO: We call upon the Arab states to sever diplomatic relations with any state that moves its embassy to Jerusalem
Macron says no decision yet on whether to strike Syria
1 week ago
Turkish military says no Turkish jets were present in the area while the Greek jet crashed.
1 week ago
Foreign Minister of Germany: According to my information, no decision has yet been taken to launch a military strike against Syria
A bomb exploded in Azaz city north of Aleppo. A civilian was injured
Macron says Syria response will be at 'time of our choosing'
1 week ago
Hellenic Air Force fighter jet down off Sporades island of Skyros, @Kathimerini_gr reports. Navy vessel dispatched to search the area while fate of jet's pilot remains unknown.
1 week ago
The Mirage 2000-5 crashed approximately 9 miles northeast of Skyros island returning to its base after a dog fight with Turkish fighter jets that violated Greece´s airspace
France's President @EmmanuelMacron says it has evidence Bashar al-Assad government behind Douma chemical attack.
ISIS attacks Iraqi PMU (Hashd) base in south Kirkuk city, Saladin province. 4 PMU injured
1 week ago
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he opposes military action in Syria and President Assad should be dealt with "by international law, by sanctions if necessary and by the United Nations"
India is against the use of chemical weapons anywhere, at any time, by anybody, under any circumstances. We hope that this issue is resolved in accordance with the provisions of the chemical weapons convention, so as to reach evidence-based conclusion: Indian MFA
U.S. has warned Pakistan of possible cuts in civilian aid if it fails to do more to combat human trafficking - U.S. officials
1 week ago
Azerbaijan presidential vote had 'serious irregularities,': OSCE
Syrian news agency Sana says an Iranian official has told President Assad that threats by Western nations are based on lies
1 week ago
[email protected]: Never said when an attack on Syria would take place. Could be very soon or not so soon at all. In any event, the United States, under my Administration, has done a great job of ridding the region of ISIS. Where is our "Thank you America?"
Syria's Bashar al-Assad responds to threats of intervention from US President @realDonaldTrump, "Any attack by western powers will lead to further instability in the region."
Regiment 11 and Ninth Brigade with the help of Iraqi Air Force repelled Two isis attacks on East of Ad Dawr and Albu Ajil Valley
1 week ago
Erdogan: If they think they can save the militants of the PYD, they are very wrong, we will destroy each and every one of the PYD militants
1 week ago
Erdogan: Our forces will remain in Syria until Syrian territory becomes safe for all Syrians
1 week ago
Erdogan: I discussed with Trump and I will discuss with Putin how to stop chemical attacks in Syria
1 week ago
Erdogan: We are disturbed by Syria's transformation into a battleground between countries with military power
1 week ago
Russia calls for avoiding any steps that could escalate tensions in Syria
1 week ago
Kremlin: Hotline to avoid engagement between Russia and the United States is used and used by both sides
1 week ago
Four Daesh militants, including a key commander, have been killed by their own bomb in the Chapa Dara district of eastern Kunar province
Egypt and Russia have resume direct flights more than two years after they were suspended in the wake of a bombing that brought down a Russian passenger plane over the Sinai Peninsula
Commander Al-Houthi Abu Jibril was killed in Saada
Turkey's Foreign Ministry spokesperson says strong suspicion chemical attack in Syria's douma was carried out by Bashar al-Assad forces, calls for punishment to prevent repetition of the crime.1 week ago
Turkey's Foreign Ministry spokesperson says strong suspicion chemical attack in Syria's douma was carried out by Bashar al-Assad forces, calls for punishment to prevent repetition of the crime.
Arab Coalition fighter jets arrived at RAF Akrotiri airbase, Cyprus during the night
Syria will next month assume the rotating chairmanship of the UN's forum for nuclear, chemical and biological weapons disarmament
1 week ago
Turkey to evaluate the potential US-lead attack on Syria - Turkish MFA
1 week ago
German Transatlantic Coodinator Peter Beyer tells that significant US military action in Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack would be a last resort. That said, the attack in Douma "needs an answer," he added.
