The Saudis want to build a solar farm that's more than 100 times larger than any other project proposed and a third more than what the entire world supplied last year

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18 August 2018
Suspected AQAP militants killed 10 and injured 4 UAE-backed security forces in Wadi Hajar, Hadramawt, eastern Yemen today. No official claim yet from al Qaeda, some AQAP wires are sharing news of the ambush on the Hadhrami Elite Forces.
The UN Security Council condemns in the strongest terms the rocket attacks of Al-Huthi militias against Saudi Arabia
After three and a half years of prohibition, the SyrianCivil Defense returned to work in the Syrian city of Afrin to serve all Syrians. The PYD and YPJ closed the centers and arrested the volunteers who were working there, to come back today and be with the residents.
UN Security Council: Houthi ballistic missiles threaten the security of the region.
4 month ago
Turkey's National Security Council says it expects Iraq to halt PKK activities in its territory, otherwise Ankara will take action
'High-ranking' al Qaeda militant killed in weekend strike in Libya: Pentagon
4 month ago
Israel deploys 100 sharpshooters on Gaza border for Palestinian protests: Israeli army chief
Britain, France, and Germany held further discussions on possible new Iran sanctions today, hope to have a final decision by next month
4 month ago
Afghanistan Koz Kunar - Afghan district police chief shot dead during funeral ceremony
A reconciliation deal was struck between Misrata and Zintan ending 4 years of tension and fighting between the 2 Libya western cities
Turkey and US officials to hold talks on Manbij on March 30th in Washington
ISKP shows spoils from their encounters with the Taliban.4 month ago
ISKP shows spoils from their encounters with the Taliban.
Tel Aviv: 55 year old female stabbed, in critical condition in a store. Police checking the motive.
34 illegal Palestinians arrested after infiltrating from Yesha in the Gilboa area. -
Fourth batch of displaced people from Eastern Ghouta arrived in Idlib
The Saudis want to build a solar farm that's more than 100 times larger than any other project proposed and a third more than what the entire world supplied last year
We have killed 4 militants, it was a joint operation by Police, Army and BSF. Arms and ammunition have also been recovered: SSP Rajouri on Sunderbani encounter4 month ago
We have killed 4 militants, it was a joint operation by Police, Army and BSF. Arms and ammunition have also been recovered: SSP Rajouri on Sunderbani encounter
[email protected] reports 14 additional civilian deaths in counter-ISIS operations in Iraq and Syria. At least 855 civilians have been killed by US-led coalition strikes since the start of ops in August 2014.
4 month ago
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: Encouraging the growth of the private sector and attracting investment are key for the reconstruction of Iraq and job-creation
Turkish stocks slump 1.5% as lira depreciates to 4.0071 per $4 month ago
Turkish stocks slump 1.5% as lira depreciates to 4.0071 per $
23 government forces killed in battle with ISIS in outskirts of AbuKamal Among them a Brigade General and a Colonel
NW. Hama: sat imagery shows government detonated all isolated buildings near frontline in S. part of Ghab Plain, cementing demarcation line.
4 month ago
Israeli army investigating possible infiltration near Zikim.
4 month ago
Three Uzbekistani ISIS militants were killed in Nangarhar province in a Drone attack
Human rights activist attacked in southern Russia
Peshmerga responds to Iraqi PM's statement requesting greater coordination with Peshmerga concerning disputed areas: we take our orders from the Kurdish Regional Government.
Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says ally Hamid Baghaie is on hunger strike and in deteriorating health after being imprisoned on 'politically motivated' charges. Calls for Khamenei to step in.
4 month ago
The first laser-guided bomb Afghan airforce dropped in Farah Province this week appears to have killed 7 friendly forces, locals say
Mayadeen reporting that Syrian army preparing for escalated assault on Douma, the last rebel-held pocket of Eastern Ghouta
4 month ago
Total four militants killed as per reports, tweets Rajouri District Collector Shahid Choudhary on Sunderbani encounter
4 month ago
A district police chief was killed in attack on funeral prayer ceremony in eastern Nangarhar pvoince
Tell Rifaat (this morning) under government control. N. Aleppo.
Whenever our army troops will go to Saudi Arabia, they will go under the mutual security agreement between the two countries: @OfficialDGISPR
An unstable Pakistan is not in India's interest or in the region's interest: Pakistan military spokesman
US President Donald Trump' s tweet made an impact on Pakistan-US relations: @OfficialDGISPR
Iran wants America out of Afghanistan
East Ghouta: negotiations for overcrowded Duma continue without decisive breakthrough so far, further complicated by Jaish Islam "exception" (core-territoy and heavy weaponry).
