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: ISIS

Syrian government warplanes strike ISIS near Raqqa city

:: Syrian government warplanes struck ISIS positions west of Raqqa city on the southern bank of the Euphrates river on Thursday, state media said. “The air force destroyed positions and armored vehicles” in the western Raqqa countryside, about 70 km

Syria warns US coalition over ‘escalation’, tells it to stop strikes – state TV

:: Syria’s foreign ministry on Wednesday warned a US-led military coalition of the “dangers of escalation” and demanded that it stop carrying out air strikes against pro-Damascus forces, state television reported. It called the coalition illegitimate and said its actions

Lebanon arrests ISIS suicide attack plotter

:: Lebanese authorities have arrested a Lebanese man accused of planning a suicide attack on behalf of ISIS, state news agency NNA reported on Tuesday. The man told police that militants had trained him in north Lebanon and that an

UN accuses ISIS of executing 163 civilians in Mosul on June 1

:: The United Nations human rights chief on Tuesday accused the ISIS group of murdering 163 civilians to prevent them from fleeing Iraq’s western Mosul last week. “Yesterday, my staff reported to me that bodies of murdered Iraqi men, women

France confirms second French death in London attack

:: A second French citizen has been confirmed killed in the London Bridge attack, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday. “It is with great sadness that I have learned that one of the French citizens, who was

US-backed force enters ISIS-held Raqqa from east

:: The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces broke into ISIS’s Syrian bastion of Raqqa on Tuesday, less than an hour after declaring a new phase in their fight for the city. “Our forces entered the city of Raqqa from the eastern

ISIS massacres civilians while preventing them from fleeing Mosul

:: The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights said civilians in the Zanjili neighborhood in Mosul are living tragic circumstances as they are getting killed by ISIS while attempting to flee the group’s strongholds. “ISIS is preventing civilians from fleeing. If

Iraqi paramilitaries take Baaj town west of Mosul from ISIS

:: Shiite paramilitaries have captured the Iraqi town of Baaj from ISIS, further shrinking the northern region under militant control as part of a US-backed campaign to retake the city of Mosul, the Iraqi military said on Sunday. Eight months

US assures Turkey over arming Kurds in ISIS fight

:: The US military offered assurances to Turkey on Thursday over supplying arms to Kurdish fighters against ISIS, after Ankara called the move “extremely dangerous.” “We are being transparent with Turkey on the details on what we are providing,” said

ISIS announces the death of senior leader Turki al-Binali

Turki al-Binali

:: ISIS confirmed the death of the grand Mufti and prominent leader of its Bahraini branch Turki al-Binali after a coalition air raid targeted militiants in Raqqa, Syria. Binali was also known as Abu Humam al-Athari, Abu Sufyan al-Salim and

ISIS fires at fleeing Mosul civilians, killing 7, wounding 23

:: At least seven civilians were killed and 23 wounded by ISIS mortar shells as they tried to flee Mosul’s militant-controlled Zanjili district on Thursday, Iraqi police said. Zanjili is part of the enclave that remains in the hands of

ISIS news agency founder killed by US-led collation airstrike

:: The brother of Rayan Mishaal, the founder of “Amaq,” ISIS official news agency, revealed on Facebook that his brother was killed in an air strike by the US-led coalition in the province of Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria. He

ISIS militants seal off Mosul’s Nuri mosque preparing for last stand

:: ISIS militants have closed the streets around Mosul’s Grand al-Nuri Mosque, residents said, apparently in preparation for a final showdown in the battle over their last major stronghold in Iraq. Dozens of fighters were seen by residents taking up

Is it time for an alternative Syrian army?

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed :: The idea of establishing an army for the Syrian opposition seems late but I think that proposing this idea today is more appropriate than ever. The concerned parties, including the group of countries in support

Syrian rebels say Russian jets halt advance on desert outpost

:: Western-backed Syrian rebels said on Wednesday that Russian jets attacked them as they tried to advance against Iran-backed militias in a region of Syria’s southeastern desert. They said six jets bombed their positions as they moved towards Zaza checkpoint

How an Egyptian was recruited by ISIS to store and move weapons in Benghazi

:: A video shared yesterday on social media featured an Egyptian belonging to ISIS confessing about taking part in moving weapons on behalf of terrorist organizations in Libya. The man named Yehia Abdul Monem Naguib spoke about operations to store

Russia fires missiles at ISIS targets from Mediterranean

:: A Russian warship and submarine have fired cruise missiles at ISIS group targets around Palmyra in Syria from the Mediterranean, Moscow said Wednesday, the first such strikes announced in months. The frigate Admiral Essen and submarine Krasnodar carried out

People killed, wounded in Anbar’s Hit after a suicide bombing

:: An attack by a suicide bomber has killed and wounded civilians and military men on Tuesday in an Iraqi city, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. There is no reported exact figure of the casualties in the city of Hit,

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