1 week ago
35 insurgents killed in security force operations in Afghanistan
Pakistani minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal said on Thursday that Pakistan and Afghanistan are planning to start a railway service from Quetta to Kandahar with the cooperation of China
Leader of Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam) Syrian rebel group exit Douma after surrendering heavy weapons
Counter-narcotics police have detained three suspects, including two women , in connection with drug smuggling in northeastern Takhar province1 week ago
Counter-narcotics police have detained three suspects, including two women , in connection with drug smuggling in northeastern Takhar province
1 week ago
British PM May summons ministers to discuss possible military action in Syria
1 week ago
The Afghan senate opposes cooperation of National Unity Government with Pakistan terms is against Afghanistan's interest and failure of the leadership to prove their mettle in country's political scenario
1 week ago
Hundreds of Gaza Palestinians wounded by Israeli fire in border protests, violence are taxing the strip's hospitals
1 week ago
Russia @kommersant: Russian MOD are holding closed negotiations with the US Joint Chiefs of Staff at the moment; Russia expects that the US will share coordinates of their targets in Syria to avoid loss of life on the Russian side
Rebels surrender heavy arms in Syria's Ghouta, leader exits: monitor
1 week ago
Russian Duma calls on the Russians to avoid traveling to the Middle East cause threats by Trump
N. Hama: Russia|n Air Force resumed airstrikes after pause of several days, bombing area of Hamirat.
A protesting girl student in Srinagar break down after being injured in clashes over the killing of civilians in Kashmir's Kulgam on Wednesday
Saudi crown prince's visit to Spain will add 'new dimension' to bilateral ties. CrownPrinceInSpain
1 week ago
Israeli military says it bombed Hamas targets in Gaza in response to border explosion
Kabul police thwart three back to back explosions in the capital1 week ago
Kabul police thwart three back to back explosions in the capital
Russia says Syrian government forces have retaken Eastern Ghouta
Kuwait Airways stops Beirut flights after security warning
1 week ago
A Hamas fighter killed in an over night air strike by Israel on the Gaza Strip
Russian military police deploy in Syria's Douma - RIA agency
1 week ago
USS Donald Cook apparently moved away from Syria and was between Crete and Cyprus yesterday, with Admiral Grigorovich close by.
Russian military police has entered Douma
District chief of Khwaja Omari district for southern Ghazni province killed after a coordinated attack by Taliban insurgents
Grenade attack in Pulwom, 2 policemen wounded1 week ago
Grenade attack in Pulwom, 2 policemen wounded
Taliban fighters attacked a government compound in central Afghanistan overnight, killing three district officials and 15 security forces
Fighter jets have just arrived in the past few minutes at RAF Akrotiri airbase in Cyprus
US Department of State: The United States strongly condemns today's Houthi missile attack on Riyadh. We support the right of our Saudi partners to defend their borders, and continue to call on all parties to return to @UN-facilitated political negotiations and move toward ending the war in Yemen.
FSA launches about 120 GRAD missiles towards 2 SAA airbases. Causalities reported.
@obretix: Large (12m) satellite dishes were installed on top this hill ~10km southeast of Tartus including three new bunkers for Buk surface-to-air missile systems in the southeastern corner (21 Dec 2017)
NOTAM and navigation warnings in force around Cyprus for Thu 12th April. 'RUSSIAN NAVY EXERCISE' off the Syria coast - Surface to 66,000ft.1 week ago
NOTAM and navigation warnings in force around Cyprus for Thu 12th April. 'RUSSIAN NAVY EXERCISE' off the Syria coast - Surface to 66,000ft.
1 week ago
Another Israeli air force strike on a target in Rafah.
Kuwait Airways cancels its flights to Beirut as of tomorrow, Thursday, April 12, until further notice. "Thanks for your understanding and cooperation and hoping all are safe."
1 week ago
Israeli drone fires a missile towards a post center of the Gaza Strip.
1 week ago
Israeli air strikes hit Abu Jarrad area Gaza 12:45 am
1 week ago
Israeli warplanes F16 and drones are flying over Gaza Strip skies right
1 week ago
Turkish President Erdogan, US president Trump discuss Syria over the phone
1 week ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May calls emergency cabinet meeting for Thursday to consider military action against Syria
Houthi burnt two Saudi army vehicles in Najran.1 week ago
Houthi burnt two Saudi army vehicles in Najran.
1 week ago
"I can't tell you what needs we would need to go to Congress with" on authorization for a strike on Syria but the administration will "follow the law," says @PressSec in response to my question.
"A final decision on that hasn't been made," says @PressSec on attacking Syria with missiles despite @realDonaldTrump tweet.
