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19:46 [RT] (E)
Arrested Saudi royals must cough up 70% of their wealth in exchange for freedom - report
Riyadh seems to have found the way to curb the budget deficit caused by lower oil prices. As the Financial Times report, Saudi officials are offering the arrested royals a deal – pay up to 70 percent of your wealth and go free. The Saudi government could appropriate hundreds of billions of dollars from the arrested to refill depleted state reserves, according to the media.
19:40 [irib] (D)
Irakischer Innenminister: IS steht im Irak kurz vor Vernichtung
Der irakische Innenminister hat die vollständige Befreiung der Stadt Rawa aus den Fängen der IS-Terrormiliz bekannt gegeben und betont, aus militärischer Sicht ist der IS im Irak vernichtet.
19:12 [Counterpunch] (E)
Live from Baghdad: the Secret of Iraq’s Renaissance
On a sandstorm-swept morning in Baghdad earlier last week, Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, the legendary deputy leader of Hashd al-Shaabi, a.k.a. People Mobilization Units (PMUs) and the actual mastermind of numerous ground battles against ISIS/Daesh, met a small number of independent foreign journalists and analysts
19:09 [Fort Russ] (E)
Iraqi Forces kill scores of ISIS terrorists who are fleeing their last bastion en masse
The Iraqi Forces yesterday liberated 13 villages and killed 45 ISIS terrorists in scope of their operations in the areas of Jazeera and Upper Euphrates that have been going on for the past three days.
19:04 [The American Conservative] (E)
Washington Relegated to Bystander Status in Syria Talks
Yet it is still attempting to manipulate, and will lose at that, too. Russia’s multifaceted involvement in the Syrian war has now tipped the advantage decisively in favor of the government led by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
19:01 [Mint Press News] (E)
Israel, Saudi Arabia Deepen Ties With Iran Intelligence Sharing Agreement
Israel’s Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot said that Iran is the “biggest threat to the region,” and that Tel Aviv and Riyadh are in full agreement about Iran’s intentions, noting that Israel and Saudi Arabia have never fought each other.
1:26 [Assawra] (F)
Hariri en France "dans les prochains jours" à l`invitation de Macron, selon l`Elysée
Face aux spéculations sur ce séjour qui se prolonge, le chef de l’Etat libanais Michel Aoun a haussé le ton contre Ryad.
1:22 [Comité Valmy] (E)
Saad Hariri : La guerre de Méditerranée a commencé.
En réalité, l’activisme dont fait preuve Mohamed Ben Salman semble être la conséquence d’un grand désarroi de la part de la dynastie royale. Car l’avenir pour elle s’annonce menaçant.
14:58 [RT] (E)
Israel is ready to share intelligence on Iran with Saudi Arabia – IDF chief
The chief of staff of Israel`s military (IDF) told Saudi Alaf newspaper in an unprecedented interview that his country is ready to share intelligence on Iran with Riyadh.
14:49 [SANA] (E)
Army kills six Daesh terrorists in al-Boukamal surroundings
Local sources in the eastern countryside reported that a car exploded while Daesh terrorists were preparing it to be detonated, killing and injuring many of them.
13:35 [Voltairenet] (D)
Israel lehnt den Russischen-US Friedensplan in Syrien ab
Der israelische Ministerpräsident Benjamin Netanyahu, sagte anlässlich einer Tagung seiner Partei, die Likud, dass er gegen den Russischen-US Friedensplan in Syrien ist. Er verwies auf die Informationen von der BBC, laut denen der Iran eine permanente Militärbasis in der Nähe von Damaskus (siehe unten Satellitenfotos) einrichten durfte.
4:21 [Zero Hedge] (E)
Millions Face Starvation In Yemen Due To US-Ally Saudi Arabia`s Blockade
Two years ago, German intelligence warned the world of the unique risks Saudi Arabia posed to the region.I covered it at the time in the post, German Intelligence Warns – Saudi Arabia to Play “Destabilizing Role” in the Middle East. Here’s an excerpt.
0:39 [Mint Press News] (E)
Netanyahu: Israel Will Act Alone to Force Iran Out of Syria
“Iran is scheming to entrench itself militarily in Syria. They want to create a permanent air, land and sea military presence, with the declared intent of using Syria as a base from which to destroy Israel.”
18:06 [Press TV] (E)
Iraqi army forces, allies retake over dozen villages in Anbar
Iraqi government forces, backed by allied fighters from Popular Mobilization Units, have established control over more than a dozen villages in the country’s western province of Anbar
16:14 [Information Clearing House] (E)
Saudi: Palestinian Abbas Must Endorse US’ Plan or Leave
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman has told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that he has to back Donald Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian peace deal or resign.
15:20 [Muraselon] (E)
Al-Bukamal Map Update | Syrian Army, Allies impose fire control over Al-Bukamal
The Syrian Army backed by its allies resumed the military campaign towards the last Islamic State bulwark of the bordering city of Al-Bukamal.
15:16 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Syrian Army seizes new village in northeast Hama
Led by the Qalamoun Shield and 4th Mechanized Division, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the two villages of Arfah and Al-Rabdeh this morning.
15:08 [SANA] (E)
Army regains control over new areas in Hama countryside
Syrian Arab Army units, in cooperation with the supporting forces, reestablished control over Qaser Shawei town in al-Hamra area northeast of Hama city after eliminating Jabhat al-Nusra positions in the town.
13:32 [Mondo Weiss] (E)
Target Hezbollah
Israel backed al-Qaeda and the Islamic State in Syria in an effort to weaken Bashar al-Assad and Iran. The effort has failed and now Israel and Saudi Arabia are turning their attention to Lebanon where two mysterious events over the past week indicate that Hezbollah may be in Israel’s sights.
12:53 [Voltairenet] (E)
President Macron snubbed by Saudi Arabia
Having hastily organised a detour via Saudi Arabia in order to repatriate the Lebanese Prime Minister, who is being held prisoner with his family there, President Emmanuel Macron had to swallow an unprecedented public affront. Although the French and Western Press did everything they could to camouflage the events, Arab public opinion could not help but note the staggering loss of French prestige and influence in the Middle East.
12:50 [wunderhaft] (D)
Die Zusammenarbeit von Israel und Saudi-Arabien bei der Ergreifung der Kontrolle über den Mittleren Osten
Die kürzlich durchgesickerte geheime Depesche des israelischen Außenministeriums an all seine diplomatischen Einrichtungen deutet auf die List hin, deren Ziel die politische Zwietracht im Libanon und eine möglicherweise gemeinsame militärische Konfrontation von Saudi-Arabien und Israel ist.
12:50 [Voltaire Netzwerk] (D)
Die von Präsident Macron erlittene Beleidigung in Saudi Arabien
Nach dem hastig organisierten Abstecher nach Saudi-Arabien mit dem Ziel, den libanesischen Ministerpräsidenten, der dort mit seiner Familie gefangen gehalten wird, zurück zu bringen, erlitt Präsident Emmanuel Macron eine beispiellose öffentliche Kränkung. Obwohl die französische und westliche Presse alles getan hat, um einen Teil der Ereignisse zu verbergen, konnte die arabische Öffentlichkeit nur Frankreichs schwindelerregenden Verlust an Ansehen und Einfluss im Nahen Osten konstatieren.
12:44 [Truth News] (E)
‘Saudi, Israel Want To Drag US Into War On Iran’
A former American counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer of the CIA says Israel and Saudi Arabia are not in a position to defeat Iran and hence are trying to drag the United States into a war against the Islamic Republic.
23:42 [South Front] (E)
Israel, Saudi Arabia Setting Preconditions For War With Hezbollah
The crisis in the Middle East is developing further.
23:24 [ZeroHedge] (E)
Arab League To Hold Urgent Meeting On Iran As Saudis Reportedly Mobilize Fighter Jets
The Arab League is set to hold an emergency meeting on Iran at Saudi Arabia`s request, this according to Reuters and various regional sources, at a moment when Saudi fighter jets may be mobilizing for war in an attempted show of force.
23:23 [Proche et Moyen-Orient] (D)
Arabie Saoudite : Apres La Tentative De Coup D’etat…
Comme l’a titré le quotidien Al-Akhbar, dès le lendemain de l’annonce de sa démission sur la chaine de télévision saoudienne Al-Arabia, le Premier ministre libanais Saad Hariri serait l’« otage » du jeune prince héritier Mohamad Ben Salman (MBS). La démission surprise de Saad Hariri constitue sans doute l’un des dégâts collatéraux d’une tentative de coup d’Etat fomenté par les princes, hommes d’affaires et responsables militaires du clan de l’ancien roi Abdallah et d’autres cercles – religieux notamment -, victimes de la révolution de palais mené par l’actuel roi Salman (83 ans)
23:21 [Orient XXI] (F)
Le Liban et le Proche-Orient ébranlés par l’effacement de Saad Hariri
L’Arabie saoudite pense-t-elle pouvoir effacer Saad Hariri de la scène politique ?
17:44 [SANA] (E)
Army regains control over new areas in Hama countryside
Army units, in cooperation with the backup forces, on Monday regained control over Abu al-Gher village in the northeastern countryside of Hama province.
17:43 [abna24] (E)
Tel Aviv signals Israel will continue striking Syria with no respect to de-escalation zone agreement
The Israeli regime has signaled that Tel Aviv would continue with military strikes across the Syrian border to thwart any alleged encroachment by Iranian-allied forces, including the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, even by violating a de-escalation zone designated by Russia and the US in the southwest of the Arab country.
17:41 [Information Clearing House] (E)
Hariri’s Resignation as Prime Minister of Lebanon is Not All it Seems
He certainly did not anticipate what happened to him. Indeed, Hariri had scheduled meetings in Beirut on the following Monday – with the IMF, the World Bank and a series of discussions on water quality improvement; not exactly the action of a man who planned to resign his premiership.
17:35 [Middle East Eye] (F)
Les répercussions financières de la répression saoudienne ne font que commencer
Après les arrestations massives, les investissements à l`intérieur – comme à l’extérieur du royaume – sont remis en question. Les événements attireront-ils les investisseurs – ou les feront-ils fuir ?
9:32 [Sputniknews] (D)
Jemen: Arabische Koalition hebt Blockade von größtem Hafen auf – Quelle
Die von Saudi-Arabien angeführte Koalition hat die zuvor eingeführte Sperre für den größten Hafen in der jemenitischen Stadt Aden aufgehoben, wie eine lokale Quelle gegenüber der russischen Nachrichtenagentur RIA Novosti mitteilte.
9:31 [KenFM] (D)
Saudi-Arabiens Verbrechen im Jemen – unterstützt durch Washington, London und Berlin
Saudi-Arabien hat den Jemen in dieser Woche fast vollständig von der Außenwelt abgeschnitten. Seehäfen und Flughäfen sind geschlossen, sämtliche Zufahrtswege abgeriegelt worden. Das saudische Herrscherhaus treibt damit den seit zweieinhalb Jahren andauernden militärischen Konflikt mit dem Nachbarland auf die Spitze.
9:20 [RT] (E)
Houthis threaten to sink Saudi battleships & oil tankers unless Yemen blockade is lifted
Yemen’s Houthi rebel government has threatened to sink Saudi coalition warships and oil tankers unless Riyadh lifts its blockade which threatens the lives of millions in the war-torn country.
21:22 [Angry Arab] (E)
How Saudi regime tried to organize mass protests in Lebanon against Iran and in support of Saudi kidnapping of Hariri
So for days, the Saudi regime has been trying to organize mass protests in support of Saudi regime policies in Lebanon. Hariri movement refused to participate. Today, they launched the protests: 20 people showed up, largely Ahrar Party (one of the most insignificant right-wing parties) and followers of Hariri tool, Gen. Ashraf Rifi (a founding board member of Prince Nayif University for Security and Torture).
21:15 [Angry Arab] (E)
Bahaa Hariri, as Saudi regime choice for Lebanon
I wrote this article several months ago about how Bahaa Hariri is entering Lebanese politics through the Zionist gates of DC.
12:29 [Fars News Agency] (E)
Syrian Army Kicks off Fresh Operation to Regain Control over Albu Kamal
The Syrian Army Forces have resumed a fresh operation to retake control over the town of Albu Kamal in Southeastern Deir Ezzur after they lost the town to the ISIL on Saturday, a military source reported on Sunday.
