Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to arrive in India on Tuesday as part of his Asian tour, which kick started in Pakistan and will end in China at More »

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

:: King Salman on Tuesday issued a royal decree to transfer investigations and prosecutions of customs cases to the Public Prosecution, instead of the General Customs Authority, within a period not exceeding More »

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

:: Senior officials from different government monitoring and anti-corruption agencies called on King Salman at his palace in Riyadh on Monday. The king stressed the need for fighting graft and the importance More »

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (center) at the launch of the King Abdullah Port on Monday. King Abdullah Port, the fastest-growing container port in the world, is considered a major success More »

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

:: Saudi investigators have recovered assets worth more than $106 billion in an anti-corruption crackdown ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the royal court said on Wednesday. The funds are in More »

 

Tag Archives: PKK

Turkey warns France ‘no benefit’ in protecting Kurd militia

:: France will not gain in any way by retaining forces to protect Kurdish militias in Syria, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Tuesday, after Paris announced it would maintain a presence despite an imminent US withdrawal. Washington’s decision to pull

Turkish air strike ‘neutralizes’ 14 Kurdish militants in Iraq

:: An air strike by a Turkish warplane “neutralized” 14 militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, the military said on Sunday, destroying hideouts and armories. The Turkish army uses the phrase neutralize when it has

Iraqi soldiers killed in clashes with Kurds

:: Armed clashes broke out near Irbil, the capital of the Iraqi Kurdish region, on Tuesday. The fighting was between Kurdish forces and Iraqi security forces who were advancing to regain control of the last disputed areas adjacent to the

Turkey ‘ready to cooperate with Iraq’ against Kurdish militants

:: Turkey is ready to cooperate fully with the central Iraqi government to end the presence of the outlawed Kurdish militant group PKK in Iraq, the foreign ministry said on Monday. In a statement, the ministry also said Ankara would

Five PKK terrorists killed in Turkey

Turkey security forces

:: Turkey security forces have killed at least five PKK terrorists in eastern and southeastern Turkey. The Kurdistan Workers’ Party or PKK is listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey. As per Anadolu News, Turkish Armed Forces said at least

Turkish government steps up counterterrorism efforts

:: A series of raids in the southern province of Adana and the eastern province of Elazig on Friday saw 42 people detained by police over their suspected links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Daesh, respectively. The

Pictures show Turkey building ‘security wall’ along Iran border

:: Turkey has begun building a “security wall” along part of its border with Iran, regional officials said today, in a move aimed at stopping Kurdish separatists. Pictures showing huge concrete blocks being moved into place were published on the

Kurdish-led administration in northern Syria sets election dates

:: The Kurdish-led administration in northern Syria has set dates for local council and regional assembly elections, an official said on Saturday, in an apparent move to consolidate its growing autonomy. Kurdish groups and their allies control swathes of northern

Turkey sends military reinforcements into northern Syria

:: Turkey has sent new military reinforcements including troops, vehicles and equipment into northern Syria, a war monitoring group and rebel and Kurdish sources said on Wednesday. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the forces had crossed the

At least 1 killed, 4 hurt in gunfire and bomb attack in Turkey

:: Two suspected Kurdish militias on Friday opened fire on a car belonging to a local mayor, then blew up their vehicle near a military police station in southeast Turkey, officials said. One person was killed and four people were

Turkey wants US envoy on ISIS removed over Kurdish policy

:: Turkey said on Thursday the US special envoy in the battle against ISIS should be removed because he supported Kurdish militants, and warned that Ankara would act unilaterally if it faced attack from the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia. The

Iraqi Peshmerga fighters killed ‘by mistake’ in Turkish air raid on PKK

Five Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were killed by mistake in a Turkish air raid on a nearby position of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) militants on Tuesday in northern Iraq, Kurdish sources said. The Turkish military carried out air strikes

Turkey’s Syria plans face setbacks as Kurds see more US support

Turkey has lost momentum in the war for northern Syria as the United States draws on Kurdish allies in the assault on ISIS-held Raqqa, but Ankara is still pressing Washington for a deal that allays its fears of Kurdish ascendancy.

10-year-old child killed in southeast Turkey car bomb

A car bomb on Friday rocked the southeastern Turkish province of Sanliurfa, close to the Syrian border, killing a child and wounding 17 people, the provincial governor’s office said. “Eighteen of our citizens have been taken to hospital, among them

Turkey detains ‘wanted Kurdish female militant’ at Istanbul airport

Turkish police on Sunday detained a woman accused of being a wanted Kurdish militant at Istanbul’s main airport, state media said. Sara Aktas was detained at Ataturk International Airport while seeking to travel to Germany, the state-run Anadolu news agency

Erdogan demands support against PKK at NATO meeting

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday urged the European Union and other Western nations to step up support for Ankara’s fight against Kurdish militants, as he addressed a meeting of NATO lawmakers. Erdogan said he expected the backing of

Truck bomb attack on soldiers kills 18 in Turkey

Ten Turkish soldiers and eight civilians were killed on Sunday when suspected Kurdish militants detonated a five-ton truck bomb that ripped through a checkpoint near a military outpost in the country’s southeast, the prime minister said. Another 27 people, including

Turkish police capture PKK militant suspected over Istanbul bombing

Turkish police have captured a Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant whom they suspect carried out a “motorbike bomb” attack on Thursday that wounded 10 people near an Istanbul police station, the state-run Anadolu Agency said on Friday. It said a

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