US Defence Secretary Mattis met with His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on March 14, at Al-Safriya Palace in Manama, Bahrain

Map. History of Middle East conflict

16 August 2018
TAF destroyed a YPG military machines south of Tal Abyad in Raqqa
US Department of State: We share the concern of the @UN on the humanitarian situation in Syria. No excuse for attacks on civilian targets. We continue to call on all to adhere to UNSCR 2401, protect civilians and avoid escalation. Stay focused on defeating ISIS.
5 month ago
Turkish Army denies YPG accusations of attack on 'main hospital' in Afrin city.
Eastern Damascus: Jaish Islam announces the reactivation of its 9K33 Osa system and hit a SyAF chopper with one missile.
Remarkable joint statement from Eastern Ghouta as al-Rahman Corps, Jaysh al-Islam and AhrarAlSham all describe themselves as FSA and emphasize several points including the right to defend their people and the rejection of forced displacement
Jaysh Al Islam spox claims its OSA air defence system is 'operational again' and has damaged a helicopter.
Jaish al Islam announces the downing of a helicopter belonging to the pro-Assad forces in the eastern Ghouta with short-range tactical surface-to-air missile system OSA
5 month ago
FIFA lifts ban on three Iraqi stadiums.
Photos Of the clashes that erupted at the entrance to the city of Jericho.5 month ago
Photos Of the clashes that erupted at the entrance to the city of Jericho.
5 month ago
President Erdoğan holds phone conversations with NATO Chief Stoltenberg and Ukrainian President Poroshenko
Pictures of clashes today between youth and soldiers at the entrance to the city of Al-Bireh. Photo: Al Qassam Brigades5 month ago
Pictures of clashes today between youth and soldiers at the entrance to the city of Al-Bireh. Photo: Al Qassam Brigades
The airstrike number 45 on Harasta city by Russian air-forces for today, most of the airstrikes were with 6 missiles, over 45 ground-to-ground missiles also were dropped on the city, in addition to 17 explosive barrels from the helicopters of SyAF. Eastern Ghouta
Dr Joan Shitika, head of Afrin hospital. "Numbers of these killed in Avrin hospital raised to 15."
5 month ago
Turkish court rules columnist Şahin Alpay should be released after constitutional court ruled his rights were violated
The moment targeting the cities and towns of the eastern Ghouta with the explosive barrel and the air raids
The moment targeting the cities and towns of the eastern Ghouta with the explosive barrel and the air raids
5 month ago
Turkish President Erdogan, Ukrainian counterpart Poroshenko discuss bilateral ties over phone
Israeli army and ShinBet forces have arrested the brother of the assailant in Friday's attack in the WestBank, which killed 2 Israeli soldiers and injured 2 others5 month ago
Israeli army and ShinBet forces have arrested the brother of the assailant in Friday's attack in the WestBank, which killed 2 Israeli soldiers and injured 2 others
Palestinian firefighters aid Israelis at scene of West Bank ramming attack.5 month ago
Palestinian firefighters aid Israelis at scene of West Bank ramming attack.
Syrian Observatory: 9 dead in a Turkish raid on the main hospital in Afrin
National Defence repelled infiltration from Jamrin to Quraya town in Suwayda
5 month ago
"We don't have any new announcements on sanctions at this time" regarding Iran," says @PressSec, concluding 16 minutes of her QandA.
Turkish military backed FSA's Sultan Murad Division is at the entrance of Syria's Afrin city after clashes with YPG
JTS fighters tour inside the village of Blanta after repelling the HTS assault rural West Aleppo
5 month ago
Alaa Latif Qabah, a 27 yo Palestinian from a village near Jenin, rammed 4 Israeli soldiers, killed two and injured the others. In response, Israel revoked employment and trade permits belonging to the assailant's family - Shin Bet, Israeli army
5 month ago
Israeli army confirms 2 soldiers killed in attack near Mevo Dotan in the WestBank today. 2 others injured. Shin Bet: Assailant is Palestinian born in 91 who was released from prison last April
Iraqi Counter-terrorism service ISOF 2nd Brigade Commander, responsible for security in Kirkuk, tells Baghdad that there are no security obstacles to opening Kirkuk-Erbil road.
AfrinOp: Olive Branch forces captured 5 Konkurs from YPG/J, so far the biggest seizure of ATGMs in Afrin area since start of Offensive.
