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Iraqi forces make fresh gains in western Mosul

The Iraqi forces have launched a fresh operation to liberate the last remaining districts of the city of Mosul from Daesh Takfiri terrorists. Meanwhile, the Iraqi prime minister has dismissed reports that the fight against Daesh is led by foreign troops stationed in Iraq.

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US-led airstrike kills 11 Syrian civilians in Daesh-held Raqqah

A so-called monitoring group says nearly a dozen civilians have lost their lives when the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group carried out an aerial attack in Syria’s militant-held northern province of Raqqah. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday that the airstrike targeted al-Salihiya village before ...

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Every weapon obtained by YPG threat against Turkey: Cavusoglu

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has expressed great resentment over the US administration’s decision to arm Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters battling Takfiri Daesh terrorists in Syria, stressing that every weapon obtained by the forces constitutes a threat to Turkey. Speaking to reporters while on a visit to Montenegro on Wednesday, ...

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Bahraini court upholds death, life sentences for dissidents

A Bahraini court has upheld the death and life sentences against three political activists over their alleged involvement in an attack on regime forces. Bahrain’s Supreme Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for Maher Abbas, al-Wasat newspaper reported. According to Bahrain’s Lualua television network, Amnesty International had ...

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Turkey slams US decision to arm Kurdish militants in Syria

Turkey raps as “unacceptable” a US announcement that Washington will be supplying arms and military equipment to Syria-based Kurdish militants. The Pentagon made the announcement on Tuesday, stressing that arming the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is to “ensure a clear victory” in operations aimed at liberating the northern Syria city ...

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‘Saudi actions in Yemen amount to war crimes’

West Chester University professor Lawrence Davidson says Saudi Arabia’s actions in Yemen amount to war crimes but there seems to be no “enforceable law” to hold Saudi officials accountable. “The Saudis are aware that if they destroy the infrastructure of a state, all kinds of preventable diseases, including cholera, are ...

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Palestinian activists slam Pizza Hut for mocking Barghouti

Palestinians have called for a worldwide boycott of the American food franchise, Pizza Hut, after its Israel branch ran an insulting advertisement that mocked Marwan Barghouti, the leader of a weeks-long mass Palestinian hunger strike. The senior jailed figure of the Palestinian Fatah movement started the protest action on April 17 ...

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