Saudi Arabia says ‘nothing to mediate’ in Canada dispute

:: Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday there is no room for mediation in the kingdom’s escalating diplomatic dispute with Canada, and that Ottawa knew what it needed to do to “fix its More »

Saudi-Canada diplomatic row will not affect oil supplies, says energy minister

:: Saudi Arabia’s petroleum supplies to countries around the world will not be affected by the ongoing diplomatic dispute between Canada and the Kingdom, Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Thursday. Al-Falih More »

Saudi Cabinet reaffirms rejection of Canadian interference in Kingdom’s internal affairs

:: The Saudi Cabinet has reaffirmed its “absolute rejection” of the Canadian government’s stance in the diplomatic row between the two countries. Saudi Arabia ordered the Canadian ambassador to leave the Kingdom More »

Makkah governor briefed on Saudi Post’s services for pilgrims during Hajj

:: The president of the Saudi Post Corporation (SPC), Mohammed Al-Abduljabbar, called on Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal at his office in Jeddah on Monday. The Makkah governor reviewed the corporation’s preparations More »

Organization of Islamic Cooperation holds meeting on Houthi attack on Saudi oil tankers

:: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold a meeting at the level of permanent representatives of member states next Wednesday to discuss the Houthi militia attacks on two Saudi oil More »

 

Tag Archives: IDLIB

ISIS fighters move to Syria’s Idlib, clash with factions

:: ISIS fighters battled Syrian insurgents in the northwestern province of Idlib on Friday, a monitoring group and a rebel commander said, accusing pro-government forces of opening a corridor for the militants to reach the region. The Syrian Observatory for

UN war crimes experts investigating reports of chlorine use in Syria

:: UN war crimes experts said on Tuesday they were investigating multiple reports that bombs allegedly containing banned chlorine have been used against civilians in the Syrian towns of Saraqeb in Idlib and Douma in eastern Ghouta. Sieges in the

One Turkish soldier killed, five wounded in attack in northwest Syria

:: One Turkish soldier was killed and five were wounded on Monday in a rocket and mortar attack by militants as the Turkish forces were setting up a military post in northwest Syria, Turkey’s armed forces said on Tuesday. The

US ‘gravely alarmed’ by reports of chlorine gas use by Syrian government

:: The United States is “gravely alarmed” by reports the Syrian government has used chlorine gas in Idlib Province, the US State Department said in a statement on Monday. It also said the Russian government, by shielding the Syrian government

Syrian army deploys new air defenses in Aleppo and Idlib

:: The Syrian army has deployed new air defenses and anti-aircraft missiles to frontlines in the Aleppo and Idlib areas, a commander in the military alliance fighting in support of President Bashar al-Assad said on Monday. “The Syrian army calls

Assad forces enter Idlib, one of four de-escalation zones

:: Syrian army forces have entered parts of the Idlib province in north-west Syria, one of four “de-escalation” zones which foreign powers including turkey, Iran and Russia agreed to establish after years of civil war. This follows weeks of attacks

Turkish forces set up positions in Syria’s Idlib

:: Turkey’s military has begun setting up observation posts in northwest Syria’s Idlib province, its General Staff said on Friday, part of a deployment that appears partly aimed at containing a Kurdish militia. Turkey sent a convoy of about 30

Four children among 28 civilians dead in air strikes on Syria safe zone

:: At least 28 civilians were killed in air strikes on northwestern Syria where a planned safe zone has been overshadowed by a bombing campaign against militants, a monitor said Saturday. Four children were among the dead in the overnight

Extremists assault prompts air strikes in Syria safe zone

:: A militant offensive in a region of northwestern Syria where a safe zone deal had brought months of relative calm prompted heavy government and Russian air strikes on Tuesday, a monitor said. Idlib province and some adjacent areas form

Turkey, Iran, Russia to deploy observers around Idlib

:: Russia, Iran and Turkey will post observers on the edge of a de-escalation zone in northern Syria’s Idlib region largely controlled by radical militants, the three nations said on Friday. The move is part of a broader plan under

Russia, Turkey, Iran agree borders for “de-escalation zone” in Syria’s Idlib

:: Russia, Iran and Turkey have agreed the borders of a “de-escalation zone” in Syria’s northern Idlib province, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Friday. It said representatives from the three countries, who met in Astana, were still discussing

De Mistura commends Saudi efforts to unify Syrian opposition

:: Staffan de Mistura Special Envoy for Syria, praised Saudi efforts to unify the Syrian opposition, on Wednesday. The UN envoy said, although the violence continues in Syria, efforts are also made to reduce it, pointing out to a significant

Seven White Helmets medics killed in Syria’s Idlib

:: Gunmen early Saturday stormed an office of a Syrian paramedic group that is active in opposition-controlled areas, killing seven of its members and stealing two vehicles and other equipment in a northwestern region, the group and opposition activists said,

US says ‘grave’ consequences if Syria’s al-Qaeda dominates Idlib

:: The United States warned a takeover of rebel-held northwestern Idlib province by Syrian militants linked to a former al-Qaeda affiliate would have grave consequences and make it difficult to dissuade Russia from renewing bombing that recently stopped. In an

Former Qaeda affiliate takes control of Syria’s Idlib after rebel pull-out

:: A former al-Qaeda affiliate took control of the northern Syrian city of Idlib on Sunday two days after agreeing to end fighting with a rebel group, a monitor said. “Ahrar al-Sham withdrew from the city of Idlib which is

Clashes intensify in Syria’s Idlib between rebel groups

:: Clashes in Syria’s Idlib province between a powerful militant group and a key rebel faction intensified overnight, spreading to a border crossing with Turkey, a monitor and AFP correspondent said Friday. The running battles between Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS),

Monitor: Opposition infighting in Syria’s Idlib kills 14

:: Infighting between two of the most powerful factions in Syria’s opposition-held Idlib province has killed at least 14 people in the past 24 hours, a monitor said Wednesday. The fighting involves the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), led by a

Extremist insurgents clash across Syria’s Idlib

:: Clashes between rival insurgent groups broke out in Syria’s Idlib region in some of the heaviest fighting between extremist factions which hold sway in the northwestern province, war monitors reported on Wednesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said

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