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2:29 [Strategika 51] (F)
Des Helicoptères d’attaque Apache à l’intérieur du palais royal à Ryad
Les monarques saoudiens ont une crainte traditionnelle du chasseur F-15, avec lequel des putschistes ont tenté une fois de bombarder le palais royal à Ryad.
2:28 [Réseau Voltaire] (F)
L’armée turque entre en Syrie
L’opération a été confirmée par le président Recep Tayyip Erdoğan lors d’un discours télévisé durant le congrès de l’AKP de la région de Kütahya (photo). Il a précisé qu’après avoir nettoyé Afrine, l’armée poursuivrait sa mission jusqu’à Manbij.
1:48 [Sputnik Deutschland] (D)
Türkische Operation in Afrin: Assad findet klare Worte
„Der grobe Überfall der Türkei auf die syrische Stadt Afrin ist nicht von der Politik zu trennen, die das türkische Regime seit dem ersten Tag der Krise in Syrien betreibt und die hauptsächlich auf der Unterstützung des Terrorismus und der Terror-Gruppierungen unter verschiedenen Namen beruht“, zitiert die nationale Agentur Sana Assad.
16:44 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Syrian Army scores major advance in east Damascus
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their large-scale offensive in eastern Damascus, today, targeting the Islamist-held areas of the Harasta and ‘Arbeen suburbs.
16:39 [SANA] (E)
General Command of Army announces liberation of Abu al-Duhour military airport from terrorism
General Command of Army and Armed Forces said Sunday that it established control over Abu al-Dohour Military Airport in addition to 300 villages and towns in the area expanding from the countryside of Hama, Idleb and Aleppo provinces after destroying the last gatherings of the terrorists there.
16:33 [Tasnim] (E)
Turkey’s Top General Assures Iran of Respect for Syria’s Territorial Integrity
Akar, who initiated the phone call, told his Iranian counterpart that Turkey respected Syria’s territorial integrity and remains committed to agreements reached in trilateral talks with Iran and Russia on the situation in the Arab country.
16:32 [Tasnim] (E)
KRG Vows to Block Threats to Iran
The prime minister of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) praised Iran for its assistance to Iraq in the war against terrorism, ensuring that Erbil will never allow the Kurdish region’s territory to be used for posing threats to Iran.
16:23 [Zero Hedge] (E)
Turkish Tanks Cross Into Syria As Ground Offensive Against US-Backed Militia Begins
Early on Sunday, Turkish ground forces crossed the border and pushed into northern Syria’s Afrin province on Sunday, Ankara said after launching artillery and air strikes on a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia it aims to sweep from its border.
11:37 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Turkish Army, rebels capture first town in northwest Afrin
The Turkish Army, alongside the Euphrates Shield forces, seized their first town in the Afrin Canton after launching a powerful attack this morning.
11:07 [Press TV] (E)
Iraqi Kurdistan oil exports must be under Baghdad control: PM Abadi
The Iraqi prime minister has called on the country’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region to stop independent oil exports, saying the crude produced there must be placed under the central government’s control.
11:02 [Tass] (E)
Turkey`s Olive Branch operation in Syria to have four stages - Turkish PM
There will be a 30-kilometer buffer zone, Binali Yildirim noted
10:57 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Syrian Army punches its way into Abu Duhur city hitting militants with all available firepower
The area inside and around the city of Abu Duhur is ablaze with gunfire, airstrikes and shelling as elite forces of the Syrian Arab Army fight their way into the strategic settlement.
10:54 [RT] (E)
Turkish armored division supports Free Syrian Army`s Afrin offensive
Turkish tanks are supporting the Free Syrian Army’s ground offensive on Kurdish positions in Syria’s Afrin region, as operation ‘Olive Branch’ enters its second day, local media reported.
19:42 [Global Research] (E)
US, Turkey React as Syrian Forces Move into Idlib
The Syrian government with support from its Russian, Iranian, and Lebanese allies has embarked on a major military operation to retake parts of Syria’s northern governorate of Idlib.
17:40 [Querdenkende] (D)
Erdogan mischt die YPG-Miliz in Syrien auf
Riskantes Getöse zwischen den USA und Russland? Der türkische Despot läßt keine Gelegenheit aus, um seine Herrschaftsansprüche nach außen hin geltend zu machen.
14:09 [Sputnik Deutschland] (D)
Erdogan: Bodenoffensive in Syrien begonnen
Laut dem türkischen Präsidenten Recep Tayyip Erdogan hat die zuvor angekündigte Militäroperation nahe dem syrischen, von Kurden besetzten Afrin "de facto" begonnnen.
14:02 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Syrian Army’s next operation will focus on besieged towns of Kafraya, Al-Fou’aa
The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) next offensive will focus on lifting the sieges on Al-Fou’aa and Kafraya in the Idlib Governorate, a military source told Al-Masdar News this afternoon.
13:57 [SANA] (E)
Army regains control over new areas south of Aleppo
The army units, in cooperation with the backup forces, regained full control over the village of Um Tineh to the northwest of Qeital village in the southern countryside of Aleppo after carrying on fierce clashes with terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra and other affiliated terrorist groups in the village.
3:10 [Fars News Agency] (E)
7 Saudi Soldiers Killed in Yemeni Army Attacks in Jizan, Najran Provinces
At least seven Saudi soldiers were killed when Yemeni army popular forces launched separate attacks in Saudi Arabia’s Southwestern border regions of Jizan and Najran as they continue their retaliatory raids against the Riyadh regime’s aerial bombardment campaign.
2:58 [Press TV] (F)
Arabie/purge: The Daily Mail lève le coin du voile sur des arrestations
" Mohammed ben Salmane s`est vanté d`avoir établi des relations étroites avec Donald Trump ainsi que son gendre Jared Kushner et il a prétendu que le locataire de la Maison Blanche a apporté son appui à son accession au trône", a déclaré une source proche du prince héritier au quotidien The Daily Mail.
22:50 [SANA] (E)
Nasrallah: The US created Daesh to justify its return to region
Secretary General of Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, affirmed that the US has created Daesh (ISIS) terrorist organization to justify its return to the region after its withdrawal from Iraq.
22:14 [Madaniya] (F)
La face cachée d’Abou Dhabi 2/2
L’Iran un croquemitaine pour éponger les déficits américains.
22:04 [Press TV] (E)
Hezbollah among most effective forces fighting terror in Mideast: Nasrallah
Speaking at a ceremony marking the martyrdom anniversary of Hezbollah fighters in Syria’s southwestern Quneitra region on Friday afternoon, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah stated that the sacrifices made by Hezbollah martyrs were behind all victories over US-Israeli plots in the region.
22:00 [Xinhua] (E)
Turkey to carry out military operation in Syria`s Afrin: Turkish DM
Turkey will carry out a military operation in Syria`s northern border region of Afrin to "remove the terrorist presence" there, Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said Friday.
21:52 [SANA] (E)
Army reaches outskirts of Abu al-Duhour Airport
Units of the Syrian Arab Army restored control over Qaytal village in the southern countryside of Aleppo province.
15:55 [Antiwar] (E)
Syrian Army Vow to End US Presence in Syria
The Syrian Foreign Ministry has responded negatively to the US pledge to create a new “border” force in northern Syria of some 30,000 US-backed fighters, saying not only are they violating Syrian sovereignty, but the Syrian Army’s goal must be to end the US presence in the country outright.
15:18 [Press TV] (E)
Afrin operation should start with no delay: Turkish defense chief
Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli says no troops have gone into Syria`s Kurdish-controlled Afrin region but the operation has started "de facto" with cross-border shelling.
10:47 [Press TV] (E)
Turkey to reject any option short of full EU membership
Turkey would reject any offer of partnership with the European Union that falls short of membership, Ankara`s minister for EU affairs said, warning that the current situation gave Turkey no reason to maintain its refugee deal with the bloc.
3:35 [Middle East Eye] (E)
House of Saud`s power struggle could turn bloody
What we are witnessing today in Saudi Arabia among royalty is the beginning of the process by which the vertical succession may need bloodshed to be established as fait accompli
22:43 [Sic Semper Tyrannis] (E)
Drifting sands: America`s strategy in Syria
As the war in Syria is entering a new phase, the US will have to deal with issues that will prove very difficult to incorporate into a single comprehensive strategy.
20:27 [Fars News Agency] (E)
PLO Official: Decision to Suspend Recognition of Israel ‘Effective’
Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Executive Committee member Wasel abu-Yousef said Wednesday that the Central Council decision to suspend recognition of Israel is effective.
17:06 [RT] (E)
Damascus warns it may shoot down Turkish planes attacking Kurds within Syrian borders
“We warn the Turkish leadership that if they initiate combat operations in the Afrin area, that will be considered an act of aggression by the Turkish Army,” Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Meqdad said in a statement reported by state media.
15:42 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Syrian Army grabs hold of 2 new towns in south Aleppo despite terrible weather conditions
According to military-affiliated sources, assault units of the Syrian Arab Army and allied pro-government militias have expelled armed rebel groups from the towns of Qaytil and Umm Salasil in southern Aleppo.
5:15 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Map: No ISIS advance against the Syrian Army on Sinjar in southeast Idlib – sources
Reports spread over social media stating that ISIS terrorists have managed to successfully break through Syrian Arab Army defenses in southeast Idlib province and take the strategic crossroad town of Sinjar are entirely false.
4:13 [Press TV] (E)
Israeli settlers storm al-Aqsa Mosque under military protection
A group of Israeli settlers, escorted by military forces, have stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds.
16:19 [SANA] (E)
Syrian Army restores control over 90 areas in Idleb so far
“As a result of the successful battles of the army units, the distance between the Syrian forces in the western countryside of Aleppo and the eastern countryside of Idleb reduced to less than two kilometers,” the commanders said.
3:24 [Zero Point Now] (E)
Purged Prince Alwaleed Moved To Al Ha’ir Prison After Refusing To Pay $6 Billion For Freedom
Saudi Arabia’s richest prince, Alwaleed Bin Talal, has been carted off to Al Ha’ir prison after refusing to pay a reported $6 billion to Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman following a massive consolidation of power on November 4, 2017 in which over 300 princes, ministers and other elites were rounded up in an “anti-corruption” purge.
3:23 [antiwar] (E)
US-Backed Syrian Kurds Mobilize Civilians, Turkey May Attack ‘At Any Moment’
Erdogan Vows Turkey Will Strangle Kurdish `Terror Army`
22:03 [Press TV] (E)
Saudi death squad kills Shia youth during raid in Awamiyah town
Saudi security forces have killed a Shia youth during an attack against the al-Awamiyah town in Saudi Arabia’s Shia-populated Eastern Province.
21:51 [SANA] (E)
24 people abducted by armed groups in Erbin area released
Some 24 abductees including women and children, who were kidnapped by armed groups in Erbin area in the Eastern Ghouta, have been released on Tuesday.
19:17 [SANA] (E)
Syrian Army establishes control over new areas in Aleppo and Hama countryside
Syrian Arab Army units continue to advance in their operations against Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and other terror groups affiliated to it in Aleppo’s southern countryside.
