Turning point in Sudan as Bashir supports new president to lead ruling party

:: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday expressed his support for a leader of his ruling party for the presidency in the 2020 elections in a speech that was broadcast by local More »

Saudi Foreign Minister Jubeir says Hezbollah hijacked Lebanon

:: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Hezbollah is the root of the problem in Lebanon as it has hijacked the Lebanese system. During a joint press conference with his French counterpart More »

Tillerson says US considers individual sanctions for Myanmar

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that his country was deeply concerned by “credible reports” of atrocities committed by Myanmar’s security forces and called for an independent investigation into More »

Saudi Arabia part of solution to tackle climate change: Al-Falih

:: Saudi Oil Minister Khalid Al-Falih has said oil-exporting countries such as Saudi Arabia are an integral part of the solution to tackle the challenges of climate change and its adverse economic More »

Saudi Arabia concerned over female terrorism at universities, schools

:: The Cabinet on Tuesday highlighted the threat of female terrorism at universities and schools and stressed the need to prevent women from becoming involved in terrorist and extremist acts. King Salman More »

 

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‘New roadblocks’ emerge in Iraq after ISIS defeat

:: The war against ISIS in Iraq may soon be over but providing humanitarian aid to Iraqis is becoming more difficult as new political and cultural divides open up, the director of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said. Jan Egeland

ISIS recaptures Al-Bukamal using ambushes and traps, Russia denies

:: Two days ago, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announced that ISIS recaptured Al-Bukamal city in the eastern governorate of Deir al-Zour in Syria – its last stronghold in the country and the most strategic one – from the

Israel signals free hand in Syria as US and Russia expand truce

:: Israel signaled on Sunday that it would keep up military strikes across its frontier with Syria to prevent any encroachment by Iranian-allied forces, even as the United States and Russia try to build up a ceasefire in the area.

ISIS regains full control of Syria border town Albu Kamal: monitor

:: The ISIS group fully recaptured the Syrian border town of Albu Kamal on Saturday, a monitor said, after a tough fightback for its last urban bastion against pro-regime forces. “ISIS fully recaptured Albu Kamal, and regime forces and allied

Egyptian forces destroy arms smugglers’ vehicles on Libya border

:: Egyptian military jets destroyed 10 vehicles carrying weapons, ammunition and smuggled goods near the country’s western desert border with Libya, the army said on Saturday. Egypt’s porous border with Libya has long been a headache for security forces as

Iraqi forces launch offensive to recapture last ISIS-held district

:: Iraqi forces launched an offensive on Saturday to capture Rawa, the last remaining town under ISIS control. Two infantry divisions and Sunni tribal forces are participating in the offensive to recapture Rawa, a small town on the bank of

Syrian army, allies, take last IS stronghold in Syria

:: Syria’s army and its allies captured ISIS‘s last stronghold in Syria on Wednesday, a commander in the alliance said, bringing the self-declared caliphate close to complete downfall. “The last stronghold of Daesh (ISIS), al Bukamal, is free of the

Yes, Daesh is beaten, but religious extremism is not

Osama Al-Sharif

By : Osama Al-Sharif :: Time is running out fast for Daesh, the terrorist group that first appeared in late 2013 and within months was able to claim vast swaths of Iraqi and Syrian territories on which it proclaimed its

Iraqis say life under Daesh was an open-air prison

:: They emerge timidly from houses to survey the debris-strewn streets of their town. As Iraqi forces hunt down diehard jihadists, Al-Qaim residents recall three years of hell in “open-air prison.” “At last we’ll be able to sleep easily without

Iraqi PM Abadi: We will continue to fight ISIS, even within Syrian territory

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that he has ordered armed forces to fight against ISIS, even from within Syrian territory. In a statement on Tuesday, Abadi also said that there are joint efforts with neighboring countries to Iraq

Why does Daesh always succeed in stimulating people’s evil side?

Mohammed Nosseir

By : Mohammed Nosseir :: Terrorism is no longer an organizational structure with clear-cut disciplines. It has become an affiliation of evil; people from all over the world come together to express their anger and hatred by committing terrorist acts.

First civilians return to Raqqa after mines cleared

:: Hundreds of civilians have returned to a battered district of Syria’s Raqa in what a US-backed force said was the first wave of returns since it cleared explosives left by militants. The ISIS group lost control of Raqqa –

The defeat of ISIS may not correspond to victory for women

Hazem Saghieh

By : Hazem Saghieh :: It is assumed that women are the worst victims of ISIS — its savage acts, its virulent ideology and its organized sexual slavery. Therefore, it is assumed that any defeat of the ISIS will invariably

Iraqi PM raises flag at border crossing taken from ISIS

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi raised on Sunday the Iraqi flag at a border crossing with Syria days after Iraqi forces retook it from the ISIS group, state TV announced. Al-Iraqiya TV said al-Abadi visited the newly-liberated town of

Two suicide attacks kill at least five in Iraq’s Kirkuk

:: Two suicide bombers struck in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Sunday, killing at least five people and wounding more than 20 others, police and medical sources said. The interior ministry said the attacks targeted a mosque on

Syria: Truck bomb kills dozens fleeing fighting against ISIS

:: A spokesman for US-backed local forces in Syria says more than a hundred people have been killed in a truck bomb blast in eastern Syria. Mustafa Bali of the Syrian Democratic Forces says the victims were refugees from the

US strikes ISIS in Somalia for first time

:: The US conducted a pair of drone strikes against ISIS fighters in Somalia on Friday, the first time America has struck the militants in the Horn of Africa nation, officials said. The strikes occurred in northeastern Somalia and killed

Abadi: Iraqi forces retake last ISIS bastion

:: Iraqi forces Friday captured the biggest town under ISIS group control in Iraq, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said, driving another nail into the coffin of the militants’ self-styled caliphate. Abadi hailed the “liberation of al-Qaim in record time” in

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