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Yemeni forces target Saudi mercenaries with ballistic missile

Yemeni army troopers, backed by fighters from the allied popular committees, have reportedly carried out a missile attack against a hideout of Saudi foreign mercenaries in Yemen’s central province of Ma’rib. A military source, requesting anonymity, said Yemeni forces launched an OTR-21 Tochka tactical ballistic missile at the al-Bairaq base late on Sunday, killing an unspecified ...

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One killed as mortars hit Turkish school near Syria border

Several people have been wounded and at least one person is killed in a mortar attack that targeted a school on Turkey’s southeastern border with Syria. The mortar attack hit the school in the Turkish town of Kilis on Monday, Turkish NTV television reported. Authorities evacuated the school after the attack. ...

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Iran says international sanctions to be lifted on Saturday

International sanctions on Iran will be lifted on Saturday when the United Nations nuclear agency declares Tehran has complied with an agreement to scale back its nuclear program, Iran’s foreign minister said. Foreign Minister Javad Zarif arrived in Vienna, headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N. body expected ...

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Militants storm AU base in Somalia

MOGADISHU: Somalia’s Al Qaeda-linked Shebab militants stormed an African Union base manned by Kenyan troops in the country’s southwest on Friday, with several killed in fierce gun battles. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said that “regrettably some of our patriots in uniform paid the ultimate price” as he offered condolences to ...

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Kerry heads to Vienna to talk Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Vienna on Saturday for talks with his European Union and Iranian counterparts on the Iran nuclear deal, officials said. The trip comes amid speculation that the Vienna-based IAEA nuclear watchdog is about to announce Iran has fulfilled its side ...

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Malaysian officials nab four suspected IS-linked militants

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian authorities have arrested four suspected militants and confiscated a weapon along with militant Islamic State (IS) group documents, national police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said Saturday. Security forces have been on high alert in the predominantly-Muslim country in the wake of deadly coordinated attacks in neighbouring Indonesia ...

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Yemeni forces kill top Emirati commander in Ta’izz: TV

A senior military commander from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and three other Saudi-backed foreign mercenaries have been killed in an attack by Yemeni forces in the southwestern province of Ta’izz, reports say.  The fatalities came after Ansarullah fighters and allied Yemeni army units targeted an armored vehicle in the Dabab district of Ta’izz Province, the Yemeni al-Masirah ...

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Iraqi forces flush Daesh terrorists out of another Anbar area

Iraqi government forces have liberated another region in the western province of Anbar from Daesh Takfiri militants, as they continue to gain ground in battles against the foreign-backed terrorists. Commander of the Army’s 8th Brigade Brigadier-General Majid al-Fatlawi told Arabic-language al-Sumaria satellite television network that Iraqi troopers wrested control of Albu Soudah area, which lies ...

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Muslims must stand united against terror: Iran diplomat

Iran’s ambassador to Lebanon has called for stronger unity among Muslim nations as the only way to counter the growing terror threats plaguing the Middle East. Mohammad Fat’hali made the remarks after a Thursday meeting with Lebanon’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian in Beirut, where they discussed important issues related to ...

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