1:42 [Sputnik News] (E)
Syria Considers US Plan on Creating Border Security Force `Blatant Aggression`
The Syrian Foreign Ministry has slammed Washington`s intention to form a 30,000-strong force inside the country with the proclaimed goal of maintaining security along its borders.
22:54 [Moon of Alabama] (E)
Syria - U.S. Traps Itself , Commits To Occupation, Helps To Sustain The Astana Agreement
The Trump administration policy in Syria is finally coming into daylight. It has decided to permanently separate north-east of Syria from the rest of Syria with the rather comical idea that this will keep Iranian influence out of Syria and give the U.S. a voice in a final Syrian settlement.
21:15 [Sputnik Deutschland] (D)
Erdogan will US-Grenzsicherheitstruppen in Syrien im Keim ersticken
„Amerika formiert derzeit eine Terror-Armee an unseren Grenzen, die die Sicherheit der Türkei gefährdet“, sagte Erdogan am Montag in Ankara. Die Aufgabe seines Landes sei es nun, diese Armee abzudrosseln, noch bevor sie überhaupt entstehe.
19:32 [SANA] (E)
Syrian Army regains control of new areas in Hama countryside
Army units, in cooperation with allied forces, continued their operations in the northeastern countryside of Hama province as they engaged in fierce clashes with Daesh (ISIS) terrorist organization in the area, establishing control over Hajila village and Taliet Mashrfeh to the west of al-Zinkahya village, SANA’s reporter said.
19:20 [SANA] (E)
Foreign Ministry: US announcement of forming armed militia in north-eastern Syria violates Syria’s sovereignty, int’l law
The Syrian Arab Republic strongly condemned the US announcement of forming an armed militia in the north-eastern Syria as a blatant breach of Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and a flagrant violation of the International law, an official source at the Foreign Ministry said Monday.
18:08 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Elite Syrian forces strike back in southeast Idlib, re-seize 2 towns in bid to drive back rebel assault
Elite forces of the Syrian Arab Army, having regained their balance after being thrown off course by a powerful militant counter-offensive over the last five days, are striking back against armed rebel groups in southeast Idlib province, having regained two towns during recent hours.
8:30 [RT] (E)
‘Slap in the face’: Abbas condemns Trump’s ‘deal of the century,’ Israel’s ‘killing’ of Oslo Accords
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has stated he will never agree to the US-championed peace plan in which Jerusalem is “taken off the table.” He accused Israel of “killing” the historic Oslo Accords on mutual recognition.
6:57 [Press TV] (E)
Iraqi PM Abadi announces bid for reelection, vows to lead diverse coalition
He announced the candidacy in a statement late on Saturday, saying he would be contesting the elections at the head of a “cross-sectarian” list named Victory Alliance.
4:16 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Turkish military attacks Kurdish forces after US Army forms new border guard
The Turkish military attacked the Kurdish-led forces in the northwestern corridor of the Aleppo Governorate, tonight, hitting several towns controlled by the People’s Protection Units (YPG).
3:25 [RT] (E)
‘Unacceptable’: Turkey slams US-led coalition’s new Syria ‘border force’ using Kurdish militias
The US-led coalition says it is helping to create a thousands-strong “Border Security Force” in Syria using Kurdish SDF militias. Washington`s support, branded “unacceptable” by Ankara, is further straining bilateral ties.
17:05 [SANA] (E)
Army establishes control over all villages and town northeast of Khanasser-Tal al-Daman road in Aleppo countryside
The Syrian Arab Army, in cooperation with supporting forces, achieved new victories during their continuous operations to uproot Jabhat al-Nasra terrorist organization and its affiliated terrorist groups in Aleppo southern countryside, establishing full control over every village and town northeast of Khanasser-Tal al-Daman road all the way to al-Arba’een Mountain.
17:53 [Marco Glowatzki] (D)
Damaskus unter Beschuß durch die Terroristen
Ein Bericht aus Damaskus vom 10. Januar 2018.
17:39 [Radio Utopie] (D)
Bibis Sohn oder: Drei in einem Auto
Gegen so gut wie alle persönlichen Partner und Freunde Netanjahus wird polizeilich ermittelt. Gegen seinen engsten Freund, Rechtsanwalt und Verwandten wird im Zusammenhang mit dem Erwerb enorm teurer in Deutschland gebauter Unterseeboote ermittelt.
7:00 [Mondo Weiss] (E)
Israeli soldiers shoot 3-year-old Palestinian child in the head during West Bank military training exercise
The Palestinian Health Ministry says a three-year-old child was shot in the head during an Israeli live-fire military training exercise near Tubas, in the northeastern West Bank. The child is currently in stable condition in an Intensive Care Unit. The Israeli military frequently conducts training in Palestinian communities throughout the West Bank.
17:10 [SANA] (E)
Army continues eradicating foreign-backed terrorism, strengthens its posts in Idleb countryside
Terrorist organizations, supported by the Turkish regime, have suffered a new field defeat after the Syrian Arab Army thwarted their attack in the countryside of Idleb province.
1:44 [Press TV] (E)
Yemeni forces fire ballistic missile at Saudi military facility
Yemen`s Houthi Ansarullah movement says it has fired a ballistic missile at a special forces camp and a facility for gunships in the southwestern Saudi border province of Najran.
1:41 [Press TV] (E)
Israeli forces kill 2 Palestinians in Gaza Strip, West Bank
Israeli forces have separately shot dead two Palestinian teenage boys in the central part of the besieged Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank during clashes in protest at US President Donald Trump`s recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Israel.
4:06 [Palestine Chronique de Palestine] (F)
En coupant ses financements à l’AP, Trump rendrait service aux Palestiniens
L’aide américaine à l’Autorité palestinienne a pour objectif de pacifier le peuple palestinien en le soudoyant, pour qu’il abandonne toute forme de résistance à l’occupation et ne s’occupe que d’améliorer ses conditions de vie au titre de la « paix économique » ; et pendant ce temps son élite dirigeante à Ramallah est arrosée de prêts, d’hypothèques, de belles voitures et d’autres pièges de luxe.
19:49 [Al Masdar News] (E)
VIDEO: Syrian Army fires hundreds of Golan missiles at militants in east Damascus during non-stop attack
Amid heavy clashes between Syrian troops and jihadist militants throughout the district of Harasta in eastern Damascus, army rocket artillery units have been laying down an unrelenting barrage of heavy missile fire onto rebel defenses.
2:10 [Junge Welt] (D)
Damaskus unter Beschuss
Bewaffnete Gruppen reagieren auf Offensive der Armee mit Angriffen auf Zivilisten. Israel attackiert erneut Syrien
22:28 [Press TV] (F)
L’armée yéménite a abattu le 2ème avion saoudien
Selon la chaîne Al-Masirah, l’armée yéménite a ciblé un « F-15 » de l`aviation saoudienne survolant Sanaa. C’est le deuxième avion appartenant à ce pays qui s’est écrasé ces dernières 24 heures sur le sol yéménite.
22:27 [Pars Today] (F)
3 princes saoudiens morts dans une fusillade
Une fusillade a éclaté à la prison de haute sécurité d`Al-Hayer, au sud de Riyad lors de laquelle trois princes saoudiens ont été tués.
7:21 [SANA] (E)
Haidar: No reconciliations in Harasta for time being
No reconciliation is to be achieved for the time being in Harasta area in Eastern Ghouta after the recent terrorist organizations’ violation of the de-escalation agreement, State Minister for National Reconciliation Affairs Ali Haidar said.
6:18 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Elite Syrian troops come to within 3 km of strategic airbase in east Idlib
Late on Monday night, military-affiliated sources reported that units of the Syrian Arab Army’s elite Tiger Forces Division had swept through most of the last settlements north of Sinjar on the way to Abu Duhur, securing at the furthest extent of their push the town of Zabuleh.
4:40 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Syrian Army advances north of key base in east Damascus as jihadists use suicide attacks to halt offensive
After lifting the siege on a key base in the Harasta district of eastern Damascus, assault forces of the Syrian Arab Army are now striking north of the military installation in a bid to both expand their buffer zone around it and reclaim other areas long since lost to militant groups.
2:30 [Press TV] (E)
Audio leaked of Netanyahu’s son bragging about dad’s shady gas deal outside strip club
An audio recording of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s son is leaked in which Yair can be heard drunkenly bragging about his father`s efforts to pass a shady gas deal outside a strip club.
0:25 [journalistenwatch] (D)
Syrischer Blogger: „Wacht endlich auf – es gibt keinen Bürgerkrieg bei uns!“
Ein syrischer Blogger und Comedian namens Treka Zn bezieht auf Facebook Stellung zu Themen, die ihn interessieren und berichtet aus seiner Heimatstadt Damaskus über die Lage in Syrien. Hier seine Ansichten über den Krieg in seinem Land.
17:51 [Xinhua] (E)
UN agency in Palestine says to continue work under UN mandate
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said Sunday that it would hold on its work under the mandate of the UN General Assembly, following Israel`s call to gradually shut down the agency. UNRWA`s media advisor Adnan Abu Hasna told Xinhua that his agency was established upon a resolution of the United Nations General Assembly, where the majority of members voted in favor of extending UNRWA`s mandate.
2:07 [Press TV] (E)
Yemen’s GPC names new head to replace slain Saleh
In an announcement on Sunday, the GPC named Sadeq Amin Abou Rass as Saleh’s replacement.
20:01 [Sputnik Deutschland] (D)
Einreiseverbot: Israel setzt 20 Boykott-Bewegungen auf „schwarze Liste“
Die israelischen Behörden haben eine Liste von 20 Organisationen veröffentlicht, deren Mitgliedern die Einreise ins Land verweigert werden soll. Dies berichtet die Zeitung „Haaretz“ unter Berufung auf das israelische Ministerium für strategische Angelegenheiten.
16:10 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Civilians from scores of militant-occupied towns in Idlib raise Syrian flag, president Assad pictures in protest
In recent hours, civilians from the towns of Abu Alej, Jib Al-Qassab, Maksar Tahtani, Maksar Fouqani and Khiriyah broke out in total revolt against their jihadist occupiers, raising Syrian flags and pictures of President Bashar al-Assad as well as demanding the departure of militant forces from their settlements.
15:27 [Sputnik] (E)
Syrian Army Liberates Strategic Settlement of Sinjar in Idlib Province - Source
Syrian troops supported by allied forces liberated the settlement of Sinjar southeast of the Idlib province from the militants of the Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly known as Nusra Front) terrorist group, outlawed in Russia, a well-informed source told Sputnik on Sunday.
17:47 [Press TV] (E)
Saudi Arabia arrests 11 more princes amid Crown Prince`s mass purge
Members of the Saudi Arabian Royal Guard Regiment arrested 11 princes outside the Royal Palace in Riyadh on Saturday as they were protesting against a decision to cut off their privileges, Arabic-language Sabq online newspaper reported.
