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 »

 

Tag Archives: AFRIN

Erdogan hopes Afrin will be ‘totally encircled’ by evening

:: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes Turkish forces will have completely encircled Afrin by Wednesday evening, a presidential source said, clarifying his earlier comments in a speech indicating the Kurdish-held Syrian city would fall by then. “In the president’s speech

Turkey’s Erdogan says Syria’s Afrin town under siege, entry imminent

:: Turkey’s military and its rebel allies have besieged the northern Syrian town of Afrin and were nearing its town centre, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, in what would mark a major advance in Turkey’s military operation. Turkey launched

Syria aid convoy on hold after Assad forces split the enclave in two

:: A top UN aid official appealed to the Syrian government and its Russian backers for a cessation of hostilities in eastern Ghouta on Thursday when a second convoy with desperately needed aid was postponed after government forces split the

Turkey shells Syrian pro-regime forces in Afrin

:: Turkey fired at Syrian pro-regime forces as they entered Tuesday the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, Syrian state media said. The shelling marks a major escalation in the month-old assault Turkey and allied rebels are waging on Afrin. “Turkish regime

Erdogan says Turkey will lay siege to Syria’s Afrin in coming days

:: Turkey will lay siege to Afrin in northern Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday a month after Ankara launched an offensive against Kurdish militia in the region. “In the coming days, swiftly, we will lay siege to

Turkey says unclear whether Syrian government forces will enter Afrin

:: Syrian government forces have yet to enter the Afrin region and it was unclear if they would, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Tuesday. Mevlut Cavusoglu made the comment in an interview with broadcaster Kanal 24. Syrian state media said

Turkey welcomes Syrian forces entering Afrin

:: Militias allied to the Syrian government will enter the Afrin region, Syrian media reported on Monday, after a Kurdish official said a deal had been struck with the Syrian army to help Kurdish forces end a Turkish offensive. Turkey

Deal for Syrian army to enter Afrin, says Syrian Kurdish official

:: Syrian Kurdish forces and the Damascus government have reached an agreement for the Syrian army to enter the Afrin region to help repel a Turkish offensive, a senior Kurdish official told Reuters on Sunday. Badran Jia Kurd, an adviser

Kurdish doctors report suspected Turkish gas attack on Syria’s Afrin

:: Six civilians suffered breathing difficulties and other symptoms indicative of poison gas inhalation after an attack launched by Turkey on the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, Syrian Kurdish news outlets and Syria’s state-run news agency reported Saturday. The news outlets

US, Turkey agrees to normalize relations, Turkish Foreign Minister

:: During a joint news conference on Friday in Ankara the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlut Cavusoglu, said that Turkey has agreed to normalize relations with the United States again. Speaking at the conference with the US Secretary of

Five Turkish soldiers killed in attack on tank in Syria’s Afrin

:: Five Turkish soldiers were killed when their tank was hit in an attack carried out by Kurdish YPG militia fighters on Saturday in northwest Syria’s Afrin region, Turkey’s armed forces said. According to state-run Anadolu news agency, the latest

President Erdogan says Turkish military operation in Afrin about to end

:: The President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Saturday that the military operation in Afrin is about to end. His statement comes after Turkish forces gained control of the strategic mount-Darmak in Afrin, Syria. According to Anadolu news

Russia says hundreds killed in Turkish operation in Syria’s Afrin

:: Several hundred people, including civilians, have been killed during Turkey’s military operation in Syria’s Afrin, Interfax news agency cited Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying on Wednesday. Rockets fired from northern Syria into a Turkish border town

US to end weapons support for Syrian Kurdish YPG

:: The United States has told Turkey it will not provide any more weapons to the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, the Turkish presidency said on Saturday, as Turkey’s offensive against the U.S.-backed YPG in Syria entered its eighth day. The

Turkey presses assault on Kurdish militia in Syria

:: Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies pressed an assault on a border enclave held by Kurdish militia on Tuesday but the fighting was more narrowly focused, a monitor said. Turkish warplanes carried out new strikes on the northwest

Turkey says ground forces push into Syria, Kurdish YPG says attack repulsed

:: Turkish ground forces pushed into northern Syria’s Afrin province on Sunday, media cited the prime minister as saying, as Ankara stepped up artillery attacks on a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia it aims to sweep from its border. NATO’s second-largest army

Turkey’s temptation for Afrin

Yasar Yakis

By : Yasar Yakis :: On Aug. 5, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: “By launching the military operation Euphrates Shield, we had thrust a dagger at the heart of the new terrorist formation in Syria. We are determined to

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