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

Iraqi military official: 13 Popular Mobilization brigades sent to Syrian border

:: Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces deployed 13 brigades to the Syrian border to support Iraqi border guard forces who were recently involved in a gunfire incident this past Tuesday, a military official said. The gunfire attack came from within Syria.

‘9,000-plus died in battle with Daesh for Mosul’

Fatima Ahmed Aswad

:: The price Mosul’s residents paid in blood to see their city freed was between 9,000 and 11,000 dead, a civilian casualty rate nearly 10 times higher than what has been previously reported. The number killed in the 9-month battle

Egypt security forces kill five suspected militants in north

:: Egyptian security forces on Monday killed five suspected militants and arrested 10 others in raids in the north of the country, the interior ministry said in a statement. The suspects had planned attacks against public infrastructure and Christians and

Iraqi refugee jailed 16 years in the US for supporting ISIS

:: A refugee from Iraq was sentenced by a Houston court Monday to 16 years in prison for seeking to join ISIS and learn bomb-making skills. Omar Faraj Saeed al-Hardan, a 25-year-old of Palestinian origin who was born in Iraq

War against ISIS in Syria will be won by February, says France’s Macron

:: French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday predicted the ISIS group would be crushed in Syria by February, pushing for the Syrian government and opposition to come together for fresh peace talks early next year. “We have just won the

US-led air strikes kill 23 civilians in Syria

:: Air strikes by a US-led coalition killed 23 civilians Wednesday in a village held by ISIS in Syria’s eastern Deir Ezzor province, a monitor said. “At least 23 civilians, among them eight children and six women, were killed Wednesday

US air strike destroys vehicle bomb outside Mogadishu

:: US forces in Somalia conducted an air strike Tuesday against a bomb-laden vehicle outside Mogadishu that was deemed an “imminent threat” to the capital, officials said. The strike occurred about 65 kilometers southwest of Mogadishu and comes after as

Iraq accused of violating due process for ISIS suspects

:: Human Rights Watch in a report on Tuesday criticized Iraq and the autonomous Kurdish authorities over mass trials of suspected ISIS group militants. In “Flawed Justice: Accountability for ISIS Crimes in Iraq”, HRW said Baghdad and the Kurdish authorities

Mattis eyes moving away from arming Syrian Kurdish fighters

:: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that as offensive operations against ISIS in Syria entered their final stages, he expected the focus to move towards holding territory instead of arming Syrian Kurdish fighters. Speaking with reporters on

Gruesome ISIS video purports to show Syrian pilot burned alive

:: ISIS has released a video allegedly showing a Syrian pilot that the extremists captured more than a year ago being set on fire while alive. The video released late Thursday allegedly showed Maj. Azzam Eid being chained to a

Russian strikes kill 53 civilians in Syria’s Deir Ezzor

:: Russian air strikes on Sunday morning killed at least 53 civilians, including 21 children, in a village held by ISIS in Syria’s eastern Deir Ezzor province, a monitor said in a new toll. “The toll increased after removing the

Iraq forces open new front in final push against ISIS

:: Iraqi forces thrust north from the Euphrates Valley into the desert on Saturday, opening up a new front in the drive to flush out fugitive ISIS group fighters, a commander told AFP. ISIS has already been driven from all

Libyan forces hit ISIS camp with air strike

:: East Libyan forces said they launched air strikes against suspected ISIS militants on Wednesday south of the group’s former stronghold of Sirte. “The Libyan air force struck and destroyed the biggest concentration of Daesh (ISIS) south of Sirte, after

‘New roadblocks’ emerge in Iraq after ISIS defeat

:: The war against ISIS in Iraq may soon be over but providing humanitarian aid to Iraqis is becoming more difficult as new political and cultural divides open up, the director of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said. Jan Egeland

ISIS recaptures Al-Bukamal using ambushes and traps, Russia denies

:: Two days ago, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announced that ISIS recaptured Al-Bukamal city in the eastern governorate of Deir al-Zour in Syria – its last stronghold in the country and the most strategic one – from the

Israel signals free hand in Syria as US and Russia expand truce

:: Israel signaled on Sunday that it would keep up military strikes across its frontier with Syria to prevent any encroachment by Iranian-allied forces, even as the United States and Russia try to build up a ceasefire in the area.

ISIS regains full control of Syria border town Albu Kamal: monitor

:: The ISIS group fully recaptured the Syrian border town of Albu Kamal on Saturday, a monitor said, after a tough fightback for its last urban bastion against pro-regime forces. “ISIS fully recaptured Albu Kamal, and regime forces and allied

Egyptian forces destroy arms smugglers’ vehicles on Libya border

:: Egyptian military jets destroyed 10 vehicles carrying weapons, ammunition and smuggled goods near the country’s western desert border with Libya, the army said on Saturday. Egypt’s porous border with Libya has long been a headache for security forces as

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