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Orient Net -22-10-2017

Gunman takes hostages at leisure complex in central England

British police said on Sunday they were dealing with an "ongoing incident" at a leisure park in Nuneaton, central England, telling people to avoid the area. The Warwickshire police in central ..
Orient Net22-10-2017

PKK-affiliated PYD seizes Syria’s largest oil field in Deir ez-Zoor

The US-backed PKK-affiliated PYD has seized control of Syria’s largest oil field, according to local sources. PYD or "Syria Democratic Forces" (SDF) captured the al-Omar oil field in the eastern countryside ..
Orient Net - Shadi Jad22-10-2017

Baby dies as Assad siege increases suffering of people in Ghouta

A baby girl died on Sunday (Oct. 22) in the city of Kafr Batna by what was reported to be the malnutrition as Assad siege on Damascus Eastern countryside continues.  Orient ..
Orient Net - Agencies21-10-2017

US embassy in Ankara: PKK’s Ocalan ’not worthy of respect’

The United States embassy in Ankara reiterated that the PKK is regarded as a "terrorist organization" and that its leader Abdullah Ocalan is "not worthy of respect," following mounting criticism ..
Orient Net19-10-2017

Israel targets position in Quneitra, Assad shells fall in Golan

The Israeli Army targeted on Thursday (19 October) an Assad militia’s position in the Quneitra countryside to the south of Syria. Orient News’s correspondent, reporting from the Quneitra countryside, said, “Israeli ..
Orient Net - Daily Sabah19-10-2017

Next round of Astana talks on Syria set for Oct. 30-31

New talks on the Syria will be held in Astana at the end of the month, Kazakhstan said Thursday, as part of a Turkey-backed push to end the six-year conflict. The ..
Orient Net - Agencies19-10-2017

Dozens of soldiers killed in Taliban attack on Afghan Army’s camp

The Afghan Defense Ministry says 43 soldiers have been killed and nine wounded in a Taliban attack on an army camp in the southern province of Kandahar. Ministry spokesman Dawlat Wazeri ..
Orient Net - Agencies19-10-2017

About 100,000 Kurds have fled Kirkuk since Monday

About 100,000 Kurds have fled Kirkuk, fearing unrest, since Monday’s takeover of the region by Baghdad militias, officials from the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said on Thursday. About 18,000 families ..
Orient Net - Ahmad al-Shehabi18-10-2017

Assad General Issam Zahr al-Deen killed

Assad General Issam Zahr al-Deen was killed on Wednesday (Oct. 18) in Deir ez-Zoor countryside, Iran-affiliated al-Mayadeen TV said.  The notorious Assad brigadier was killed along with his terrorist group by ..
Orient Net - Ahmad al-Shehabi18-10-2017

PKK-affiliated SDF militia raises flag in Raqqa square

US-backed PKK-affiliated militias claimed victory over ISIS terrorists in Raqqa on Tuesday (October 17), raising flags over the last footholds of the terrorist group. The so-called Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) celebrated ..