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 More »

Saudi Cabinet backs unified Arab approach to security

:: The Saudi Cabinet has welcomed the recommendations of the 35th session of the Arab Interior Ministers Council in Algeria and its reiteration of the importance of a unified approach to confronting More »

King Salman approves specialized offices within Public Prosecution to battle corruption

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has approved the creation of specialized departments in the Public Prosecution to investigate and prosecute cases of corruption, which will be directly linked to the Attorney-General. The More »

UAE Minister Gargash: Turkey ‘must respect’ Arab states’ sovereignty

:: The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash said on Saturday via Twitter that Turkey must respect the sovereignty of Arab states. The minister said that “there is no More »

Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Riyadh after paying visit to Egypt and UK

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin arrived to Riyadh on Saturday after visits to Egypt and the United Kingdom, Saudi state-news site SPA reported. The crown prince started his first official More »


Tag Archives: Gaza

Israeli jets strike Gaza after border blast wounds four soldiers

:: Israeli jets struck the Gaza Strip on Saturday after four soldiers were wounded when an improvised explosive device blew up along the border with the Palestinian enclave. The explosion which left two of the soldiers severely injured was one

Israeli planes hit Hamas compound in Gaza ‘after rocket fire’

:: Israeli aircraft hit a Hamas compound in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, after Palestinians there fired a rocket into Israel, the Israeli army said. “In response to the projectile fired at southern Israel…fighter jets struck a Hamas compound

Israel strikes Hamas in Gaza after rocket fired

:: Israeli forces struck a Hamas position in Gaza early Friday after a rocket was fired from the Palestinian enclave. “An aircraft targeted a Hamas observation post in the Gaza Strip,” an army statement said. The raid hit near Beit

Israel sends Palestinian girl from West Bank to Gaza

:: A Palestinian teenager from the West Bank arrested by Israel was sent to the Gaza Strip despite never having been there in her life, an NGO said Wednesday. Israeli rights group HaMoked said the 14-year-old girl, named only as

Israel targets Hamas sites after Gaza rocket attacks

:: Israeli aircraft attacked Hamas bases in Gaza early Tuesday in response to a rocket from the Palestinian enclave targeting southern Israel hours before, concurring sources said. The aircraft targeted a “military compound belonging to the terrorist organization Hamas,” a

Leaders welcome meeting of Palestine Central Council

:: Senior Palestinian leaders have welcomed a call for the reconvening of the Palestine Central Council (PCC). Tayseer Khaled, a member of the PLO’s executive committee and a senior leader of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, told

Two Palestinians killed in anti-US protests: health official

:: Palestinians launched more anti-US protests on Friday, and at least two demonstrators were killed in the Gaza Strip, a health official said, after the UN General Assembly rejected Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Smoke billowed from burning

Hamas chief in Gaza says Palestinian unity deal is collapsing

:: Palestinian Islamist group Hamas’s leader in Gaza said on Thursday a reconciliation deal with President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction was collapsing, just 10 weeks after the agreement was reached. The rivals signed a deal brokered by Cairo on Oct.

Turkey to open ‘embassy to Palestine in Jerusalem’: Erdogan

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

:: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed hope on Sunday that Turkey would soon be able to open an embassy to a Palestinian state in East Jerusalem, as he stepped up his attacks on Donald Trump’s recognition of the city as

Israeli jets ‘target Hamas training compound’ in northern Gaza

:: Israeli aircraft targeted a Hamas facility in the northern Gaza Strip early Monday, hours after two rockets fired from the Palestinian enclave struck southern Israel, the army said. “In response to the rockets launched towards southern Israel, IAF (Israel

Egypt opens Gaza border for four days

:: Egypt opened its largely sealed border with Gaza on Saturday for only the second time since the Palestinian Authority took control of the crossing from Hamas. The Hamas-run interior ministry, which was organizing departures from the southern Gaza Strip

Four killed in Israeli gunfire in Gaza clashes as Jerusalem fallout continues

:: Four men were shot dead by Israeli gunfire in clashes in East Gaza and East Jerusalem on Friday, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, as thousands of Palestinians take to the streets in protests. Palestinian protesters clash with

Israeli minister Lieberman calls Arab MPs ‘war criminals’

:: Israel’s defense minister on Monday called Arab MPs “war criminals”, a day after he urged a boycott of Israeli Arabs living near the scene of clashes over the US president’s Jerusalem declaration. Avigdor Lieberman was speaking in a televised

Two Palestinians killed in Gaza, Israel denies claim of attack

:: Two Palestinians were killed in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday with authorities in the Hamas-run territory blaming an Israeli strike, but Israel’s military immediately denied the claim, AFP reported. Palestinian health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told AFP the two

Hamas threatens ‘intifada’ over US moves on Jerusalem

:: The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas which controls Gaza called Saturday for a new “intifada” if Washington recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel or moves its embassy to the disputed city. Reports in Washington have suggested US President Donald

Five Palestinians killed in Israeli operation to blow up Gaza tunnel

:: Five Palestinians were killed and several others injured Monday when Israel blew up a tunnel stretching from the Gaza Strip into its territory, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave said. Ahmed Abu Armanah, Omar al-Faleet and Misbah Shubir

Saudi foreign ministry denies secret Saudi visit to Israel

:: An official source at the Saudi Foreign Ministry commented on news circulated by certain hostile media that a Saudi official had secretly visited Israel and confirmed that the news was completely untrue, null and void. The ministry source added

Hamas calls US comments on unity deal ‘blatant interference’

:: Islamist movement Hamas accused the United States of “blatant interference” in Palestinian affairs Thursday after US President Donald Trump’s envoy demanded they disarm and recognise Israel in any unity government. “This is blatant interference in Palestinian affairs because it

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