Chinese president visiting Abu Dhabi as the two countries look to strengthen trade ties and expand investment.

Map. History of Middle East conflict

14 August 2018
Photos from ISIS propaganda Amaq video showing the "Egyptian army increasing the pace of demolition of homes and displacement of people of Sinai"
Syria: tour inside town of Fuah after its takeover (N. Idlib). Parachutes of air-dropped supplies (food and weapons) visible at 0:50.
Turkish jets bomb Qandil and Mount Karox
Russia's Severstal suspends steel supplies to Iran in 2018
So far 98 protesters have been arrested by the security forces in Wasit province. Iraq
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrives in Khartoum on a two-day visit
3 week ago
Israeli army says one rocket was fired from Gaza towards southern Israel communities. In response the IAF struck a Hamas observation post in southern Strip
3 week ago
At least 14 civilians including women and children killed in air strikes - Rabat village 1 KM from Char Dara district HQ was bombed - in a government controlled area - 3 homes destroyed, locals in Kundoz province.
3 week ago
Israeli artillery pounding Hamas checkpoint at the East of Rafah in Southern Gaza Strip
Putin is losing trust of Russians after plan to raise pension age.  Also, notice maximum peaks of confidence during Crimea's annexation and the war in Georgia.3 week ago
Putin is losing trust of Russians after plan to raise pension age. Also, notice maximum peaks of confidence during Crimea's annexation and the war in Georgia.
3 week ago
More mortars headed to Israel moments ago from Gaza.
3 week ago
Sirens all over Israeli south bordering on Gaza. This follows an Israeli strike against a kite-making group in which one was killed, apparently Hamas, and 2 mortars launched at Israeli soldiers.
Syria: some pro-Assad fighters searched by HTS before leaving Fuah and Kefraya and some weapons + equipment not allowed were seized.
3 week ago
Red alert warning at Holit, Nir Yitzhak, Sufa
No new guidance as of yet, from Helsinki Summit Gen. Joe Votel @CENTCOM Commander tells Pentagon reporters. Says NDAA prohibits cooperating, coordinating with Russia in Syria. Any space for that would have to be created by Congress I have not asked for that.3 week ago
"No new guidance as of yet," from Helsinki Summit Gen. Joe Votel @CENTCOM Commander tells Pentagon reporters. Says NDAA prohibits cooperating, coordinating with Russia in Syria. "Any space for that would have to be created by Congress I have not asked for that."
3 week ago
Red alert warning at Avshalom, Bnei Netsarim, Dekel, Yevul, Yated, Pri Gan, Sdei Avraham, Shlomit, Talmei Yosef, Neve, Holit, Nir Yitzhak, Sufa
Pentagon: "There are nearly 600 foreign militants from more than 40 countries in Syrian Democratic Forces custody".
3 week ago
Votel: Any further opportunity for US-Russia military cooperation in Syria would have be done through a waiver in Congress
3 week ago
Votel says he's "not privy to any grand bargain discussion" about removing US troops from Syria
3 week ago
Votel: "We are not encouraging the Syrian Democratic Forces to engage with the [Assad] government" but acknowledges that interactions are a "fact of life."
3 week ago
US Central Command chief: We have no new instructions on coordination with Russia in Syria and we coordinate to avoid a clash
3 week ago
Commander of US Central Command: Iran is prolonging the conflict in Syria and threatening the neighboring countries of Syria
An explosion hits Hayy Al-Araby neighborhood in the left side of Mosul near PMF Checkpoint
YPG have entirely withdrawn from the checkpoints on the Turkish military patrolling route in Syria's Manbij
Since this morning, 11 fires broke out caused by incendiary kites, most of them in Kissufim and in Bari
Domar: More images from the scene, unknown cause.
One injured in explosion in Damar area in Damascus
3 week ago
Palestinian killed, three injured after Israeli army strikes Gaza fire balloon cell
3 week ago
Yusuf Inan, a social media expert, suspected member of "FETO", who was brought by MIT from Ukraine, was arrested on trial in İzmir
Explosion near a checkpoint of the SAA in Dumar District, Damascus city
3 week ago
Gaza Health: Abdel-Karim Radwan (22 years) was killed, and 3 others were wounded by Israeli shelling east of Rafah
3 week ago
Two Qassam members have been killed, including a field commander, and three others wounded in the drone strike northeast of Rafah
Hundreds of Afghan detainees in Iran and Tajikistan would be transferred to the country soon, the Afghan Attorney General Office (AGO) said3 week ago
Hundreds of Afghan detainees in Iran and Tajikistan would be transferred to the country soon, the Afghan Attorney General Office (AGO) said
Cleric Sadr backs Iraq protests, calls for delay in government formation
3 week ago
The Turkish Foreign Ministry: The Israeli nationality law violates the principles of international law
3 week ago
2 mortar shells were fired from the southern Gaza Strip towards an IDF force in the southern Gaza Strip. There are no casualties.
