CAIRO (Sputnik) - At least six Yemeni servicemen were killed and 14 more injured as a result of a drone attack on a military parade at the Al Anad military air base in Yemen's governorate of Lahij carried out by the Houthi rebels, a source in the administration told Sputnik.
The US support for Kurdish militias, which have been fighting Daesh in Syria, has been a major stumbling block in the relations between the two NATO allies and coalition members. Turkey considers the YPG to be a part of the PKK, which is outlawed by Ankara as a terrorist organisation.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Cooperation and dialogue between the Kurdish government in Northern Iraq and authorities in Baghdad is essential to maintain security following the territorial defeat of the Daesh* terrorist group, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Iraqi Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani in a meeting on Wednesday.
BEIRUT (Sputnik) - The Lebanese Directorate of General Security announced on Wednesday the arrest of members of a Daesh* cell in the town of Ersal on the border with Syria.
Five British servicemen were killed in shelling by Daesh terrorist group in Syrian Deir ez-Zor province, media reported citing local sources.
Last month, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said that Gulf states were continuing negotiations with Washington on the creation of a regional security alliance directed against Iran, despite earlier fears that the proposed pact may have been scrapped after the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a Saudi consulate in October.
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – Both sides to the conflict in Yemen are mostly adhering to the ceasefire agreed in Stockholm last month, United Nations Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in a press briefing on Wednesday.
It seems that the recent diplomatic row between Washington and Ankara may cast a shadow on the US withdrawal from Syria as the Turkish government is not inclined to ensure the safety of Syrian Kurdish militias and fulfil National Security Adviser John Bolton's conditions.
The Ark of the Covenant, also known as the Ark of the Testimony, is a gold-covered wooden chest with lid cover described in the Book of Exodus as containing the two stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. According to various texts within the Hebrew Bible, it also contained Aaron's rod and a pot of manna.
The day before, CNN reported citing Michael White's mother that the US Navy veteran was imprisoned in Iran in July 2018 after he made a trip to the Middle Eastern state to meet his girlfriend.
In October 2017, the US state of Maryland adopted an executive order that obligated contractors to present evidence showing they don't boycott Israel, according to the Baltimore Sun.
MOSCOW(Sputnik) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised during a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi on Wednesday that Washington will coordinate with Baghdad the withdrawal of US troops from Syria, which is planned to be carried out gradually, the Iraqi prime minister's press service said.
The controversial Israel-based religious leader Eliezer Berland has made an unsuccessful attempt to negotiate a comeback to the public spotlight following isolation, where he found himself after confessing to sex crimes.
Security forces attempted to facilitate the suspects' surrender but were forced to open fire after they refused to stand down, Al-Arabiya English reported.
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara was ready to launch a military operation against the YPG if the United States did not compel them to abandon territory they had taken to the west of the Euphrates River.
A tablet of stone which dates from the era of King Amenhotep I, an Egyptian pharaoh who died in 1504 BC, has been seized after being displayed in a London auction hall.
Earlier, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reaffirmed US allies that Washington would 'redouble' its pressure on Iran, while Trump National Security Advisor John Bolton told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Tehran's alleged "quest for deliverable nuclear weapons" remained a threat to the region.
Russia, Turkey and Iran have been the guarantors of the ceasefire regime in Syria, with the presidents of the countries being heavily engaged in negotiations on the peace process in the war-torn Arab state.
In June 2018, Israeli prosecutors charged Gonen Segev, a former cabinet minister, with spying for Tehran, Tel Aviv's most powerful rival in the region. The Israeli security agency claimed that Segev had made contacts with Iranian officials in the Islamic Republic's embassy in Nigeria.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said Wednesday it was hard to believe that the United States would pull out of Syria completely under the current circumstances, given the strong position of those who support the continued US military presence in the Arab Republic.