Units from the Syrian Army and other government forces have been looking to build on their impressive territorial gains in Damascus’ East Ghouta region, via operation Damascus Steel, and are continuing to oust Daesh* terrorists from their remaining positions in south Damascus.
BAGHDAD (Sputnik) - At least two people were killed and four others were injured by a suicide attacker in the city of Al Tarmia, located to the north of the Iraqi capital, a source in local security services told Sputnik on Wednesday.
Top Israeli defense official has brushed off concerns about the actions of the Israeli military in the Gaza Strip this week, blaming the Hamas leadership and Palestinian protesters for the recent outbreak of violence that erupted following the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem.
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) attack comes as retaliation for strikes targeting the military, according to the army's spokesman.
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - Israeli ambassador to Belgium Simona Frankel said that she had no intention to apologize for comparing Palestinians protesting on the Israel-Gaza Strip border to terrorists.
JERUSALEM (Sputnik) – The Palestinian National Authority has recalled its ambassadors to Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria as these countries’ ambassadors attended the opening of the US embassy in Israel in Jerusalem, the foreign ministry said.
A property law passed on April 2 by the Syrian government made headlines in the mainstream media, with a number of outlets peddling the piece of legislation as an attempt by Damascus to prevent millions of Syrian refugees and apparent political opponents from returning home, by seizing their properties.
Addressing a subdivision of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, tasked with resolving emergency issues, a top Israeli civil defense official said that of the 50 infrastructure sites selected for stepped-up protection from airstrikes from Syria or Lebanon, merely one-fifth have been fortified.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Palestinian Hamas movement failed to attract the desired number of protesters on Monday, possibly due to the very violent incidents recently witnessed on the Israel-Gaza Strip border, head of the Arab media division of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Spokesperson's Unit, Avichay Adraee, told Sputnik.
DAMASCUS (Sputnik) – Two people were killed and 20 others were injured as a shell launched by terrorists fell in central Damascus, a local police source told Sputnik on Wednesday.
A member of a Syrian anti-government militant group and former participant of a clandestine US effort to arm rebels in Syria has revealed how weapons supplied by the United States to the so called “moderate opposition” forces were handed over to a local branch of al-Qaeda.
The opening ceremony for the US Embassy in Jerusalem took place on Monday amid clashes on the Gaza Strip during which dozens of Palestinians were killed.
The outcome of the May 12 parliamentary vote in Iraq plays directly into the hands of Tehran, analysts told Sputnik predicting that Iran's influence in the region would increase as Iraq's leading Shiite parties are about to take the majority of the seats in the country's parliament.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - 200 diplomats and representatives from countries gathered at the Department of State on Monday to discuss the way forward in the wake of the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement, department spokesperson Heather Nauert told reporters.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The EU is considering how to protect its companies in Iran as well as retaliatory measures in the wake of the US pullout from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), French National Assembly member Delphine O said in remarks at the Atlantic Council.
More than a hundred people have taken to the streets of Paris on Tuesday, protesting the recent violence in Gaza Strip.
GAZA (Sputnik) - At least two Palestinians were killed and 400 others were injured in clashes with the Israeli forces on the border of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, local medics told Sputnik.
European Union and Iran agree to strengthen dialogue aimed at preserving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said.
The US ambassador left the Security Council chamber Tuesday at the start of a speech by Palestinian ambassador Riyad Mansour, who sharply criticized Washington's decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in defiance of the international body's resolutions.
Methods employed by US-backed Kurdish militias occupying Syria’s northeastern territories have reportedly caused locals to rise up against them and demand their expulsion from the region.
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