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14 dead, 75 injured in latest Assad raids on eastern Ghouta

Al Arabiya, 19 February 2018 - Around 14 people were killed and over 75 injured in the latest air raids and artillery attacks by the Assad regime on eastern Ghouta, the ...

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Asad Regime overnight attacks kill 17 civilians in E. Ghouta

Orient Net, Feb 19 2018-- Assad militias carried out intensified overnight air strikes and rocket shelling against Eastern Ghouta’s besieged towns and cities in ...

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Russia behind increased bombing of Syrian hospitals

Orient Net, Feb, 19, 2018-- Dr. Mohammad Katoub of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), which works in opposition areas of Syria and other doctors visiting ...

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Arab Coalition intercepts ballistic missile over Yemen coastal city

Al Arabiya , 18 February 2018-- A ballistic missile was intercepted over the coastal city of Mokha west of Yemen by Arab Coalition forces on Sunday. Yemeni sources said ...

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US vows investigation into Syria attack involving Russians

AFP, Feb. 18, 2018 - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Saturday vowed to investigate an attack involving Russian citizens on American-allied forces in Syria but stopped ...

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Saudi foreign minister calls Iran most dangerous nation for cyberattacks

'The most dangerous nation behind cyber attacks? Iran,' Al-Jubeir said. CNBC, February 17, 2018-- The most dangerous regime for cyber threats is Iran, Saudi Foreign ...

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Public Reports 'Clearly Show' Assad's Use of Chemical Weapons: McMaster

MUNICH (Reuters) February 17, 2018 - U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said on Saturday that, despite denials, public reports showed that Syrian President ...

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Turkey, US to 'work together' in Syria after crisis

AFP, 16, FEB, 2018-- Turkey and United States on Friday agreed to work together in Syria after weeks of tensions over Ankara's latest cross-border operation that raised ...

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Arab Coalition forces destroy weapons depot for Houthis in Hajjah

Al Arabiya, 16 February 2018 - The Arab coalition forces launched air strikes in Yemen, on Friday, targeting a site and weapons depot belonging to the Houthi militia ...

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Egypt army: Militants looking to Sinai for new home base

Cairo, AFP, 16 February 2018 - After crushing blows in Iraq and Syria, global militants could be eyeing Egypt's Sinai Peninsula as a new home base, the army said ...

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New UN draft on Syria ceasefire seeks to win Russian backing

AFP, 16 February 2018 - Sweden and Kuwait on Thursday presented a revised draft UN Security Council resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria that diplomats ...

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Russian toll in Syria battle was 300 killed and wounded, report says

MOSCOW, Reuters, February 16, 2018 - About 300 men working for a Kremlin-linked Russian private military firm were either killed or injured in Syria last week, according ...

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Iraq: When countries build while others destroy

BY: Abdulrahman al-Rashed Al Arabiya, 15 February 2018-- Iraq has been promised a sum of $30 billion in reconstruction plans. Truth is, not many are excited about the ...

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US blames Russia, Syria, Iran’s Hezbollah for ongoing Syria conflict

Orient Net. Feb. 15, 2018-The US Permanent Representative to the UN on Wednesday said it is time for Russia to use its influence over the Syrian regime for peace in ...

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UN peace mediator warns of further escalation in Syria

Orient Net, Feb. 15, 2018 -The UN special envoy to Syria crisis warned on Wednesday that a recent increase in violence has created one of the most dangerous moments in ...

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Mattis: US, Turkey finding ‘common ground’ on Syria

BRUSSELS, AP, Feb. 15, 2018 - : US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the United States and Turkey are having an open dialogue about their growing differences over the ...

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Russian air strikes destroy rural Idlib’s last operating hospital

Orient Net,Feb. 15, 2018-- Russian aircraft, backing Assad regime in its assault against rebel-held Idlib enclave, targeted on Wednesday the ‘Sham’ ...

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Strikes hit yet another hospital in Syria's Idlib

HASS, SYRIA, AFP, 15 February 2018 - Air strikes have hit a hospital in Syria's last province beyond government control, in the seventh such raid on a medical facility ...

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Libya’s Supreme Court blocks legal challenges to draft constitution

TRIPOLI, REUTERS, 14 February 2018 - Libya’s Supreme Court blocked legal challenges from lower courts to a draft constitution on Wednesday, paving the way for a ...

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Jordan to secure 5-year US aid pledge: Jordanian official

AMMAN, REUTERS, Feb. 14, 2018 - Jordan will secure a promise of five more years of US financial aid in a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to be signed in Amman on ...

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As Gaza deteriorates, Israel turns to world for help

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip, AP, February 15, 2018 - Four years ago, Israel inflicted heavy damage on Gaza’s infrastructure during a bruising 50-day war with Hamas militants. ...

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$30bn pledged for Iraq reconstruction

KUWAIT CITY, Arab News, Feb. 15, 2015 - : Saudi Arabia allocated $1.5 billion for the reconstruction of Iraq as foreign donors pledged billions of dollars at a ...

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Tillerson heads to Turkey to ease tensions over Syria

ANKARA AFP, 15 February 2018 - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Turkey on Thursday seeking to ease tensions with its NATO ally that have reached fresh ...

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France Says Iran's Missile Program Must Be Put 'Under Surveillance'

ASHARQ AL-AWSAT, 15 February, 2018-- Iran’s ballistic missile program must be placed under international surveillance, French President Emmanuel Macron said, in an ...

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The escalations in Syria now exceed all expectations

by Amin Saikal Financial Review, February 13, 2018 - The Syrian conflict has reached a perilous point. The so-called Islamic State (IS) has substantially been defeated ...

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Bloody day in Idlib as ISIS attacks southeastern countryside

Orient News, Feb. 13, 2018 - Idlib province witnessed yesterday, Feb 12, an unprecedented campaign of assassinations and bombing attacks in rebel-held towns and cities, ...

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Senior Houthi commander killed in Taiz, advances to liberate city continue

Al Arabiya, 14 February 2018 - A senior Houthi field commander in Taiz was killed on Tuesday, along with four others the Yemen military media center stated. Abu Taha ...

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“France will strike” if proven chemical bombs used in Syria

Paris, Reuters, 14 February 2018 - President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that “France will strike” if chemical weapons are used against civilians in the ...

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Britain urged to boost anti-terror ties with Gulf

LONDON, Arab News, 13 February 2018 - The British government can help tackle the root causes of extremism by strengthening its ties with civil society groups throughout ...

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Egypt's army kills 10, arrests 400 in Sinai operation: state TV

CAIRO, Reuters, February 13, 2018 - Egyptian security forces killed 10 militants in an exchange of fire and arrested 400 suspects, including foreigners, in a continuing ...

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