12:01 [Union Juive Francaise pour la Paix] (F)
Le survivant du génocide nazi « s’est senti en exil » en Israël
Jacques Bude a survécu au génocide nazi du fait qu’enfant, il a été sauvé par des Belges. Ses parents furent déportés et moururent à Auschwitz. Professeur retraité, Jacques Bude soutient l’appel au boycott des universités israéliennes, complices de la violation des droits palestiniens. Il a enseigné la psychologie sociale à l’Université libre de Bruxelles, mais préfère se définir comme un « déserteur de l’armée israélienne ».
11:59 [irib] (D)
Abbas kündigt Aufhebung der Strafmaßnahmen gegen Gazastreifen an
Laut dem Chef der palästinensischen Autonomiebehörde Mahmoud Abbas werden die gegen den Gazastreifen verhängten Sanktionen nach der vollständigen Kontrolle des Gebiets durch die Regierung der nationalen Einheit, aufgehoben
11:59 [Global Relay Network] (F)
Revirements tectoniques en Arabie Saoudite, sur fond de purge politique radicale
Adam Garrie, directeur de la rédaction de site, devenu ces derniers temps une référence en la matière, nous en livre son analyse à Londres, le 6 novembre 2017. (Video en anglais)
11:56 [Press TV] (F)
Michel Aoun lance un ultimatum à l’Arabie saoudite
Selon ce rapport, le président libanais a dit aux délégations diplomatiques qui sont allées à sa rencontre qu’il n’attendrait pas plus d’une semaine concernant le sort de Saad Hariri et que si le Premier ministre démissionnaire n’était pas rentré dans le pays d’ici là, il protesterait contre l’Arabie saoudite auprès du Conseil de sécurité
11:55 [Pars Today] (F)
Golan occupé : message adressé à l`occupant
Dans un communiqué lu lors des débats de la commission chargée des questions politiques spéciales et de la mise d’une terme au colonialisme, Jaafari a remercié toutes les délégations qui avaient voté pour les projets de résolution relatifs aux articles 53 et 54, dont le projet de résolution concernant le Golan syrien occupé.
11:55 [IVERIS] (F)
La Syrie attend la paix...
Alep est un peu comme un champ de ruines dans lequel ici et là commenceraient à germer des roses. A première vue, c`est toujours un spectacle de désolation, mais partout la vie reprend. Les Alepins nettoient, réparent et les boutiques rouvrent les unes après les autres. Devant les restes de ce que furent les bâtiments historiques s`élèvent des petits tas de pierres, triés, rangés ; ces parpaings millénaires ou centenaires, c`est selon, serviront à la reconstruction.
0:45 [Reseau International] (F)
La démission de Saad Hariri ne semble pas donner les résultats prévus
Saad Hariri dont la séquestration feutrée en Arabie Saoudite se confirme de plus en plus a rendu visite à Abou Dhabi. Cette permission sous contrôle de voyager avait pour destination et destinataire l’éminence grise de Mohamed Ben Salmane à savoir Mohamed Ben Zayed.
0:34 [Voltaire Netzwerk] (D)
Die Huthis bieten den Saud politisches Asyl an
Die Huthi-Rebellen, die den Großteil des Jemen beherrschen, haben den Opfern der Palastrevolution von Riyad politisches Asyl angeboten.
0:31 [Antiwar] (E)
Tillerson Warns Against Using Lebanon as Proxy for Mideast Conflict
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a statement Friday warning countries across the region against using Lebanon as a venue for regional proxy fighting, saying the US strongly backs Lebanese independence.
17:48 [Press TV] (E)
Yemenis to give `unprecedented` response to Saudi possible attack on Hudaydah
The chairman of Yemen’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee has warned the Saudi-led coalition against launching a military assault on the country’s strategic western port city of Hudaydah, stressing the Yemeni forces’ response would be “unprecedented” in such a case.
14:56 [Fars News Agency] (E)
More Militants Endorse Peace with Damascus
Relevant reports said last month that around 100 militants in the Northeastern parts of Aleppo province laid down their arms and turned themselves in to authorities.
14:51 [SANA] (E)
Army foils Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist attack in Hama countryside, kills number of terrorists in Aleppo countryside
Army units thwarted on Saturday Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist attack on a number of military points in the surroundings of Mhardeh power plant, 25km north of Hama city.
14:46 [Sputnik] (E)
Israeli Forces Shoot Down Drone on Syrian Border – IDF
According to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was intercepted with Patriot missiles while on a reconnaissance mission over the demilitarized areas of the Golan Heights, claimed by both Israel and Syria.
14:38 [Press TV] (E)
Iraqi forces wage offensive to liberate last Daesh-held town
Iraqi armed forces have waged an offensive to liberate the western town of Rawah from the Daesh terrorist group, leaving the notorious militants on the verge of collapse in the country.
13:36 [Sputnik news] (F)
Daech anéanti par l’armée syrienne et ses alliés. À qui le tour?
Fin septembre 2015, la Russie intervient dans la lutte antiterroriste en Syrie à la demande du gouvernement légitime de ce pays, sous le feu des critiques occidentales. Alors que l’opération touche à sa fin, ses résultats parlent d’eux-mêmes.
22:56 [RT Deutsch] (D)
Saudi-geführte Angriffe auf Verteidigungsministerium in jemenitischer Hauptstadt
Flugzeuge der von Saudi-Arabien geführten Koalition haben das Verteidigungsministerium in der Hauptstadt Sanaa angegriffen, wie ein RT-Arabisch- Korrespondent berichtet.
21:44 [South Front] (E)
Hezbollah: Saudi Arabia Is Encouraging Israel To Attack Lebanon
“Saudi Arabia is encouraging Israel to strike Lebanon, we are not afraid of this of course … This is not an analyze, I’m talking about information, it is [Saudi Arabia] ready to pay dozens of billions of dollars for this” Nasrallah said during a televised speech.
17:02 [Press TV] (E)
S Arabia has openly declared war on Lebanon with Hariri house arrest: Nasrallah
The secretary general of the Lebanese movement says Saudi authorities have clearly and openly declared a war on Lebanon by holding Prime Minister Saad Hariri hostage in the oil-rich kingdom, and forcing him to quit his post.
17:00 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Intense battle ongoing north of Albukamal as Syrian Army troops attempt to advance
A fierce battle is ongoing between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Islamic State (ISIS) at the northern outskirts of Albukamal, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported this afternoon.
16:56 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Lebanese President to Saudi official: ‘the way Hariri resigned was unacceptable’
The Lebanese President, General Michel ‘Aoun, told Saudi Arabia’s Charge d’Affaires, Walid Bukhari, that the way Saad Hariri resigned from his post was ‘unacceptable.’ President ‘Aoun added that Hariri must return to Lebanon.
16:54 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Deir Ezzor tribe with close ties to the Syrian Army kicks off recruitment campaign
According to a statement released by the Al-Shaitat tribal leadership on Thursday evening, it would hire assault troops for 100,000 Syrian Pounds ($195) per month and reservists for 70,000 Syrian Pounds ($135) per month.
15:50 [1001 Iraqi Thoughts] (E)
Optimism as Iraq Defeats Da’ish Should be Coupled with Caution
The province of Anbar can only be described as a tinderbox. The Sunni heartland has been seeped in violence since the early days of the occupation and not much has changed. Today, most of the province is back in Iraqi hands after hard-won battles in Fallujah and Ramadi last year while Da’ish still has a speckle of control in Anbar’s western desert.
14:37 [Assawra] (F)
Visite surprise de Macron en Arabie pour faire baisser la tension avec l’Iran
M. Macron a ainsi rendu visite aux plus de 700 soldats français stationnés aux Emirats, dont certains participent aux opérations en Irak et en Syrie.
14:35 [Union Juive Francaise pour la Paix] (F)
Ces jeunes Israéliens qui refusent de rejoindre les rangs de Tsahal – JA
Hostiles à la colonisation, plusieurs dizaines d’appelés refusent chaque année de porter l’uniforme de Tsahal. Un mouvement encore minoritaire, mais qui ne fait que prendre de l’ampleur.
13:29 [The Independent/Robert Fisk] (E)
Saad Hariri’s resignation as Prime Minister of Lebanon is not all it seems
He certainly did not anticipate what happened to him. Indeed, Hariri had scheduled meetings in Beirut on the following Monday – with the IMF, the World Bank and a series of discussions on water quality improvement; not exactly the action of a man who planned to resign his premiership
4:26 [Press TV] (E)
Macron in Saudi Arabia for ‘questions’ as Hariri remains in shadows
French President Emmanuel Macron has arrived in Saudi Arabia for hastily scheduled talks with the kingdom’s leaders about a puzzling political crisis involving Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who resigned from his job in a live broadcast from Riyadh, where he is claimed to be held against his will.
2:18 [Voltaire Netzwerk] (D)
Israel instrumentiert den Rücktritt von Hariri, um einen Krieg zu provozieren
Sonntag, 5. November 2017, bemerkte Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah in einer nicht-live Rede die die Inkongruenz des Rücktritts des libanesischen Ministerpräsidenten Saad Hariri, nicht erst vom Libanon aus, sondern von seinem Hotel in Riyad in Anwesenheit von "MBS". Er beschuldigte Saudi-Arabien der Einmischung in die inneren Angelegenheiten des Libanon.
1:23 [Zero Hedge] (E)
It`s Been A Rough Week In The Middle East
...and it`s only getting worse. Bin, by the way, means "son of" in Arabic. This is why there are "Bins" here, there, and everywhere scattered across the Middle East. And some of them are having a rough week.
1:21 [Mondialisation] (F)
France / Syrie. L’ultime « élégance » des coupables et des perdants.
L’éradication finale de l’Etat Islamique d’Irak et du Levant est proche : c’est une question de jours, voire d’heures pour ces ultimes combats. Tous les cadres supérieurs de la hiérarchie de Daech ont quitté le navire qui coule, comme les rats sauvant leur peau !
23:15 [Parteibuch] (D)
Syrische Armee nimmt Luftwaffenstützpunkt nördlich von Al Bukamal ein
Während die staatliche syrische Nachrichtenagentur SANA am heutigen Donnerstag die Einnahme der letzten noch von der Terrorgruppe ISIS gehaltenen Stadt Al Bukamal offiziell bekanntgab, berichten inoffizielle Quellen, dass die syrische Armee und ihre Partner auch schon nördlich von Al Bukamal weitergekommen sind.
20:00 [] (E)
Saudi Corruption Crackdown Topples Oil Kingpins
It seems the crown prince is far from finished, as news has emerged that one of the Arab world’s leading broadcasters, MBC, has been put under government control. Part of its management was removed and the owner detained. News is also emerging that even the former Saudi Minister of Oil Ali Al Naimi, Saudi Arabia’s media face for decades, has been forcibly confined to his quarters.
19:18 [Fars News Agency] (E)
Reports: Saudi `Freezes Bank Accounts` of Former Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef
Mohammed bin Nayef, Saudi Arabia`s ex-crown prince who was removed as next in line to the throne in June, reportedly became the latest royal family member to be targeted in the kingdom`s expanding anti-corruption crackdown.
18:56 [Xinhua] (E)
Saudi Arabia orders its citizens to leave Lebanon
"Due to the situation in Lebanon, the kingdom calls on its citizens, visitors and residents to leave Lebanon as soon as possible," said a brief statement by Saudi Foreign Ministry.
18:48 [NRT TV] (E)
Iraq asks banks to suspend foreign trading in the Kurdistan Region
Iraqi central bank asked other Iraqi banks to suspend foreign trading in the Kurdistan Region on Tuesday (November 7).
18:36 [Press TV] (E)
Iraqi central bank orders private banks to close branches in Kurdistan within week
The Central Bank of Iraq has ordered private banks to halt their branches’ operations in the country’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region within a week to avoid a ban on dollar sales.
18:31 [Press TV] (E)
Lebanon believes Saad Hariri being held in Saudi Arabia: Official
Lebanese authorities believe Saad Hariri, who recently announced his resignation as prime minister in a live broadcast from Riyadh, is being held in Saudi Arabia, a top government official says.
16:18 [Orient XXI] (F)
Les Occidentaux arment Bahreïn, la population en paie le prix
Les autorités bahreïnies ont annoncé au mois d’octobre la signature d’un marché de plusieurs milliards de dollars avec l’américain Lockheed Martin pour la livraison de 16 avions de combat F-16, et multiplient les accords de coopération militaires avec plusieurs pays.
