Syria‘s Foreign Ministry Says it is Opening a Humanitarian Corridor for Civilians to Leave Idlib
Idlib is home to about three million people, half of whom were transferred there en masse from other areas that were taken by pro-government forces Syria‘s Foreign Ministry has said it is opening a “humanitarian corridor” for civilians to leave the rebel-held northwestern region of Idlib and... Read more
Somalia‘s Southern State of Jubaland Re-elects Ahmed Mohamed Islam as President
Ahmed, 58, was first elected into office in May 2013 Somalia‘s southern state of Jubaland has re-elected Ahmed Mohamed Islam as its leader following a disputed poll. Ahmed defeated three other candidates in a vote cast by the semi-autonomous region’s lawmakers in the port city of... Read more
Norwegian-flagged Ocean Viking Rescue Ship Awaiting Port Access
The Norwegian-flagged Ocean Viking has been stranded at sea for 13 days awaiting port access Two charities running rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea have said Italy has ignored requests to allow their ship to bring 356 migrants ashore, exposing Europe’s latest failure to deal... Read more
Turkey and the United States Agree to Launch First Phase of Northern Syria Safe-zone Plan
Turkey previously accused the US of stalling and demanded Washington sever its relations with the YPG Turkey and the United States have agreed to launch the first phase of putting in place a safe zone in northern Syria after months of dispute over the depth of the... Read more
Syria-Turkey Tension Continue To Escalate
A Turkish presidential spokesman has reiterated Ankara’s refusal to evacuate any of its military observation posts set up in northern Syria under an agreement previously forged with Russia. The assertion comes after Syrian troops nearly struck a Turkish convoy heading to a surveillance post located near Idlib’s Khan Sheikhoun,... Read more
Tunisian Prime Minister’s Renouncement of his Second Nationality Causes Public Outrage
Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed sparked controversy in the country when he renounced his second nationality in his run for president, stirring debate about how many candidates hold dual nationality and have not declared it. Popular discontent has been rocking the country as many have been vocally criticizing those... Read more
Libya’s Pro-government Forces Push Back Haftar Rebels on Tripoli
Forces loyal to Libya’s unity government said Wednesday they had made territorial gains south of Tripoli against commander Khalifa Haftar, whose fighters are trying to take the capital. “Our forces have won ground… and have successfully retaken important positions, including the air force academy,” said Mustafa al-Mejii, a spokesman... Read more
Turkey Extends Deadline for Unregistered Syrians to Leave the Country
A Syrian shopkeeper stands in front of his clothes shop in Istanbul’s Kucukcekmece district in Turkey Turkey has extended a deadline for unregistered Syrian refugees in Istanbul to leave the country’s largest city by two months. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said in an interview with Haberturk... Read more
Turkey Foreign Minister Warns Syria Not to Play with Fire After Deadly Air Strike
Analysts told The Media Line Turkey is trying to maintain a presence in northern Syria to prevent a Russian-back attack on Idlib by the Syrian regime Turkey’s foreign minister warned the Syrian regime on Tuesday that it shouldn’t “play with fire” after a Turkish military convoy was hit by... Read more
Russian Air Force Launches Heavy Assault on ISIS in Eastern Syria
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force has unleashed a heavy assault on a number of Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) hideouts and gathering points in Syria’s Deir Ezzor Governorate this afternoon. According to a military source in the Homs Governorate, the Russian Air Force launched several strikes in... Read more