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18 January 2018

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Dayr Balut was targeted by Turkish army today
US Department of State: Secretary Tillerson will travel to London, Paris, Davos, and Warsaw Jan. 21-27 for bilateral meetings to discuss global issues of mutual concern including Iran, Syria, Libya, Lebanon, DPRK, and Ukraine. In Davos, the Secretary will join @POTUS and the U.S. delegation to @wef.
#US State Department calls on #Turkey not to deploy forces to Afrin in #Syria
ISIS has captured Rasm Al-Dhaba, Al-Muwaylah, Abu Ajwa, Muakar Shamali, Rasm Al-Basl, Tawrat, Mushirifah, Rasm Arira, Qarat Rubua', Thaniyat Al-Sawan, Zaghir, Abu Mahalah, Al-Hanin, Al-Janina, Al-Khatabiyah, Luwaybidah, Al-Jadidah, Nafha, Andarin, Al-Samaqiyah, Huma, Najm Al-Zuhur, Umm Qurun, Al-Mashulkhiyah, Al-Halibiyah, Al-Salihiyah, Abu Khanadiq, Umm Aj, Malihah Saghirah, Awijat Al-Qana from HTS in Northeast Hama countryside and Southwest Aleppo countryside
US State Department Commenting on Turkey's intention to intervene in Afrin in Syria: We call on Ankara to take no action of this kind
Israel confirms deal reached with Jordan over last year's embassy shooting, says Amman mission will return to full activity 'immediately'
After Kobane and Afrin, Turkish troops have attacked the YPG positions in the Zuhairiya and Kharab Rashik villages, Derik region. YPG fighters responded to the attack -ANHA
2 hour ago
Attempted ramming attack at Qalandia crossing, no injuries to forces
Brett McGurk: Constructive meetings with KRG PM Barzani and DPM Talabani on post-ISIS stabilization, support to Peshmerga, and the vital importance of a strong and unified KRG within the constitutional framework of Iraq.
Turkish army targets YPG positions in villages of Derik
Syrian Army in Sinjar to dispel doubts of all those reports that said that it had been taken by the Islamic State
This morning, a SAMS-supported blood bank in the city of Saraqib, Idlib, was targeted in an air raid, resulting in significant structural damage. Due to the attack, the bank was forced to close. It was receiving 900 donors per month, and benefitting 700 people/month.
It's propaganda
Islamic State Releases Pictures Showing Raid On SAA Positions In Hama.
4 hour ago
German parliament creates anti-Semitism commissioner post
4 hour ago
Collapse of Iran deal would become negative signal in context of Korean peninsula's nuclear problem - Lavrov
4 hour ago
Russia calls for combined efforts for steady implementation of Iran deal - Lavrov
Afghan Taliban delegation meets with Pakistani officials
Casualties in Maarat al-Numan after Russian airstrikes
Casualties in Maarat al-Numan after Russian airstrikes
It's rumor, not confirmed information, possible fake or hoax
Pro FSA sources: Russian troops have just totally left Afrin.
5 hour ago
Turkish parliament ratifies 3-month extension of state of emergency
Sheikh Al-Azhar: The conference calls for rapid action to stop the implementation of the US administration's decision
Al-Nasr Army shelling government positions with missiles in Southern Idlib countryside
Reports of Saudi military reinforcements sent to Nashton port in Al-Mahra province in the east of Yemen and on the borders with Oman, miles away from any Houthi battlefield
Iraq oil minister to visit Turkey 'soon'
The map on the table at meeting between Turkish and Russian official from Idlib
Ahrar al-Sham announces that "Kataib Mujahideen Ibn Tamiyah" (battalion) operating in DaratIzza town in Aleppo have renewed their loyalty to Ahrar leadership
Researchers say a major hacking operation tied to Lebanon's main intelligence agency has been revealed after careless spies left hundreds of gigabytes of stolen data exposed to the open internet.
Senior Israeli army officer says Hamas tunnels from Gaza Strip no longer likely to lead to war
ISIS suicide bomber car destroyed by ISIS Hunters in the last attempt to break through blockade. Deir Ez-zor
Pakistani officials says Taliban delegation refuse talks with Afghan govt
Russian Defense Minister met with Chief of General Staff of Turkey in Moscow6 hour ago
Russian Defense Minister met with Chief of General Staff of Turkey in Moscow
J&K: An old IED was defused by Police today at Ponda village in Doda district.7 hour ago
J&K: An old IED was defused by Police today at Ponda village in Doda district.
