Tillerson off to Middle East, South Asia with eye on Iran, Iraq

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to the Middle East, South Asia and Europe this week on a diplomatic mission focused on conflicts in Iraq and Syria and blunting Iranian More »

King Salman makes telephone call to Iraqi PM Abadi

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud made a telephone call to Prime Minister Dr. Haydar Al-Abadi of Iraq today. According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), during the telephone conversation, they reviewed More »

Saudi-Iraqi military talks held in Riyadh

:: The Iraqi Defense Ministry said that Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Othman Al-Ghanmi headed a high-level military delegation on Monday for a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia at the More »

UAE says to announce government reshuffle

:: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, said in a tweet a government reshuffle will be announced later on More »

Emir of Qatar: We are ready for dialogue to solve the crisis

:: Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said during the conclusion of his Asian tour in Indonesia that Doha is ready for dialogue to resolve the Arab boycott crisis. Sheikh Tamim More »

 

Tag Archives: Syria

Syrian Democratic forces say Raqqa liberated from ISIS

:: A commander with the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces battling ISIS says the city of Raqqa has been liberated from the radical militants and that combing operations are underway to clear the city of land mines and extremist sleeper cells.

US-backed fighters seize infamous Raqqa roundabout from ISIS

:: US-backed Syrian fighters on Monday said they gained complete control of an infamous Raqqa roundabout used by ISIS extremists for public beheadings and crucifixions. The Syrian Democratic Forces said they had “totally liberated” the northern city’s Al-Naim roundabout, dubbed

Kobani struggles to cope alone after key victory over Daesh

:: Almost three years after Kurdish fighters defeated Daesh in the Syrian town of Kobani, residents still mourn the dead and feel abandoned by their foreign allies as they struggle to rebuild. Daesh’s defeat in predominately Kurdish Kobani in early

US-backed SDF to let Syrian ISIS fighters leave Raqqa

:: Syrian ISIS fighters are set to abandon Raqqa in a withdrawal agreed with US-backed Syrian militias that have them surrounded, a militia spokesman said on Saturday, as the extremist’ defeat in their former Syrian capital edged closer. Officials gave

Chile welcomes more than 60 Syrian refugees

:: Chilean President Michelle Bachelet welcomed more than 60 Syrian refugees to the country’s capital of Santiago on Thursday, as Chile joined other Latin American nations in offering safe harbor to families fleeing Syria’s civil war. At a ceremony at

Turkish forces set up positions in Syria’s Idlib

:: Turkey’s military has begun setting up observation posts in northwest Syria’s Idlib province, its General Staff said on Friday, part of a deployment that appears partly aimed at containing a Kurdish militia. Turkey sent a convoy of about 30

US official: No negotiated pullout for ISIS from Syria’s Raqqa

:: The US-led coalition battling ISIS said on Wednesday that it won’t accept a negotiated withdrawal for hundreds of ISIS militants holed up in the Syrian city of Raqqa, once the extremists’ de facto capital. The remarks by coalition spokesman,

Syrian rebels hand border crossing to opposition government

:: A rebel group in northern Syria handed control of a major border crossing to a Turkey-backed Syrian opposition government on Tuesday, a senior rebel official said. By handing over the Bab Salama crossing at the Turkish border, the Jabha

Russian warplane crashes at air base in Syria, ‘crew didn’t eject in time’

:: A Sukhoi military jet crashed while trying to take off from Russia’s Hmeimim base in Syria on Tuesday, killing the crew, Russian news agencies quoted a military spokesman as saying. “The Su-24 plane rolled off the runway and broke

US-backed Syrian fighters preparing for final push in Raqqa

:: US-backed fighters in northern Syria are preparing for a final offensive on neighborhoods still held by the ISIS group in the city of Raqqa, a spokesperson for the group said Monday. A US official affirmed that the battle for

Turkish military vehicles enter Syria’s Idlib

:: Turkish military vehicles entered Syria’s Idlib province on Sunday under escort from the Tahriral-Sham militant alliance, a resident of the Syria-Turkey border area and a local rebel said. They both said they saw several vehicles carrying Turkish forces entering

Iraq-Syria border set for last major assault on Daesh: US general

:: The “final large fight” in Iraq against Daesh group will take place on the border with Syria, a general in a US-led coalition against the terrorists said on Saturday. He spoke two days after Iraqi forces recaptured the northern

Russian forces kill 120 ISIS fighters, over 60 ‘foreign mercenaries’ in Syria

:: Some 120 ISIS fighters and 60 foreign mercenaries were killed in a series of Russian air strikes in Syria over the past 24 hours, the defense ministry in Moscow said. “A command post of the terrorists and up to

ICRC: Syria fighting worst since Aleppo, civilian casualties mount

:: The worst fighting since the battle for eastern Aleppo last year is raging in several regions of Syria, causing hundreds of civilian casualties, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday. Up to 10 hospitals have

Russian strikes in Syria hit rebels’ underground arsenal

:: Russia on Thursday said its air strikes in Syria had destroyed a huge underground arms depot belonging to the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, an extremist alliance led by Al-Qaeda’s former Syria affiliate. “Russian aviation destroyed the largest buried arsenal of

Turkey’s Erdogan in Iran amid tensions over Iraqi Kurd vote

:: Iran’s state TV is reporting the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is visiting Iran as Tehran and Ankara weigh how to respond to the Kurdish independence referendum in Iraq. Erdogan arrived in Tehran on Wednesday and was greeted at

Syria army ousts ISIS from all of Hama province

:: The Syrian army and allied fighters drove the ISIS from their last positions in the central province of Hama on Wednesday, October 4, after heavy fighting, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor of

Israeli defense minister says Syria’s Assad ‘victorious’

:: Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday that President Bashar al-Assad has been “victorious” in Syria’s civil war and was now being courted by former enemies. “Assad has emerged victorious in the battle,” Avigdor Lieberman told Israeli news

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