New vote on Iraq poll date ‘by Monday’ as Abadi meets Kurdistan region PM

:: Iraq’s parliament failed on Saturday to approve May 12 as the election date, as suggested by the government, as Sunni and Kurdish lawmakers demanded a delay to allow hundreds of thousands More »

Egypt’s Sisi sacks his intelligence chief

:: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has fired his powerful intelligence chief, state media said Thursday, in the latest shake-up of the country’s security services. Sisi appointed his chief-of-staff and close ally More »

Muslim World League in partnership to launch global UN conference

:: The secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), Dr. Mohammed Al-Issa, on Wednesday signed a cooperation agreement with the World Council of Religious Leaders (WCRL). Bawa Jain, the secretary-general of WCRL, More »

Saudi Arabia’s FM Jubeir: Iran’s role in Lebanon, Syria and Yemen is a ‘major threat’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said Tuesday Iran was the biggest source of danger in the region because of its role in Lebanon, Yemen and Syria. “Iran supplied the Houthis More »

Sisi vows to protect Egypt’s water supply

:: President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed Monday to protect Egypt’s water supply while striving for peace with the Nile upstream countries of Sudan and Ethiopia, which is building a controversial dam. “Egypt More »

 

Tag Archives: AL-QAEDA

Libyan army: We have recordings that prove Qatar-Qaeda links

:: The Libyan army’s leadership announced in a press conference on Wednesday that it has recordings of conversations that prove substantial cooperation between al-Qaeda members and Qatar. Libyan Armed Forces spokesman, Colonel Ahmad al-Mesmari, added that the recordings confirm Doha’s

Saudi Arabia lists two entities and eleven names supporting al-Qaeda, ISIS

:: As part of the efforts targeting terrorism, Saudi State Security has listed two entities and 11 names of leaders, financiers and supporters of Al Qaeda and ISIS organization. The Saudi State Security listing targeted financiers and facilitators for the

CIA to publish documents revealing Iran’s relations with al-Qaeda

:: CIA Director Mike Pompeo said that the CIA will soon publish documents revealing Iran’s work with al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations. Pompeo described the connection between Iran and al-Qaeda as an “open secret”. “It’s an open secret and not

Turkish military vehicles enter Syria’s Idlib

:: Turkish military vehicles entered Syria’s Idlib province on Sunday under escort from the Tahriral-Sham militant alliance, a resident of the Syria-Turkey border area and a local rebel said. They both said they saw several vehicles carrying Turkish forces entering

Russian strikes in Syria hit rebels’ underground arsenal

:: Russia on Thursday said its air strikes in Syria had destroyed a huge underground arms depot belonging to the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, an extremist alliance led by Al-Qaeda’s former Syria affiliate. “Russian aviation destroyed the largest buried arsenal of

FSA spokesman says Hamza Bin Laden’s presence in Syria doubtful

:: Recent reports on the presence of Osama Bin Laden’s son, Hamza, has proven to be inaccurate, the spokesman for the northern front of the Free Syrian Army confirmed to News Agency. Earlier in the day, several British media outlets

Libyan army: Qatar transports armed ISIS militants from Syria to Libya

:: Libyan armed forces spokesman, Col. Ahmad al-Mesmari, said on Sunday evening that ISIS and branches of the Muslim Brotherhood affiliated to al-Qaeda have joined forces to spread extremism in Libya. “Qatar is transporting armed ISIS militants from Syria to

Extremists assault prompts air strikes in Syria safe zone

:: A militant offensive in a region of northwestern Syria where a safe zone deal had brought months of relative calm prompted heavy government and Russian air strikes on Tuesday, a monitor said. Idlib province and some adjacent areas form

Yemen: Military committee to confront al-Qaeda formed in Hadhramaut

:: The Yemeni government announced the formation of a security and military committee in the eastern province of Hadhramaut to confront the dangers of al-Qaeda and terrorist cells in the villages and districts in which they are active and to

ISIS claims responsibility for Algeria suicide attack

:: A suicide attack on a police station in western Algeria killed two policeman after one officer jumped on the attacker to protect his colleagues from the blast, state news agency APS and police said on Thursday. ISIS claimed responsibility

Suicide bomber kills four in Yemen

:: Four soldiers and six suspected al-Qaeda attackers were killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber and gunmen tried to storm an army camp in southern Yemen, a local security official said. “This was a terrorist attack and it has

US, Yemeni and UAE forces target Al Qaeda stronghold

:: Yemeni, Emirati and American troops are conducting a “clearing operation” aimed at driving Qaeda militants from one of their major strongholds in southern Yemen, American officials said. The offensive in Shabwa Province started last week and includes about 2,000

UN urges all countries to halt weapons flow to Daesh, Al-Qaeda

Nikki Haley

:: The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution urging all countries to eliminate the supply of weapons to Daesh and other “terrorists” including by taking legal action against suppliers and marking arms to improve their traceability. The resolution,

Al-Qaeda releases longest-held hostage in Mali after 6 years

:: Al-Qaeda’s North Africa branch has freed a South African man who was held hostage for six years in Mali and he is now home, South Africa’s government announced Thursday, denying it had paid any ransom. Stephen McGown, who was

Free Speech or Terror TV? Al Jazeera’s Support for ISIS and Al Queda

Thomas C. Mountain

By : Thomas C. Mountain :: Al Jazeera’s Arabic TV channel has been promoting both ISIS and Al Queda/Al Nusra for years now. ISIS and Al Nusra representatives appearing on the channel are greeted with “welcome back brother” and when

On the Qatari-Saudi dispute in Syria

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed :: The current brokenness in spirit in Syria is sad and its future consequences are dangerous. It comes amid a dispute between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, the two countries which were partners in supporting the Syrian

Suicide bomber kills and injures scores in Syria’s Idlib province

:: A suicide bomber rammed a car laden with explosives into a gathering of rebels near the rebel-held northwestern Syrian city of Idlib on Wednesday, killing and injuring scores, rebel sources said. They said the blast ripped a textile factory

Two suspected al-Qaeda militants killed in Yemen drone strike

:: Two suspected al-Qaeda militants were killed in a drone strike while traveling on a motorbike in southern Yemen late on Saturday, residents said. The men died on the outskirts of al-Wadei town in Abyan province, said residents who identified

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