Trump, at lunch w Saudi Crown Prince: "Saudi Arabia is a wealthy nation and they're going to give us some of that wealth."

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25 April 2018
ISIS false security checkpoint between Daquq and Tuz district in Saladin province, Iraq. 21 civilians killed and wounded. Also clash between ISIS and PMU (Hashd) in west of Tuz.
Footage: Israel reveals it blew up Assad's nuclear reactor in 2007
Ending a decade of silence, Israel confirms it blew up Assad's nuclear reactor
Saudi FM tells @BretBaier: Iran doing "whatever they can" to advance nuclear weapons program in spite of nuclear agreement. Suspects Tehran building nukes in secret at undeclared sites
Russian dropping cluster bombs on rural Idlib villages.
1 month ago
Russia Launches Military Exercises In Crimea, Abkhazia
Zakaria Al Khalil Battalion commander Hanthal Abu Tha'er, Hassan Khalil Al Khalil, Ali Hassan Khalil, Mustafa Darwish were killed in Turkish strike in North Aleppo, also many wounded
Iran national Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad arrested for allegedly evading sanctions and funneling $115 million paid under a Venezuela construction contract through the U.S. financial system, according to federal prosecutors in NYC.
4 suspected militants were killed on the border of Chechnya and Ingushetiya
Syrian government forces killed 2 civilians in al Latamena town in Hama suburbs
A Tennessee man was arrested after watching ISIS videos, and then lying about his stay at a mental institution when he tried to buy a sniper rifle, according to federal officials
Turkish Navy Burak class corvette F505 TCG Bafra southbound Chios Strait in Aegean Sea1 month ago
Turkish Navy Burak class corvette F505 TCG Bafra southbound Chios Strait in Aegean Sea
#AfrinOp: YPG drilling equipment (boring machines) uncovered by #OliveBranch forces.
Netanyahu congratulates Mike Pompeo on nomination as U.S. Secretary of State in phone call
Armed man was killed in attack attempt on police station in Grozny, 1 policeman wounded
Government artillery is bombing Olive Branch positions on Al-Ahlam Mount and in Basutah
1 month ago
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: I met with representatives from the @WorldBank and also with EU heads of mission in Baghdad to discuss the next steps to action the commitments and undertakings announced at the international conference on reconstruction of Iraq held in Kuwait in February
1 month ago
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: Reconstruction of all of Iraq's provinces is a top priority for the @IraqiGovt, and we are determined to build our infrastructure, develop our industry, protect our national products, and invest in the housing and agricultural sectors
1 month ago
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: We welcome the presence of international observers during Iraq's parliamentary elections, but we will not permit anyone outside Iraq to interfere in our elections or try and influence their outcome in any way
1 month ago
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: The parliamentary elections on 12 May are very important; I call upon my fellow Iraqis to turn out and vote for their chosen candidates, and not to heed the calls by some to boycott the elections
1 month ago
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: Those calling for a boycott of the elections have a vested interest in maintaining the status-quo and seek to protect their power and privilege
1 month ago
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: The new victorious, united and stable Iraq today enjoys the confidence of global institutions and is a trusted and valued partner for international peace and security
1 month ago
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: I send my warmest wishes to everyone celebrating Nowruz in Kurdistan, the rest of Iraq and throughout the world. This is a special occasion that brings us together and unite all Iraqis
1 month ago
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: Our security forces are conducting operations to hunt down remnants of Daesh. Iraqi intelligence services have advanced and sophisticated capabilities
Fireworks and gunfire rocked the Kurdish town of Akre today as thousands snaked their way through the mountain for Newroz celebrations, drawing Kurds across the region.
S. Idlib: a dozen civilians including children were killed today when airstrikes targeted their Internally Displaced People (IDP) camp near Hass.
White House: We will continue dialogue with Russia to talk about common interests on Iran and North Korea
East Ghouta: T-90A in Hazah farms today.
Footage showing Jaish Islam repelling government on Mesraba front (East Ghouta).
