Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Iranian president

Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Iranian president

:: Iran will not wage war against any nation, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday in a speech broadcast live on state TV. Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the More »

China calls on US to stop ‘extreme pressure’ on Iran

China calls on US to stop ‘extreme pressure’ on Iran

:: China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned on Tuesday that the world should not open a “Pandora’s Box” in the Middle East, as he denounced US pressure on Iran and called on More »

King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

:: A number of princes, ministers, scholars and a group of citizens called on King Salman at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah to greet him. The reception began with the recitation of verses More »

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 »

 

Tag Archives: ISIS

Syrian rebels start pull-out from south Damascus

:: Syrian rebels began pulling out of an enclave they have surrendered in south Damascus on Thursday, but a few fighters in another besieged area near Homs shelled government areas after their groups agreed to quit. The enclaves in south

Drive-by shooting kills eight north of Baghdad

:: Iraqi officials say gunmen in two speeding cars opened fire on civilians near a town north of Baghdad, killing at least eight people and wounding 13. Eyewitnesses told the police they saw the gunmen displaying the black ISIS flag.

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

US-led coalition signals end of major operations against ISIS in Iraq

:: The US-led coalition signaled on Monday the end of major combat operations against ISIS in Iraq by announcing the “deactivation” of its land forces command headquarters. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over the ISIS in December, five

Syrian army tightens noose around Palestinian camp held by ISIS

:: Syrian troops tightened the noose on Sunday around a Palestinian refugee camp held by ISIS militants in southern Damascus where hundreds of civilians face an uncertain future, state media, witnesses and residents said. Nearly two weeks into a campaign

US would ‘probably regret’ lack of holding force in Syria, says Mattis

:: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday the United States would “probably regret” not keeping a holding force in Syria to ensure that ISIS militants did not re-emerge, the latest sign that a total US withdrawal was unlikely.

Syria regime bombardment kills 17 civilians in south Damascus

:: Syrian regime air strikes and shelling killed 17 civilians including seven children on Friday in the Palestinian camp of Yarmuk in southern Damascus, a Britain-based monitor said. Regime forces have pounded southern districts of the capital since April 19

Egypt says three soldiers, 30 extremists killed in restive Sinai

:: Three soldiers and 30 extremists have been killed in the past week in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula where the military is battling ISIS, the army said Wednesday. Around 200 extremists and at least 33 government troops have now been killed

Five civilians killed in Syria regime shelling on ISIS-held district

:: Five civilians have been killed in 24 hours in regime shelling on a southern district of Syria’s capital held by ISIS, a monitor said Sunday. Syrian troops are waging an intense bombing campaign against Yarmuk, a Palestinian refugee camp

Saudi Arabia condemns Kabul suicide bombing

:: An official source at the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the kingdom strongly condemns the suicide bombing attack that targeted a voter registration center in Kabul on Sunday and killed at least 31 people while injuring 54

Syrian military pummels ISIS-held districts in Damascus

:: Syrian government forces used warplanes, helicopters and artillery on Sunday to pound districts of the capital held by ISIS and the Nusra Front, in a bid to enforce an evacuation deal reached with the militants earlier in the week.

Dozens of bodies found in Raqqa mass grave

:: Dozens of bodies, including those of militants and civilians, have been found in a mass grave in the former ISIS stronghold of Raqqa in Syria, a local official said on Saturday. The former de facto “capital” of the group

Death toll in Kabul attack rises to 31, ISIS claims responsibility

:: A suicide attack on a voter registration center in Kabul on Sunday killed at least 31 people and wounded 54 others, the health ministry said. The new death toll given by spokesman Wahid Majroh could not be immediately confirmed.

White House: Trump wants US forces in Syria to come home as quickly as possible

:: President Donald Trump still wants US forces in Syria to return home as soon as possible, the White House said on Sunday, after French President Emmanuel Macron said he had convinced Trump to keep a US presence there for

Saudi Crown Prince: Evil triangle is Iran, Muslim Brotherhood, extremist groups

:: Saudi Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman confirmed that Islam is a religion of peace and that the “triangle of evil” that seeks to exploit and distort it to achieve their agendas consists of Iran, the Muslim Brotherhood and extremist

Egypt’s Sisi confirms militants almost defeated, ahead of poll

:: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday that militants in the Sinai Peninsula would soon be defeated as he visited troops three days ahead of the presidential election as he runs for a second term, state news agency

UN envoy De Mistura: Syria partition ‘catastrophe’, fears return of ISIS

:: Syria is heading for a catastrophic partition and could see the return of ISIS if there is no inclusive peace settlement, UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Monday. “The truth is that a soft, long-term partition of

UK tube bomb suspect blames Britain for death of his parents in Iraq

:: Jurors in the trial of a teenager accused of an attempted London Underground bombing on Monday heard that he had said it was his “duty to hate Britain” well before the botched attack in September. Ahmed Hassan, an 18-year-old

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