Israel army: The Israeli army will continue to operate against Hamas' terrorist activity and views this activity with great severity
3 week ago
Israel army: A Hamas terrorist squad was launching arson balloons from the southern Gaza Strip into Israeli territory. In response, an Israeli army aircraft fired towards the squad
3 week ago
South Syria: following reports of an agreement to surrender Quneitra province, 1st busses arrived in Baath City to evacuate Rebels refusing "reconciliation" towards Idlib.
Haniyeh informs Egyptian intelligence of Hamas approval of the Egyptian draft for Palestinian reconciliation
A civilian was wounded by an artillery bombardment on the Al-Tamamah area north of Hama
After delivering Iranian crude from Kharg Island to Baniyas Syria on July 11, Panama flag crude oil tanker Rise Glory (owned and managed by Glasgow based V.Ships) transited Bosphorus towards Black Sea en route to Taman.3 week ago
After delivering Iranian crude from Kharg Island to Baniyas Syria on July 11, Panama flag crude oil tanker Rise Glory (owned and managed by Glasgow based V.Ships) transited Bosphorus towards Black Sea en route to Taman.
3 week ago
Gaza Health Department: One killed and 3 injured by aircraft targeting a group of citizens southeast of Khan Younis
The IDF Spokesperson's Office: An aircraft carried out an attack on a squad that launched molotov cocktails in the southern Gaza Strip
3 week ago
1 killed as result of Israeli aircraft hit in Southern Gaza
In the ongoing Jazeera Storm operation of Defeating Daesh in Rawda village DeirEzzor countryside SDF have succeeded to eliminating many Daesh militants and a seized cache of weapons and communication devices
Quneitra: buses arrive for who refuse surrender will go to Idlib
3 week ago
Casualties in southern Gaza Strip after Israeli aircraft hit a group of suspected incendiary kite launchers
SAA control Tell Al-Bahsa - Tell Ashtara and Khirbat Al-Tira in Daraa
3 week ago
Israeli Air Force aircraft fired at group who launched incendiary kites towards Israeli territory from the southern Gaza Strip.
Turkish MFA Spox Hami Aksoy:  It's confirmed that the [Democratic Union Party] PYD and YPG have entirely withdrawn from the checkpoints on the patrolling route.3 week ago
Turkish MFA Spox Hami Aksoy: "It's confirmed that the [Democratic Union Party] PYD and YPG have entirely withdrawn from the checkpoints on the patrolling route."
3 week ago
New Iron Dome batteries deployed around Gaza.
Putin's special envoy Lavrentiev hoped that the continuation of talks between China, Russia and the European countries with US would change US's approach to pursuing unilateral policies and that the agreed commitments under JCPOA need to be the basis for mutual action
Sadr calls the political blocs winning in the elections to suspend political dialogues until the demands of the demonstrators are met
IDF:The Israeli army is monitoring the events transpiring in southern Syria closely and is prepared to distribute additional humanitarian aid to the displaced Syrians3 week ago
IDF:The Israeli army is monitoring the events transpiring in southern Syria closely and is prepared to distribute additional humanitarian aid to the displaced Syrians
EU expresses concern over Israel's Jewish nation-state law
3 week ago
Large molotov fire burning near Kissufim
3 week ago
Hamas Kite Unit: Tomorrow, we will use new technology that will set areas far away on fire.
Putin's special envoy Lavrentiev said that Russia is committed to supporting international agreements and emphasized on avoiding unilateralism. He said that Putin considers the unilateral sanctions against Iran contrary to JCPOA.
In the two hour long meeting, Putin's special envoy told deputy of Iran SNSC that Russia president, in his recent talks with US president Trump, has emphasized that the unilateral sanction against Iran are nonconstructive and harmful
Those are some of the detainees released today from Assad's jails, including a child. Fuah - Kefraya - Syria.
3 week ago
At least seven Taliban militants and eight security forces have been killed in clashes in southern Kandahar and Zabul provinces
South Sudan's president Kiir says ready to accept peace deal
The big explosion heard in the southern Gaza Strip inside Egyptian territory
IS claims the shooting of an "intelligence officer" at the Sinai intersection at #Mogadishu
First batch of detainees who were released in the negotiations of Kafria and Al-Fuwa has arrived in the city of Idlib.
