Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Russian Official Warns Iran Not to Use 'De-Escalation Zones' for Military Expansion Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov on Monday told reporters that the "de-escalation zones" his country set up in Syria in collaboration with Iran and Turkey should not be turned into "zones of other countries" influence," TASS reported.

U.S. "Finalizing' Peace Plan Despite Abbas Vow for International Efforts "You don't have to praise it. You don't even have to accept it. But know this: That decision will not change," US Envoy to the UN Nikki Haley said.

Russia admits dozens of Russian casualties in Syria battle Russia's foreign ministry has confirmed that "several dozen" Russian citizens - not regular soldiers - were killed or wounded in a recent battle in Syria.

Syria war: Pro-government forces enter Kurdish-held Afrin Syrian pro-government forces have entered the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, provoking an immediate response from Turkish forces besieging the area.

Hamas leaders in disarray, split over mixed signals from Tehran It turns out that Al Qods chief Qassem Soleimani quietly directed Hamas leaders to hold their fire against Israel.

'We are the Canaanites' PA chief claims Palestinians are direct descendants of Canaanites, says Palestine made contributions to humanity before Balfour Declaration.

'International community must hold Mideast peace conference' PA chief tells UN Security Council that international conference focusing on Mideast talks must be organized by mid-2018.

Iranian official: If Israel attacks, 'we will level Tel Aviv' Senior official threatens to destroy Tel Aviv if Israel takes military action against Tehran, following Netanyahu's words in Munich.

U.S. Warns Brussels Not to Threaten NATO With EU Army Brussels must be careful not to weaken or undermine the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as it builds a supranational European Union (EU) Army, American military leaders have told their EU allies.

Report: US Ambassador Warns Settlement Evacuation Could Spark Civil War Portions of the Israeli right-wing public have long feared that a large scale settlement evacuation could lead to a civil war.