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: Damascus

Syrian troops besiege ISIS stronghold

Syrian government forces are besieging the last ISIS stronghold in the northern province of Aleppo, weeks after launching an offensive to retake the entire province, state media and an opposition monitoring group reported Thursday. The push on Deir Hafer comes

Syrian rebels launch second Damascus attack in three days

Syrian rebels stormed a government-held area in northeastern Damascus on Tuesday for the second time in three days, sources on both sides said, pressing the boldest assault on the capital by opposition fighters in several years. The spokesman for one

‘Intense’ strikes pound East Damascus after rebel assault

Heavy air strikes pounded rebel positions in east Damascus on Monday, a monitoring group said, as Syrian government forces pushed back a rebel assault. “There have been intense air strikes since dawn on opposition-held positions in Jobar from which the

Fierce battles erupt between Syrian regime, rebels near Damascus

Syrian government forces battled rebels on the fringes of Damascus on Sunday, after the rebels attacked from a residential district towards a main square that is a gateway to the heart of the Old City, rebels and a monitor said.

Suicide bomber strikes Damascus justice building, killing 30

At least 25 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack at a court house in Damascus on Wednesday, state media reported, the second bomb attack in the Syrian capital in five days. The attack targeted the Palace of Justice

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham claims responsibility for deadly Damascus bombings

Syria’s former Al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front on Sunday said in a statement it was behind twin bombings targeting Shiite pilgrims in the center of Damascus that killed 74 people. “On Saturday… a twin attack was carried out by two

Twin bombings kill 30 in Damascus old city

Twin explosions Saturday near religious shrines frequented by Shiite pilgrims in the Syrian capital Damascus killed at least 40 Iraqis, Syria’s interior minister and media reported. Syria State TV aired footage from the scene showing blood-soaked streets and several damaged

ISIS pulls back from Syria’s Palmyra

ISIS militants withdrew from much of the Syrian oasis city of Palmyra overnight, a monitor said Thursday, but government forces paused before entering its ravaged ancient ruins because of mines. Russian-backed Syrian troops pushed into a western neighborhood of the

Syrian regime launch deadly rocket attack on funeral

Sixteen people, including two women, were killed Saturday when government forces launched a barrage of rockets that hit a funeral on the edges of the Syrian capital, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said “seven rockets and

Return home, Syrian FM urges refugees

Syria’s foreign minister on Monday called on the country’s refugees to return home, official media reported, without directly commenting on a US ban targeting them. Walid Muallem “renewed the invitation of the government to Syrian refugees living in neighboring countries

Opposition denies army grabs Syria water spring

Syrian government forces entered the village of Ain al-Fija near Damascus on Saturday and took control from rebels of a spring and pumping station that supply most of the capital’s water, a military media unit run by Lebanese group Hezbollah

Syrian opposition: Wadi Barada clashes leave 12 dead, 20 wounded

The Syrian opposition said on Sunday that 12 died and 20 were wounded by the Syrian regime as the Syrian army and allied militia clashed with rebels in Wadi Barada near Damascus on Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

Intelligence officer killed in Damascus blast

News websites affiliated with al-Assad regime, based in Lattakia, Homs, Tartus and Damascus, reported the death of Colonel Munther Salah Haider, an officer in the military intelligence, who was killed in the bombing that hit the Kafr Sousa municipality in

Damascus region governor: Water will be restored soon

Engineers have entered a damaged rebel-held water pumping station and supplies will soon be restored to the Syrian capital, the governor of Damascus Countryside Province said on state television on Friday. The engineers had entered the facilities at Ain al-Fija

Syrian army: Israel fires rockets at air base near capital

Syrian army command said on Friday that Israel fired rockets at a major military airbase outside Damascus, and warned Tel Aviv of repercussions of what it called a “flagrant” attack. The explosions were heard in the capital, and residents in

Suicide attack rocks Syria’s capital

A powerful blast caused by a suicide bomber hit a heavily policed district of the Syrian capital on Thursday with at least seven killed, a police source told state television. The source was quoted by state television as saying a

Syrian rebels deny report of Wadi Barada ceasefire

A senior Syrian rebel official denied a report on Friday that a ceasefire had been reached between rebels and government forces in the Wadi Barada area near Damascus, where bombardments have knocked out the capital’s main water source. The government

Syrian army seeks to retake capital’s water supply

The Syrian army escalated aerial bombing of a rebel-held valley northwest of Damascus in an offensive begun last week to recapture the strategic area where a major spring provides most of the capital’s water supplies, rebels and residents said on

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