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 jails Gazan for 15 years for spying for Israel

A military court in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Monday jailed a Palestinian convicted of “spying” for Israel to 15 years, judicial sources said. In March two other men were given the same sentence for the same offence. Under Palestinian

Hamas launches crackdown on Salafist groups in Gaza Strip

The ruling Hamas militant group launched a crackdown Tuesday on radical Salafi groups following a series of unclaimed bombings in the Gaza Strip, arresting dozens of people and setting up military-type checkpoints. Hamas, an Islamic militant group that has ruled

ICC says Palestinians too could face war crimes probes

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor has said she is weighing opening war crimes investigations into Palestinians as well as Israelis after Palestine joined the tribunal’s jurisdiction last month. Fatou Bensouda rejected Israeli fears of bias by the court, promising

Israeli tanks strike Gaza after rocket fired

Israeli tanks hit a position of the Islamist movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip after a rocket was launched on southern Israel from the Palestinian enclave, Israel’s army said Friday. A military statement said its overnight strike had targeted “terrorist

U.N.: Palestinian death toll highest since 1967

The long-running conflict with Israel claimed the lives of more Palestinian civilians in 2014 than any year since 1967, the United Nations said Thursday, in a damning report on the humanitarian situation. Meanwhile, rights group Amnesty International criticized the “flagrant

Israel says arrests West Bank Hamas cell planning attacks

Israel’s Shin Bet internal security service said Sunday it has arrested six members of a Hamas cell with explosive materials they planned to use in attacks inside Israel. The security forces had seized dozens of kilograms of sulphur and 25

Gazan gets 15 years’ hard labor for ‘spying’ for Israel

A court in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip has handed a Palestinian convicted of “spying” for Israel 15 years’ hard labor, a judicial source said on Monday. The 53-year-old man was found guilty of “providing the occupier personal names and the

Palestinians arrest dozens of Hamas members in West Bank

Palestinian security forces in the West Bank arrested dozens of members of the Islamist movement Hamas on Monday, sources on both sides said. The Palestinian Authority (PA), which has its headquarters in Ramallah, has regularly detained Hamas members, including MPs,

Egypt court brands Hamas a ‘terrorist’ group

An Egyptian court on Saturday branded the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas a “terrorist” organization, a judicial source said, after it was alleged to have links with jihadists behind deadly Sinai attacks. From Gaza City, Hamas reacted by condemning what it

U.N. rights chief faults Israel, Palestinians over Gaza war justice

Israel and the Palestinians have failed to adequately investigate the full range of apparent human rights violations committed during the Gaza war last summer, the U.N. human rights chief said in a report seen by Reuters on Wednesday. Zeid Ra’ad

Israel failed to minimize Gaza war deaths: report

Israeli conduct during last summer’s war in the Gaza Strip increased the number of civilian casualties, an independent report has said, by failing to differentiate between military targets and civilian populations. Despite claims to the contrary, the military did not

Ministry: Gaza bomb hits car of Hamas security official

Unidentified assailants blew up the car of a Hamas security official in Gaza during the night, the interior ministry said Tuesday, in a sign of increasing instability in the Palestinian territory. “A home-made bomb damaged a car belonging to a

Mursi launches tirade against Sisi ‘coup’ in Egypt trial

Ousted Egyptian president Mohammad Mursi gave evidence Sunday for the first time his espionage trial, launching into a tirade against his successor whom he accused of removing him in a “coup.” Mursi, Egypt’s first freely elected president, was toppled by

Hamas employees in pay protest at unity govt Gaza HQ

Hundreds of Hamas employees began a sit-in in front of the headquarters of the Palestinian unity government in Gaza on Tuesday, vowing to stay until their salaries were paid. “Our sit-in is peaceful and we do not want to destroy

Hamas totally opposed to Abbas new U.N. bid

Hamas said on Monday it was “totally opposed” to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s plans to re-submit to the U.N. Security Council a resolution on ending Israel’s occupation which failed last week, according to Agence France-Presse. “Hamas is totally opposed to

Hamas accuses Palestinian govt of failing Gaza

Ismail Haniya

The Palestinian consensus government has failed to meet its commitment to rebuild the war-torn Gaza Strip, former Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniya has said. Speaking late on Monday shortly after a ministerial delegation from the West Bank arrived in Gaza,

Eight ministers arrive in Gaza to launch reconstruction

Eight ministers part of the Palestinian unity government arrived in the Gaza Strip on Monday to launch the reconstruction of the enclave devastated by a 50-day war with Israel, Agence France-Presse reported. The ministers are part of a 50-member team

Hamas chief lauds Turkey as ‘source of power’ for Muslims

Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal on Saturday praised Turkey as a “source of power” for all Muslims in gratitude to Turkey’s leaders for supporting the Palestinian cause. “A democratic, stable and developed Turkey is a source of power for all Muslims,”

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