17:43 [Press TV] (E)
Yemeni cameraman killed in Saudi airstrike on Jawf province
Al-Masirah said in a statement that Safir Talib al-Shami was reporting from Khabb and Sha`af district in Jawf, located approximately 110 kilometers north of the capital Sana`a, on Friday evening when Saudi fighter jets struck the area.
12:21 [RT] (E)
No ships in Yemen`s key port despite Saudi claim of lifting blockade
There is no indication of aid or commerce coming into Yemen through the key port of Hodeidah despite Saudi Arabia`s December 20 pledge to lift the blockade for a month, an RT Arabic crew has discovered.
11:49 [Radio Utopie] (D)
Warum ich zornig bin
Jüdische Philosophen, Mathematiker, Dichter und Ärzte waren Seite an Seite mit ihren muslimischen Kollegen Teilhaber an dieser Kultur. Als die Verfolgung und Vertreibung der Juden und die Inquisition in Europa Lebenstatsachen waren, genossen Juden und Christen in der muslimischen Welt alle Bürgerrechte.
11:45 [Xinhua] (E)
Hamas, Islamic Jihad call on PLO to withdraw Israel recognition
Islamic Hamas movement and Islamic Jihad (Holy War) in Gaza Friday called on the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to withdraw its recognition of Israel.
9:30 [Press TV] (E)
Cash-strapped Saudi Arabia raises wages of forces fighting reluctantly in Yemen
Saudi Arabia, already economically challenged, has decided to pay out an extra 5,000 Saudi riyals (1,333 US dollars) monthly to the troops fighting on the front lines in the Saudi-led war on Yemen, where reports have drawn a dark picture of Saudi-led military personnel’s morale.
9:25 [RT] (E)
Ankara tries to bury the hatchet with Berlin as Turkish-US ties disintegrate
Ankara wants to reverse the “spiral” of worsening relations between Turkey and Germany, Turkey’s FM has stated. Melvut Cavusoglu’s call for rapprochement with Berlin comes amid rapidly deteriorating relations with Washington.
19:44 [SANA] (E)
Anti-armed groups demonstrations erupt in towns of Babila, Beit Sahm and Yeilda
Hundreds of residents of Beit Sahm, Yelda and Babila in Damascus Countryside have demanded the armed groups to leave their towns and called for achieving local reconciliations.
19:42 [Junge Welt] (D)
Prinzen im Ruhestand
Jordanien modernisiert seine Streitkräfte und schickt Angehörige der Königsfamilie in Rente. Spekulationen um Putsch gegen den Monarchen
19:10 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Syrian troops within 100 meters of lifting siege on base in east Damascus amid room-to-room fight
Syrian troops have become engaged in house-to-house fighting amid an ongoing battle to lift the siege imposed on a key army base in eastern Damascus by jihadist militias.
19:07 [Telepolis] (D)
Irak und Syrien: "Den Frieden gewinnen"
Die Janusköpfigkeit der USA und ihrer Verbündeten: In Syrien versucht man Wiederaufbau-Hilfe als politischen Hebel anzusetzen. Im Irak drückt man sich.
18:57 [] (D)
Wenn Trump die Hilfe für die Palästinenser einstellt, muss Israel den Preis zahlen
Nach internationalem Recht ist die Besatzungsmacht verpflichtet, die Grundversorgung der besetzten Bevölkerung zu gewährleisten, und Israel hat sih davor lange Zeit drücken können, weil UNRWA und die Palästinensische Autonomiebehörde solche Dienste bereitstellen.
18:56 [The American Conservative] (E)
Mattis and the War on Yemen
The Saudi-led coalition’s indiscriminate bombing of civilians killed dozens at the end of 2017: ...The quickest and best way for our government to reduce the number of Yemeni civilians killed by the coalition is to withhold all U.S. military assistance from the coalition.
3:48 [Mondo Weiss] (E)
Israel’s prosecution of Ahed Tamimi is blaming the victim
Ariel Gold writes, "Before we consider whether Ahed deserves a life behind bars, we must first take a closer look at what is a criminal action, and what is a life of enduring state violence. Is it the 16-year-old girl who dares to raise her hand to a fully armed Israeli soldier who is the criminal? Or is it the ongoing illegal occupation that places soldiers in the lives of unarmed teenage girls?"
18:10 [SANA] (E)
Council of Jabour tribe renews standing by Syrian Arab Army against terrorism
The Council of Jabour tribe in the Syrian al-Jazira area affirmed standing by the Syrian Arab Army and its supporting forces in combating terrorist organizations in all Syrian territory.
9:55 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Syrian Army demands Islamist rebels surrender immediately in east Damascus suburb
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) demanded via loud speaker this morning that the Islamist rebels surrender immediately or else they would not halt their counter-assault in the Harasta suburb of east Damascus.
4:53 [Voltaire Netzwerk] (D)
Was passiert in Jordanien?
König Abdullah II. von Jordanien hat angekündigt, dass die Prinzen Ali, Mark und Talal, sich von ihren militärischen Pflichten zurückgezogen haben.
23:51 [Press TV] (E)
Hezbollah: Trump, allies to be disappointed by Iran unrest outcome
The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement says the outcome of the recent protests in Iran will disappoint US President Donald Trump.
22:00 [Press TV] (E)
Relatives mourn Palestinian teen killed by Israeli forces in West Bank
Relatives mourned over the body of 17-year-old Palestinian Musab Firas al-Tamimi in the Istishari Hospital in Ramallah on Wednesday.
19:02 [SANA] (E)
Mikdad: Failure of enemies’ plots in Syria pushed them to stir riots in Iran
Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad said that the failure of enemies’ plots in Syria pushed them to move the war into the Islamic Republic of Iran and support acts the riot on its soil.
13:50 [RT] (E)
`Jerusalem is not for sale’: Palestine to Trump after US threatens to cut $300mn aid
A spokesperson for Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has said that Jerusalem is not for sale, responding to a threat by US President Donald Trump to cut annual aid to the Palestinian Authority.
7:55 [Press TV] (E)
Jordan raps Israeli measures seeking further occupation, annexation of Palestinian land
Jordan, the custodian of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem al-Quds, has condemned as “null and void” the latest Israeli measures meant to consolidate the regime’s occupation of the ancient city and annex more Palestinian territory.
2:45 [Réseau International] (F)
Mohamed Ben Salman : la face « moderne » de l’Arabie Saoudite
On aura tout dit de l’héritier du royaume saoudien notamment en Occident où on est très discret sur sa politique génocidaire au Yémen où des milliers de morts sont à comptabiliser depuis près de trois ans d’un matraquage avec les dernières armes américaines et françaises et qui procurent des milliards de dollars, ce qui explique leur silence devant l’horreur au Yémen mais connait-on l’autre face, de Mohamed Bn Salman, celle d’un apprenti bâtisseur du futur ?
2:38 [Madaniya] (F)
Syrie: La prophétie sur la chute du président syrien Bachar Al Assad, à l’épreuve de la guerre de Syrie.
Objet d’une diabolisation universelle par les médias atlantistes et islamistes, «Bachar», ainsi qu’il était désigné de manière désobligeamment répétitive, a déjoué les pronostics de tous ses détracteurs et survécu à ses ennemis.
2:33 [Réseau International] (F)
La Syrie : les Vainqueurs et les Vaincus.
Il y a à peine un an, pas beaucoup de monde ne se serait aventuré à dire que Bachar al-Assad et l’Armée arabe syrienne (AAS) avaient une chance de gagner la guerre contre les rebelles, les combattants étrangers ou les terroristes.
2:26 [Mondialisation] (F)
Syrie – Le feu d’artifice du mensonge pour achever 2017 en beauté !
Maintenant que DAECH, ce groupe de mercenaires djihadistes terroristes, au service des Etats-Unis, a été mis à genoux par L’Armée Gouvernementale Syrienne aidée de l’aviation russe, une nouvelle année s’annonce pour la Syrie et les Syriens, qui vont pouvoir enterrer dignement les plus de 500.000 morts, bilan macabre de cette guerre menée « illégalement » par l’Occident, entre mars 2011 et décembre 2017 !
19:00 [Tasnim] (E)
Syrian Troops Recapture Territories near Idlib
The Syrian army liberated three villages near the northwestern city of Idlib in the war against remnants of Takfiri terrorist groups in the Arab country.
18:55 [SANA] (E)
Legal status of 68 persons in Hasaka settled
68 persons, who didn’t join the military service or deserters, had their legal status settled in Hasaka city on Tuesday.
18:54 [SANA] (E)
Army cleanses Western Ghouta completely from terrorists
Units of the Syrian Arab Army have completely cleansed the Western Ghouta in the southwestern part of Damascus Countryside form terrorist groups.
13:58 [SANA] (E)
Syria condemns stances of US administration and Zionist entity towards current situation in Iran
Syria expresses strong condemnation and absolute rejection of the stances adopted by the US administration, the Zionist entity and their tools regarding the current situation in Iran, an official source at Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said Tuesday.
13:47 [Press TV] (E)
Iraq Kurdistan to return border crossings to central government
Iraq’s Kurdistan is reportedly set to return the control of border crossings in the semi-autonomous northern region to the central government in a bid to pave the way for talks with Baghdad.
5:26 [ABNA] (E)
Ansarullah movement: Saudi Arabia, UAE failed to divide Yemenis
The Houthi Ansarullah movement says Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have failed to dismantle unity among Yemeni groups.
2:44 [Press TV] (E)
Yemen: At least 20 killed by suspected Saudi-led airstrikes in Hudaydah
At least 20 were killed and dozens more were wounded when Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit a crowded market and a petrol station in al-Jarrahi district of Hodeidah on Monday.
22:19 [Press TV] (E)
US behind Israeli ruling party vote on occupied West Bank: President Abbas
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has strongly denounced a vote by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s Likud Party in support of annexing large parts of the occupied West Bank, lambasting the US for its silence on the provocative move.
21:49 [SANA] (E)
Israeli occupation arrests 26 Palestinians at the West Bank
Israeli occupation forces on Monday launched large-scale campaigns of raids and arrests, arresting 26 Palestinians in different areas at the West Bank.
21:47 [SANA] (E)
President al-Assad reshuffles Cabinet, appoints new Ministers of Defense, Information and Industry
The Decree named Major Gen. Ali Abdullah Ayoub as Minister of Defense, Mohamed Mazen Ali Yousef as Minister of Industry and Imad Abdullah Sara as Minister of Information.
21:37 [Comité Valmy] (F)
Quel visage pour la Syrie de demain ? par Fabrice BALANCHE
L’année 2018 ne sera pas encore celle de la paix en Syrie, mais peut être la dernière de ce conflit meurtrier. Il est désormais clair que Bachar el-Assad et ses alliés ont gagné la guerre. De son côté, l’Occident, persuadé que le camp d’Assad ne possède pas les moyens de relever la Syrie, compte utiliser la reconstruction comme levier d’influence sur le changement politique. Tout comme il s’est trompé sur l’issue du conflit militaire, il se trompe aussi sur ce sujet.
