King Salman convenes summit of Gulf and Arab states

King Salman convenes summit of Gulf and Arab states

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has called for the convening of two summits of Gulf and Arab states to be held on May 30 in Makkah. The meeting will be held in More »

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

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

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

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

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 »


Tag Archives: SDF

Coalition warplanes strike last ISIS enclave in eastern Syria

:: US-led coalition warplanes struck ISIS extremist group last stronghold in eastern Syria and hundreds of civilians fled the besieged enclave on Monday as US-backed fighters pressed their campaign to seize it. Coalition jets roared overhead as columns of white

US-backed Syrian forces resume battle against ISIS

:: US-backed Syrian militias on Tuesday relaunched their offensive to seize the last territory ISIS controls in the east near the border with Iraq. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias, had paused the battle

Monitor: 15 Russian private security workers dead in Syria

:: Fifteen Russians employed in Syria by a private security company were killed when an unexplained explosion rocked an arms depot at their base in the war-torn country, a monitor said Wednesday. The incident happened at the company’s weapons storage

SDF accuses Assad of opening Syria to international terrorism

:: The Syrian Democratic Forces accused Assad and his regime of opening the borders to international terrorism, following Assad’s claim that the Kurdish militants are traitors for their cooperation with Washington. In a statement, SDF said that Assad is the

SDF: Campaign against ISIS in eastern Syria to speed up

:: A US-backed campaign against ISIS in eastern Syria will accelerate now the extremist group has been defeated in its former capital Raqqa, a spokesman for US-allied Syrian militias said on Wednesday. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which announced the

US-backed SDF captures major Syria gas fields

:: US-backed Syrian fighters captured on Saturday the country’s largest gas field — a pre-war gas treatment facility — from the Daesh militant group in an eastern province of Deir Ezzor that borders Iraq as they race with government forces

US-backed SDF to announce operation in Syria’s Deir al-Zor

:: The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces are set to announce an operation against ISIS in the north of Deir al-Zor province, a senior SDF official told Reuters on Friday. The operation, which aims to push ISIS back from northern parts

US-backed Syria force advances in south of ISIS bastion Raqqa

:: US-backed forces battling to oust ISIS from its Syrian bastion Raqqa have advanced in the city’s south, seizing a new neighborhood, a spokesman and monitor said Tuesday. The Kurdish-Arab Syrian Democratic Forces militia (SDF) began a campaign to capture

Iraq’s PMU enters Syrian villages in spite of Kurdish warning

:: Iraq’s mostly Iran-backed Shiite paramilitary forces known as Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) have entered Syrian villages, leading to the flight of hundreds of local families, who feared possible retaliation from Syrian militias on ground, Al, the Arabic language

Kurdish leader: SDF will counter Iraq’s PMU if it enters its areas in Syria-Jordan

:: The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will counter Iraq’s mostly Iran-backed Shiite paramilitary forces if the latter enters areas under its control, a Kurdish leader told the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat in an interview. The Syrian Democratic Forces, which groups

Final push on Syria’s Raqqa to be launched in early summer

:: Three mass graves have been discovered in Iraq’s western province of Anbar containing the bodies of civilians and members of the security forces, officials said Thursday. It was not yet clear how many bodies the graves contained, a police

US-backed forces seize Syria’s Tabqa, dam from ISIS

:: A US-backed alliance of Syrian Arab and Kurdish fighters on Wednesday captured the key city of Tabqa and its nearby dam from ISIS militants, the force and a monitor told AFP. “The Syrian Democratic Forces seized control of Tabqa

Syrian Democratic Forces liberate Tabqa from ISIS

A spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces Brigadier General Talal Sallou confirmed the control of the entire city of Tabqa from the grip of ISIS. The Syrian Democratic Forces, a coalition of Kurdish and Arab factions backed by Washington, controlled

US-backed Syria forces set up post-ISIS Raqqa council

The US-backed Kurdish-Arab force leading the fight for the ISIS’s Syrian bastion Raqqa announced Tuesday the creation of a “civilian council” to administer the city after its capture. “The civilian council of Raqqa will be charged with administering Raqqa and

US-led coalition air-drops forces in Raqqa province

The US-led coalition has air-dropped US and allied Syrian forces near Tabqa in Raqqa province, expanding a campaign by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militias against ISIS, the SDF said on Wednesday. The operation aims both to capture the al-Tabqa

Syrian Democratic Forces launch new phase in Raqqa

An alliance of US-backed militias said it had started a new phase of its campaign against the ISIS-held city of Raqqa on Saturday, aiming to complete its encirclement and sever the road to militant strongholds in Deir al-Zor province. The

Syrian militias see more US support for ISIS fight, plan new phase

The US-led coalition against ISIS has boosted support for its Syrian allies since President Donald Trump took office, supplying armored vehicles for the first time as they prepare to launch a new phase in their campaign for Raqqa, a spokesman

Turkish warplanes, artillery hit targets in north Syria

Turkish warplanes and artillery struck targets held by the Kurdish YPG militia in north Syria on Sunday, security sources said, as Turkey pressed on with a cross-border campaign launched last week with its Syrian rebel allies. There was no immediate

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