16:11 [Sputnik Deutschland] (D)
Jemen: Arabische Koalition hebt Blockade von größtem Hafen auf – Quelle
Die von Saudi-Arabien angeführte Koalition hat die zuvor eingeführte Sperre für den größten Hafen in der jemenitischen Stadt Aden aufgehoben, wie eine lokale Quelle gegenüber der russischen Nachrichtenagentur RIA Novosti mitteilte.
15:45 [RT Deutsch] (D)
Ton-Aufnahmen des ehemaligen US-Außenministers Kerry aufgetaucht – "Israel will keinen Frieden"
Die israelische Tageszeitung "The Times Of Israeli" berichtet von Ton-Aufnahmen des ehemaligen US-Außenministers aus einer Konferenz in Dubai. In den Aufnahmen aus dem Jahr 2016 spricht Kerry der israelischen Regierung den Friedenswillen ab und warnt vor ernsten Konsequenzen.
15:42 [Voltaire Netzwerk] (D)
1300 Persönlichkeiten in 48 Stunden in Saudi Arabien verhaftet
Es sind insgesamt mehr als 1300 Saudi Persönlichkeiten, die im Rahmen der Palastrevolution seit Samstag, den 4. November, 22 Uhr (TU) verhaftet wurden.
15:42 [Voltaire Netzwerk] (D)
Palastrevolution in Riyad
Während der Krieg gegen Daesch im Irak und in Syrien sich dem Ende nähert und jener gegen das Pseudo-Kurdistan anscheinend vermieden wurde, ergreifen mehrere Staaten im Erweiterten Nahen Osten die Initiative. Unter Ausnutzung der Gestaltmöglichkeiten dieses Augenblicks hat der Kronprinz von Saudi-Arabien Mitglieder der königlichen Familie, die seine Macht in Frage stellen konnten, brutal beseitigt. Damit sind nicht nur die regionalen Kraftverhältnisse durch den Krieg geändert worden, sondern einer der wichtigsten Akteure hat auch seine Ziele geändert.
2:04 [jrbernstein] (D)
Netanjahu adé?
David Shimron und Yitzhak Molcho, Rechtsanwälte und engste Vertraute Benjamin Netanjahus, sind am 05. und 06. November in Polizeigewahrsam genommen worden. Beide seien Netanjahus rechte und linke Gehirnseite, sein Innen- und sein Außenminister, kommentiert Yossi Verter am 07. November in „Haaretz“.
17:45 [Al Masdar News] (D)
Irakische Armee betritt Syrien und beginnt Schlacht um Bukamal
In diesem Moment beginnt eine der bedeutendsten Operationen des Krieges. Freiwilligenbattalione der irakischen Armee betreten syrischen Boden und greifen gemeinsam mit syrischen Soldaten die Stadt Bukamal an, die sich unter Kontrolle des islamischen Staates befindet.
15:10 [Fars News Agency] (E)
Iraqi PM Abadi: Whoever Attacks Iraqi Troops, Not to Be Safe
“Kurdistan’s authorities suspended the negotiations between the military federal and Kurdish delegations and conditioned a political agreement to resume the talks,” Abadi said, Iraqi News reported.
15:08 [Fars News Agency] (E)
Syrian Army Completes Siege on Terrorists` Main Stronghold at Border with Iraq
The sources said that the army soldiers and popular forces managed to prevail over the ISIL around Albu Kamal and encircled the town near the border with Iraq. The sources further said that the Syrian pro-government forces have kicked off a fresh round of operations to enter the town.
15:03 [Fars News Agency] (E)
Arab Media: Hariri Hostage in Riyadh to Settle $7bln Overdue Debts
Arab media outlets reported on Wednesday that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has been kept in Riyadh to pay his $7bln debts to the Saudi banks.
14:00 [Muraselon] (E)
Syrian Army & Allies enter last ISIS stronghold in Deir Ezzor
According to the war media team, the Syrian Army backed by allies started entering Al-Bukamal city, the last ISIS stronghold in Deir Ezzor.
13:40 [SANA] (E)
Army secures Ethriya-Khanaser road, liberates a number of villages in Hama countryside
The Syrian Arab Army, in cooperation with the supporting forces, launched wide-scale military operations against terrorists in northeast of Hama countryside with the goal of restoring safety to villages in al-Rahajan area and securing the Hama-Aleppo road.
13:36 [SANA] (E)
Legal status of 120 persons settled in Homs
SANA’s reporter in Homs said that 120 persons from al-Rastan city and Talbisa town in the northern countryside of the province have had their legal status settled after they turned themselves in
13:34 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Syrian Army, IRGC meet up Iraqi forces at Deir Ezzor border
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of Iran have met up with the Iraqi forces at the Deir Ezzor-Anbar border axis, Al-Alam journalist, Rabea Kalawandy, reported this morning.
11:55 [irib] (D)
Syrien wird keine Angriffe auf Hisbollah erlauben
Die Beraterin des syrischen Präsidenten Bouthaina Shaaban hat erklärt, Damaskus wird niemals zulassen, dass die Hisbollah einseitig angegriffen wird, denn das Schicksal beider Länder ist miteinander verwoben.
11:51 [irib] (D)
Nach Hariri-Rücktritt: Israel mit Saudi-Arabien einig über libanesische Hisbollah
Das Außenministerium des israelisch-zionistischen Regimes hat ein Schreiben an all seine Botschaften und Konsulate geschickt, um eine internationale diplomatische Kampagne gegen die Beteiligung der Hisbollah an der kommenden libanesischen Regierung zu beginnen.
11:46 [Voltairenet] (E)
Palace Coup in Riyadh
While the war against Daesh is drawing to a close in Iraq and Syria, and the war against the pseudo-Kurdistan seems to have been avoided, several States of the Greater Middle East are regaining the initiative.
1:30 [Zero Hedge] (E)
Saudi Purge Goes Nuclear: Over 1,200 Bank Accounts Frozen
Saudi Arabia took its "money laundering" crackdown to the next level on Tuesday when Saudi banks reportedly froze more than 1,200 accounts belonging to individuals and companies in the kingdom as part of the government’s countercoup "anti-corruption purge."
1:28 [Madaniya] (F)
Saad Hariri, un homme aux ordres
Précédée par la convocation à Ryad de tous les hommes liges libanais du bailleur de fonds saoudien, -Samir Geagea, Samy Gemayel, les chefs des anciennes milices chrétiennes pro israéliennes, le Patriarche maronite Béchara Rahi- tous munis d’un ordre de mission d’un ministricule saoudien, Tamer Al Sabhane, ordonnant «l’expulsion du Hezbollah du gouvernement libanais», cette démission paraît devoir traduire la volonté du Royaume d’engager l’épreuve de force contre l’Iran et son allié chiite libanais
19:41 [Iran Front Page] (E)
Saudi Princes’ Chopper Crashed When Trying to Flee: Report
Moqren, a known opponent of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was fleeing the country with a number of other princes when the chopper crashed, a report by the Middle East Eye says. Meanwhile, the Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot has claimed that the chopper has been targeted by a Saudi fighter jet.
18:18 [Mint Press News] (E)
Saudi Arabia Claims Lebanon, Iran Declared War Against It
Saudi officials seem to be looking to turn a retaliatory missile-strike from Yemen into the start of a region-wide war, saying it amounted to a declaration of war against them by both Lebanon and Iran.
16:51 [Zero Hedge] (E)
"Explosive" Leaked Secret Israeli Cable Confirms Israeli-Saudi Coordination To Provoke War
I published on channel 10 a cable sent to Israeli diplomats asking to lobby for SaudisHariri &against Hezbollah — Barak Ravid (@BarakRavid) November 6, 2017
12:48 [Press TV] (E)
Lebanon’s Hariri travels to UAE after resigning as PM in Riyadh
Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri has reportedly left Saudi Arabia, where he announced his surprise resignation last week, for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to hold talks with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
21:36 [Journal 21] (D)
Saudi-Arabien: „Der radikale Islam ist zu Ende, ab sofort“
Der junge Prinz baut sein Land um und kämpft für „einen moderaten Islam“. Doch was versteht er darunter?
21:33 [Zero Hedge] (E)
Saudi Banks Begin Freezing Accounts Of Arrested Royals, Private Jets Grounded
Saudi Arabian banks have begun freezing the accounts of suspects ensnared in an anti-corruption probe, while in order to prevent royals from quietly fleeing the country, a no-fly list has been drawn up and security forces in some Saudi airports were barring owners of private jets from taking off without a permit.
17:14 [Press TV] (E)
Israel to construct nearly 300 new settler units in East Jerusalem al-Quds
The so-called Jerusalem Local Planning and Building Committee is going to issue permits for the construction of 292 new settlement units on Wednesday, Palestine News Network cited a report broadcast by Hebrew-language Kan 11 Israeli television channel on Monday.
17:08 [The Duran] (E)
Saudi Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd, a business partner of former Lebanese PM Hariri, dies during arrest
The Saudi purges continue to become increasingly brutal as it appears that the Hariri resignation had everything to do with internal Saudi matters.
15:29 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Syrian Army keeps rolling in northeast Hama, reaches southern outskirts of Al-Qaeda stronghold
Led by the Republican Guard and Qalamoun Shield, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the town of Sarha Shamali from their positions at recently captured Hasrat.
15:06 [RT] (E)
Saudi Arabia blames Iran for missile launched from Yemen, warns it could be considered ‘act of war’
Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the Volcano-1 ballistic missile was domestically produced. Saudi Arabia, however, is accusing Iran of supplying the weapon to the Houthis and thus enabling the attack. Iran, while backing the rebels, has denied arming them.
15:02 [Press TV] (E)
Saudi crackdown on high-profile figures widens
Al Tayyar Travel company quoted media reports as saying that Nasser bin Aqeel al-Tayyar, who is still a board member, was arrested on Monday, without elaborating.
14:58 [Press TV] (E)
Palestinian Authority accuses Israel of supporting terrorists in Syria
The Palestinian Authority has accused Israel of supporting terrorist groups in Syria after Tel Aviv threatened to directly intervene in the war following an elaborate attack on a Syrian Druze village.
14:08 [Pars Today] (F)
Moujtahed: Ben Salman a convoqué Hariri pour l’arrêter
Le fameux Tweeter saoudien Moujtahed a révélé sur son compte Twitter que « la raison de la démission du Premier ministre libanais Saad Hariri est le désir du prince héritier saoudien Mohammad ben Salman de garder Hariri en Arabie Saoudite afin de contrôler son argent », a rapporté la chaine satellitaire libanaise AlMayadeen.
14:05 [Sputnik Deutschland] (D)
Saudi-Arabien wirft Iran „ungeheuerlichen Aggressionsakt“ vor
Saudi-Arabien hat den Raketenstart aus Jemen in Richtung der Hauptstadt Riad als einen „Akt der Aggression“ seitens des Iran eingeschätzt, der künftig als „ein Kriegsakt“ betrachtet werden kann. Das berichtet die saudi-arabische Agentur SPA.
14:01 [Reseau International] (F)
Ibn Battuta et la beauté de Damas
« Quant à Damas, c’est le paradis de l’Orient, et le point d’où s’élève sa lumière brillante ; le dernier pays de l’islamisme que nous avons visité, et la nouvelle mariée d’entre les villes, que nous avons admirée dans sa splendeur, et sans voile.
0:26 [Sic Semper Tyrannis] (E)
Consolidation of power in Riyadh
IMO what we are seeing here is the consolidation of power within the Salman branch of the Sudairi side of the Saudi royal family.
22:29 [Zero Hedge] (E)
Osama Bin Laden’s Brother Arrested In Saudi Crackdown
Among the numerous high-profile figures arrested overnight in Saudi Arabia on “anti-corruption” charges, in addition to the shocking detenion of billionaire prince Alwalaleed bin-Talal, another unexpected name has emerged: that of Bakr bin Laden, chairman of Saudi Binladin Group and brother of Osama bin Laden.
22:29 [Voltaire Network] (E)
Saudi Arabia could abandon Wahhabism
Opening the Economic Forum, “Future Investment Initiative”, Mohamed Ben Salmane, the Prince heir to the throne of Saudi Arabia, declared his intention to transform Saudi Society, making it “normal, tolerant and good”.
22:04 [Zero Hedge] (E)
Saudi Helicopter Carrying 8 High-Ranking Officials & Prince Bin-Muqrin Crashed Near Yemen Border - All Dead
The shocking latest twist in what has been a chaotic weekend in Saudi Arabia is news that a helicopter transporting 8 high-ranking Saudi officials (including prince Mansour bin-Muqrin) has crashed in the south of the Kingdom, near the border with Yemen.