21:33 [Le Courrier Du Soir] (F)
Jordanie : l’Arabie Saoudite et les Emirats auraient tenté un coup d’Etat contre le roi Abdallah
Le roi Abdallah de Jordanie a ordonné l’arrestation de trois personnalités de l’armée, membres de sa famille. Selon plusieurs médias, ces dernières étaient en train de préparer un coup d’Etat
15:27 [RT] (E)
Israeli intel minister wishes Iranian rioters ‘success’ as violent unrest grips country
Israel’s intelligence minister has encouraged Iranian anti-government demonstrators, saying many threats to the Jewish state will disappear if they prevail. The remark came as violent unrest snowballs across the country.
14:46 [SANA] (E)
44 martyrs’ bodies pulled out from one of Raqqa Countryside mass graves
The martyrs were executed at the hands of Deash (ISIS) terrorists when they were seizing the area.
14:44 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Syrian Army annihilates tens of jihadists in repelling rebel assault on key east Damascus base
Units of the Syrian Arab Army currently besieged by jihadist-led militias at key military base in east Damascus have repelled a powerful assault by rebel fighters against their positions, killing scores in the process.
22:36 [Press TV] (E)
Yemeni snipers kill 4 Saudi troops in Jizan
The Saudi forces were killed on Sunday after at least another four Saudi soldiers were killed by Yemeni troops in a series of separate operations in Arabia’s southwestern border region of Najran.
20:31 [Fars News Agency] (E)
Two Saudi Princes Released from Detention in Anti-Corruption Probe
Two sons of Saudi Arabia’s late King Abdullah have been released from detention at Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton hotel, days after nearly two dozen other detainees in the kingdom’s two-month-old anti-corruption campaign were also freed.
20:27 [Fars News Agency] (E)
Arab Daily Reveals Hidden Differences between Riyadh, Abu Dhabi
The secret differences between Saudi Arabia and the UAE have endangered their long-term coalition, a leading Arab daily wrote, adding that it is unlikely that the coalition will continue outside the framework of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC).
20:14 [Fars News Agency] (E)
Bahraini People Continue Protest Rallies against Court Ruling for Execution of 6 Activists
The Bahraini people continued protest rallies in different parts of the country against a court ruling to execute 6 young people.
18:41 [Press TV] (E)
Yemenis` retaliatory attacks leave four Saudi soldiers dead
At least four Saudi soldiers have been killed after Yemeni forces launched a string of attacks against their military bases in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern border region of Najran in retaliation for the Riyadh regime’s aerial bombardment campaign.
17:32 [Pars Today] (F)
Riyad: Ben Talal résiste à la purge
En l’espace de moins de deux mois, la vaste opération anticorruption lancée en Arabie saoudite prend une nouvelle dimension. Plusieurs personnes ont été libérées en contrepartie d’un morceau de leur richesse, tandis que le prince al-Walid ben Talal, l’un des hommes les plus riches au monde, résiste.
5:45 [RT Deutsch] (D)
Palast-Putsch mit saudischer Unterstützung? Jordaniens König lässt Prinzen festnehmen
König Abdullah von Jordanien hat am Freitag seine Brüder Prinz Feisal und Prinz Ali sowie seinen Cousin Prinz Talal entlassen und sie von wichtigen Militärposten entfernt. Der Grund ist die Kontaktaufnahme mit Saudi-Arabien und den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten, die einen Putsch vorbereitet haben sollen.
5:44 [The American Conservative] (E)
Yemen’s Humanitarian Catastrophe: The Most Important Story in the World
The New York Times calls on the Trump administration to pressure the Saudis and their allies to lift their blockade and support a cease-fire: For starters, the Saudis could fully lift the blockade and challenge the Houthis and the Iranians to join in an immediate unconditional cease-fire.
14:37 [Fars News Agency] (E)
Popular Forces Warn US Army Not to Deploy in Iraq
Iraq`s Kata`ib Hezbollah (Hezbollah Battalions) group warned the US military forces to leave the Arab country voluntarily or wait for dire consequences.
13:19 [Press TV] (E)
Palestinian youth shot by Israeli forces in Gaza dies of wounds
A Palestinian youth in the Israeli-besieged Gaza has died of the wounds he sustained when he was shot by Israeli forces during a recent protest rally.
13:03 [Sputnik Deutschland] (D)
USA wollen Syrien nicht aufgliedern – Verteidigungsminister
Der US-Verteidigungsminister James Mattis hat versichert, dass der Kommunikationskanal zwischen dem russischen und amerikanischen Militär in Syrien ständig funktioniert sowie die Trennungslinie entlang des Euphrats anerkannt und unterstützt wird.
12:47 [Tlaxcala] (F)
Le clash des générations palestiniennes
Israël a raté l`occasion de faire des compromis. La nouvelle génération d`activistes palestiniens ne jouera pas le jeu qui a conduit l`ancienne génération dans l`impasse où elle se trouve.
12:46 [Zero Hedge] (E)
US And Israel Reach "Secret Plan" To Counter Iran
One month after we reported that Israel would take the unprecedented step of sharing intelligence with Saudi Arabia as the two countries ramped up efforts to curb what they perceive as "Iranian expansion" in the region, on Thursday Israel`s Channel 10 reported that Israel has also pivoted to the US and reached a similar plan to counter Iranian activity in the Middle East.
12:43 [Pars Today] (F)
Tentative de coup d’État en Jordanie?
La restructuration des forces armées jordaniennes a débuté en octobre 2016 à la demande du roi Abdallah II de Jordanie. Le roi jordanien a formulé cette demande dans une lettre à l’adresse du général de division Mahmoud Farihat.
22:40 [Press TV] (E)
Jordanians protest against Trump’s al-Quds move
Jordanians have once again protested against US President Donald Trump`s decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel`s "capital."
22:20 [Press TV] (E)
Iraqi search teams find dozens of Izadi bodies in mass grave in Nineveh
An Iraqi legislator says search teams have found a mass grave in the country’s northern province of Nineveh containing the bodies of dozen members of Izadi minority, who are believed to have been executed by Takfiri Daesh terrorists when they were in control of an area there.
17:50 [SANA] (E)
Army regains control over areas in Hama countryside, finds US-made weapons in Deir Ezzor
Units of the Syrian Arab Army, in cooperation with the backup forces, on Friday regained full control over the village of Abu Dali in Hama north-eastern countryside.
17:47 [Press TV] (E)
Israeli jets, tanks launch fresh attacks against Gaza Strip
Israeli military aircraft and battle tanks have carried out a series of attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip amid rising tensions in the occupied territories over US President Donald Trump`s decision to recognize the occupied Jerusalem al-Quds as the "capital" of Israel despite widespread international opposition to the measure.
16:08 [Kyrillow`s Journal] (D)
Eintrag 19: #ahedtamimi und der Donald
Gegen Ende des Jahres 2017, dem Jahr seiner Incoronation, exekutierte der Cäsar Donald Trump ein Gesetz, welches im Jahr 1995 durch den Senat beschlossen worden war. Er ordnete die Verlegung der amerikanischen Botschaft nach Jerusalem an. Niemandem war groß aufgefallen, dass das eine Karte im innenpolitischen Machtpoker war.
10:50 [Mondo Weiss] (E)
A most unlikely martyr: matriarch Hamda Zubeidat, killed in the night by stun grenades
On the night of December 12, Israeli soldiers threw stun grenades at the home of Hamda Zubeidat, a mother of 12 in her late 70s, triggering her death by heart attack.
10:35 [Press TV] (E)
PM Netanyahu fires back at Israeli Arab protesters in Ein Mahil
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has castigated hundreds of Arab Israelis protesting his visit to the town of Ein Mahil, a predominately Muslim community in the northern part of the occupied territories.
0:25 [Desert Peace] (E)
Hell No, We Won’t Go!
In letter to PM, IDF chief, 63 teenagers urge all Israeli youth to refuse to serve in the military until occupation ends, due to ‘racist government policy’ in West Bank
0:24 [Zero Hedge] (E)
Russian Foreign Minister: US Military Must Leave All Of Syria
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated on Thursday that US forces must leave all of Syria. Speaking to Interfax news agency, Lavrov stated that the UN Security Council has not approved the work of the United States and its coalition in Syria, nor has been invited by the legitimate Syrian government.
0:12 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Kurdish forces move on strategic city near Syrian-Iraqi border
Avoiding the various ISIS-held towns on villages situated along the eastern shore of the Euphrates River, pro-Coalition forces have cut across the desert periphery of the Euphrates valley region to reach the town of Haijin, located directly to the north of Abu Kamal.
20:31 [NRT TV] (E)
Sulaimani public prosecutor says it issued no order to suspend NRT channels
The Sulaimani Public Prosecutor said the office had not issued the orders to shut down the NRT channels in the Kurdistan Region, today December 28, eight days after the NRT’s main headquarters were closed.
17:53 [Press TV] (E)
Baghdad extends Kurdistan international flight ban over independence referendum
Talar Faiq Salih, the director of the airport in the Kurdistan`s capital city of Erbil, said on Thursday that the Iraqi Ministry of Transportation had sent a message signaling that international flights were “banned until February 28.” “Only domestic flights are authorized,” she noted.
17:34 [0815-Info] (D)
Israel zu Frieden und Abrüstung zwingen
Die israelische Apartheidspolitik ist zu beenden. Die realen Verhältnisse in Israel und den besetzten Gebieten werden zu Recht mit dem Begriff „Apartheid“ gekennzeichnet: Die westlichen Mächte, angeführt von den USA, sind treue Verbündete eines israelischen Pseudostaates, der de facto die Politik eines Kolonialregimes betreibt.
15:28 [Press TV] (E)
Yemeni forces’ missile hit Saudi mercenaries base in Ma`rib prov.
Yemeni forces have fired a ballistic missile at a military base used by the Saudi-backed mercenaries in Yemen’s central Ma’rib Province, inflicting heavy damage on their military equipment and systems.
15:27 [SANA] (E)
Kidnapped people and humanitarian cases, held by armed groups in eastern Ghouta, freed
The concerned authorities freed a number of kidnapped people, including two children, who were previously kidnapped by the armed groups from different areas.
15:21 [Press TV] (E)
Israeli forces fire tear gas at students in West Bank village
Israeli forces have attacked a village in the West Bank and clashed with a group of Palestinian students who were trying to confront them.
9:50 [Press TV] (E)
Angry at Iran & Turkey, UAE pleads for Saudi ‘leadership’
“The world is at an impasse,” Anwar Gargash, UAE state foreign minister, claimed in a tweet on Wednesday, adding that “the solution is to co-operate in the face of surrounding regional ambitions.” “The sectarian and partisan approach is not an acceptable alternative. The Arab world will not be led by Tehran or Ankara,” he added.
1:43 [Blauer Bote Magazin] (D)
Russland: US-Militärbasis ist Trainingscamp für Terroristen
Das russische Verteidigungsministerium erhebt schwere Anschuldigungen gegen die USA: Die Militärbasis der US-Streitkräfte bei der Stadt Al-Tanf in Syrien diene mittlerweile vor allem der Ausbildung von Terroristen. Satellitendaten und andere Überwachungsdaten würden zeigen, dass dort Terroristenverbände trainieren.
