Archive for the ‘Middle Orient News’ Category

Iraqi security forces bust five-strong terrorist cell in southern Kirkuk

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Comments Off

Iraqi security forces have disbanded a terrorist group in the southern part of the country’s oil-rich northern province of Kirkuk as government troops, backed by allied fighters from Popular Mobilization Units, are trying to purge the war-ravaged Arab country of the remnants of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group.

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Iraqi troops arrest 3 Islamic State militants, including group’s chef, in Mosul

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Comments Off

The Iraqi Defense Ministry announced on Sunday that its troops captured three Islamic State militants, including the group’s cook, in Mosul city. “Military intelligence forces carried out a specific operation in Hamam al-Alil district in Mosul, managing to arrest three militants belonging to Islamic State group,” Sputnik quoted the Iraqi Security Media Center as saying.

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Iraq hosts military chiefs from Iran, Russia and Syria

Monday, September 3, 2018 Comments Off

Senior Iraqi military commanders hosted their Russian, Iranian, and Syrian counterparts in Baghdad on Saturday to discuss security cooperation and information-sharing in the Middle East, where Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group continues to carry out attacks.

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US-backed forces repel ISIL attack in east Syria

Monday, August 20, 2018 Comments Off

US-backed forces have repelled a raid by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group targeting barracks housing American and French troops in eastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Aug. 18. The Syrian Democratic Forces and the US-led coalition supporting them were on high alert after the raid late Aug. […]

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US-backed forces takes territory from Daesh along Iraqi border

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Comments Off

The U.S.-backed Syrian forces on Saturday took full control of a desert territory at the Iraqi border in northeastern Syria, local activists said Saturday. The border line with Iraq and Deir Ezzor desert are under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces, such a gain comes after weeks of major military campaign backed by the […]

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NATO mission in Iraq to go operational by this fall

Thursday, July 19, 2018 Comments Off

NATO’s highly-anticipated military-adviser mission in Iraq is slated to go operational by this fall, the head of U.S. Central Command said Thursday. Gen. Joseph Votel provided little detail as to how many NATO troops would be involved in the new training mission, which countries would be contributing troops to the mission, or how long the […]

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Jumana Ghunaimat – From Editor Of ‘Al-Ghad’ Daily To Jordan’s Government Spokesperson And State Minister Of Media Affairs

Friday, July 13, 2018 Comments Off

On June 14, 2018, the Jordanian king swore in a new government after the previous government resigned due to extensive protests over its economic policy. A notable appointment was that of Jumana Ghunaimat, formerly the editor-in-chief of Jordan’s Al-Ghad daily, as state minister of media affairs and as government spokesperson.(by memri.org)

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Iraqi warplanes kill three Islamic State militants in Diyala

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Comments Off

Iraqi warplanes targeted on Saturday a gathering of Islamic State militants in Diyala province, leaving three of them dead. Spokesman for the Iraqi Security Media Council Brig. Gen. Yehia Rasool said that “the Iraqi Air Force killed three IS terrorists and destroyed one of

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Egypt Supports Efforts to Form Strong National Iraqi Government

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Comments Off

Egypt President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has affirmed that Egypt supports efforts to form a strong national Iraqi government that represents all Iraqis. During his meeting with Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi, Sisi welcomed political talks carried out by Iraqi blocs and stressed that Egypt backs any outcome.

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EU condemns Syria’s decision to make ties with Georgian breakaway regions

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Comments Off

The European Union condemned Tuesday the decision of the Syrian regime to establish diplomatic relations with the “Georgian breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.” The move “violates international law and the principle of territorial integrity as defined by the United Nations Charter and relevant UN Security Council resolutions,” said Maja Kocijancic, spokesperson for EU […]

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Iraqi forces arrest 13 IS members in Mosul

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Comments Off

Up to 13 Islamic State (IS) militants were arrested Monday in their former stronghold of Mosul, a police chief was quoted as saying. “Nineveh police arrested the 13 militants upon accurate intelligence data in al-Entisar, Judaydat al-Mufti and al-Nour districts in Mosul’s eastern side,” Baghdad Today website quoted Nineveh Police Chief Brig. Gen. Hamad Nems […]

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Turkey, Israel expel envoys as ties sour over Gaza bloodshed

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Comments Off

Turkey and Israel have expelled their envoys amid growing tensions between the two sides over the killing of dozens of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip at the hands of the Tel Aviv regime’s forces.