„Islam is the elephant in the room when it comes to Antisemitism, far right @AfD deputy whip @Beatrix vStorch tells Germany's parliament7 hour ago
„Islam is the elephant in the room" when it comes to Antisemitism, far right @AfD deputy whip @Beatrix vStorch tells Germany's parliament
Security services came to the office of civil rights society "Memorial" in Grozny
An extremely rare (to the area) ISIS improvised up-armored SVBIED (rarity showing in relative bad quality) captured in North Sinai along with explosives and IED making material
7 hour ago
Chief whip of Merkel's @cducsubt party Volker Kauder says will try to outlaw flag burning of Israel's flag in Germany - „different meaning" when it happens here
8 hour ago
A German court has convicted an Algerian man of supporting the Islamic State group for helping plan the smuggling of a would-be fighter to IS-held terrority in Syria. He was sentenced to a year and nine months in prison.
Reporter Suliman Mansor with handful of 2A65 "Msta-B" howitzes in Idlib.
Fifty militants have been killed, 26 injured and 12 others arrested during security forces operations in different parts of the Afghanistan8 hour ago
Fifty militants have been killed, 26 injured and 12 others arrested during security forces operations in different parts of the Afghanistan
Syrian Army captured Qaytil and Umm Salasil despite bad weather. Aleppo
"We've tried to work with them (Pakistan). They didn't want to do it. We're just letting them know we mean business. We're not going to turn around and give a billion dollars in military for them to harbor militants that shoot at our soldiers", US Amb. to UN Nikki Haley
"Because of the ability they continue to hold over militants in Pakistan. From our standpoint, the only way we're going to have a safe and stable Afghanistan is if we eliminate that threat. We have told Pakistan", says US Ambassador to UN, Nikki Haley
"There was one thing that continued to ring true through all of the meetings (with Afghanistan) and that is every time Afghan starts to move in the right direction, Pakistan takes them back", says US Ambassador to UN, Nikki Haley
9 hour ago
Turkey will take any measure for its national security without seeking permission from anyone: Presidential aide
The Egyptian president issues a decree appointing his bureau chief, Major General Abbas Kamel, to conduct the work of the General Intelligence Service until the appointment of a new head of the authority
Jaish al Islam: Damascus countryside Damaging a T72 tank on one of Eastern Ghouta fronts with anti-armor shell and towing it by another military vehicle
Jaish al Islam: Damascus countryside Damaging a T72 tank on one of Eastern Ghouta fronts with anti-armor shell and towing it by another military vehicle
A blast killed two suspected Taliban militants and wounded a third in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Thursday. The three men were carrying explosives on a bike on Wednesday
Eight police and Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have killed in militants’ attacks on security posts in the capital and Anar Dara district of western Farah province.9 hour ago
Eight police and Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have killed in militants’ attacks on security posts in the capital and Anar Dara district of western Farah province.
9 hour ago
Acting Foreign Mjnister @SalahRabbani cancels trip to NY to attend important UNSC meeting on Afghanistan. He's in Kabul to sort out his political party's disputes with @ashrafghani re dismissal of Balkh Governor
@USEmbBaghdad US: delaying elections would undermine the Constitution and harm Iraq.
US supports Iraqi national elections on 12th May - @USEmbBaghdad
Pegasus Boeing 737-800 is currently lifted from the cliff9 hour ago
Pegasus Boeing 737-800 is currently lifted from the cliff
Eastern Ghouta: An air strike from a warplane loaded with two missiles targeting the western sides of Douma now
9 hour ago
Number of internally displaced Afghans hit new record of 1.7 million
Syria will respond any Turkish military action inside Syrian territory - Syrian MFA
Syrian air defense system will destroy any Turkish fighter jet that violates Syrian airspace - Syrian MFA
Afghanistan Taliban Claims Killing 5 US Soldiers In Chara Dara District In Kunduz Province.10 hour ago
Afghanistan Taliban Claims Killing 5 US Soldiers In Chara Dara District In Kunduz Province.
