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

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

UAE court sentences 13 on terror and espionage charges

:: Jail sentences ranging between 18 months to 15 years were handed out to 13 individuals by the Abu Dhabi Federal Court of Appeals on Tuesday, local media reported. Fines of Dh50,000 ($13,615) up until Dh1 million were also issued

Mosul celebrates first post-ISIS Christmas

:: Hymns filled a church in Iraq’s second city Mosul on Sunday as worshippers celebrated Christmas for the first time in four years after the end of militant rule. Tens of thousands of Christians fled northern Iraqi towns in 2014

ISIS claims responsibility for deadly blast in Afghan capital

:: ISIS claimed responsibility for an explosion on Monday carried by a suicide bomber near a compound of Afghanistan’s national intelligence agency in the capital, Kabul, the group said on its Amaq news agency. The blast, close to the entrance

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