Armed men kidnap the mayor of Libya's capital Tripoli, Abdulraouf Hassan Beitelmal, after storming into his home, authorities say

Map. History of Middle East conflict

25 April 2018
The 8th convoy carrying civilians and opposition fighters from Eastern Ghouta, a besieged suburb of Damascus, arrived in Syria's Hama province Evacuees were taken from the towns of Arbin, Zamalka and Ain Tarma.
3 week ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - Tajikistan
The launch of the Saudi Patriot interceptor and the explosion of the Houthi ballistic missile.3 week ago
The launch of the Saudi Patriot interceptor and the explosion of the Houthi ballistic missile.
3 week ago
Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 - 8km ESE of Roghun, Tajikistan
UN: More than 80,000 Yemenis displaced from Taiz and Hodeidah due to war
Houthi forces continue advance in Nihm district. Sanaa
French President Macron: Our take against the PKK has not changed. We are committed to our commitments to Turkey's security. We will continue to support Syria as part of the fight against ISIS
2 Su-34 with Tu-154 to Hmeimim, Syria
DeirEzZor Activist: Gunfire in several locations in Deir Ez Zor city, along with a large deployment of Syrian Govt Forces, and numerous roadblocks are being set up.
French President Macron, YPG and a PYD delegation held an interview. Emmanuel Macron, ,"We have guaranteed support in the north Syria"
Israeli stealth fighter jets allegedly eluded Russian, Iranian radar. Entered Iran's airspace and spotted targets at critical locations
Libya: VBIED (possibly SVBIED) explosion not long ago at the eastern gate of Ajdabiya, 4 dead and 6 injured reported
A delegation consisting of Northern Syria officials including YPG, YPJ and ruling TEV-DEM met with French president Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace. Macron reportedly expressed readiness to send French troops to Manbij.
[email protected]: The US military conducted a strike against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula militants near Al Bayda, Yemen on March 29, "killing 4 militants." US forces have conducted 23 strikes against AQAP and ISIS targets in Yemen in 2018 and 131 strikes in 2017
[email protected] on Thursday vowed to send troops to Syria in support of the US-led coalition to block any advance by Turkey
SDF official confirms to @amberinzaman that @shervanderwish was injured in a March 23 attack that took place on the road between Manbij and Aleppo
#France to send troops to Syria to block Turkish advances
State Department says it is unaware of any plan to withdraw troops from Syria despite President Trump saying US forces will leave the country "very soon"
Today The people of Afrin expelled the delegation of Russia in response to their agreement with Turkey
Saudi Arabia intercepts a ballistic missile launched by Houthi rebels.
Kosovo Foreign Ministry says they were not aware of the arrests. "This should have never happened in any circumstance. We are against it and feel for their families', Minister Pacolli said. Turkey
Syria for the first time: Israel Ambassador in UN talking to pro-opposition tv channel Orient news, this interview caused fury among many anti-Assad Syrians and called the channel to delete it and apologize
President Trump: We'll be coming out of Syria very soon. Let the other people take care of it nowWe're going to have 100% of the caliphate, as they call it —sometimes referred to as land. We're taking it all back.3 week ago
President Trump: "We'll be coming out of Syria very soon. Let the other people take care of it nowWe're going to have 100% of the caliphate, as they call it —sometimes referred to as land. We're taking it all back."
[email protected]: "We'll be coming out of Syria very soon, very soon"
Armed men kidnap the mayor of Libya's capital Tripoli, Abdulraouf Hassan Beitelmal, after storming into his home, authorities say
Israeli police thwarted what they say was an attempted terror attack in Israel's southern city of Beer Sheva
ISIS fighters at false security checkpoint wearing Iraqi Army uniforms kill 5 Iraqi soldiers on road between Mosul and Tal Afar today.
An explosive device attack targeted an Iraqi army headquarters in the Al-Andalus district of #Ramadi #Anbar
Iraqi Counter-terrorism service kills 3 ISIS in assault operation in Badosh subdistrict in Ninawa province. 4 other ISIS arrested in Mosul.