UN: Families in Afrin are relying on "untreated water and boreholes" after Turkish-led forces destroyed water infrastructure, putting about 250,000 people at risk of waterborne disease.
Nearly 48000 displaced from Afrin in the last few days, as Turkish offensive mount across the region.
UK, France and Germany propose new sanctions on Iran that relate to its ballistic missiles program and to is role in Syria, for keeping Trump in the nuclear deal: document seen by Reuters
Turkey conducts ground operations in northern Iraq 15 kilometers deep into Iraqi territory against PKK.
5 month ago
After finalizing the establishment of observer points in Syria's Idlib province as part of the Astana process for de-escalation zones, the Turkish army could head to the Manbij region, which is under the control of US backed YPG -Turkish President Erdogan
The Syrian Free Army forces control the villages of Kukali Tahtani and Fawqani, Dar Kare and Ein Hajar in the axis of Maabtali in the countryside of Afrin after fighting with the YPG militia
Anti-Indian protests erupt in Kashmir after 2 peple  are killed by Indian forces near Srinagar5 month ago
Anti-Indian protests erupt in Kashmir after 2 peple are killed by Indian forces near Srinagar
Damascus countryside: 61 civilians were killed in the town of Kafr Batna as a result of targeting residential areas at night dozens of air raids, including missiles loaded incendiary ammunition
Afrin: Local reports say at least 21 civilians were killed, 30 others injured in intense Turkish bombardment on the city since yesterday. ANHA footage shows aftermath in residential areas.
5 month ago
Medics report 2 dead in car ramming in WestBank near Mevo Dotan. Others injured.
5 month ago
Initial reports on a suspected vehicle attack in the West Bank, four Israeli seriously wounded
5 month ago
[email protected]: Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the brave troops lost in the helicopter crash on the Iraq-Syria border yesterday. Their sacrifice in service to our country will never be forgotten.
5 month ago
Drone strike killed three Afghan children in Kunar Province
De Mistura: Ceasefire can not be sustained in Syria
De Mistura: The United Nations is working for the arrival of humanitarian aid to the Ghouta of East Damascus
Jisreen captured by Syrian Army
Peace process: Pakistan in talks with Afghanistan, says Army Chief
The French delegate to the Security Council accuses the Syrian government of committing war crimes
The movements of military and police personnel through ops areas in North and central Sinai are always supposed to be carried out by heavy protection . As they move in convoys of Mraps and armored trucks (Ural vehicles) .
[email protected]: Between March 9-March 15, Coalition military forces conducted 23 strikes targeting ISIS in Iraq and Syria, 14 strikes in Iraq and 9 in Syria, first time in a while the number of strikes in Iraq was higher than in Syria
ISIS claims killing soldiers and policemen in Sinai, despite Egypt army offensive
The number of people killed in the Russian incendiary weapon attack on the market in Kafr Batna, eastern Ghouta, had risen to 61 people. Charred bodies are everywhere, Civil Defense unable to assist the injured.
A number of Palestinians wounded during clashes with Israeli army throughout the West Bank and on the Gaza/Israel border5 month ago
A number of Palestinians wounded during clashes with Israeli army throughout the West Bank and on the Gaza/Israel border
Air India to fly over Saudi airspace to Israel starting next week, spokesman says
The Syrian Free Army forces control the villages of Khazban Fawqani and Tahani in the Rajo district
US Defence Secretary Mattis met with His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on March 14, at Al-Safriya Palace in Manama, Bahrain
Clashes in BeitLehem, West Bank5 month ago
Clashes in BeitLehem, West Bank
Pentagon says all seven service members aboard American helicopter that crashed in Iraq were killed
Monitoring group says Russian, Syrian government strikes have killed 46 people in Syria's eastern Ghouta enclave
5 month ago
Iraqi asylum seeker guilty of London Tube bombing
Demonstrations around the West Bank and along Gaza/Israel border on the 100 day anniversary of US President Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel5 month ago
Demonstrations around the West Bank and along Gaza/Israel border on the 100 day anniversary of US President Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
[email protected]: "At approximately 6:45 p.m. GMT March 15, 2018, a US HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in western Iraq. The crash does not appear to be a result of enemy activity. This incident is under investigation. 'All personnel aboard were killed in the crash,'"
12,500 people exited East Ghouta yesterday Hamouriyah crossing, so far 2,000 people have exited this morning and continuing
Minister of Defense: The large-scale exercises have proved that the  Azerbaijan Army has achieved high levels of operational and combat  readiness5 month ago
Minister of Defense: "The large-scale exercises have proved that the Azerbaijan Army has achieved high levels of operational and combat readiness"
US mil official: all personnel aboard HH-60 crash in western Iraq are deceased. 2nd helo reported no signs of hostile fire.
