Militants fired on the village of Safsar in the province of Latakia in north-western Syria, killing 18 members of the Syrian government army. This was reported to journalists on Saturday evening, November 17, by Vladimir Savchenko, head of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria. “Within 24 hours, militants fired on…

Iraqi security forces killed ten Islamic State militants and destroyed their hideouts in Salahuddin province, security media reported on Sunday. The spokesperson of the Security Media Center, Yahya Rasoul, said in a statement that army aviation from the Salahuddin Operations forces killed ten Islamic State militants, destroyed two havens and three underground tunnels near Kanous…

The series of killings has once again come to the forefront in Iraq’s Basra province, after targeting one of the most prominent activists in recent demonstrations against the deterioration of public services and Iran’s intervention. This time, it is the pro-Iranian militias that are being singled out. Since the start of the demonstrations in Basra…

The UN envoy for Yemen said Friday he intends to reconvene the country’s warring parties in Sweden. Martin Griffiths, the special envoy of the secretary-general for Yemen, told the Security Council “we are close to resolving the preparatory issues to make this happen.” “This is a crucial moment for Yemen. I believe they are genuine”…

The Syrian regime’s forces regained control on Saturday, November 17, 2018 of Tloul al-Safa, the last pocket of the Islamic State (ISIS) group, located on the border between Damascus and the southern province of Soueida, reported one NGO. “Regime forces now control this region after the withdrawal of ISIS fighters to the east, in Badiya…

At least 43 people, including 36 family members of jihadists from the Islamic State (ISIS) group, were killed on Saturday in strikes attributed to the Washington-led international coalition in eastern Syria, an NGO said. “At least 36 civilians, including 17 children, were killed at dawn in raids by the anti-IE coalition against the village of…

A woman blew herself up on Saturday 17 November 2018 near a police station in the Chechen capital without causing any casualties, local authorities quoted by Russian agencies said. “An unknown young woman blew herself up on the outskirts of Grozny,” said Apti Alaoudinov, Acting Minister of the Interior of the Russian Chechen Republic. According…