The London newspaper «al-Rai al-yum» writes that the army of free Syria and supporting units of the Turkish army stormed the city of al-Bab last stronghold of the «Islamic state» in Northern Syria. The Western part of the city is already under their control. The attack developed with the support of aviation.
The TV channel «al Arabiya» tells about a rocket attack on the Green zone area of Baghdad, where most Iraqi government offices. Several people were killed. Before that, supporters of the Shiite theologian Moqtada al-Sadr tried to break into the «Green zone», but was stopped by the police.
Newspaper Jordan Times quoted the interview of the President of the United States Donald trump Israeli media. The American leader said that construction of new settlements does not help a peaceful settlement. This is the first appearance of the American leader against the policy pursued by the Israeli government in the Palestinian territories.
According to the Agency Maan, the Palestinian national authority expressed outrage at the US refusal to endorse the appointment of former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, a Commissioner with the UN to resolve the situation in Libya. Member of the Executive Committee of the PLO Hanan Ashrawi said that we are talking about discrimination based on national origin.
Egyptian newspaper «al-Ahram» writes about a significant increase in inflation. January 2017 forecast annual inflation in Egypt is 29.6%, while in 2016 it did not exceed 10%. The main reason for this named free converting Egyptian Lira. Introduced in late 2016, it brought down the national currency.