20:46 [SANA] (E)
Legal status of 164 persons from Aleppo and Deir Ezzor settled
Some 164 persons from Aleppo and Deir Ezzor countryside have had their legal status settled on Wednesday in Aleppo.
20:43 [Press TV] (E)
Turkish aerial attacks kill nine PKK militants in northern Iraq
Nine members of the Kurdistan Workers` Party (PKK) have been killed when Turkish military aircraft carried out a string of aerial attacks against the militants’ positions in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.
20:05 [SANA] (E)
Army foils attack by armed groups in Homs, kills scores of al-Nusra terrorists in Hama
Armed groups on Wednesday morning launched a fierce attack in the vicinity of Mariamin village in Homs northwestern countryside in a new violation of the de-escalation zone agreement.
19:42 [Press TV] (E)
Saudi warplanes kill five family members in Yemen
Saudi warplanes have killed a family of five members, including three children, in Yemen`s Hudaydah province.
9:17 [Press TV] (E)
Syrian army urges surrender of militants encircled near Lebanon border
Syrian government forces and their allies have reportedly given a 72-hour deadline to militants encircled in a strategic border area near Lebanon and Israel to either leave or face military defeat.
23:01 [Tlaxcala] (E)
A girl’s chutzpah: three reasons a Palestinian teenage girl is driving Israel insane
Gideon Levy: Ahed Tamimi, 16, is a heroine, a Palestinian heroine. Maybe the intifada of slappings will succeed where all other methods of resistance have failed
23:00 [Iraqi News] (E)
Kurdistan Workers Party declares new self-rule region in northern Iraq
In a statement circulated by Kurdish media, and quoted by London-based The New Arab newspaper, the group declared a new autonomous region in Qandil mountains, comprising five areas. The declaration was made in the presence of “300 political figures”, the statement said, adding that “the next step would be to elect an administration for the region and to start construction”.
22:03 [Press TV] (E)
Israeli court extends custody of Palestinian girl hero
An Israeli military court has extended the custody of a famous teenage Palestinian protester, as well as that of her mother and cousin, after they were arrested over viral footage which showed them fighting fully-armed Israeli soldiers.
21:40 [Xinhua] (E)
Saudi-led airstrikes kill over 40 in southwestern Yemen
Witnesses near the scene told Xinhua that the airstrikes "caused a huge number of casualties because it occurred during rush hour of the market which was filled with shoppers coming from nearby villages."
20:48 [] (D)
Regierungsvertreter: Saudis drängten libanesischen Ministerpräsidenten zum Rücktritt
Der Plan war aus der saudischen Perspektive, Massen-Anti-Hezbollah-Demonstrationen im Libanon anzuheizen, wozu Hariris Rede die Hisbollah für sein Ausscheiden aus dem Amt verantwortlich machte. Die Demonstrationen fanden jedoch nie statt, da libanesische Regierungsvertreter Hariris Rücktritt ablehnten und verärgert die Saudis aufforderten, ihn zurückzugeben.
14:25 [Press TV] (E)
Amid Saudi siege, Yemenis search for food in rubbish dump
Severe food shortages caused by a devastating Saudi war have forced Yemenis to search for food in rubbish dumps, as footage filmed on Tuesday from the port city of al-Hudaydah shows.
14:24 [Press TV] (E)
Israel accelerates settlement expansion in West Bank
Israel has accelerated the construction of settlements in the occupied West Bank despite international condemnation.
13:48 [SANA] (E)
Army inflicts heavy losses upon Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in Idleb countryside
Army units, in cooperation with popular defense groups, engaged in violent clashes with Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist groups on the direction of Abu Dali village in the southern countryside of Idleb province in coincidence with carrying out concentrated bombardments against terrorists’ positions in the surrounding of Abu Dali and al-Mshairfeh.
2:38 [Mondo Weiss] (E)
The never-ending crisis of Zionism
Seven years ago it was a viral video of a Palestinian boy weeping as his father was arrested by occupying soldiers. Now it`s viral video of a Palestinian girl slapping Israeli soldiers. The occupation is endlessly horrifying to American liberal Zionists but they never do anything about it concretely. They just have their never-ending crisis. Their ethnocentrism ought to horrify their own children.
0:24 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Houthi forces score direct hit on Saud-backed fighters in eastern Sanaa
The rocket battalion of the Houthi forces scored a direct hit on several targets, Sunday, killing and wounding a number of Saudi-backed fighters loyal to exiled Yemeni President ‘Abdrubbah Mansour Hadi.
13:56 [Press TV] (E)
Saudi warplanes bombard Yemeni capital, other cities
At least 15 people have been killed in new Saudi airstrikes hitting various areas across Yemen, including the capital Sana’a, the al-Masirah television network reports.
10:47 [RT] (E)
Palestinians outraged by Israel’s ‘colonial construction plan’ for East Jerusalem
Palestinian authorities have condemned the planned construction of new housing units in East Jerusalem as an “Israeli colonial dare,” encouraged by Washington`s controversial recognition of the Holy City as Israel’s capital.
10:32 [Sputnik Deutschland] (D)
Lawrow warnt: Dazu wird weitere illegitime US-Präsenz in Syrien führen
Die weitere illegitime Präsenz der US-Militärs in Syrien nach der Zerschlagung der Terrormiliz Islamischer Staat (IS, auch Daesh) steht laut dem russischen Außenminister Sergej Lawrow der politischen Regelung im Wege und stellt die Integrität des Landes in Frage.
9:22 [Press TV] (E)
Guatemala becomes first country to move embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds after US
On Sunday, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales made the announcement following a conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
9:07 [Press TV] (E)
Syrian forces, allies advance against militants in area near Israel
Militant sources said the Syrian forces, backed by heavy airstrikes and artillery shelling, advanced east and south of the militant-held stronghold of Beit Jin since a major operation began over two months ago to capture the area.
20:21 [Sputnik news] (F)
Les sanctions de l’Occident contre la Syrie ont fait bien plus de victimes que Daech
Ce n’est pas le gouvernement de Bachar al-Assad qui serait responsable de la faim, des épidémies et de la misère en Syrie, mais les sanctions de l’Occident contre ce pays, a déclaré à Sputnik le Bavarois Bernd Duschner, responsable de la collecte de dons au sein d’une organisation humanitaire qui vient en aide aux Syriens.
20:18 [Chronique de Palestine] (F)
La colère palestinienne finira par éclater
Jonathan Cook – Il est tentant d’interpréter l’annonce, cette semaine, d’un report à l’année prochaine de la visite du vice-président américain Mike Pence au Moyen-Orient comme le signe que les voyageurs doivent éviter la région pour des raisons de sécurité. En effet l’annonce fait suite à une éruption de troubles provoqués par la reconnaissance de Jérusalem comme capitale d’Israël par Donald Trump.
18:53 [Zero Hedge] (E)
Saudi Government Wants $6 Billion For al-Waleed`s Freedom
The prince has indicated to people close to him that he is determined to prove his innocence and would fight the corruption allegations in court if he had to. “He wants a proper investigation. It is expected that al-Waleed will give MBS a hard time,” said a person close to Prince al-Waleed, referring to the crown prince by his initials
16:57 [Press TV] (E)
Israeli forces fire tear gas at Palestinian protesters in Bethlehem
Israeli forces have once again clashed with Palestinians demonstrating against the new US policy on Jerusalem al-Quds in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
15:27 [Parteibuch] (D)
Frohe Weihnachten!
Ein Bild aus Damaskus...
23:30 [+972] (E)
Ahed Tamimi flips Zionist mythology on its head
The story of David and Goliath is a central Zionist myth. The case of Ahed Tamimi shows that while Israel still thinks it’s David, in reality, it’s Goliath.
21:09 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Turkish Army kills 32 PKK fighters near Iraqi border
The Turkish Army killed 32 fighters from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) near the Iraqi border on Friday, Ankara reported tonight.
20:37 [Press TV] (E)
Two Palestinians killed, dozens injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers
Two Palestinian protesters have lost their lives and dozens others sustained injuries in another day of rage and clashes with Israeli soldiers in the occupied Palestinian territories over US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital.
16:07 [SANA] (E)
Army advances in southwestern part of Damascus Countryside, kills scores of al-Nusra in Hama
Units of the Syrian Arab Army, in cooperation with popular defense groups, continued their operations against gatherings and positions of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the area surrounding Beit Jinn town and Beit Jinn Farm in the southwestern of Damascus Countryside.
16:04 [SANA] (E)
Jaafari: We demand immediate and unconditional withdrawal of foreign forces from Syrian territory
Head of the Syrian Arab Republic delegation to Astana 8 meeting, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, affirmed that the Syrian government considers the presence of Turkish and US troops on its territory as an aggression and demands immediate and unconditional withdrawal of foreign forces from its territory.
16:02 [Press TV] (E)
Abbas: Palestinians will no longer accept any plan from US
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says his nation will “no longer accept” any initiative from the US as part of the so-called Middle East peace process, calling Washington a “dishonest mediator.”
3:16 [Mondo Weiss] (E)
Palestinians celebrate resounding Trump and Israel failure at the UN
Today, the overwhelming majority of the world’s nations at the UN General Assembly voted 128-9 in favor of a resolution calling on the United States to overturn its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Omar Barghouti, speaking on behalf of the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), responded by saying: "This vote is further proof that the far-right Israeli-Trump alliance is more isolated than ever as the overwhelming majority of nations are finally recognizing its fatal attempt to undermine both Palestinian rights and the very rule of international law. Holding Israel accountable for its egregious, decades-old human rights violations is crucial to upholding both."
23:24 [RT Deutsch] (D)
Hamas verhaftet salafistische Kämpfer, um Raketenangriffe auf Israel zu stoppen
Die in Gaza ansässige Hamas-Regierung hat in den letzten Tagen eine Reihe von salafistischen Kämpfern verhaftet, um Raketenangriffe auf Israel zu stoppen. Die Hamas versucht, eine Eskalation der Gewalt zu vermeiden, diese Botschaft übermittelte sie unter anderem durch ägyptische Geheimdienste.
11:56 [Sputnik] (E)
Saudi Arabia Loosens Grip on Yemen, Opens Port to Aid
Saudi Arabia has announced the reopening of the Yemeni port of Hodeidah, where food aid and commercial fuel will be delivered in the next thirty days.
4:30 [Press TV] (E)
Saudi forces kill Shia activist in Qatif
Saudi forces have killed a Shia activist during a raid on his house in the Qatif region, Eastern Province.
4:18 [Mondo Weiss] (E)
Two more Tamimi family members are said to be arrested, as Ahed, 16, appears in court
Today the arrest of Ahed Tamimi, 16, in occupied Nabi Saleh early Tuesday morning, after a video surfaced showing her slapping an Israeli soldier, is gaining global attention, including from the Washington Post. The malignant piece in the Post quotes Israelis calling her "Shirley Temper," as if Ahed chose to be in an occupied besieged village as a career move at age 10.