21:54 [Fars News Agency] (E)
Ex-Lebanese Minister: Saad Al-Hariri under Detention in S. Arabia
"I call on the Lebanese government to guarantee Saad Hariri`s safe return to the country and I emphasize that he has been detained and he was interrogated after his friend (Khalid) al-Tuwaijri (Chief of the Royal Court of Saudi Arabia under King Abdullah) was arrested," Wiam Wahhab was quoted as saying by Bahrain`s Arabic-language al-Wasat newspaper on Sunday.
13:23 [Muraselon] (E)
Map update | Syrian Army liberates new village in northeastern Hama countryside
Backed by Russian Air forces the Syrian Army, supported by ”Al-Qalammon Shield,” managed to liberate the Al-Musherfa town after clashes with militants, a military source told Muraselon .
12:19 [Fars News Agency] (E)
Official: Hariri`s Surprise Resignation Sign of New US Adventurism in Region
Secretary of Iran`s Expediency Council Mohsen Rezayee blasted the surprise resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, and said that it is a new plot being hatched by the US, Saudi Arabia, and Israel.
9:40 [Antiwar] (E)
Senior US Official Visits Damascus, Meets Security Chief
An unnamed “senior US official” reportedly made a surprise visit to the Syrian capital city of Damascus earlier this week, meeting with Ali Mamlouk, the Syrian National Security Chief. Those familiar with the situation say the US official pressed American concerns in the Syrian War, in particular a number of Americans who are “missing” inside Syria, including CIA operatives who were on the ground.
9:38 [Zero Hedge] (E)
Lebanon Plunges Into Crisis After Premier Resigns, Fearing Assassination Plot
The Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad al-Hariri, unexpectedly resigned on Saturday, saying in a fiery televised broadcast from Saudi Arabia that he feared for his life while also fiercely criticizing Iran. According to AP`s Zeina Karam, the move has "plunged Lebanon into uncertainty" amid heightened regional tensions.
9:38 [Zero Hedge] (E)
In Shocking Purge, Saudi King Arrests Billionaire Prince Bin Talal, Dozens Of Others In Cabinet Crackdown
In a shocking development, on Saturday prominent billionaire and member of the royal Saudi family, al-Waleed bin Talal, along with 10 other senior princes and over 30 minister has been arrested for corruption charges, in a dramatic crackdown by the Saudi royal family in what some have dubbed a countercoup attempt.
9:38 [Zero Hedge] (E)
Saudis Intercept Ballistic Missile Over Capital Riyadh
Saudi defense forces said they had intercepted a ballistic missile over the capital Riyadh, which was fired from Yemen, and which targeted King Khalid International Airport in the Saudi capital.
9:37 [irib] (D)
Verhaftung von Prinzen und Ex-Ministern in Saudi-Arabien
Die Anti-Korruptionskommission in Saudi-Arabien unter Vorsitz von Kronprinz Mohammad Salman hat am Samstagabend mindestens 11 Prinzen und Dutzende von hohen Beamten und prominenten Geschäftsleuten verhaftet.
9:33 [Sic Semper Tyrannis] (E)
Bad news in Beirut for Israel
On Wednesday, Hamas’s deputy political chief Saleh al-Arouri met with Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah in Lebanon’s Beirut.
1:10 [CGTN] (E)
Saudi Arabia: we intercepted missile fired from Yemen
Saudi Arabia`s air defense forces intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen over the capital Riyadh on Saturday, state news agencies reported.
23:59 [Sic Semper Tyrannis] (E)
Iraqi-SAA cooperation in SE Syria
Israel is pushing the US hard in the matter of highway border crossings from Syria into Iraq.
22:28 [Moon of Alabama] (E)
Syria Summary - ISIS Loses Control Of Its Last Urban Refuge
Today the Syrian Arab Army liberated the city of Deir Ezzor from ISIS. The last resistance ended over night. The remaining ISIS fighters tried to flee north across the Euphrates towards the area held by U.S. proxy forces. Most of them were not successful in their attempts. It will take another few days to remove the remaining improvised mines in the city and to secure the ammunition and weapons ISIS abandoned.
21:47 [irib] (D)
Jordanien: Wiedereröffnung israelischer Botschaft erfolgt erst nach Verurteilung des Mörders zwei jordanischer Bürger
Laut dem jordanischen Regierungssprecher Mohammad al-Momeni hängt die Wiedereröffnung der israelischen Botschaft in Amman davon ab, dass der Mörder von zwei jordanischen Bürgern vor Gericht gestellt und verurteilt wird.
21:38 [NRT TV] (E)
Turkish warplanes resume shelling Kurdistan areas for second day
Turkish warplanes launched airstrikes for second day early on Saturday (November 4) against suspected positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in several areas of the Kurdistan Region.
21:37 [Hurriyet] (E)
Turkish jets hit 36 PKK targets in N. Iraq
Airstrikes hit 36 targets in northern Iraq`s Zap, Avaşin - Basyan, Mt. Qandil, Sinat-Haftanin, Gara, Hakurk, and Metina regions, the Turkish General Staff said on Nov. 4.
18:44 [SANA] (E)
Army thwarts attack by al-Nusra terrorists on Hadar in Quneitra countryside
The Syrian Arab Army thwarted on Saturday a fierce attack by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists on Hadar town in the northern countryside of Quneitra province.
13:34 [Pars Today] (F)
Moscou: crime de guerre US en Syrie
Selon des témoins, les États-Unis auraient déployé un camp près d’al-Rukban, dans la province de Homs, où affluent des combattants formant une nouvelle "opposition modérée", selon le Centre russe pour la réconciliation des parties belligérantes en Syrie.
3:56 [Sputnik] (E)
Turkish President Erdogan Promises to Destroy Every Terror Camp in Iraq, Syria
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that it is Turkey`s fundamental right to hit terrorists wherever they are located.
0:01 [Press TV] (E)
US, Israel supporting Takfiri terrorists in Middle East: Velayati
Ali Akbar Velayati, senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on international affairs, and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri meet in Beirut on November 3, 2017.
20:00 [irib] (D)
Russland wirft USA Kriegsverbrechen in Syrien vor
Das russische Versöhnungszentrum in Hmeimim hat in einer Erklärung der US-Armee und der sogenannten Anti-IS-Koalition vorgeworfen, mutmaßlich Kriegsverbrechen in syrischer Region Al-Tanf verübt zu haben.
20:00 [irib] (D)
Irak: Zweite Runde der Befreiungsoperation in al-Qa`im begonnen
Die zweite Runde der Operation der irakischen Armee zur Befreiung der Stadt al-Qa`im in der Nähe der Grenzen zu Syrien aus der Kontrolle der IS-Terrormiliz hat begonnen.
18:56 [NRT TV] (E)
Turkey shells areas in Kurdistan Region’s district of Amedi
NRT reporter Nihad Oramari said Turkish military jets launched airstrikes in Gali Sargale in the Amedi district, located to the northeast of Duhok in the Kurdistan Region, on Friday (November 3).
18:49 [NRT TV] (E)
Turkish police officer killed, 9 wounded in PKK clash
The officers launched the operation to arrest a PKK member in the district of Kayapinar west of Diyarbakir city center, the office said in a statement. When they entered the building, clashes broke out during which a hand grenade was detonated and 10 officers were wounded. One later died after being taken to hospital.
17:09 [Muraselon] (E)
Deir Ezzor Map: Syrian Army liberates Deir Ezzor neighborhoods as fighting continues
Military source told exclusively Muraselon website that a group of ISIS terrorists is surrounded in the Eastern Hawiqa area (Map). The Syrian army still hits them. The ISIS terrorists are trying to withdraw to Huwijat Kateaa across the river.
11:00 [SANA] (E)
Deir Ezzor city declared fully liberated
The Syrian Arab Army has declared the entire Deir Ezzor city fully liberated after the last positions of ISIS in it were eliminated.
3:48 [Sputnik news] (E)
Damascus Calls Israel `Agent of Terrorism` After Airstrike on Syrian Factory
The Syrian Foreign Ministry has sent a letter to the UN Security Council over an Israeli airstrike on a copper factory in Hassia area in Syria`s Homs province, according to the ministry`s documents published on Thursday.
21:04 [irib] (D)
Israel baut Mauer in umstrittenen Grenzgebieten zu Libanon
In Folge der provozierenden und expansionistischen Aktionen des israelischen Regimes beabsichtigt Israel, in den umstrittenen Grenzregionen zu Libanon eine Schutzmauer zu bilden.
17:10 [SANA] (E)
Army regains 3 villages in southeastern Aleppo
Units of the Syrian Arab Army established control over three villages in the southeastern countryside of Aleppo.
16:16 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Syrian Army resumes West Ghouta offensive
The attack focused on two strategic hilltops; namely Bardiyah and Al-Maqtoul, located east of Beit Jinn under heavy cover of Army helicopters. A couple of weeks ago, the Syrian forces recaptured Bardiyah but lost it to al-Qaeda-linked militants on the wake of a fierce counteroffensive.
16:12 [NRT TV] (E)
Eight Turkish troops killed in clashes with PKK
Six soldiers and two military security guards died while two soldiers were wounded -- one heavily -- after fighting broke out in the Semdinli district of Hakkari province that borders Iraq, the armed forces said in a statement.
16:11 [Telepolis] (D)
Syrien nach dem IS: Die syrischen Kurden in der Klemme?
Rakka, Ölfelder und Grenzgebiete im Süden: Damaskus sieht sie "als besetzte Gebiete", deren Kontrolle man zurückverlangt. Die USA und ihre Verbündeten sehen sie als Verhandlungsmasse
14:09 [Assawra] (F)
Le Hamas cède à l’Autorité palestinienne le contrôle des frontières de Gaza
Désormais, aux termes de l’accord de réconciliation négocié par l’Egypte, l’Autorité palestinienne, entité internationalement reconnue supposée préfigurer un Etat palestinien indépendant, doit prendre d’ici au 1er décembre le contrôle total de Gaza.
14:07 [Press TV] (E)
Syrian army targets Israeli jet over Homs
The Syrian army has targeted an Israeli jet with a surface-to-air missile over the country’s Homs province.
13:48 [TRT World] (E)
KRG offers joint Kurdish-Iraqi deployment at strategic crossing
Offer comes hours after Iraq accused the Kurdish Regional Government of delaying handing control of its borders with Turkey, Iran and Syria to Iraq.
23:47 [South Front] (E)
Syria-Iraq War Report – November 1, 2017: ISIS Defense Collapsed In Deir Ezzor City
On October 31, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces and the Republican Guard liberated the neighborhoods of Kanamat, Khassarat, Badr and Old Airport from ISIS in Deir Ezzor city. Government troops also advanced al-Hamidiyah, Sheikh Yassin and al-Ardhi.
19:08 [Daily Sabah] (E)
Iraq`s Nineveh governor removed from office over corruption
Governor of northern Iraqi province of Nineveh Nofal Hammadi was removed from office Wednesday by the provincial council.
15:39 [Muraselon] (E)
Map update : Syrian Army, Allies push forward last ISIS bastion in Deir Ezzor
Military sources cited that the Army and allies regained control over 18 km swaths of lands eastern the vital T2 station, as 50 km left to reach the bordering city of Al-Bokamal.
15:32 [irib] (D)
Irak betrachtet Hissen von israelischer Flagge als Gesetzesverstoß
Am gestrigen Dienstag hat das irakische Parlament auf seiner Sitzung ein Gesetz verabschiedet, gemäß dem es als Gesetzesverstoß gilt, wenn jemand die israelische Flagge an öffentlichen Plätzen hisst.
15:30 [irib] (D)
Bürger aus Katar brauchen Visa für Bahrain
Gemäß Anordnung des Innenministers von Bahrain müssen Einreisende aus Katar ein Visum für Bahrain beantragen.
14:09 [Decryptnewsonline] (F)
NEOM : l`ère post-pétrole de l`Arabie Saoudite ?
Mohammed ben Salmane vient de lancer un nouveau projet fou : investir 500 milliards de dollars (soit 430,6 milliards d’euros) pour créer une cité économique futuriste, grande comme deux fois l’Ile-de-France, à partir de rien.
13:37 [Anadolu] (E)
Activity at Turkey-Iraq border Habur crossing ‘normal’
Baghdad’s taking control of Ibrahim Khalil gate is `good news`, Turkey`s customs and trade minister says
11:16 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Syrian Army, Hezbollah score big advance towards Iraqi border in bid to reach Albukamal
Minutes ago, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies scored another big advance in the western countryside of the Deir Ezzor Governorate.
