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

Well done, America, you’ve crushed Daesh. Now what?

Chris Doyle

By : Chris Doyle :: Of all the cities in the Middle East that have been flattened in the past five years, and the list is long, Raqqa has been crushed to the greatest silence. The city was “slaughtered silently.”

Saudi Arabia lists two entities and eleven names supporting al-Qaeda, ISIS

:: As part of the efforts targeting terrorism, Saudi State Security has listed two entities and 11 names of leaders, financiers and supporters of Al Qaeda and ISIS organization. The Saudi State Security listing targeted financiers and facilitators for the

Why it’s too soon to celebrate the defeat of Daesh

Maria Dubovikova

By : Maria Dubovikova :: The state of Daesh, which was announced in July 2014 from Al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul, has caused an earthquake in the whole of the Middle East. Nowadays it is causing another tremor as it nears

Deadly air strike hits Syrian govt-held Deir al-Zor

:: An air raid in the government-held Qusur district of Deir al-Zor city in eastern Syria killed more than a dozen people, Syrian state television and a war monitor said on Monday. State television said jets from a US-led international

ISIS ‘executed’ 128 in revenge campaign in Syrian town of Qaryatain

:: ISIS killed 128 people it suspected of collaborating with the Syrian regime in al-Qaryatain this month before losing the desert down to government forces, a monitor said Monday. “ISIS has over a period of 20 days executed more than

Philippines declares battle with pro-ISIS militants over in Marawi City

:: The Philippines on Monday announced the end of five months of military operations in a southern city held by pro-ISIS militants, after a fierce and unfamiliar urban war that has marked the country’s biggest security crisis in years. Offensive

A theoretical execution of Bachir Gemayel’s assassin

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed :: Misleading slogans were popular at the beginning of the 1980s that marked the worst turns in the region’s history and led to the political deterioration which has lasted until today. If terrorism had been contained

Report suggests Qatar transferring ISIS militants from Iraq and Syria to Libya

:: ISIS militants have allegedly begun to regroup in south Libya with Qatar’s help after the Gulf state was accused of transferring hundreds of fighters from Syria and Iraq to Libya, a UAE-based newspaper reported on Saturday. Military sources told

US-backed militias seize key oil field in east Syria

:: US-backed militias said they captured a major oil field in Deir al-Zor province on Sunday, pressing their offensive against ISIS fighters in eastern Syria. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said they gained control of al-Omar oil field, one of

Russia likens US coalition bombing of Raqqa to WWII Dresden

:: Russia on Sunday accused the US-led coalition in Syria of having flattened Raqqa with a Dresden-like bombing campaign and masking the destruction with a rush of humanitarian aid. In a statement, the defense ministry said that Raqqa — the

Israel hits Syrian regime artillery after Golan fire

:: The Israeli army attacked Syrian government artillery on Saturday after fire across the armistice line hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and warned it would intensify such retaliation in the future. The Syrian government controls only party of the territory

Death toll rises in attack on Egyptian police officers in Giza

:: Security sources say at least 52 police officers killed in shoot-out with suspected militants in Giza, southwest Cairo The officers were killed on Friday during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in Egypt’s Western desert. The sources said

Saudi minister says terror groups will be eliminated just like ISIS

:: Saudi Minister of State for Gulf Affairs Thamer al-Sabhan said on Thursday that just like ISIS was defeated, other terrorist organizations and parties will be eliminated as well. “Just like ISIS was eliminated, its brothers will be eliminated too,

Eliminating Daesh on the ground is only half the battle

Abdel Latif el-Menawy

By : Abdellatif El-Menawy :: When the media speaks about Daesh, I immediately recall the lines by the Egyptian poet Amal Dunqul: “Do not dream of a happy world For behind every deceased Caesar is a new one.” Perhaps the

Philippines says ‘big possibility’ Malaysian militant leader killed

:: The Philippine military said on Thursday there was a “big possibility” that a top Malaysian militant tipped to become ISIS’ point man in Southeast Asia has been killed in an overnight battle. Thirteen rebels among the few dozen ISIS

SDF: Campaign against ISIS in eastern Syria to speed up

:: A US-backed campaign against ISIS in eastern Syria will accelerate now the extremist group has been defeated in its former capital Raqqa, a spokesman for US-allied Syrian militias said on Wednesday. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which announced the

Brigadier General Issam Zahreddine, Commander of Syrian forces, killed in Deir al-Zor

:: Brigadier general of the Republican Guard and the commander of operations in Deir al-Zor, Issam Zahreddine, was killed in a mine explosion in the Hawija-Sakr area inside the city of Deir al-Zor, according to Syrian media. Zahreddine played a

US will help restore water, power to Raqqa after fall of ISIS

:: The United States will take the lead in helping to clear rubble and restore basic services after the fall of ISIS in ts Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, the US State Department said on Tuesday. “We will assist and take,

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