Monday, November 13, 2017


New Trump-Putin deal on Syria grants Iran/Hizballah free movement in Israeli, Jordanian border regions A major Israeli concession made it possible for Moscow to walk off with a big gain for its allies in the Nov.8 Trump-Putin memorandum for Syria, DEBKAfile reports.

Iran-Iraq border earthquake is deadliest of 2017 A huge rescue effort is under way after a powerful earthquake struck Iran's mountainous border with Iraq, killing more than 400 people and injuring more than 7,000.

Israel draws a veil over perils building up around Gaza - the third Iranian-Hizballah front Israel and the Palestinian terrorist groups Jihad Islami and Hamas are conducting a heated war of words over the Gaza Strip.

ISIS turns the Abu Kamal tables on Hizballah, Russian air power After a long row of devastating defeats in Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State Monday, Nov. 13, achieved a turnaround strategic success with the recap.

Philippines protesters burn Trump swastika effigy, scuffle with police Demonstrators in Manila sprayed with water cannon during protest against visiting US president.

Iran Establishes Military Base in Syria 35 Miles From Israeli Border According to the BBC, citing a Western intelligence source, Iran has established a permanent military base outside El-Kiswah, 8 miles south of Damascus and some 35 miles north of Israel's border with Syria.

UN Condemns Israel nine times and U.S. once The United Nations General Assembly passed nine resolutions condemning Israel on Friday as compared a total of six condemnatory resolutions for the rest of the world combined.

NATO not enough? EU launches own military alliance The EU has moved a step closer towards having a joint military force by signing an agreement on a permanent command structure.

The U.S. Middle East Peace Plan? No American or European on the face of this earth could force a Palestinian leader to sign a peace treaty with Israel that would be rejected by an overwhelming majority of his people.

EU preparing for Brexit failure, Barnier says The EU is drawing up plans for a no deal Brexit scenario, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said in an interview published on Sunday (12 November).