US President Donald Trump has warned that he would devastate Turkey economically if it attacks the US allies in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava). “[We] will devastate Turkey economically if they hit Kurds,” Trump tweeted on Sunday. He signaled of creating a 20-mile safe zone across the Syrian Kurdistan border with Turkey so as to protect the…

(David Nassar) Are Riyadh and Abu Dhabi advancing a pawn on the regional scene? The Turkish daily Yeni Safak reported on 20 November that Saudi and Emirati troops were deployed east of the Euphrates in Syrian territories under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the coalition of Arab and Kurdish fighters dominated by…

At least 500,000 people have died in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan since the United States launched the “war on terror” after the September 11 attacks, according to a study released on Thursday. The report of the Watson Institute for International Relations at Brown University (Rhode Island) mentions a death toll of 480,000 to 507,000, specifying…

Saudi Arabia formally admitted on Saturday, 17 days after the events, that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, a case that had a global impact.vThe confirmation of Khashoggi’s death was relayed shortly before dawn by the Saudi official news agency SPA, which reported the dismissal of two senior Saudi…

Saudi Arabia rejects any threat and any attack immediately after the latest developments in the case of Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist who died on October 2 last while he was at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and says that “no political pressure or false accusation will undermine the stability of the kingdom and its position…

The Israeli site NzivNet reports that a conflict has broken out between Hezbolla leader Hassan Nasrallah and the commander of the Al-Quds unit, an elite unit, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Hassan Suleimani. The site cites a report prepared by the Israeli intelligence community. According to the document, the Lebanese group has repatriated…

Turkey has intensified its arms deliveries to rebels in Idleb province in north-western Syria in recent days, where the Syrian Government army and its allies want to launch a ground offensive despite warnings from the international community. Rebel sources told Reuters that Turkish military aid has increased since the Tehran summit last Friday between the…

Following a review of US assistance to the Palestinian Authority, President Donald Trump has directed the State Department to withdraw $200 million in aid that was originally planned for programs in the West Bank and Gaza, a senior State Department official said on Friday. “At the direction of the President, we will redirect more than…