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Turkey urges US to remove YPG from Washington’s military coalition in Syria

The Turkish defense minister says he has urged his American counterpart to stop supporting the People's Protection Units (YPG) militant group and to remove the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) from the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in Syria. Nurettin Canikli made the remarks during a televised

Israeli police indicts Netanyahu for bribery

Jeffrey Heller Israeli police on Tuesday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery, opening the way for what could be the biggest challenge yet to the right-wing leader's political survival. Against the backdrop of Israeli flags in a televised speech at his residence, a somber Netanyahu called the allegations baseless and

Israel Strikes Iran in Syria, Losing Jet, as Conflict Moves Into Perilous Phase

By Isabel Kershner, Anne Barner and Eric Schmitt Israel clashed with Syrian and Iranian military forces on Saturday in a series of audacious cross-border strikes that could mark a dangerous new phase in Syria’s long civil war. The confrontations, which threaten to draw Israel more directly into the conflict, began before dawn

Syria accuses US of ‘Aggression’ after its warplanes strike pro-government forces

The Syrian state television accused the United States of a “new aggression” on Thursday after US warplanes bombed pro-government forces attempting to storm a US-allied rebel base in the eastern desert.   US forces targeted the pro-government troops with airstrikes and artillery after they launched an attack against a base belonging to

Air strikes in Sinai underscore Israel’s tightening alliance with Arab states

By Shaiel Ben-Ephraim The Israeli desire to impede ISIS capabilities in Sinai is predictable, but Israel’s collaboration with the Egyptian agreement sheds light on the complete geopolitical realignment of the Middle East and the diminishing resistance to cooperation with Israel in Arab civil society. According to The New York Times, Israel has launched

Egypt Denies Report of 100 Israeli Airstrikes in Sinai Over Last Two Years

Egyptian army spokesperson insists only Egyptian military combats terror in the Peninsula. According to New York Times, Israeli attacked terrorist forces Egypt had trouble handling. Egyptian Army spokesperson Col. Tamer a-Rifai denied the New York Times report claiming Egypt sanctioned over a 100 Israeli airstrikes in North Sinai in the last two years