Israel will be the first to invest in infrastructure in the Gaza Strip when the local Palestinian authority, Hamas, stops firing rockets across the border, the Israeli defense minister promised Thursday.
At least 24 civilians have died as a result of the Turkish offensive on northern Syria's Al Bab, Rezan Hedo, a member of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Council, told Sputnik on Thursday.
The number of people killed by Thursday's blast of a mine-studded car in the Iraqi capital rose to 55, media reported.
The pace of Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank is rapidly increasing in comparison with 2016, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nikolay Mladenov told Security Council on Thursday.
Russia registers the movement of members of illegal armed units and weapons from Turkey to Syria and works with Ankara to address these issues, head of the Russian delegation at the talks on Syria in Astana, the Russian president's special envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentyev said Thursday.
Israel, by legalizing and continuing settlements on the occupied Palestinian territory, undermines the peace process and destabilizes the region, the Central Committee of Fatah, the largest group in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said in a statement Thursday.
Russia, Iran and Turkey will create create a group as part of Syria ceasefire monitoring mechanism.
Turkey was represented at a low level in Astana talks, such behavior does not correspond to the status of a guarantor of the Syrian settlement, head of the government delegation Bashar Jaafari said Thursday.
At least 72 were killed and over 150 injured in an explosion in southern Pakistan, a police official told Reuters.
Archaeologists and historians discovered an observatory from the 3rd or 4th century during excavations in the south of Iran.
The agreements reached between countries-guarantors of Syria ceasefire, namely Russia, Iran and Turkey, at Astana talks stipulate that other countries might be invited to participate in the monitoring of the truce, the head of the Iranian delegation, Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari said Thursday.
Residents of Syrian besieged settlements of Madaya, Al Zabadani, Al Fuah, and Kafarya may face starvation, if the United Nations would not be able to deliver humanitarian aid there, Jan Egeland, senior adviser to the UN special envoy for Syria, said Thursday.
Members of armed groups in Syria have carried out a rocket attack against the residential Hamdaniya neighborhood in southwestern Aleppo, killing at least three people, a source in militia told Sputnik on Thursday.
Liberating Syria’s northern city of Raqqa, a Daesh stronghold, is not a top priority for the Syrian government, even though it is on the list of important objectives, Syrian President Bashar Assad said.
The Turkish defense minister said that the Syrian city of al-Bab has been surrounded by Turkish-led forces.
Russia, Iran and Turkey could bring positive impact to the Syrian conflict if they helped stabilize the ceasefire regime.
Clashes between the Syrian government and moderate opposition forces have fully stopped, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu stated during his meeting with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura.
Kurdish forces are determined to protect Manbij against Turkish military and Ankara-backed rebels if they try to retake the strategically important Syrian city located in the Aleppo province, Ilham Ehmed, co-leader of the Syrian Democratic Council and a senior member of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), told Sputnik Turkey.
Russian servicemen have delivered 7 tons (metric tons) of humanitarian aid to civilians in Syria’s Aleppo, Damascus and Homs, the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation informs in its daily bulletin.
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