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White Helmets Ready for False-Flag Chemical Attack in Syria

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According to the Arabic-language news channel al-Manar, citing al-Ikhbariyah, the White Helmets group has been preparing for another provocation against the Syrian government. The White Helmets group, which claims to be an impartial humanitarian NGO saving lives in Syria, has reportedly distributed masks in Eastern Ghouta to protect civilians from a chemical gas attack. The group, also known as Syrian... 

More Israeli Officials with Ties to Tel Aviv PM Netanyahu Arrested

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New legal problems for embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have erupted less that a week after police in the Middle Eastern nation recommended that the leader be indicted on charges of corruption. Seven members of Netanyahu’s closest cabal were arrested Sunday in the deepening ‘Case 4000′ corruption probe into Netanyahu and his innermost circle of cronies. The most recent... 

Turkish Foreign Minister Says Ankara at Critical Stage in Ties With Washington

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The Turkish foreign minister said that Erdogan and Tillerson held constructive talks in Ankara and agreed to normalize relations. “We are agreed on normalising relations again,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said after talks with US counterpart Rex Tillerson in Ankara, saying that ties were at a “critical phase” and vowing to create “mechanisms” to discuss... 

Syria strikes back as Israel discovers its warplanes aren’t invincible

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Israel has long been the unchallenged bully in the Middle East, but now Tel Aviv will face consequences for its temper tantrums. That was the message from Damascus last weekend when the Syrian army shot down an Israeli F-16. The dramatic escalation happened as Israel claimed one of its warplanes was in Syrian airspace to intercept an Iranian drone that had been operating in Israeli territory. But,... 

Turkish Military Helicopter Shot Down During Op in Syria's Afrin

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A Turkish military helicopter was shot down during Ankara’s military offensive against Kurdish troops in northern Syria, Anadolu state news agency reported. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed the downing of the helicopter, according to Turkish media. “A little earlier, one of our helicopters was shot down,” he told reporters, adding that those who are responsible for... 

Syria downs Israeli Jet after illegally crossing border

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An Israeli F-16 fighter jet crashed after Syria responded with anti-aircraft fire to an Israeli operation in its territory. Syria says its military base came under Israeli fire, and it hit multiple aircraft in response. “Massive Syrian Anti-Air fire, one F16 crashed in Israel, pilots safe,” IDF spokesman Jonathan Conricus said on Twitter. The incident took place after the Israel Defense Forces... 

Russian Su-25 jet downed in Syria, pilot dies while fighting Al-Nusra

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A Russian Su-25 jet has crashed in Idlib province in north-western Syria, the Russian Defence Ministry confirmed, adding that it was probably shot down by MANPAD. The pilot ejected but was killed by militants on the ground. Preliminary data showed the Su-25 plane was downed by a man-portable air-defense system (MANPAD), the ministry said in a statement on Saturday. The attack took place when the jet... 

Fertility secrets of the Pharaohs: 4,400-year-old tomb discovered in Egypt

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An ancient 4,400-year-old tomb has been discovered outside Cairo, Egypt. The remarkable find was unveiled to the public on Saturday near the country’s famed pyramids of Giza. The tomb is said to be that of a high-ranking ancient Egyptian priestess known as Hetpet. Archaeologists believe that she was close to fifth dynasty (c. 2,500 BC) Egyptian royalty. Hetpet is thought to have been a priestess... 

Netanyahu Blames Soros for Thwarting His Immigrant Deportation Campaign

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This is not the first time that the billionaire involves himself in the immigration policy of a foreign country. The Israeli campaign is aimed at sending African immigrants and asylum seekers to an unnamed African country, forcibly if needed. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has allegedly accused Jewish-American billionaire of Hungarian origin George Soros of undermining the state’s deportation... 

Saudi Arabia says settlement in anti-corruption crackdown valued at $106 bn

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Settlements from Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on corruption have generated an estimated 400 billion riyal (US$106.7 billion), according to Attorney-General Sheikh Saud Al Mojeb. The settlements consist of a various assets including real estate, commercial entities, securities, and cash, Mojeb said, as cited in a statement released by the government’s information office. The attorney-general... 

Doll heads covered in red paint left at Israeli migration office in anti-deportation stunt

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A number of severed black mannequin heads smothered in artificial ‘blood’ were brought to the door of Tel Aviv immigration officers on Saturday in what is seen as a protest against the looming deportation of African refugees. The ‘bloodbath’ scene outside the Tel Aviv office of the Population, Immigration, and Border Authority (PIBA) included notes scattered on the floor, also stained with... 

Israel develops Espionage system to track Anti-Semites in Chile, Ukraine, Romania, France and UK

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Diaspora Ministry unveils system for tracking online anti-Semitism. The ‘most advanced’ system of its kind in the world can monitor social media posts against Jews in real time, ministry says. Ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Diaspora Ministry unveiled on Thursday what it said was new technology for detecting anti-Semitic content on the internet. The software, called the Anti-Semitism... 

At least 63 killed, 151 wounded as blast rocks central Kabul near embassies & govt buildings

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At least 63 people were killed and 151 injured by an explosion in a central district of Kabul, close to where several embassies and government buildings are located, local media report citing officials. Preliminary reports say the explosion occurred close to the building which formerly housed Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry. An eyewitness told the news outlet the blast was caused by a car bomb,... 

Israel and Rwanda Agree to Deport Africans “If it’s Legal”

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame has confirmed that his country will take in Africans being deported from Israel—as long as the deportations are done “in accordance with international law”—which Israel has already announced that they will be. The deportations—set to start within the next eight weeks—will all be “legal” because the Africans will all have signed papers to the effect that... 

Russia Prepares Norway Blitzkrieg As Turkish Troops Ready Attack On US Forces

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The large deployment of personnel – including engineers and sappers from the Russian Navy’s Baltic Fleet – detonated huge bombs during a mock beach landing at the Khmelyovka training ground in Kaliningrad. Pictured: A huge blast at the training site on 10 January 2018. A foreboding new Ministry of Defense (MoD) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that President Putin has... 
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