For first time in USMC history, a F-35B squadron is deployed to Persian Gulf. Escorted by USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), the USS Essex (LHD-2), a USNavy Wasp-class amphibious assault ship carrying 10 F-35Bs of USMC's VMFA-211 transited Hormuz Strait and are in Gulf.

Map. History of Middle East conflict

23 October 2018
Secretary Pompeo has spoken with Khashoggi's fiance, Hatice Cengiz, per State Dept official
1 week ago
Turkey has declared Gaziantep border as a Special Security Zone starting at 17.00 on Friday, October 12, 2018 and ending at 17.00 on October 26, 2018.
Trump says hopes to have US pastor freed by Turkey 'back home soon'
Iraqi MP from Basra Province: situation in Basra does not require a large security presence on the streets that creates problems for residents. Basra needs a security presence based on intelligence from sources and cameras. Restrict weapons to state control.
Bolton will go to trip to Russia, Azerbaijan, Armeniya and Georgia on 20 October
1 week ago
Turkish court frees Pastor Brunson by sentencing him for 3 years in prison. He has already served most of it and the remaining time will be suspended.
1 week ago
The Turkish court decides to lift the legal restrictions on pastor Branson
Russian state media: Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) militants in Syria are digging "new trenches around the key town of Kabani" in northern Syria's Latakia province, apparently refusing to withdraw from the area.
Clashes between rioters and troops in the village of Kafr Qaddum in district of Qalqilya
World Bank chief exits planned Saudi investment conference
Security Forces attack the participants in the march in the al-Khan al-Ahmar
Demonstration in the city of Jericho in the countryside of Idlib. Activists: "Down with the Assad to build the country"
Riot at Ras Karkar west of Ramallah against confiscation of lands1 week ago
Riot at Ras Karkar west of Ramallah against confiscation of lands
A mass demonstration in the town of Sarmada, in the countryside of Idlib
Pictures of the storming by security forces of Bazaria village northwest of Nablus1 week ago
Pictures of the storming by security forces of Bazaria village northwest of Nablus
1 week ago
Turkish prosecutor in trial of US pastor Brunson calls for Brunson to be jailed up to 10 years
1 week ago
Prosecutor asked the court to relieve probation imposed on Pastor Brunson
1 week ago
Erdogan: YPG units did not leave Manbij and Turkey will do what necessary to do
Around 100 people took to the streets in Kaspiysk, a coastal city in the Russia​n Republic of Daghestan, to protest development in the city centre. Activists were demanding that Mayor Mahammad Abdullayev not approve amendments to the city's master plan.
1 week ago
Erdogan: "The separatist organization has appointed mayor of the city and municipal organizations. We cannot tolerate this"
1 week ago
President Erdoğan on Manbij: "They promised us, they said, We will leave in 90 days, and as you see they did not leave"
1 week ago
Erdogan: "Now they are digging the tranches in Manbij. What it means? - they have prepared the tomb. We will enter that area"
Heavy clashes reported between Iranian IRGC forces and a Kurdish group opposed to the Iranian government today at Paveh Kurdish city. According to local sources several killed from both sides.
Demonstration in the Al-Bab city, Aleppo against Assad
1 week ago
SOHR: Rif Dimashq Desert witnesses violent clashes between ISIS and the government forces within the constant attempts by the latter to control the entire area
Deir ez-Zur: Five members of ISIS have killed by an airstrikes by the coalition , targeted a house in which they were holed up in al-Sousah town, in al-Bokamal countryside
Magas, Ingushetia today: Thousands on the streets for Friday prayers. Demonstrations growing in strength with people arriving continuously.
Rally after Friday prayers in Azaz, Aleppo
Several positions between as-Susah and Baghuz al-Fawqani have been lost to ISIS. At Hajin town, the situation is pretty clear now. SDF has been pushed out of the ouskirts, front is between Tall Sunbul and Tall al-Ja'bi.
Hajin pocket: There was a massive counterattack and SDF lost control over az-Zahra' east of as-Susah and IS attacked Iraqi border posts through the desert.
A sandstorm hits the Sinjar area.
1 week ago
Kazakhstan imposes ban on import of meat from Kyrgyzstan
1 week ago
Taliban fighters torched election office in AnarDara district of Farah province. Security personnel escaped.
Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan resigns
Taliban claimed Key CP (Balolo) in Qarlaq area of Dashti Archi Kunduz overrun last night, 27 soldiers including commander Abdul Rahman killed. 3 PKMs/5 M16/mortar/large amount equipment seized
A banner from the ongoing protest in Magas, Inghusetia, southern Russia. The banner reads: I don't agree I won't transfer [land to Chechnya]
1 week ago
Saudi delegation arrives to Ankara to participate in the investigation into the disappearance of Khashoggi
Taliban claimed Masud area (6 villages and 3000 homes) in Dara Suf district of Samangan is fully under their control
For first time in USMC history, a F-35B squadron is deployed to Persian Gulf. Escorted by USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), the USS Essex (LHD-2), a USNavy Wasp-class amphibious assault ship carrying 10 F-35Bs of USMC's VMFA-211 transited Hormuz Strait and are in Gulf.1 week ago
For first time in USMC history, a F-35B squadron is deployed to Persian Gulf. Escorted by USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), the USS Essex (LHD-2), a USNavy Wasp-class amphibious assault ship carrying 10 F-35Bs of USMC's VMFA-211 transited Hormuz Strait and are in Gulf.
A large fire was seen near the Israeli Zikim base, adjacent to the town of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip1 week ago
A large fire was seen near the Israeli Zikim base, adjacent to the town of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip
1 week ago
British billionaire Richard Branson freezes business links with Saudi Arabia amid reports journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have been murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan says he'll resign before 16 October to trigger early general election and to disband completely discredited National Assembly, which remains dominated by counter-revolutionary and reactionary forces.
Turkish army bombed Sidekan area
1 week ago
Haniyeh: Our people and their leaders must deal with all means to deal with the century
1 week ago
The Russian Defense Ministry: The Ministers of Defense of Russia and Uzbekistan have signed an agreement on the use of the airspace of countries by military aircraft. On the eve of Sergei Shoigu arrived in Tashkent, where today is a meeting of the Council of Ministers of Defense of CIS
Short ISIS clip shows them after overrunning SDF forward desert position somewhere east of al-Shafa village, Deir Ez-Zor
1 week ago
Large molotov fire in Nachal Shikma.
1 week ago
Erdogan: "God willing, very soon, with the support of our commandos, the east of the Euphrates will be free of the nests of terrorism."
The head of Ingushetia has promised not to disperse an agreed weekly rally against the land deal with Chechnya, because "a forceful [decision] will not give anything"
1 week ago
Another hearing of Brunson has begun in Izmir, Turkey
A fire is now near the railroad tracks opposite Kibbutz Or Haner. Firefighters are operating there.1 week ago
A fire is now near the railroad tracks opposite Kibbutz Or Haner. Firefighters are operating there.
Syria Air Force Il-76 on its way back from Tehran where it landed yesterday Iran with a new cargo for Assad or Hezbollah1 week ago
Syria Air Force Il-76 on its way back from Tehran where it landed yesterday Iran with a new cargo for Assad or Hezbollah
Clashes between SDF and the ISIS near Hajin east of Deir ez-Zur
Egypt- ISIS claim a triple-IED attack which damaged 2 bulldozers, an MRAP, and caused multiple casualties, near Rafah, North Sinai
U.S. Embassy Syria: We continue to stress that any military offensive in Idlib would be a reckless escalation and destabilize the region, and that any targeting of civilian infrastructure, including hospitals, must not occur.
Dozens of YPG and SDF fighters are moving towards Al Behra town with enthusiasm and high morale to swell the ranks in the battle against IS. "These are our lands and we will capture them from the abomination of the mercenaries"
On US pastor imprisoned in Turkey, for whom a court hearing is scheduled today, @statedeptspox replies to @cindysaine: "We don't have any further information" on whether he is about to be released and not aware of any such deal (as @NBCNews reported).
US state department: Saudi ambassador to US is on his way home we told him we are expecting information about Khashoggi once he returns
The territorial dispute between Ingushetia and Chechnya has been artificially provoked and is being maintained from outside, said Akhmed Gisaev, the head of the Human Rights Analysis Centre.
