Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal will announce the winners of the 2019 moderation award at a press conference at King Abdul Aziz University on Wednesday. The award, in its third year, More »

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

:: The Cabinet on Tuesday strongly condemned the attacks on two Saudi Aramco facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais and reaffirmed the Kingdom’s ability to effectively deal with such attacks and their impact. More »

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

:: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday that the Aramco attacks are a dangerous escalation. Justifying the terrorist attacks on the two oil facilities as a More »


Tag Archives: KURDS

Turkey to ramp up security measures after bombing

Turkey is to tighten security across the country, and especially the capital, following a car bombing that killed 28 people in Ankara this week, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Saturday. Davutoglu also said, in a briefing to reporters broadcast

Kurdish-backed forces edge closer to Turkish border

The Kurdish-backed Syria Democratic Forces have taken control of around 70 percent of Tal Rifaat, a town between Aleppo city and Azaz near the Turkish border, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights conflict monitor said on Monday. A major offensive

Turkey shells Kurdish-held areas of Syria’s Aleppo: Monitor

Turkey’s military has shelled Kurdish militia targets near the town of Azaz in northern Syria, a Turkish government source told Reuters on Saturday, without elaborating on the extent of the shelling or why it had been carried out. “The Turkish

Kurds protest in French city to demand Ocalan release

Thousands of Kurds demonstrated Saturday in the French city of Strasbourg calling for the release of jailed PKK founder Abdullah Ocalan, who has been behind bars since February 1999. “Down with the fascist regime!” shouted some protestors, many of them

Syrian Kurds capture military air base from rebels

Kurdish fighters aided by Russian bombing and their allies have captured a former military air base in northern Syria near the border with Turkey, a monitor and rebels said on Thursday. Abdul-Jabbar Abu Thabet, a local rebel commander in the

Syrian Kurds open Moscow representation

Syrian Kurdish separatists on Wednesday opened a representation in Moscow amid a push by the Kremlin to have them included in Syria peace talks despite Turkey’s objections. “This is a historical moment for the Kurdish people,” Merab Shamoyev, chairman of

Tens killed in clashes in Turkey’s Kurdish southeast

At least nine civilians and 16 rebel fighters have been killed as security forces battle militants of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast, the army and the region’s main political party said on Monday. Violence has

Syria rebels lose new ground to Kurds, regime

Syrian rebels have withdrawn from three villages threatened by Russian strikes in the northern province of Aleppo that borders Turkey, allowing Kurdish fighters to overrun them, a monitor said Monday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the rebels abandoned

Iraqi Kurds protest against Turkey, 3 police wounded

Protests against Turkey in Iraq’s northern Kurdish region have turned violent, with three police officers wounded. Hundreds of protesters gathered Sunday outside the United Nations compound in the northern city of Irbil calling for an end to Turkish airstrikes against

Militant group sidelined as Turkey unveils plan to end Kurdish unrest

Turkey all but ruled out direct talks with Kurdish militants to end one of the worst periods of bloodshed in a three-decade insurgency on Friday, saying the government would instead bring what it called civil society groups to the table.

Syrian Kurdish-Arab alliance halts Geneva participation

A coalition of Syrian Kurds and Arabs will not participate in fresh peace talks in Geneva after six of its delegates, mostly Kurds, were excluded from negotiations, a member said Monday. “We decided on Sunday night to suspend our participation

U.S. envoy visited Kurdish-held Syrian north

A senior U.S. official visited Kurdish-held areas of northern Syria at the weekend to assess progress in the campaign against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a U.S. official said, and a Syrian Kurdish official said he landed at

Demirtas: Turkey’s Kurdish conflict impacting Syria, migrant crises

The leader of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition said conflict in the country’s largely Kurdish southeast had grown into an international problem, feeding into war in neighboring Syria, and urged allies to do more to push for a ceasefire. Unrest in the

Three soldiers killed in Turkish city as curfew expanded

Three Turkish soldiers were killed Wednesday in clashes with Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) militants in Diyarbakir in southeast Turkey, the military said, as a controversial curfew order was expanded to new areas in the Kurdish-dominated city. Kurdish militants on Wednesday

Spain arrests nine accused of association with the PKK

Spanish police arrested nine people on Wednesday accused of belonging to and collaborating with a criminal and terrorist organization due to connections with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The PKK, which is fighting

Kurds accuse Syria pro-regime militia of bombings

Syria’s Kurds on Monday accused a pro-regime militia of being behind two deadly bomb blasts that killed nearly 20 people in the city of Qamishli in recent weeks. The statement comes a month after clashes erupted between Syrian Kurdish forces

U.S. forces setting up airbase in northeast Syria: sources

U.S. special forces and experts are setting up an airbase in northeast Syria as part of the battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, Syrian military and security sources said Saturday. They told AFP work was

Germany urges Kurdistan to keep better tabs on arms

Germany on Friday called on the government of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region to ensure that arms provided by Berlin were only used by Kurdish peshmerga fighting ISIS. German public broadcasters WDR and NDR reported earlier that weapons from the German

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