UN Chief Says Cross-Border Aid To Syria Rebel Bastion Vital
NEW YORK: Cross-border humanitarian aid to Syria remains vital, the United Nations Secretary-General said in an internal report Tuesday, as a UN authorization allowing aid into rebel-held areas in the country’s northwest without approval from Damascus is set to expire. A rare moment of cooperation between the US and... Read more
Israeli Missile Strike Kills Soldier In Syria, State Media Says
CAIRO: An Israeli air strike killed a soldier in southern Syria on Thursday, Syrian state media reported, in an attack in a frontier area where Israel has expressed concern about deployments of Iran-backed forces. An Israeli military spokesperson declined to comment on the report. Israel has mounted frequent attacks... Read more
US Navy Rescues Drug Smugglers From Burning Ship off Oman
DUBAI: The US Navy said Thursday it rescued five Iranians suspected of smuggling drugs after they apparently set fire to their stash on board a traditional sailing vessel off the coast of Oman, though one remains missing. The Navy released aerial surveillance footage showing the traditional ship, known as... Read more
Yemeni Army Thwarts Houthi Infiltration Attempt In Saada
DUBAI: The Yemeni army thwarted a Houthi infiltration attempt on its positions in Saada province, state news agency SPA reported. The army targeted gatherings of the militia and its reinforcements, which resulted in the killing and wounding of multiple militants, while the rest fled, a military source said. Earlier,... Read more
Libya’s Election Faces Uncertainty Amid Towering Challenges
CAIRO: Libya’s presidential election, meant to help unify the nation after a decade of civil war, is supposed to take place in just over a week, but calls are mounting for a delay. Either scenario — holding the vote on time or postponing it — could turn into a... Read more
First Eurofighter Typhoons Arrive In Kuwait
ROME: The first two of 28 Eurofighter Typhoons made in Italy for the Kuwait Air Force were delivered on Tuesday. The fighter jets were built by Italian aerospace company Leonardo according to the specifications of the Kuwaiti Air Force. The initial two jets are the multi-role Typhoon Tranche 3,... Read more
Secret US Military Unit Accused Of Killing Civilians In Iraq, Syria
LONDON: US officers have alleged that a top-secret military force repeatedly killed civilians and committed war crimes in Iraq and Syria. The military unit, known internally as Talon Anvil, was deployed in Iraq and Syria from 2014 to 2019, where they allegedly killed many civilians in a brutal campaign.... Read more
Israeli Official Says Syria Must Not Have Chemical Weapons
TEL AVIV, Israel: Israel’s intelligence minister said Tuesday that Syria cannot be allowed to obtain chemical weapons, after a report emerged that Israel targeted the country’s chemical weapons facilities. In an interview with Israeli Army Radio, Elazar Stern would not directly comment on the report in the Washington Post... Read more
Iraq Hangs Three On ‘Terrorism’ Charges: Security Sources
NASIRIYAH, Iraq: Iraq on Tuesday hanged three men convicted of “terrorism” offenses in a prison in the city of Nasiriyah in the mainly Shiite Muslim south, two security sources told AFP. One of those executed was found guilty of involvement in a summer 2013 car bombing in Nasiriyah, one... Read more
Houthi Casualties At All Time High, Yemeni Minister Al-Eryani Says
DUBAI: Yemen’s information minister Moammar Al-Eryani said casualties in the ranks of the Houthi militia are at an all time high, losing hundreds of leaders and members on a daily basis. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and proxy Hezbollah are pressuring the Houthi militia to continue the battle despite their heavy... Read more