"We are not certain about what happened" to @JKhashoggi, says @statedeptspox. "There is a lot of speculation and there are a ton of rumors out there."
Bullet proof vehicle of Indian Army at Handwara in North Kashmir this morning when Hizbul militant Manan Wani was killed in an encounter by security forces.
Houthis firing at Saudi Apache in Northen Saada.
ISIS has temporarily today,have captured the Hajin Refugee camp,before SDF recaptured it
1 week ago
The White House made a deal with Turkish gov to release North Carolina pastor Andrew Brunson soon, NBC news reports citing American officials
Islamic State Claims Large-Scale Attack On SDF In Deir ez-Zur.
Egypt- ISIS claim killing a soldier stationed at a checkpoint in a sniper attack near al-Arish, North Sinai
New video message of al-Zawahiri titled The Battle of Will and Awareness 2 released by AQ's as-Sahab Media.1 week ago
New video message of al-Zawahiri titled "The Battle of Will and Awareness 2" released by AQ's as-Sahab Media.
TRUMP: "Again, this took place in Turkey, and to the best of our knowledge Khashoggi is not a US citizen, is that right He's a permanent resident, okay as to whether we should stop $110b from being spent in this country, that would not be acceptable to me."
1 week ago
Joint Turkish-Saudi team to investigate Khashoggi disappearance upon latter's request: Turkish presidential aide
A civilian was killed by unknown gunmen in the town of Dhiban, east of Deir al-Zour
Islamic State (ISKP) releases images showing execution of alleged US and Afghan Army spies.
Senior ISIS facilitators arrested in Iraq, according to @CJTFOIR.
Islamic State Releases Pictures Showing Clashes With SDF. On The Outskirts Of Hawi As-Sousah Area In Deir ez-Zur.
Russian investigative committee opens criminal case over violation of safety rules in construction works following Soyuz spacecraft's crash.
Islamic State bomber arrested before carrying out suicide attack in Diyala
1 week ago
Two Turkish officials deny Trump's claim that US investigators are in Turkey to help Jamal Khashoggi probe
1 week ago
ISIS claims umpteenth targeted assassination: today a Somali customs officer killed in Bosaso
1 week ago
Clashes erupted between rioters and troops in the town of Asira al-Qibliya, south of Nablus, shortly before.
Houthis captured Saudi army positions in Al-Dood area of Jizan province.1 week ago
Houthis captured Saudi army positions in Al-Dood area of Jizan province.
In Iraq, 3 civilians severely injured after rocket falls on agricultural area in Hawija district in Kirkuk Province.
First pictures of Soyuz with 2-man crew on board after forced landing in Kazakhstan1 week ago
First pictures of Soyuz with 2-man crew on board after forced landing in Kazakhstan
Sand storms sweep across Kurdistan Duhok
1 week ago
Two Afghan military officials arrested in 2016 have been sentenced to twenty years each for passing secrets to Pakistan. They claim they were forced into confessions.
A dust storm sweeping the province of Nineveh1 week ago
A dust storm sweeping the province of Nineveh
Iraqi Security Forces arrest 18 ISIS who infiltrated into al-Qayyara subdistrict south of Mosul. ISIS members had light weapons and grenades.
A dust storm strikes the city of Mosul now and obscures the vision
Turkish FM meets with Iraqi PM about relations, reconstruction
An Egyptian Military Court sentenced to death 17 defendants accused of participating in the attack that targeted the St. Peter and St Paul Church in Alexandria and Tanta cities last year.
Hayat Tahrir a-Sham (Nusra) arrested Idlib activist Ahmad Ghajjar for posting a status on Facebook mocking a decision of the HTS-affiliated Salvation Government. HTS has arrested multiple civilians for criticizing it online in recent years.
1 week ago
AFP: A British minister: Riyadh faces serious consequences if proved to be involved in the disappearance of Khashoggi
A fire is now in the Nir-Am. Fire crews on the way.1 week ago
A fire is now in the Nir-Am. Fire crews on the way.
1 week ago
Russian deputy foreign minister Karasin declined invitation of Georgian government to carry out site inspection of biological laboratory in Tbilisi in order "not to legitimize" it. Russian government prefers to spread disinformation about it instead.