1:57 [Rusréinfo] (F)
Bagdag autorise la Russie à frapper Daesh en Irak
Alors que la Russie retire une partie de ses troupes de Syrie suite à la déroute de l’Etat Islamique, Bagdag vient d’autoriser Moscou à effectuer des frappes en Irak, ayant constaté que les terroristes de Daech s’enfuient en masse de la Syrie vers l’Irak. Ces frappes permettront également de couper les voies utilisées pour approvisionner les terroristes syriens depuis l’Irak.
1:57 [ZeroHedge] (E)
Syria`s Assad Calls US-Backed Kurdish Militia "Traitors" Under Foreign Control
On Monday Syrian President Bashar al-Assad described US-backed forces in eastern Syria as “traitors” during a meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.
1:56 [Sputnik news] (F)
Les réfugiés syriens d’el-Rukban bloqués près de la base militaire US par les terroristes
Les réfugiés syriens souhaitant quitter le camp d’el-Rukban, à la frontière avec la Jordanie, seraient bloqués à la sortie du camp par des terroristes à proximité de la base militaire américaine d’al-Tanf, d’après une source de Sputnik.
1:56 [France-Irak Actualité] (F)
Manifestations anti-KRG : Le sang coule au Kurdistan irakien
Depuis lundi dernier, les Kurdes manifestent massivement contre leurs dirigeants à Soulimaniya, Kalar, Ranya, Taqtaq, Chamchamal, Koya, Rawanduz, Halabja, Said Sadiq, et Qaladze, les accusant d’être des « incapables » et des « voleurs ».
20:02 [SANA] (E)
Army regains two villages in Idleb countryside, kills terrorists in Damascus Countryside
The Syrian Arab Army continued its military operations against Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization in Beit Jin area and Mogher al-Mir village, inflicting heavy losses upon terrorists’ personnel and equipment.
19:08 [SANA] (E)
Legal status of 121 persons from Homs countryside settled
121 persons from Homs northern countryside have had their legal status settled on Wednesday in framework of the local reconciliations, according to SANA’s reporter in Homs.
18:16 [Muraselon] (E)
Map: Syrian Army breaks through Al-Qaeda defenses in southern Idlib
On Wednesday, the Syrian forces initiated offensive storming two villages of Abu Dali and Mushairfah that is located 60 kilometers south of Idlib provincial capital.
11:20 [Memo] (E)
Qatar to open embassy in Iraq next year
Qatar is planning to open an embassy in Baghdad next year, the country’s Emir Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani announced on Sunday.
11:05 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Syrian Army storms another town in southeast Aleppo
According to a military source in the Aleppo Governorate, the Syrian Army has entered Al-Ramleh after a fierce battle with the jihadist rebels; however, they have yet to capture more than the eastern flank of the town.
11:03 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Syrian Army gains fire control over entire west Damascus pocket following new advance
Reports go on to clarify that the road running from two major jihadist strongholds inside the Beit Jinn pocket, the towns of Mazaraat Beit Jinn and Mughir al-Mir, is now within direct-fire range of army artillery, anti-tank missiles and even medium machine guns.
2:38 [Al Masdar News] (E)
East Ghouta headed towards full reonciliation as big agreement is signed
A Russian delegation from the Reconciliation Center in Hmeimim entered Eastern Ghouta today to meet with the elderly Sheikhs and leading figures of Deir Assafir , Shabaa , Hatitet Al-Turkman, Al-Rakabiyah , Al-Bayad and Al-Khamsiyah.
22:34 [SANA] (E)
Army advances in Idleb southern Countryside, destroys Jabhat al-Nusra position in Hama countryside
The Army units, backed by air force, continued their military operations against Jabhat al-Nasra and other groups affiliated to it in a number of villages and towns on both sides of the administrative border between Hama and Idleb, inflicting heavy losses upon them in the personnel and equipment.
21:46 [NRT TV] (E)
Special forces arrest president of New Generation in Sulaimani
As protests broke out in parts of the Kurdistan Region on Monday, Abdulwahid called on the people to support and join them. In addition, he urged the demonstrators against violence.
21:32 [Desert Peace] (E)
Detailed Report Of Murder In Gaza … `first They Took His Legs, Then His Life`
The truth behind the murder of Ibrahim Abu Thoraya The Israeli military first took his legs, then his life
20:40 [South Front] (E)
Intra-Kurdish Tensions In Iraqi Kurdistan Region Leave 16 Protestors Killed, 90 Injured – Reports
Clashes between protesters and security forces of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in the area of Ranya left 16 protesters dead and over 90 injured, according to local sources covering the tensions.
1:27 [The Unz Review] (E)
Jerusalem in My Heart
The Palestinians of East Jerusalem have it better than other Palestinians: they have no citizenship, but they can move more-or-less freely about the whole of Palestine, including the “old Israel”. They are pragmatic and patriotic. They consider themselves the guardians of their legacy, including the great shrines of al Aqsa and of the Holy Sepulchre. If and when the Jews touch the shrines, they respond in force, as it happened last August when Israel tried to limit the access to the Mosque.
1:22 [RT Deutsch] (D)
„Netanjahu in den Knast“: Tausende Israelis marschieren gegen Korruption in Tel Aviv
Bereits zum dritten Mal demonstrierten Tausende Menschen gegen die Korruption in der israelischen Regierung. Am Tag zuvor verhörten Betrugsbekämpfer und Staatsanwaltschaft den israelischen Premierminister Benjamin Netanjahu zum siebten Mal.
18:22 [KenFM] (D)
Israelische Scharfschützen haben einen an beiden Beinen amputierten Palästinenser mit einem Kopfschuss getötet.
17:28 [NRT TV] (E)
Protesters torch offices of five main parties, Asayish directorate in Piramagroon
Thousands of protesters poured into the streets on Monday (December 18) in parts of the Kurdistan Region against the delay of salaries and lack of services.
14:40 [NRT TV] (E)
Protests erupt in parts of Kurdistan Region (Videos)
Thousands of protestors took to the streets in ten cities in the Kurdistan Region on Monday (December 18), demanding salary payments and services.
6:45 [Press TV] (E)
Syrian forces uncover, destroy 300m terrorists’ tunnel in Damascus countryside
After military units thoroughly investigated the tunnel, they found out that the terrorists were planning to use the tunnel to access military positions around a Women’s Prison in the Tal Kurdi region.
0:51 [Réseau Internmational] (F)
Après Dieu, et Lord Balfour : Trump promet Jérusalem à Israël
"Celui qui m’a changé en exilé m’a changé en bombe. Je sais que je vais mourir, je sais que je livre une bataille perdue au présent, car elle est d’avenir. Et je sais que la Palestine –sur la carte—est loin. Et je sais que vous avez oublié mon nom dont vous avez falsifié la traduction. Et tout cela je le sais." Mahmoud Darwich
0:50 [Réseau International] (F)
Jérusalem et la mystique de l’élection
Comme le montre la naïveté des commentaires sur la crise actuelle, on ne comprend pas les conflits du Proche-Orient si l’on oublie l’essentiel.
0:49 [Réseau International] (F)
Jérusalem – Israël va devoir tout reprendre à zéro : le fruit n’était pas encore mûr
Je ne sais pas si MBS et MBZ sont conscients de ce qui vient de se passer, mais ils finiront par comprendre quand il sera trop tard que l’affaire de Jérusalem vient de rendre obsolète leur cheval de bataille qui a consisté à exacerber un conflit entre Sunnites et Chiites.
21:07 [Sputnik Deutschland] (D)
Syrische Flüchtlinge beschweren sich bei Moskau und Damaskus über US-Soldaten
Die Einwohner des Flüchtlingscamps al-Rukban nahe der syrischen Grenze zu Jordanien haben die syrischen Behörden und Russland um Beistand bei der Lieferung von Hilfsgütern gebeten, berichtet die Nachrichtenagentur RIA Novosti unter Verweis auf eine informierte Quelle. Die Hilfslieferungen werden von US-amerikanischen Soldaten verhindert.
20:10 [Sayed Hasan] (F)
Hassan Nasrallah : nous allons libérer Al-Quds (Jérusalem) et toute la Palestine (CENSUREE PAR YOUTUBE)
Discours du Secrétaire Général du Hezbollah, Sayed Hassan Nasrallah, le 11 décembre 2017, lors de la manifestation à Beyrouth dénonçant la décision de Donald Trump de reconnaître Al-Quds (Jérusalem) comme capitale d’Israël
19:16 [wunderhaft] (D)
Zionismus im Widerspruch zu Menschenrechten und universeller Gerechtigkeit: Israels Justizministern, Ayeket Shaked sagt die Wahrheit
Nun ist es ausgesprochen! Der Zionismus widerspricht nicht nur den Menschenrechten, sondern auch der universellen Gerechtigkeit. Der Zionismus steht über allem. Niemand anderes als die israelische Justizministerin, Ayelet Shaked, sagte das auf einer von der Israeli BAR Association in Tel Aviv organisierten Konferenz.
17:19 [Sic Semper Tyrannis] (E)
Iran to Syria route is open now
Israeli air attacks against vehicles moving from Iran to Syria along this route, but it is a mighty victory for Iranian strategy in the region.
0:38 [Press TV] (E)
Al-Quds will be graveyard of conspiracies against Palestine: Haniyeh
The politburo chief of the Palestinian Islamic resistance movement, Hamas, has reiterated that resistance against Israel could certainly secure a final victory for the Palestinian nation, stressing that Israeli occupied Jerusalem al-Quds will be a “graveyard of conspiracies” against Palestine.
22:15 [Réseau Voltaire] (F)
L’Armée arabe syrienne créé une nouvelle force pour amnistier les combattants de l’ASL
Dans le cadre des accords de réconciliation, l’Armée arabe syrienne a créé une nouvelle force pour accueillir les membres de l’Armée syrienne libre qui ont été amnistiés : l’Armée des tribus. Elle sera commandée par cheikh Abdulaziz al-Rifaï
22:14 [Southfront] (E)
Israel Security Forces Kill Palestinian Protestor During Live Broadcast
On December 15, Israeli security forces shot and killed a Palestinian protestor near the Beit El checkpoint north of the city of al-Bireh in the Western Bank. Palestinian and Israeli sources said that the protestor was armed with a knife and he was approaching a service member of the security forces to stab him when he was shot to death with over 20 bullets. The accident took place during a live broadcast of the Jordanian al-Hayat TV.
20:03 [ARD] (D)
IS nutzte Waffen aus der EU
Mitglieder des sogenannten "Islamischen Staates" nutzten während ihrer Terrorherrschaft in Syrien und dem Irak große Mengen Waffen und Munition aus Europa. Das belegt eine umfassende Studie der Organisation Conflict Armament Research im Auftrag der Europäischen Union. Nach Recherchen von NDR und WDR setzten auch andere Milizen Waffen aus Europa ein.
