Turkey’s contract with Russia over the purchase of the Russian S-400 missile systems is a “done deal,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says, once again rejecting US warnings not to go ahead with the purchase.
A report says an Emirati businessman received money from the UAE’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) to spy on US President Donald Trump’s camp and gather intelligence on his administration’s Middle East policy.
Palestinian youths have gathered in protest near the Gaza Strip’s border with the occupied territories, setting fire to pictures of US and Israeli leaders as well as the Arab rulers, whom they blamed for betraying the Palestinian cause.
Turkey has condemned as “unacceptably threatening” a US House of Representatives resolution that slammed Ankara’s purchase of advanced Russian-built S-400 air defense missile systems and urged sanctions on Washington’s NATO ally over the acquisition of the military hardware.2
A recent report has shed light on a rise in drug abuse among serving Israeli military forces, prompting Chief of Staff of the Israeli Army Aviv Kochavi to order establishment of a special committee to fight the phenomenon.
Western media have been eulogizing a Syrian footballer-turned-militant, who was killed during clashes with government forces, despite clear evidence indicating his support for Takfiri terror outfits such as Daesh and al-Qaeda.