Saudi King condoles with Spanish monarch over victims of Barcelona attack

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has sent a cable of condolences to the Spanish Monarch Felipe VI after the recent ramming Attack in Barcelona that left at More »

Emirati Islamist exposes Qatar’s plans to destabilize the UAE

:: A former member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s chapter in the United Arab Emirates has revealed both the moral and financial support Qatar has given the outlawed group that More »

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman receives Yemeni president in Morocco

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, Friday, at his residence in the Moroccan city of Tangier, state news agency SPA reported. The two leaders More »

King Salman receives Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani

:: Saudi King Salman received in his residence in the city of Tangier in the Kingdom of Morocco, on Thursday night, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim More »

Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Thursday a unit of the security forces committed “abuses” against civilians during the offensive to oust ISIS insurgents from the More »


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US-led strikes kill 17 in Syria’s Raqqa: Monitor

:: US-led coalition air strikes on ISIS’s remaining territory in Syria’s Raqqa city killed 17 civilians on Wednesday, including children, a monitor said. The coalition is providing air support in the form of heavy air strikes for

US army sends Lebanon eight Bradley armored vehicles

:: In the presence of the Lebanese army commander representative and the American ambassador in Beirut, the Lebanese army received eight Bradley armored vehicles in a first batch of $100 million US military aid to Lebanon. The

Rebels and refugees in Lebanese enclave evacuated to Syria

:: The evacuation of a group of Syrian rebels and refugees from a border enclave in Lebanon back into Syrian territory started on Monday, Hezbollah-affiliated al-Manar TV reported. About 300 rebels from a group called Saraya Ahl

US-led coalition strikes kill 29 civilians in Syria: Monitor

:: Airstrikes by a US-led coalition fighting ISIS killed at least 29 civilians including 14 children in 24 hours in the extremists’ Syrian capital of Raqqa, a war monitor said late on Tuesday. The dead included a

Lebanese govt stresses commitment to rid country of terror groups

:: Lebanese President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri on Tuesday stressed the government’s commitment to clearing Lebanese territory from terrorist groups. They highlighted Lebanon’s commitment to the international coalition against terrorism, outlining “the urgent need

Rockets, gunfire test new Russia-backed truce near Homs

:: Warring sides exchanged rocket and gunfire north of the Syrian city of Homs overnight, hours after a Russia-backed truce took effect, a war monitor said on Friday, while heavy rocket fire also marred a similar deal

Observatory: ISIS attacks Syrian army east of Homs

:: ISIS militants attacked Syrian government forces and their allies in countryside east of Homs and Hama on Wednesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Heavy fighting raged around the mountainous Jabal al-Shomariya area in Homs

Food access in Raqqa at ‘critical turning point,’ say aid groups

:: Food access in Syria’s battle-torn Raqqa is now at “a critical turning point,” aid organizations said Monday, with markets shuttered and residents depending fully on their dwindling stockpiles. Raqqa has been gripped by fierce fighting for

Iranian ex-president Ahmadinejad facing sentencing over misuse of funds

:: Iran’s former president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, faces sentences on seven verdicts of misusing billions of dollars in government funds while in office, the public prosecutor at Iran’s Supreme Audit Court said in a newspaper interview published on

UN: Besieged Syria area gets first aid in 5 years

:: A region besieged by the regime forces east of Syria’s capital on Sunday received UN aid for the first time in five years, a UN source said. Al-Nashabiye is in the Eastern Ghouta region, a rebel-held

More than 10,000 Syrians in Lebanon border area set to return

:: More than 10,000 displaced Syrians in Lebanon’s mountainous border areas have registered their names to return home, following a local cease-fire between Hezbollah and militants. Double that number is expected to eventually leave the areas around

Hezbollah’s Nasrallah: We are nearing victory at Lebanon-Syria border

:: The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah said on Wednesday that the group was close to defeating Nusra Front militants in the battle along the Syrian-Lebanese border. “We are in the face of a very big military victory,”

US pledges extra $140 mln to Lebanon for Syrian refugees

:: The United States will give Lebanon an extra $140 million to help Syrian refugees and the communities hosting them, the State Department said during a US state visit by Lebanon’s Prime Minister. Lebanon is hosting at

Hezbollah says seizes strategic valley from militants at Syria-Lebanon border

:: Hezbollah said its forces seized a strategic valley on Monday, the latest advance in an offensive to oust militants from their last foothold along the Syria-Lebanon border. Hezbollah said it had advanced from several directions in

Former Qaeda affiliate takes control of Syria’s Idlib after rebel pull-out

:: A former al-Qaeda affiliate took control of the northern Syrian city of Idlib on Sunday two days after agreeing to end fighting with a rebel group, a monitor said. “Ahrar al-Sham withdrew from the city of

Syrian army, allies advance against ISIS east of Raqqa

:: Syrian government forces and their allies have recaptured territory from ISIS in countryside southeast of its stronghold Raqqa after air strikes in the area, a pro-Damascus military media unit and war monitors reported. The advances towards

Syrian warplanes strike near Damascus despite ceasefire

:: Syrian government warplanes carried out several air strikes in the Eastern Ghouta area east of Damascus on Sunday, a day after the Syrian military declared a cessation of hostilities in the area, the Syrian Observatory for

Monitor: Opposition infighting in Syria’s Idlib kills 14

:: Infighting between two of the most powerful factions in Syria’s opposition-held Idlib province has killed at least 14 people in the past 24 hours, a monitor said Wednesday. The fighting involves the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS),

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