Report: AG decides to indict PM for bribery

Attorney general reportedly accepts recommendations of state attorney to submit indictment against Netanyahu. PM’s attorneys respond. 19/01/19 19:28 Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has decided to file an indictment for bribery against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu within the context of the Case 4000 investigation, according to Hadashot 2. According to the report, a senior judicial official […]

UAE, Israeli officials take private jet from Abu Dhabi to Tel Aviv — report

Emirati paper says senior officials aboard plane on direct flight that flew over Saudi airspace By TOI STAFFToday, 1:29 pm   A screenshot from the Flightradar24 website showing the flight path of a private jet from Abu Dhabi to Tel Aviv on January 17, 2019. Senior officials from the United Arab Emirates and Israel traveled together on […]

The map of Syria

Eva J. Koulouriotis – إيفا كولوريوتي @evacool_ Yesterday The future of Manbij and Idlib to be discussed in the upcoming meeting between Putin and Erdogan. Like Liked Unlike Eva J. Koulouriotis – إيفا كولوريوتي @evacool_ · Jan 15 The map of Syria Turkish President #Erdogan will meet with his Russian counterpart on January 23 to […]

Assad to prioritise Russian firms in rebuilding Syria

Syrian President Bashar Assad is committed to his decision to prioritise Russian firms in rebuilding Syria, Sputnik Turkish quoted Dmitriy Sablin, the head of the Russia-Syria parliamentary friendship group, as saying on Thursday. “Syrians are aware that a conclusive victory against terrorism is possible only by a functioning economy,” Sablin told reporters after a meeting […]

First test for IDF’s Kochavi: 10,000 pro-Iran troops massing to cross into Syria from Iraq

Jan 17, 2019 This would be the largest pro-Iranian military increment into Syria since the Hizballah intervention of 2014 – and Tehran’s rejoinder to Israel’s warnings. The 10,000 troops massed on the Iraqi border belong to the large Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) aka the Hashd Al-Shaabi militia, DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources report. They have been […]

Israel, Russia Agree To Keep Coordination In Syria: Israeli Army

Archive Agencies (Qasioun) – Israeli and Russian military officials have agreed to continue the coordination of their military actions in Syria, Israeli army said on Thursday. The agreement followed a series of meetings between Israeli and Russian military officials, held after the Syrian army mistakenly intercepted a Russian plane during an Israeli airstrike in the […]

A ‘security zone’ in northern Syria? Easier said than done

  Donald Trump raised the prospect of establishing a ‘security zone’ in northern Syria. But how would such a proposal actually work? Fighter from the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front in the village of Kiridiyahin, northern Syria, 15 January (AFP) Thursday 17 January 2019 11:40 UTC ISTANBUL, Turkey – Under pressure from opponents in the United […]

Syria will not tolerate militant presence in Idlib, US base in Tanf

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – Syria will not tolerate any militant presence inside the Idlib Governorate, nor will it accept a U.S. base in the Al-Tanf region of Homs, the assistant regional secretary of the Arab Socialist Baath Party, Hilal Hilal, told reporters on Thursday, as quoted by Sputnik News Agency. “It is absolutely not our […]

Report: U.S. will not intervene if IDF attacks Shi’ite militias in Iraq

Iraq’s Prime Minister expressed his fear about the possible move and told Secretary Mike Pompeo that if this were to happen, it will have dire and dangerous consequences for the region. By Ilanit Chernick January 18, 2019 00:29   The United States reportedly said it would not intervene if Israel were to bomb Shi’ite militias […]

Russian and Israeli military officers end working session

Jan 17, 2019 @ 18:09 The IDF reported on Thursday that a delegation of high Russian army officers had ended a working meeting with their Israeli counterparts, who were led by Brig Yaniv Asor, head of the Operations Division. According to the statement, they discussed ways of improving their de-escalation mechanism for preventing friction in […]