Free Syrian Army forces control Jabal al-Ahlam south of Afrin after fighting with the YPG militia
Turkish army is attacking with heavy artillery the villages Sifteke and Zirave in western of Kobane
1 month ago
U.S. airstrikes killed 15 ISIS-K fighters in northern Afghanistan this week, @USFOR_A says
Mortars from Ghouta landed in Mezzeh Damascus
29 people killed when a rocket that was fired by rebels hit a market in Damascus: State TV
Eastern Damascus: Jaish Islam clashing with government on Mesraba front (farms S. of Duma).
Iraqi security forces open fire on Kurds celebrating Newroz (Kurdish New Year) in Kirkuk
Trump, at lunch w Saudi Crown Prince: "Saudi Arabia is a wealthy nation and they're going to give us some of that wealth."
1 month ago
Khamenei: New Year's slogans for 1397 is "Support for Iranian Products". If national production is accelerated, many problems will be resolved. I have chosen this as the center of this year's slogan. Full text of the message: Nowruz
1 month ago
Khamenei: I hope all have a joyous and sweet Nowruz and a year full of achievements and blessings.
Trump: We agreed to end the relationship between any state and terrorism
1 month ago
Putin and Trump discussed Syria and Ukraine
1 month ago
Turkish officials detain 213 undocumented migrants in northwestern Edirne, 193 others in eastern Erzurum province, sources say
A bomb-loaded car exploded in Bab
East Ghouta: Footage of government bombing of Ein Tarma this morning with incendiary ammunition
"As I sit hear today, Iran is in compliance with JCPOA" says @US_Stratcom Cmdr Gen John Hyten, asked asked about nuclear deal "But it doesn't say anything about Iran as a global sponsor of terrorism or Iran building huge numbers of ballistic missiles"
It's rumor, not confirmed information, possible fake or hoax
The Turkish air force bombed a Syrian Army vehicle near Nairab and killed 6 republican guard soldiers.
Many killed as air raid target IDPs camp near Has, South Idlib
Many killed as air raid target IDPs camp near Has, South Idlib
At least 16 children killed after air raid hits a school in Syria's Eastern Ghouta
Syrian Army controls Wadi Ein Terma in Damascus
Two villages in Tajikistan and Turkmenistan 660 km apart set record for highest number of votes for Putin outside Russia - both coincidentally came up with 97.74 percent.
Syria TSK set up checkpoints at entrances to Afrin town
10 killed and many wounded among the displaced as a result of the targeting of their location north of the town of Hass in southern Idlib countryside by two air raids
Negotiations option back on the table again for Ahrar in Harasta (thru unconfirmed Turkish pressure) Narrow corridor between Douma and Harasta, through Al-Tawrat riverbed, about to be overrun. government in completed control of Misraba.
It's propaganda
IS claims in Mosul the kidnapping and then "slaughtering" of a leader of a pro-government tribal militia and the death in a bombing of a city councilman, responsible for the neighborhood al-Qadisiyah.
1 month ago
Qatar is ready to supply liquefied gas to Ukraine - Poroshenko
Three Taliban militants have been killed and four robbers separately arrested in Faryab and Parwan provinces1 month ago
Three Taliban militants have been killed and four robbers separately arrested in Faryab and Parwan provinces
Pakistan's National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua wrote a letter to militant group Lashkar-e-Toiba's Founder and US designated militant Maulana Amir Hamza seeking his guidance and blessing
1 month ago
4 militants killed in the encounter which broke out in Kupwara's Halmatpora, operations underway
FSA removed Syrian flag in Basutah, some days ago pro-government forces deployed in the town
FSA in Al-Basawtah village after capture from YPG
1 month ago
Palestinian Foreign Ministery accuses David Friedman of "adopting the position of the extreme right-wing in Israel."