16:30 [SANA] (E)
Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists eliminated, their weapons destroyed in Hama countryside
Army units have carried out precise military operations against Jabhat al-Nusra gatherings in the northeastern countryside of Hama.
0:04 [RT Deutsch] (D)
Türkei: Geschäftsmann setzt Kopfgeld in Höhe von 780.000 US-Dollar auf CIA- und Pentagonbeamte aus
Die Belohnung für Informationen, die zur Verhaftung eines ehemaligen Spitzenbeamten der CIA namens Graham Fuller und eines ehemaligen Beamten des Pentagon mit dem Namen Michael Rubin führen, hat letzte Woche ein Anwalt im Auftrag des türkischen Geschäftsmanns ausgelobt, berichtete die türkische Zeitung Cumhuriyet.
23:14 [SANA] (E)
Hundreds of Syrians and Palestinians show solidarity with al-Quds, denounce Trump’s decision
Demonstrations and protests against US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize al-Quds (Jerusalem)as the capital of the Israeli occupation entity and the transfer of the US embassy to it continue.
22:55 [SANA] (E)
Army seizes control over strategic hills in Beit Jinn Farm, Damascus countryside
Army units, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, continued operations against Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization and seized full control over a number of strategic hills northeast of Beit Jann farm in Damascus countryside.
3:54 [Assawra] (F)
Des agents infiltrés israéliens dispersent une manifestation en Cisjordanie
Les forces israéliennes ont recours à ces agents connus sous le nom de "Moustaaribine" (littéralement "ceux qui se déguisent en Arabes") pour mettre la main sur des agitateurs lors de manifestations en Cisjordanie ou à Jérusalem.
3:53 [The Duran] (E)
The OIC Declaration enables Russia to lead the Two-State Solution
The OIC Summit in Istanbul saw its members agree to recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine, implying that West Jerusalem exists and could potentially be the capital of Israel following its formal recognition, which is in essence exactly what Moscow proposed in April of this year and thus enables Russia to take the lead in seeking a two-state solution to the long-standing conflict.
3:49 [Strategic Culture Foundation] (F)
Iraqi Shia Militias Threaten to Strike US Forces: Assessment and Implications
Au mépris des mises en garde venant du monde entier, le Président Trump a proclamé Jérusalem capitale d’Israël.
20:17 [SANA] (E)
Army continues hunting down al-Nusra terrorists in Hama countryside
Syrian Arab Army units achieved new advances during their continued operations to eradicate terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra from the northeastern countryside of Hama.
16:24 [Russie politics] (F)
La Russie acte politiquement sa victoire militaire en Syrie
Depuis septembre 2015, la date à laquelle elle a accepté la demande d`Assad de venir aider l`armée régulière contre le terrorisme, l`aviation a effectué plus de 28 000 vols, parfois avec 80-100 sorties par jour, et a détruit plus de 90 000 cibles identifiées par le renseignement.
9:03 [Jasminrevolution] (D)
EU-Boss Juncker: Sklaventreiber in Libyen
Massenmorde, -vergewaltigungen und Sklaverei in Libyen: Sogar die nicht sonderlich westkritische NGO Amnesty International (AI) hat der Europäischen Union jetzt eine Mitschuld an Menschenrechtsverletzungen gegenüber Migranten in Libyen nachgewiesen. Die EU unterstütze libysche „Behörden“, die mit Schleusern zusammen Flüchtlinge und Migranten folterten, so AI.
1:39 [The American Conservative] (E)
Mideast Peacemaking is No Longer Made-in-America
As 2017 comes to a close, the warring parties in Syria are moving towards reconciliation—but the U.S. is not among them.
1:17 [Moon of Alabama] (E)
U.S. Surrenders On Syria
Resistance Turns Eyes On Israel
1:14 [The Duran] (E)
Confirmed: Palestinian President to visit Egypt and Turkey
Abbas will meet with the Presidents of Egypt and Turkey rather than the Vice President of the United States.
1:12 [The Duran] (E)
Turkey and Jordan reconsidering relations with Israel
On the 13th of December, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host a summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to discuss how to deal with Donald Trump’s universally condemned decision to recognise Jerusalem al-Quds as the Israeli capital.
1:11 [Europalestine] (F)
Voici ce qui se passe en Palestine en ce moment : vidéo !
La barbarie de l’occupant là, devant nos yeux. Et une détestation qui ne cesse de grandir dans le monde entier pour cette occupation, cette volonté de déshumaniser les Palestiniens, de les détruire, pour ce régime qui fait penser aux pires dictatures, et qui déconsidère à tout jamais l’ensemble des gouvernants qui se taisent lâchement.
1:01 [Nachrichten heute] (D)
Aus illegal mach legal: Der US- israelische „Friedensplan“ für Palästina
In der vergangenen Woche hat US Präsident Donald Trump Jerusalem – das ganze Jerusalem – als Hauptstadt Israels anerkannt. Die Verlegung der US Botschaft dorthin soll auf dem Fusse folgen, ebenso die sogenannten Friedengespräche zwischen Israel und Palästina, wobei die USA den „Vermittler“ spielen wollen. Völkerrechtlich: Schwachsinn
1:00 [The American Conservative] (E)
Did Saudi Arabia Just Try To Give the West Bank to Israel?
The crown prince could be working to engineer a two-state solution that favors Israel. The Trump declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocating the U.S. embassy there is as historically significant to Israel’s control of Jerusalem as the Balfour Declaration was to recognizing the rights of the Jewish people in Palestine.
20:42 [Press TV] (E)
Yemeni snipers kill 19 Saudi troopers, mercenaries in retaliatory attacks
Yemeni army soldiers, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, have shot dead 19 Saudi troops and pro-Saudi militiamen loyal to resigned Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi in the kingdom’s southwestern border region of Najran.
15:35 [RT] (E)
Turkey criticizes Arab states’ ‘weakness’ ahead of Istanbul summit on Jerusalem
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has invited leaders from more than 50 Muslim countries to agree a response. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said: “It seems some countries are very timid of the US.” Egypt and the United Arab Emirates will send foreign ministers, while Saudi Arabia had yet to say how it would participate.
14:58 [Al Masdar News] (E)
ISIS launches shock offensive against Syrian Army, crosses the Euphrates in force
According to fresh reports from military-affiliated sources, an ISIS strike force stationed on the eastern shore of the Euphrates carried out a powerful cross-river assault against the Syrian Arab Army late yesterday, striking military positions north of Abu Kamal.
14:37 [SANA] (E)
Army eradicates last gatherings of Jabhat al-Nusra at Tal al-Maqtoul in Damascus Countryside
Army units inflicted heavy losses upon Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the areas of Beit Jin and Mugher al-Mir in Damascus southwestern countryside.
14:34 [RT] (E)
2 Palestinians on motorcycle killed in ‘drone’ attack, IDF deny involvement
Two men on a motorcycle were reportedly killed in a drone strike carried out by the Israeli military in the Gaza Strip Tuesday, according to Palestinian media reports.
23:35 [The Duran] (E)
Palestine suspends all talks with US
It would appear that Palestine now favours Russia as a de-facto global mediator.
15:44 [Press TV] (E)
US is partner in bloodshed with al-Quds move, Erdogan says
“With their decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel`s capital, the United States has become a partner in the bloodshed,” the Turkish president noted.
15:38 [Press TV] (E)
Hezbollah leader says Trump, White House isolated over al-Quds decision
The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement says the recent decision by US President Donald Trump to formally recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Israel has made the United States and White House isolated in the world.
13:15 [RT] (E)
Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria during surprise visit to Khmeimim Airbase
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria. He gave the command during a surprise visit to Khmeimim Airbase in Syria’s Latakia province on Monday morning.
3:52 [Press TV] (E)
Saudi airstrikes on training base kill 26 people in Yemen’s Hajjah province
At least 26 Yemenis have lost their lives after warplanes belong to the Saudi-led military coalition hit a training camp in the northwestern province of Hajjah.
2:01 [Press TV] (F)
Qods : le piège se referme sur Israël
D’une évolution à l’autre, pas un jour ne passe sans qu’un nouveau fait ne se produise au Moyen-Orient avec son cortège de surprises et d’inattendus. Or, ce tourbillon stratégique renvoie à une crainte profonde : les plans concoctés depuis plusieurs décennies au Moyen-Orient n’ont pas abouti ; pis, ce sont des effets inverses qui se sont produits à tous les coups.
1:57 [Global Relay Network] (F)
Ô Jérusalem! Requiem pour une solution à deux états
Il a peut-être des petites mains, mais le Président US Donald Trump semble avoir un grand pied. Et avec son choix de reconnaître Jérusalem en tant que capitale d’Israël, il l’a envoyé avec force dans cette partie de la diplomatie conventionnelle internationale de pacification du Moyen-Orient qui ne voit jamais le soleil.
1:57 [The Electronic Intifada] (E)
Oh Jerusalem: Requiem for the two-state solution
He may have small hands, but US President Donald Trump appears to have a big foot. And with his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, he has shoved it squarely up the part of conventional international Middle East peacemaking diplomacy that never sees the sun.
1:51 [Pars today] (F)
Idlib: Moscou dit non à la CIA
« La Russie n’a aucun plan d’action au sujet de la coopération avec les États-Unis sur la zone de désescalade dans la province d’Idlib », a déclaré le chef de la diplomatie russe, Sergueï Lavrov lors d’une conférence de presse à Vienne en marge d’une réunion de l’OSCE (Organisation pour la sécurité et la coopération en Europe).
20:20 [Mondo Weiss] (E)
‘My aim is not to resolve the conflict’ — former top Israeli negotiator
"My aim is not to resolve the conflict. My aim is to secure a Jewish democratic Israel . . . the Zionist vision that came true 70 years ago," Gilead Sher, an Israeli negotiator at Camp David in 2000, says. Settlers, he says, are much happier with the status quo. If you ever wondered why there has been no peace deal, here`s your answer.
17:17 [Press TV] (E)
Israeli police officer seriously wounded in al-Quds stabbing assault
An Israeli police officer has sustained critical injuries after a Palestinian man carried out a stabbing attack in the wake of the recent decision by US President Donald Trump to recognize Israeli-occupied Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of the Tel Aviv regime.
17:13 [Press TV] (E)
Gazans burn photos of Saudi king, crown prince
The rally, organized by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), drew thousands in the besieged enclave to protest the most serious inroad in recent years to the third holiest site in Islam.
16:24 [RT] (E)
Erdogan slams Israel as ‘terrorist state’ that ‘kills children’
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out against Israel Sunday, calling it a ‘terrorist state’ that ‘kills children.’ Erdogan promised to fight to the bitter end against Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state.
16:01 [Sputnik Deutschland] (D)
Arabische Liga zu Trumps Jerusalem-Beschluss: Palästina global anerkennen, USA zurechtweisen
Die Führung der Arabischen Liga hat die Weltgemeinschaft aufgerufen, den Staat Palästina mit der Hauptstadt in Ostjerusalem anzuerkennen sowie die USA aufgefordert, die Anerkennung von Jerusalem als israelische Hauptstadt zurückzuziehen. Dies meldete die Nachrichtenagentur Middle East News Agency am Sontag.