1 week ago
[email protected]: "Russia has proven themselves to be responsible in part for this. They guaranteed that the use of chemical weapons by Syria would not happen again, they failed at that."
White House: Russia failed to ensure Syria's elimination of chemical weapons
"Russia guaranteed that the use of chemical weapons by Syria would not happen again. They failed at that." says @PressSec
National security team met today here at the @WhiteHouse and was chaired by @VP, confirms @PressSec.
"The president has not laid out a timetable" on Syria, responds @PressSec.
The White House: President Trump has not made his final decision on the military strike against the Syrian government
1 week ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May orders submarines to move within missile range of Syria in preparation for possible strike, sources tell the UK's Telegraph
1 week ago
Indian Army trooper dies in cross border flare up in Kashmir
1 week ago
"We're maintaining that we have a number of options and all of those options are still on the table," says @PressSec on Syria response by US.
2 week ago
[email protected]: "@POTUS holds Syria and Russia responsible for this chemical weapons attack."
Russia, Syria held responsible by @POTUS for latest chemical weapons attack, replies @PressSec to question.
White House says Trump holds Russia and Syria responsible for Syria chemical attack: press brief
Netanyahu uses Holocaust event to urge action against Syria, Iran
Clashes between the government forces and ISIS in the Yarmouk camp in Damascus
2 week ago
President Erdoğan congratulated Ilham Aliyev, who was elected president of Azerbaijan again, by telephone.
6 raids of the Arab coalition on the airport of Sana'a and the air base north of the Yemeni capital
Gen. Joe Votel, the commander of US forces in the Middle East, has canceled a scheduled public appearance in New York tomorrow. This is happening as the president appears to be gearing up for another missile strike on the Syrian government.
2 week ago
Theresa May ready to join military action against Assad government in Syria without first seeking parliamentary consent, sources tell the BBC
10:27PM Saudi aircrafts hovering Sanaa skies again and huge air strike were heard
Saudi coalition bombs the international airport in Sanaa, Yemen capital: reports
Two Syrian Air Il-76 are flying over Syria
US Department of State: Reports from contacts on the ground in Douma are credible and will be investigated by the independent OPCW fact-finding mission. This was a barbaric attack and the int'l community must hold any party that uses ChemicalWeapons accountable. We will stand up for the people of Syria.
US Department of State: The Assad government's history of Chemical Weapons use is not in dispute. Its actions as a signatory to the Chemical Weapons Convention are an egregious violation. Russia's denials and other obstructionist actions call into question its own commitment to non-proliferation.
Syrian Air Il-76 just left Damascus Airport
RUAF Il-76 78847 Chkalovsky - Latakia Syria
DeirEzzor: Sounds of explosions are clearly heard in different parts of the eastern countryside in the area controlled by government forces
Netanyahu told Putin Israel will not allow Iranian military entrenchment in Syria
Libya's Haftar held 'talks' with Saudi crown prince today in Paris
Geolocation of where apparent remnants of the missile fired at Riyadh fell today2 week ago
Geolocation of where apparent remnants of the missile fired at Riyadh fell today
2 suicide bombers were ambushed by Iraq's army after intelligence indicated that they were about to target processions of Shi'a pilgrims in northern Baghdad. Ambush set up in Tarmiyah, outside the house they were staying in. Both killed
Trump said to be still weighing military options on Syria, no U.S strike expected today
2 week ago
British Prime Minister: We are ready to agree to participate in a military operation in Syria
The convoy of the displaced from Douma enter to Bab city, east Aleppo
Sailing through the fog at the upper Bosphorus: Turkish Navy Burak class corvette TCG Bandırma F502 (x- @MarineNationale Quartier-Maître Anquetil) departs foggy Black Sea and transits Marmara-bound Bosphorus, only transit of the day. Commuter ferries operate,Bosphorus transit closed2 week ago
Sailing through the fog at the upper Bosphorus: Turkish Navy Burak class corvette TCG Bandırma F502 (x- @MarineNationale Quartier-Maître Anquetil) departs foggy Black Sea and transits Marmara-bound Bosphorus, only transit of the day. Commuter ferries operate,Bosphorus transit closed
VIDEO: Rasing the Yemeni flag in Midi
Briefing by First Deputy Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff Lieutenant General Viktor Poznikhir2 week ago
Briefing by First Deputy Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff Lieutenant General Viktor Poznikhir
1744z: PS246 has set up an orbit at 9,500 feet just West of Tartus, Syria.
