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Turkey says Qatar deployment aims to ensure security

Turkey says Qatar deployment aims to ensure security

Turkey’s decision to station troops at a base in Qatar aims to ensure the emirate’s security after Saudi Arabia and its allies imposed a blockade over claims it supports terrorism, the foreign minister said Saturday. “This accord is not targeting any Gulf country,” Mevlut Cavusoglu said after meeting with his Bahraini counterpart Sheikh Khalid bin […]

June 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mother, five children killed in Syria bombardment- monitor

Mother, five children killed in Syria bombardment- monitor

Apr 19, – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the six members of one family died in the rebel-held area of Dael. A mother and her five children were among at least 19 civilians killed on Sunday in Syrian regime bombardment of the southern province of Daraa, a monitoring group said. All of the […]

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Saudi soldier killed in Yemen border clash

Saudi soldier killed in Yemen border clash

Apr 18, – The soldier is the seventh to die since coalition aircraft on March 26 began air strikes in Yemen to stop a southern advance by Iran-backed Huthi rebels. Fighting along Saudi Arabia’s border with Yemen has killed a soldier from the kingdom, the Saudi-led coalition spokesman said on Saturday. Brigadier General Ahmed al-Assiri […]

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Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes

Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes

Mar 27, – Throughout the day, warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies struck at the Shi’ite Houthis and allied army units, who have taken over much of the country and seek to oust Hadi. Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his refuge in Aden for Saudi Arabia on Thursday as Houthi rebels battled with […]

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Saudi Arabia launches strikes against Yemen rebels

Saudi Arabia launches strikes against Yemen rebels

Mar 26, – The kingdom’s ambassador to the United States announced from Washington that a coalition of 10 countries, including five Gulf monarchies, had been set up to protect the Yemeni government. Saudi Arabia carried out air strikes against Huthi rebels in Yemen on Thursday, launching an operation by a regional coalition to save the […]

March 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
10 Arab states commit to ‘share’ US-led fight against IS

10 Arab states commit to ‘share’ US-led fight against IS

Sep 11, – “The participating states agreed to do their share in the comprehensive fight” against IS, said a statement at the conclusion of a meeting between US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Arab counterparts. Ten Arab states, including heavyweight Saudi Arabia, agreed Thursday in Jeddah to rally behind Washington in the fight […]

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US couple asks Qatar to release them from jail

US couple asks Qatar to release them from jail

Nov 06, – The case has brought assistance from U.S.-based groups and highlights possible cultural misunderstandings in a Gulf nation unfamiliar with adoption and cross-cultural families. Matthew and Grace Huang’s lawyers on Wednesday asked for their release and brought witnesses who testified that 8-year-old Gloria appeared healthy and active just days before her death in […]

November 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Extremist groups hobble Syrian peace negotiations

Extremist groups hobble Syrian peace negotiations

Oct 22, – Bolstered by infighting among Syrian opposition groups — including some linked to al-Qaida that have jeopardized foreign aid — U.S. officials say Assad has a stronger grasp on power now than he did just months ago, when the U.S. and Russia called for a new round of talks to settle the 2 […]

October 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Turk, Lebanese hostages free after Syrian war deal

Turk, Lebanese hostages free after Syrian war deal

Oct 20, – Thousands of well-wishers greeted the Shiite pilgrims in Beirut, with one man being carried out of the airport on the shoulders of a crowd. Meanwhile, a plane carrying the two freed Turkish Airlines pilots landed in Istanbul, where Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other officials greeted them. Nine Lebanese pilgrims abducted […]

October 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Western, Arab opponents of Bashar Al-Assad try to coordinate rebel aid

Western, Arab opponents of Bashar Al-Assad try to coordinate rebel aid

June 22, AP – Ministers from 11 countries including the United States, European and regional Muslim powers, held talks that Washington said ‘should commit participants to direct all aid through the Western-backed Supreme Military Council’, which it hopes can offset the growing power of rebel forces. Western and Arab opponents of Syrian president Bashar Al […]

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