Suicide bomber killed by own explosives before reaching to his target in eastern Nangrhar province of Afghanistan
YPG spokesperson Nouri Mahmoud: Baath government silence towards attacks of Turkish army is 'proof for deal to exchange Idlib for Afrin' just as what happened in Aleppo
10 hour ago
Delhi's Patiala House Court fixed the date to take cognizance on the Chargesheet filed by NIA on 30th January against Kashmiri separatist leaders and businessmen in a case of alleged funding of terror activities in Kashmir valley
Footage that has gone viral on Palestinian social media of Israeli army jeeps being stoned and fire-bombed as they left Jenin this morning10 hour ago
Footage that has gone viral on Palestinian social media of Israeli army jeeps being stoned and fire-bombed as they left Jenin this morning
At least five members of a family were killed and three others injured in a landmine explosion in the Shindand10 hour ago
At least five members of a family were killed and three others injured in a landmine explosion in the Shindand
10 hour ago
Central Bank of Turkey did not change interest rates
A demonstration in Kobani against military intervention in Afrin, "We will sacrifice our souls and blood to you, Afrin!"
Algeria PM Ouyahia reaffirm support of his party RND to President Bouteflika , hail recognition of Tamazight as factor of National Unity, Economic décisions to serve social justice.
Turkish artillery shelling Ayn Dadat village, north to Manbij
11 hour ago
Iran house speaker Ali Larijani warns against setting up of US bases in northern Raqqa, calling on countries, particularly Assad's Syria to remain vigilant as the Americans are pursuing adventurism.
Israeli forces demolishing the family house of the late Nasser Jarrar, after shooting rockets into the building, in Jenin refugee camp overnight11 hour ago
Israeli forces demolishing the family house of the late Nasser Jarrar, after shooting rockets into the building, in Jenin refugee camp overnight
Yemen's PM welcomes the Saudi Ambassador in Aden, thanks Riyadh for its continuous support to Yemen's unity, economy and stability
Turkish Army ordered its troops on the Syrian border in southern Turkey to increase security measures to the highest level11 hour ago
Turkish Army ordered its troops on the Syrian border in southern Turkey to increase security measures to the "highest level"
A demonstration in Tel Abyad Raqqa against military intervention in Afrin
Syrian forces advancing towards Abu al-Duhur air base in southeastern countryside of Idlib
Al-Sisi confirms Egypt's concern about the failure of the technical track related to Al-Nahda dam in Ethiopia
UAE informed the UN Security Council and General Assembly that Qatari fighter jets have intercepted Emirati passenger flights
Emirates says ordered 36 Airbus A380 for $16 bn list price
Manbij Military Council reinforcement arrived in north Manbij to defend the town.
11 hour ago
Swedish skier killed in avalanche at Gulmarg, 1 trapped
Video footage of artillery shelling on YPG positions in the eastern Jarablus.
[email protected] reporter "thousands of Kurds are protesting in Afrin. They say they will not accept Turkish state. Everyone is ready [for fight]"
Turkey is targeting Qerababa village in Afrin Canton (Rajo district) with tanks11 hour ago
Turkey is targeting Qerababa village in Afrin Canton (Rajo district) with tanks
Lashkar Gah: Eight policemen manning a check-post have been killed and two others wounded in a Taliban attack in southern  Afghanistan11 hour ago
Lashkar Gah: Eight policemen manning a check-post have been killed and two others wounded in a Taliban attack in southern Afghanistan
US led anti-ISIS coalition response to my questions about the 'border guard forces' in Syria
HRW: UNSC should sanction SaudiArabia's Bin Salman for obstructing aid to Yemen
Turkish artillery shelling on Kafr Nasih, south of Tal Rifat
After Trump denial, Netanyahu clarifies remarks on timeframe for U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem
12 hour ago
Turkish FM says Russia should not oppose to possible Turkish operation in Syria's Afrin, will coordinate with Moscow on situation of Russian observers there
12 hour ago
Jammu and Kashmir: Missing skier found by Ski Rescue team of J&K Police, he is a Swedish national
12 hour ago
Turkish foreign minister says Syrian government's advance in Idlib needs to be stopped
12 hour ago
Israeli commandos kill Palestinian gunman blamed for West Bank ambush
22 militants arrested in North Sinai: military
12 hour ago
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey: We have to coordinate with Russia when the operation in Afrin to avoid mistakes
12 hour ago
Turkish FM says YPG will not be at the table in Sochi where the future of Syria will be discussed, there will be other groups that will represent Syrian Kurds
Avalanche triggered near second phase Gandola on Affarwat peak Gulmarg. Two skiers got trapped. One skier namely Daniel from Sweden killed. Ski Rescue Team of Baramulla Police on job to rescue another trapped skier12 hour ago
Avalanche triggered near second phase Gandola on Affarwat peak Gulmarg. Two skiers got trapped. One skier namely Daniel from Sweden killed. Ski Rescue Team of Baramulla Police on job to rescue another trapped skier
12 hour ago
Jammu and Kashmir: One Swedish national dead and one skier missing in an avalanche that triggered near second phase of Gulmarg Gandola on Apharwat Peak. Rescue team of J&K police at the spot
Egypt- Amaq report on ISIS IED attack near Bir al-Abd ("Sabika") killing a Captain and wounding 4 soldiers, with attacks picking up in the area in recent months
12 hour ago
Turkish FM: US didn't fulfill it's promises over Raqqa and Manbij, We don't believe in US anymore.
