Crown Prince’s ‘impressive reforms’ lauded

:: Reforms undertaken and spearheaded by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, have not only won plaudits worldwide but are being highlighted by the US media. Writing More »

Erdogan to Trump: Turkey ready to take over Syria’s Manbij

:: Turkey is ready to take over security in Syria’s Manbij, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told US President Donald Trump in a telephone call on Sunday, the Turkish presidency said in a More »

Organization of Islamic Cooperation chief slams terrorist attacks in Africa

:: The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned attacks that caused the deaths of at least 37 people in intercommunal clashes in central Mali on Tuesday. Dr. Yousef More »

King Salman approves steps to improve health care in KSA

:: King Salman on Monday approved a number of decisions taken by the Saudi Health Council including the establishment of the National Center for Evidence-based Health Practice to improve health care services More »

Turkey warns France ‘no benefit’ in protecting Kurd militia

:: France will not gain in any way by retaining forces to protect Kurdish militias in Syria, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Tuesday, after Paris announced it would maintain a presence despite More »

 

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Iraq MPs vote against Kurdish independence referendum

:: The Iraqi parliament voted on Tuesday to oppose an independence referendum planned by Iraqi Kurdish leaders for later this month prompting a walkout by Kurdish lawmakers. Speaker Salim al-Juburi, a Sunni Arab, said the vote required the government to

Under Iraqi town, Daesh militants built network of tunnels

The network of tunnels offered Daesh protection from air strikes and movement in their territory Under the Iraqi town of Sinjar, Daesh militants built a network of tunnels, complete with sleeping quarters, wired with electricity and fortified with sandbags. There,

Yazidis burn Muslim homes in Iraq’s Sinjar, witnesses say

Members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority, which was brutally attacked by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, looted and burned Muslim homes in Sinjar after its recapture from the militants, witnesses said Sunday. ISIS overran the northern town

IS militants’ surprise blitz kills 24 Kurd peshmergas

ARBIL: Islamic State militants have killed at least 24 members of the Kurdish security forces in a surprise attack in northern Iraq, Kurdish officials said, in one of the deadliest single battles for the Kurds since last summer. Three Kurdish

Saudi delegation to head to Iraq for talks on reopening embassy

A Saudi delegation will travel to Baghdad this week to start preparations to reopen an embassy in the Iraqi, the Saudi Press Agency said on Saturday, citing an official source in the foreign ministry. It said Saudi Arabia also plans

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