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

Mosul — out of the frying pan, into the fire

Baria Alamuddin

By : Baria Alamuddin :: Pity the citizens of Mosul, who have lived through three years of repressive Daesh rule only to experience similar levels of brutality by their supposed liberators. It is a bitter irony that news of Daesh’s

Iraqi PM announces the ‘collapse of ISIS’ after liberation of Mosul

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday announced the victory against ISIS from the heart of Mosul, saying “no one” but Iraqis were the liberators of the northern city in an official victory speech. “I announce from here to

Mosul loss huge, but not deadly blow to ‘caliphate’

:: Mosul was the largest city in the “caliphate” proclaimed by Daesh and its loss is a huge blow to the terrorists’ statehood experiment — but not a fatal one. The northern Iraqi city was where Daesh leader Abu Bakr

Iraq PM Abadi announces ‘victory’ over ISIS in Mosul

:: Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Sunday “victory” over ISIS in the city of Mosul, his office said, after a gruelling nearly nine-month battle. “The commander in chief of the armed forces (Prime Minister) Haider al-Abadi arrived in

Images show female ISIS suicide bomber holding baby while pulling trigger

:: Horrifying pictures are believed to show a female ISIS fighter holding a baby moments before detonating her suicide vest in Iraq. According to a report in The Telegraph on Saturday, an Iraqi TV station broadcast the images of the

Explosion in Egypt’s Sinai kills two policemen, nine wounded

:: At least two policemen were killed in the Al Arish town of Egypt’s northern Sinai province after an explosion hit their armored vehicle, Al Arabiya’s correspondent has reported. This comes on the same day that Egyptian police killed 14

Egypt: 14 terrorists killed in clash with police in Ismailia

:: Egyptian police killed 14 gunmen in Ismailia linked to recent attacks against security forces in northern Sinai, Ministry of Interior said in a statement on Saturday. Egyptian army declared on Friday, that 40 attackers killed, 6 cars destroyed in

With victory at hand, Mosul displaced residents ponder uncertain future

:: Victory over ISIS may be close at hand in the battle for Mosul but many of the almost one million city residents displaced by months of fighting are in no mood to celebrate. At a camp sheltering a fraction

Mosul victory announcement ‘imminent’: US general

:: Iraqi authorities will imminently announce a final victory in the battle to recapture Mosul from the ISIS group, a US general said on Saturday. “An announcement is imminent,” Baghdad-based Brigadier General Robert Sofge told AFP. “I don’t want to

Foreigners among 29 Daesh suspects detained in Istanbul for ‘planning attack’

:: Anti-terror officers in Istanbul detained 29 suspected members of Daesh, while UN feared a “significant risk of torture” against senior rights activists including a regional director of Amnesty International who were arrested in Turkey this week. At least 22

A serving of ISIS with salt and vinegar

Mashari Althaydi

By : Mshari Al Thaydi :: It is obvious that the strange meal the Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte has offered to eat, has a story that goes beyond an ISIS appetizer dish. It is a strange statement from the eccentric

Baghdadi was here

Ghassan Charbel

By : Ghassan Charbel :: The world has remembered three men this week. They come from different continents, different professions, and divergent interests. In the first scene, leaders from around the world gathered at the European Parliament headquarters in Strasbourg,

UN: Battles in Old Mosul damage over 5,000 buildings

:: The offensive to retake Mosul from ISIS has damaged thousands of structures in the historic Old City and destroyed nearly 500 buildings, satellite imagery released by the United Nations on Thursday showed. Iraqi forces backed by the United States

Facing defeat in Mosul, ISIS mounts diversionary attack to the south

:: ISIS militants attacked a village south of Mosul, killing several people including two journalists, even as they were about to lose their last redoubt in the city to an Iraqi military onslaught, security sources said on Friday. The assault

10 killed in blitz car bomb attack in Egypt’s Sinai

:: A car bomb followed by fierce gunfire was unleashed on a military checkpoint in northeastern Sinai Peninsula on Friday, leaving 10 Egyptian security troops including a special forces colonel dead and wounding at least 20, authorities said. The officials

US-led strikes killed 224 civilians since allies entered Raqqa

:: US-led coalition air strikes have killed at least 224 civilians since the Syrian forces it backs entered ISIS group bastion Raqqa a month ago, a monitor said on Thursday. But the coalition pushed back against the report, saying its

UN: Up to 20,000 civilians trapped in ISIS-held areas of Mosul

:: Up to 20,000 civilians are trapped in the last ISIS -held areas in Mosul’s Old City, which Iraqi forces are battling to retake, a senior UN official said Thursday. More than eight months since the start of the operation

Tillerson: US ready to work with Russia on Syria ‘no-fly zones’

:: The United States is prepared to work with Russia on establishing “no-fly zones” in Syria as part of a joint effort to stabilize the war-ravaged country, America’s top diplomat said Wednesday, ahead of President Donald Trump’s first face-to-face with

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