23:19 [Parteibuch] (D)
Syrische Armee nimmt weitere Bezirke in der Stadt Deir Ezzor ein
Wie die staatliche syrische Nachrichtenagentur SANA am heutigen Dienstag meldete, hat die syrische Armee im Kampf gegen die Terrorgruppe ISIS in der Stadt Deir Ezzor die Bezirke al-Kanamat, al-Matar al-Qadim und al-Rasafa eingenommen.
20:09 [Sputnik Deutschland] (D)
Hunger in Syrien? Armee stößt auf riesige Getreidelager des IS
Vor dem Hintergrund der Berichte über hungernde Zivilisten hat die syrische Armee in den befreiten Gebieten in Deir ez-Zor und Homs nach eigenen Angaben Tausende Tonnen Getreide und Mehl entdeckt, die die Terrormiliz Daesh (auch Islamischer Staat, IS) in den von ihr besetzten Städten geplündert haben soll.
16:53 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Deir Ezzor virtually liberated as Syrian Army blasts its way through last ISIS-held districts
The Syrian Arab Army is on the brink of completely expelling Islamic State militants from Deir Ezzor following a major two-day operation that has seen it liberate several key districts and sites within the city.
16:50 [SANA] (E)
Army retakes 8 new areas in Deir Ezzor and Hama
Units of the Syrian Arab Army have re-established control over the neighborhoods of al-Kanamat, al-Matar al-Qadim and al-Rasafa in Deir Ezzor city, a military source announced on Tuesday.
14:36 [Anadolu] (E)
Iraq assembly bars non-govt forces from disputed areas
Move comes as Iraqi forces move to lock down areas ‘disputed’ between Baghdad, Erbil
14:24 [Muraselon] (E)
Syrian Army liberates new Neighborhoods in Dier Ezzor city.
Al-Khasarat , Al-Kanamat , Bader district and the old airport neighborhoods have liberated by the elite Syrian Army Tiger forces , the source added.
2:35 [Reseau International] (F)
Qatar : Voici venu le temps des aveux…
« Je vais dire une chose pour la première fois… Quand nous avons commencé à nous engager en Syrie, en 2012, nous avions le feu vert pour que le Qatar dirige [les opérations], car l’Arabie Saoudite ne voulait pas le faire à cette époque. Ensuite, il y a eu un changement dans la politique et Riyad ne nous a pas dit qu’elle nous voulait sur le siège arrière. Aussi, nous nous sommes retrouvés en concurrence et cela n’était pas sain ».
20:33 [Muraselon] (E)
Syrian Army & Allies make fresh Gains towards Iraqi border
According to military source , the Syrian army and its allies have managed to advance 7 KM east of T2 Pumping Station towards Syrian – Iraqi border .
19:53 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Syrian Army captures two towns near Aleppo border
According to a military report, the Syrian Army captured the towns of Jubb Al-Jamlan and Rasm Mayal after a long battle with the Al-Qaeda linked Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham terrorist group.
17:59 [Press TV] (E)
Kuwait`s emir accepts resignation of prime minister, cabinet: Media
English-language daily Kuwait Times said in a report that lawmakers were preparing this week to discuss a no-confidence vote in Information Minister Sheikh Mohammed al-Sabah after he was questioned over violations of budgetary and legislative rules.
15:32 [SANA] (E)
Army advances in operations against ISIS in Deir Ezzor, eliminating many terrorists
The correspondent said that army units, in cooperation with allied forces, advanced further in the operations against ISIS in al-Hamidiye neighborhood, eliminating terrorists in a number of blocks of buildings, services departments, and the main street up to Khadija al-Kubra School.
15:28 [Al Sura] (E)
Iraqi Flag raised in key border town between Syria and Turkey after Peshmerga withdraw
Today the Iraqi flag was raised in the township of Faysh Khabor as well as the Ibrahim Khalil border crossing which was previously held by the Kurdish Peshmerga.
15:19 [RT Deutsch] (D)
"Humanitäre Hilfe in Syrien nur für die Oppositionsgebiete" - Interview mit Karin Leukefeld
Die USA und die EU wollen ohne einen "politischen Übergang" den Wiederaufbau in Syrien nicht unterstützen. Unterdessen beginnen Russland und China damit, die Zeit nach dem Krieg vorzubereiten. Laut Weltbank zerstörte der Krieg die Hälfte der lokalen Infrastrukturen.
15:18 [Sputnik Deutschland] (D)
Kongress syrischer Völker findet anscheinend Mitte November in Sotschi statt - Quelle
Der Kongress der syrischen Völker findet möglicherweise Mitte November in Sotschi statt, wie eine Quelle der russischen Nachrichtenagentur RIA Novosti mitgeteilt hat. Daran nehmen höchstwahrscheinlich mehr als 1000 Menschen teil.
12:54 [Anadolu] (E)
Iraqi MPs call for expulsion of PKK with Turkey`s help
Appeal comes after PM warns Kurdish Regional Government against involving PKK in dispute over Kirkuk
12:44 [Al Waght] (E)
Dreams of Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s Secessionist President Die
After two months of dispute between the central Iraqi government and the Kurdish regional government in north over the late September secession referendum, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has announced that it suspended the vote result and Masoud Barzani was made to relinquish his already expired presidency.
10:40 [Press TV] (E)
Israel to consult US before Jerusalem al-Quds annexation
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will talk to the United States before moving ahead with a controversial bill to annex settlements built on the Palestinian land in Jerusalem al-Quds.
1:20 [Sputnik] (E)
Trump Advisor Kushner Makes Unannounced Saudi Arabia Visit - Reports
US presidential adviser Jared Kushner conducted an unannounced visit to Saudi Arabia earlier in the week, Politico reported Sunday, citing an unnamed White House official.
23:08 [Daily Sabah] (E)
What steps must KRG take to normalize relations with Turkey?
The KRG`s relations with Turkey, which hit rock bottom after Barzani`s misguided decisions, can be mended on condition that the Kurdish leadership starts to take rational steps
22:34 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Syrian Army enters Deir Ezzor district for the first time in 6 years
According to a military report, the Syrian Army is advancing from two different axes in Al-Hamidiyah: 1) central garden and 2) bakery.
22:15 [NRT TV] (E)
PUK, Gorran offices torched in Zakho
The offices of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Change Movement (Gorran) were set on fire in Zakho district in the province of Duhok.
21:00 [RT Deutsch] (D)
Jetzt auch im Irak: "Ami go home!"
Rainer Rupp - Washington ist zunehmend über den Irak und den Iran frustriert. Bagdad lässt US-Außenminister Tillerson gegen die Wand laufen. Die US-Militärs, die den IS als Vorwand für eine Rückkehr in den Irak genutzt hatten, sollen nach Hause gehen.
20:51 [Press TV] (E)
Protesters storm Iraqi Kurdistan`s parl. as Barzani resigns
Angry demonstrators, some carrying clubs, have reportedly stormed the parliament of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region in the region’s capital city of Erbil as the Kurdish lawmakers approved a request by president of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Massoud Barzani, to step down early next month.
20:37 [Al Monitor] (E)
Why is Baghdad paying salaries of Kurdistan employees?
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi intends to have the federal government adopt a policy of paying civil servants’ salaries in Iraqi Kurdistan without mediation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).
18:59 [NRT TV] (E)
New Generation denounces attacks on Kurdistan parliament, lawmakers
New Generation denounced “attacks by Barzani and Kurdistan Democratic Party” people on the lawmakers and the Kurdistan Parliament.
15:01 [Ajansa Nûçeyan a Firatê] (E)
Barzani seeks deal to remain in power
Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leader Masoud Barzani is seeking a deal to remain in power as president of Kurdish region as the Kurdish parliament plans to discuss the presidency law.
13:37 [Zero Hedge] (E)
In Shocking, Viral Interview, Qatar Confesses Secrets Behind Syrian War
A television interview of a top Qatari official confessing the truth behind the origins of the war in Syria is going viral across Arabic social media during the same week a leaked top secret NSA document was published which confirms that the armed opposition in Syria was under the direct command of foreign governments from the early years of the conflict.
13:31 [Sputnik Deutschland] (D)
Israel hat Syrien „im Casino verspielt“ – Ex-Berater Netanjahus
Der Syrienkrieg ist auch ein Konkurrenzfeld zwischen Israel und dem Iran, die in ihrem Machtspiel um Einfluss im gesamten Nahen Osten ringen. Nun scheinen selbst israelische Sicherheitsexperten einsehen zu müssen, dass Teheran in diesem regionalen Stellvertreterkrieg die Oberhand erringen und die Grenzen Israels direkt bedrohen könnte.
13:14 [Press TV] (F)
Kurdistan irakien: Barzani ne veut pas briguer un nouveau mandat
Des sources proches de Barzani ont annoncé dans l’après-midi de ce samedi 28 octobre que sa lettre de démission avait été reçue par le cabinet présidentiel du Kurdistan irakien et qu’elle devrait être lue demain dimanche au Parlement, a rapporté Tasnim News.
13:14 [Madaniya] (F)
France / Syrie / Lafarge : Arrestation de Firas Tlass aux Émirats Arabes Unis
L’arrestation de Firas Tlass apparaît rétrospectivement comme un dommage collatéral de la guerre médiatique que se livrent 3 pétromonarchies contre le Qatar, en ce que la révélation de son lieu d’arrestation, les Émirats Arabes Unis, viserait à contrario à désigner Abou Dhabi comme un complice du financement du terrorisme international et à dédouaner en conséquence le Qatar de cette accusation.
13:12 [Anadolu] (E)
Iraq’s Kurdish region reopens roads to Mosul
Northern Iraq’s Kurdish region on Sunday reopened roads to the city of Mosul, according to an Iraqi military officer.
13:08 [Blauer Bote] (D)
Katar gesteht Überfall auf Syrien mit USA, Saudi-Arabien, Türkei
In einem Fernsehinterview hat jetzt der ehemalige Premierminister Katars eingestanden, dass Katar und die Saudis die Syrien angreifenden Söldner („Rebellen“) über die Türkei und US-Truppen in der Region ausgerüstet haben.
12:46 [SANA] (E)
Army regains control over new neighborhoods in Deir Ezzor, kills scores of terrorists in Hama
Army units, in cooperation with the supporting forces, on Sunday advanced in the neighborhoods of Deir Ezzor city and regained control over al-Arfi and al-Ummal neighborhoods, a military source said.
10:30 [NRT TV] (E)
Kurdistan parliament vote on freeze of the region’s presidency, says MP
Kurdish lawmakers in the parliament of Kurdistan are set to put into vote a freeze on Barzani’s powers during a legislative session on Sunday (October 29) amid delayed elections, said a Kurdish MP.
1:15 [Muraselon] (E)
Map update: ISIS on the run as Syrian Army liberates more districts in Deir Ezzor
As the morale is high, the government troops continue rolling on Islamic state held areas inside Deir Ezzor city, with the backing of Russian air-power.
16:51 [Sputnik] (E)
Syrian Kurds: Our US Relations Are Limited to the Fight Against Terrorism
In the follow-up to the recently-announced liberation of the Syrian city of Raqqa from Daesh by the predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Salih Muslim, former co-chairman of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), talked with Sputnik Kurdistan about the future political order in Syria and their relationship with the US.
16:42 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Syrian Army hits ISIS hard in Deir Ezzor, scores big advance
Led by the Tiger Forces and 4th Mechanized Division, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the Al-Ummal and Al-Kanamat districts of Deir Ezzor.
16:06 [Press TV] (E)
Emboldened by Trump, Israel renews threats against Iran
On Thursday, Israel’s Transportation and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said that the Tel Aviv regime would take military action against Iran if attempts “led” by the Trump administration to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon did not succeed.
16:04 [Press TV] (E)
Israel approves construction of 581 more settler units: Report
The Israeli regime has reportedly approved the construction of 581 new units in Maale Adumim settlement north of occupied Jerusalem al-Quds.
13:03 [Tom Luongo] (E)
Iraq Declares Independence from U.S. Deep State
A source close to Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi expressed his surprise at the statements attributed to the United States Secretary of state about the Popular Mobilisation Forces.
