India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

:: A Parliament member who is a senior pro-India politician in Indian-controlled Kashmir was arrested Monday under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without More »

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

:: The latest attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities resulted in the halt of an estimated 5.7 million barrels of crude oil supplies, or about 50 percent of Saudi Aramco’s production, Saudi More »

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

:: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met in Riyadh with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and conveyed to him the regards of King Salman and the Crown More »

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

:: On Sunday, Saudi Arabia announced that Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud would take on the role as Minister of Energy, replacing Khalid al-Falih. The appointment was announced by the More »

Turkey’s Erdogan defies pressure not to have nuclear warheads

Turkey’s Erdogan defies pressure not to have nuclear warheads

:: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday lashed out at pressure on some countries – including his own – not to acquire missiles with nuclear warheads. “Some (countries) have missiles with More »

 

Tag Archives: Hamas

Hamas, Fatah agree to complete Gaza handover by December 1

:: Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation deal on Thursday after Hamas agreed to hand over administrative control of Gaza, including the key Rafah border crossing, a decade after seizing the enclave in a civil war. The

Fatah, Hamas to discuss security in Gaza under unity deal

:: Negotiators from rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas will discuss security in the Gaza Strip at unity talks in Cairo on Tuesday, including a proposal that would see Fatah security personnel deployed to Hamas-dominated territory. The plan for 3,000

Israel strikes Hamas post after Gaza rocket fire

:: The Israeli military said on Sunday it destroyed an outpost belonging to the Hamas in the Gaza Strip on Sunday after Gaza militants fired a rocket toward Israel. The rocket set off air raid sirens in southern Israel but

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

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