Middle East

  • Bahraini prison water supply cut off for days: Rights group

    Bahraini prison water supply cut off for days: Rights group

    Oct 21, 2017 20:06

    Guards at Bahrain’s Jaw Prison have cut off water in the notorious penitentiary for days and deprived the inmates of taking shower and using toilets as the ruling Aal-e Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown against opposition figures and pro-democracy activists in the tiny Persian Island State.

  • Syrian army troops, allies liberate central town in Homs from Daesh

    Syrian army troops, allies liberate central town in Homs from Daesh

    Oct 21, 2017 15:28

    Syrian government forces, supported by fighters from allied popular defense groups, have managed to wrest complete control over a town in the central province of Homs as they continue to score more territorial gains against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group across the war-ravaged Arab country.

  • Kremlin: Putin, Erdogan discuss Syria in phone call

    Kremlin: Putin, Erdogan discuss Syria in phone call

    Oct 21, 2017 12:49

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, have held a “constructive” phone conversation regarding issues to be raised during the upcoming Astana meeting on the Syrian conflict, the Kremlin says.

  • Zionist entity hits Syrian army positions in Golan Heights

    Zionist entity hits Syrian army positions in Golan Heights

    Oct 21, 2017 12:36

    The illegal Zionist entity says it has attacked Syrian government artillery positions in the Golan Heights in what, if confirmed, would be another act of aggression against Syrian territory.

  • SDF won’t hand over Raqqah to Syrian government

    SDF won’t hand over Raqqah to Syrian government

    Oct 21, 2017 07:36

    A US-backed grouping of militants that calls itself the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) says the Syrian city of Raqqah, where Daesh terrorists have recently left, will be part of a system of “federal government” in the country’s north.

  • EU to reduce Turkey pre-accession payment amid souring relations

    EU to reduce Turkey pre-accession payment amid souring relations

    Oct 21, 2017 07:29

    European Council President Donald Tusk says the 28-member politico-economic bloc will reduce some of the money earmarked for Turkey to join the union, reflecting increasingly strained ties with the Ankara government.

  • Netanyahu lobbies world powers to support Iraqi Kurds’ secession bid

    Netanyahu lobbies world powers to support Iraqi Kurds’ secession bid

    Oct 21, 2017 07:20

    Zionist regime’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is lobbying world powers to support the secession of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region from the rest of the Iraqi territory, as Kurdish Peshmerga forces are losing ground to Iraqi army forces in the country’s oil-rich Northern Province of Kirkuk.

  • US, EU not standing with Turkey in terror fight: Erdogan

    US, EU not standing with Turkey in terror fight: Erdogan

    Oct 21, 2017 06:55

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lashed out at the United States and the European Union for their support for militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), saying they are “not standing with Turkey” in its fight against terrorism.

  • Israeli settlement activities in West Bank amount to war crimes: PLO official

    Israeli settlement activities in West Bank amount to war crimes: PLO official

    Oct 21, 2017 06:46

    A senior member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has strongly condemned Zionist regime’s plans to build nearly 3,000 more housing units in the occupied West Bank, stressing that the Tel Aviv regime’s land expropriation and settlement expansion policies in Palestinian territories amount to war crimes.