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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Truck bomb attack on soldiers kills 18 in Turkey

Ten Turkish soldiers and eight civilians were killed on Sunday when suspected Kurdish militants detonated a five-ton truck bomb that ripped through a checkpoint near a military outpost in the country’s southeast, the prime minister said. Another 27 people, including

Turkey declares curfew in southeast in fight against Kurdish militants

Turkey declared a round-the-clock curfew in rural areas near the city of Diyarbakir in southeast Turkey on Saturday, ahead of a planned military operation targeting Kurdish militants, the provincial governor’s office said. The move came a day after Turkish security

3 Turkish soldiers killed in bomb blast in southeast

Three Turkish soldiers were killed in a bomb blast Sunday in the southeast of the country, where the military is waging an offensive against Kurdish rebels, a military official said. Two of the soldiers were killed instantly when the device

Two soldiers killed, nearly 50 wounded in PKK attack in Turkey’s southeast

Two soldiers were killed and nearly 50 people wounded in a car bomb attack on a Turkish gendarmerie base in the southeastern town of Hani overnight, security sources said on Tuesday. A large vehicle laden with explosives rammed into the

Turkey detains Kurdish city car bomber

Turkish authorities on Saturday detained the suspected perpetrator of a car bomb attack in its main Kurdish-majority city that killed seven police, as a new bombing hit the troubled southeast. The suspect, named as A.C., was detained in the Kocakoy

Turkey PM visits Kurdish city after attacks

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Friday made a rare visit to the Kurdish-dominated city of Diyarbakir, declaring he was “not scared” after an attack blamed on rebels that killed seven police. Officials pointed the finger at the outlawed Kurdistan

Six police killed in bomb attack in Turkey’s Diyarbakir

Six police officers were killed and at least 23 people wounded on Thursday in a bomb attack targeting a Turkish police vehicle in the Kurdish-majority southeastern city of Diyarbakir, a security source said. The attack took place a day before

Three Turkish police killed in suspected PKK car bomb, gun attack

Three military police were killed and 22 injured in a car bombing on a barracks in Turkey’s restive southeast suspected to be the work of the militant Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), security sources said Friday. Thursday evening’s attack took place

Clashes spread to new areas of southeast Turkey after bombing

Four people were killed in clashes between security forces and Kurdish militants on Tuesday, security sources said, as fighting widened in southeast Turkey following a suicide bombing that killed 37 people in the capital Ankara. Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighters

Thirteen killed as Turkish forces clash with Kurdish militants

Three Turkish soldiers and 10 Kurdish militants have been killed in two clashes in southeast Turkey, the army said on Thursday, the latest casualties in a revived conflict that has killed hundreds since the collapse of a ceasefire last summer.

PKK rocket attack kills Turkish police officer

A Turkish police officer was killed and two wounded when suspected Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants fired a rocket at their armored vehicle in the town of Nusaybin near the southeastern border with Syria, security sources said on Sunday. Turkey’s

Turkish army says 14 PKK militants killed in southeast Turkey

Turkey’s military said on Monday it had killed 14 Kurdish militants during its offensive against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the southeast of the country. Four PKK militants were killed on Sunday in the Sur district of the

Demirtas: Turkey’s Kurdish conflict impacting Syria, migrant crises

The leader of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition said conflict in the country’s largely Kurdish southeast had grown into an international problem, feeding into war in neighboring Syria, and urged allies to do more to push for a ceasefire. Unrest in the

Three soldiers killed in Turkish city as curfew expanded

Three Turkish soldiers were killed Wednesday in clashes with Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) militants in Diyarbakir in southeast Turkey, the military said, as a controversial curfew order was expanded to new areas in the Kurdish-dominated city. Kurdish militants on Wednesday

Biden: PKK is terror group ‘plain and simple,’ threat to Turkey like ISIS

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday said that the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) is a threat to Turkey like ISIS, condemning the Kurdish militants as “a terror group plain and simple.” ISIS “is not the only existential threat to

Turkish soldier dies after clashes with Kurdish militants

A Turkish soldier died early on Saturday from wounds sustained during clashes with militants from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and seven others were injured in the fighting, the chief of the General Staff said. The soldiers had been in

Deadly PKK bomb attack targets Turkish police station

Kurdish rebels detonated a car bomb at a police station in southeastern Turkey, then attacked it with rocket launchers and firearms, killing five people, including civilians, the governor’s office said Thursday. Thirty-nine other people were injured, reports said. The attack

Turkish forces kill 32 Kurdish militants as conflict escalates: Sources

Security forces killed 32 Kurdish militants in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast this weekend, the army and security sources said on Sunday, escalating a conflict reignited by the collapse of a two-year ceasefire last summer. It was one of the bloodiest

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