A US-backed militia group in northern Syria says American forces plan to remain in the Arab state “for decades to come” after the fall of Daesh, adding that Washington is not providing support to anti-Damascus militants “for free.”
US plans decades-long military presence in northern Syria: Militia group
Israel reportedly plans to set up a new settlement in the northern Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank.
Israel plans to build new settlement in Jordan Valley: Report
The Iraqi Parliament has decided to end its questioning of acting Trade Minister Salman al-Jumali over corruption in relation to a deal to import rice from India.
Iraqi parliament ends trade minister’s grilling over alleged corruption
Damascus has urged the United Nations to take on its responsibilities concerning the establishment of international peace and security to put an end to the crimes against Syrians by the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group.
Syria calls on UN Security Council to stop US-led crimes against civilians
The United Nations has expressed serious concerns over the humanitarian condition in Syria’s northern city of Raqqah, describing the territory still controlled by the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group as “the worst place” in the conflict-plagued Arab country.
Daesh-held Raqqah worst place in Syria, United Nations says
A member of the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement has been killed and another suffered injuries when an unidentified assailant blew up his explosives near the border between the besieged Palestinian coastal sliver and Egypt’s volatile Sinai Peninsula.
Hamas security guard killed in bombing attack on Gaza-Egypt border
Turkey has arrested nine more journalists over their alleged links to the movement of US-based opposition figure Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara blames for having masterminded a failed military coup last year.
Turkey arrests nine more journalists over alleged links to Gulen
Saudi Arabia has announced it would open the Salwa border crossing to Qatari pilgrims for the annual hajj pilgrimage to the city of Mecca
Qatar welcomes Saudi ‘political’ decision to open border for hajj
The Iraqi Parliament has decided to end its questioning of acting Trade Minister Salman al-Jumali over corruption in relation to a deal to import rice from India.
Iraqi parliament ends trade minister’s grilling over alleged corruption
The World Bank estimates that the cost of rebuilding Syria’s cities will be $200 billion, and HT has learnt India that has the capacity to take on projects worth $20 billion.
Syria hesitant about India’s role in reconstruction after Modi’s Israel visit

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