At least seven Daesh or Islamic State militants have been killed during airstrikes in Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province5 month ago
At least seven Daesh or Islamic State militants have been killed during airstrikes in Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province
30 airstrikes and 28 bombes barrels with missiles, some of it were loaded with cluster and napalm on Eastern Ghouta yesterday. Resulted the death of 21 civilians in Zemlka and 7 in Haza. WhiteHelmets teams worked to rescue the injured and pull the bodies of the dead people.
Syrian Arab Army takes control of Rayhan town east of Douma and continues its operations to the north to secure al-Farabi school.
ISIS mass grave found in Tal Afar district 70 kilometers west of Mosul, Iraq, containing the bodies of 36 ISIS leaders of various nationalities. They were executed by ISIS due to internal disagreements.
Mercenary of Wagner PMC Nikolay Hitev who told about casualties of PMC near Deir-ez-Zur reportedly dead after was detained by security service of organization
The warplanes targeted several air strikes in the town of Ib in Al-Lujat area in the countryside of Daraa, south of Syria
Military representatives from Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Russia met at their joint operations HQ in Baghdad yesterday at the invitation of Iraq's Defence Minister to discuss ongoing security cooperation. The HQ was first established in 2014 to coordinate the war against ISIS
Syrian Kurdish forces: Turkish shelling, airstrikes in northern Syrian town of Afrin kill at least 20 civilians
UNICEF has response plans to cope with 50,000 people coming out of Syrian enclave of Eastern Ghouta - spokeswoman
Libya- LNA al-Saiqa (SF) EOD trainees dismantled IED (said to be 35 kg) from the area of the cement factory in southern Benghazi
Turkey says its air strikes in north Iraq have killed 10 PKK. Also Turkish ground sweeping operations 10 to 15 kilometers inside north Iraq to find weapons.
Civilians are fleeing Afrin
5 month ago
Lavrov: Those seeking to sow chaos in Syria want to downplay Astana peace process
Air strikes on Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta enclave kill 42 civilians: monitor
More than 30 killed in Russian airstrikes on Kafar Batna, East Ghouta: Syrian Observatory
5 month ago
Jammu and Kashmir: Army and Police apprehended one person with grenade in Awantipora's Padgampora
U.S. troops who repelled Russian mercenaries prepare for more attacks
SAA Harasi Jumhuri advancing in western part of Jisreen and captured Faylaq Rahman "transport point" with many vehicles, pickups with 23mm gun Heavy clashes in Harasta also. Damascus
Al Hamza brigade in Juwayq village after capture from YPG
Al Hamza brigade in Juwayq village after capture from YPG
The Syrian Free Army forces control the village of Juwayq in Afrin area
Many civilians killed in bombardment of Afrin
Syrian state TV continues to show the large numbers of civilians leaving Hamouria in Eastern Ghuota
Astana Talks: Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says the future of Syria must be secured without outside political interference5 month ago
Astana Talks: Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says the future of Syria must be secured "without outside political interference"
Afghan Ministry of Defense said 45 militants have been killed and 33 others wounded during operations in various parts of the country5 month ago
Afghan Ministry of Defense said 45 militants have been killed and 33 others wounded during operations in various parts of the country
Olive Branch forces captured Coban and Kurdan in northern Jinderes.
5 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 80km N of Ravar, Iran
5 month ago
People are continuing to leave Syria's eastern Ghouta – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov
5 month ago
Astana Talks: Russia's Lavrov says more than 12,000 people left Syria's eastern Ghouta on Thursday
5 month ago
Astana Talks: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says situation in Syria's eastern Ghouta is heading towards a disaster and urges for an end to clashes
Air strikes on Syria's Ghouta kill 10 civilians: monitor
5 month ago
Lavrov: US threats to strike Damascus are unacceptable
The Free Syrian Army forces control the villages of Jalqam, Shaykh Bilal, Jarkhatli, Qassem, Hill 800, and 1500 hill in the Raju area
. @statedeptspox denies there is agreement on Manbij. "It is not our understanding. We have a lot of conversations that we're having with the Turkish Government at this point."
