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: Syria

Syria violence interrupts food distribution in some areas

:: Syrian warplanes have struck rebel-held towns and villages in the country’s northwest as the World Food Program says weeks long violence has hampered some of its activities in the area. WFP said in a statement on Tuesday that due

Syrian air defense downs Israeli missiles: State media

:: Syrian air defense shot down a number of Israeli missiles targeting the south of the country early Wednesday, the official SANA news agency said. The attack was launched around 2 am local time (2300 GMT Tuesday) against the Tall

Regime, Russia fire kills 25 civilians in northwest Syria

:: The Syrian regime and Russian fire on Monday killed 25 civilians including seven children in different parts of a northwestern region beyond government control, a Britain-based war monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 13 of those

Tension forces evacuation of Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon

:: Dozens of Syrian refugees dismantled their tents, filled trucks with belongings and left a camp they lived in for years in eastern Lebanon on Sunday after local authorities ordered them to evacuate in the aftermath of a brawl with

Turkey says it will not withdraw posts in Syria after government attacks

:: Turkey will not evacuate its military observation post in northern Syria’s Idlib, the last rebel stronghold in the region, after a suspected Syrian government attack this month, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said. Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency has

Russian air strikes kill 10 civilians in northwest Syria

:: Air strikes by Syrian regime ally Russia have killed 10 civilians including five children in a northwestern extremist bastion, a monitor said Monday, hours after Moscow announced a ceasefire there. Clashes between regime forces and extremists raged Monday on

Russia says it repelled an attack on its main Syrian air base: RIA

:: Russia’s Ministry of Defense said on Monday that it had repelled a drone and missile attack on its main air base in Syria over the weekend and accused former Nusra Front militants of being behind the assault, the RIA

Projectiles fired from Israeli-held territory, says Syrian state media

:: Syrian air defenses targeted projectiles fired from the direction of Israel for the second night in a row, Syrian state media said on Saturday. The projectiles came from “occupied territory” into the airspace in southern Syria, state news agency

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears in video for first time since 2014

:: The elusive chief of ISIS extremist group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has appeared for the first time since 2014 in a propaganda video released on Monday by the extremist group’s al-Furqan media network. It is unclear when the footage was

US envoy says no timetable for full US withdrawal from Syria

:: ISIS extremist group is down to its last few hundred fighters and less than a square kilometer of land in a battle for its final Syrian stronghold, although it may have 15,000-20,000 armed adherents in Syria and Iraq US

ISIS clings on in face of Kurdish-led assault in Syria

:: US-backed forces battled ISIS fighters overnight as the extremists clung onto their crumbling bastion in eastern Syria on Saturday. “Clashes broke out again last night and have continued since,” said Adnane Afrine, spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces

Coalition warplanes strike last ISIS enclave in eastern Syria

:: US-led coalition warplanes struck ISIS extremist group last stronghold in eastern Syria and hundreds of civilians fled the besieged enclave on Monday as US-backed fighters pressed their campaign to seize it. Coalition jets roared overhead as columns of white

ISIS claims deadly suicide attack on Kurdish-US convoy in Syria

:: An ISIS-claimed suicide car bomb attack on a military convoy in northeastern Syria killed on Monday five members of a Kurdish-led force accompanying US troops in an anti-extremist coalition, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said

Erdogan to Trump: Turkey ready to take over Syria’s Manbij

:: Turkey is ready to take over security in Syria’s Manbij, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told US President Donald Trump in a telephone call on Sunday, the Turkish presidency said in a statement. Erdogan said an attack that left four

Syria’s opposition calls for reviewing decisions dealing with Assad regime

:: The head of the Syrian Negotiation Commission of opposition and revolution forces, Nasr al-Hariri expressed hope that the countries which announced restoring relations with the Syrian regime, will reconsider their decisions. In a press conference in the Saudi capital

Syrian army reinforced close to front with Turkish-backed forces

:: Syrian government troops backed by Russian forces have sent extra troops towards the city of Manbij in coordination with the militia that controls it, a militia spokesman said, as Turkish-backed Syrian rebels said they were preparing to attack it.

Turkey warns France ‘no benefit’ in protecting Kurd militia

:: France will not gain in any way by retaining forces to protect Kurdish militias in Syria, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Tuesday, after Paris announced it would maintain a presence despite an imminent US withdrawal. Washington’s decision to pull

Turkey sends military reinforcements to Syria border

:: Turkey has sent reinforcements to the border with Syria, Turkish media reported on Monday, after Washington ordered the withdrawal of its ground forces from the war-ravaged nation. A Turkish military convoy with howitzers and artillery batteries as well as

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