Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

:: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday thanked foreign leaders, officials, envoys and citizens for their condolences on the death of Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, brother of King Salman. Chaired by the More »

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »


Tag Archives: ISIS

Syrian rights body has ‘confirmed information’ ISIS chief Baghdadi is dead

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

:: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told Reuters on Tuesday that it had “confirmed information” that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed. Russia’s defense ministry said it may have killed Baghdadi when one of its air strikes

Amnesty says Iraq and allies violated international law in Mosul battle

:: Amnesty International said on Tuesday it had identified a pattern of attacks by Iraqi forces and the US-led military coalition backing them in the battle for Mosul that violated international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes. The

Iraq’s Sadr calls on armed forces to secure borders after Mosul victory

:: Sadrist Movement leader Moqtada al-Sadr called on armed forces to control the situation and secure Iraqi borders, particularly on the western front. He called on Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi not to allow any irregular force to tamper with the

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

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