An Israeli Air Force F-15 fighter jet. © Amir Cohen / Reuters

Netanyahu to Putin: Israeli Airstrikes in Syria Will Continue

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Israeli forces will continue airstrikes in Syria if they deem it necessary. “If there is feasibility from an intelligence and military standpoint – we attack and so it will continue,” Netanyahu said during a visit to China, adding that he … Continue reading Netanyahu to Putin: Israeli Airstrikes in Syria Will Continue

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An Israeli F-16 fighter jet © Amir Cohen / Reuters

Russia Summoned Israeli Ambassador Over Airstrikes Near Palmyra

The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the Israeli ambassador in Moscow to demand explanations for the airstrikes Israel conducted near the Syrian city of Palmyra last week, the ministry confirmed. Ambassador Gary Koren was called in by Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Friday after news about the strike emerged, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told the … Continue reading Russia Summoned Israeli Ambassador Over Airstrikes Near Palmyra

An Israeli F-16I fighter jet lands during the Blue Flag multinational air defense exercise that is organized from the Ovda air force base over the Negev Desert © AP Photo/ JACK GUEZ

Escalation Looming? Israel to Crush Syrian Air Defense if Jets Targeted Again

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has threatened to destroy Syria's air defense systems if they target the Israeli jets once again. "The next time the Syrians use their air defense systems against our planes we will destroy them without the slightest hesitation. Israel's security is above everything else; there will be no compromise," Lieberman said on Israeli public radio … Continue reading Escalation Looming? Israel to Crush Syrian Air Defense if Jets Targeted Again

FILE PHOTO: An Israeli Air Force F-15 fighter jet © Amir Cohen / Reuters

Syria Claims Israeli Jet Shot Down After Strike Near Palmyra, IDF says All Aircraft Undamaged

The Syrian Army says Israeli military jets hit a “military target” near Palmyra in a raid overnight. In retaliation the jets were targeted by Syrian anti-aircraft missiles. https://cdn.rt.com/files/2017.03/58cba049c361886d638b45d9.mp4 According to a Syrian Army statement, a total of four Israeli jets breached Syrian airspace on Friday morning, Reuters reports. Syria's air defenses shot down one of … Continue reading Syria Claims Israeli Jet Shot Down After Strike Near Palmyra, IDF says All Aircraft Undamaged

UN Report: Israel has Established an ‘Apartheid Regime’

Report breaks new ground on the UN's examination of the situation in occupied Palestine by using the word 'apartheid'. A new United Nations report accuses Israel of having established "an apartheid regime that oppresses and dominates the Palestinian people as a whole". The publication comes amid renewed debate about whether, through its settlement policy and … Continue reading UN Report: Israel has Established an ‘Apartheid Regime’

Israeli Air Force Carries Out Airstrikes on Gaza Strip

On the night of Thursday (March 16, 2017), the Israeli Air Force carried out airstrikes on Hamas facilities in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Maan news agency reported, citing a statement of the Israel Defense Forces’ press service. According to the report, two targets in the northern part of the strip were attacked. According to … Continue reading Israeli Air Force Carries Out Airstrikes on Gaza Strip

The skyline of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is seen at night in this aerial photograph from a helicopter. © AFP 2017/ SAUL LOEB

Illegal Aliens in Riyadh: Saudi Arabia Mulls Deporting 5 Mln Immigrants

Saudi Arabia’s Shoura (Consultative) Council is preparing a program to deport five million illegal migrants – about 20 percent of all those living in the oil-rich Gulf kingdom, the newspaper Al-Hayat reported. According to the newspaper, the authorities fear that migrants could want to be naturalized and demand citizenship rights. The proposed campaign will not be the … Continue reading Illegal Aliens in Riyadh: Saudi Arabia Mulls Deporting 5 Mln Immigrants

Assad: No One Invited US to Manbij, All Foreign Troops in Syria Without Permission are ‘Invaders’

Any foreign forces, including those from the US, that enter Syria without invitation are invaders, Syrian President Bashar Assad told Chinese media in an interview, noting that no one had given the US troops currently in Manbij permission to be there. “Any foreign troops coming to Syria without our invitation or consultation or permission, they … Continue reading Assad: No One Invited US to Manbij, All Foreign Troops in Syria Without Permission are ‘Invaders’

A convoy of US forces armoured vehicles drives near the Northern Syrian city of Manbij, on March 5, 2017. © Delil Souleiman / AFP

US Troops Spotted in Armored Convoy Near Manbij, Syria

American soldiers have been spotted traveling in an armored convoy near the Syrian city of Manbij, with a US spokesman calling it a “deliberate action” aimed at ensuring Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) is defeated. Footage obtained by Ruptly shows the US troops traveling in a convoy on Saturday as an American flag flies high … Continue reading US Troops Spotted in Armored Convoy Near Manbij, Syria