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Egypt says security forces killed 17 militants

CAIRO: Security forces killed at least 17 suspected militants in raids in Cairo and in another province, Egypt officials said on Thursday. The raid came four days after a car filled with explosives wrecked outside the county’s main cancer hospital, killing at least 20 people in the ensuing explosion. The …

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Turkey will not allow Syria safe zone agreement to be delayed – Cavusoglu

ANKARA: Turkish military officials and their US counterparts agreed to a safe zone in northern Syria, a “peace corridor” for displaced Syrians longing to return home. The Syrian regime has rejected this proposal. Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warns Ankara will not allow safe zone efforts to suffer stalling process …

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Iran says US mission will ‘increase insecurity’ – Gulf tensions

Iran says US mission will ‘increase insecurity’ Iran’s defence minister said the formation of a US-led flotilla in the Gulf would “increase insecurity” and any Israeli involvement would have “disastrous consequences” for the region. “The military coalition that America is seeking to form with the excuse of securing maritime transport …

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Saudi airport targeted twice in fresh Yemeni drone attacks

SANA’A: Yemeni armed forces have conducted two drone strikes on an airport in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Asir province, as the war-ravaged country continues to push back against a brutal Saudi-led war that has killed thousands of civilians and displaced millions more. In the first attack, the Yemeni forces, led by …

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Iran’s Leader condoles with Afghans demise of Ayt. Mohseni

TEHRAN:  The Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ayatollah Khamenei has offered his condolences on the demise of Ayatollah Sheikh Mohammad Asif Mohseni – a prominent Afghan Shia scholar. According to the news service of the Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei extended his condolences to …

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Students rally in Tehran to protest India’s Kashmir move

TEHRAN: Iranian students have held a protest rally in Tehran to denounce India’s recent decision to scrap a constitutional provision that granted special status to the Muslim-majority New Delhi-controlled Kashmir. The protest rally took place in front of the Indian embassy in Tehran on Thursday. Holding up placards and chanting …

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Iran says it’s prepared for dialogue if Saudi Arabia also ready

GENEVA: Iran is prepared for dialogue if Saudi Arabia is also ready, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying on Wednesday. Tensions have spiked between Iran and Saudi Arabia, arch-rivals for predominance in the Middle East, since Riyadh accused the Islamic Republic of carrying out attacks that …

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Israel announces thousands of new settler units in West Bank

TEL AVIV: Israel has reportedly approved plans for the construction of 6,000 new settler units in the occupied West Bank, in flagrant defiance of international outcry over the Tel Aviv regime’s settlement expansion policies in the Palestinian territories. Israeli officials said on Wednesday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet had …

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Tyranny won’t last: Leader reacts to Bahrain executions

TEHRAN: Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has warned Bahraini rulers that their tyrannical regime is not going to last much longer, after the ruling Al Khalifah regime tortured and executed two young protesters. “Cruelty and tyranny won’t last and the determination and the willpower of justice-seeking nations …

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