Director in Mansoura central prison colonel Saif Al-Dalai was killed by unknown gunman in Aden.
Syria: Outlines of deal announced for Quneitra/buffer: rebels hand over territory to government + Russian forces; heavy weapons handed over as usual; anyone refusing deal allowed safe passage
Reports that Syrian rebels in Quneitra (on Israeli border) have cut surrender deal with government. Per 1974 ceasefire agreement Syrian forces can't enter DMZ - still unclear those rebels/IDPs also fall under deal. RUS military police part of agreement, poss taking UN positions on DMZ border.
Protest in the city of Idlib as Assad prisoners still not released according to Fuah-Kafraya deal
SAA control Tayr village, 4th checkpoint and Tal Ashtara S of Sheik Saad Daraa
Russia president Putin's special envoy Lavrentiev today met deputy of Iran's SNSC secretary in Tehran and briefed him on the recent meeting of Trump and Putin in Helsinki Summit.
White Helmets firefighters teams managed to extinguish a huge fire that broke out in a petrol market in Aldana city north of Idlib, after an unknown explosion in the city after midnight.
Italian IM Matteo Salvini discussed in Cairo w al-Sisi shared solution to the Libyan crisis and illegal immigration stressing importance of Army unification and reform of the Government and parliament according to Skhirat agreement and UN action plan
Completely abandoned. This is how Foua and Kafaraya in Idlib look now.
Opposition in Nawa Daraa gave the Russians a new proposal which include: Allowing them to leave the city with their own vehicles and Armory, the proposal got rejected by the Russian and the military campaign restarted, another round of negotiations is set to happen later this day
At 20 civilians were killed/injured as result of an airstrike in Door-e-Robat village Chardara district of Kunduz province Afghanistan eye witnesses told.3 week ago
At 20 civilians were killed/injured as result of an airstrike in Door-e-Robat village Chardara district of Kunduz province Afghanistan eye witnesses told.
3 week ago
Mastung suicide bomber identified: IG Balochistan
Tal Sina East of Nawa also under SAA control
3 week ago
Zakharova: Russia is interested in full-scale normalization of relations with Georgia
3 week ago
Nigeria captures Boko Haram fighters who abducted Chibok girls
South Sudan's president says ready to accept peace deal and establish broad-based government to end civil war
Military reinforcements arrive in southern Iraq. The demonstrators are determined to achieve their demands
3 week ago
U.S. delegation to meet Turkish officials on Iran sanctions
Syrian army has captured Ash Shaykh Saad in Daraa
Clashes between ISIS and SDF at Rawdah desert, Deir-ez-Zur countryside
3 week ago
At least twenty four militants were killed or wounded during the operations in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said
Kite Fire broke out near Kibbutz Nir
3 week ago
Palestinians report the launch of another barrage of molotov balloons; new fire reported between Zikim and Karmia.
Israeli @PresidentRuvi tells Hungary's Victor Orban: Neo-fascism is a danger to the world
3 week ago
Rebeld in Al-Quneitra province have agreed the terms of surrender, the agreement stated to hand over all villages as Syrian troops enter their positions (barracks) that snatched since 2011.
Chinese president visiting Abu Dhabi as the two countries look to strengthen trade ties and expand investment.
3 week ago
Syrian Army captured Qarqas northwest of Tell al-Jabiyah Quneitra
3 week ago
Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry: Armenian armed units violated ceasefire 90 times
3 week ago
SaudiArabia intercepts missile fired toward Jizan
Syrian gov't, rebels agreed on full ceasefire in Quneitra
ISIS attacked military units at the k2 oil pumping station in the Sinese region west of Baiji and drove six suicide bombers who blew themselves up among the oil police forces and the forces of a popular crowd that supported them."
Libya: US Chargé d'Affaires in Libya Donald Blome with President Serraj GNA in Tripoli. They've talked about cooperation between Libya and US. US strongly supports the needed economic reform, a fairest distribution of resources and more financial transparency.
3 week ago
PM Pashinyan: incident in Panik village is a provocation directed against Armenian-Russian cooperation
Report: Israel and Hamas reach understanding to refrain from war
Iraqi human rights commission declare that 211 protesters have benm killed and injured also 540 protesters have been arrested.
In Israel, PM Orban says all Jews can feel safe in Hungary: We have zero tolerance for anti-Semitism
3 week ago
Moscow has expressed its surprise over the Afghan ambassador’s statement that Russia should apologise for invading Afghanistan.
