Qatar: Washington questions Taliban office in Doha

The Trump administration is contemplating possibility of the shuttering down Afghan rebels Taliban’s Doha office as the US army and the Afghanistan leaders muster efforts to finish with the armed group. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told a Senate hearing Read more

Morocco Dismantles 168 Terror Cells Since 2011

The Moroccan security services have dismantled 168 terrorist cells since September 2011, a figure which shows Morocco’s relentless war against terrorism. About fifty of the dismantled cells are linked to hotbeds of tension, particularly Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria and the Read more

Egypt-Libya: Sisi against Foreign Intervention, for Arming General Haftar

President Sisi in an interview with Italy’s La Repubblica newspaper said countries considering military intervention in Libya should rather give the needed support to the Libya National Army headed by General Khalifa Haftar because “it can do the job much Read more

Ground Intervention in Syria Could Trigger ‘permanent world war’, Russia tells KSA

Russia has reacted to Saudi Arabia’s military deployment plans in Syria, saying it is a “bad” idea that could ignite a permanent war. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told German newspaper Handelsblatt that it is a “bad” idea because “a Read more

Yemeni government returns to Aden after 4 months in Riyadh

Prime Minister Khalid Bahah returned to Aden on Monday after leaving the city for Riyadh in October following an attack on the Al Qasr hotel, the base of the Hadi-led government and coalition forces, by the Islamic State group. The Read more

KSA: Saudi heads new 34-country military alliance against terrorism

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and defense minister Mohammed bin Salman told reporters that 34 countries from different regions have decided to join an international military alliance dedicated to fight against terrorism under the leadership of Riyadh. The announcement means that Read more

Oman and Iran discuss joint ventures in Persian Gulf free zones

Chairman Yahya bin Said bin Abdullah Al Jabri of the Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqum (SEZAD) met with the head of Tehran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines, and Agriculture Masoud Khansari in Iran on Monday to discuss and encourage Read more