The Israeli website Nziv, which monitors events in Syria, refers to a growing confrontation between Russia and Iran in that country. On 21 January, this site, citing sources of the Syrian opposition, wrote that the fighting in the town of Hamah, in north-western Syria, has not only not stopped, but has also intensified. This region…

The Lebanese army announced on Tuesday that it had arrested a man involved in a car bomb attack in which a leader of the Palestinian Hamas movement was wounded on 14 January 2018 in Saida, South Lebanon, who confessed to working for Mossad (Israeli intelligence services, NDLR). “As part of the investigation into Mohammad Hamdan’s…

A Palestinian affiliated with Hamas was killed and four others were wounded by Israeli tank fire in the besieged Gaza Strip on Monday, the enclave’s health ministry reported. Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra identified the slain Palestinian as Mahmoud al-Abed al-Nabahin, 24, adding that one of the wounded was in serious condition. Hamas, the…

Western newspapers have talked about the fierce political and security rivalry between France and Italy over Libya, amid a hindered political process due to the contradicted US project, which aims to establish an Arab military alliance to counter Iran’s growing influence in the region. The French-language and Geneva-based newspaper La Tribune de Genève shed light…

A Palestinian attacked an Israeli soldier and was “neutralized” Monday evening in the northern occupied West Bank, the army said, Palestinian sources report the man’s death. The Israeli army reported in a statement that “according to the first elements of the investigation, the attacker arrived by car from Nablus, got out of the vehicle and…

Four soldiers were killed over the weekend in a series of attacks by Boko Haram islamists in northeastern Nigeria, military sources said on Monday, as the army congratulated itself on repelling the jihadists. The army stated in a statement that it had “succeeded in defeating the terrorists of Boko Haram” who were trying on Sunday…