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: US-LED COALITION

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

Clearing Iraqi cities of explosives may take decades

:: The wires protruding from the small, misshapen stuffed animal revealed the deadly booby-trap tucked inside. For the people of Mosul, the sophisticated bomb was a reminder of how difficult it will be to return to homes littered with hidden

US-led coalition mistakenly kills 18 militia allies in Syria: Pentagon

A US-led air strike mistakenly killed 18 members of a Kurdish and Arab militia backed by Washington south of the Syrian city of Tabqa, the Pentagon said on Thursday. The US-led coalition forces struck the position on Tuesday after another

Iraqi forces pause Mosul push over concern for civilian casualties

Iraqi government forces paused in their push to recapture western Mosul from ISIS militants on Saturday because of the high rate of civilian casualties, a security forces spokesman said. Residents escaping the besieged area have told of Iraqi and US-led

Iraqi forces retake 80% of eastern Mosul

Iraqi forces have retaken at least 80 percent of east Mosul from the ISIS militant group, the spokesman of the special forces spearheading the campaign said on Wednesday. “I think you can say that we have retaken 80 to 85

Erdogan accuses West of backing ISIS, breaking promises in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said the West was breaking promises in Syria, accusing Ankara’s partners of backing “terror groups” including ISIS militants in the country. At least 37 Turkish soldiers have died in Turkey’s major incursion inside

ISIS leaders trying to flee to Syria

Many ISIS leaders have fled Mosul with their families towards Syria ahead of a planned offensive by US-backed Iraqi forces on the city, Iraq’s defence minister said on Saturday. Khaled al-Obeidi said he had intelligence of increasing conflict, especially over

Senior ISIS figure in Iraq targeted in US-led raid

A senior ISIS figure in Iraq has been targeted in a US-led commando raid, the Pentagon said Wednesday, as Kurdish officials claimed he had been killed. The assault late Sunday, the latest raid by US special operators on a mission

Civilians flee Iraq town as battle looms

Terrified residents were fleeing the Iraqi town of Hit as security forces closed in Tuesday and jihadist fighters hunkered down to defend one of their main bastions in Anbar province. After regaining control of Anbar provincial capital Ramadi from ISIS

U.S. coalition slows air strikes on Syria

U.S.-led coalition forces have not carried out any air strikes in Syria for three days as of Monday, a lull that contrasts with the continued intensity of Russia’s bombing campaign. According to Pentagon data, the last coalition strike was a

GCC denies air campaign against ISIS has failed

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Sunday rejected claims a U.S.-led coalition air campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria group has failed following advances by militants. Speaking in Doha, after a meeting between foreign ministers of the

Strikes in Syria kill 170 ISIS militants in 48 hours

Air strikes by a U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group in northeastern Syria have killed around 170 militants in the past 48 hours, a monitoring group said Tuesday. “The jihadists were killed in the

Monitor: Kurdish forces seize 70% of Kobane

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group has lost ground in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane, where Kurdish forces have now regained control of about 70 percent of territory, a group monitoring the war said on Wednesday.

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