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 »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »

 

Tag Archives: 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,

Syrian Democratic forces say Raqqa liberated from ISIS

:: A commander with the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces battling ISIS says the city of Raqqa has been liberated from the radical militants and that combing operations are underway to clear the city of land mines and extremist sleeper cells.

Philippines’ Duterte says Marawi city ‘liberated’ after ISIS siege

:: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday declared a southern city “liberated from terrorists” after a five-month battle against militants loyal to ISIS. Duterte made the declaration in a rain-soaked speech to troops in Marawi where they have been fighting

Philippines: Last leaders of ISIS-tied siege killed in Marawi

:: The last two surviving leaders of a deadly siege in the southern Philippines, including a top Asian terror suspect, were killed Monday in a push by thousands of troops to retake the last pocket of Marawi city still held

US strikes kill ‘dozens’ at ISIS training camps in Yemen

:: The US military said Monday it killed dozens of ISIS fighters at the group’s training camps in central Yemen, in the first such strikes in the country’s conflict. Witnesses said villagers were prevented by tribal leaders from approaching the

Kobani struggles to cope alone after key victory over Daesh

:: Almost three years after Kurdish fighters defeated Daesh in the Syrian town of Kobani, residents still mourn the dead and feel abandoned by their foreign allies as they struggle to rebuild. Daesh’s defeat in predominately Kurdish Kobani in early

24 militants, six soldiers killed in attacks in Egypt’s Sinai, military says

:: At least 24 militants and six soldiers were killed on Sunday in attacks on military outposts in North Sinai, the Egyptian military said in a statement. The statement did not give details, but security and medical sources said about

US-backed SDF says 275 ISIS militants left Raqqa city

:: US-backed militias said they had launched their final assault on Syria’s Raqqa on Sunday after a convoy of ISIS militants left the city, leaving only a hardcore of militants to mount a last stand. “The battle will continue until

US-backed SDF to let Syrian ISIS fighters leave Raqqa

:: Syrian ISIS fighters are set to abandon Raqqa in a withdrawal agreed with US-backed Syrian militias that have them surrounded, a militia spokesman said on Saturday, as the extremist’ defeat in their former Syrian capital edged closer. Officials gave

Morocco arrests 11 suspects linked to ISIS

:: Moroccan police on Saturday arrested 11 members of an “extremely dangerous terrorist” cell linked to ISIS and seized chemical products used to make bombs, the interior ministry said. The suspects were active in the neighboring northern cities of Fez

Two arrested over deadly Marseille train station attack

:: French police investigating the fatal stabbing of two young women in the southern city of Marseille, an attack claimed by ISIS, have arrested two men, a judicial source said Wednesday. The pair, aged 24 and 29, were arrested on

Brainwashed by a cult: French priest offers therapy to ‘reclaim’ Yazidi captives

:: It was a lucky haircut that opened the doors of Iraq to Father Patrick Desbois. In 2015, the French priest was trying to find a way to get into Iraq and help the Yazidi people fleeing Islamic State militants,

Russian warplane crashes at air base in Syria, ‘crew didn’t eject in time’

:: A Sukhoi military jet crashed while trying to take off from Russia’s Hmeimim base in Syria on Tuesday, killing the crew, Russian news agencies quoted a military spokesman as saying. “The Su-24 plane rolled off the runway and broke

US-backed Syrian fighters preparing for final push in Raqqa

:: US-backed fighters in northern Syria are preparing for a final offensive on neighborhoods still held by the ISIS group in the city of Raqqa, a spokesperson for the group said Monday. A US official affirmed that the battle for

Iraq’s talks with Exxon on southern oilfields in final stages

:: Iraq’s talks with Exxon Mobil to develop a multi-billion-dollar project to boost output from several southern oilfields are nearing completion, oil minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Monday. “Talks are in advanced final stages with Exxon to develop and finance

Hamas arrests suspected militant leader in Gaza

:: Hamas police detained a suspected militant leader in Gaza on Saturday, a security source said, the latest in a series of arrests of those accused of ISIS group ideology. “This morning, security forces arrested Nour Issa, 27, who is

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