January 16, 2018
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6 civilians are killed in Saudi airstrikes in Yemen’s Hudaydah province

Saudi warplanes have launched a series of attacks on Yemen’s western province of Hudaydah, killing at least six people. Late on Monday, Saudi fighter planes attacked a farm in the province’s al-Jerahi directorate killing two farmers and injuring several more. Four more civilians were killed when Saudi jets launched air raids on agricultural land in…

Palestinian Central Council calls on PLO to end recognition of Israel

The Palestinian Central Council has called on Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to suspend recognition of Israel in response to US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the Tel Aviv regime’s capital. On Monday, the council voted in favor of ordering the PLO to halt its recognition of Israel until it officially recognizes…

Syria militants in US seeking CIA dollars to ‘confront Iran’s influence

Syria militant leaders are in the United States demanding American dollars to fund an allegedly defunct CIA program to “confront Iran’s influence.” Representatives of the so-called Free Syrian Army are reportedly pressing Americans to revive the program that provides military aid to the militants fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad. In July, US…

ISIS Uses Clashes Between Syrian Army And HTS To Expand Further Into Idlib

ISIS terrorists have used the ongoing clashes between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) to expand further into the province of Idlib. On January 15, ISIS captured over a dozen villages including Harsh, Tal Shur and Malihah Kabirah and reached positions of government forces…

US Supplied Kurdish Forces In Syria With MANPADs

Kurdish militias operating in Syria have allegedly received a batch of man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADs) from the US, according to rumors spread by pro-opposition sources on January 15. Kurdish militias – YPG and YPJ – are a core of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) that control large areas in northwestern and eastern Syria. Opposition…

President al-Assad receives participants in Arab Writers Union General Secretariat meeting

President Bashar al-Assad on Monday received the heads of the delegations participating in the meeting of the General Secretariat of the Arab Writers Union. Talks during the meeting touched on the issues of Arab culture and thought and their important role and influence on Arab societies and the problems affecting these societies. President al-Assad said…

Bahraini court upholds jail sentence for prominent rights activist

Bahrain’s Court of Cassation, which has the ultimate say in the case of appeals in the country, upholds a two-year jail sentence issued for noted rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab. Rajab has faced two trials, one concerning his criticism of the ruling regime in alleged interviews he has given and statements made to foreign media, and…

Erdogan:Syria operation may start at any moment

Turkey is ready “at any moment” to start an operation in a besieged border area of Syria, said the president on Monday. “The Turkish Armed Forces will resolve the Afrin and Manbij issue as soon as possible. Our preparations are finalized, an operation may start at any moment,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan told an opening ceremony…

Bloodshed in Baghdad: Twin bombings kill over 3 dozen

Iraqi security forces say twin bomb attacks in central Baghdad have killed at least 38 people, amid weeks of relative calm in the Iraqi capital. Another 105 people have reportedly sustained injuries. The bombings occurred at Tayyaran (Aviation) Square in the Iraqi capital on Monday morning. General Saad Maan, a spokesman for the Iraqi Joint…