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

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

Jordan gets US Black Hawk helicopters to bolster defenses

:: The United States delivered eight Black Hawk helicopters to Jordan on Thursday to help its regional ally defend itself against the threat of ISIS militants, Jordanian and US officials said. They said another eight Black Hawks would begin arriving

Kurdish leader Barzani: Lack of Kirkuk control paves way for ISIS

:: Leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Masoud Barzani, said on Friday that the Iraqi forces’ and Popular Mobilization Forces’ capture of Kirkuk will pave way for militant group ISIS. The leader also stressed that he did not regret holding

Strikes kill 150 ISIS militants in Syria

:: The US-led international coalition fighting ISIS said it killed nearly 150 militants in strikes on Saturday in the Syrian middle Euphrates River Valley. The latest strikes come as the United States urged Turkey to show restraint in its campaign

UN Security Council refrains from condemning Turkey

:: The UN Security Council discussed Turkey’s intensifying offensive against Kurdish militias and the worsening humanitarian crisis in Syria on Monday but did not condemn or demand an end to the sensitive Turkish operation. Already scheduled to hear a report

Iraqi court sentences to death German woman who joined ISIS

:: An Iraqi court on Sunday sentenced to death a German woman of Moroccan origin for membership of ISIS, a spokesman said. The German national was captured by Iraqi forces during the battle for Mosul last year, the spokesman said,

Lebanon foils ISIS plans to attack places of worship, government buildings

:: Lebanon thwarted extremists’ plans to attack places of worship and government buildings over the holidays after gaining rare access to an ISIS operative, the interior minister said Friday. Nuhad Mashnuq said at a press conference that an elite unit

Sharp decline in Iraq, Syria terror deaths last year

:: Iraq and Syria saw a sharp drop in the number of people killed in terror attacks last year, a report published Thursday by Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre has found. Despite ongoing violence in both countries, there was a

US to have open-ended presence in Syria

:: The United States signaled on Wednesday an open-ended military presence in Syria as part of a broader US strategy to prevent Islamic State’s resurgence, pave the way diplomatically for the eventual departure of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and curtail

Saudi court begins trial of ISIS member who killed his cousin

:: Saudi Arabia’s Specialized Criminal Court is commencing the trial of the man accused of murdering his cousin. The crime shook the kingdom as it was videotaped, and the man’s cousin is seen begging for him not to kill him,

French female ISIS militant should face trial in Syria

:: Female French militant arrested in Kurdish-held parts of Syria should face justice there so long as they can be guaranteed a fair trial, the French government said on Thursday. Debate has been swirling in France over the fate of

Suicide bomber strikes Afghan funeral, killing 15

:: An Afghan official says a suicide bomber targeting the funeral of a local official has killed at least 15 people and wounded 13. Noor Ahmad Habibi, deputy spokesman for the governor of the eastern Nangarhar province, says the bomber

US-led coalition accuses Assad regime of letting ISIS militants lurk in Syria

:: The US-led coalition in Syria and Iraq accused president Bashar al-Assad’s regime of allowing ISIS militants to lurk in areas under its control “without being punished.” Major General Felix Gedney said in a press conference on Wednesday that the

Turkey detains 38 ISIS suspects

:: Turkish police detained 38 people, some of them Syrian citizens, over suspected links to ISIS in an operation on Thursday in the northwestern province of Bursa, the state-run Anadolu news agency said. Counter-terrorism police carried out simultaneous raids on

US-led Coalition has no plans to target ISIS in Syrian government-controlled areas

:: Despite saying that the Syrian government is not doing enough to stop ISIS militants from moving through its territory, the US-led coalition fighting the group does not intend to target militants in those areas, a senior coalition official said

Russia accuses US of training former ISIS fighters in Syria

:: The chief of the Russian General Staff has accused the United States of training former ISIS fighters in Syria to try to destabilize the country. General Valery Gerasimov’s allegations, made in a newspaper interview, centre on a US military

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