Turkey tells Israeli envoy to return to Israel ‘for some time’ after Gaza deaths

:: The Turkish Foreign Ministry has told Israel’s consul general in Istanbul to return to Israel “for some time”, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday, after Israeli forces killed more than More »

Saudi Arabia condemns brutal Israeli aggression against unarmed Palestinians

:: Saudi Arabia’s government on Tuesday said it opposed the US decision to relocate its Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “The Kingdom rejects the American administration’s decision to transfer its More »

Lebanon’s Hariri make major change in his staff after election setback

:: Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has replaced his chief of staff after his Future Party lost more than a third of its seats in parliamentary elections a week ago. The Future More »

Saudi Arabia ‘to seek nuclear weapon’ if Iran resumes program

:: Iran’s actions amount to a “declaration of war,” the Saudi foreign minister warned on Wednesday, after two ballistic missiles were fired toward Riyadh by Tehran-backed Houthi militias. Adel Al-Jubeir, speaking to More »

Saudi FM says kingdom to resume efforts to address Iran’s hostile policies

:: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir reaffirmed the kingdom’s support of US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran and reinstate economic sanctions, and said that More »

 

Tag Archives: Islamic State

Egypt refers 555 ISIS Sinai suspects to trial

:: Egypt’s public prosecutor has referred to military trial 555 people accused of belonging to a branch of the ISIS group in the Sinai Peninsula, a judicial official said Tuesday. The 555 were alleged to have formed 43 cells as

US Navy jets begin sorties against ISIS in Syria from Mediterranean

:: A US naval strike force led by aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman began sorties on May 3 against Islamic State in Syria, continuing missions by a US-led coalition against the militants. The force joined the US Sixth Fleet

30 regime forces killed fighting ISIS in Damascus

:: More than 30 Syrian government troops have been killed in a southern district of the capital in a fierce counter-offensive by Islamic State group fighters, a monitor said Monday. Regime forces are seeking to end ISIS’s years-long foothold in

Syrian rebels start pull-out from south Damascus

:: Syrian rebels began pulling out of an enclave they have surrendered in south Damascus on Thursday, but a few fighters in another besieged area near Homs shelled government areas after their groups agreed to quit. The enclaves in south

Drive-by shooting kills eight north of Baghdad

:: Iraqi officials say gunmen in two speeding cars opened fire on civilians near a town north of Baghdad, killing at least eight people and wounding 13. Eyewitnesses told the police they saw the gunmen displaying the black ISIS flag.

US-backed Syrian forces resume battle against ISIS

:: US-backed Syrian militias on Tuesday relaunched their offensive to seize the last territory ISIS controls in the east near the border with Iraq. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias, had paused the battle

US-led coalition signals end of major operations against ISIS in Iraq

:: The US-led coalition signaled on Monday the end of major combat operations against ISIS in Iraq by announcing the “deactivation” of its land forces command headquarters. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over the ISIS in December, five

US would ‘probably regret’ lack of holding force in Syria, says Mattis

:: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday the United States would “probably regret” not keeping a holding force in Syria to ensure that ISIS militants did not re-emerge, the latest sign that a total US withdrawal was unlikely.

Syria regime bombardment kills 17 civilians in south Damascus

:: Syrian regime air strikes and shelling killed 17 civilians including seven children on Friday in the Palestinian camp of Yarmuk in southern Damascus, a Britain-based monitor said. Regime forces have pounded southern districts of the capital since April 19

Egypt says three soldiers, 30 extremists killed in restive Sinai

:: Three soldiers and 30 extremists have been killed in the past week in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula where the military is battling ISIS, the army said Wednesday. Around 200 extremists and at least 33 government troops have now been killed

Five civilians killed in Syria regime shelling on ISIS-held district

:: Five civilians have been killed in 24 hours in regime shelling on a southern district of Syria’s capital held by ISIS, a monitor said Sunday. Syrian troops are waging an intense bombing campaign against Yarmuk, a Palestinian refugee camp

Saudi Arabia condemns Kabul suicide bombing

:: An official source at the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the kingdom strongly condemns the suicide bombing attack that targeted a voter registration center in Kabul on Sunday and killed at least 31 people while injuring 54

Syrian military pummels ISIS-held districts in Damascus

:: Syrian government forces used warplanes, helicopters and artillery on Sunday to pound districts of the capital held by ISIS and the Nusra Front, in a bid to enforce an evacuation deal reached with the militants earlier in the week.

Dozens of bodies found in Raqqa mass grave

:: Dozens of bodies, including those of militants and civilians, have been found in a mass grave in the former ISIS stronghold of Raqqa in Syria, a local official said on Saturday. The former de facto “capital” of the group

White House: Trump wants US forces in Syria to come home as quickly as possible

:: President Donald Trump still wants US forces in Syria to return home as soon as possible, the White House said on Sunday, after French President Emmanuel Macron said he had convinced Trump to keep a US presence there for

Saudi Crown Prince: Evil triangle is Iran, Muslim Brotherhood, extremist groups

:: Saudi Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman confirmed that Islam is a religion of peace and that the “triangle of evil” that seeks to exploit and distort it to achieve their agendas consists of Iran, the Muslim Brotherhood and extremist

Egypt’s Sisi confirms militants almost defeated, ahead of poll

:: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday that militants in the Sinai Peninsula would soon be defeated as he visited troops three days ahead of the presidential election as he runs for a second term, state news agency

UN envoy De Mistura: Syria partition ‘catastrophe’, fears return of ISIS

:: Syria is heading for a catastrophic partition and could see the return of ISIS if there is no inclusive peace settlement, UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Monday. “The truth is that a soft, long-term partition of

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