Syria: variety of IEDs recently dismantled in Greater Idlib and N. Aleppo CS. First was a big one (~20 kg) neutralized by HTS in Kafranbel.
Renewed demonstrations on Gaza border fence: Burning tires now in the northern Gaza Strip1 week ago
Renewed demonstrations on Gaza border fence: Burning tires now in the northern Gaza Strip
Hodeidah: series of raids by coalition in conjunction with the bombardment on the outskirts of the city of Durehami
Joint Armenian-Russian military drill ongoing in Armenia.
1 week ago
Khamenei: There is no dead-end, nor any unresolvable problem in our country.
1 week ago
Khamenei: When encountering internal andstructural challenges of the country's economy as well as issues arising from U.S.'s brutal sanctions, apply prudent solutions that would result in sustainable resolving of people's livelihood problems and enemy's losing hope in sanctions' effectiveness.
Soyuz crew members are on board helicopter on their way back to Baikonur Cosmodrome
Senator Korker told Reuters: Khashoggi's disappearance is disturbing and contradicts the reforms of the Saudi crown prince
Araik Khandoyan, a member of the SasnaTsrer armed unit, in August released by the court in Armenia, died, reported Varuzhan Avetisyan.
Senator Korker told Reuters on Saudi journalist disappearance: You can not kill journalists as you want
Stabbing attack in the West Bank, near an army base in Samaria. 2 Israeli army soldiers wounded, One soldier was stabbed by the Palestinian terrorist and wounded, one soldier lightly wounded from shrapnel during the shots that was fired as the terrorist fled he scene.1 week ago
Stabbing attack in the West Bank, near an army base in Samaria. 2 Israeli army soldiers wounded, One soldier was stabbed by the Palestinian terrorist and wounded, one soldier lightly wounded from shrapnel during the shots that was fired as the terrorist fled he scene.
1 week ago
A young man was shot dead by the Israeli army for allegedly attempting to stab a settler at the northern West Bank settlement of Tamir, claiming that an Israeli casualty was slightly injured
1 week ago
Reports of two lightly injured in stabbing attack near Nablus in the West Bank
1 week ago
Reports of Stabbing Attack in Shomron
1 week ago
Stabbing attack at Samaria Brigade Junction, attacker shot.
East of Damascus: army continues efforts to destroy UXOs in Qabun
Rescuers have reached the landing site in Kazakhstan where the Soyuz crew have made the emergency landing, the crew are out of the Soyuz capsule and are reportedly in 'good condition'.
IDF: Since October of 2017, 15 tunnels have been blocked in the Gaza Strip.1 week ago
IDF: Since October of 2017, 15 tunnels have been blocked in the Gaza Strip.
The IDF cleared a Hamas tunnel that was dug from the Hirbet a-Haz'a area and penetrated some 200 meters into Israeli territory, the 15th tunnel the IDF has neutralized since the beginning of the year. IDF Spokesperson: The tunnel, about one kilometer long, is connected to the network
Major Thaer Fadel Al-Mohammadi was Martyred last night during the ambush in Aqaz1 week ago
Major Thaer Fadel Al-Mohammadi was Martyred last night during the ambush in Aqaz
1 week ago
Several dead as airstrikes target gathering of Taliban leaders in Wardak
Fire in the area of ​​Nahal Shikma north-east of Sderot near the border of the Gaza Strip caused by incendiary balloon. Photo by: Mohamed El Masry1 week ago
Fire in the area of ​​"Nahal Shikma" north-east of Sderot near the border of the Gaza Strip caused by incendiary balloon. Photo by: Mohamed El Masry
Suspected incendiary balloon found in Bat Yam, just south of TelAviv. Not yet clear where it was launched from. Israel police checking possibilty that it may have been planted in area.
NBC has obtained screenshots of Khashoggi Whatsapp account showing by 13.24 Istanbul time last Tuesday, the Saudi journalist was no longer reading messages. He entered the consulate 10 minutes earlier.1 week ago
NBC has obtained screenshots of Khashoggi Whatsapp account showing by 13.24 Istanbul time last Tuesday, the Saudi journalist was no longer reading messages. He entered the consulate 10 minutes earlier.
#SoyuzMS10: Landing site reported near the Kazakh town of Dzhezkazgan, a familiar staging point for normal Soyuz re-entries and landings
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