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 hints at prisoner exchange with Israel

Hamas on Sunday raised the prospect of exchanging an Israeli soldier declared dead in the territory’s 2014 war in return for Palestinian prisoners. Abu Obeida, spokesman for Hamas’s military arm, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, said that “the resistance has… cards

Eight Hamas men missing after Gaza tunnel collapse

Eight members from the Hamas group were missing Wednesday after the collapse of a tunnel in the Gaza Strip caused by rain and flooding, a security source said. The tunnel collapsed overnight in the area of Jabalia in the north

Israel air raid targets Gaza after rocket attack

The Israeli air force targeted a Hamas military training facility in central Gaza overnight on Sunday in response to a rocket attack, the army said. A rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip Sunday night and struck southern Israel with

Gaza court sentences four to death for ‘spying for Israel’

A military court in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Wednesday sentenced four Palestinians to death on charges of spying for Israel, a statement and court sources said. The court said in a brief statement that a 23-year-old man from the

Palestinian on hunger strike in Israel in critical condition

The condition of a Palestinian journalist on a 48-day hunger strike in an Israeli jail is deteriorating, the man’s wife and a Palestinian official said Monday. Mohammed al-Qeq is protesting his six-month sentence without trial or charge, under a measure

Israel arrests six Hamas ‘terror cell’ members

Israeli security forces have arrested six members of the Islamist Palestinian movement Hamas for allegedly planning to “kidnap and murder an Israeli” citizen, officials said on Thursday. The Shin Bet internal security agency, which announced the arrests, said the cell’s

Israel arrests six Hamas ‘terror cell’ members

Israeli security forces have arrested six members of the Islamist Palestinian movement Hamas for allegedly planning to “kidnap and murder an Israeli” citizen, officials said on Thursday. The Shin Bet internal security agency, which announced the arrests, said the cell’s

Israel approves economic plan for Arab minority

The Israeli government on Wednesday approved a plan worth several billion dollars to improve the economic situation of the Arab minority, officials said. Details on how the money will be spent were not immediately available. But a statement from Prime

Israel strikes Gaza in response to rocket fire

Israeli warplanes hit Hamas bases in the Gaza Strip overnight, following a Palestinian rocket attack on Israel, the Israeli army said on Monday. “Yesterday evening…a rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel,” a military statement said. “No

Israel arrests ‘Hamas operative’ after car ramming attack

Israeli forces have arrested an alleged member of the militant group Hamas on suspicion of running over four Israeli soldiers, leaving one in serious condition, the army said on Friday. “Overnight, in a joint operation… forces arrested the attacker who

Israeli air raid targets Hamas camp after shooting incidents

An Israeli air raid early on Monday struck a Hamas training camp in the northern Gaza Strip in response to shots fired at Israeli patrol vehicles along the border, with no injuries reported, officials said. Hamas security sources said two

Iran and Gulf states: Between blindness and hallucination

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed In a recent interview with The Atlantic magazine, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter blamed Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries for not confronting Iran regionally. “If you look at where the Iranians are able to wield

Israeli army launches air raid on Gaza Strip

Israel’s army launched an air raid on the Gaza Strip on on Monday evening after Hamas fired a rocket into southern Israel, said sources from both sides, adding that no one was hurt. “This morning, a rocket was fired from

Rocket ‘fired from Gaza’ hits southern Israel

A rocket fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip hit an open field in southern Israel on Monday morning, the Israeli army said in a statement. “No injuries have been reported,” it added. A military spokeswoman told Agence France-Presse (AFP)

Israel aircraft hit Gaza in response to rocket fire

Israeli aircraft hit two training camps in the Gaza Strip overnight in response to a rocket fired toward the south of the Jewish state, sources on both sides said Wednesday. There were no reports of casualties from either the rocket

Israel detains 24 Hamas suspects in West Bank raids

Israel security forces arrested 24 suspected members of Palestinian Islamist group Hamas in overnight raids in the northern West Bank, the army said on Tuesday. The raids targeted a suspected Hamas network in Qalqilya, a town just over the Green

Netanyahu stresses defence aid ahead of Obama meeting

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he planned to discuss defence aid with President Barack Obama as he left for his first meeting with the U.S. leader in over a year. Netanyahu is due to meet Obama on Monday

‘Operational intifada leadership’ urged by Hamas

Exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal called on all Palestinian groups to form a unified leadership of the current wave of violence against Israel, which he called an intifada, or uprising. Speaking by video-link from Qatar, the head of the Islamist

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