Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

:: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday thanked foreign leaders, officials, envoys and citizens for their condolences on the death of Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, brother of King Salman. Chaired by the More »

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »


Tag Archives: KURDS

Two soldiers killed, nearly 50 wounded in PKK attack in Turkey’s southeast

Two soldiers were killed and nearly 50 people wounded in a car bomb attack on a Turkish gendarmerie base in the southeastern town of Hani overnight, security sources said on Tuesday. A large vehicle laden with explosives rammed into the

Turkish warplanes hit Kurdish militant targets in Iraq

Turkish warplanes conducted air strikes on Kurdish militant targets in northern Iraq on Wednesday, destroying caves and shelters used by the rebels, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Thursday. Citing security sources, it said F-16 and F-4 jets destroyed the

Turkey strikes PKK rebels in northern Iraq

The Turkish military said on Tuesday it had carried out airstrikes on Monday in northern Iraq against targets belonging to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). The Turkish Armed Forces said it hit weapon stores, shelters and other PKK sites

Turkey’s Erdogan says no room for dialogue in Kurdish conflict

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday ruled out reviving peace talks with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and vowed to stamp out the conflict, at its deadliest in two decades, once and for all. Two members of the security

PKK bomb attack kills six in Turkish security forces: report

Five Turkish soldiers and one special forces police officer were killed Saturday in a bomb attack blamed on Kurdish militants in the southeast of the country, the Dogan news agency reported. The members of the security forces were carrying out

Six police killed in bomb attack in Turkey’s Diyarbakir

Six police officers were killed and at least 23 people wounded on Thursday in a bomb attack targeting a Turkish police vehicle in the Kurdish-majority southeastern city of Diyarbakir, a security source said. The attack took place a day before

Erdogan: Kurdish militants could also hit Europe

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday warned Europe that it, too, could fall victim to attacks by Kurdish militants following a terror attack in Ankara that killed 37 people. Speaking at ceremony to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the

Pentagon chief praises Kurdish fighters in Syria

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Thursday praised the fighting of Kurdish groups in Syria that have declared a federal region in areas of the country under their control. The Kurds “have proven to be excellent partners of ours on

Turkish justice ministry calls for lifting immunity of pro-Kurdish MPs

Turkey’s justice ministry has submitted a request for parliament to lift the immunity from prosecution of the leaders of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), state-run Anadolu Agency said on Friday. President Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly called for MPs from

Turkey shells ISIS positions in Syria: report

Turkish armed forces shelled ISIS positions in Syria in coordination with the US-led international anti-militant coalition, local media reported on Monday. Turkish artillery fired 50 to 60 shells from howitzers positioned in its southern Kilis region against ISIS targets in

PKK rocket attack kills Turkish police officer

A Turkish police officer was killed and two wounded when suspected Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants fired a rocket at their armored vehicle in the town of Nusaybin near the southeastern border with Syria, security sources said on Sunday. Turkey’s

Russia: Syrian town of Tel Abyad attacked

Russia’s Defence Ministry said on Sunday its coordination center in Syria had received information about an attack on the Syrian town of Tel Abyad from Turkish territory using large-caliber artillery, Interfax news agency reported. Interfax cited the head of the

ISIS attacks Kurdish-held town on Turkish border

ISIS militants launched an assault on a Kurdish-controlled town on Syria’s border with Turkey on Saturday, prompting air strikes by the U.S.-led coalition to try to drive them back. The hardline Sunni fighters attacked Tel Abyad, which is controlled by

Turkish military helicopters kill 9 in strikes on PKK targets

Turkish military helicopters killed nine Kurdish militants in strikes near the southeastern border with Syria on Wednesday, security sources said, in a conflict becoming increasingly intertwined with developments in Turkey’s war-torn neighbor. The Cobra attack helicopters launched the assault at

Erdogan says U.S.-Russian Syria plan could benefit Assad

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he feared a U.S.-Russian ceasefire plan would do little more than benefit Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and accused the West, Russia and Iran of only seeking to further their own interests. The United

Turkish PM: Syrian Kurdish militia taking orders from PKK

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Tuesday the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia was taking orders from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group waging an insurgency for Kurdish autonomy in Turkey’s southeast. Speaking in parliament, Davutoglu said blaming the

Turkish army says 14 PKK militants killed in southeast Turkey

Turkey’s military said on Monday it had killed 14 Kurdish militants during its offensive against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the southeast of the country. Four PKK militants were killed on Sunday in the Sur district of the

Turkey says strikes on Syrian Kurd fighters ‘legitimate defense’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has defended his country’s fight against Kurdish fighters in Syria as “legitimate defence”, after international powers urged Ankara to rein in its cross-border bombardments. Turkey has been shelling targets in northern Syria for the past

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