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 »


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Insurgents fired 370 rockets at two Syrian Shiite villages

Insurgents detonated at least five car bombs and fired 370 rockets at two Shiite villages in northwestern Syria on Friday, a monitor said, in a new assault on besieged government-held areas. An alliance of insurgent groups, including al-Qaeda’s al-Nusra Front,

Syria starts using new Russian arms: source

The Syrian military has recently started using new types of air and ground weapons supplied by Russia, a Syrian military source said on Thursday. The source described the weapons as highly accurate and effective, adding that the army had started

Lebanon police, demonstrators clash outside parliament

Police in Beirut clashed with anti-corruption demonstrators trying to break through barbed wire protecting Lebanon’s parliament on Wednesday, making several arrests, an AFP correspondent reported. Inside parliament, representatives of the country’s political factions were holding a second round of talks

Anti-corruption protesters rally outside Lebanon ministry

Dozens of activists held a protest on Tuesday outside a Finance Ministry building in Lebanon’s capital, after failing to storm it — part of a recent series of anti-government rallies stemming from a trash collection crisis. The protesters attempted to

Cameron in Jordan for Syria refugee talks

Prime Minister David Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in Jordan on Monday for a visit to a Syrian refugee camp and talks with King Abdullah II, the foreign ministry in Amman said. Before Jordan, Cameron toured a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon

Syria group: Russia expanding major Syrian airport

A Syrian group says Russian forces are expanding the tarmac of a major airport in Syria’s coastal province of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar Assad and his minority sect. The head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights,

Clashes near Damascus kill 80 in six days

At least 80 rebels and regime fighters have been killed in six days of clashes northeast of Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said Sunday. The deaths came in clashes that began on Tuesday when two prominent Islamist

Rebels storm Syria’s largest prison near Damascus

An Islamist rebel group stormed Syria’s largest prison on Friday, seizing two buildings in the complex near Damascus amid heavy fighting, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. “Jaish al-Islam entered Adra prison and seized two buildings in the women’s

Security forces lock down Beirut ahead of meeting, protest

Lebanese security services locked down central Beirut on Wednesday as politicians gathered to discuss ways out of a political crisis that has paralysed government and fueled a wave of street protests. Activists mobilising against government failures including a waste disposal

Unseasonal sandstorm hits Lebanon, Syria and Jordan

An unseasonal sandstorm hit Lebanon and Syria, covering Beirut and Damascus with a blanket of yellow dust on Tuesday, sending hundreds of people to hospitals with breathing difficulties and causing the deaths of two women, officials said. Reduced visibility prompted

U.S. asks Greece to deny Russian flights to Syria

The U.S. has asked Greece to deny Russia the use of its airspace for supply flights to Syria, a Greek official said on Monday, after Washington told Moscow it was deeply concerned by reports of a Russian military buildup in

Syria’s opposition groups agree on ‘roadmap’

Syria’s two main political opposition groups agreed on Thursday on a unified “roadmap” for a political solution to the country’s long-running civil war, representatives of the groups said. In Brussels, where the Syrian opposition groups have been meeting, representatives of

Franciscan priest feared kidnapped by al-Qaeda in Syria

A Franciscan priest serving in northern Syria has gone missing and is feared to have been kidnapped by Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front, his religious superiors and monitoring groups said Tuesday. The Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land, with which he

Dozens of families flee regime strikes on Syria’s Palmyra

Dozens of families fled the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group-controlled Syrian town of Palmyra on Tuesday after unprecedented heavy government air strikes which killed at least five people, a monitor said. “In the last 48 hours, more

Nusra suicide blast kills 25 soldiers in Aleppo

A suicide bomber from al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, Al-Nusra Front, killed 25 soldiers and fighters loyal to President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in an attack on an army base in government-held western Aleppo on Monday, a Britain-based monitoring group said. The attacker

Mosque bombing kills 15 al-Qaeda fighters in Syria

Activists say a bomb has exploded inside a mosque where al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria was holding a fast-breaking meal, killing at least 14. Activists say the bombing inside the Salem Mosque in the northern town of Ariha occurred shortly after

Syria mosque blast kills Nusra Front militants

An explosion in a mosque in northern Syria killed 25 members of Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, including one of its leaders, as they attended Ramadan prayers, a monitoring group said Friday. Director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami Abdel

Syrian hospitals shut after regime raids: Monitor

Four hospitals in the southern Syrian province of Daraa have been forced to close in recent days after intensive government air strikes, a monitor said on Thursday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 18 people were killed

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