The TSK and FSA troops captured the Kufayr and Burj Abdullah villages located in the south of Afrin city
1 month ago
General Dunford, chairman of @thejointstaff, is visiting Afghanistan to get an assessment of the campaign plan from U.S. and Afghan leaders
Syrian Coalition: Liberation of Afrin is Another Step on the Path of Freeing Syria from Tyranny and Terrorism1 month ago
Syrian Coalition: Liberation of Afrin is Another Step on the Path of Freeing Syria from Tyranny and Terrorism
U.N. calls for Turkey to end state of emergency, halt violations
Libya- video showing the clashes between MSCD and LNA east of Derna, with MSCD militants aboard 2 AFVs and with blue armbands for IFF firing in celebration at the end
1 month ago
The Russian Army announces the control of 65% of Goutha Syria
Turkish army and FSA captured Kadi Reyhala, Kirazli and Ayn Dera villages located in the south of Afrin city
Turkish troops and FSA captured Basuta South of Afrin from YPG
OliveBranch forces captured Basutah.
Continued aerial bombardment with cluster bombs during @SyriaCivilDefe teams working to evacuate the injured civilians in Douma city in Eastern Ghouta
1 month ago
Armed people attacked a Radio station office @Shebaradio in Kabul and wounded in of its guards
1 month ago
Encounter rages between militants and government forces in Kashmir's Kupwor
President @ashrafghani received General Dunford, US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in ARG today. They discussed  commitments for implementation of South Asia strategy, reforms in ANDSF, ensuring security for upcoming elections and Afghan led and Afghan owned peace process1 month ago
President @ashrafghani received General Dunford, US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in ARG today. They discussed commitments for implementation of South Asia strategy, reforms in ANDSF, ensuring security for upcoming elections and Afghan led and Afghan owned peace process
AA: Turkish soldiers distribute food to local residents in Afrin
1 month ago
The military part of Operation Olive Branch is almost done. we are going to make Afrin habitable for its citizens, says Erdogan
1 month ago
The US tried to fool us by providing weapons to a terrorist organisation that is the enemy of its ally, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says
1 month ago
"Our strategic partners should march with us" - Turkey's President Erdogan says, warning allies against arming the YPG in Syria
OliveBranch forces captured Qadi Rayhalah, Kirzilah, Ayn Dera in south of Afrin.
1 month ago
Koreas president Moon to head to Vietnam, UAE
1 month ago
Afghanistan's High Peace Council has warned the Taliban's political office in Qatar will be "closed down" if the militant group does not accept Kabul's latest offer of peace talks
Former French president Sarkozy questioned in custody over allegations of campaign financing by Libya's Gaddafi
SAA has fired a Tochka Ballistic missile at open area of Turkish town of Yayladagi/Antioch. No casualties.1 month ago
SAA has fired a Tochka Ballistic missile at open area of Turkish town of Yayladagi/Antioch. No casualties.
1 month ago
Army trooper kills self in Kashmir's Qaezgund
1 month ago
India's foreign minister says DNA tests confirm that the bodies of 39 Indian workers abducted by militants in Iraq three years ago have been found
Bodies of 39 Indian workers found near Mosul. They were killed by ISIS in 2014 and found in a mound of dirt.
In New Year's greeting to Iranians, Trump slams Tehran government
Case of Libyan financing: the former President of the Republic Nicolas Sarkozy has been in GAV since this morning on the premises of the Office anticorruption. (Mediapart)
Iraqi Dijla Operations Command announces start of large military operation to pursue ISIS cells in Hamrain Lake area in northeast Diyala province.
Tunisia- MoI photos from the scene of the suicide bombing and clashes in Sidi Tou showing another PBIED that was not detonated and a sawed-off shotgun1 month ago
Tunisia- MoI photos from the scene of the suicide bombing and clashes in Sidi Tou showing another PBIED that was not detonated and a sawed-off shotgun
1 month ago
Taliban supports all efforts for lasting peace in ending to Afghanistan conflict. Statement in response to Former Herat Governor Islamil Khan offer
Russian-made OTR-21 Tochka missile that has fallen in Yayladağı district of Hatay1 month ago
Russian-made OTR-21 Tochka missile that has fallen in Yayladağı district of Hatay
Libya- LNA announces that an LAF Mi-35 conducted an airstrike targeting at least 10 vehicles of Chad|ian opposition south of Haruj mountains1 month ago
Libya- LNA announces that an LAF Mi-35 conducted an airstrike targeting at least 10 vehicles of "Chad|ian opposition" south of Haruj mountains
An 'Executive Order' found in Asayiș Afrin HQ, dated Dec 2013, ordering members: 'to monitor all mosques, churches and places of worship. Instruct them not to talk current events unless it's in our favour. Ask them not to promote government, FSA, and especially the revolution'.
