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: MILITANTS

Pro-Turkey Syria rebels cautiously accept Idlib deal

:: Pro-Turkey rebels have cautiously accepted a Moscow-Ankara deal to prevent a Russia-backed regime attack on Syria’s last major opposition bastion of Idlib, while a small militants group has rejected it. The dominant force in the northwestern region bordering Turkey,

Mass graves found after Afghanistan forces recapture Shia village from ISIS, Taliban

:: Mass graves containing the bodies of more than 40 civilians allegedly massacred by Taliban and Islamic State insurgents were found on Tuesday after Afghan forces recaptured the village where they died, officials said. In a rare joint operation by

Egypt military says 40 militants killed in campaign

:: Egypt’s military said on Tuesday it has killed more than 40 extremists in a wide-ranging campaign in the Sinai Peninsula where ISIS has been waging a deadly insurgency. The announcement came a day after seven civilians were killed in

Iraqi Army liberates two neighborhoods in Mosul’s Old City

:: The Iraqi Army said on Wednesday that it has recaptured two neighborhoods – Al-Sadeh and Al-Ahmadiya – in Mosul’s Old City. Al Arabiya News Channel also reported on Wednesday that ISIS militants are hiding in few houses loaded with

Indian soldiers, suspected rebels, clash at Kashmir school

:: Government forces in Indian-administered Kashmir were locked in an intense battle on Sunday with armed militants who took cover in a school after opening fire on a group of soldiers on the eve of Eid, police said.| The militants

Pakistan summons Iranian ambassador over recent threats

:: The Pakistani foreign ministry summoned the Iranian ambassador on Tuesday over recent, threatening statements made by the head of the Iranian armed forces regarding striking Pakistan to confront militants, local media reported. “We cannot accept the continuation of this

Pakistani police say 10 militants killed in gun battle in Lahore

Pakistani police said on Saturday 10 militants from Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, a faction of the Pakistani Taliban, died in a gun battle in the eastern city of Lahore, including a key suspect behind a February blast that killed 13 people. The clash

Six militants killed in gun battle with police in Indonesia

Indonesian police say they killed six suspected militants in a gun battle Saturday that followed a failed attack in East Java. National police spokesman Martinus Sitompul said the men were cornered in a village of Tuban district after attempting a

Number of foreign militants in Iraq and Syria unknown: US

US intelligence agencies don’t know the true number of foreign militants still fighting in Iraq and Syria, or the extent of the threat they pose to their home countries, a senior US military officer said Wednesday. Some 40,000 foreign militants

Four killed as Indian Kashmir militants ambush army convoy

A woman and three soldiers were killed Thursday when militants ambushed an army convoy in Indian Kashmir, police said. The soldiers were returning from a search operation when the militants attacked their convoy, injuring six, three of whom later died.

19 dead in clashes with ISIS in Libya’s Sirte

Ten militants and nine pro-government fighters died in clashes on Thursday around the last positions of the ISIS group in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte, medical and military sources said. “Our forces are advancing on the last holdouts of

Iran detains 2 Sunni militants near Pakistan border

Iranian media says the Revolutionary Guard has detained two Sunni militants near the border with Pakistan, where clashes erupted earlier this month. Earlier this month, the paramilitary Guard clashed with a nine-member cell of Jaish al-Adl, a Sunni militant group,

Saudi foils attack on mosque in al-Qatif

Saudi Arabia has foiled an attack on a mosque in Um Al-Hamam village in the Shiite-dominated enclave of Al-Qatif in the kingdom’s Eastern province, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. The man, who attempted the attack on Al-Rasoul Al-A’dham mosque, was

Syrian troops repel rebels southwest of Aleppo

Syrian troops repelled a rebel advance near Aleppo on Monday, forcing opposition forces to retreat from positions they seized a day earlier as heavy fighting continued in the country’s largest city. The rebel assault on Sunday targeted army positions at

ISIS ‘on the ropes’ in northern Syria: Pentagon

Coalition-supported local forces fighting ISIS in northern Syria have recaptured large areas around the city of Manbij and put the extremists “on the ropes,” a Pentagon official said Friday. Since the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) began an operation to capture

ISIS attacks two energy plants in north Iraq

ISIS militants stormed two energy facilities in northern Iraq on Sunday, killing at least five workers and shutting down a major oil pumping station, security and oil sources said. The first attack, on the AB2 gas compressor station, about 15

Egypt is hosting Libya talks to ease deadlock

Egypt is hosting high-profile talks among Libya’s top political and military figures aimed at resolving the war-ravaged country’s political deadlock, officials said Thursday. The head of Libya’s UN-brokered unity government, Fayez Serraj, has met over the past two days with

Syria Kurds, regime to press talks after deadly clashes

Syrian regime officials and Kurdish representatives were to meet on Saturday for a second day of talks on ending deadly clashes in the northeastern city of Qamishli, a senior security source said. A truce agreed on Friday held through the

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