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Iraqi PM says will continue airstrikes without intervention in Syrian affairs

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Comments Off

The Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has denied intentions to intervene within Syrian affairs, saying airstrikes against Islamic State will continue. In his weekly speech, Abadi said, “we don’t want to intervene within Syrian affairs. The Syrian people should have self-determination.”

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United States says Moscow is working with Damascus to block chemical inspections in Syria

Saturday, April 21, 2018 Comments Off

US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert affirmed on Thursday that “it is now twelve days” since a Damascus suburb was attacked with chemical weapons, while inspectors from the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have yet to be allowed to enter the site although they have been waiting in Syria since Saturday. Nauert […]

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Jordan elected vice president of Joint Arab Labor Organization

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Comments Off

Member of the Jordanian Chamber of Industry Muwaffaq Bani Hani, won the position of Vice President of the Joint Arab Labor Organization for its 45th session.

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Palestinian Issue and Crises in Syria, Yemen and Libya on top of Agenda of Arab Summit in Dammam

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Comments Off

The 29th Arab Summit was expected to kick off in the Saudi city of Dammam on Sunday with the Palestinian issue and developments in Syria, Yemen and Libya on top of its agenda.

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US says it has proof Syrian government responsible for chemical attack

Saturday, April 14, 2018 Comments Off

The United States has blamed the Syrian government for a deadly chemical weapons attack this month and slammed Russia for failing to stop its ally, President Bashar al-Assad, as Western allies considered military strikes on Syria. While the prospect of US-led military action that could lead to a confrontation with Russia hung over the Middle […]

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Trump tells Russia to prepare for US missiles

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Comments Off

US President Donald Trump warned Russia Wednesday to brace for American engagement in Syria after a suspected chemical attack killed dozens of people. “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’” Trump said on Twitter. “You shouldn’t be […]

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King receives invitation to attend Arab Summit in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Comments Off

His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Tuesday received an invitation from the Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Azizi Al Saud to participate in the Arab Summit scheduled to be held in Dhahran city on April 15.

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U.S. delegation to visit Erbil, Baghdad to agree redeploying Kurdish troops in disputed regions

Friday, March 23, 2018 Comments Off

The spokesperson for the Arab tribes in Nineveh has disclosed news about a visit by a delegation from U.S. to each of Baghdad and Erbil to agree on the redeployment of the Kurdish troops in disputed regions. “U.S. delegation will visit Baghdad and Erbil next week to discuss redeploying of Peshmerga troops, along with federal […]

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Iraq denounces Turkish strikes on Kurdistan

Friday, March 23, 2018 Comments Off

Iraq on Thursday denounced Turkish airstrikes on anti-Ankara, Kurdish fighters’ locations in the north of the country that left a number of civilians dead. In a statement, the foreign ministry spokesperson, Ahmed Mahgoub, said “The Iraqi foreign ministry denounces the continuation of aggressions and transgressions upon Iraqi borders by the Turkish

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EU President expresses concern over Turkey arirstrikes in Kurdistan

Friday, March 23, 2018 Comments Off

President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani on Thursday called on Turkey to abide by international law following news of Turkish airstrikes killing four civilians in the Kurdistan Region’s border areas. According to residents and local activists, overnight Turkish airstrikes killed four civilians camping in rural areas as part of Newroz celebrations in the Choman […]

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Turkish warplane crashes in Central Anatolia

Friday, March 23, 2018 Comments Off

Turkish F-16 warplane on Thursday night crashed in the Central Anatolian province of Nevsehir, some 260 kilometers (161 miles) southeast of capital Ankara. The Turkish army’s General Staff said in a statement that the aircraft went down due to unknown reasons during a training flight.

