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An Israeli Patriot intercepted a small drone from Syria - April 27, 2017, 8:19 PM (IDT)

A small drone penetrated northern Israeli airspace Thursday night. It was shot down by an Israeli Air force Patriot missile before it landed. This incident highlights the rising tension on the Syrian-Israeli border.


Palestinian with concealed knife arrested in Hebron - April 27, 2017, 8:03 PM (IDT)

Israeli border policemen manning a security checkpoint next to the Cave of the Patriarchs complex in Hebron on Thursday evening arrested a Palestinian found to be carrying a knife. The suspect was taken in for questioning.

The Bad Guys Are Not (Yet) Impressed by the New Sheriff - April 27, 2017, 7:12 PM (IDT)

Trump’s military steps have not deflected Kim Jong-un or Ayatollah Khamenei from their nuclear goals.

ISIS Upbeat after New Tactic Slows US Military Assault on Mosul - April 27, 2017, 7:12 PM (IDT)

Small units armed with dozens of bomb cars are forcing US, Iraqi troops to fall back.

Trump and Tehran Trade Conciliatory Signals ahead of Iran’s Presidential Election - April 27, 2017, 7:12 PM (IDT)

Khamenei’s favorite in Iran’s May 19 presidential election advocates withdrawal from.

Turkish Air Blitz Shocks Syrian Kurds into Splitting from US Raqqa Offensive - April 27, 2017, 7:12 PM (IDT)

Their exit leaves US elite forces and Syrian Arab fighters high and dry against ISIS.

Russia Can’t Safeguard Syria against Next US Missile Strike - April 27, 2017, 7:12 PM (IDT)

The Syria air force is therefore not safe against another US missile strike.

Man carrying knives arrested near parliament in London - April 27, 2017, 6:59 PM (IDT)

A man armed with knives was arrested Thursday afternoon in London near the Houses of Parliament. There were no casualties during the incident. Some of the policemen who carried out the arrest wore protective suits. The incident happened in the Whitehall area near 10 Downing Street. A Scotland Yard spokesman said in a brief statement that the man, who is known to the security services, is suspected of possessing an offensive weapon and of planning to carry out a terrorist attack.

Two US troops killed during anti-ISIS operation in Afghanistan - April 27, 2017, 6:42 PM (IDT)

A Pentagon spokesman said Thursday that two American soldiers were killed Wednesday night during an operation against ISIS forces in Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, near the Pakistani border.  

Armed man captured in Berlin after exchanging fire with police - April 27, 2017, 6:22 PM (IDT)

A man was arrested and taken into custody after exchanging fire with police at a hospital in the Kreuzberg district of central Berlin on Thursday afternoon. The police cordoned off the area. The circumstances behind the incident are being checked.

Kremlin slams latest Israeli airstrike in Syria - April 27, 2017, 4:47 PM (IDT)

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Thursday slammed the alleged Israeli airstrike at Damascus international airport earlier in the day. He said Israel and other countries should respect Syria's sovereignty and avoid actions that heighten regional tensions. Peskov added that there is a "constant dialogue" between the general staffs of the Russian military and the IDF.

Russia's 'Liman' spy ship collides with freighter, sinks near Bosphorus Strait - April 27, 2017, 3:53 PM (IDT)

A Russian reconnaissance ship, the Liman, collided with a Togo-flagged freighter in the Black Sea, north of the Bosphorus Strait, and sank on Thursday afternoon. However, the entire crew of the Russian vessel was rescued by the Turkish coast guard and a number of ships that rushed to the area near the Turkish port of Kilyos. The freighter was said to have been transporting livestock. 

Updated: 4/27/2017 10:22:12 PM EST -5:00