Terrorism scourge of this era, says King Salman

:: Terrorism is the “scourge of this era,” King Salman said on Saturday, adding that Saudi Arabia was making More »

Yemen launches investigation into human rights abuses in liberated areas

:: Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dajar issued a decision to form a joint committee to investigate allegations regarding More »

Nasrallah says ‘hundreds of thousands’ ready to go to war against Israel

:: Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary General of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, warned Israel on Friday that thousands of fighters from different countries More »

Saudi Crown Prince to Al-Azhar Sheikh: Muslims count on their institutes

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Al-Azhar’s Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb that Muslims count on Islamic institutes in More »

Saudi Arabia announces Eid will begin on Sunday

:: Sunday, June 25, is the first day of Eid Al-Fitr in Saudi Arabia after reported sightings of the More »


Category Archives: Iraq

Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul battles as toll mounts

:: Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the ancient quarter

At least three killed in Mosul suicide attacks

:: Suicide bombers attacked a shopping district of east Mosul that was retaken from the ISIS militants months ago, killing at least three people, medical and security

Second French journalist dies after being wounded in Mosul

:: French journalist Veronique Robert has died in Paris after being wounded in an explosion in Mosul earlier this week, her employer France Televisions said in a

Iraqi official: ‘Liberating minds from extremism’ not just land is key

:: Iraqi parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri told Al Arabiya News Channel in an interview on Friday evening that “liberating minds from extremist ideology” is far more important

Russia certain on Baghdadi death, US-led coalition unsure

:: The US-led coalition battling ISIS said on Friday it had no concrete evidence on whether the militant group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was dead or alive

Suicide bomber kills 12, injures 20 in Mosul

:: A suicide bomber blew himself up on Friday among civilians fleeing Mosul’s Old City, where Iraqi forces are gaining ground against ISIS militants mounting a fierce

Judge in US blocks deportation of more than 100 Iraqis

:: A US district court judge in Michigan has temporarily blocked the deportations of more than 100 Iraqi nationals until a decision is reached over who has

Russia says ‘highly likely’ ISIS leader Baghdadi is killed

:: There is a high degree that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed by an airstrike carried out by the Russian Air Force in Syria

Iraqi PM says Mosul ‘liberation’ will be declared in a few days

:: The “liberation” of the city of Mosul from ISIS will be announced in a few days, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Thursday, according to

ISIS blames the US for the destruction of al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

:: The ISIS group destroyed Mosul’s al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures Wednesday night, Iraq’s Ministry

UN says ISIS targets children to hold Mosul civilians hostage

:: Fighters for the ISIS group are targeting children in Mosul to prevent civilians from fleeing the city as Iraqi forces push into the last stronghold held

Iraq PM says Mosul mosque destruction means ISIS admitting defeat

:: The destruction of a Mosul mosque where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi gave his first sermon as an ISIS leader group is an admission of defeat, Iraq’s prime

Saudi-Iraqi agreement on combating terrorism and drying up its resources

:: Saudi King Salman and Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi held discussions on Tuesday on the possibilities and means of developing bilateral relations, the two sides affirmed

Russia has no confirmation of ISIS leader Baghdadi’s death

:: Russia said on Tuesday it could not confirm that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in an air strike in Syria last month, the

Iraq warns Mosul civilians, tells ISIS ‘surrender or die’

:: Iraqi authorities have dropped leaflets over Mosul warning civilians to stay inside and are telling jihadists to “surrender or die” after launching an assault to retake

Iraqi forces storm Old City of ISIS-held Mosul, US reports progress

:: Iraqi forces began storming the ISIS-held Old City of Mosul on Sunday, an assault they hope will be the last in the eight-month campaign to seize

Iraq’s Abadi to visit Saudi Arabia on Monday for the 1st time as premier

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi will visit Saudi Arabia on Monday, part of his official three-day Gulf tour, which includes Kuwait and Iran, the Iraqi government

Iraq VP Allawi accuses Qatar of having tried to split his country

:: Qatar promoted a plan to split Iraq along sectarian lines, Iraqi Vice President Iyad Allawi said on Saturday, voicing support for the isolation of Doha by

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