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: DAESH

Lebanese Army nears victory over Daesh

:: The Lebanese Army needs to liberate Martbia, Siraj Hiqab Al-Shir and Al-Shahut in the barrens of Ras Baalbek and Al-Qaa to declare victory over Daesh, a Lebanese military source told Arab News. The Lebanese military command said in a

Clearing Iraqi cities of explosives may take decades

:: The wires protruding from the small, misshapen stuffed animal revealed the deadly booby-trap tucked inside. For the people of Mosul, the sophisticated bomb was a reminder of how difficult it will be to return to homes littered with hidden

Lebanese govt stresses commitment to rid country of terror groups

:: Lebanese President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri on Tuesday stressed the government’s commitment to clearing Lebanese territory from terrorist groups. They highlighted Lebanon’s commitment to the international coalition against terrorism, outlining “the urgent need not to waste

Taliban, Daesh jointly massacred 50 civilians: Afghan officials

:: The Taliban and Daesh group jointly massacred dozens of civilians in an Afghan village, officials said Monday, highlighting rare co-operation between the insurgents that could increase the strain on Afghanistan’s beleaguered security forces. The fighters killed more than 50

UN urges all countries to halt weapons flow to Daesh, Al-Qaeda

Nikki Haley

:: The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution urging all countries to eliminate the supply of weapons to Daesh and other “terrorists” including by taking legal action against suppliers and marking arms to improve their traceability. The resolution,

Daesh after Mosul

Daoud Kuttab

By : Daoud Kuttab :: Last week, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi declared that Daesh had been driven out of Mosul, the city where the group first announced its self-styled caliphate three years ago. Before long, Daesh is expected also

Foreigners among 29 Daesh suspects detained in Istanbul for ‘planning attack’

:: Anti-terror officers in Istanbul detained 29 suspected members of Daesh, while UN feared a “significant risk of torture” against senior rights activists including a regional director of Amnesty International who were arrested in Turkey this week. At least 22

Is this the end of Daesh?

Fahad Nazer

By : Fahad Nazer :: The world breathed a collective, but tentative sigh of relief this week as news from Iraq and Syria indicated that the terrorist group Daesh could be near collapse. This most despicable of terrorist groups has

The war on Daesh

Diana Moukalled

By : Diana Moukalled :: Daesh cares not for humans or stones; both are worthy only of death and destruction. Its only concern is to display that death and destruction. On Wednesday, Daesh blew up Mosul’s Grand Al-Nuri Mosque and

2 wanted terrorists killed in Qatif car bomb explosion

:: Two wanted terrorists were killed in a car explosion in the eastern city of Qatif on Thursday and police are said to be looking for three others who survived. Police have reportedly identified the two suspects as Fadhel Al-Hamada

Daesh downs Iraqi helicopter west of Mosul

:: An Iraqi air force helicopter has been downed west of Mosul Saturday afternoon after coming under fire from the Daesh group, according to Iraq’s joint operations command. The helicopter was hit while supporting Iraq’s mostly Shiite militia forces in

Daesh launches suicide attacks on US-backed Syrian fighters

Daesh militants launched two suicide attacks on US-backed Syrian opposition fighters near the border with Iraq, leaving at least 12 dead in the fighting and many wounded, opposition sources said on Sunday. They said eight Daesh militants and four of

Syrians flee Raqqa ‘hell’ as US-backed assault nears

In a muddy camp in northern Syria, civilians who fled Raqqa said fear of an expected US-backed assault on the Daesh group bastion was reaching a fever pitch. This week, hundreds of civilians escaped Raqqa and headed north to the

War on Daesh: Poke the nest and the hornets disperse

Linda S. Heard

By : Linda S. Heard Daesh’s territorial gains are shrinking fast. The eastern side of Mosul has been liberated. It is only a matter of time before the western areas of Iraq’s second-largest city are cleansed of vicious barbarians whose

War on Daesh: Pentagon enjoying greater freedom under Trump

President Donald Trump

The Pentagon under US President Donald Trump is enjoying greater freedom to run its wars the way it wants — and not constantly seek White House approval on important decisions. Many in the military appreciate this increased autonomy, but critics

What is in the offing for Daesh in Syria?

Yasar Yakis

By : Yasar Yakis There is light at the end of the tunnel in the fight against Daesh in Syria and Iraq, but it is not clear how soon the end of the tunnel will be reached. Russian, Iranian and

India beefs up security at Taj Mahal after Daesh threat

India has boosted security at the Taj Mahal after a pro-Daesh group reportedly warned of attacks in the country and threatened the 17th-century monument to love, police said Friday. Images published in local media showed a fighter in combat fatigues

Iran, the Kurds and Daesh in the US-Russia deal

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham The remarks by Nikki Haley, the US envoy to the UN, regarding Washington’s priorities in Syria, constitute both a convergence and a divergence with Russian priorities, as set out by Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov in

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