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Islamist rebels from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham are seen outside the villages of al-Foua and Kefraya

A Jihadist leader in Syria did outreach to the US at a key time

Some US think tanks get funding, often indirectly, from states in the Middle East, or sympathizers with those states. Some are linked to Qatar, some are even close to Iran

An oil tanker loads gas in Assaluyeh seaport at the Persian Gulf

Iranian oil tankers set to arrive in Syria on Friday

Another about 300,000 barrels of oil are on a third tanker waiting in the Suez Canal.

Syrian air defence batteries responding to what the Syrian state media said were Israeli missiles

Alleged Israeli airstrike targets Syria from Lebanese airspace

Some eight Syrian soldiers were killed and a number of others were injured in the strikes, according to opposition-affiliated reports.


N. Korea accuses ‘misanthropic’ Israel of genocide, ‘massacring children’

“It is no exaggeration to say that the whole Gaza Strip has turned into a huge human slaughterhouse and a place of massacring children.”

 IDF medical crew evacuating an injured soldier from the battle field during Yom Kippur War

IDF releases insightful Yom Kippur War archives

The archives revealed some stark realities on IDF preparedness, intelligence accuracy and the degree of concern among staff.

Millions in Syria face disaster if aid crossing is shut - UN

Currently, around 1,000 UN trucks a month enter Syria at the single crossing point of Bab al-Hawa to deliver food, medical supplies and humanitarian aid

A Turkish flag, with the New and the Suleymaniye mosques in the background

Is Turkey trying to provoke a new conflict in Manbij, Syria?

The SDF have been backed by the US to fight ISIS since 2015.

Turkish Kurds

8 killed in protests against Kurdish-led forces in northern Syrian city

The protests took a violent turn when hundreds of demonstrators marched near checkpoints around the city a day after one civilian was killed in protests.


Will US support for stability in Kurdistan regions continue?

Questions are being raised about the US's long-term role in eastern Syria and what it will do about Iranian-backed attacks on its forces in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

Mob boss: Turkey diverted aid for Turkmen to 'Nusra' linked extremists

To understand what is happening in modern Turkey is to watch how one party was able to achieve absolute power and remove “enemies” in a Stalin-like purge of Turkish society.

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