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January 17, 2019

Ans Boersma (Twitter)
22:00 GMT
Turkey has deported a journalist working for a Dutch financial newspaper over unspecified “security-related reasons,” as Ankara continues its crackdown on the press over two years after a failed coup against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
18:00 GMT
A group of activists in the United States and other countries have signed a petition, calling on European countries to boycott an anti-Iran summit set to be hosted by Washington in Poland next month.
Jeremy Corbyn  (Twitter)
14:46 GMT
Take the "no deal" option off the table, so we can start "serious talks” on Brexit, the leader of Britain’s main opposition party urged Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday.
U.S. Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt (Twitter)
14:39 GMT
U.S. Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt on Wednesday night dismissed a report by Israel’s Channel 13 on the so-called “Deal of the Century”, a backchannel U.S. Mideast peace plan details of which have yet to be made public.
 Suicide Bombing in Syria (Twitter)
14:33 GMT
At least 15 people have been killed, including four American soldiers, in a suicide bombing in northern Syria, media reports said Thursday.
Turkey’s foreign minister (Shutterstock)
14:29 GMT
Turkey’s foreign minister on Thursday said a proposed safe zone in northern Syria is important both for the country's stability and displaced Syrians' return home.
PM Netanyahu  (Twitter)
11:22 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to visit Chad on Sunday, according to an Israeli television channel.
A woman is evacuated from the the hotel by two men during the terror attack on Tuesday afternoon which saw 21 civilians killed by the group of men linked to Al-Shabaab (AFP)
11:19 GMT
The Somalian Islamist group who have claimed responsibility for the attack in Kenya which saw terrorists storm a luxury hotel and kill 21 civilians, say the launched the assault because of Donald Trump.
Israeli-Palestinian peace plan - the "deal of the century" (Twitter)
11:09 GMT
The Palestinian Authority (PA) says US President Donald Trump’s yet-to-be-unveiled proposal on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will hit a “dead end” after an Israeli TV report released what it called details of the so-called “deal of the century.”
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AFP)
10:58 GMT
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he believes the recent deadly bomb attack in Syria’s flashpoint northern city of Manbij, which killed several American soldiers, would not impact US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from war-torn Syria.
Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen (Twitter)
09:58 GMT
Denmark suspended arms sales to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for its role in the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, according to local media reports on Thursday.
Storm Miriam (Twitter)
09:44 GMT
Storm Miriam abated Thursday morning, but only after taking the lives of at least four people and injuring over 10 more.
Caretaker Defense Minister Yaacoub Sarraf (Twitter)
09:42 GMT
Caretaker Defense Minister Yaacoub Sarraf Wednesday discussed a possible bilateral military agreement to support the Lebanese Army with Australian Defense Minister Christopher Pyne, who was in Beirut on an official visit.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov  (AFP)
09:39 GMT
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia and Japan are still “far from being partners” on the international stage, despite renewed efforts to resolve a decades-old conflict over a group of Pacific islands claimed by both sides.
(Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba)
09:35 GMT
Tulsi Gabbard and Elizabeth Warren think American Empire can do good. Only Bernie thinks otherwise.
Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil (Twitter)
09:35 GMT
Lebanon’s foreign minister has decided to withhold a letter calling for Damascus to be readmitted to the Arab League ahead of this weekend’s economic summit, a senior political source said Wednesday.
Tunisia’s powerful UGTT labor union start nationwide general strike (Twitter)
08:46 GMT
Tunisia’s biggest union, UGTT, started a nationwide strike on Thursday affecting the country’s airports, schools and state media to protest against the government’s refusal to raise the salaries of 670,000 public servants.
Yemeni Army (Twitter)
08:43 GMT
The Yemeni army has continued in its advances against the Houthis, liberating strategic areas in Saada that were strong-holds of the militia, the armed forces media center said Thursday.
U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib  (AFP)
08:35 GMT
A Florida city commissioner has come under fire after posting a vitriolic Facebook post saying Palestinian-American congresswoman Rashida Tlaib may "blow up" the US Capitol.
Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun (AFP)
08:31 GMT
Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun - who was recently granted asylum in Canada after running away from her home in the kingdom - has a security guard with her at all times to ensure she is "never alone", the Toronto refugee agency helping her said on Tuesday.
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May (Shutterstock)
08:05 GMT
British Prime Minister Theresa May's government has won a vote of no confidence with 325 votes versus 306.
US President Donald Trump (Shutterstock)
08:03 GMT
US President Donald Trump has reassured the GOP that he would stick to his plans for troop pullout from Syria and Afghanistan.
Baku, Azerbaijan (Shutterstock)
07:57 GMT
Senior defense officials of Iran and Azerbaijan have signed an agreement aimed at boosting defense and military cooperation between the two neighbors.
A Pro-EU anti-Brexit protsters with an umbrella decorated in teh style of the EU flag is seen outside the Houses of Parliament in central London. (AFP/ File)
06:00 GMT
The risk of no-deal on Brexit is imminent, European Union's chief Brexit negotiator said on Wednesday following British lawmakers’ rejection of Brexit deal.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) testifies during a hearing in Washington, DC. (AFP/FILE)
02:00 GMT
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat from New York, has announced she is running for president in 2020 elections.