4 month ago
15 suspects arrested by Kabul police on charges of murder, other crimes
Muqtada al-Sadr announces he is ready to save Kirkuk province, Iraq, from terrorism, political struggle and sectarianism.
4183 including 1001 armed opposition fighters 6th group from East Ghouta arrived to Idlib,Hama today4 month ago
4183 including 1001 armed opposition fighters 6th group from East Ghouta arrived to Idlib,Hama today
4 month ago
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: The @IraqiGovt is working with local and international partners to restore stability, maintain security and provide essential services to support the voluntary return of displaced people to their home
4 month ago
Eastern Damascus: FSA Jaish Tahrir Sham started 2nd part of its battle in E. Qalamoun, attacking government positions in Muhassa area. Several postions and one BMP destroyed so far.
4 month ago
Syria Observatory for Human Rights; so far 25,000 people transported to Idlib from Easternghouta ; new convoy expected to depart from Erbeen today; 101,000 people crossed into govt controlled territory; 37,000 stayed in their towns under govt control
4 month ago
Turkish FM undersecretary will travel to US for an official visit to discuss regional issues
4 month ago
ISIS Khurasan claims to have repelled #Taliban's assault in #Chaparhar district and killed 4 of their fighters #Nangarhar #Afghanistan
4 month ago
Israeli army tanks strike two Hamas observation posts in northern Gaza after two Palestinians cross border fence and start fire
4 month ago
Terror the greatest threat to peace in Afghanistan: India
Iraq wants to 'keep away' from U.S.-Iran conflict, Prime Minister Abadi says
In air landing assault in Anbar province, Iraqi Counter-terrorism service arrests ISIS commander of the desert and his assistant.
4 month ago
Uzbekistan offers to host talks between Afghan government, Taliban
4 month ago
Russian FM tells Ghani Moscow wants to help stabilize region
4 month ago
Russia's Lavrov to hold Syria talks with U.N. envoy in Moscow on Thursday: RIA
4 month ago
Pakistani, Afghan traders to unveil policy to enhance economic connectivity
Tashkent meeting seeks political role for Taliban4 month ago
Tashkent meeting seeks political role for Taliban
This morning, @poliziadistato arrested in Torino Elmahdi Halili, a 23 years old Italo-Moroccan man. He had already been arrested in 2015 for terrorism, when he translated in Italian some Isis messages: that's why he is considered the Italian Isis ideologue.4 month ago
This morning, @poliziadistato arrested in Torino Elmahdi Halili, a 23 years old Italo-Moroccan man. He had already been arrested in 2015 for terrorism, when he translated in Italian some Isis messages: that's why he is considered the Italian Isis ideologue.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been discharged from hospital after being admitted with high fever and a severe cough
4 month ago
US Defense Secretary says PKK presence in Sinjar in Iraq is a threat to Turkey. When asked if US would support Turkish operations in Sinjar, replies he has no knowledge of any future Turkish operation in Sinjar.
4 month ago
Therek-e-Hurriyat member Umer Adil arrested in Kashmir's Lal Chowk, shifted to Kothibagh police station
Abdel Rahman, the 58 years old Egypt|ian man arrested in Foggia yesterday, taught children to cut the throat of the kuffar [infidels]. Then, he showed them some Isis videos.4 month ago
Abdel Rahman, the 58 years old Egypt|ian man arrested in Foggia yesterday, taught children "to cut the throat of the kuffar [infidels]". Then, he showed them some Isis videos.
4 month ago
Explosives found outside paramilitary camp, schools shut in Rajouri's Sunderbani
India, Pakistan trade fire on Kashmir border after 10-day lull4 month ago
India, Pakistan trade fire on Kashmir border after 10-day lull
Daraa: Video of a SAA Convoy that entered 15th Brigade which is east of Inkhil / Ankhil town
Iraqi PMU (Hashd) conducting security operations in Riyadh subdistrict of Hawija, Kirkuk province, finds ISIS cache of 1000 German landmines. Other PMU kill 14 ISIS in area between Ninawa and Saladin provinces.
Near collision between 2 planes in Israel's Ben Gurion airport: The wing of a Germania plane crashed into an El Al Plane - No one was injured4 month ago
Near collision between 2 planes in Israel's Ben Gurion airport: The wing of a Germania plane crashed into an El Al Plane - No one was injured
Southern Resistance in Sharjah town. Pro-Hadi forces and Southern Resistance capture Kirsh district and moving towards Al-Nahda.
4 month ago
Brigade 88 found a mass grave during operations on Hamrin Mountains.
Operation took place in vicinity of Husseiniya village near Zab town. Brigade 56's Zab regiment, Brigade 36's Black Tigris regiment, and the 6th Brigade of Federal Police were the units responsible for the elimination of 6 militants.