13:00 [Pars Today] (F)
Des entraves mises au retour des réfugiés à Raqqa
Le point qui mérite réflexion est que le quartier d’al-Mashlab a été le premier quartier à avoir été repris à Daech ; voilà pourquoi le prétexte du nettoyage de ce quartier n’a pas pu convaincre les habitants de renoncer à leur décision de vouloir rentrer dans leur ville.
12:58 [L`Expression] (F)
Baghdad s`attaque au portefeuille des Kurdes d`Irak et de Syrie
Décidées à s`attaquer au portefeuille des Kurdes d`Irak et de Syrie, les autorités irakiennes ont adressé hier un ultimatum aux peshmergas pour qu`ils abandonnent un poste-frontière qui représente pour eux une source de financement considérable.
12:57 [Assawra] (F)
Irakiens et Kurdes se donnent 24 heures pour éviter l’affrontement
Bagdad a annoncé vendredi la suspension de ses opérations contre les forces kurdes pour tenter de parvenir à une solution négociée après de violents combats pour le contrôle d`un poste-frontière stratégique.
12:26 [Sputnik] (E)
Turkish Troops Set Up 2nd Observation Post in Safe Zone in Idlib Province, Syria
The post was set up to the east of Salwah village, where the first post was installed and the overall number of such posts will reach 14, the Yeni Safak newspaper reported.
16:12 [SANA] (E)
Nine injured in QSD attack on Raqqa residents
Hundreds of the residents, most of them children and women, of al-Mashlab neighborhood in Raqqa city were gathered on the eastern entrance of the neighborhood in an attempt to return to their houses when QSD groups, which are supported by the US-led coalition, opened fire to disperse them, according to local and media sources.
16:09 [SANA] (E)
Army continues advance towards al-Bokmal city
Army units, in cooperation with allied forces and supported by the Air Force, continued operations against the remnants of ISIS gatherings and fortifications in Deir Ezzor.
15:10 [RT] (E)
Ceasefire reached between Iraq and Kurds, ending post-referendum violence – US-led coalition
Iraqi forces and the Kurdish Peshmerga have reached an agreement ceasing hostilities in northern Iraq, according to the US-led anti-Islamic-State coalition.
14:33 [Assawra] (F)
Violents combats dans le nord de l’Irak entre forces gouvernementales et kurdes
Il s`agit pour Bagdad de sécuriser l`oléoduc menant au port turc de Ceyhan en prenant notamment Fishkhabour, un poste-frontière avec la Turquie situé à l`extrémité de la province de Dohouk qui constitue, avec celles d`Erbil et de Souleimaniyeh, la région autonome du Kurdistan.
14:01 [Press TV] (E)
Ansarullah denounces Saudi crown prince’s pledge to continue Yemen war
Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement has hit out at the Saudi crown prince and defense minister, who said the Riyadh regime has no intention of ending its bloody military campaign against the impoverished nation.
13:28 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Syrian Army breaks through ISIS lines in Deir Ezzor, enters Ummal District
Minutes ago, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) entered the Ummal District of Deir Ezzor after advancing from the nearby Industrial Zone, a military source told Al-Masdar News.
13:14 [SANA] (E)
Army advances in different areas in Deir Ezzor, continues chasing ISIS terrorists
Army units continued operations to eradicate ISIS terrorists, advancing in different areas in Deir Ezzor City and its countryside.
13:12 [SANA] (E)
US forces, armed groups impede access to al-Rukban camp
The United States and armed groups positioned in al-Tanf area are impeding efforts of the Syrian government to deliver humanitarian aid to people in al-Rukban camp near the Syrian- Jordanian border, the Hmeimim-based Russian Coordination Center said.
13:09 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Syrian Army, Hezbollah liberate strategic base in western Deir Ezzor
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies have officially liberated the T-2 Pumping Station after several days of fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor.
12:50 [Fort Russ] (E)
Iraqi forces liberate host of sites from ISIS in drive to reach the Syrian border
Pro-government forces in Iraqi have engaged in a rapid drive and liberated a host of sites from ISIS in an effort to clear the Syrian border region from the terrorist organisation.
12:31 [Orient XXI] (F)
Le rêve englouti des Kurdes irakiens
En quelques jours, les Kurdes d’Irak sont passés de l’euphorie après un référendum historique à une humiliante débâcle militaire. L’armée irakienne a mis fin à leur rêve d’indépendance en reprenant le contrôle des territoires riches en pétrole que le gouvernement de la province autonome kurde administrait depuis 2014.
11:25 [Press TV] (E)
Iraqi prime minister calls for total annulment of Kurdish independence vote
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has called for the total annulment of the recent Kurdish secession referendum in northern Iraq, apparently rejecting the Kurdish leader’s recent decision to merely freeze the results of the unconstitutional vote.
3:20 [Consortium News] (E)
Iraqi Kurds Suffer Major Setback
A political miscalculation by Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani – staging an independence referendum that prompted fierce retaliation by Baghdad – has set back hopes for a Kurdish state by decades, writes Joe Lauria.
21:57 [Sputnik Deutschland] (D)
USA behindern Bildung von Korridor zu syrischem Flüchtlingslager
Die USA und die illegalen bewaffneten Gruppierungen hindern Damaskus an der Schaffung eines sicheren Korridors und der Lieferung von Gütern für die Flüchtlinge im Lager Rukban. Dies teilte am Mittwoch das russische Zentrum für Versöhnung der Konfliktparteien in Syrien mit.
21:31 [irib] (D)
Iraks Präsident unterstreicht Einheit des Landes und Einhaltung der Verfassung
Der irakische Präsident wies bei seinem Treffen mit US-Außenminister Rex Tillerson auf die Einheit und Souveränität seines Landes hin.
21:31 [irib] (D)
Russlands Verteidigungsminister: Nur noch 5 Prozent syrischen Territoriums unter IS-Kontrolle
Russlands Verteidigungsminister gab am heutigen Dienstag bekannt, die IS-Terrormiliz habe nur noch weniger als fünf Prozent syrischen Bodens unter Kontrolle.
21:29 [irib] (D)
Al-Abadi: Herrschaft der föderalen Regierung wird ausgeweitet
Der irakische Ministerpräsident Haidar al-Abadi ist auf seiner Reise in die Türkei mit dem türkischen Präsidenten Recep Tayyip Erdogan zu Gesprächen zusammengetroffen.
19:33 [NRT TV] (E)
Turkey hands over Habur border crossing to Baghdad, PM says
Turkish Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim announced on Wednesday (October 25) that he has come to an agreement with his Iraqi counterpart Haidar al-Abadi to hand over his country’s border crossing of Habur to Baghdad.
16:08 [SANA] (E)
Army regains al-Sina’a neighborhood in Deir Ezzor, hits convoy of vehicls in Hama
Army units re-established control over al-Sina’a neighborhood in Deir Ezzor city after eliminating the last gatherings of ISIS terrorists there, SANA reporter in the city said on Wednesday.
12:35 [Press TV] (E)
Turkish Justice Ministry cancels study visit to US amid visa dispute
Turkey’s Justice Ministry says it has decided against a plan to send a delegation to the United States over an ongoing diplomatic dispute between the two NATO allies over issuing visas.
12:31 [Iraqi News] (E)
Three Iraqi army soldiers killed in clashes with Peshmerga in Mosul
Maj. Abbas al-Bayyati told Anadolu Agency that a force of the army’s elite Counter-Terrorism Service, backed by the 9th armoured division, advanced towards the town of Tel Saqf, a mainly Christian town north of Mosul, to impose federal security control there, but was met with fire from Peshmerga.
12:25 [Tasnim] (E)
Iraq’s Ex-Deputy PM Urges Barzani to Resign
In comments quoted by Al Mayadeen TV channel, former deputy prime minister of Iraq for energy, Hussain al-Shahristani, said KRG leader Masoud Barzani should accept responsibility for the consequences of the independence referendum and resign.
12:08 [Al Waght] (E)
Israeli Premier Sympathizes with Secessionist Iraqi Kurds
The Israeli premier was speaking at the Israeli parliament (Knesset) in al-Quds (Jerusalem) during a memorial ceremony for far-right former tourism minister Rehavam Ze’evi, who was killed in 2001. Ze’evi went on a secret mission to the Iraqi Kurdish Region in the 1960s and supervised the establishment of an Israeli military “field hospital” there, Netanyahu said.
10:55 [Reseau International] (F)
Qui va contrôler l’Irak ? Magouilles, corruption et manœuvres politique tous azimuts
Une grosse partie de poker est en train de se jouer en Irak. Qui va contrôler en fin de parcours ce pays ? Le Premier Ministre irakien Abadi s’est rendu en visite officielle hier (22/10/17) en Arabie Saoudite où il a été reçu en grande pompe. Comme par hasard il a trouvé qui l’attendait en plus du Roi Salmane, le Ministre des Affaires Etrangères américain Rex Tillerson.
10:45 [NRT TV] (E)
Iraqi forces launch operation to liberate last ISIS positions in country
Iraqi forces launched an operation to retake control of the districts of Rawa and al-Qaim in the province of Anbar from the Islamic State (ISIS) militants.
2:20 [Fars News Agency] (E)
Arab Daily: Kurdish Groups Plan to Marginalize Barzani in Talks with Baghdad
According to al-Hayat daily, the main Kurdish parties in Suleimaniyeh, including the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), the Change Movement, Jama`at Islami, Democracy and Justice Coalition and the New Generation, plan to marginalize Barzani, after the central government said it is willing to start talks with the Kurds, but in absence of Barzani.
0:59 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Iraqi Army denies claims of clashes with Kurdish Peshmerga near Syrian border
The tensions between Baghdad and Erbil have escalated after an independence referendum had been held in the Iraqi Kurdistan, as well as in disputed areas.
19:05 [NRT TV] (E)
Sulaimani Provincial Council gives KRG 15 days to send employees’ salary
Sulaimani Provincial Council has given the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) only 15 days to send the salary of the province’s employees, likewise, it would discuss with Baghdad regarding the issue.
15:25 [Fars News Agency] (E)
Eastern Syria: US-Kurds Agreement with ISIL Disclosed by Media Outlet
The US-led coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have reached an agreement with the ISIL based on which the latter will hand over regions in Eastern Deir Ezzur to the former, a Syrian media outlet disclosed on Tuesday.
15:21 [NRT TV] (E)
Clashes erupt between Peshmerga, Iraqi forces in Rabia
Clashes broke out between Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi forces in the country’s northwestern town of Rabia amid brewing tensions between Erbil and Baghdad after an independence vote held in defiance of the federal government.
13:27 [SANA] (E)
Army regains control over new areas in Deir Ezzor
Army units operating in Deir Ezzor, backed by the army air force, regained control over a number of points inside Mahkan town , southeast of al-Mayadeen on the direction of al-Bukmal city in Deir Ezzor province.
12:57 [Sputnik news] (F)
Damas: Raqqa n’est pas libérée tant que l’armée syrienne n’y est entrée
Tandis que l`opposition syrienne en personne des FDS a annoncé la libération complète de Raqqa, les autorités syriennes ne sont pas pressées de le confirmer. Selon le ministre syrien de l’Information, Damas ne considère aucune région de Syrie comme étant libérée, y compris la ville de Raqqa, tant que l’armée syrienne n’y est pas entrée.
12:46 [RT Deutsch] (D)
Mit allen Mitteln gegen Iran? Saudischer Kronprinz besuchte vermutlich heimlich Israel
Ein israelischer Beamter hat am Freitag gegenüber der Nachrichtenagentur AFP bestätigt, dass der saudische Kronprinz Mohammed bin Salman im September die israelische Hauptstadt Tel Aviv heimlich besuchte. Mit dem Präsidentschaftsantritt in den USA von Donald Trump zementiert sich eine Allianz zwischen der autokratischen Golfmonarchie und Israel.
22:47 [Pars Today] (F)
Kirkouk: les positions de l’armée visées
Les effectifs fidèles à Barzani ont pris d’assaut, samedi soir, les positions des forces du gouvernement fédéral irakien à proximité de la région de Pirda, non loin d’Altin Kopri sur la route Erbil-Kirkouk.
22:47 [Press TV] (F)
Kurdistan irakien : le Mouvement Goran réclame la dissolution du gouvernement
Le Mouvement Goran (Mouvement pour le changement), parti politique d’opposition au Kurdistan irakien, a demandé, le dimanche 22 octobre, au président du Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani, de dissoudre le gouvernement et de former, en revanche, un gouvernement de salut national.
13:39 [SANA] (E)
Army continues successful advance towards Al-Bukmal city
Army units, backed by the air force, carried out intensive operations against ISIS fortifications and positions in Deir Ezzor and its southeastern countryside on the direction of Al-Bukmal city.