January 16, 2019

Saad Hariri in Paris on Nov. 18. (AFP/ File)
22:00 GMT
US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale has not invited Lebanon to the Warsaw global conference expected in Poland on February 13 and 14 to discuss issues related to the Middle East and means to counter Iran’s power in the region.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a press-conference in Tehran. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT
President Hassan Rouhani says the United States has been seeking to push Iran aside and take the matters of this region in its own hands, but that its attempts to undermine the Islamic Republic’s regional role will certainly fail.
Australian Defense Minister Christopher Pyne meets President Michel Aoun at Baabda Palace, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (Lebanese Presidency Twitter)
14:24 GMT
Australian Defense Minister Christopher Pyne met with President Michel Aoun at Baabda Palace Wednesday after arriving to Lebanon for an official visit, according to a tweet from the presidency.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi. (AFP/File)
14:20 GMT
Foreign troop numbers in Iraq fell by a quarter during 2018, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said, as the fallout fizzled from Washington's announcement it was withdrawing from neighboring Syria.
An injured woman is evacuated from the scene of an explosion at a hotel complex in Nairobi's Westlands suburb on January 15, 2019, in Kenya. (AFP)
14:16 GMT
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday said that all attackers who stormed a hotel in the capital with guns and explosives had been eliminated.
A car in flames at the scene of bombings in the Syrian city of Tartus, northwest of Damascus in 2016. (AFP/File)
14:12 GMT
American soldiers have been wounded after a suicide bomber blew themselves up near a coalition patrol in Syria, local groups have said.
(AFP/Thomas Coex)
14:08 GMT
Israeli forces rounded up 14 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, according to a Palestinian NGO on Wednesday.
UN Security Council. (AFP/File)
11:26 GMT
Britain requested a vote at the UN Security Council on establishing a six-month observer mission to monitor a ceasefire in Yemen and oversee a pullback of forces, diplomats said on Tuesday.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas giving a statement in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (AFP/File)
10:05 GMT
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan suggested barring Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas from returning to the West Bank after his next trip abroad, claiming the Palestinian Authority (PA) leader was “one of the main instigators of violence on the southern border.”
Rene Trabelsi speaks on the phone outside the Ghriba Synagogue on the Tunisian resort island of Djerba. (FETHI BELAID / AFP)
10:01 GMT
Minister of Tourism and Handicrafts, René Trabelsi, firmly denied, on Tuesday, that he gave a television interview to the Israeli channel "I24", during which he spoke about the Palestinian cause and the possibility of a normalisation with Israel.
Protesters stand holding a French flag near the Arc de Triomphe on the Place de l'Etoile in Paris during an anti-government demonstration. (AFP)
08:44 GMT
French President Emmanuel Macron launched a national debate Tuesday in an effort to assuage growing anger by protesters over a long list of grievances.
A Syrian boy and girl wash their boots and shoes from a cistern at a camp for the displaced near the village of Shamarin, near the border with Turkey. (AFP)
08:38 GMT
Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has ordered that $50 million be allocated to support Syrian refugees and displaced people, local media reported Tuesday.
Anti-government demonstrators in the Sudanese capital Khartoum's southern business district of El-Kalakla. (AFP/File)
08:02 GMT
Protests in Sudan spread to residential areas of the capital Tuesday as the country’s economic and political crisis showed no signs of abating.
An anti-Brexit protester is seen outside the Houses of Parliament in central London on January 15, 2019. (AFP)
07:59 GMT
Theresa May is set to cling on to 10 Downing Street in a confidence vote today, after her Brexit deal was crushed in the worst ever Commons defeat for a sitting government.
Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) at the ceremonial swearing-in of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on January 3, 2018. (AFP/ File)
07:55 GMT
A Palestinian-American Muslim congresswoman Rashida Tlaib blasted on Tuesday Florida city commissioner’s Islamophobic message.
Turkey's Hulusi Akar and Alexander Lukashenko (Twitter)
02:00 GMT
Turkey’s defense minister met the president of Belarus on Tuesday during his first official visit to Minsk.

