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 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

Israeli army strikes Gaza Strip after rocket attack

The Israeli military says it carried out an airstrike in the Gaza Strip in response to the latest rocket attack toward southern Israel, according to the Associated Press. There were reported casualties in Sunday morning’s strike which comes on the

Salafist leader killed in clash with Gaza police

A local Salafist leader was shot dead in Gaza City on Tuesday during a confrontation with Hamas police and security officials who went to arrest him, the interior ministry said. The incident occurred in the northern Sheikh Radwan neighbourhood with

Fifty wounded in blast at Gaza training camp

At least 50 Palestinians were wounded in a blast that occurred Thursday inside a militant training camp in Gaza, Hamas officials, medics and witnesses said. “An explosion happened inside a post of the resistance in Beit Lahya,” said interior ministry

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