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Macron, Trump discuss Syria, N. Korea

Friday, March 9, 2018 Comments Off

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday discussed with his US counterpart Donald Trump by phone the situations in Syria and North Korea, and the looming trade dispute over US steel and aluminium tariffs. On the ongoing Syrian conflict, the French leader highlighted “the necessity of clear action to avoid the pursuit of a humanitarian disaster” […]

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Iraq militia turns to reconstruction post-Daesh

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Comments Off

Three months ago, Ibrahim Ali was using his digger to smash down defensive embankments built by Daesh group militants in northern Iraq. But after years of digging for victory, he and his comrades have now turned their skills to civilian use: gouging out irrigation channels for farmers in the southern province of Basra. “What I’m […]

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German official calls on Turkey to withdraw from Afrin

Friday, February 23, 2018 Comments Off

Jürgen Hardt, Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) foreign relations spokesperson, has called on Turkey to halt its attack and withdraw its troops from the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northwest of Syria.

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Washington reiterates support for Baghdad in face of terrorism

Friday, February 23, 2018 Comments Off

US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Robert Karem reiterated on Wednesday his country’s support for Iraq in the face of security challenges. This came during a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi today, a government statement said.

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US Central: 195 civilians killed last month in IS strikes in Syria, Iraq

Friday, February 23, 2018 Comments Off

Last month coalition strikes in Iraq and Syria against so-called Islamic State terrorists killed 195 civilians, rising the total number of possible civilian deaths to 601, according to the latest figures released by US Central Command on Thursday. “In the month of January, CJTF-OIR carried over 406 open reports of possible civilian casualties from previous […]

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Egypt calls for humanitarian ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta

Friday, February 23, 2018 Comments Off

Egypt’s Foreign Ministry called Wednesday for an immediate ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta, on the eastern outskirts of Damascus, to allow delivery of desperately needed humanitarian aid and evacuation of critically wounded people. In a press statement, the ministry condemned the bombardment and shelling of civilian targets in Eastern Ghouta, Damascus and other parts of Syria.

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King receives delegation form US defense college

Thursday, February 22, 2018 Comments Off

His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday received a delegation of senior officers from the US Army National Defense University (Capstone Fellows), led by retired Gen. Gregory Martin…The meeting was attended by the Royal Court chief, King’s office director, and U.S. Charge d’Affaires in Amman.

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King receives member of the US Senate’s Armed Services Committee

Thursday, February 22, 2018 Comments Off

His Majesty King Abdullah II received at Al Husseiniya Palace on Wednesday member of the US Senate’s Armed Services Committee Senator Jack Reed and the accompanying delegation…The meeting was attended by the Royal Court chief, the director of the King’s Office and the US charge d’affaires in Amman.

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Iraqi security forces arrest senior IS commander in central Ramadi

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Comments Off

Iraqi security forces arrested on Monday night a senior Islamic State (IS) and Al-Qaeda commander in central Ramadi, a security source was quoted as saying. Speaking to Baghdad Today news website on Tuesday, the source said, “Adnan al-Marawi, a senior leader in the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda terrorist groups, was arrested on Monday night by […]

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UNHCR urges support for Jordan to shoulder refugee crisis

Thursday, February 15, 2018 Comments Off

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, called on the international community to provide Jordan with the necessary funding to enable it to play its role in serving Syrian refugees.

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King visits air force command

Thursday, February 15, 2018 Comments Off

His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, on Monday visited the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) Command, where he was received by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Lt. General Mahmoud Freihat and the RJAF commander.

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Meeting of International Coalition against Daesh kicks off in Kuwait

Thursday, February 15, 2018 Comments Off

The ministerial meeting of the US-led International Coalition against Daesh on Tuesday kicked off in Kuwait with the participation of representatives from 74 countries and international organizations, including Jordan. The Jordanian delegation is headed by Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs Ayman Safadi.

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