Saudi Crown Prince MohammedbinSalman arrives at the @UN headquarters in New York to meet with UN Chief @antonioguterres
"Perhaps it is not to the liking of some, but in fact we are the sole member to undertake concrete measures to implement Resolution 2401," says Russia's envoy to UN Vassily Nebenzia, responding to US criticism at the UN Security Council meeting
A new Russian air raid in the vicinity of the village of Naqir in South Idlib
Counter Terror arrested the terrorist responsible for the Baghdad-Kirkuk attacks. The man known as Abu Suleiman al-Afri and 10 of his cohorts were taken in, based on Intelligence.He had maps and other info or planning future attacks.
"Syria determined to capture all Syrian territories including the Occupied Golan, Afrin, Raqqa and Idleb" - Syria's Permanent Representative to UN Bashar al-Jaafari
ISIS jihadists killed several soldiers and set fire to 11 Iraqi army barracks #ISF during a raid west of #Kirkuk #Irak
4 month ago
#Taliban declare advancing against #ANA Afghan army in Khas Uruzgan in Uruzgan province and announce killing 20 soldiers #Afghanistan
Fire in a camp for displaced people in the southern countryside of Idlib, followed by the bombing of warplanes with incendiary bombs
Somalia's ambassador to the UN says UAE's actions in Somaliland "violate international law".
Video: Russian raids with incendiary bombs targeting the vicinity of the village of Nqayr in the southern countryside of Idlib
Russian aviation raids with incendiary ammunition on Naqr, southern Idlib
4 month ago
Khamenei: Besides, there are numerous valuable metals, grasslands, forests and numerous other resources in our country. If these resources are utilized, the economy of Iran will be among the first 12 countries out of 200-plus countries in the world.
Department of State:.@statedeptspox provides a readout on Under Secretary Tom Shannon's  travel to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where he led the U.S. delegation to the Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan and held bilateral meetings with @president_uz Mirziyoyev and Foreign Affairs Minister Kamilov.4 month ago
Department of State:[email protected] provides a readout on Under Secretary Tom Shannon's travel to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where he led the U.S. delegation to the Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan and held bilateral meetings with @president_uz Mirziyoyev and Foreign Affairs Minister Kamilov.
4 month ago
Khamenei: Iran ranks first in the world gas reserves, fourth in oil, and the first in the world in terms of oil and gas resources altogether. Because of Iran's resources, the enemy wants domination and custody over our country.
W. Aleppo: FSA Free Idlib Army killed several government fighters and seized those rocket launchers after carrying out an infiltration operation near Rashidin.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu rushed to hospital with high fever
4 month ago
Georgian defense ministry announced that it would host NATO-led yearly military exercises #NoblePartner2018 in the first half of August. This is 4th time that Georgia is hosting these drills.
4 month ago
Russian army says 27 killed, 58 wounded as result of shelling from the areas under control of the opposition factions on Damascus
28 of 73 people, who were detained during Newroz celebrations in Istanbul, have been formally arrested.4 month ago
28 of 73 people, who were detained during Newroz celebrations in Istanbul, have been formally arrested.
Saudi crown prince says Iran's aim of nuclear weapons would be to act freely in M.E. without fear of retribution: NYT
Rebels drop a reconnaissance aircraft in the city of Basra Al-Hariri in the countryside # Daraa, and the Assad forces shell the city with artillery. #Syria
USAF  EC-130H Compass Call 73-1580 AXIS41 electronic attack aircraft heading Israel4 month ago
USAF EC-130H Compass Call 73-1580 AXIS41 electronic attack aircraft heading Israel
Houthi rebels intercept 2 Emirates F-16 and forced them to withdraw from the Yemeni airspace. Rebels have used FLIR's thermal systems in order to intercept the warplanes
Another batch of buses are departing Eastern Ghouta heading to North Syria
4 month ago
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: We are implementing measures to attract investment, and encourage growth of the private sector. These measures are essential for the reconstruction of Iraq, improving public services to all Iraqis and the creation of jobs
4 month ago
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: We are restoring stability in captured areas and working across government agencies and with local and international partners to support the safe and voluntary return of displaced people to their home
4 month ago
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: We have a timetable for the reduction of the number of foreign troops in Iraq. Military operations and air sorties by our coalition partners are conducted only after they are authorised by the @IraqiGovt
4 month ago
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: Our region is facing serious challenges; we must, therefore, work together to address them and cooperate to defeat extremism and root-out terrorism
Terrorists preparing chemical attack in Idlib - Syrian UN envoy
4 month ago
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: Our international relations are founded on the principles of shared interests, respect for national sovereignty, noninterference in the internal affairs of others and adherence to international law
4 month ago
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: As mandated by the Iraqi constitution, the @IraqiGovt will not tolerate any use of our territories for acts of aggression against our neighbours
4 month ago
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: I spoke earlier to the Prime Minister of Turkey who reiterated his government's full respect for Iraq's sovereignty
4 month ago
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: Iraq's Armed Forces are in complete control of all of Iraq's borders
4 month ago
Turkey arrest German citizen called Patrick Kraicker in Sirnak who was heading to join YPGSDF in Syria
4 month ago
Erdoğan, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani hold phone call, exchange views on bilateral ties, regional issues
Explosion hits central Kirkuk. Casualties unknown.