15:57 [MintPress News] (E)
"We Will Not Serve in Your Army!” Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem Beaten, Arrested for Refusing Draft
While U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement to move the Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has dangerously fueled an international powder keg, another keg is burning in the heart of that city....Rabbi Hirsh in Jerusalem told me that the IDF is seen by the community as an army of occupation that wages needless wars and oppresses the Palestinian people.
15:56 [Moon of Alabama] (E)
Syria - ISIS Is Defeated - The U.S. Is Next In Line
The Islamic State in Syrian and Iraq is officially defeated. The UN resolution which allowed other countries to fight ISIS within Syria and Iraq no longer applies. But the U.S. military, despite the lack of any legal basis, wants to continue its occupation of Syria`s north-east. The attempt to do so will fail. Its Kurdish allies in the area are already moving away from it and now prefer Russian protection.
3:27 [Blauer Bote Magazin] (D)
Marco Glowatzki: Bericht aus Syrien (Youtube-Videos)
Der Hamburger Schneidermeister und Modeschöpfer Marco Glowatzki ist im November/Dezember 2017 erneut in Syrien unterwegs, um sich ein Bild der Lage vor Ort zu machen. In seinem Youtube-Channel veröffentlicht er kurze Videos zu seinen Erlebnissen vor Ort – aus den Gegenden um Tartous, Banias oder Hama beispielsweise – und zeigt das aktuelle Leben der Menschen in dem vom Krieg geschundenen Land Syrien.
20:48 [Parteibuch] (D)
Irak erklärt ISIS für besiegt
Der irakische Regierungschef Haider Al-Abadi hat am heutigen Samstag bekanntgegeben, dass die Terrorgruppe ISIS im Irak besiegt ist, nachdem irakische Sicherheitskräfte die komplette Wüstengegend an der Grenze zu Syrien unter Kontrolle gebracht haben.
13:45 [Press TV] (E)
Riyadh advancing Israeli interests, Palestinian officials worry
Palestinian officials have expressed worry that Saudi Arabia is forgoing important Palestinian rights as it acts behind the scenes to advance a United States “grand bargain” over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that heavily favors Israel.
13:34 [SANA] (E)
Palestinians continue demonstrations against Trump’s decision on Jerusalem, four killed
Two Palestinians were killed in airstrikes staged by Israeli warplanes on Gaza Strip at dawn on Saturday as the total number of the martyrs since yesterday rose to four.
0:13 [youtube] (E)
Yemen Cries For Humanitarian Help - Soraya Tebbani
108morris interviewing an insider of Yemen`s quagmire
23:55 [Press TV] (E)
Tillerson warns Saudi about its actions in Mideast
"With respect to Saudi Arabia`s engagement with Qatar, how they`re handling the Yemen war that they`re engaged in, the Lebanon situation, we would encourage them to be a bit more measured and a bit more thoughtful in those actions to, I think, fully consider the consequences," Tillerson said.
20:57 [Al Waght] (E)
Saudi Warplanes Intimidate Pro-Palestinian Demonstrators in Yemen
Saudi warplanes have intimidatingly flown over hundreds of thousands of Yemenis who protested on Friday afternoon against the US decision to recognize Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of the Israeli entity.
20:46 [Sputnik] (E)
Trump’s Jerusalem Move to Hinder Return of Palestinian Refugees - Lebanese PM
The ministerial meeting of the International Support Group for Lebanon, currently being hosted by France, is aimed at rallying support for Lebanon and Hariri, whose resignation last month, from which he later stepped back, has sparked fears of renewed turmoil in the crisis-ridden region.
19:23 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Iraqi forces liberate 35 villages from IS terrorists near Syrian border
According to Hashd Al-Sha’abi’s official media wing, the Iraqi Armed Forces liberated at least 35 villages in western Iraq, while also killing 21 Islamic State terrorists and destroying several armored vehicles.
19:21 [Sputnik] (E)
Israeli Servicemen Down Rocket Fired From Gaza Strip - IDF
The latest missile launch is already the third in the past two days as tensions between Palestine and Israel have been mounting in the wake of US President Trump`s Jerusalem decision.
19:13 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Thousands of Jordanian protesters demand government cut ties with Israel
Thousands of Jordanians took to the streets of Amman on Friday to protest the decision by the U.S. President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. During their march in ‘Amman, the demonstrators demanded that their government cut all ties with Israel in protest of Donald Trump’s decision.
16:02 [SANA] (E)
Army kills scores of al-Nusra terrorists in Aleppo countryside
The Syrian Arab Army, in cooperation with the allied forces, continued on Friday its operations to eradicate Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization from the southeastern countryside of Aleppo.
5:56 [Press TV] (E)
Israeli tank, aircraft attack Gaza security posts
The Israeli military says an aircraft and a tank have targeted two security posts in the besieged Gaza Strip.
23:44 [Press TV] (E)
Protesters in Jordan vow to fight Trump`s al-Quds decision
Hundreds of Jordanians have gathered near the US embassy in the capital Amman to protest against US President Donald Trump`s recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel`s "capital."
23:30 [EIR] (E)
Responses to Trump Announcement to Move Embassy to Jerusalem
President Donald Trump announced today that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but he plans to delay actually moving the embassy from Tel Aviv due to logistical constraints.
18:12 [SANA] (E)
159 persons have their legal status settled in Hasaka
159 persons from Hasaka city and its countryside had their legal status settled in the framework of the continued local reconciliations in all provinces.
16:41 [Sputnik Deutschland] (D)
„Trump ist Mixer“: Erdogan wird Jerusalem-Frage mit Putin erörtern
Der türkische Präsident Recep Tayyip Erdogan wird die Entscheidung seines US-Amtskollegen Donald Trump, Jerusalem als Hauptstadt Israels anzuerkennen, mit dem russischen Staatschef Wladimir Putin erörtern.
16:30 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Military commander of FSA seriously wounded by Russian forces while fighting alongside Al-Qaeda
According to a Syrian military report, the commander of Jaysh Al-Nasr, Hassan Abu Al-Bara’a, was critically wounded, today, when a Russian jet bombed the FSA’s operation room near the town of Al-Rahjan in northeastern Hama.
15:36 [Al Jazeera] (E)
Erdogan: US Jerusalem move puts region in ring of fire
Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticised US President Donald Trump`s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel`s capital, saying it would throw this region into "a ring of fire".
15:32 [Press TV] (E)
Yemeni Houthi Ansarullah fighters stage show of force in Sana’a
Yemeni Houthi Ansarullah fighters have staged a show of force in Sana’a by holding a mass memorial ceremony for comrades killed during this month`s bitter clashes with loyalists to slain former president Ali Abdullah Saleh for the control of the capital.
15:19 [Press TV] (E)
Palestine’s Hamas calls for ‘rage day’ against US, Israel
The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas decries as a declaration of “war” a US decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the “capital” of the occupying regime in Israel, calling for a “day of rage” against Washington and Tel Aviv.
14:39 [Sputnik Deutschland] (D)
Assad: „Nicht Trump, sondern Geschichte“ besiegelt Jerusalems Schicksal
Das Schicksal Jerusalems soll nicht vom Staatschef eines Landes, sondern von der Geschichte besiegelt werden. Dies teilte der syrische Präsident Baschar al-Assad in seinem Twitter-Account mit.
3:14 [Al Jazeera] (E)
Jordan `humiliated` by Trump`s decision on Jerusalem
As Palestinians continue to denounce the Trump administration`s intention of recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, several Arab leaders have voiced their discontent with the move, which many fear will have dangerous consequences for the region as a whole.
17:57 [Mint Press News] (E)
Saudi Weapons of War: Bullets, Bombs, Mercenaries, Media, Blackmail
The Saudi war against Yemen would not be possible without military support from the United States and other Western allies. It also would not be possible without the political and financial clout to control the narrative surrounding one of the most repressive regimes in existence.
16:02 [RT] (E)
‘Declaration of war’: Trump’s Jerusalem decision lights Middle East powder keg
The IDF is on high alert after Hamas called for a “day of rage” ahead of the White House’s expected announcement to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The planned demonstrations come as nations around the world condemn Trump’s decision.
15:52 [flutterbareer] (D)
Syrische Armee erobert alle Dörfer westlich des Euphrats, Weg zwischen Damaskus und Bagdad frei
Damit ist die gesamte Westbank des Euphrats unter der Kontrolle der syrischen Armee, viele Syrer kehren von den syrischen Flüchtlingslagern in ihre Heimat zurück.
14:09 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Road from Beirut to Tehran opened after Syrian Army’s victory in Deir Ezzor
The Iranian government may have scored their most important regional victory of the year after their allies from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) liberated the entire western bank of the Euphrates River in the Deir Ezzor Governorate today.
11:59 [RT Deutsch] (D)
Israel protestiert gegen Korruption - Netanjahu verschärft Kriegsrhetorik
Gegen den israelischen Ministerpräsidenten richten sich nicht weniger als vier Ermittlungsverfahren. Die Staatsanwaltschaft wirft ihm Korruption, Bestechlichkeit und Steuerhinterziehung vor. Unterdessen wird die außenpolitische Rhetorik gegen den Iran immer schärfer.
11:04 [Press TV] (E)
‘Detained Saudi princes, tycoons agree to cash settlements’
The majority of high-profile figures recently detained in Saudi Arabia’s mass purge of royals and businessmen have agreed to monetary settlements in exchange for their freedom, the Saudi attorney general says.
11:00 [Press TV] (E)
Saudi-led coalition intensifies airstrikes against Yemen after death of Saleh
The Saudi-led coalition has intensified its airstrikes against the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, and other areas following the killing of the former Yemeni president, Ali Abdullah Saleh.
0:37 [RT Deutsch] (D)
Jerusalem-Konflikt: Erdogan droht mit Abbruch diplomatischer Beziehungen zu Israel
Die Anerkennung werde zum Abbruch aller diplomatischen Beziehungen zu Israel führen, warnte das Staatsoberhaupt.
0:22 [Press TV] (E)
Saudis play pro-Palestinian by warning Trump
Saudis warn Trump over embassy relocation to Jerusalem
14:39 [RT] (E)
Turkey threatens to ax diplomatic ties with Israel if US recognizes Jerusalem as capital
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would be a “red line” for Muslims. He also warned such a step would force Ankara to cut diplomatic ties with the Jewish state.
14:18 [Press TV] (E)
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri rescinds resignation: Cabinet
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has revoked his resignation, the country’s cabinet says, one month after he made a surprise departure announcement in the Saudi capital of Riyadh and threw the Middle Eastern country into political turmoil.
13:07 [SANA] (E)
Army’s Air Defense shoots down 3 Israeli missiles near Damascus countryside
The army’s air defense confronted an Israeli missile attack on one of the military posts in Damascus countryside, destroying three of them.
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