Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

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 »


Tag Archives: AL-QAEDA

Al-Qaeda releases longest-held hostage in Mali after 6 years

:: Al-Qaeda’s North Africa branch has freed a South African man who was held hostage for six years in Mali and he is now home, South Africa’s government announced Thursday, denying it had paid any ransom. Stephen McGown, who was

Free Speech or Terror TV? Al Jazeera’s Support for ISIS and Al Queda

Thomas C. Mountain

By : Thomas C. Mountain :: Al Jazeera’s Arabic TV channel has been promoting both ISIS and Al Queda/Al Nusra for years now. ISIS and Al Nusra representatives appearing on the channel are greeted with “welcome back brother” and when

On the Qatari-Saudi dispute in Syria

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed :: The current brokenness in spirit in Syria is sad and its future consequences are dangerous. It comes amid a dispute between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, the two countries which were partners in supporting the Syrian

Suicide bomber kills and injures scores in Syria’s Idlib province

:: A suicide bomber rammed a car laden with explosives into a gathering of rebels near the rebel-held northwestern Syrian city of Idlib on Wednesday, killing and injuring scores, rebel sources said. They said the blast ripped a textile factory

Two suspected al-Qaeda militants killed in Yemen drone strike

:: Two suspected al-Qaeda militants were killed in a drone strike while traveling on a motorbike in southern Yemen late on Saturday, residents said. The men died on the outskirts of al-Wadei town in Abyan province, said residents who identified

Libyan militant group Ansar al-Sharia says it has dissolved

:: The Libyan militant group Ansar al-Sharia, which is linked to al-Qaeda and deemed a terrorist organization by the UN and United States, announced its “dissolution” in a communique published online on Saturday. Washington accuses the group of being behind

Multiple American troops injured in deadly Yemen raid

:: Multiple US troops were injured in a Tuesday raid against a compound associated with al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen in which at least seven militants were killed, the Pentagon said. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told reporters

Pentagon says US forces kill seven al-Qaeda militants in Yemen raid

:: US forces have carried out a ground raid on an Al-Qaeda compound in Yemen, killing seven militants, the Pentagon said late Monday. The raid took place in Maarib Governorate in the early hours on Tuesday local time. “During this

American Al Qaeda member turned informant avoids long sentence

:: A New York City-born former al Qaeda member who plotted to attack a commuter railroad will be released in three months after spending 8-1/2 years in custody because of the extensive intelligence he provided US investigators after his arrest,

US offers $10 million reward for Syria rebel leader

:: The Trump administration is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information about the whereabouts of the military leader of Syria’s al-Qaeda affiliated Nusra Front. The State Department says the reward will be paid for information “leading

Yemen’s Hadramout celebrates first anniversary of liberation from al-Qaeda

Skies of the port city of Mukalla in Yemen lit up with fireworks on Monday as locals celebrated the one-year anniversary of liberation from al-Qaeda. Hundreds of residents took to the streets of the capital of the southeastern governorate of

Drone strike kills three civilians, four militants in Yemen

Three Yemeni civilians were killed when a drone attacked four suspected al-Qaeda militants traveling in a vehicle in the southern part of the country, residents and a local official said on Monday. Residents said the attack in al-Saeed area of

Al-Qaeda leader tells fighters to prepare for long Syria wars

Al-Qaeda’s leader has urged his followers and all militants in Syria to unite ranks and prepare for protracted jihad, or holy war. Ayman al-Zawahri tells the militants to remain steadfast and change tactics to a guerrilla war. His remarks came

ISIS seeking alliance with al Qaeda, Iraqi vice president says

ISIS is talking to al Qaeda about a possible alliance as Iraqi troops close in on ISIS fighters in Mosul, Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi said in an interview on Monday. Allawi said he got the information on Monday from

Trio who tried to blow up US plane gets 15-year jail in Jordan

The State Security Court in Jordan on Wednesday handed over a 15-year imprisonment sentence along with hard labor to three terrorists who were convicted of plotting to carry out attacks and provide the funding for terror operations. The public hearing

US conducts around 20 more Yemen strikes targeting al-Qaeda

US aircraft have conducted about 20 additional air strikes on Al-Qaeda in Yemen in recent days, the Pentagon said Monday, as it continues its stepped-up campaign against the jihadists. The strikes occurred over the weekend, Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff

What next for global jihad?

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

By : Dr. Azeem Ibrahim Global jihadism is a phenomenon that has been around in its current, recognisable form since the ‘90s, and has, by now, become a permanent feature of the world order. It all started with Al Qaeda,

Army regains territory lost in central Syria

Syria’s army and allies have regained most of the territory they lost during an assault by rebels and militants earlier this month in the country’s center, a monitor said Friday. “The regime has recaptured 75 percent of the territory it

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