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Putin Praises Israel for Celebrating Soviet Victory over Hitler

Israel has awarded the Fighters against Nazis Medal to WW2 veterans. It was first awarded on Yom HaShoah of 1967 by then Prime Minister Levi Eshkol.

Putin to Abbas: Trump Says Hi

Monday saw an awkward turn in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's and President Donald Trump's "friends for ever" relationship, and a turn on a dime by Trump in his relationship with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

In Meeting with Israeli Diplomats, Russians Offer to Host Peace Talks

The parties also signed a protocol of consultations between the two countries’ foreign ministries for 2018 and 2019.
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Russian High-Precision Weapons Kill 30 Rebels in Retaliation for Downed Jet

A missile from a man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS) was launched Saturday to bring down a Russian Sukhoi Su-25 fighter jet.

Russia, Iran, Turkey, Meet in Black Sea Resort to Decide Syria’s Fate

Resolution 2254 was invoked by Iran, Russia, and Turkey as the legal basis for their takeover of the political process in Syria, backed by their enhanced military operations against rebel groups.

Report: North Korea’s Huge Stockpile of Deadly Chemical Weapons Was Shared With Syria

“We know that the jihadis have a lot of money . . . Would Kim Jong-un sell deadly VX for $40 million a kilogram? I think absolutely they would.”

Lebanese PM Resigns, Flees to Saudi Arabia, Cites Iran’s Grip on his Country, Fear...

“Iran is driven by deep hatred for the Arab nation. Unfortunately, it has found some of our sons who are putting their hands in its and trying to seize Lebanon from its Arab surroundings."

Russian Official Warns Iran Not to Use ‘De-escalation Zones’ for Military Expansion

"The zones are necessary from the point of view of ending warfare, but at the same time it is impermissible to see the de-escalation zones turning into zones of influence of foreign states."

Al-Shafa Massacre: Russian Aircraft Killed 34 Civilians, Including 22 Children

The civilian death toll from the current Russian campaign against ISIS has increased to at least 987, including 392 children and women, since September 10, 2017

Trump’s Strategy Speech to Refute Myth of Israel’s Blame for Mid-East Unrest

Taking a page out of President Ronald Reagan's playbook, Monday's speech, scheduled to start at 2 PM ET, ushers in the release of Trump’s first broad policy document – “national security strategy,” in which the president, who ran on his familiar platform of "America First," is prepared to sharply alter US relations with the rest of the world.

Trump’s New Top Diplomat Is Pro-Israel and Anti-Iran – But Can He Stand Up...

In 2016 Russia and Iran signed Memoranda of understanding on dozens of industrial projects, to the tune of an estimated $40 billion. Most of those projects are still in drawers, but there's enough potential wealth in those drawers to make Russia and Iran inseparable.

North Korea Threatens US with ‘Unimaginable Strike at Unimaginable Time’

The nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier is patrolling the waters around the Korean Peninsula.

Report: Jordanian Base Could Replace US Air Force Qatar Operations Hub

Today the Jordanian airbase is operating at “four to five times what the space was originally intended to support.”

Congress to Ban F-35 Sale to Turkey

Russia and Turkey could run tests to discover the vulnerabilities of the F-35, and once Russia and Turkey have it, Iran will have it as well.

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile at Japan From Pyongyang

Residents in Japan were warned to take shelter, as the missile passed over Hokkaido.

Iran’s Stealth Drone that Penetrated Israel’s Border a Gift from the Obama Administration

The Israeli Air Force on Saturday launched an attack on the Syrian Air Force's Tiyas Military Airbase, a.k.a. T-4 Airbase, west of the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmor), destroying the main observation tower, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

150 Dead, 1,000 Injured in Assad Chemical Attack, Russians Preparing Propaganda Pushback

Russia appears to be preparing for a propaganda pushback, blaming the attack on Syrian rebel groups.

Russians: US Bombing of ISIS’ Raqqa Reminiscent of 1945 Dresden Firebombing

The Russians accuse Washington, Paris and Berlin that their announcement of investing millions of dollars in the restoration of Raqqa is, in reality, an attempt "to hide evidence of the barbarian bombing."

Putin, Assad, Declare Syrian Civil War Is Over

Russia is ready to deal a new blow to terrorists if they again try to break peace in Syria, Putin said.

Abandoned by US, Kurds Surrender to Brutal Mid-East Math, Give Up Secession

The Trump Administration's urgent warnings against Kurdish independence convinced the Iranian-backed militias and the Iraqi government they had a green light from Washington to invade Kurdistan without fear of American intervention.

Report: Russia Using Syria’s Civil War to Showcase Its Stealth Jet Sukhoi 57

Another explanation to the Russians' decision to transfer the SU-57 to the Middle East might be their concern, even panic, over the US Air Force bombing of a Russian convoy which killed hundreds of mercenaries.

Russia Accuses US, Coalition, of Turning Defeated Raqqa into Capital of Independent Syrians

The Syrian Democratic Forces coalition on October 20 officially announced at a news conference that the city had been liberated from ISIS.

Trump Warns Russia: US Missiles Are Coming

"Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War."

Tsurkov: As US Role Declines, Israeli Investment in Syrian Rebels Increasing

Israel has provided drone strikes and shelling with high-precision missiles on ISIS targets during defensive and offensive rebel operations.

Russian Newspaper: S-300s Coming to Syria Despite Israeli Pleas and for Free

The report suggests that should Israel decid to attack the S-300s’ locations, the consequences "would be catastrophic for all sides."

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