Afrin Self-Administration has opened Berxwedan camp for Afrin people who displaced from their home as result of Turkish aggression on their land Kurdish Red crescent installed 200 tents till in Shehba area depending on their self capabilities and North Syria people suport
4 month ago
Georgia's PM @KvirikashviliGi on the killing of Archil Tatunashvili: Russia can in no way avoid responsibility for what happened The occupying power is responsible for the HumanRights violations in occup.regions
At least nine Daesh or Islamic State (IS) and three Taliban militants have been killed in separate incidents of violence in northern Jwazjan and western Farah provinces4 month ago
At least nine Daesh or Islamic State (IS) and three Taliban militants have been killed in separate incidents of violence in northern Jwazjan and western Farah provinces
SecDef Mattis reveals Russia was able to get pro-government Russian mercenaries that had been amassing east of the Euphrates River, near US troops in Syria, to pull back following talks between the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Gen. Dunford and his Russian counterpart, Gen. Gerasimov
Acc to White House readout of the phone call with French Pres Macron, U.S. Pres Trump "stressed the need to intensify cooperation with Turkey with respect to shared strategic challenges in Syria."
ISIS remnants in Syria from DeirEzzor down the river valley to alQaim by Iraq border, per Mattis
"Turkey is a @NATO ally. We've stood together" says Mattis "There have been strong disagreements on some issues that have to do with Syria...never impeded the candor or the frequency of our meetings"
OPEC, Russia consider 10-20 year oil alliance - Saudi Crown Prince
With PKK, US "intending to see them pull out of the Sinjar area, would be our intention there" says US Defence Secretary Mattis
Turkey's forces are consolidating in/around Afrin area, says US Defence Secretary Mattis "There have been reports of looting in the town by some of the elements that came into Afrin a lot of people made refugees there"
FSA shot down (Russia'n Granat-4E?) reconnaissance drone above Bosra southern Syria
"There has been no move against Manbij" by Turkey's forces in Syria, says @DeptofDefense Secretary Jim Mattis "We continue our dialogue with the Turkish authorities"
"There were other Russian elements like this moving across the deconfliction line These were forces moving into more advanced positions, too close" says US Defence Secretary Mattis "Those elements fell back. We have also drawn off slightlywithin the last week" says Mattis, after talks
"We believe the Russian officers who tried to deconflict it and told us they weren't their forces, we think they were frankly being honest with us" says Mattis "To this day I have no evidence they were being dishonest and that they knew in fact these forces were there"
@DeptofDefense Secretary Jim Mattis says he still cannot answer why Russian mercenaries moved against US/coalition forces at Deir Ezzor, Syria
Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister on 7 years of conflict in Syria, in English and Arabic.4 month ago
Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister on 7 years of conflict in Syria, in English and Arabic.
4 month ago
Erdoğan had a phone call with Putin
S. Idlib: airstrike hit area of Kafranbel.
The missile bombardment by the rebels on the headquarters of air intelligence in the city of Daraa
Afghan Air Force has dropped its first laser-guided bomb with the A-29 Super Tucano, using the GBU-58 Paveway to take out this Taliban compound in Farah. U.S.   working to triple the size of the AAF by 2023, says Resolute Support's director of future operations4 month ago
Afghan Air Force has dropped its first laser-guided bomb with the A-29 Super Tucano, using the GBU-58 Paveway to take out this Taliban compound in Farah. U.S. working to triple the size of the AAF "by 2023," says Resolute Support's director of future operations
The warplanes targeted the outskirts of the town of Has in rural Idlib with two air raids.
Anadolu Agency aerial footage of Tel Rifat
Turkish military sources tell media that Tall Rifaat hasn't been captured by the FSA yet
Tall Rifaat Former leader of the Syrian rebel faction Ahrar al-Sham says that pro-Assad government forces still control the city.
FSA Military Council in Tal Rifaat statement urges people not to be swayed by inaccurate rumors and exaggerated speculation, assuring that things are good and moving in the right direction
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