Protests in Basra city today. Iraq
SeaBreeze: more than 150  staff from various countries  embarked the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney LCC 20 during the at-sea portion of the exercise. Ships from the U.S, Ukraine, Turkey, Bulgaria participated in different scenarios while underway.3 week ago
SeaBreeze: more than 150 staff from various countries embarked the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney LCC 20 during the at-sea portion of the exercise. Ships from the U.S, Ukraine, Turkey, Bulgaria participated in different scenarios while underway.
Militants fired upon a police party at Sopore bypass. Area cordoned off. No loss of life or injury reported3 week ago
Militants fired upon a police party at Sopore bypass. Area cordoned off. No loss of life or injury reported
3 week ago
Ahmad Shah Zamanzai has been appointed as the new head of the IEC Secretariat, IEC's secretary Hafizullah Hashemi confirms
Ukraine hosted Exercise Sea Breeze 2018 Concludes: Sixth Fleet's flagship, @USNavyEurope Blue Ridge class commandship USS Mount Whitney departs the Black Sea after 12days and transits Bosphorus towards Mediterranean.3 week ago
Ukraine hosted Exercise Sea Breeze 2018 Concludes: Sixth Fleet's flagship, @USNavyEurope Blue Ridge class commandship USS Mount Whitney departs the Black Sea after 12days and transits Bosphorus towards Mediterranean.
Netivot: concern for ammonia leakage in a city factory, businesses in the area have been closed
3 week ago
Suspected Islamic State militants attacked Taliban fighters attending a funeral in northern Afghanistan and killed at least 15 in the latest violence between the rival groups, officials said
Taliban group has rejected reports suggesting that the leadership of the group has ordered a halt to suicide attacks in the cities
3 week ago
At least 12 mine-clearing workers were abducted by Daesh insurgents in eastern Kunuar province on Wednesday evening
3 week ago
At least 27 Taliban militants were killed during the clashes with the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces in southeastern Paktia province of Afghanistan.
An influential Pakistani cleric has hailed the Trump administration’s offer of direct talks with the Afghan Taliban
Israel's parliament adopted a new law defining the country as "the nation state for Jewish people", which includes a controversial article that could pave the way for Jewish-only communities
The evacuation of civilians and fighters from the towns of Kafria and Al-Foua at dawn today: total 7000 people evacuated
Syrian Television: evacuation of the residents of the villages of Kafrayah and Al-Fuah in the countryside of Idlib towards the province of Aleppo was completed
3 week ago
Turkey has lifted a state of emergency, two years after a dramatic coup attempt nearly toppled President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
3 week ago
[email protected]: A total disgrace that Turkey will not release a respected U.S. Pastor, Andrew Brunson, from prison. He has been held hostage far too long. @RT_Erdogan should do something to free this wonderful Christian husband and father. He has done nothing wrong, and his family needs him.
Baghdad area (Shuillah) demonstrations tonight to the district (Shillah) the capital of Baghdad
3 week ago
Inbound Latakia AB, Syria Russia Russian Air Force IL62 RA86561 RFF7335
12 Iraqis injured in various terrorist attacks in Kirkuk city. 3 improvised explosive devices near fuel station in Bab Kirkuk, 3 rockets fall on children's hospital and hand grenade attack on shop.
Clashes between Iraqi Army and IS in Kirkuk's outskirts , the sounds of RPG and Heavy gunshots heard.
Several explosions hits Kirkuk near Baghdad's road.
Saraya al Khorasani which's one of the Iranian backed PMF main brigades opened fire on Iraqi protesters in Shula neighborhood in Baghdad. No information about killed and injured.
Hungary's ultra-nationalist PM just landed in Israel
3 week ago
250 people are reported dead in the aftermath of the biggest ever Taliban - Islamic State battle in the North Afghanistan
Indiscriminate Russian and government airstrikes for hours on Tseel, a town under ISIS control in western Daraa. ISIS prevented locals from fleeing areas under their control. The lives of tens of thousands of people are at risk.
South Syria: heavily bombed last night, town of Nawa surrendered to government today and accepted handover of its fortified hills. Was last (and largest) town in Rebel hands in Daraa.