January 15, 2019

South Sudanese soldier (Shutterstock)
22:00 GMT
South Sudan opposition commander Moses Lokujo flipped through his notes, explaining international humanitarian law to an attentive group of senior officers.
18:00 GMT
Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resume negotiations with the Palestinian Authority immediately, “even before” US President Donald Trump announces his peace plan known as the Deal of the Century.
Ethiopian migrants on board a tiny, stuffed ship on the Red Sea (AFP/FILE)
14:08 GMT
An IOM report found revealed two grim and under-covered facts: Europe is failing its obligation to take in refugees and that Ethiopians feel safer in Yemen's war zone than home.
Damascus (Shutterstock)
13:18 GMT
Referring to what has been circulated by some websites on a statement attributed to Dr. Ibrahim Bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, minister of foreign affairs, on opening the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's embassy in the Syrian capital, Damascus, an official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied the claimed statement, affirming that this statement is completely untrue and baseless.
United Nations special envoy to Syria Geir Pedersen arrives in Damascus (AFP)
13:15 GMT
New UN envoy Geir Pedersen, who arrived in Damascus Tuesday on his first visit since taking up post, is the fourth head of UN efforts to end Syria's nearly eight-year-old war.
ranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif  (AFP)
12:23 GMT
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tuesday the security of northern Iraq’s Kurdish region is “important” for the Islamic Republic.
President Beji Caid Essebsi (Twitter)
12:13 GMT
On the 8th anniversary of the Revolution, President Beji Caid Essebsi wished to avoid "at all costs” the general strike scheduled for January 17, “because its negative consequences will be more important that the benefits that can be obtained in case all demands are met.”
Anniversary of the revolution in Tunis (J.Ciochon/Twitter)
12:07 GMT
The Tunisian people must remain vigilant against attempts to confiscate the revolution by the ruling coalition and fight against the unpatriotic choices and policies it continues to impose, many opposition parties said on Monday on the anniversary of the revolution of January 14, 2011.
US President Donald Trump and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Shutterstock)
10:43 GMT
US President Donald Trump has held talks with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on the establishment of a militant-free safe zone in northern Syria, shortly after he threatened to “devastate” NATO ally Turkey economically if it attacks Kurdish militants following Washington’s military withdrawal from the Arab state.
The former United Nations human rights commissioner and a former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson (Twitter)
10:38 GMT
The former United Nations (UN)’s human rights commissioner and a former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson, has boycotted the biggest literary festival in Dubai, responding to an open letter by a group of prominent figures calling for the unconditional release of an Emirati activist jailed by Abu Dhabi.
Mayor of Gdansk Paweł Adamowicz dies after stabbing (Twitter)
10:28 GMT
Thousands of people in cities across Poland have joined anti-violence rallies to protest the stabbing murder of the popular mayor of the city of Gdansk, who advocated refugee rights.
Ramallah (Shutterstock)
09:57 GMT
Palestinians staged a partial strike in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Tuesday to protest a controversial social security law.
Amman, Jordan (Shutterstock)
09:52 GMT
Jordan on Tuesday agreed to host a second round of peace talks between the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels, according to the country’s foreign minister.
British Prime Minister Theresa May  (Shutterstock)
09:44 GMT
British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking much needed approval from the House of Commons for her European Union withdrawal agreement in a historical vote to be held Tuesday evening.
Berri's supporters rally, burn tires, block roads, and shoot bullets into the air (Twitter)
09:40 GMT
The internationally recognized Libyan government announced Monday it would boycott the Arab economic summit in Lebanon, after supporters of Speaker Nabih Berri’s Amal Movement tore down and burned a Libyan flag.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (AFP)
09:35 GMT
Netanyahu sent a warning to Iran at the appointment ceremony of incoming IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi Tuesday morning.
After launch in Iran the satellite failed to reach the required speed after detachment from the rocket and so did not make orbit (Twitter)
08:48 GMT
Iran on Tuesday failed to launch a satellite into space, a process criticized by the U.S. and deemed challenging to UN Security Council resolutions.
Filippo Grandi  during  two-day visit to Egypt where he met President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (Twitter)
08:45 GMT
Commissioner of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi called Monday for intensifying help to Egypt, which hosts a large number of refugees, especially Syrians and Africans.
Labour protest in Iran (Twitter)
08:25 GMT
Iran denied claims by a labour protest leader that he was tortured in prison following strikes at a sugar factory, state TV reported on Monday.
 Kurdish forces in Syria (Twitter)
08:23 GMT
US President Donald Trump warned Turkey on Sunday that it would face economic devastation if it attacked the US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria, once the US troops leave Syria, the step which has been announced late in December.
Israeli military (Twitter)
08:19 GMT
The Israeli military finally confirms long-running reports of its collaboration with the militants operating against the Syrian government, admitting that it has provided weapons to them.
Iran should “cooperate” with the Taliban against the Daesh terrorist group. (AFP/File)
06:09 GMT
Iran should “cooperate” with the Taliban against the Daesh terrorist group, Hashmatullah Falahat Pishe, chairman of Iran’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, said Monday.
British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves Downing street to take part in a reception for Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in central London on January 10, 2019. (AFP)
02:00 GMT
Theresa May launched a desperate last-ditch bid save her Brexit deal today - warning that voting it down would be the 'height of recklessness' and might mean staying in the EU.