Yemen's Houthis and Saudi Arabia in secret talks to end war: sources
U.S. accuses Iran of trying to influence Iraq's election
More US military reinforcements to Omar field
More US military reinforcements to Omar field
5 month ago
Hariri from Rome: Israel is the main threat to Lebanon; we will send more troops to the south
Turkish artillery shelling targets the positions of YPG troops in the vicinity of the Afrin city
[email protected]: "A US military aircraft has crashed in western Iraq with US service members aboard. Rescue teams are responding to the scene of the downed aircraft at this time. Further details will be released when available. An investigation will be initiated to determine the cause"
American HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in Al Qaim, Iraq; 7 people on board, fatalities expected
DeirEzzor: Coalition targeted government forces crossed into SDF militia areas in north of Euphrates River in the eastern countryside
Netanyahu privately predicts Trump will withdraw from Iran deal
US calls on Iran to respect international law on civil and political rights guaranteeing freedom of expression for all, including journalists
Unconfirmed reports that an American helicopter has crashed in Iraq's Al-Qa'im district in western Anbar. Reports indicate 2 crew members died.
Russian Ruptly tv whole 6 hours from Hamouriyah Ghouta
Russian Ruptly tv whole 6 hours from Hamouriyah Ghouta
Thousands of inhabitants of Afrin city continue to move towards areas under Syrian Gov't / SAA control
A US helicopter reportedly crashed west of Iraq
Turkey and Euphrates Shield factions prevent a convoy of displaced civilians from Al-Qadam neighborhood (in Damascus) from entering Al-Bab city
SAA captured Hamouriyah and Al-Rayhan in Eastern Ghouta
NW. Hama: the first Panthera F9 taken out (Kernaz front) since FSA got them 2 months ago.
Turkey's Air Force has bombed "PKK targets" in the northern part of Erbil province in Iraq's Kurdish region. For the third day in a row. Today, Turkish jets struck more than 8 different targets in a number of Kurdish villages.
Iraqi speaker of parliament meets Recep Tayyip Erdoğan5 month ago
Iraqi speaker of parliament meets Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Iraq's Federal Police have concluded a successful week-long op in and around Hawijah district, focused on disrupting Da'ish activities in the area and hunting down terror cells
Local health authorities tell Kurdistan 24 TV journalist Hawar Ali that due to Turkish attacks they are forced to empty Afrin main hospital and moved all the equipment and injured people to saver place
Eastern Damascus: Russia|n Su-34 in East Ghouta and airstrike on Harasta-Duma front.
Iran's foreign ministry spokesman says Saudi crown prince is a "delusional naive person," who has no idea of politics
5 month ago
Police in Colombia say they have arrested a Cuban man suspected of plotting to kill American diplomats in the name of ISIS.
7 soldiers of the Iraqi Army were killed today during operations in Wadi Houran. A unit from 1st Division, 53rd Brigade recieved information about the location of a terrorist training camp in Wadi Houran. The soldiers inadvertently walked into an ambush and were attacked from 3 sides. 7 KIA, 7 wounded.
RuAF A-50 AEW aircraft near Al-Lataminah
RuAF A-50 AEW aircraft near Al-Lataminah
5 month ago
Turkish President Erdogan discusses bilateral, regional issues with German Chancellor Merkel over the phone
Al-Wafedeen camp: for the third consecutive day, @SYRedCrescent teams support sick people and their accompanies with needed services and transport them to Damascus hospitals and makeshift shelters
The @IraqiGovt welcomes the announcement by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) certifying that Iraq has destroyed all of its chemical weapons remnants, and fulfilled all its obligations deriving from the Chemical Weapons Convention
Eastern Damascus: an aid convoy was allowed to reach Duma today. The way it was unloaded is telling (last convoy was forced to leave partially loaded due to bombardment).
US National Security Adviser: Russia and Iran hamper US efforts in Syria
HR McMaster notes that since the passage of UNSC2401 Russia has conducted at least 20 airstrikes a day in Eastern Ghouta.
