Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal will announce the winners of the 2019 moderation award at a press conference at King Abdul Aziz University on Wednesday. The award, in its third year, More »

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

:: The Cabinet on Tuesday strongly condemned the attacks on two Saudi Aramco facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais and reaffirmed the Kingdom’s ability to effectively deal with such attacks and their impact. More »

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

:: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday that the Aramco attacks are a dangerous escalation. Justifying the terrorist attacks on the two oil facilities as a More »

 

Tag Archives: ISIS

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

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

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