Somali Defense Minister: End the role of the UAE in the training and management of units of the army
Russia's embassy in the US quoting Putin spox Dmitry Peskov, warning @POTUS against further destabilizing Syria and rejecting "Twitter-diplomacy"
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin's speech tonight is a test for the Polish government on the Holocaust law
UD Secretary of Defence Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joe Dunford have arrived at the White House, @Kevinliptakcnn reports
US Defense Secretary James Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Danford arrive at the White House - journalists
Bolivia is demanding a meeting of the UN Security Council on Thursday to discuss rising tensions in Syria
2 week ago
Putin in conversation with Netanyahu urges to refrain from any actions that destabilize situation in Syria even further and pose threat to its security - Kremlin
2 week ago
Putin, Netanyahu discuss Syria in phone call: Kremlin
Russian TV reporters of NTV channel, Russia-1 and cameraman of Zvezda TV were lightly wounded in Syria according to Russian Ministry of Defense
Defense Secretary Mattis headed to White House at 2 pm today to discuss Syria: officials
Syrian military repositioning some air assets ahead of possible U.S. military strikes - Reuters
Mohammed Ben Salman arrives in Madrid on his first official visit
US Defense Secretary goes to White House to hold meeting not previously scheduled with President Trump
2 week ago
Gunmen shell Russian journalists returning from Eastern Ghouta - @mod_russia
FSA TOW ATGM Battalion active on the outskirts of the countryside of Latakia2 week ago
FSA TOW ATGM Battalion active on the outskirts of the countryside of Latakia
FSA TOW ATGM Battalion active on the outskirts of the countryside of Latakia
2 week ago
British parliament should be given a say on any military action PM May wants to take in response to suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, UK opposition leader Corbyn says
Houthi rebels also launched a Qasif-1 drone at oil giant Saudi Aramco which was shot down by SaudiArabia Air Defense Force today. Qasif-1 is Iranian equivalent of Israeli made IAI Harpy Loitering Munition or Suicide drone.2 week ago
Houthi rebels also launched a Qasif-1 drone at oil giant Saudi Aramco which was shot down by SaudiArabia Air Defense Force today. Qasif-1 is Iranian equivalent of Israeli made IAI Harpy Loitering Munition or Suicide drone.
It's propaganda
ISIS-linked media groups rallying for attacks on 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia by the recurring playbook: incitement artwork, suggesting which types of attacks to perform, targets to aim for, etc.
French military command has presented possible plans of action on Syria to Macron: Le Figaro
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tells reporters he stands by a January report from his agency that advised against sanctioning Russian govt debt. Will it help ruble, which fell to 16-month low as Trump earlier pledged strikes on Syria
2 week ago
Azerbaijan's Aliyev re-elected president with more than 80% of vote: exit poll
Aircraft that crashed in Algeria was a Russian-made Ilyushin Il-76 and among those on board were Polisario Front fighters and Western Sahara refugees. Witnesses say they saw a wing catch fire shortly after the plane took off from Boufarik airport on a planned flight to Tindouf
"We stand ready to provide military options if they're appropriate as the president determined," US Defence Secretary Mattis added, but declined to answer question about whether he was concerned the US had telegraphed its military moves in Syria
Advisor to the Iranian President: Damascus and its allies will face any American aggression on Syria
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says it will hold a special session on Monday to discuss the alleged chemical attack in Syria
2 week ago
Jeremy Corbyn says Parliament should be given a say before the UK takes part in military action in Syria
2 week ago
Khamenei: Fatwa: Invading users' privacy on social media is religiously forbidden.
2 week ago
Kremlin says won't take part in 'Twitter diplomacy' after Trump tweets that 'missiles will be coming' to Syria
Pentagon 'ready' to provide military options for Syria: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis
Satellite photos of Russian naval base in Tartus, Syria show all 11 Russian battle ships have left Syria (Pictures: ImageSat International (ISI)/2 week ago
Satellite photos of Russian naval base in Tartus, Syria show all 11 Russian battle ships have left Syria (Pictures: ImageSat International (ISI)/
Islamic State says it blown up a house of a Hashd Al-Shaabi militiaman #PMU in #Tarmiya north of #Baghdad #Irak
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Correction: USAF's KC-135Rs from 351st ARS, 100th ARW are dragging a combination of six A-10Cs from 163rd Fighter Squadron, 122nd Fighter Wing and twelve F-16Cs of 31st Fighter Wing from NAS Sigonella and Aviano Air Bases to Incrilik AB to take part in Operation Inherent Resolve.