January 14, 2019

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir met with Vladimir Putin in Russia (AFP /Mikhail KLIMENTYEV)
22:00 GMT
A senior Sudanese parliamentarian says a draft military deal with Russia on mutual navy port visits could pave the way for Moscow to build a permanent military base on the Red Sea coast.
Ghassan Salame, UN special envoy for Libya. (AFP/ File)
18:00 GMT
United Nations special envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame condemned on Sunday foreign meddling in the country’s internal affairs.
A general view of the GCC leaders attending the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit at Bayan palace in Kuwait City on December 5, 2017. (AFP)
17:46 GMT
Libya will not participate in the Arab Economic and Social Development summit in Beirut this weekend, Libya’s foreign minister reportedly said in an interview with a Libyan TV channel Sunday night.
US forces in Iraq. (AFP)
17:41 GMT
Deputy head of the National Axis bloc Mohammed al-Karbouli called on the Iraqi government to be honest with people about its position on the US-Iranian conflict.
Qatar's foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani (AFP)
17:34 GMT
Qatar on Monday reiterated its refusal to normalize diplomatic relations with the Syrian regime.
A Syrian Kurdish militia fighter (AFP/FILE)
15:01 GMT
Pulling out troops from the country may save the US from yet another costly, vague and extralegal war, Trump must now reckon with the fate of those allies and civilians he is leaving behind.
Iraqi President Barham Saleh (R), receives Jordan's King Abdullah II in the capital Baghdad on January 14, 2019, in the monarch's first trip to Iraq in more than a decade.(AFP/ File)
13:13 GMT
Jordanian King Abdullah II has made his first trip to Baghdad in more than a decade, meeting Iraqi President Barham Saleh.
Israeli airstrikes in Syria. (AFP/ File)
13:05 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday confirmed his nation destroyed Iranian weapons caches in Syria's Damascus airport during airstrikes over the weekend.
Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani speaks at the first "Friends of Syria" conference in Tunis (AFP/File)
13:02 GMT
Arab leaders have to find ways to heal wounds and put the Arab world in its rightful place, former prime minister and foreign minister of Qatar HE Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al-Thani has said.
Iranian security forces stand at the scene of a previous plane crash near Tehran's Mehrabad airport on August 10, 2014. (AFP/ File)
11:37 GMT
A Boeing 707 cargo plane flying from the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan has crashed in Iran's Alborz province after it overshot the runway during landing.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on January 13, 2018. (AFP/ File)
11:29 GMT
Israeli police has received additional information in regards to the corruption probe against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, sources close to the investigation said.
Palestinian protesters run through tear gas fumes during clashes with Israeli forces following a demonstration along the border with Israel east of Gaza City on January 11, 2019. (MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)
11:21 GMT
A Palestinian teenager on Monday succumbed to wounds he sustained from Israeli army gunfire during demonstrations in the northern Gaza Strip, according to the Health Ministry.
Sudanese protesters chant slogans during an anti-government demonstration in the capital Khartoum on January 6, 2019. (AFP)
11:18 GMT
Sudan has denied a report that Russian mercenaries are helping the government stamp out nationwide protests against skyrocketing prices and a failing economy
An Israeli soldier operating a pulley while standing outside an entry point made by the army to intercept a tunnel which reportedly connects between Lebanon and Israel, near the border. (AFP/File)
09:13 GMT
Israel announced Sunday that it completed Operation Northern Shield after uncovering all alleged Hezbollah tunnels.
Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammad Ali al-Hakim (R) receives his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, in Baghdad on January 13, 2019 (AFP Photo/SABAH ARAR)
09:07 GMT
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif arrived in Baghdad on Sunday on an official visit to Iraq.
Afghan and US forces have ramped up airstrikes and ground offensives against IS fighters in Jowzjan. (AFP)
09:01 GMT
Afghan Taliban on Sunday claimed U.S. and Afghan forces raided their detention center in northwestern Afghanistan and released 40 Daesh terrorists.
King Abdullah II of Jordan (L) and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi review an honour guard upon Sisi's arrival at Marka International Aiport, in the Jordanian capital Amman on January 13, 2018.(AFP)
08:37 GMT
King Abdullah on Sunday met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi over expanding cooperation in a number of vital sectors.
Idlib in ruins (AFP/ File Photo)
07:56 GMT
At least one civilian was killed on Sunday in attacks by the Syrian regime and pro-regime terrorist groups in Syria's northwestern Idlib de-escalation zone.
The Old City of Jerusalem (AFP)
07:52 GMT
Three employees of the Israeli Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem were injured on Sunday, after they opening a tear gas grenade, thinking it was a dummy.
Struggles of the Syrian refugees camps (Twitter)
06:00 GMT
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and other aid agencies attended to the needs of thousands of refugees who were affected by storm Norma last week, a statement from the UNHCR said Saturday.
Egypt’s parliament  (Twitter)
02:00 GMT
Egypt’s parliament on Sunday approved extending the current state of emergency with a comfortable majority of votes (two thirds of the members) for an additional three months starting from Tuesday, January 15 following a previous Presidential decree.

