Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal will announce the winners of the 2019 moderation award at a press conference at King Abdul Aziz University on Wednesday. The award, in its third year, More »

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

:: The Cabinet on Tuesday strongly condemned the attacks on two Saudi Aramco facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais and reaffirmed the Kingdom’s ability to effectively deal with such attacks and their impact. More »

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

:: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday that the Aramco attacks are a dangerous escalation. Justifying the terrorist attacks on the two oil facilities as a More »

 

Tag Archives: Hamas

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

Israel air raid hits Gaza in response to rocket fire

Israel carried out an air strike against two Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip after a rocket was fired onto its territory on Monday night, the military said. “In response to this evening’s rocket fire, the IAF (Israeli Air Force)

Israeli air raid hits Gaza after rocket attack

Israel has carried out an air strike on the Gaza Strip early on Monday in response to a Palestinian rocket attack from the territory, an army statement said. “Israel Air Force aircraft targeted a Hamas terror site in the northern

Palestinian rocket fired from Gaza hits Israel

A rocket fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip hit southern Israel on Sunday night but fell on open ground, the Israeli army said in a statement. “No injuries have been reported,” it added. On September 30, Israeli warplanes hit

Hamas wary over ‘emotional’ Abbas U.N. speech

Hamas was reserved Wednesday over Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’s declaration to the UN General Assembly that his side could not remain the only one committed to peace agreements with Israel. “The speech was emotional, and will be judged by how

Gaza rebuilding ‘visibly accelerated’: U.N.

The United Nations’ Mideast envoy has given a rare upbeat assessment in the Gaza Strip, saying that postwar reconstruction is speeding up. Thousands of homes were destroyed or damaged in the 50 days of fighting between Israel and the Hamas

U.N. envoy says Gaza reconstruction speeding up

Nikolay Mladenov

The United Nations’ Mideast envoy has given a rare upbeat assessment in the Gaza Strip, saying that postwar reconstruction is speeding up. Thousands of homes were destroyed or damaged in the 50 days of fighting between Israel and the Hamas

U.S. puts three Hamas leaders on terror blacklist

The United States on Tuesday put three senior members of the Palestinian movement Hamas, including two freed by Israel in exchange for captive soldier Gilad Shalit, on its terror blacklist. The State Department said Hamas operatives Yehia Sinwar and Rawhi

Saudi position on Hamas ‘unchanged’

Saudi Arabia’s position on Hamas hasn’t changed and there was no official meeting with Hamas members who came and performed Umrah just like other Muslims. Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said a Hamas group comprising Khaled Meshaal and his colleagues paid

U.N. rights body backs Gaza war accountability

The U.N.’s top human rights body backed calls Friday for accountability in last year’s conflict in Gaza, in which hundreds of Palestinian civilians and six Israeli civilians were killed. The decision by the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council has no

ISIS threatens to topple Hamas ‘tyrants’ in Gaza

Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threatened on Tuesday to turn the Gaza Strip into another of their Middle East fiefdoms, accusing Hamas, the organization that rules the Palestinian territory, of being insufficiently stringent about religious

Palestinian hunger strike detainee ‘to be freed’

Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan ended a 56-day hunger strike on Sunday after Israel agreed to release him, his lawyer and the Palestinian Prisoners Club announced. Adnan, 37, has been in prison for a year under administrative detention, which allows imprisonment

Israel cancels Jerusalem entry permits for 500 Gazans after rocket

Israel said Wednesday it was revoking permits for 500 Palestinians from the Gaza Strip to enter Jerusalem ahead of Friday prayers because of rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave. A spokeswoman for COGAT, the defense ministry unit which coordinates with

Fatah: Palestinian govt to resign within 24 hours

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas announced Tuesday that the Ramallah-based government would resign within the next 24 hours, several senior Fatah officials told AFP. “Within 24 hours the Palestinian government will resign,” Abbas told members of the Revolutionary Council of his

Israel-Gaza crossings to reopen after brief closure

Israel is to reopen border crossings to and from the Gaza Strip on Monday, the military said, after closing them in the wake of a Palestinian rocket attack. “I can confirm that they are opening,” an army spokeswoman told AFP.

Gazans protest UNRWA’s lagging role in humanitarian crisis

Palestinian refugees in camps across the Gaza strip on Sunday urged fellow Gazans to partake in sit-in protests infront of the UNRWA headquarters to protest the U.N. refugee agency’s reduced services in the strip. The popular committees in Palestinian refugee

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