13:30 [Fars News Agency] (E)
Lebanon: Parliamentary Elections Definite, Ready to Secure Communication Channels with Syria
Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri assured that Lebanon`s parliamentary elections will be held, as he expressed readiness to delegate a Lebanese minister to secure channels of communication with Syria in order to return the displaced back to safe zones in their country.
13:07 [Tass] (E)
Russia vows `to throw its weight` behind Iraq`s territorial integrity
The Russian and Iraqi top diplomats discuss military operation in Kirkuk
13:05 [Fort Russ] (E)
SDF expected to gain more land, should "negotiations" with ISIS succeed
After capturing Raqqah, ther US-backed and Kurdish-led so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are expected to make new military gains.
12:57 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Syrian Army imposes fire control over strategic base in Deir Ezzor
Within hours of launching this attack, the Syrian Arab Army and their allies were able to establish full control over almost all the hilltops overlooking the T-2 Station.
12:47 [Reseau International] (F)
Ingérence US: Washington demande à l’armée irakienne de limiter ses mouvements près de Kirkouk
La diplomatie américaine s’est de nouveau ingérée dans les affaires internes de l’Irak, en demandant vendredi à l’armée irakienne de limiter ses mouvements près de Kirkouk, une zone revendiquée à la fois par Bagdad et les Kurdes.
12:46 [Reseau International] (F)
Basses manœuvres israélo-américano-saoudiennes à Raqqa après que Daech leur ait remis les clés de la ville
Le James Bond saoudien Tamer As-Sabhane s’est rendu à Raqqa. Après des mois pendant lesquels les Kurdes des Américains ont fait semblant de combattre Daesh, Raqqa est déclarée libéré.
12:33 [Peds Ansichten] (D)
„Befreiung vom IS“ in der Strategie des Teile und Herrsche
Als im Jahre 2014 die Milizen des selbsternannten Führers aller Kurden Mahmut Barzani die nordirakische Stadt Kirkuk vom Islamischen Staat (IS) befreiten, war das nur eines von vielen Narrativen, welches benötigt wurde, um das Konzept des Teile und Herrsche hinter einem edelmütigen Kampf gegen böse Terroristen verstecken zu können. Wird diese Politik von der US-Regierung unter Donald Trump im Irak weitergeführt? Analysieren wir dazu vergangene und aktuelle Ereignisse.
11:41 [Press TV] (E)
Israeli media: Damascus setting new rules of game for Israel
Israeli media outlets suggest that currents of change flowing across the region could signal new equations under which Syria would be setting the new rules of the game for Israel thanks to its alliance with Iran and Russia.
22:50 [Press TV] (E)
Iraqi MPs seek halt to transfer of arms for Peshmerga
Iraq’s parliament has called for a halt to foreign transfer of arms to Peshmerga after reports that the Kurdish militants had used German weapons to attack government forces in Kirkuk.
18:18 [RT] (E)
‘Leveled like Dresden’: Raqqa aid haste hints at cover up of ‘barbaric destruction’ – Moscow
What the US-led coalition did to Syria’s Raqqa is comparable to the infamous Allied bombing of Dresden in 1945, the Russian Defense Ministry said, adding that the allies may be rushing to pour money into Raqqa to cover up the aftermath.
15:23 [Fars News Agency] (E)
Deir Ezzur: SDF Captures Syria`s Largest Oilfield in Cooperation with ISIL
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) managed to impose control over al-Amr oilfield in Eastern Deir Ezzur after ISIL launched an offensive on the pro-government forces and paved the way for the SDF to advances to the energy field, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Sunday.
15:13 [South Front] (E)
US-backed SDF Allegedly Seized Omar Oil Fields. But What Is Really Going On? [UPDATES]
The situation remains unclear. However, no doubts the real developments on the ground are very different to the coverage provided by the mainstream media.
14:00 [Mondo Weiss] (E)
Palestinian steps toward reconciliation met with Israeli intransigence and incitement
Israel`s reactionary response to Palestinian reconciliation demonstrates the country`s future is clearly one of violence, xenophobia, and intransigence.
13:50 [irib] (D)
Iranisches Konsulat in Erbil veröffentlicht Erklärung zum Übergriff auf diese Einrichtung
Das Konsulat der Islamischen Republik Iran in Erbil (Irak) hat am Samstagabend nach einem Übergriff auf seine diplomatische Einrichtung eine Erklärung abgegeben.
12:57 [Press TV] (F)
Bagdad demande Erbil d’extrader les 400 terroristes qui ont pris refuge au Kurdistan
Jabbar al-Maamouri, un des dirigeants des Hachd al-Chaabi, a appelé ce samedi 21 octobre Erbil à remettre à Bagdad les 400 personnes accusées de terrorisme, a rapporté Fars News. « Erbil est devenu un grand refuge pour les terroristes », a affirmé Jabbar al-Maamouri.
12:56 [Reseau Voltaire] (F)
Les Kurdes d’Irak se retournent contre les Barzani
La mascarade du scrutin truqué du référendum d’indépendance du Kurdistan iraquien, du 25 septembre 2017, se retourne contre ses initiateurs, les familles Barzani et Talabani.
12:55 [Muraselon] (E)
US-backed militias seize largest oil field in Deir Ezzor. Report.
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said they gained control of al-Omar oil field, one of Syria’s largest, on the eastern bank of the Euphrates river.
0:07 [Middle East Eye] (E)
How Saudi tried to use the Kurds to clip Iran`s wings
For public consumption, King Salman stood four square behind the unity of Iraq. Behind the scenes the Royal Court despatched a series of emissaries to encourage Barzani in his project to split the Iraqi state and question the territorial integrity of Turkey and Iran.
21:40 [RT Deutsch] (D)
Syrien: Drohnenvideo zeigt die Zerstörung von Rakka nach der Befreiung vom IS
Erst vor Tagen konnte die Stadt Rakka im Norden Syriens vollständig von den Syrischen Demokratischen Kräften (SDF) eingenommen werden. Vier Monate lang haben die Kämpfer der SDF gebraucht, um die Stadt dem "Islamischen Staat" (IS) zu entreißen. Unterstützt wurden sie dabei von der US-Luftwaffe.
15:30 [SANA] (E)
Syrian Army restores security and stability to al-Qaryateen in Homs Countryside
The Syrian Army, in cooperation with allied forces, on Saturday restored security and stability to al-Qaryateen city in the south-eastern countryside of Homs after the elimination of ISIS terrorist groups which earlier infiltrated into the city, SANA reporter said.
14:16 [Fars News Agency] (E)
Deir Ezzur: Gov`t Forces Capture Syria`s Largest Oilfield
The sources said that the army men carried out heliborne operation in al-Amr oilfield in the Northeastern countryside of the newly-liberated town of al-Mayadeen and engaged in fierce clashes with the ISIL, capturing the oilfield ultimately.
14:09 [Anadolu] (E)
Kurdish forces shell Iraqi troops in Kirkuk
Kurdish forces are still shelling positions of government forces in the northern Altunkopru sub-district in Kirkuk province, Iraq’s Defense Ministry said Saturday.
12:44 [Fars News] (E)
SDF Not to Hand over Newly-Captured Raqqa City to Syrian Army
The SDF said on Friday that the political future of Raqqa city and province would be determined “within the framework of a decentralized, federal, democratic Syria.”
11:45 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Syrian Army overwhelms ISIS inside strategic city in southeast Homs
The Syrian Army was able to not only enter Quraytayn, but they managed to liberate almost the entire city after overwhelming the remaining Islamic State terrorists occupying the city. According to a military source, the Syrian Arab Army is clearing the final neighborhoods and should declare Quraytayn terrorist-free within the next 24 hours.
11:32 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Syrian Army advances northeast of Deir Ezzor in new bid to clear ISIS pocket
Following the liberation of the aforementioned sites, the Syrian Arab Army scored a new advance of Al-Husseiniyeh, capturing the small town of Al-Hasan en route to one of the Islamic State’s last strongholds in northeast Deir Ezzor, Al-Moheimidiyah.
11:30 [SANA] (E)
Army Command: Israeli enemy attacks Syrian military position in Quneitra Countryside
The Command added that the Israeli aggression came after terrorists had launched mortar shells, upon the instructions of the Israeli entity, on an area of empty land inside the occupied territories to give the Israeli enemy a pretext to carry out its aggression.
11:29 [Sputnik] (E)
Israeli Defense Forces Target Syrian Artillery in Response to Alleged Shelling
"Early this morning, 5 projectiles were launched at the N Golan Heights from Syria. In response, the IDF targeted 3 Syrian artillery cannons," the IDF said on Twitter.
10:30 [Al Alam] (E)
Iraq soon to spread rule over KRG
Brig. Gen. Pourdastan, while pointing to neutralization of the American plot to break up Iraq, said the Arab country would increase its control over Kurdistan region in coming days.
9:49 [Press TV] (E)
SDF won’t hand over Raqqah to Syrian government
A US-backed grouping of militants that calls itself the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) says the Syrian city of Raqqah, where Daesh terrorists have recently left, will be part of a system of “federal government” in the country’s north.
3:07 [Iraqi News] (E)
Iraqi troops retake two regions, 44 oil wells in western Nineveh
A statement by the Joint Operations Command’s War Media Cell on Friday said “the army’s 15 division regained control on Zimar and Ain Zala regions, located northwest of Nineveh.” Moreover, “troops retook oil wells of Batma and Ain Zala as well as all of the wells, estimated at 44,” the statement added.
22:06 [SANA] (E)
Army advances towards Khasham, clashes with ISIS in Huwaijet Sakr in Deir Ezzor
SANA’s correspondent in Deir Ezzor said that army units achieved new advancement in the direction of Khasham on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River following intense clashes with ISIS that inflicted heavy losses on the terrorists.
19:31 [Strategika 51] (F)
Les militaires jordaniens s’opposent à toute aventure militaire en Syrie
La fronde a débuté lorsque les chefs des divisions blindées ont refusé et c’est un fait rarissime, de prendre part à des exercices conjoints avec des forces US et britanniques au Nord du Royaume, dans une région adjacente avec le Sud de la Syrie.
19:17 [NRT TV] (E)
Iraqi commander: No intention to enter other areas except Altun Kupri
Iraqi Joint Operations Deputy Commander, Abdulamir Yaralla, told NRT Arabic on Friday (October 20) that Prde is in the province of Kirkuk and that the Iraqi forces aim to impose security and law on the disputed areas.
16:40 [Press TV] (F)
Syrie : nouvelle ère coloniale de la France à Raqqa ?
La porte-parole de la diplomatie française a estimé que la création d’un « État » à Raqqa, une fois que Daech y sera éradiqué, fait partie des priorités de Paris.
16:30 [Al Masdar News] (E)
Iraqi forces begin final operation to destroy ISIS empire in Iraq
According to reports from military-affiliated sources, the Iraqi Army and the Popular Mobilization Forces have kicked-off their campaign to liberate western Anbar province from ISIS militants.
10:07 [Hurriyet] (E)
Turkish army sets up first observation post in Idlib
The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) said in a written statement that the first observation point in Idlib was established on Oct. 13 and works for more observation points are continuing.
9:10 [Pars Today] (F)
Irak: gouvernement de transition au Kurdistan
La Coalition pour la démocratie et la justice, dirigée par Barham Saleh, a annoncé aujourd’hui jeudi le lancement des négociations pour l’instauration d’un gouvernement de transition dans la région du Kurdistan irakien et a ajouté que ce gouvernement serait chargé du rétablissement de la stabilité dans la région, de l’amélioration de la situation de ses habitants ainsi que du lancement de discussions sérieuses et claires avec Bagdad.
9:06 [irib] (D)
Haftbefehl für Stellvertreter Barzanis
Die irakische Justiz hat am Donnerstag die Festnahme von Kosrat Rasul, dem Stellvertreter des Präsidenten der irakischen Kurdenregion Masud Barzani angeordnet.
9:04 [irib] (D)
Hamas: USA mischen sich in interne Angelegenheiten Palästinas ein
Die islamisch-palästinensische Widerstandsbewegung (Hamas) hat die Forderungen des US-Sondergesandten beim nationalen palästinensischen Versöhnungsabkommen als eine klare Einmischung in die internen Angelegenheiten Palästinas bezeichnet.
