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

Iran executes ‘most atrocious’ war crimes in Aleppo

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force is accused of playing an extensive role in the destruction of Aleppo, an Iranian opposition group says in a new intelligence report. Among other things, the country is building a network of stations

Russia: Aleppo rebels who are staying ‘will be destroyed’

The Syrian government and its ally Russia on Tuesday issued stark warnings to rebels in besieged eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo, with Moscow’s top diplomat saying the rebels will be wiped out unless they stop fighting and leave the city. Damascus

Russia hopes Aleppo situation can be resolved by year-end

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Wednesday he hoped that the situation in Syria’s Aleppo could be sorted out by the end of this year, the RIA news agency cited him as saying. “We are hoping for this

Syria regime forces retake largest Aleppo rebel area

Syrian government forces have retaken “full control” of the rebel-held district of Masaken Hanano in northern battlefield city Aleppo, state media said on Saturday. State television said “the armed forces retook full control” of the largest rebel district in the

Clashes in east Aleppo after army warning

Syrian government forces clashed with rebels on the outskirts of eastern Aleppo city Sunday, a monitor said, after residents received messages from the army giving opposition fighters 24 hours to leave. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor,

Assad: Syria war part of global, regional conflict

President Bashar Assad rejected US accusations that Syrian or Russian planes struck an aid convoy in Aleppo or that his troops were preventing food from entering the city’s rebel-held eastern neighborhoods, blaming the US for the collapse of a cease-fire

Death toll in deadly Syria bombings rises to 38

At least 38 people were killed in a string of bombings inside government territory in Syria, state media reported Monday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group, which maintains a network of contacts inside the country, put the

Fighters evacuated from besieged Syria town reach rebel city

A first group of rebels and their families evacuated from the Syrian town of Daraya after four years of government siege have reached opposition-held territory, a monitor said on Saturday. At least five buses carrying fighters and their families arrived

UN invites Assad regime to new peace talks

UN deputy Syria envoy Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy on Sunday invited Damascus to new peace talks with the opposition at the end of August, drawing a positive response from the government. On Tuesday, the world body’s special envoy Staffan de Mistura

Syrian opposition proposes Ramadan truce

Syrian opposition proposes nationwide Ramadan truce. Syria’s main opposition has proposed a nationwide Ramadan truce, opposition delegate Basma Kodmani said on Wednesday. The proposal was made in a letter from Riad Hijab, the coordinator of the opposition High Negotiations Committee,

Russia: US force deployment violates Syria’s sovereignty

Russia dubbed US plans to increase number of military personnel in Syria as illegal and violating the conflict-torn country’s sovereignty, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said. “It is impossible for us to be not worried that such an action by

ISIS claims responsibility for a car bomb blast in Damascus

ISIS militants claimed responsibility for detonating a car laden with explosives near a Syrian army checkpoint in the capital on Monday, a news agency close to the militants said. State media earlier reported at least five were killed and 20

Assad departure ruled out ahead of talks

A top Syrian official urged the opposition to let go of its dream of easing President Bashar Assad out of power in a transitional government, complicating peace talks that resumed Wednesday in Geneva on ending the five-year civil war. As

250 Syrians missing after ISIS attack Damascus

Around 250 Syrian civilians are feared kidnapped after an attack by ISIS on a cement factory east of Damascus, residents told AFP on Thursday. “We haven’t been able to reach our family members since noon on Monday after an attack

ISIS attacks Assad forces near capital, 18 killed in Aleppo

ISIS militants launched attacks on government-held areas near Damascus overnight on Tuesday and Syrian rebels shelled on Wednesday a Kurdish neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo, killing 18 people. Later the day, the Syrian army and its allies launched

Russia, US discuss securing Syria ceasefire

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke on Friday with US Secretary of State John Kerry about measures that could be taken to strengthen the fragile ceasefire in Syria, the Russian ministry said, the day after airstrikes killed 30 in a

Experts: Palmyra’s dynamited temple can be restored

Palmyra’s renowned Temple of Bel, blown up by ISIS last year, is not beyond repair but the full extent of damage in the ancient city could take weeks to establish because of mines laid amid the ruins, Syria’s antiquities chief

Syria troops remove mines, bombs after Palmyra taken from ISIS

A Syrian military official says bomb squads are working on removing mines and bombs planted by ISIS in the historic town of Palmyra. The official says the explosives have been planted across much of Palmyra, including residential areas as well

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