US demands Syria quit as chair of anti-chemical weapons conference

Share this:
Share

The United States on Friday called on the Syrian government to withdraw as president of the UN-backed Conference on Disarmament scheduled for next week, citing the regime’s repeated use of chemical weapons on civilian targets during the years-long civil war. US diplomats said during a UN debate Friday that Bashar Assad’s government “has neither the […]

Share this:
Share
Continue Reading

Nasrallah: Hezbollah doesn’t want war with Israel, but will ‘assuredly win’ one

Share this:
Share

Hezbollah does not seek war with Israel, but will “assuredly win” if such a war were to break out, leader Hassan Nasrallah said Friday, a day after reports claimed the Jewish state bombed Hezbollah military targets in Syria Nasrallah was speaking to mark 18 years since Israel pulled its forces out of southern Lebanon. The […]

Share this:
Share
Continue Reading

War, displacement reshuffle Syria’s demographic map

Share this:
Share

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AFP) — Seven years of war and massive displacement have redrawn Syria’s demographic map, erecting borders between the country’s ethnic, religious, and political communities that will be hard to erase. Displaced Syrians, analysts, and rights defenders have described to AFP a divided country where regime opponents have been driven out, minorities stick closer […]

Share this:
Share
Continue Reading

Israeli TV airs apparently leaked photo of F-35 flying over Beirut

Share this:
Share

A photograph of an Israeli F-35 stealth fighter jet flying over the Lebanese capital of Beirut was aired on Hadashot television news Wednesday night, after it was apparently leaked to the network. The picture was reportedly shown by Israeli Air Force chief Amikam Norkin on Tuesday at a conference for visiting commanders and deputy commanders […]

Share this:
Share
Continue Reading

‘Perfect time’ for US recognition of Golan sovereignty, intel minister says

Share this:
Share

Israel is hoping for the Trump administration to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, Intelligence Minister Israel Katz said in an interview published Wednesday, explaining that such a move would serve as a message of warning to Iran. Speaking to the Reuters news agency Katz said recognition of Israel’s hold over the territory was “topping […]

Share this:
Share
Continue Reading

Israel the first in the world to conduct strikes with F-35 jet, army says

Share this:
Share

Israeli Air Force commander Amikam Norkin revealed on Tuesday that the F-35 fighter jet conducted airstrikes on at least two occasions, which he said made Israel the first country to use the stealth aircraft operationally. “The Adir aircraft are already operational and flying missions. We are the first in the world to carry out operational […]

Share this:
Share
Continue Reading