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

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 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 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 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 »

 

Tag Archives: OPPOSITION

Syrian opposition figure: time set for talks not ‘realistic’

A prominent Syrian opposition politician said on Thursday he thought it unrealistic that peace talks will begin on Jan. 25 in Geneva as planned unless sieges are lifted and humanitarian aid for civilians allowed in. A U.N envoy had earlier

Damascus backs Syria talks, wants attendees’ list

Syria’s government told a U.N. envoy on Saturday it was ready to participate in Geneva peace talks later this month but said officials wanted to know who would take part from the opposition. Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem, who met U.N.

U.N. says it hopes to launch Syria peace talks on Jan. 25

The U.N. special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, hopes to convene talks between the government of President Bashar al-Assad and the opposition on Jan. 25 in Geneva, his office said Saturday. De Mistura has “intensified efforts” towards convening the

Saudi hails Syrian opposition meet ‘breakthrough’

Saudi Arabia described a meeting aimed at unifying Syria’s opposition groups in the capital Riyadh to form a single delegation for upcoming negotiations as a “breakthrough,” the state-owned Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Saturday. France on Friday also welcomed

Assad says won’t attend negotiations, majority of Syrians support him

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he will not join negotiations and that he has the majority backing of Syrians, in an interview transcript published by state media. Asked whether he would be willing to join negotiations called for by world

Saudi invites Syrian opposition ahead of talks

Saudi Arabia has issued invitations to 65 Syrian opposition figures to attend a conference in Riyadh to try to unify their positions ahead of proposed Syrian peace talks, Saudi newspapers reported on Tuesday. Asharq al-Awsat and al-Hayat said no date

Deal reached over last Syria rebel exit from Homs city

A deal has been reached for the evacuation of Syrian opposition fighters from the last district under their control in the central city of Homs, the provincial governor told AFP Tuesday. “We will implement the agreed deal in stages, with

Kuwait top court upholds opposition leader’s jail term

Musallam al-Barrack

Kuwait’s supreme court on Monday upheld a two-year jail sentence against prominent opposition leader Mussallam al-Barrak for insulting the emir, his group said. “The supreme court upheld the two-year jail term against Barrak,” the Popular Action Movement (PAM) said on

Syria opposition squabbles over ‘revolutionary’ flag

Syrian anti-regime factions exchanged insults on Tuesday after a news conference that saw the head of the Damascus-tolerated opposition ask for a revolutionary flag to be removed from sight. Louay Hussein, who fled Syria at the end of April after

Syria’s main opposition group not attending Geneva talks

Khaled Khoja

The main Syrian opposition group in exile says it’s not attending low-level consultations taking place in Geneva and hosted by the U.N. envoy to the war-torn country. Syrian National Coalition chief Khaled Khoja says President Bashar Assad‘s government is responsible

Syrian opposition reports chemical attack in Idlib

Syrian activist groups on Wednesday reported another suspected chemical attack in the northwestern province of Idlib, with one group tweeting that a dozen people were “suffocating.” Several Idlib-based groups said government helicopters dropped at least two barrel bombs containing chlorine

Syria exiled opposition to snub Moscow peace talks

Syria’s exiled opposition announced Saturday that it had declined an invitation from Russia to attend peace talks in Moscow with representatives of President Bashar al-Assad’s government. A Russian foreign ministry spokesman told AFP this week Syrian government and opposition representatives

Syrian rival delegations meet in Moscow

Syrian opposition figures and representatives of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad began talks in Moscow Wednesday aimed at restarting long-stalled peace negotiations to end the country’s brutal war. The 32 members of various opposition groups tolerated by the authorities

Syrian opposition shuns Russia peace talks

A Russian initiative to host peace talks this month between the Syrian government and its opponents appears to be unraveling as prominent Syrian opposition figures shun the prospective negotiations amid deep distrust of Moscow and concerns the talks hold no

Syria opposition group: Assad must go for any peace plan to work

A new Syrian opposition group linked to a prominent cleric said on Thursday President Bashar al-Assad would have to step down as part of any political solution to the civil war, setting out its position ahead of possible peace talks

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