As Egypt’s Sisi, Israel’s Netanyahu meet for first time he calls for unity among Palestinians

:: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have met for the first time in public in what Egypt said was part of an effort to revive the More »

Are Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar’s map?

:: For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, they are, quite literally, being wiped off the map. After a series of attacks More »

Saudi Crown Prince, British Defense Minister sign military agreement

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and Defense Minist Mohammed bin Salman has met in Jeddah with British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon where a military and security deal was signed. During the meeting, More »

King Salman orders additional $15 million for Rohingyas

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud ordered an additional $15 million for the Rohingya Muslims on Tuesday during a cabinet meeting that condemned the terrorist massacres. The cabinet meeting discussed the brutal More »

Egypt’s Sisi on Qatar: It’s time to confront supporters of terrorism

:: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi who is in New York for the UN General Assembly session said the time has come to efficiently confront parties that support terrorism and get them to More »


Tag Archives: ISIS

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

Syrian army sends more troops across Euphrates, close to US-backed forces

:: Syrian troops crossed to the eastern side of the Euphrates river in Deir al-Zor on Monday, state media and a monitoring group reported, increasing their presence in an area where US-backed forces have also advanced. A commander in a

Iraq set to expel 500 wives of ISIS militants

:: Iraq moved 500 wives of ISIS group militants to a detention center in preparation to deport them after they were captured along with 800 children, a councillor said Monday. The women and children were detained in Iraq’s second city

Priest rescued as Philippine troops retake Marawi militant stronghold

:: Philippine troops rescued a catholic priest held hostage for almost four months by ISIS-linked militants after an offensive that captured a stronghold of the militants in southern Marawi City, defence officials said on Monday. Marawi’s vicar-general Father Teresito “Chito”

UN chief: Northern Iraq vote would detract from ISIS fight

:: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Sunday that a planned Sept. 25 independence referendum in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region “would detract from the need to defeat” ISIS and to reconstruct regained territories. “The Secretary-General respects the sovereignty, territorial

Egypt court sentences 7 to death over links to ISIS

:: An Egyptian court has sentenced seven people to death over links to the ISIS group in Libya. Saturday’s ruling refers the case to the Grand Mufti, the country’s top theological authority, to solicit his non-binding opinion on the sentences.

Iraqi forces announce ISIS expulsion from town west of Anbar

:: Iraqi forces have announced in a military statement that they had completed the expulsion of ISIS from the town of Akashat, a border area with Syria south of the Euphrates River, west of Anbar. The Iraqi Joint Operations Command

Bin Laden’s son Hamza issues new call to arms against Assad

:: Hamza bin Laden, son and would-be heir of late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has urged Muslims around the world to join arms in Syria against “crusaders” and Shiites. “The cause of Syria is the cause of the entire

US urges Iraq’s Kurdistan to call off independence referendum

:: The US put to one side its longstanding sympathy for its allies in Iraqi Kurdistan on Friday and sternly urged the region to call off its independence referendum. Earlier, Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers had voted to approve the September 25

Lebanon arrests 19 people suspected of belonging to ISIS

:: Lebanon’s army said on Friday it had arrested Islamist militants who were planning attacks in the country after foreign embassies warned their citizens to avoid public places. Army intelligence “carried out several raids arresting 19 people linked to a

Pentagon: US citizen fighting for ISIS surrenders in Syria

:: An American citizen fighting for ISIS in Syria surrendered to US-backed fighters earlier this week and has been handed over to US forces, the Pentagon said on Thursday. The American surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on or

74 killed 93 wounded by twin bombings in Iraq

:: Gunmen and suicide car bombers killed at least 74 people, including seven Iranians, near the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriya on Thursday, an official said, giving an updated toll. “There are now 74 deaths and 93 wounded,” Abdel Hussein

Two Egyptian soldiers, 6 militants killed in ‘foiled’ attack

:: Egypt’s military said two soldiers and six militants were killed in a “foiled” suicide bombing in Sinai on Wednesday, days after the ISIS staged a large scale attack in the peninsula. The bomber had taken advantage of a fog

Syria army tries to encircle ISIS in Deir al-Zor: Military source

:: After breaking an ISIS blockade, Syria’s army is seeking to encircle the remaining extremist-held parts of Deir al-Zor city, a military source said Wednesday. The city is the capital of oil-rich eastern Deir al-Zor province, regarded as a strategic

Minister: 12 terror attacks foiled in France this years

:: Twelve terror plots have been thwarted in France since the start of the year, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Tuesday, warning that the threat remains “strong”. Among the previously unpublicized cases was a planned attack, foiled in May, on

Russian, US-led strikes kill 28 civilians in Syria’s Deir al-Zor

:: Separate Russian and US-led coalition air strikes on Tuesday killed 28 civilians in Syria’s eastern Deir al-Zor province, where rival offensives against the ISIS group are under way, a monitor said. The province lies along Syria’s border with Iraq

Iraq holding 1,400 foreign wives, children of suspected ISIS fighters

ISIS Womens

:: Iraqi authorities are holding 1,400 foreign wives and children of suspected ISIS fighters after government forces expelled the militant group from one of its last remaining strongholds in Iraq, security and aid officials said. Most came from Turkey. Many

Saudi Arabia foils Daesh plot targeting defense ministry

:: Saudi security forces have foiled a terror plot by the Daesh group targeting the Kingdom‘s Ministry of Defense, the Presidency of State Security said on Tuesday. A source from State Security said a security operation resulted in the capture

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