Islamic State reports killing / wounded 5 Iraqi #ISF soldiers using an explosive device and destroyed 2 of their vehicles between Abu Sayda and Bahruz in Diyala #Iraq province
Azerbaijan: Rocket and artillery units are conducting live-fire exercises3 week ago
Azerbaijan: Rocket and artillery units are conducting live-fire exercises
Islamic State claims to have killed 9 Syrian Army #SAA soldiers and #Hezbollah militiamen and destroyed 4 vehicles during a raid on Ayn Ali in the #DeirEzzor #Syria campaign
Iran: protesters in the Arab city of Ahwaz today, chanting against the government
3 week ago
Russian Foreign Ministry: Heavy military equipment reaching the US-controlled Al-Tanf area in south of Syria
Islamic State claims to have killed 12 loyalist soldiers / militiamen (SAA/#Hezbollah / IRGC) and destroyed 5 military vehicles during a raid on AlBukamal east of #DeirEzzor Syria
Three al-Qaeda militants were killed and three others injured in Yemen's al-Bayda in a raid by a US drone
Child killed as result of cluster bomblet explosion in Zammar, South Aleppo
Russia's North Caucasian military police present in numerous areas of East Ghouta right now. A detachment seen here in Jobar, as evacuations ongoing:
Israeli police arrest suspect said to be planning attack in southern Israel following 'security alert'
3 week ago
Turkey removes a piece of the cement wall opposite Aluq village east of Ras al-Ayn in Hasakah countryside
Ship of Interest: Back from Tartus Syria, Russia flag Russian goverment chartered RORO, Sparta II transits Bosphorus en route to Novorossiysk carrying empty containers.3 week ago
Ship of Interest: Back from Tartus Syria, Russia flag Russian goverment chartered RORO, Sparta II transits Bosphorus en route to Novorossiysk carrying empty containers.
SAA, NDF and Quds / Jerusalem Brigades start sweeping OP in southwest Mayadeen to clear ISIS remnants in BadiaSham. DeirEzZor
The members of Helmand peace SitIN goes on hunger strike after no positive response from Gov and the Taliban
3 week ago
PKK militants attacked a Turkish military bus near Hezro town, Diyarbakir. at least 6 soldiers wounded.
Israeli police deployed additional forces to the city of Beersheba in the country's southern Negev region
3 week ago
Turkey's Erdoğan says will not back Britain in Russia dispute "Just because some countries took steps based on a claim, we are not in a position to take a similar step," Erdoğan told reporters.
3 week ago
Kosovo arrests six Turks over links to Gulen schools: police
Houthi leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi met UN's new envoy for Yemen, @UNinYE Martin Griffiths when he was in Sanaa for talks on Wednesday, Houthi official
3 week ago
Zakharova: We are doing our best to reach a settlement of the conflict in Syria
3 week ago
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova: The situation in Syria requires concerted international efforts
3 week ago
Counterterrorism operation in eastern Ghouta in Syria ends - Russian Foreign Ministry
3 week ago
The increase in the number of US troops in Afghanistan is laughable - Russian Foreign Ministry
Saudi led coalition spokesman Turki al-Malki says the Houthi ballistic missiles fired into the Kingdom don't come from Iran but interestingly enough from Hezbollah's stronghold Dahie (Beirut's southern suburbs) in Lebanon
Clashes at the east of Khan Yunis, Gaza3 week ago
Clashes at the east of Khan Yunis, Gaza
Pakistan FM spox Faisal says: "We have shared locations of safe heavens of groups includ TTP, JuA, Lashkar-e-Islam, Daesh, wid Afghan, US authorities on many occasions, however, our concerns have not yet been addressed. These terror groups are involved in raids on our military posts"
Coalition forces denied conducting airstrikes on pro-government militias in DierEzZor province
FSB reports that they have uncovered ISIS cell in Kranodar region
About the retreating of US Forces from Manbij city
Israel Police sends additional officers to the southern city of Beersheba out of concerns for an unspecified "security incident." Police call on residents to be on alert and report anything suspicious.
Coalition: The port of Hodeidah is the main point for the smuggling of rockets by the Houthis
Pro-Hadi Coalition: Houthi rockets begin smuggling from the southern Lebanon
Turkish Army established 3 military bases in Northern Iraq's Kani Rash and Hakurk area and connected them to Turkey with new roads.Soldiers told people they can freely make agriculture and animal husbandry works in the areas that were cleared from Pkk by Turkish Army.
The CJTFOIR-Backed @iraqicts have captured ISIS Al-Mousl Wali and Al-Qairah Wali, while they hid between civilians n Al-Qairah district (Nineveh province), sources said the ISF also captured the head of ISIS explosive unit in the Iraqi desert, in anthr operation at Al-Anbar province.
Civilian wounded by an explosive device on the road of Rekhm Karak in Daraa countryside
Turkish President receives Azerbaijani Defense Minister3 week ago
Turkish President receives Azerbaijani Defense Minister
Pakistan handed over dossier to Kabul containing evidence Afghanistan based Pakistani Taliban was behind recent suicide attack on Swat army base and presence of TTP other terror groups' hideouts on Afghan soil. Pakistani Foreign Office says Kabul asked to stop the cross-border terrorism
3 week ago
The Palestinian presidency: The statements of the US ambassador are a blatant interference in the Palestinian issue
3 week ago
Kosovo under Turkish gov't pressure detains 5 Turkish educators over alleged links to Gülen movement
AfrinOp: road between Azaz and Idlib province through Afrin recently opened.
11 homes were burned in Maqam village by ISIS near Hawija
Georgia is expelling one Russian diplomat.
