Middle East

  • Yemeni army unveils new indigenous combat, reconnaissance drones

    Feb 26, 2017 20:06

    Yemeni army forces have unveiled four domestically designed and manufactured drones to collect information on the positions and movements of militiamen loyal to resigned president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, as well as Saudi troops, and carry out aerial attacks against them.

  • Combating terrorism tops Geneva talks agenda: Syria

    Feb 26, 2017 17:48

    Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations and head of the Syrian delegation to the intra-Syrian peace talks in Geneva says fighting terrorism should top the agenda of the ongoing negotiations, shortly after bomb attacks killed dozens of people in the country’s western city of Homs.

  • Iraqi forces gain control of two more neighborhoods in western Mosul

    Feb 26, 2017 17:33

    Iraqi government forces have regained control of two neighborhoods in the western part of Mosul in a new phase of joint operations with allied fighters from Popular Mobilization Units to push Daesh Takfiri terrorists out of their last urban stronghold in the country.

  • Syrian forces make fresh gains against Daesh near Aleppo: Monitor

    Feb 26, 2017 17:26

    Syrian army soldiers and their allied fighters have reportedly managed to advance over the weekend into areas controlled by Daesh terrorists in the country’s northwest adjacent to the city of Aleppo.

  • Iraq to Saudi Arabia: End silence on Turkey incursion

    Feb 26, 2017 12:25

    Iraq has asked Saudi Arabia to break its silence on the presence of Turkish troops on its soil as the kingdom's hawkish foreign minister visits Baghdad to bring rocky relations out of a long freeze.

  • Eight martyred in fresh Saudi airstrikes on Yemen

    Feb 26, 2017 07:25

    At least seven people have lost their lives and several others sustained injuries when Saudi fighter jets carried out a raft of aerial attacks against residential neighborhoods across Yemen.

  • Iraqi forces, allies make new gains in west Mosul battle

    Feb 26, 2017 07:19

    Iraqi forces make further gains against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in western Mosul as tens of thousands of fighters are punching through the defenses of the extremists to expel them from their last major urban stronghold in the country.

  • Homs attacks aim to spoil Syria peace talks: UN envoy

    Feb 26, 2017 07:13

    The UN special envoy for Syria has warned that the latest deadly attacks in Homs are aimed at sabotaging the ongoing Geneva peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition.

  • Bahraini clerics show support for senior Shia clergyman

    Feb 26, 2017 07:03

    Senior clerics in Bahrain have once again expressed their unwavering support for distinguished Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim, and condemned the ruling Ale Khalifah regime’s violent crackdown on protesters.