NSA HR McMaster addressing Syria at Holocaust museum: We can not stop at remembrance we must also act
"Our interest in Syria is to defeat ISIS" repeats @DeptofDefense's White, re US position on Assad
The European Union announces new sanctions against Syria for chemical attacks
Asked if it is still US policy that Syria's Assad must go, @ChiefPentSpox says only "Our mission in Syria is to defeat ISIS. It is not our intention to be part of a civil warwe are pushing toward the Geneva process"
"It would be ill-advised for the Assad government to use any gas [chemical weapons]" says DoD's Dana White when asked if US prepared to go beyond rhetoric in Syria "This administration has been quite clear"
"We are going to be consistent in that message and we are going to continue to urge them to do that" says @ChiefPentSpox "We will use the @UN. We will use our partners."
"We urge Russia to compel the Assad government to stop killing innocent Syrians and allow much need aid to reach the people of East Ghouta", says Pentagon's Dana White, calling for resumption of Geneva talks
US @DeptofDefense expressing more unhappiness with Russia in Syria "Russia enables the Assad government" says @ChiefPentSpox, adding when it comes to East Ghouta "Their double-dealing is exacerbating the loss of innocent lives Russia is morally complicit and responsible"
Explosive device found on Medrash Pinchas St. in Tel Aviv. Forces enroute
Eastern Damascus: biggest forced displacement of civilians by Assad government started. E. Ghouta beginning to be evacuated following unprecedented bombardment campaign (5 weeks) and ground offensive.
Abdulrahman Swehli, head of GNA State Council, airlifted by CH-47 Chinook out of Western Mountains back to Tripoli after failed attack on his motorcade
Sources of the Al Jazeera: the abduction of the Libyan military prosecutor in front of his home in the capital Tripoli
AfrinOp: OliveBranch forces announce capture of key village of Maydanki, meaning whole Reservoir is under their control.
Part of an intensive reconnaissance flight over the Gaza Strip today.5 month ago
Part of an intensive reconnaissance flight over the Gaza Strip today.
RU AF (presumed) bombed Hubayt in Idlib Rif
The Free Syrian Army forces control the village of Maidanki in the Sharan axis of rural Afrin
Egyptian  Foreign Minister participates in the international conference to support the Lebanese army in Rome5 month ago
Egyptian Foreign Minister participates in the international conference to support the Lebanese army in Rome
An hour ago in london announced The death of Egyptian Maryam, the victim of the beating attack in Britain, , days after of conducted 13 surgeries in 10 days, and the British authorities released two of those who assaulted her after investigations with them
5 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 33km ESE of Kishtwar, India
FSA National Army 3rd Legion forces in the village of Ali Jara [علي جارو] on the axis of Shaykh al-Hadid after village was seized
Aborting the attempt to smuggle a group of rare pieces and manuscripts at Cairo airport
UN council says Yemen conditions 'devastating' for civilians
Panthera F9 APC captured from Rebels in Northern Hama by SAA5 month ago
Panthera F9 APC captured from Rebels in Northern Hama by SAA
Syria government controls 70 percent of Ghouta enclave: monitor
SAA Tiger Forces captured Hamouriyah in Damascus
5 month ago
J&K: One security personnel who was injured in an ongoing encounter in Pulwama, identified as CT.Pradeep Kumar of 110 Bn CRPF. He received a bullet injury in his right shoulder
5 month ago
3 militants with weapons arrested in district Budgam before they could commit any incident. 3 militants in an undisclosed location are trapped and engaged in encounter after an unsuccessful attempt of weapon snatching from PSOs of a PP: SP Vaid, DGP, Jammu and Kashmir
Rebels are withdrawing from Hammouriyeh and Saqba.
Intense Turkish warplanes attack on Afrin. Civilian casualties
Saudi Crown Prince says Iran's Supreme Leader 'the new Hitler'
Saudi Crown Prince for CBS: Saudi economy is bigger than Iranian economy
Casualties among civilians in Jisr Al-Shoughor city after renewed artillery shelling in the residential neighborhoods in the city.
Syrian TV says up to 10k civilians have crossed or are crossing Hamouriyah corridor leaving East Ghouta towards Syrian Government areas.
5 month ago
TASS: Lavrov says that Russia will try to get the West to implement the UNSC resolution on Syria.
5 month ago
An Afghan Local Police member killed 15 Taliban militants after snatching their gun in Gomal district of southern Paktika province
Saudi Crown Prince Mbs: If Iran develops a nuclear bomb, we will do the same as soon as possible
Saudi crown prince says if Iran develops a nuclear bomb, 'we will follow suit as soon as possible': CBS
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