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Tuesday , November 13 2018


GCC FMs condemn Paris attacks, express solidarity

RIYADH, Nov 17, (Agencies): GCC Foreign Ministers condemned on Tuesday “in the strongest terms” the multiple terrorist attacks perpetrated by the so-called IS in Paris last Friday, leaving in their wake scores of dead and injured people. In a press statement, GCC Secretary-General Abdullatif Al- Zayyani said the GCC foreign …

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US destroys 116 IS fuel trucks

WASHINGTON, Nov 17, (Agencies): In a new twist to an intensifying campaign to squeeze Islamic State oil revenues, US warplanes have destroyed 116 oil-hauling trucks in eastern Syria that were a key part of a smuggling operation that brings the group an estimated $1.4 million a day. The strike conducted …

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Pro-govt forces capture west Syria village from IS jihadists

BEIRUT, Nov 17, (Agencies): The Syrian army has seized a village from Islamic State in western Syria, state media and a group monitoring the war reported on Tuesday, retaking territory in an area where the jihadist group had recently advanced near a vital north-south highway. The captured village, al-Hadath, is …

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UAE Red Crescent honors Al Habtoor – ‘Humanitarian contribution’

DUBAI, UAE, Nov 17: Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor was honoured by the UAE Red Crescent for his continued support of the charity. Members of the UAE Red Crescent personally thanked the Chairman for his ongoing support at a private event at his Majlis on Al Wasl Road. The Red Crescent …

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One on-the-run slips Paris, Belgian raids; Raqqa hit as probe IDs likely attack brain – I.S. THREATENS DC…MORE ATTACKS IN PIPELINE: CIA

PARIS, Nov 16, (Agencies): Police raided homes of suspected Islamist militants across France overnight arresting 23 people, and investigators identified a Belgian national living in Syria as the possible mastermind behind Friday’s attacks in Paris. Much of France came to a standstill at midday for a minute’s silence to remember …

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Molenbeek now Islamist ‘airbase’

BRUSSELS, Nov 16, (RTRS): “A breeding ground for violence” the mayor of Molenbeek called her borough on Sunday, speaking of unemployment and overcrowding among Arab immigrant families, of youthful despair finding refuge in radical Islam. But as the Brussels district on the wrong side of the city’s post-industrial canal becomes …

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Lebanon arrests 11 people over Beirut bombings

BEIRUT, Nov 16, (AFP): Lebanon has arrested 11 people, mostly Syrians, over last week’s Beirut bombings that killed 44 people, an attack whose original target was a hospital, officials said on Sunday. “The detained include seven Syrians and two Lebanese, one of them a (would-be) suicide bomber and the other …

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Belgian jihadi mastermind of Paris attacks – ‘Once a happy-go-lucky student’

BRUSSELS, Nov 16, (AP): Once a happy-go-lucky student at one of Brussels’ most prestigious high schools, Saint-Pierre d’Uccle, Abdelhamid Abaaoud morphed into Belgium’s most notorious jihadi, a zealot so devoted to the cause of holy war that he recruited his 13-year-old brother to join him in Syria. The child of …

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Brothers, Belgium…1 on-the-run, arrests as France pursues probe

PARIS, Nov 15, (AFP): Belgium issued an international arrest warrant Sunday for one of three brothers linked to the brutal attacks in Paris that killed 129 people, as the probe spread across Europe. As thousands gathered in central Paris in mourning and solidarity, authorities in at least five European countries …

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Four Islamic State fighters shot dead by Turkish soldiers: media – UK jihadist may have planned Paris style attack in Islamabad

ANKARA, Nov 15, (Agencies): Turkish soldiers killed four Islamic State fighters after they came under fire from the militants along Turkey’s Syria border, local media reported. The Anadolu Agency said two cars believed to be carrying IS militants approached an armored military vehicle, ignored warnings to stop and opened fire …

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