12 hour ago
Turkish FM says U.S should stop working with YPG, U.S does not understand the realities of Syria, they did not learn their lesson from what happened in Iraq
12 hour ago
Turkish Chief of Staff Hulusi Akar will meet his Russian counterpart Gerasimov in Moscow amid talk of possible Turkish operation in Syria's Afrin
12 hour ago
Çavuşoğlu: Turkey will not delay Afrin operation.
Ronahi TV confirms: Turkish shelling in Zor Maghar village, West of Kobani.
Turkish FM Çavuşoğlu tells CNN TURK U.S support for YPG army will cause irreversible damage to relations with Turkey, says Ankara is not satisfied with recent statements from U.S12 hour ago
Turkish FM Çavuşoğlu tells CNN TURK "U.S support for YPG army will cause irreversible damage to relations with Turkey, says Ankara is not satisfied with recent statements from U.S"
IS captured a tank from the SAA close to Abu Duhur military airport
East Ghouta - FSA forces engage in violent combat with government militia with midsized and heavy weapons on Arbin front, rural Damascus
12 hour ago
One foreign skier died after avalanche hit Kashmir's Gulmarg
Reports of Turkish artillery shelling on east Jarablus.
12 hour ago
Hamas: Jenin cell neither the first nor the last one, enemy won't be able to prevent the resistance from defensing Jerusalem
Turkish army shelling YPG positions around Afrin, Syria.
People rallies in Afrin against military operation
12 hour ago
Turkey says US denial of Syrian border force plan 'important'
US presence in Syria is illegal and represents an aggression against Syrian sovereignty - Syrian MFA
13 hour ago
US should end confusion over Syria's future, and change its Syria policy to mend relations with Turkey, says Turkish PM
At least 52 dead in bus fire in western Kazakhstan14 hour ago
At least 52 dead in bus fire in western Kazakhstan
14 hour ago
Turkish Justice minister on US' Syria remarks: Turkey will not stay silent to any development that threatens its borders and security
Russia welcomes any format that gives it results, it proposes Central Asian countries.. India, Pakistan, and others in the peace process: Russian deputy FM14 hour ago
Russia welcomes any format that gives it results, it proposes Central Asian countries.. India, Pakistan, and others in the peace process: Russian deputy FM
Artillery bombardment targeting the agricultural areas of the town of Ein Tarma in besieged Eastern Ghouta
14 hour ago
Durand Line is not acceptable, but it doesn't mean we don't want good relations with Pakistan: Karzai
14 hour ago
Turkish army removes parts of border wall with Syria, ahead of potential Afrin operation.
The place where they engaged us has a stream nearby, there could have been a possibility of infiltration but our troops made sure that no such incident takes place: KK Sharma, DG BSF on ceasefire violation by Pakistan14 hour ago
The place where they engaged us has a stream nearby, there could have been a possibility of infiltration but our troops made sure that no such incident takes place: KK Sharma, DG BSF on ceasefire violation by Pakistan
We retaliated effectively which led to damage on that (Pakistan) side. BSF never starts it but when they do, we make sure we take strong action. Suicide attack of Head Constable A Suresh will not go in vain: KK Sharma, DG BSF on ceasefire violation by Pakistan
14 hour ago
Russia's relationship with Pakistan is very new, not as much impactful as U.S.'s: Karzai
14 hour ago
Pakistan: 2 innocent women killed and 5 civilian including 3 women got injured in Indian firing across LoC
14 hour ago
Bus fire in Kazakhstan kills 52, only 5 passengers survived: interior ministry
The tool of religious extremism is a product of US-Pakistan relationship, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai says at Raisina Dialogue in India14 hour ago
The tool of religious extremism is a product of US-Pakistan relationship, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai says at Raisina Dialogue in India
14 hour ago
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov at Raisina 2018 session — The Afghan Poser - in India : There is a possibility of more Russian engagement with Afghanistan, Russia proposes talks between government and Taliban
52 people killed in Kazakhstan bus crash: official
52 people, reportedly citizens of Uzbekistan, were killed after their bus caught fire in Kazakhstan
Jammu: Wreath laying ceremony of BSF Head Constable A Suresh of 78 Bn who lost his life in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in R S Pura sector of Samba district last night14 hour ago
Jammu: Wreath laying ceremony of BSF Head Constable A Suresh of 78 Bn who lost his life in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in R S Pura sector of Samba district last night
Jammu and Kashmir: Houses damaged due to ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Samba's RS Pura last night.14 hour ago
Jammu and Kashmir: Houses damaged due to ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Samba's RS Pura last night.
