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: Hamas

Hamas arrests suspected militant leader in Gaza

:: Hamas police detained a suspected militant leader in Gaza on Saturday, a security source said, the latest in a series of arrests of those accused of ISIS group ideology. “This morning, security forces arrested Nour Issa, 27, who is

Palestinian rivals declare three stages to end decade-long split

:: Palestinian Authority Spokesperson Yousef al-Mahmoud has said that the agreement to end division between rivals Hamas and Fatah will be accomplished in three stages; the formation of committees to begin work on solving the problems of the crossings, electricity,

Hamas dissolves Gaza government and agrees to national unity talks with Fatah

:: Hamas said on Sunday it would do away with a body seen as an alternative government in the Gaza Strip in a step towards reconciliation with rival Fatah following discussions with Egypt. Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist movement that runs

US takes aim at Iran over ties to Hamas

:: The United States on Thursday described remarks by a Palestinian Hamas leader boasting of strong military ties with Iran as a “stunning admission” that showed Tehran was violating a UN ban on arms exports. Hamas leader Yahya al-Sinwar, who

A suicide bombing and what it means for Hamas

Sharif Nashashibi

By : Sharif Nashashibi :: In the absence of a claim of responsibility for Thursday’s suicide bombing in Gaza, which killed a Hamas security man and injured several others, speculation has ensued over who was behind it, with fingers understandably

Hamas guard killed in suicide bombing at Gaza base

:: A suicide bomber killed a Hamas guard in southern Gaza early Thursday, officials said, in what sources described as a rare militant attack against the Palestinian group. “Early this morning security forces stopped two people approaching the southern border

Projectile from Gaza lands in Israel: Army

:: A projectile fired from the Islamist Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip landed late on Tuesday in southern Israel, the military said. The incident caused no casualties or damage, a military spokesperson added. Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since 2008.

Why Palestinian victory in Jerusalem is a pivotal moment

Ramzy Baroud

By : Ramzy Baroud :: Neither Fatah nor Hamas have been of much relevance to the mass protests around Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. Nor have US pressure, half-hearted European “concern about the situation” or cliched Arab declarations made one

European Union’s top court keeps Hamas on terrorism list

:: The European Union’s top court kept Palestinian Hamas on the EU terrorism blacklist on Wednesday and removed Sri Lankan separatist rebels, the Tamil Tigers. Judges at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) overruled the General Court’s view of 2014

Ex-Gaza security chief says Hamas deal will open border

Mohammed Dahlan

:: An exiled Palestinian politician, who quietly negotiated a power-sharing deal for Gaza with Hamas, discussed the details for the first time in an interview, saying he expects it to lead to a swift opening of the blockaded territory’s border

Target Israelis, says Hamas, after Jerusalem site attack

:: Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers are calling on Palestinians to attack Israeli forces in Jerusalem after a sacred site was closed following a deadly assault there. Hamas described the closure of the site – known to Muslims as the Noble

West Bank gets Israeli power boost as Gaza endures energy crisis

:: State-owned Israel Electric Corp and the Palestinian Authority signed an agreement on Monday to boost Israeli electrical supply to the occupied West Bank, even as Gaza endures daily blackouts in a Palestinian political dispute. Under the deal, a new

Israeli jets launch strikes on at least three locations in Gaza Strip

:: Israeli airstrikes hit a series of targets in Gaza Strip overnight Monday, officials said, hours after a rocket from the Palestinian enclave landed in Israel. Strikes were recorded in at least three locations in Gaza, Palestinian security sources and

West Bank votes in polls underlining Palestinian Fatah-Hamas split

:: Palestinians in the occupied West Bank voted Saturday in municipal elections that underscored deep rifts between president Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party and Islamist rival Hamas which runs the Gaza Strip. Their failure to reconcile is seen as a major

Hamas and an ‘eternity of conflict’

Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran

By : Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran :: In the mid-1990s, the Kuwaiti magazine “Mugtama” which is affiliated with the Brotherhood interviewed Ahmad Yassin, the historic leader of the Hamas movement. The headline predicted Israel’s demise before the millennium. Yassin spoke in

New charter: Should Hamas rewrite the past?

Ramzy Baroud

By : Ramzy Baroud :: Now that Hamas has officially changed its charter, one should not immediately assume that the decision is, in itself, an act of political maturity. Undoubtedly, Hamas’ first charter, which was released to the public in

Hamas captures leader Mazen Faqha’s killer

:: The head of the political bureau of Hamas Ismail Haniyeh announced on Thursday the arrest of the assassin responsible for the death of leader Mazen Faqha. Haniyeh said that the murderer who “carried out Israeli orders is in the

Increasing security fears threatening Hamas’ presence in Turkey

Huda al Husseini

By : Huda al Husseini :: Hamas now says that it supports a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders, without recognizing Israel’s existence. Hamas has depleted its funds and has impoverished the lives of Gaza’s population; it does not have

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