TSK and FSA Turkmen division continue To search for mines and handmade explosives in Afrin’s district, large number of explosives were seized at Rajo
510 Assad government troops and 35 Russians killed in Eastern Ghouta battles since the offensive began
Trump: The Iranian government is plundering the wealth of the Iranian people and ill-treating them
Assad forces stationed in Hndarat, targeting more than 40 missiles, the positions of the FSA and Turkish troops in Anadan mountain north of Aleppo
Investigation by @bellingcat shows that the general hospital in Afrin was damaged, despite Turkish denials
This is the geolocated route Bashar al-Assad took. Starts at Adnan al-Malki Sq, busy Ommayyad Sq to the airport road (casually explaining it used to be shut down on a daily bases two years ago), before driving up northward to Jisreen. (H/t @wasc_algonquin, @lummideast).
Houthi fighters on the frontline in Jawf.
Damascus Countryside An Iranian-made drone was shot down on the "Rayhan" front in the eastern Ghouta
Deir ez-Zur Western countryside: The intelligence service of the SDF militia in the town of Mohaimida arrests five former ISIS members after the arrest of a former organizer of the organization.
Deir ez-Zur Eastern countryside: SDF militias are bringing more military reinforcements to contact points with the Assad government forces in the villages of Jiya, Salhiya and Tabiya jazeera.
Islamic State reports about taking control over the majority of Al-Qadam neigborhod in Damascus, killing over 20 SAA soldiers + capturing alive. Executions are said to have been conducted in Al-Qadam (as visible below).
Assad forces stationed in Hndarat, targeting more than 40 Grad missiles, the positions of the Free Army and Turkish troops in Anadan mountain north of Aleppo
Al-Jazeera reporter: the government forces shelled Turkish observation points in the mountain of Anadan with artillery
Pro-govt page claiming 100 KIA in Qadem and criticizing lack of media attention - only 11 KIA were reported here through 3/18, incl a Major, 2 Captains and a 1st Lt. Reinforcement incl 58th and 91st Brigades arrived on 3/17. ISIS pics have shown dozens of bodies in the last 72 hours.
[email protected] says Abbas' comments about Ambassador to Israel David Friedman were "outrageous and unhelpful"
The number of civilians killed by a Russian airstrike on a basement in the city of Arbin rose to 17. Most of the victims are women and children who were hiding below ground to escape today's aerial onslaught.
Warning sirens in Khmemeim AB (most likely suicide drones). And highest alert is issued for the Syrian/Russian Air Defense Forces in Syria.
Nagorno Karabakh claims shot down Azerbaijani drone1 month ago
Nagorno Karabakh claims shot down Azerbaijani drone
Barrel bomb in Douma
Barrel bomb in Douma
Footage of the airdrop mission conducted by Iraq's special forces deep inside the western Anbar desert. 2 senior Da'ish figures were among those arrested in the operation which was conducted with 10 Iraqi army aviation helicopters
Report of Jaysh Al-Islam's 2nd offensive in Douma linking up with Ahrar push from Harasta. Misraba is allegedly under rebel control following JaI main thrust on that front. Offensives were coordinated after negotiations stalled.
Eastern Damascus: very powerful airstrikes carried out on Duma tonight, probably by RuAF.
