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

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,”

Israeli warplanes hit southern Gaza after sniper fire

Israeli fighter jets carried out an air strike in southern Gaza on Wednesday and killed a Hamas militant after a sniper attack on a patrol seriously wounded a soldier, the army and medics said. The Israeli military said on a

EU should keep sanctions against Hamas: U.S.

The United States on Wednesday urged the European Union to keep up its sanctions against Hamas, saying there was “no change” in US policy. “We will continue to work closely with the European Union on Hamas-related issues. We believe that

EU court orders Hamas removal from terror list

The European Union’s second highest court annulled on Wednesday the bloc’s decision to keep Hamas on a list of terrorist organizations, but temporarily maintained the measures for a period of three months or until an appeal was closed. The 2001

Hamas flexes muscles with Gaza drone flight

The Islamic militant group Hamas staged a show of strength to mark its 27th anniversary Sunday, with a military parade through Gaza including a flyover by a drone. Founded in 1987 shortly after the start of the first Palestinian intifada,

Abbas backs Egypt crackdown on Gaza tunnels

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas said he supported Egypt’s crackdown on tunnels linking the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip to the Sinai Peninsula and any other action the country took to protect itself from militants, according to a media report Thursday. “We have

Syrian FM in Tehran: Iran supports Russian effort for Syria

Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid Moallem said on Monday during a visit to Tehran that Iran is backing the latest Russian effort to end his country’s more than three-year conflict. A delegation of Syrian dissidents tolerated by President Bashar al-Assad’s regime

Hamas chief says Gaza conflict a ‘milestone’

Hamas will not cease resisting Israel until all its demands are met, the group’s overall leader Khaled Meshaal said on Thursday, adding the latest Gaza conflict was only “a milestone to reaching our objective.” Speaking at a news conference in

Israel, Hamas agree on 12-hour ceasefire Saturday

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that Israel agrees to a 12-hour Gaza ceasefire starting at 7am Israeli time (4:00am GMT) on Saturday, an Israeli official said Friday evening. The official, who spoke

World suspension of Israel flights a ‘great victory’: Hamas

Hamas said Wednesday that the suspension of international flights to and from Israel over security concerns about Gaza rocket fire was a “great victory.” “The success of Hamas in closing Israeli airspace is a great victory for the resistance, and

Hamas ties truce to lifting of Gaza blockade

The leader of Hamas repeated on Wednesday his rejection to a ceasefire with Israel before the lifting of the eight-year-old blockade of Gaza Strip, where an Israeli military offensive has so far killed more than 640 Palestinians, mostly civilians. Khalid

Abbas backs Hamas’ terms for Gaza ceasefire

U.S.-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday endorsed Hamas’ demands for a ceasefire in Gaza, where officials said 624 Palestinians have been killed in 15 days of fighting, Reuters news agency reported. In a move that could effectively turn Abbas

Hamas armed wing claims capture of Israeli soldier

A spokesman for Hamas’ armed wing said on Sunday the group had captured an Israeli soldier during fighting in the Gaza Strip, Reuters reported, prompting celebrations in the streets of Gaza City. Speaking on a Hamas-aligned television station, the masked

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