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

Egypt army says 16 terrorists killed in Sinai operation

:: Egypt’s military said Sunday 16 extremists, an officer and a soldier were killed in the past four days during a major military operation against ISIS terrorists in Sinai. The army launched a sweeping campaign after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah

Turkey detains 12 ISIS suspects, seeks eight others

:: Police on Monday detained 12 suspected ISIS militants in the Turkish capital, Ankara, and were searching for eight others, state media reported, as the US Embassy was closed due to an unspecified security threat. The Ankara chief prosecutor’s office

US general: Washington cooperating with Riyadh to secure Bab el-Mandeb navigation

:: The US is worried about Yemen’s Houthi militia threatening international navigation in Bab el-Mandeb, Joseph Votel, the commander of the United States Central Command, said speaking to a House of Representatives Armed Services Committee hearing. The US general said

Strikes on east Syria’s last ISIS pocket kill 25 civilians

:: Air strikes on the last pocket of ISIS jihadists in eastern Syria have killed at least 25 civilians, including seven children, a monitor said on Monday. The strikes were conducted on Sunday on and around the village of al-Shaafah,

Saudi Arabia: Iran’s missile support for Houthis could spread to al-Qaeda

:: Iran’s support for Houthi militias in Yemen could see ballistic missile expertise escape into the hands of terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda and ISIS, the Saudi ambassador to Yemen said this week In comments reported by The Telegraph, Mohammad

Iraqi army threatens to ‘crush’ ISIS if they approach Kirkuk

:: Commander of the second special operations in the Iraqi army, Maj. Gen. Maan al-Saadi, warned ISIS and Peshmerga forces on Friday that the national army will “crush” anyone that approaches the outskirts of Kirkuk. Saadi continued saying that the

Five killed in attack on church in Russia’s Dagestan

:: A man in Russia’s southern province of Dagestan shot into a crowd leaving a church on Sunday, killing five people and injuring at least five others, Russian news agencies reported, citing the local health ministry. The attack occurred in

Kuwait to give $2 billion in loans, investments for Iraq

:: Kuwait’s Emir said it would lend $1 billion and commit a further $1 billion of investments to Iraq, joining a group of international backers that have this week pledged funds to bolster the country’s recovery. Donors and investors have

US ‘searches for remains of American hostages’ executed by ISIS in Syria

:: US Special Forces and FBI agents are in Syria searching for the remains of three Americans executed by ISIS and one woman who died while in captivity of unknown causes, according to a report from ABC News. The people

ISIS’s Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is ‘alive but wounded’ in Syria hideout

:: An Iraqi interior ministry official said ISIS’s head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is alive and being treated at a field hospital in Syria after being wounded in an air strike. “We have irrefutable information and documents from sources within the

Turkey assails US over ties with Syrian Kurdish militia

:: Turkey’s foreign minister assailed the United States on Monday, claiming that American forces in Syria are intentionally stalling the fight against ISIS militants as an excuse not to cut ties with Syrian Kurdish militiamen as Ankara has demanded. Mevlut

One in four Iraqi children in poverty after war on ISIS

:: One in four Iraqi children are in poverty and four million are in need of assistance as a result of the country’s war with ISIS militants, the United Nation’s children agency said on Sunday. The UN has verified 150

French foreign minister visits Iraq to discuss reconstruction

:: France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian visited Iraq on Monday to discuss the war-torn country’s reconstruction with Iraqi officials after Baghdad declared victory against ISIS. “I have come to tell you of France’s support and to accompany you. We

Turkey detains 48 ISIS suspects ‘planning attacks’

:: Anti-terror officers in Istanbul and Ankara detained 48 alleged members of extremist group ISIS suspected of planning attacks, state media reported Saturday. Police detained 31 foreigners who were picked up in anti-terror raids in Istanbul, state-run news agency Anadolu

ISIS fighters move to Syria’s Idlib, clash with factions

:: ISIS fighters battled Syrian insurgents in the northwestern province of Idlib on Friday, a monitoring group and a rebel commander said, accusing pro-government forces of opening a corridor for the militants to reach the region. The Syrian Observatory for

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam refuses to reappear in court

:: Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect in the November 2015 attacks on Paris, is refusing to re-appear in a trial that victims had hoped would shed light on the ISIS network that struck again in Brussels. Abdeslam appeared on

Iraq publishes most wanted list headed by ISIS leader

:: Iraqi authorities published a list of most wanted fugitives on Tuesday headed by elusive ISIS group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his number two. It was the second list Iraq had published this week of people wanted on suspicion

Libyan forces clash with ISIS fighters near Dhara oilfield

:: Libyan forces fought suspected ISIS fighters, killing three of them near an oilfield run by Waha Oil in the southeast of the country, a local official said on Saturday. One soldier was killed and five wounded during two days

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