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

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

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

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