IS claims responsibility for deadly attack in Syria

Several hours before the deadly attack took place, U.S. vice President Mike Pence hailed President Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria, after he reiterated the administration’s position, in which “the Islamic State has been defeated.” In his words, “We promise, under this President’s leadership to take the fight to radical Islamic terrorist to our terms, … Read more

U.S. backed SDF conquers additional territory from IS

Despite President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw American ground forces from Syria, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, known by its acronym SDF, continue to battle the Islamic State in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor. Backed by air strikes of the U.S.-led coalition, the SDF conquered yesterday yet another village from the Islamic State, forcing … Read more

France to loan Iraq 1 billion euros for reconstruction

France agreed to a loan Iraq 1 billion euros for the purpose of reconstruction, in a declared effort to boost stability in the country that was devastated by the Islamic State between 2014 and 2017. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced the decision after meeting with his Iraqi counterpart in Baghdad. The French top … Read more

U.S. backed Kurds seek to normalize relations with Damascus

Kurdish-led groups who were part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State and control swathes of northern Syria have revived contacts with the regime in Damascus in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from the war-torn-country. These groups are keen to stave off any Turkish attack, after Turkish Foreign … Read more

France: Islamic State has not been annihilation from Syria

French Defense Minister Florence Parly contested President Trump’s declaration of victory over the Islamic State in Syria. In an interview to a French Radio Station, Parly underscored that Paris does not share the position of Washington on the matter of the annihilation of the Islamic State, by saying: “I’ve just told you that we do … Read more

Syria defeats Islamic State across the country’s southern region

The Syrian army declared the complete defeat of the Islamic State in Syria’s southern region following the capture of the al-Safa hills, which were the last stronghold under the control of the Islamic State. The Syrian army started the operation in the eastern countryside of Sweida after a deadly attack on the 15th of July … Read more

Germany declares its “everlasting responsibility” for Israel because of the Holocaust

German Chancellor Angela Merkel concluded an official visit to Israel, during which Berlin and Jerusalem held their seventh government-to-government meeting. While Merkel’s visit came at the backdrop of a disagreement on how to thwart Iran’s nuclear aspirations, both Chancellor Merkel and Prime Minister Netanyahu reaffirmed their countries special and close bilateral relations, at a joint … Read more

Iran signals willingness to re-establish dialogue with U.S., yet unwilling to change its activities

The Iranian leadership has signaled to the United States that it may be willing to conduct a bilateral meeting between President Hassan Rouhani and President Donald Trump. According to foreign sources cited by Tehran’s main news agency IRNA, the message is aimed at seeking a solution to the deteriorating relations between the two countries. The … Read more

U.S. to provide Palestinians with a financial package in exchange for peace

US President Donald Trump reportedly offered the Palestinian leadership 5 billion dollars in exchange for a comprehensive peace deal that aims to end the decades old Israeli-Palestinian conflict. According to the Israeli financial-daily ‘Globes’, an American offer of five billion dollars will be matched by the European Union and Gulf states; a figure that is … Read more