Narcotics: 51 Afghan officials among convicts last year3 week ago
Narcotics: 51 Afghan officials among convicts last year
3 week ago
Senior Palestinian officials lash out at the U.S. ambassador in Israel for reportedly warning that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas could become irrelevant if he keeps shunning the U.S. as a Mideast broker
3 week ago
Palestinians say one person wounded on the Gaza border during ongoing riots.
The head of the Dagestani branch of the human rights organization Memorial Sirazhutdin Datsiyev was severely beaten in Makhachkala.
Local source says PKK in Sinjar, Iraq, have withdrawn to northeast Syria near Turkish border. There are about 500 of them.
3 week ago
Pakistan militant leader vows to support President Ghani in issuing a Fatwa
Prime minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will visit Kabul on 6th April 2018
Dead and wounded among the government troops by raids of the International Alliance on their positions in the Al-Ashra East Deir Al-Azur
Egypt's Sisi reelected president with more than 90% of vote, according to state media
Grand Mufti of SaudiArabia: Houthi aggression towards kingdom is disappointing, not Islamic
Jammu and Kashmir: Anganwadi workers hold a protest at Srinagar's Lal Chowk against the government for failing to increase their monthly honorarium and other demands3 week ago
Jammu and Kashmir: Anganwadi workers hold a protest at Srinagar's Lal Chowk against the government for failing to increase their monthly honorarium and other demands
Ezidis in Sinjar protested against the ongoing threats of the Turkish army and Erdoğan to invade the region
The government forces execute 4 people, including a woman in the square of Kafr Batna East Damascus.
3 week ago
Afghan women launch rare protest for peace in Taliban stronghold
According to some local sources, it seems that FSA closed the roads towards Manbij and announced a military operation in the next 3 days.
3 week ago
@ashrafghani: I conveyed to members of the delegation of the U.S. House of Representatives that holding elections is our top priority. This country can only be governed democratically; dictatorship has been tried, exclusion has been tried and all other ways have been tried- none worked. Afghans want to be governed democratically
@ashrafghani: I'm very pleased to have received a delegation of members of the U.S. House of Representatives led by @NancyPelosi in ARG today. We discussed economic development, elections, counter terrorism and counter narcotics and women inclusion in peace process and leadership positions3 week ago
@ashrafghani: I'm very pleased to have received a delegation of members of the U.S. House of Representatives led by @NancyPelosi in ARG today. We discussed economic development, elections, counter terrorism and counter narcotics and women inclusion in peace process and leadership positions
US diplomat in Islamabad for talks on Afghanistan
Syrian Army, Liwa Quds cleaned some desert areas SW of Mayaden DeirezZor
Iraqi MP says there are discussions with Kurdish Regional Government about returning Peshmerga to disputed areas but nothing agreed on. US is pressuring Baghdad to allow Peshmerga to return, which will complicate Baghdad's relations with PMU (Hashd).
Tomorrow will see the beginning of a six-week-long protest that includes a tent camp along the Gaza border3 week ago
Tomorrow will see the beginning of a six-week-long protest that includes a tent camp along the Gaza border
3 week ago
Taliban Commander killed in Herat clash
Footage of a joint Afghan and U.S. Forces night operation against Daesh militants in Jawzjan released on Wednesday by Pentagon.3 week ago
Footage of a joint Afghan and U.S. Forces night operation against Daesh militants in Jawzjan released on Wednesday by Pentagon.
3 week ago
The Afghan National Army's (ANA) Air Force has dropped a laser-guided bomb on a Taliban stronghold in Farah province, in the west of Afghanistan, for the first time in combat, the Ministry of Defense confirmed
3 week ago
This morning, @poliziadistato arrested 5 people in Rome and Latina: they had ties with Anis Amri, the Berlin terrorist (Isis) killed in Sesto San Giovanni (near Milan) on December 23rd 2018.
Preliminary results show Egypt's President Sisi leading presidential race with 21.5 million votes, a state newspaper leads
Report: Preliminary results show Egypt's Sisi leading presidential race
Saudi's Crown Prince Mohammedbin Salman met with former US Secretary of State John Kerry
3 week ago
Turkish-Russian talks failed in Tal Rifaat so far. Turkey wants to enter the city center without clashes. Talks will resume in a few days.
4 Taliban militants killed in Afghan Air Force airstrike in Takhar
A total of 89 buses carrying 1374 rebels, 5290 all together with their familes from Irbin, Zamalka and Jobar left East Ghouta this evening for Idleb
Photos circulating appear to show Russian PMCs detaining young men who tried to flee Eastern Ghouta the Hamouriya area "safety corridor" yesterday
Houthi vehicle with ZU-23 in Buqa.
Houthi fighters in Buqa district, Saada.
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 week 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 week 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 week 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
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