January 13, 2019

UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salama (Twitter)
22:00 GMT
UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salama arrived in the southern city of Sabha on Sunday, for his first visit to the war-torn country since he assumed his position in June 2017.
Protest in Lebanon (Twitter)
18:00 GMT
From Nabatieh in the south to the northernmost city of Akkar, hundreds of protesters took to the streets in nationwide anti-corruption protests Sunday after a similar protest was held in the capital a day ago.
Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu  (Shutterstock)
14:01 GMT
Benjamin Netanyahu has revealed today that Israel had carried out an air strike on Iranian weapons in Syria on Friday, in a rare public confirmation of such attacks.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (Twitter)
13:30 GMT
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday Washington will seek to get new answers from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman regarding the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
'Cultural reform on the other hand is a lot easier and more realistic than religious reform' /AFP
12:57 GMT
In recent years, reform in the Middle East has developed in an interesting fashion. It is important to acknowledge the two types of reform: The reform of religious laws and the reform of government laws. For example: Saudi Arabia may have allowed women to drive, but their religious laws still rule for the beheading of its citizens.
12:44 GMT
The military wing of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has offered a reward of one million dollars for more information about a botched Israeli raid on the besieged Gaza Strip two months ago, saying the operation was aimed at planting surveillance devices on the movement's landline communications network.
Israel's new air raids (Twitter)
12:30 GMT
Syria has complained to the UN about Israel's new air raids, stressing that the "cowardly" attacks will fail to hamper its resolve to defend the country and confront its enemies.
Brigadier General Saleh Tamah (Twitter)
12:26 GMT
A high-ranking intelligence official injured in a Houthi drone attack on Yemen's largest air base held by Saudi mercenaries has died of his wounds, AFP news agency reported on Monday.
Iran foreign ministry summoned Poland’s Chargé d’Affaires Wojciech Unolt on Sunday to protest the country's hosting an anti-Iran conference (Twitter)
11:43 GMT
The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Sunday summoned the Polish Charges D'Affairs, Wojciech Unolt, to protest an Iran-focused conference in Warsaw next month.
Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev (Twitter)
11:37 GMT
The Macedonian Prime Minister has called on Greece to follow suit after his parliament ratified a deal that would see the country renamed Republic of North Macedonia.
Operation Northern Shield (Twitter)
11:33 GMT
The Israeli military announced Sunday that its Operation Northern Shield was wrapping up after it discovered what it said was the last “Hezbollah cross-border attack tunnel.”
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (Twitter)
10:20 GMT
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has threatened to “expel” all Iranian forces in Syria, describing Washington’s declared troop withdrawal from Syria as a “tactical change” of its mission to counter Iran’s influence in the Arab country amid bolstering American military presence in the region.
Omar Abdulaziz, - friend of murdered journalist Khashoggi (Twitter)
10:10 GMT
A dissident friend of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi believes his phone was hacked by Saudi authorities who intercepted messages critical of the country's regime.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (Shutterstock)
10:07 GMT
Washington’s relationship with Saudi Arabia is “fundamental to the stability and security of the region,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday.
The Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas (khnmedi/Twitter)
10:02 GMT
The Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, seized "great secrets" during the failed Israeli security operation in the Gaza Strip on Nov., its spokesman said on Saturday.