GCC members call for Arab unity against terror, Iran meddling at Riyadh summit

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman said on Sunday the Kingdom is keen to maintain the entity of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and strengthen its current and future role. “In order to More »

King Salman to launch Tarif district restoration program

:: King Salman will patronize the inaugural ceremony for the restoration of the Tarif historical district on Sunday. It is part of a program aimed at the development of the ancient Ad More »

Saudi elected as Arab Parliament speaker

:: Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council member Dr. Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami was elected as the speaker of the Arab Parliament at a special session on Saturday. His election is a seen as More »

Saudi Cabinet welcomes creation of supreme council with Algeria

:: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday reviewed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s tour of Arab countries and the Kingdom’s participation at the G20 Summit in Argentina. The Cabinet welcomed the Kingdom’s decision More »

Rouhani threatens to block all Gulf oil exports if Iran can’t export oil

:: Iran has threatened to block the waterway in which oil exports are shipped on Tuesday, with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterating that the United States will not be able to stop More »

 

Tag Archives: ISIS

Headquarters of Libya national oil firm under attack, chairman evacuated

:: Blasts were heard at the headquarters of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) in the Libyan capital on Monday and a security operation was under way at the building, a Reuters witness said. Smoke could be seen rising from close

Egypt security forces kill 11 suspected extremists in Sinai

:: Egyptian security forces have killed 11 suspected extremists in the Sinai Peninsula as they press a campaign against militants in the area, a security source said Monday. The military launched a sweeping operation in February focused on the Sinai

Saudi Arabia contributes $100 mln to Global Coalition fighting ISIS

:: Saudi Arabia has contributed $100 million to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, more specifically supporting stabilization projects in areas liberated from the terrorist group in northeast Syria. This is the largest contribution to the coalition to date for

Report: Son of ISIS leader Baghdadi killed in Syria’s Homs

:: A son of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in the city of Homs in Syria, the group’s news channel reported on Tuesday. “Hudayfah al-Badri … the son of the Caliph … was killed in an operation

Iraq PM Abadi warns armed groups against stockpiling weapons

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned on Saturday he would not allow militias to stockpile arms, two weeks after a weapons depot belonging to an armed group exploded in Baghdad. At least 16 people were killed and around 30

Iraq conducts air strike in Syria, killing top ISIS militants

:: Iraq has conducted an air strike on three houses in the Syrian town of Hajin where ISIS leaders were meeting, killing 45 members of the militant group, its military said on Saturday. “Iraqi F-16 jets carried out a successful

Egypt refers 555 ISIS Sinai suspects to trial

:: Egypt’s public prosecutor has referred to military trial 555 people accused of belonging to a branch of the ISIS group in the Sinai Peninsula, a judicial official said Tuesday. The 555 were alleged to have formed 43 cells as

US Navy jets begin sorties against ISIS in Syria from Mediterranean

:: A US naval strike force led by aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman began sorties on May 3 against Islamic State in Syria, continuing missions by a US-led coalition against the militants. The force joined the US Sixth Fleet

30 regime forces killed fighting ISIS in Damascus

:: More than 30 Syrian government troops have been killed in a southern district of the capital in a fierce counter-offensive by Islamic State group fighters, a monitor said Monday. Regime forces are seeking to end ISIS’s years-long foothold in

Syrian rebels start pull-out from south Damascus

:: Syrian rebels began pulling out of an enclave they have surrendered in south Damascus on Thursday, but a few fighters in another besieged area near Homs shelled government areas after their groups agreed to quit. The enclaves in south

Drive-by shooting kills eight north of Baghdad

:: Iraqi officials say gunmen in two speeding cars opened fire on civilians near a town north of Baghdad, killing at least eight people and wounding 13. Eyewitnesses told the police they saw the gunmen displaying the black ISIS flag.

US-backed Syrian forces resume battle against ISIS

:: US-backed Syrian militias on Tuesday relaunched their offensive to seize the last territory ISIS controls in the east near the border with Iraq. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias, had paused the battle

US-led coalition signals end of major operations against ISIS in Iraq

:: The US-led coalition signaled on Monday the end of major combat operations against ISIS in Iraq by announcing the “deactivation” of its land forces command headquarters. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over the ISIS in December, five

Syrian army tightens noose around Palestinian camp held by ISIS

:: Syrian troops tightened the noose on Sunday around a Palestinian refugee camp held by ISIS militants in southern Damascus where hundreds of civilians face an uncertain future, state media, witnesses and residents said. Nearly two weeks into a campaign

US would ‘probably regret’ lack of holding force in Syria, says Mattis

:: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday the United States would “probably regret” not keeping a holding force in Syria to ensure that ISIS militants did not re-emerge, the latest sign that a total US withdrawal was unlikely.

Syria regime bombardment kills 17 civilians in south Damascus

:: Syrian regime air strikes and shelling killed 17 civilians including seven children on Friday in the Palestinian camp of Yarmuk in southern Damascus, a Britain-based monitor said. Regime forces have pounded southern districts of the capital since April 19

Egypt says three soldiers, 30 extremists killed in restive Sinai

:: Three soldiers and 30 extremists have been killed in the past week in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula where the military is battling ISIS, the army said Wednesday. Around 200 extremists and at least 33 government troops have now been killed

Five civilians killed in Syria regime shelling on ISIS-held district

:: Five civilians have been killed in 24 hours in regime shelling on a southern district of Syria’s capital held by ISIS, a monitor said Sunday. Syrian troops are waging an intense bombing campaign against Yarmuk, a Palestinian refugee camp

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