Turkey's defense minister said Friday there is no turning back from his country's decision to launch a ground assault on a Syrian Kurdish-controlled enclave in northwest Syria, saying the offensive had "de facto" started with the Turkish military shelling of the area.
Jordan says Israel has submitted a formal apology notice over an incident in July 2016 that led to the deaths of two Jordanian citizens at its embassy in Amman, with Tel Aviv saying it will reopen its mission there, which was closed in the aftermath of the shooting.
Human Rights Watch has warned about the deterioration of human rights situation in Bahrain, saying the ruling Al Khalifah regime used fabricated charges last year to harass, intimidate, and imprison human rights advocates and their relatives.
Turkey said on it would not hesitate to take action in Syria’s Afrin district and other areas unless the United States withdrew support for a Kurdish-led force there, but Washington denied such plans and said “some people misspoke”.
A field correspondent for the press office of the Syrian army has lost his life while covering territorial advances made by government forces and allied fighters from popular defense groups in battles against foreign-sponsored Takfiri terrorists on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus.