Saudi Arabia King Salman orders use of official terminology for persons with disabilities

Saudi Arabia King Salman orders use of official terminology for persons with disabilities

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has urged all government agencies to adopt the term “persons with disabilities” in all official communications and media statements. The directive came after a recommendation by the More »

Lebanese PM: Our relations don’t change according to whims of political forces

Lebanese PM: Our relations don’t change according to whims of political forces

:: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said in a speech Tuesday that his country’s relations with other Arab nations do not change according to the “whims and positions” of some political forces, More »

Iran’s Zarif: We will face any economic, military war efforts strongly

Iran’s Zarif: We will face any economic, military war efforts strongly

:: Tehran will defend itself against any war efforts, be they economic or military, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said, according to Iraqi TV during a visit to Baghdad on Sunday. More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 25 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 25 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal decree on Monday promoting 25 judges at the Board of Grievances at various levels. The Kingdom is taking various measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, More »

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missiles heading toward Mecca, Jeddah

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missiles heading toward Mecca, Jeddah

:: Saudi Arabia’s air forces on Monday intercepted two Houthi ballistic missiles over Taif, one heading for Mecca and the other for Jeddah, according to eyewitnesses. The Kingdom’s air defense forces were More »

 

Tag Archives: ISIS

Russian jets kill more than 200 ISIS militants near Syria’s Deir al-Zor

:: Russia’s air force has destroyed a large column of ISIS fighters on their way to the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, killing over 200 militants, Russian news agencies cited Russia’s Defense Ministry as saying on Monday. ISIS is concentrating

Spain, France press manhunt for ringleader in dual Barcelona attacks

:: Authorities in Spain and France pressed the search Saturday for the supposed ringleader of an Islamic extremist cell that carried out vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a seaside resort, as the investigation focused on links among the Moroccan members

ISIS claims responsibility as eight stabbed in Russian city

:: Eight people were injured in a knife attack in the Siberian city of Surgut, the local office of the Russian law enforcement committee said in a statement published on its website. “A man was moving along the main streets

After Mosul, Iraqi forces ready for next ISIS battle in Tal Afar

:: Senior US military leaders said Friday that Iraqi forces are largely set for their next major campaign against ISIS extremists after closing out the wrenching nine-month battle to retake the city of Mosul. Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, the top

Lebanese army, Hezbollah launch separate military assaults against ISIS

:: The Lebanese army launched an offensive against an ISIS enclave on the northeast border with Syria, a Lebanese security source said on Saturday, as Hezbollah and the Syrian army announced an assault from the Syrian side of the border.

The Moroccan who stole his brother’s identity to terrorize Spain

:: Barcelona terror attack investigators have been scampering to identify the Las Ramblas attacker until dawn today and have ended up finding near certain information about an 18-year-old Moroccan named Moussa Oukabir. According to information received by AlArabiya.net, Moussa Oukabir

Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Thursday a unit of the security forces committed “abuses” against civilians during the offensive to oust ISIS insurgents from the city of Mosul. His government began an investigation in May into

Iraq seeks UN resolution to investigate ISIS

:: Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari called upon the international community to gather and preserve evidence of crimes committed by ISIS organization, stressing that the Iraqi government wants to prosecute ISIS militants before Iraqi judiciary. Baghdad is working with Britain

Baghdad urges international community to gather evidence of ISIS’s crimes

:: Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari called upon the international community to gather and preserve evidence of crimes committed by ISIS organization, stressing that the Iraqi government wants to prosecute ISIS militants before Iraqi judiciary. Baghdad is working with Britain

US-led strikes kill 17 in Syria’s Raqqa: Monitor

:: US-led coalition air strikes on ISIS’s remaining territory in Syria’s Raqqa city killed 17 civilians on Wednesday, including children, a monitor said. The coalition is providing air support in the form of heavy air strikes for the Syrian Democratic

Battle of Tal Afar: Snipers deployed, rest of the Iraqi forces getting ready

:: Iraqi police announced on Tuesday the deployment of snipers on the outskirts of the district of Tal Afar in preparation for the military operation against ISIS. The commander of the federal police, Raid Jawdat, said in a statement that

Extremists kill 7 Iraqi security personnel

:: ISIS suicide bombers killed seven members of Iraq’s security forces in an attack on an Iraqi police and army base Wednesday in Baiji, north of Baghdad, the interior ministry and a local official said. “Five Daesh (ISIS) suicide bombers…

Lebanese army begins ISIS battle surrounding Ras Baalbek

:: Four Lebanese army members and five ISIS members were killed in clashes in the areas surrounding Ras Baalbek along the Lebanese-Syrian border early Wednesday. Sources reported that the Lebanese army began to advance by road from the surrounding areas,

Mass graves found after Afghanistan forces recapture Shia village from ISIS, Taliban

:: Mass graves containing the bodies of more than 40 civilians allegedly massacred by Taliban and Islamic State insurgents were found on Tuesday after Afghan forces recaptured the village where they died, officials said. In a rare joint operation by

Saudi Crown Prince discusses anti-ISIS efforts with Trump envoy

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has met with the United States Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS Brett McGurk. During the meeting, both discussed latest developments in the Middle East and endeavors exerted

Iraq announces start of air bombing campaign on ISIS-held Tal Afar

:: Iraq has begun an aerial bombardment of Tal Afar, a town under ISIS control west of Mosul, Baghdad-based al-Sumariya TV said on Tuesday, citing an Iraqi Defence Ministry spokesman. The ground attack to try to take the city should

US-backed Syria forces battle ISIS in Raqqa old city

:: US-backed fighters fought pitched battles Sunday with ISIS extremists inside their Syria bastion Raqqa, an AFP correspondent said. The Syrian Democratic Forces, the Arab-Kurd alliance, first entered Raqqa two months ago and have since captured more than half of

Turkey policeman stabbed to death by ISIS suspect

:: An officer was stabbed to death near a police station in Istanbul on Sunday by a suspected member of ISIS, Turkish media said. The attacker, who was suspected of preparing to carry out a suicide bombing, was shot dead

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