US calls for new sanctions against North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has urged new sanctions against North Korea at a UN gathering. He told More »

Erdogan: We want a ‘new start’ with the US

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Friday that he and his US counterpart Donald Trump would open a More »

Trump administration considering assisting Arab coalition in war against Houthis

US officials have revealed that elaborate discussions are taking place within the administration of President Donald Trump that will More »

GCC achievements despite challenges highlighted

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif expressed the pride of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries with the GCC’s outstanding More »

Erdogan says Turkey retaliating against ‘serious’ mortar fire on Syria border

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday Turkey’s southern border region with Syria had come under serious mortar fire over More »


Tag Archives: Iraq

Qataris’ abduction and the defeat of Iraq’s sovereignty

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed :: Former Iraqi finance and foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari said the abduction of Qataris in Iraq defeated the country’s sovereignty. This was not

Return the money if you don’t need it: Qatari Minister to Abadi

The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi said on Tuesday that Baghdad is holding the ransom paid for the people who kidnapped Qatari hunters, adding that he did

Turkish army, Kurdish militia exchange fire across Syria border

Turkey’s military outposts on the border with Syria came under fire from Kurdish militia across the frontier, the army said on Wednesday, a day after Turkish warplanes

Iraqi forces retake ancient city of Hatra from ISIS

Iraqi pro-government forces announced Wednesday their recapture of the UNESCO-listed ancient city of Hatra from ISIS. “Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) forces liberated the ancient city of Hatra…

ISIS developing new weapons despite losses

ISIS militants have developed an improvised explosive device (IED) that can be launched from rifles or dropped from an aerial drone, an arms monitoring group said on

US concern over Turkish strikes targeting Kurds in Syria and Iraq

Washington condemned Turkish jet strikes against the Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq’s Sinjar on Tuesday. State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters on a conference call

Iraq forces in push to retake UNESCO-listed Hatra

Iraqi forces on Tuesday launched a fresh push southwest of Mosul to retake the Hatra area, which includes a UN-listed World Heritage site, a statement said. The

Iraq forces retake large Mosul neighborhood from ISIS

Iraqi forces retook full control of one the largest neighborhoods of west Mosul Tuesday from the ISIS group after a week of intense fighting, a top commander

Iraqi Peshmerga fighters killed ‘by mistake’ in Turkish air raid on PKK

Five Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were killed by mistake in a Turkish air raid on a nearby position of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) militants on Tuesday

Three Iraqi policemen killed in suicide attack south of Mosul

Three policemen were killed on Sunday in a suicide attack south of Mosul, the northern Iraqi city where Daesh is fighting off a US-backed offensive, security sources

Iraqi forces seize valuable documents belonging to ISIS

The Iraqi counterterror forces revealed on Friday that it found documents and photos of ISIS members, in addition to electronic devices used in their electronic war, at

Two Saudis kidnapped among Qatari hunting group in Iraq released

Two Saudi nationals who were kidnapped in Iraq 16 months ago were released arrived to Saudi Arabia on Friday. The Saudi foreign ministry announced that the two

Kidnappers free Qatari hunters held in Iraq after 16-month captivity

A Qatari hunting party kidnapped in southern Iraq in 2015 has been freed and was being handed over to a Qatari delegation in Baghdad on Friday, a

Iraqi forces working to neutralize ISIS booby traps inside old Mosul

Iraqi forces continue to battle ISIS and advance in old neighborhoods in Mosul while engineering teams are working to neutralize booby-trapped cars set up by ISIS. The

US Special Forces reach Anbar province in Iraq to support ISIS fight

US Special Forces units reached Ain al-Assad Airbase, the western Anbar province in Iraq, on Tuesday to help Iraqi forces recapture cities still held by ISIS. “A

Trapped Mosul civilians could face worst catastrophe of Iraq conflict, UN warns

The battle to dislodge ISIS from the Old City of Mosul, where hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians are trapped, could turn into the worst humanitarian catastrophe

ISIS seeking alliance with al Qaeda, Iraqi vice president says

ISIS is talking to al Qaeda about a possible alliance as Iraqi troops close in on ISIS fighters in Mosul, Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi said in

UN: Nearly half a million Iraqis have fled Mosul fighting

The United Nations says nearly half a million civilians have fled Mosul since US-backed Iraqi forces launched a wide-scale military operation last October to retake the city

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