Russia has reminded Turkey that it must obtain the consent of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government for its plan to create a safe zone in the northeastern part of the conflict-plagued Arab country.
You can't have Syria safe zone without Assad's consent, Russia tells Turkey
Three advocacy groups say Israeli forces detained more than 500 Palestinians, including dozens of children and women, last month.
Israel detained over 500 Palestinians in January: Advocacy groups
The resolution approved by the US House of Representatives to end Washington’s support for the Saudi war on Yemen is “meaningless,” says a political commentator, adding that economic sanctions should be imposed on Riyadh for its military aggression against the impoverished nation.
US must impose sanctions on Saudi for Yemen war: Analyst
Israel has refused to allow the UN Security Council (UNSC) to visit the occupied West Bank for a close-up look at the situation on the ground after Tel Aviv decided to expel an international observer mission tasked with safeguarding Palestinians in the flashpoint city of al-Khalil (Hebron).
Israel blocks planned UNSC visit to occupied Palestinian territories
The European Commission has added Saudi Arabia, among others, to a blacklist of countries with lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, sparking an angry reaction from the Riyadh regime.
EU puts Saudi Arabia on ‘dirty money’ blacklist
The US House of Representatives on Wednesday adopted a resolution that obliges President Donald Trump to end Washington’s military support for the Saudi-led coalition’s war on Yemen, and withdraw almost all US forces engaged in the war in less than a month.
House passes resolution to end US aid for Saudi war on Yemen
A former British soldier has been jailed in the United Arab Emirates, a move that could concern London about recurrent arrests of nationals and affect bilateral relations.
UAE jails former British soldier for drug dealing
Two major Palestinian rival groups, the West Bank-based Fatah party and the Gaza-based Hamas resistance movement, have expressed their strong opposition to US President Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” on the so-called Middle East peace process.
Palestine’s Hamas, Fatah movements denounce US 'deal of century' for Middle East
Saudi Arabia will lift its warning against citizens traveling to Lebanon, its ambassador to Beirut says, as a visiting envoy from the kingdom met top Lebanese officials.
Saudi Arabia to lift travel warning for Lebanon
Iraqi border guards have uncovered and destroyed nearly a dozen long tunnels apparently used by members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group to sneak through the desert areas of the country’s western province of Anbar into Dayr al-Zawr province in neighboring Syria.
Iraqi forces discover, destroy 11 Daesh cross-border tunnels into eastern Syria

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