Photograph of of BSF Head Constable A Suresh of 78 Bn who lost his life in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir's RS Pura last night.16 hour ago
Photograph of of BSF Head Constable A Suresh of 78 Bn who lost his life in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir's RS Pura last night.
Resolute Support:Fleeing after a short firefight with Afghan Commandos, a Taliban Red Unit left behind more than 500 kg of explosives in Faizullah Khan, Sangin district, Helmand province, Jan. 15.16 hour ago
Resolute Support:Fleeing after a short firefight with Afghan Commandos, a Taliban Red Unit left behind more than 500 kg of explosives in Faizullah Khan, Sangin district, Helmand province, Jan. 15.
Lebanon military court sentences in absentia journalist/analyst @haningdr 6 months in prison for comments criticizing the army in 2014
22 hour ago
Israeli military reinforcements have arrived in Jenin amid overflights of Israeli aircraft
More from Pentagon on "Border Security Force": "These forces will protect the local population and help prevent ISIS from launching new attacks against the U.S. and its allies and partners, pending a longer-term political solution to the Syrian civil war in Geneva"
Pentagon spokesman on proposed Syria Border Security Force: "We are keenly aware of the security concerns of Turkey, our Coalition partner and NATO ally. Turkey's security concerns are legitimate. We will continue to be completely transparent with Turkey about our efforts in Syria"
The third wave of Iran Protests started tonight. People are on the streets (in two cities) Takistan Amol chanting "don't be afraid, we are all together" "again no to Lebanon, no to Gaza, my life is for Iran", "Death to Dictator".
SOHR: Shelling by more than 70 missiles carried out by the government forces on areas in Harasta city
Damage of Turkish shelling in villages near Afrin
23 hour ago
Turkish Haberturk TV reports Firtina artillery hit YPG targets
US planning to sell $500 million in Patriot and HAWK missile system parts to Saudi Arabia. "The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region," State Dept says
YPG responding to shelling of North Afrin with shelling of Kaljibrin
FSA shuts Azaz-Afrin access, launches multiple rocket salvos vs YPG/SDF areas.
23 hour ago
Renewed clashes between soldiers and Palestinian militants west of Jenin camp
Jenin as the Israeli forces entered, earlier23 hour ago
Jenin as the Israeli forces entered, earlier
ISIS claimed today's IED attack in the area of Sebika, axis Arish-Qantara
Tillerson will meet Russia's Lavrov in NY on Friday. Part of sequence of meetings on Syria diplomacy
Israeli special forces operation still ongoing, one Palestinian killed, one injured and arrested, operation to arrest the third gunman ongoing with more troops supporting, 2 Israeli special forces injured, one seriously.23 hour ago
Israeli special forces operation still ongoing, one Palestinian killed, one injured and arrested, operation to arrest the third gunman ongoing with more troops supporting, 2 Israeli special forces injured, one seriously.
Takestan was also on the streets. Three cities were chanting anti-establishment slogans tonight
Turkish artillery pounding YPG positions in Shara and Shirau villages of North Afrin
Ramzan Kadyrov calls arrested Memorial head a drug addict and says missing gay singer was probably killed by his own relatives.
Turkish-backed Euphrates Shield forces report of targeting YPG commanders meeting in Kafr Jannah, West to Azaz, North of Afrin
23 hour ago
Injuries reported after troops from Israel's YAMAM (special forces belonging to border police) engaged gunmen in a gun battle in the WestBank city of Jenin. Unconfirmed reports this operation is related to the murder of Raziel Shevach last week near Nablus
23 hour ago
Armed Palestinian killed in exchange of fire with Israeli forces in center of Jenin: "It is believed the Palestinian was involved in last week's drive-by shooting, in which Rabbi Raziel Shevach was killed" (on the main -Qalqilya road)
23 hour ago
Israeli reports of Israeli army forces entering and opening fire in Jenin. Casualties on both sides
SOHR: After controlling 15 new villages in Idlib and areas adjacent to it, ISIS clash with the government forces and their allies inside Sinjar