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: FSA

Rebels say they shot down Syrian military jet in south

:: Western-backed Syrian rebels said they had shot down a Syrian military jet on Tuesday and captured its pilot in a desert area in southern Syria near the border with Jordan, where the army had recently advanced and seized border

Air strikes pound southwest Syrian city of Deraa

:: Government air and artillery bombardments hit rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Deraa, on the border with Jordan, on Tuesday after a two-day ceasefire expired, witnesses, rebels and the army said. Syrian state television quoting army sources said

Pro-Ankara rebels, Syria regime ‘agree security line’ in al-Bab

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels and President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have created a security corridor to avoid clashes in the battle to capture the flashpoint town of Al-Bab from ISIS militants, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. If confirmed, it would mark a

Syrian rebels set to leave Wadi Barada for Idlib

Syrian armed opposition fighters have begun preparation to leave with their relatives Wadi Barada and head to northern Syria, as part of an agreement between militant factions and regime forces. Video footage obtained by Reuters shows about 20 buses in

Syrian opposition denies knowledge of Russia talks

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that the Syrian government was holding talks with the opposition ahead of possible peace talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, the Interfax news agency reported. Lavrov did not say where the current talks were

Syrian rebels prepare to attack ISIS town from Turkey

Syrian rebels are preparing to launch an attack to seize a town from ISIS on the border with Turkey, a senior rebel said on Sunday, in a move that would frustrate Kurdish hopes to expand in the area. The rebels,

Syrian rebels launch attack on ISIS-held town

Syrian rebel fighters began an operation on Tuesday to capture a town held by ISIS near the Iraqi border, a senior rebel commander said, opening a new front against the militants who are also being attacked by US-backed forces in

More than 100 killed in upsurge in Syria’s Aleppo

Over 100 troops, pro-regime militia and rebels have been killed in four days of fierce fighting on a strategic front of Syria’s Aleppo province, a monitoring group said Wednesday. Since Sunday, fighting around Al-Eis and Khan Touman in Aleppo’s southern

In besieged Syrian town, peace talks seen as pointless

Warnings of widespread starvation are growing as pro-government forces besiege an opposition-held town in Syria and winter bites, darkening the already bleak outlook for peace talks the United Nations hopes to convene this month. The blockade of Madaya, near the

Syrian army launches assault against rebels near border with Israel

The Syrian army and allied militias launched an offensive in the Golan Heights on Thursday, in what rebels said was part of a major assault to regain ground in southern Syria the government had lost over the last three years.

Deadly raid hits leadership of key Syrian rebel group

Zahran Aloush

Zahran Aloush, head of the powerful Jaysh al-Islam Syrian rebel group, was killed on Friday east of Damascus, a monitoring group and Syria’s opposition said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said Aloush and five other commanders were killed

Syrian FM: World powers must stop fighters entering from Turkey and Jordan

Walid al-Moallem

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Friday that international efforts to end the conflict in his country should focus on preventing insurgents coming in from neighbouring Turkey and Jordan. Syrian state media, which reported the comments Moualem made after

Free Syrian Army rebels deny Russian support

Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad in western Syria denied receiving any support from the Russian air force, saying that on the contrary it continued to bomb them and rejecting comments by a top Russian general on

Putin says Russia backs Free Syrian Army alongside Assad troops

President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia supports the opposition Free Syrian Army, providing it with air support, arms and ammunition in joint operations with Syrian troops against Islamist militants. His statement appeared to be the first time Moscow said

Kremlin hails Iran, Russia ‘unity’ on Syria after Putin’s visit to Tehran

Vladimir Putin, Hassan Rouhani

Russia and Iran have “unity of views” on Syria, a spokesman for the Kremlin said Monday after President Vladimir Putin held talks in Tehran with supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Describing the meeting as “quite constructive”, the spokesman said Iran

Jordan’s King Abdullah to discuss war on Syria militants with Putin

U.S. ally Jordan’s King Abdullah will hold talks in Moscow on Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin on how to tackle “terror groups” led by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria, an official source said. Jordan reached

U.S. says want joint plan to get more arms to Syrian opposition

The United States wants to work with other countries to provide additional weaponry to Syrian opposition forces battling ISIS, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said on Thursday. Rhodes also told reporters at an Asia-Pacific summit in Manila that Washington

Syrian rebel group says studying local ceasefire proposal

A powerful Syrian insurgent group said on Thursday it was studying a local ceasefire proposal tabled by an international mediator aimed at halting fighting near Damascus. Islam Alloush, spokesman for the Jaish al-Islam group, told Reuters the ceasefire proposal had

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