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Several US soldiers killed in clashes with Yemeni tribal fighters

Yemeni tribal fighters have reportedly killed several American troops after they launched a heliborne attack on a village in Yemen’s Central province of Ma’rib, Arab media sources said. At least 30 troops from the US and some Persian Gulf states were deployed in the rural area of Khathla and engaged in a gun battle with ...

Aleppo: Over 3,000 ISIL terrorists killed, wounded in Syrian Army operations

he Syrian state news agency reported that over 3,000 ISIL terrorists have been killed or wounded in the Syrian Army troops’ operations in Eastern Aleppo that have resulted in the liberation of 32 key regions, including Jarah airbase. SANA reported that 3,000 ISIL terrorists have been killed or wounded in the fresh round of the ...

Sheikh Issa’s Representative in Iran: Detention done with US support

The representative of the prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Issa Qassim in Iran underlined that the verdict for detaining Sheikh Qassim was issued after the Bahraini King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa received the green light from Washington. “After (US President Donald) Trump’s support for the Bahraini king in Riyadh and his meeting with the Israelis, the ...

General Soleimani felicitates Haniyeh for election as Hamas’ new chief

Commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Qassem Soleimani congratulated Hamas’s former chief in the Gaza Strip, Ismail Haniya, on his election as the head of the Palestinian resistance group. According to al-Mayadeen news channel, General Soleimani in his message also felicitated Yahya Sinwar, freed in a 2011 prisoner ...

UN experts slam Riyadh for erasing ‘cultural heritage’ in Shia town

United Nations experts have slammed the regime in Riyadh over razing an old part of a Shia Muslim-majority town in eastern Saudi Arabia, saying the move has erased cultural heritage and violated human rights. Karima Bennoune, the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, said on Wednesday that Saudi authorities had moved ahead ...

Iraqis protest Manama’s storming of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Qassim’s home

People have gathered outside the Bahraini embassy in Iraq to protest the Manama regime’s raid on the home of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim. The protest was held on Wednesday in the Iraqi capital Baghdad a day after Bahraini forces attacked Sheikh Qassim’s home in the northwestern village of Diraz, killing at least six people and wounding dozens more. ...

Iran: Trump’s anti-Tehran remarks outdated propaganda

Iran has slammed US President Donald Trump’s recent anti-Tehran remarks as “outdated” propaganda. “The US policy of [spreading] Iranophobia and the repetition of outdated claims have failed and proved ineffective,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Wednesday. Speaking in Jerusalem al-Quds on Monday, Trump accused Iran of backing terrorism, and pledged Washington’s commitment to ...

Pakistan not to jeopardize ties with Iran: Ayaz Sadiq

Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq said on Tuesday Pakistan will not take any measures which will endanger its ties with its southwestern neighbour, Iran. The NA Speaker was speaking in Lahore, where he said that US President Donald Trump in his speech at the Arab summit did not praise Pakistan’s sacrifices in the war on ...

Why the Trump-led Islamic Summit in Saudi Arabia was a disaster for Pakistan

The Donald Trump-led Arab Islamic American summit, held in Riyadh this weekend, was supposed to be Pakistan’s moment to cash its first check on the diplomatic investment it has made in the Saudi-led Islamic military coalition – which former Army Chief Raheel Sharif militarily heads. After all, the long standing U.S.-Saudi relationship has helped Islamabad ...

1000s protest Trump visit to occupied territories

During the protest on Tuesday, Palestinian fighters posed with an effigy of Trump at their gunpoint while thousands of others chanted slogans against his presence in Palestine. The protesters also condemned Trump’s inaction on Israel’s harsh treatment of Palestinians on hunger strike in Israeli jails. They also held banners that read, “Resistance is not terrorism,” ...

Military training center in Diyala attacked

At least four Iraqi soldiers have been killed in a bomb attack on a military training center in the eastern Diyala Province. Two Iraqi officers, who asked not to be named, said six assailants struck the base north of Baghdad, on Monday morning. Five of them detonated their explosive vests once inside the training center. ...

Situation tense in Bahrain after deadly Diraz raid

The situation in Bahrain is tense one day after the Manama regime forces violently stormed into the house of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim and killed some of his supporters. On Tuesday, regime forces broke into Sheikh Qassim’s residence in the village of Diraz, killing at least five people and wounding dozens more. They ...

Daesh’s twin offensives on Samarra foiled

Iraqi forces repelled two major offensives by Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorists in the holy city of Samarra, north-central Salahuddin Province, inflicting major losses on them. On Sunday, the Takfiri terrorists attempted to sneak into eastern edges of Samarra from two different directions but were caught unawares by the Iraqi troops’ counterattack. A large group ...

Punjab Law Minister says Iran helped Pakistan in every hour of need

While leaders of opposition parties in the Punjab assembly have termed Arab-Islamic-American Summit in Riyadh as a conspiracy to isolate Iran, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan said that Iran is a friend of Pakistan as Tehran extended help to Islamabad in every hour of need. Talking to media on the premises of Punjab assembly ...

‘Puppets Show held in Riyadh in interest of US, Israel’

Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jafari, secretary general Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen, has said that a puppet show of stooges of the Zionist-US nexus was staged in Riyadh in the name of Arab-Islamic alliance by Saudi Wahhabi monarchy and that was aimed at advancing the illegitimate interests of the U.S. and Zionist regime of Israel. He reacted to the ...

Trump ‘cozying up’ to despots behind Bahrain crackdown: Iran FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the deadly crackdown by Bahraini security forces on protesters was the outcome of US President Donald Trump “cozying up” to despots during a recent visit to Saudi Arabia. “First concrete result of POTUS cozying up to despots in Riyadh: Deadly attack on peaceful protesters by emboldened Bahraini regime. ...

Death toll of Ahrar al-Sham headquarters blast rise to 16

The death toll of the suicide bombing that hit the headquarters of Ahrar al-Sham, east of Idlib, today, rose to 16 dead and more than 40 wounded, Qasioun News Agency reported on Sunday. Earlier today, a suicide bomber blew up himself in the headquarters of Ahrar al-Sham, east of Idlib, followed by a booby-trapped motorcycle ...

Coalition jets destroy ISIS convoy coming from Syria to Iraq, kill dozens

Fighter jets from the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State have killed dozens of the group’s members and destroyed their combat vehicles in a raid in western Anbar, a military source was quoted saying. The convoy was arriving from Syria to Iraq’s Anbar, the source was quoted saying by Alsumaria News. Islamic State militants have ...

Official: Iraqi forces control 97% of western Mosul

Iraqi government forces are in control over 97 percent of territories at the western side of Mosul, a municipal official said Sunday as battles against the Islamic State near a total recapture of the city. Hossam al-Abbar, a member of the Nineveh province council, was quoted by Russian Sputnik news agency saying that Iraqi forces ...

MWM demands PM, Interior Minister to resign over National Security Stake

Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jafari, secretary general of Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen, has demanded that Prime Minister and Interior Minister should resign for putting the national security at stake. Addressing the ‘Stability of Pakistan and Imam Mehdi Conference’ at Nishtar Park Karachi on Sunday, he said, the Prime Minister and Interior Minister for directly responsible for media leaks ...

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