South DeirEzzor : SAA repel a Daesh offensive on T2 Pumping station and its positions on the west bank of the Euphrates
Air strike on Syria's Eastern Ghouta kills 15 children sheltering in a school, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says
1 month ago
Hamas calls for holding presidential and legislative general elections in response to Mahmoud Abbas' statements
1 month ago
Hamas: Abbas's remarks out on reconciliation agreements and overcome the Egyptian role
1 month ago
Hamas condemns Palestinian president's remarks and says it is irresponsible and aims to rip Gaza
Ammunition-loaded vehicle destroyed in Afrin's Bilbile district
Ammunition-loaded vehicle destroyed in Afrin's Bilbile district
Eastern Damascus: video showing incendiary bombardment on Duma. Position of rocket launcher is clearly visible as well as 2 salvos of 10s rockets over the town.
US official: We are still planning to hold a Gulf Arab summit next May
S. Hama: Jund Badr 313 (N. Homs Op. Room) took out a T-55 with an ATGM on Qabibat front.1 month ago
S. Hama: Jund Badr 313 (N. Homs Op. Room) took out a T-55 with an ATGM on Qabibat front.
Security Council fails to hold a meeting on human rights in Syria. Russia China Bolivia Kazakhstan voted NO; Ethiopia Cote D'Ivoire Equatorial Guinea abstained; US UK France Netherlands Sweden Kuwait Peru Poland voted YES
1 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 - 17km NE of Behbahan, Iran
1 month ago
Turkish presidential spox @ikalin1 says Turkey takes looting incidents "very seriously". Nearly 100 volunteer FSA fighters were detained for looting in Afrin. Officials established checkpoints to counter/arrest looters.
Syria Hazem Matar from Daryya in Damascus countryside was announced killed under torture in government detention centers by the family yesterday after 5 years in detention, he is the brother of the famous Darayya activist Ghiath Matar who was killed under torture in 2011
Airstrikes on KhanSheikhoun area were carried out by Russian Air Force.
Rare IS report from Mogadishu, usually their claims come from Puntland and Afgooye
PM Netanyahu will be investigated for obstructing justice in (massive) Case 3000, the Bezeq affair. Scoop from @danawt.
Poroshenko arrived in Qatar on an official visit1 month ago
Poroshenko arrived in Qatar on an official visit
Government bombs Khan Shaykhun in Southern Idlib with barrel bombs
US Army Central Command Gen Joseph Votel told Congress 1. The Iran deal is important for US national security 2. Saudi Arabia is using US weapons to kill thousands in Yemen 3. Assad has won the Syrian Civil War.
Eastern Damascus: town of Duma again hit by incendiary rockets tonight.
1 month ago
Abbas: I decided to take national, legal and financial measures against the Gaza Strip
1 month ago
PA President Abbas blames Hamas for bombing PM's convoy in Gaza, says if successful would have sparked civil war
Statement: Egypt strongly denounces the "Turkish occupation" of Afrin in Syria.
Saudi foreign minister: Iran's nuclear deal "flawed
1 month ago
The Palestinian president: The American ambassador in Tel Aviv is a settler and lives in a settlement
1 month ago
Mahmoud Abbas: All the authorities in Gaza must be in the hands of the legitimate leadership
1 month ago
Abbas accuses Hamas of bombing Palestinian Authority prime minister's convoy
Dozens of fighters of pro-Assad militias with their heavy vehicles arrived to Tal Rifaat district. The forces was placed in KafarNobl and Zahraa towns NW Aleppo
1 month ago
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Hamas of targeting the convoy of Prime Minister Rami al-Hamdallah in Gaza
In a month, Herat police nab 120 crime suspects1 month ago
In a month, Herat police nab 120 crime suspects
E. Ghouta: aftermath of airstrikes on Duma. Jaish Islam reportedly shot down a drone over the town few ago.
Netanyahu congratulates Putin on his reelection, 'looks forward to continuing to work together closely'
FSA GC deployed special forces to hunt looters in Afrin. "Our forces have clashed with them. A number of them have been arrested. Special inspection units have been deployed"
And ISKP just claimed responsibility for Jalalabad, saying that their motorcycle exploded killing at least 4
Syria slams Turkey "occupation" of Afrin, demands withdrawal.
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