Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »

 

Category Archives: Africa

Ethiopian army chief, regional president killed in unrest: PM Abiy

Abiy Ahmed

:: Ethiopia’s army chief of staff was shot while trying to thwart an attempted coup on Saturday in a federal state north of the capital Addis Ababa, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said. The head of Ethiopia’s Amhara state and his

Libya intercepts nearly 200 Europe-bound migrants at sea

:: Libya’s coast guard says it has intercepted Europe-bound vessels carrying nearly 200 migrants, including women, off the country’s Mediterranean coast. Spokesman Ayoub Gassim said on Saturday that five rubber boats carrying 199 migrants were intercepted over the past several

Algerian partner of Germany’s VW held over graft allegations

:: An Algerian court on Monday ordered the detention of Mourad Eulmi, head of family-owned firm SOVAC that is a partner of Germany’s Volkswagen AG, on suspicion of corruption, state television reported. The move came as part of a series

Thirty dead in Nigeria triple suicide bombing

:: Thirty people were killed late Sunday in a triple suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria, emergency services reported, in an attack bearing the hallmarks of the Boko Haram jihadist group. Three bombers detonated their explosives outside a hall in Konduga,

Algeria conditionally releases ex-finance chief in graft probe

Karim Djoudi

:: An Algerian investigating magistrate on Sunday conditionally released former finance minister Karim Djoudi as part of an ongoing corruption probe, the official APS press agency said. Djoudi, finance minister between 2007 and 2014, appeared before the supreme court’s investigating

Cargo ship loaded with Turkish military vehicles arrives in Tripoli

:: A coalition of forces allied with Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), some of which face UN sanctions, received a shipment of Turkish armored vehicles and arms on Saturday. The shipment arrived amid the GNA’s efforts to stop

Saudi Arabia is balance of power in region

:: The support being provided by the Qatari regime and Turkey to the “Muslim Brotherhood” and other terrorist groups, comes from a creedal perspective, the spokesman of the Libyan National Army Brig. Gen. Ahmed Al-Mismari said in an interview to

Clashes in western Tunisia after self-immolation of journalist

:: Clashes erupted on Monday between Tunisian protesters and security forces in the western city of Kasserine following the self-immolation of a Tunisian photo journalist, eyewitnesses told Reuters. Abderazzak Zergui died after he set himself on fire in protest over

Activists call for criminal probe into migrant deaths off Libya

:: A rights group called Wednesday for an international criminal investigation after 15 migrants died following 11 days drifting off the coast of Libya without help. Their protest came as rights groups expressed growing concern about the plight of migrants

US reestablishes permanent diplomatic presence in Somalia

:: The United States has reestablished a permanent diplomatic presence in Somalia nearly three decades after it closed its Mogadishu embassy in January 1991, the State Department said Tuesday. “This historic event reflects Somalia’s progress in recent years and is

Ethiopian, Eritrean leaders visit border, in further step toward warmer ties

:: The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea made a joint visit to celebrate the Ethiopian New Year on Tuesday with their troops on the border, in a further step toward warmer ties between two countries that fought a war two

Car bomb kills six outside Somali government office

:: Six people were killed and another 16 injured when a car bomb exploded outside a local government office in Mogadishu on Monday, Somali police and rescue workers said. “Our ambulance teams have collected the dead bodies of six people,”

Headquarters of Libya national oil firm under attack, chairman evacuated

:: Blasts were heard at the headquarters of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) in the Libyan capital on Monday and a security operation was under way at the building, a Reuters witness said. Smoke could be seen rising from close

Morocco says over 50,000 migrant crossings to Europe foiled

:: Moroccan authorities have so far this year foiled 54,000 bids by illegal migrants to cross to Europe, the official MAP news agency reported Friday. It said that authorities had dismantled 74 “criminal networks” linked to people smuggling and seized

Gunmen kidnap German ICRC aid worker in Somali capital

:: Unidentified gunmen kidnapped a senior German staff member of the International Committee of the Red Cross in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, police and her co-workers said. “We got the report minutes after she was abducted and now

Morocco severs ties with Iran over alleged ties with Polisario Front

:: Morocco will sever diplomatic ties with Iran over Tehran’s support for the Polisario Front, a Sahara independence movement, the Moroccan foreign minister said on Tuesday. The Polisario Front have fought a guerrilla war for independence for the Sahrawi people

In first for Tunisia, police and soldiers head to polls

:: Police and soldiers went to the ballot box for the first time in Tunisia on Sunday, casting votes in municipal elections after the lifting of a longtime ban. Most Tunisians will vote on May 6 in the municipal polls

Sudan’s President Al-Bashir sacks army chief of staff

:: Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir on Tuesday fired his military chief of staff as part of a “major” shake-up, the official SUNA news agency reported. The agency said Lt. Gen. Emadeddin Adawi was “sacked” and the job of military chief

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