Russia will commence delivering its advanced S-400 anti-aircraft missile defense system to Turkey next year, a report says, much to the ire of Ankara’s NATO allies, particularly the United States. On Tuesday, the Interfax news agency cited Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport as announcing the news, adding that the state intermediary agency would also switch…

ISIS is actively regrouping and is regenerating more quickly in Iraq than in Syria, the US-led operation against the insurgent group has warned in a new report. Even as US-backed forces battle for the last pockets of ISIS-controlled territory in Syria, the Operation Inherent Resolve quarterly report on the campaign says that the group could…

Islamic State (IS) could regain territory in Syria in six to 12 months without continued military pressure, a Pentagon report found according to NBC News.The Department of Defense Inspector General Quarterly Report about Operation Inherent Resolve found that IS aims at re-establishing a physical caliphate.The Pentagon report, expected to be released early next week, draws…

Iran on Tuesday dismissed calls from the United States and Europe for curbs on its ballistic missiles, but said it had no plans to increase their range. U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of a nuclear deal with Iran in May and reimposed sanctions, saying the accord did not address the Islamic republic’s ballistic missiles…

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…

The U.S. military has begun to withdraw equipment from Syria, confirmed Thursday a Ministry of Defense official, while the timetable for the return of some 2,000 soldiers deployed in Syria promised by Donald Trump remains unclear. “I can confirm the movement of equipment from Syria. For security reasons, I will not give more details at…

Kurdish forces on Friday called on the Syrian regime to deploy its troops in the areas under its control in northern Syria to help them deal with Turkish threats of offensive action in these areas. This call by the People’s Protection Units (YPG), Syria’s main Kurdish militia, was launched a few days after the surprise…

The President of the United States and his spouse paid an unexpected visit to Iraq, where they congratulated the American Marines on Christmas. This trip, which was the first visit to the war zone in two years of Trump’s tenure, was a response to the anxiety of the subjects who hadn’t seen the president’s “tweets”…

After the Saudi confession, many questions remain open After Saudi Arabia’s confession in the case of the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, killed inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, many questions remained outstanding on Sunday 21 October 2018, to which Riyadh was urged to answer. It was 17 days after his disappearance that Saudi officials…