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How a selfie with Merkel changed Syrian refugee’s life

How a selfie with Merkel changed Syrian refugee’s life

Syrian refugee Anas Modamani waited with his mobile phone ready at the entrance to his shelter in Berlin on September 10, 2015 – and when German Chancellor Angela Merkel emerged, he snapped a selfie. The photo quickly went viral, becoming a symbol for Merkel’s refugee policy, when she opened Germany’s borders to hundreds of thousands […]

Iran summons Turkish ambassador and hits back at Ankara, after officials blame Tehran of destabilising the Middle East

Iran summons Turkish ambassador and hits back at Ankara, after officials blame Tehran of destabilising the Middle East

Diplomatic tensions have escalated between Turkey and Iran as the two countries traded accusations over their roles in the Syria conflict and the Middle East. Iran summoned the Turkish ambassador in Tehran on Monday over comments made by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and President Tayyip Erdogan, accusing the Islamic Republic of destabilising the region. […]

Turkey: Send US Special Forces to northern Syria

Turkey: Send US Special Forces to northern Syria

Turkey proposed that the US should send its own Special Forces to northern Syria to back moderate opposition forces fighting against Daesh, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Sunday. In his address to the Munich Security Conference, Cavusoglu called on the US and other allies to end their support for the terrorist PKK’s Syrian offshoot, […]

Could Israel’s love affair with Al-Qaeda in Syria be coming to an end?

Could Israel’s love affair with Al-Qaeda in Syria be coming to an end?

Israel has for the past few years been in a tactical alliance with Al-Qaeda-led “rebels” in the south-western section of Syria known as the Golan Heights. It has been granting logistical, and maybe even military, support to an armed rebel group once known as Jabhat Al-Nusra, which was Al-Qaeda’s formal affiliate in Syria. In July […]

Breaking News: Isis Just Attacked Israel, Launched Rocket from Egypt

Breaking News: Isis Just Attacked Israel, Launched Rocket from Egypt

Isis has claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on the southern Israeli port town of Eilat.No injuries or damage to property reported in barrage of missiles fired from neighbouring Sinai province overnight. Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system shot down three missiles fired from neighbouring Sinai late on Wednesday, the Israel Defence Force (IDF) said. Up […]

Islamic State targets medical school recruits in Sudan

Islamic State targets medical school recruits in Sudan

More than 20 British medical students at a Sudan university have abandoned their studies and joined the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. The students, mostly children of medical professionals from the U.K., appear to be among the largest group collectively recruited by ISIS, according to an investigative report by Britain’s Sunday Times. The recruits, including […]

ISIS Chops Off Hands of Two Children for Refusing to Execute Iraqi Civilians

ISIS Chops Off Hands of Two Children for Refusing to Execute Iraqi Civilians

ISIS terrorist group amputated the hands of two children, in western Mosul, for refusing to carry out execution sentence on two civilians, a source told Alsumaria News on Thursday. The source said, “ISIS leaders issued orders to train a group of children on fighting in the group’s camps in Nables neighborhood, in the western side of Nineveh.” […]

Syrian army nears Turkey-backed rebels in new advance

Syrian army nears Turkey-backed rebels in new advance

The Syrian army and its allies on Sunday drove Islamic State from several villages east of Aleppo, a military media unit run by Hezbollah and a war monitor reported, bringing them closer to territory held by Turkey-backed rebels. Several overlapping conflicts are being fought in Syria, dragging in regional and global powers as well as […]

No More War In Syria Starting from the 30th Of Decemebr 2016 says Vladimir Putin after a Cease-fire Deal

No More War In Syria Starting from the 30th Of Decemebr 2016 says Vladimir Putin after a Cease-fire Deal

An agreement to end hostilities in Syria’s bloody five-year civil war has been reached, Russian President Vladimir Putin said today. The deal, signed by the Syrian government and the armed opposition, ends hostilities beginning at midnight Friday, Putin said. Syria’s military today said it agreed to the nationwide cease-fire. “Three documents have been signed,” Putin […]

Russia, Turkey and Iran Have a Plan For Syria Which Include Bashar al-Assad Remaining President For a Few Years

Russia, Turkey and Iran Have a Plan For Syria Which Include Bashar al-Assad Remaining President For a Few Years

Syria would be divided into informal zones of regional power influence and Bashar al-Assad would remain president for at least a few years under an outline deal between Russia, Turkey and Iran, sources say. Such a deal, which would allow regional autonomy within a federal structure controlled by Assad’s Alawite sect, is in its infancy, […]

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