King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

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 »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »

Trump talks to Saudi Crown Prince on Iran, oil

Trump talks to Saudi Crown Prince on Iran, oil

:: US President Donald Trump spoke on Friday to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman about Middle East stability and the oil market, the White House said, after tensions with Iran prompted More »

Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Iranian president

Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Iranian president

:: Iran will not wage war against any nation, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday in a speech broadcast live on state TV. Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the More »

China calls on US to stop ‘extreme pressure’ on Iran

China calls on US to stop ‘extreme pressure’ on Iran

:: China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned on Tuesday that the world should not open a “Pandora’s Box” in the Middle East, as he denounced US pressure on Iran and called on More »

 

Tag Archives: MANBIJ

ISIS claims deadly suicide attack on Kurdish-US convoy in Syria

:: An ISIS-claimed suicide car bomb attack on a military convoy in northeastern Syria killed on Monday five members of a Kurdish-led force accompanying US troops in an anti-extremist coalition, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said

Erdogan to Trump: Turkey ready to take over Syria’s Manbij

:: Turkey is ready to take over security in Syria’s Manbij, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told US President Donald Trump in a telephone call on Sunday, the Turkish presidency said in a statement. Erdogan said an attack that left four

Turkey says US needs to withdraw from Syria’s Manbij region immediately

:: The United States needs to withdraw from northern Syria’s Manbij region immediately, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday. President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said Turkish forces would sweep Kurdish fighters from the Syrian border and could push

Manbij: Syria’s modern day ‘Danzig’

Eyad Abu Shakra

By : Eyad Abu Shakra Establishing safe zones and no-fly zones was among the very first critical demands made with respect to the Syria crisis, yet the then United States administration led by former President Barrack Obama– keen on rehabilitating

43 American tank transporters, vehicles arrive to Manbij outskirts

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that 43 American tank transporters and vehicles arrived to the outskirts of Syria’s Manbij to aid in a battle against ISIS. This military support will aid Syria’s Democratic Forces, which are backed by

Syria forces quietly take up buffer between Kurds, Turks

US-backed Syrian fighters have turned over several villages in the country’s north to government forces under a deal to avoid conflict with Turkey, a spokesman told AFP on Tuesday. The Manbij Military Council, part of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces,

Syrian militia: Manbij under protection of US-led alliance

The northern Syrian city of Manbij is under the protection of the US-led coalition against ISIS after an increase in “Turkish threats” against the city, a Kurdish-allied militia that controls the city said. Manbij has come into renewed focus since

Turkey ‘to strike Syrian Kurd militia’ unless it leaves Manbij

Turkey on Thursday threatened to strike Syrian Kurdish militia forces if they don’t withdraw from Manbij, a former bastion of Islamic State extremists that has been taken over by predominantly-Kurdish forces. “We will strike the YPG if they do not

Turkey loses 2 soldiers since start of Syria operation

Two Turkish soldiers were killed and five were wounded in a missile attack Tuesday by ISIS in northern Syria – the first Turkish casualties caused by the militants in Turkey’s two-week-old incursion into Syria. The Turkish fatalities came after Turkish

Turkey, US-led coalition launch operation in Syria

Turkish tanks on Wednesday approached the Syrian border and were firing on targets, but stopped short of crossing the frontier, CNN Turk reported, showing live footage of several tanks maneuvering along the border. Earlier, CNN Turk said the tanks were

ISIS ‘on the ropes’ in northern Syria: Pentagon

Coalition-supported local forces fighting ISIS in northern Syria have recaptured large areas around the city of Manbij and put the extremists “on the ropes,” a Pentagon official said Friday. Since the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) began an operation to capture

US-backed forces control 40% of Syria’s Manbij

US-backed forces now control 40 percent of the ISIS held Syrian city of Manbij after new advances in the last day that secured them key areas inside the strategic city near the Turkish border, a monitor said on Sunday. The

ISIS executes 24 after seizing Syrian village

ISIS has executed at least 24 civilians after seizing a village in northern Syria from a US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance, a monitor said Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said ISIS executed 24 civilians “in the last 24 hours” after

US backed Syrian forces advance 2km from center of ISIS-held Manbij

US backed Syrian forces fought their way to the western entrance of Manbij city for the first time since a major offensive to seize the last territory held by ultra-hardline militants on the Syria-Turkey border, a source in the Syrian

ISIS mounts fierce defense of besieged Syrian bastion

ISIS militants have launched a wave of suicide and car bombings to defend a besieged stronghold in northern Syria against US-backed fighters, a monitor said on Saturday. A Kurdish-Arab alliance last week encircled the city of Manbij and severed a

US-backed forces launch anti-ISIS offensive in Syria

Thousands of US-backed fighters in Syria are launching an offensive to capture from ISIS a crucial swathe of northern Syria known as the Manbij pocket following weeks of quiet preparations, US officials disclosed to Reuters. The operation, which only just

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