Islamic State announces that it damaged a SUV and killed / wounded several Hashd Al-Shaabi #PMU militiamen during a tense ambush east of #Tikrit in #Salahaddin #Irak province
SecDef Mattis asked whether he has seen enough evidence to blame the Assad government for the most recent chemical attack in Syria: "We are still assessing the intelligence ourselves and our allies. We're still working on this."
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Saudi-led coalition states that air defenses intercepted one missile over Najran.
Also interception over Jizan according to Saudi sources KSA2 week ago
Also interception over Jizan according to Saudi sources KSA
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Russian MoD says @WHO's estimate that 500 people showed chemical attack symptoms is "irresponsible," discredits the organization, fuels escalation.
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UK PM Theresa May says the "continued use of chemical weapons cannot go unchallenged" and the UK will work with its "closest allies" to see how those responsible for the latest attack in Syria can be held to account
Picture: Missile interception over Riyadh Saudi Arabia
Saudi air defense system intercepted multiple rockets in the capital city of Riyadh.
Three explosions heard over Saudi capital: AFP journalist
Saudi air defense forces intercept rocket in Riyadh sky
Two blasts in Riyadh reported
Two loud blasts heard in Saudi capital Riyadh: Reuters witnesses
2 week ago
Russian Ministry of Defense: We are closely following developments in Syria
Iraqi forces arrest 13 suspected ISIS in East Mosul one day after arresting 15 in West Mosul.
Lebanon airlines adjust Flying Routes to avoid Syria airspace ahead of possible strikes.
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Satellite photos of Russian naval base in Tartus, Syria show all 11 Russian battle ships have left Syria. Perhaps to avoid being sitting ducks as rhetoric between Trump and Russia escalates.
Saudi Arabia calls on the world to hold accountable those involved in the chemical attacks
Russian military says Russian military police to enter Syria town of Douma on Thursday
Senior adviser to Iran's Supreme leader visits Syria's Ghouta, says Iran stands with Syria against foreign aggression.
PKK have attacked a Turkish base in Del mount, Bradost area northern Erbil. At least 4 soldiers killed.
Sources of the Al Jazeera: deteriorating health of Khalifa Haftar in a French hospital after his arrival in Paris
Saudi Arabia: A Saudi forces shot down a drone at Abha International Airport
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Turkey calls US and Russia to stop 'street fighting' over Syria
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Indian says Pakistan violated ceasefire from 14:00 hours in Nowshera sector and from 16:45 hours in Krishna Ghati sector of J&K
No response from the White House about whether Trump has actually already approved military action or whether the order has been given for strikes to go ahead
Iranian official: Any possible US strike on Syria will not change the military and political equations of the field
2 week ago
Militants have managed to escape from Khudwani encounter site
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Turkish Foreign Minister: It is necessary to remove Assad from power
Pentagon, after Trump tweet on missiles coming to Syria, says it "does not comment on potential future military actions"
#Pentagon, in a statement, refers questions regarding Trump's tweet to White House
Five US Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers (refueling aircraft) currently flying from the UK, over France in the direction of the Mediterranean. Two KDC-10's reportedly in the Western Mediterranean, flying East towards Syria
US Navy P-8A Poseidon 168439 Climbing out from NAS Sigonella, Sicily
2 week ago
Presidential elections today in Azerbaijan
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Saudi Aramco, world's biggest oil producer, announces $44 bn deal to build giant refinery complex on west coast of India
State television is reporting Syria's foreign ministry says it is not surprised by "thoughtless" escalation by the U.S.
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Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman has responded to U.S. President Donald Trump's call to end "the arms race" by saying "great idea, let's start with U.S. chemical weapons"
Iraqi local police capture ISIS official responsible for tribal affairs south of Mosul.
Large explosion heard around Damascus is from the destruction of a tunnel in Qaboun
Two US officials say there are no US airstrikes underway related to the chemical weapons attack in Syria in response to question about President Trump's tweet this morning
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