3 week ago
Red alert warning at Lachish, Near Gaza
RUAF Tu-154 85586 Chkalovsky-Armenia
Iran builds new centrifuge rotor factory: nuclear chief
At the NATOSummit, all 29 Allies reaffirmed that Georgia will become a member of NATO and we will continue to work with you to prepare for membership – @jensstoltenberg
NATO is united in support for Georgia's security and its territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders. This includes the regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia and we call on Russia to withdraw its forces from your country – @jensstoltenberg
Georgia is an important partner. We highly appreciate the significant contribution that your brave troops make to our @ResoluteSupport mission in Afghanistan + the support you give to the NATO Response Force – SG @jensstoltenberg
3 week ago
Two US troops have been wounded during a clash with Taliban insurgents in the Jalrez district of central Maidan Wardak province
NATO and Georgia are stepping up our cooperation in the Black Sea area with training for Georgian Coast Guard boarding teams, more interaction between our naval forces + cooperation between Georgia's Joint Maritime Operations Centre and the NATO Shipping Centre - @jensstoltenberg
Rebels hand over Tell Umm Hawran north of Nawa and Tell al-Hish north east Nawa to army in the process of surrender of Nawa city - photo from Tell al-Hish
3 week ago
Kurdistan region former president and KDP leader @masoud_barzani will visit Germany today. During his visit Barzani will met with German chancellor Angela Merkel.
Syrian Army entered Bariqa village north east Nawa
3 week ago
Russian Defense Ministry announces the establishment of a center to receive and house Syrian refugees returning to their country
3 week ago
Nineteen dead as migrant boat sinks off northern Cyprus: coast guard
Initial report: incendiary kites from Gaza caused fires in Nir Yitzhak and in Nir Oz in Eshkol Regional Council. Fire forces are on the scene
IDF: sirens at Ashkelon Regional Council is a false alarm
3 week ago
Red alarm siren that was sounding in southern Israel was a false alarm
Israel army: Initial report: sirens sounded in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council3 week ago
Israel army: Initial report: sirens sounded in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council
The train station in Ashkelon during the red alert
3 week ago
Badar-16 operations kick off against Taliban in Farah province
Incoming rocket alert sirens sound in the Hof Ashkelon region. The Israeli army says it is investigating what set them off.
Russia has halted the Chechen-led program to return Islamic State women and children from Syria and Iraq. Chechen envoy Ziad Sabsabi has been unable to secure the return of children whose mothers were given life sentences in prison in Baghdad in April.
Incoming rocket sirens heard in southern Israel communities bordering the northern GazaStrip including the city of Ashkelon
3 week ago
Ras Lanuf central oil port first delivery since end disruptions
3 week ago
At least 16 dead, 101 rescued and 30 missing as a boat carrying refugees sinks off Northern Cyprus. Turkish and Northern Cypriot coast guards, along with commercial boats, are carrying out search and rescue operations
Houthi raid in Durayhimi district, south of Hodeidah. Several Amaliqa MaxxPro MRAPs were on video.
Iraqi Forces arrest 4 ISIS in East Mosul, in Zuhara and Qahira neighborhoods.
Houthi raid in western neighborhood of Hays town. Amaliqa lost Nimr Ajban and several soldiers.
A civilian was killed and two others were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded in the city of Dana in the northern suburb of Idlib
SDF is 2 Kms from Al-Rawdah area
A fire broke out in Sderot, north of the Gaza Strip, and another in Kisufim, east of Khan Younis
SAA in Simlin town of Daraa
3 week ago
Boat carrying 160 migrants sunk off coast of NorthernCyprus, 16 dead and 105 rescued - CNN Turk
SDF is preparing to enter Sawh Al-Buwafru from Al-Turaykhim area,Al-Turaykhim was recaptured by SDF 2 days ago
Iraqi government deploying security forces to secure the Iraq's central bank in Baghdad.
Iran nuclear chief says uranium stockpile reaches 950 tons
Iraqi federal police continue arresting protestors in Nasiriyah southern of Iraq.
3 week ago
Molotov Fire: Nir Yitzchak
Fire reportedly at Kiryat Malachi after incendiary kite hit
CHANNEL 10: Political leadership gives the Israeli army a green light to begin an operation in Gaza if the molotov kites do not stop by Friday.
3 week ago
Turkish court rules to keep in jail US pastor while his trial on terrorism charges continues
Russia's special envoy to Syria will arrive in Tehran on Thursday
[email protected] president Hoyer says wants to see trade with Iran continue but given the large amount of money the bank raises in US markets, it would "risk the business model of the bank" if EIB to be directly active in Iran
2 Senior ISIS group leaders arrested in Nangarhar province
South Syria: airstrikes hit Sheikh Saad this morning, S. of Nawa - NW. Daraa.
Syria: tour inside strategic Tell Harra after its takeover from Rebels 2 days ago. Daraa.
Musayyib district in the province of Babylon is joining the protests of the south against injustice, corruption, theft and terrorism.
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