15:26 [Sputnik] (E)
Baghdad`s Advance on Kirkuk Has `Broken the Kurds` Back`
Wladimir van Wilgenburg, a journalist and specialist in Iraqi and Kurdish politics, told Sputnik what Erbil`s future will likely be.
14:13 [NRT TV] (E)
Iraqi court orders detention of PUK first deputy secretary-general
Spokesman of the high judicial council, Abdulstar Bayraqdar, said Rusafa investigation court issued the arrest order for Rasul due to his recent remarks about Iraqi forces. Bayraqdar added Rasul defamed the Iraqi forces by saying that Iraqi army and the federal police are invaders.
14:12 [NRT TV] (E)
Hashid al-Shaabi withdraws from several places in Kirkuk
Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) known as Hashid al-Shaabi withdrew from several places in Kirkuk, three days after the group alongside the Iraqi forces launched a 48-hour operation to take control the areas outside the Kurdistan Region.
14:10 [NRT TV] (E)
Aras Sheikh Jangi: Security situation in Kirkuk is calm
The security situation in the city of Kirkuk is calm, a senior Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) cadre said, rejecting claims of fighting inside the city.
14:08 [NRT TV] (E)
New Generation: KDP, PUK are lions for our nation, but beaten foxes for enemies
The New Generation list said the “coward” forces of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) are “lions” for the Kurdish people but “beaten foxes” for the enemies.
13:47 [Press TV] (E)
Hamas censures ‘blatant US interference’ in Palestinian unity efforts
On Thursday morning, US President Donald Trump’s special representative for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, said any Palestinian government must, among other things, recognize Israel and disarm Hamas, which has defended Gaza against three bloody Israeli wars over the past decade.
13:38 [Press TV] (F)
Union interparlementaire : le représentant d’Israël chassé de la salle
Le président du Parlement koweïtien Marzouk al-Ghanem a catégoriquement rejeté, ce mercredi 18 octobre, les allégations prononcées par son homologue israélien, à la tribune de la 137e session de l’Union interparlementaire, au sujet des Palestiniens emprisonnés dans les geôles d’Israël, qualifiant ce responsable israélien d’« occupant » et d’« infanticide ».
13:35 [The Electronic Intifada] (E)
Much optimism, little confidence in Hamas-Fatah deal
It was with almost unseemly haste that Fatah and Hamas, the two main Palestinian factions, announced that they had reached a preliminary unity agreement in Cairo on 12 October, after two days of negotiations.
13:29 [Off Guardian] (F)
A Doctor’s Report from Yemen
I will start this by saying I’m not a very sentimental person. Perhaps it has to do with not having reached a certain emotional maturity yet in order to feel at ease with being publicly vulnerable, so this post will be a bit of that in the hope that I will be able to offer all of you, a glimpse into the horrors Yemenis experience on a daily basis, at what is an emotional and psychological level.
13:02 [Muraselon] (E)
Syria map update : Syrian forces resume operations towards Iraqi borders
On Wednesday, the Syrian Arab Army – backed by allied forces – renewed the military operations against the Islamic state in southeastern countryside of Homs, near the Iraqi borders.
1:46 [RT Deutsch] (D)
Saudi-Minister in Rakka aktiv - USA planen Kontrolle Nordsyriens mit saudischer Hilfe
Nach dem IS kommen die Saudis: Am Mittwoch sind brisante Bilder eines unerwarteten Besuchs des saudischen Ministers Thamer al-Sabhan beim US-Sondergesandten Brett McGurk und den SDF in Nordsyrien aufgetaucht. RT Deutsch sprach darüber mit mehreren Experten und Journalisten aus der Region.
0:13 [Fars News Agency] (E)
Iraqi Kurdistan Region Parliament Speaker Calls for Barzani`s Resignation
Iraqi Kurdistan region`s Parliament Speaker Yousif Mohammed called on the region`s President Massoud Barzani to resign after his plot to disintegrate Iraq through an independence referendum fell flat.
0:09 [Press TV] (E)
Iraqi Kurdistan vote postponed as ‘civil war’ looms large
The KRG’s Independent High Electoral Commission announced on Wednesday that it had “opted to suspend temporarily preparations for the November polls due to the current situation.”
23:01 [SANA] (E)
Army retakes new areas in Deir Ezzor, kills scores of ISIS terrorists in Hawijit Saqar
Army units, operating in Deir Ezzor, restored control over Islah al-Husseineh and the Paper Factory as they launched a wide-scale military operation to root out the last gatherings of ISIS terrorists in Hawijit Saqar on the eastern rank of Euphrates River.
20:23 [NRT TV] (E)
Kurdish commander: Kirkuk happening was result of referendum
Commander of the southern Kirkuk front, Wasta Rasul, told NRT on Wednesday (October 18) that the referendum, which he said Kurdish officials asked not to be held and the time was not appropriate, was the reason for what happened in Kirkuk.
20:20 [NRT TV] (E)
Iraqi forces promise - Hashid al-Shaabi will leave Kirkuk, says PUK official
Iraqi forces have promised that Hashid al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) will pull out of Kirkuk in the next few days, says an official from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK).
14:55 [Press TV] (E)
Saudi Arabia seeking ‘regime change’ in Qatar: Foreign minister
The Qatari foreign minister says Riyadh has been pursuing “regime change” in Doha, stressing that a siege laid by Saudi Arabia and its allies on the Persian Gulf nation is meant to “bully” the nation.
13:44 [RT Deutsch] (D)
Israel: Neues Gesetz soll Ermittlungen gegen amtierende Regierungschefs verbieten
Israels Premierminister Benjamin Netanjahu strebt ein Gesetz an, das Ermittlungen gegen ein amtierendes Regierungsoberhaupt illegal machen soll. Nach Neuwahlen würden die derzeitigen damit auf Eis liegen. Frühere Gesetzesvorschläge dieser Art scheiterten.
13:32 [UJFP] (F)
« Déclarer la paix » ne suffit pas
La semaine dernière, des dizaines de milliers de femmes, trente mille environ, Israéliennes juives et Palestiniennes ont fait irruption dans Jérusalem, vêtues de blanc, main dans la main, à l’issu d’un « voyage vers la paix » de deux semaines.
0:50 [South Front] (E)
Iraqi Kurdistan Leadership Reach Deal With Baghdad: Kurdish Forces To Retreat To 2003 Borders – Media
According to Sky News Arabia, the Peshmerga, a military force of the KRG, agreed to return to 2003 Iraq borders. Sky News Arabia didn’t provide the soures of its info.
18:23 [SANA] (E)
Army regains control over several areas in Deir Ezzor and Hama countryside
Army units operating in Deir Ezzor destroyed many gatherings of ISIS terrorists on the eastern and the western banks of the Euphrates River few hours after restoring control over al-Husseiniyeh strategic town to the north of the city.
18:20 [SANA] (E)
Syria welcomes restoring Iraqi government’s authority over Kirkuk
Syria welcomed the efforts made by the brotherly government of Iraq to restore central authority over Kirkuk province and the rest of areas.
17:56 [Tass] (E)
Netanyahu vows Israel will stop Iran’s aim for military base in Syria
The question of the Iran nuclear deal was raised during the Netanyahu-Shoigu talks
17:08 [RT Deutsch] (D)
Israel genehmigt erste Siedlung im UNESCO-geschützten Hebron seit 15 Jahren
Israel hat erstmals nach 15 Jahren den Bau von 31 neuen jüdischen Siedlungshäusern in der Stadt Hebron genehmigt. Hebron ist die größte palästinensische Stadt im Westjordanland und beheimatet ungefähr 1.000 jüdische Siedler.
17:05 [Reseau International] (F)
Kirkouk repris aux Peshmerga. Barzani et ses sponsors ont perdu leur pari
Le drapeau irakien flotte de nouveau sur les bâtiments officiels de Kirkouk. Les troupes fédérales ont récupéré la plupart des champs de pétrole et de gaz, ainsi que le quartier industriel.
16:24 [Asia Times/Sami Moubayed] (E)
Syrian endgame is nigh as rival factions look to cut deals
Three cities – Deir ez-Zour, al-Raqqa, and Idlib – will define how the country shapes up post-ISIS, as key players edge towards under-the-table agreements.
11:54 [Reseau International] (F)
La partition de l’Arabie Saoudite n’est qu’une question de temps
Dans son discours, la dixième nuit de Muharram, le secrétaire général du Hezbollah, sayed Hassan Nasrallah, a adressé plusieurs messages très importants, évoquant les risques du projet de séparation de la région du Kurdistan, sur les pays de la région soulignant que «la question du Kurdistan ne consiste pas un référendum ou une autodétermination, mais consiste dans la fragmentation de la région sur des critiques ethniques».
11:47 [Reseau International] (F)
Discours de S. Nasrallah: que font les juifs antisionistes ?
En cas de guerre Israël/Hezbollah, pour qui se battront les juifs antisionistes ? La distinction faite par le secrétaire général du Hezbollah entre juifs et sionistes continue à faire couler beaucoup d’encre. Dans son discours, Nasrallah a évoqué comment l’impérialisme s’est souvent servi de juifs à titre de « bûcher » pour embraser différentes régions du monde.
11:46 [Al Masdar News] (E)
ISIL’s reign over Deir Ezzor City is coming to an end: map
The Islamic State’s (ISIS) three year long reign over Deir Ezzor City is coming to a swift end, thanks in large part to the recent advances made by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies.
1:08 [Press TV] (E)
Israeli settlers steal olive pickings of Palestinian farmers in West Bank
Israeli settlers have stolen the olive harvest of dozens of trees belonging to a number of Palestinian farmers from the occupied West Bank districts of Ramallah and Nablus.
0:57 [Sputnik] (E)
Iraqi Government Accuses Kurds of `Misinformation Campaign` After Kirkuk Clashes
The government of Iraq has accused Kurdish officials of waging a misinformation campaign to cover up attacks on Iraqi Security Forces in Kirkuk.
21:10 [RT] (E)
Iraqi forces taking over Kirkuk ‘a declaration of war’ – Kurdish Peshmerga
Iraqi soldiers have raised their country’s flags over key buildings in Kirkuk, and Baghdad has declared the Kurdish city be under government control. The Kurdish Peshmerga forces called the takeover “a flagrant declaration of war” and vowed that Iraq will pay a “heavy price.”
20:53 [Moon of Alabama] (E)
Iraq - The End Of The Kurdish Independence Project
Today the Iraqi government took Kirkuk back from occupying Kurdish forces. This marks the end of the Kurdish independence project in Iraq.
16:28 [NRT TV] (E)
Turkey says ready to help Iraq`s operation in Kirkuk
Turkey on Monday said it was ready to help the Iraqi government operation in the disputed city of Kirkuk.
16:21 [Press TV] (E)
Iraqi premier orders hoisting of national flag in Kirkuk, other Kurdish regions
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered the hoisting of Iraqi national flag in the country’s oil-rich northern province of Kirkuk as well as other areas under the control of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).
15:33 [NRT TV] (E)
Peshmerga General Command accuses PUK officials of betrayal amid Kirkuk crisis
The General Command of Kurdish Peshmerga Forces issued a statement on Monday (October 16), accusing some Peshmerga officials loyal to Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) of involvement in “a conspiracy” with the central government against the Kurdish people in Kirkuk.
15:04 [South Front] (E)
Overview Of Clashes For Kirkuk: Iraqi Army Captures K1 Airbase, Enters City (Photos, Videos)
The Iraqi Army and the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) have been rapidly developing momentum in the countryside of Kirkuk city amid sporadic clashes with the Kurdish Peshmerga.
12:26 [RT] (E)
Iraqi military advances in Kirkuk, captures key positions from Kurdish forces
... The Iraqi armed forces gained control of roads and infrastructure near Kirkuk from Kurdish fighters, including the North Gas Company station, a nearby oil processing plant, and the industrial district south of the city. The military also captured Kirkuk’s K-1 Air Base from Kurdish forces ...
11:51 [Middle East Eye] (E)
UAE planned to invade Qatar with Blackwater-linked mercenaries: Report
An unidentified official source told the daily that the soldiers for hire were trained at an Emirati military base in Liwa in the west of the country by Academi, a US security service company formerly known as Blackwater.
10:48 [Assawra] (F)
Irak: Bagdad et les Kurdes se donnent 24 heures de plus pour éviter l`affrontement
Bagdad et le Kurdistan irakien se sont accordés dimanche une journée de plus pour éviter par le dialogue tout affrontement armé, alors que leurs troupes, massées dans la riche province pétrolière de Kirkouk, se font face.
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