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

Israel to build underground barrier against Hamas

Defense officials say Israel has begun work on an underground barrier along the border with Gaza meant to block Hamas militants from tunneling into Israel. The officials say the concrete barrier is set to run dozens of meters (hundreds of

Turkish aid sent to Gaza after Israel deal approved

Turkish aid for the Gaza Strip has been sent from the country’s southern coast for the second time since relations were normalized between Israel and Ankara in June, a Turkish official said Saturday. A humanitarian aid ship bound for southern

Israel rejects immunity for indicted UN engineer in Gaza

The Israeli government on Thursday rejected a UN request for diplomatic immunity for a Palestinian engineer who worked for the UN in the Gaza Strip but is now in prison after being accused of assisting the territory’s Hamas rulers. Israel

US urges citizens to leave Gaza ‘as soon as possible’

The United States yesterday reiterated its recommendation that Americans in Gaza leave the territory controlled by Hamas, which Washington calls a terrorist group, “as soon as possible.” The warning came after the Israeli army said it bombed dozens of targets

Israeli reprisal after Hamas rocket attack

The Israeli military carried out a series of airstrikes in the Gaza Strip late Sunday, targeting Hamas positions in response to a Palestinian rocket attack that hit an Israeli border town earlier in the day. Palestinian Health Ministry official Ashraf

Netanyahu vows to press hunt for Gaza tunnels

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday Israel will not be deterred in its bid to destroy Hamas’ tunnels after the worst flare-up of violence with Gaza’s rulers in two years. “Israel will continue to act as necessary to detect and

Israel destroys home of Palestinian suspect in murder of Israelis

Israel on Tuesday destroyed the West Bank home of a Palestinian accused of aiding in the October 2015 murder of a Jewish settler couple in the Israeli-occupied territory. Palestinian Zeid Amr, aged 26 or 27, is accused of being part

Hamas deploys forces on Egypt-Gaza border

The militant Hamas group deployed forces on Thursday along the Egypt-Gaza border to counter Cairo’s concerns that it is aiding ISIS extremists in Egypt’s lawless Sinai Peninsula. Egypt accuses Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, of providing a safe haven

Hamas beefs up Egypt border force to ease tensions

Hamas began deploying additional forces on the Gaza border with Egypt on Thursday, the interior ministry said, in an apparent effort to ease Cairo’s concerns about security. “National security forces started today to increase the number of its troops and

Hamas armed wing won’t update Israel on captured soldiers

The armed wing of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas Friday said it would not provide information on Israeli soldiers held by the militant group unless Israel was willing to “pay a price”. The movement in January had raised the prospect

Hamas stages military exercises to test ‘Gaza’s readiness’

Hamas staged major military exercises Tuesday to test its readiness in the event of another Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip, which has been ravaged by three wars since 2008. The exercises involving 1,000 police and emergency services personnel were

Hamas not seeking war with Israel: Top official

Mahmoud Al-Zahar

A senior leader of the fighter group Hamas said the Palestinian movement was not seeking a new war with Israel and insisted a network of tunnels it is digging, some of which have reached into Israel in the past, was

Gaza’s Hamas rulers says Egypt briefly opens border crossing

The Islamist group Hamas that rules Gaza says Egypt has opened its border with the territory for the first time this year. Hamas said Saturday that the Rafah crossing is open for two days. A few hundred people are expected

Palestinian govt ‘willing to step down for unity’

The Palestinian government said on Tuesday it was ready to step down to enable a new national unity government, as rivals Fatah and Hamas engaged in a new reconciliation effort. Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah was “ready to resign to support

Gazan killed in tunnel collapse on Egypt border

A Palestinian died on Monday when a tunnel he was trying to restore collapsed near Gaza’s border with Egypt, Palestinian medical and security sources said. The death brings to 10 the number of Gazans killed in three separate tunnel collapses

HRW condemns Hamas execution of own fighter

Human Rights Watch has condemned Hamas’ execution of one of its own fighters after the Palestinian militant group’s military wing said the killing was carried out at the weekend. The Al-Qassam Brigades — the armed wing of Hamas which rules

Hamas executes own ‘senior official’

The armed wing of Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, said Sunday it had executed one of its members, with sources familiar with the case calling him a senior official accused of spying for Israel. “The Al-Qassam Brigades announce that

The story behind a leaked phone call!

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed On Sunday, the media reported about a leaked telephone call in which senior Hamas official Moussa Abu Marzouk purportedly accused Iran of lying. This was closer to a statement than a leaked phone call. Hamas said

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