Lebanese PM gives gov’t 72-hour ultimatum as riots bring country to standstill

Sparked by austerity plans and proposed tax on WhatsApp, anti-government protests escalate, spread to Hezbollah areas; 83 demonstrators and police injured Read Article

Turkish Proxies Appear to Be Using White Phosphorus in Syria

If Turkish proxies are intentionally using white phosphorus-loaded munitions to target civilians, that could constitute a war crime. Read Article

Gantz: ‘Netanyahu doesn’t get it – the people want change’

'Netanyahu, give back mandate form next government.' Blue and White chief vows to form 'liberal national unity government'. Read Article

Shelling heard in Syrian Kurdish town despite US-Turkish ceasefire deal

Associated Press journalists reported seeing continued fighting in this Syrian town at the centre of the fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces... Read Article

Pence, Erdogan, Give Kurds 120 Hours to Vacate War Zone; Pompeo: Won’t Happen to...

“It will be a pause in military operations for 120 hours while the United States facilitates the withdrawal of the YPG from the affected...

Pompeo arrives in Jerusalem, reiterates pledge to counter Iran

Pompeo and Netanyahu met in Jerusalem hours after Turkey agreed with the United States to pause its offensive on Kurdish forces in Syria... Read Article

Iran Vows to Start Working on More Advanced Uranium Enrichment

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has warned that Tehran will continue to scale back its commitments to the 2015 nuclear accord... Read Article

Erdogan threw Trump’s ‘don’t be a fool’ letter in the trash – reports

“President Erdogan received the letter, thoroughly rejected it and put it in the bin,” sources were cited as saying. Read Article

Kurds report over 200, including children, killed in Turkish offensive

A Turkish offensive in northeast Syria has killed 218 civilians, including 18 children since it started a week ago... Read Article