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Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-08-04 08:23:32
Advancing loyalist forces recaptured Yemen's biggest airbase from Iran-backed rebels Tuesday after a 24-hour assault using heavy armour supplied by a Saudi-led coalition, the defence ministry said. A ministry statement hailed the victory and pledged that loyalist forces would press their fightback against the rebels and their allies until the authority of exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi was restored over all of Yemen. The Al-Anad base, north of second city Aden, housed US troops overseeing a drone war against Al-Qaeda in Yemen until shortly before the Shiite Huthi rebels overran it in March. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-08-03 14:37:05
Hundreds of Gulf Arab troops from the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen have entered the southern port of Aden, a military source told AFP  Monday. The source said the troops arrived in Yemen's second city on Sunday with tanks and armoured vehicles. He gave no further details. The Saudi-owned Al-Hayat newspaper reported on Monday that a total of 1,500 troops, most of them from the United Arab Emirates, had reached Aden. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-08-03 08:57:44
The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, U.S. officials said on Sunday. The decision by President Barack Obama, which could deepen the U.S. role in Syria's conflict, aims to shield a still-fledging group of Syrian fighters armed and trained by the United States to battle Islamic State militants -- not forces loyal to Assad. But in Syria's messy civil war, Islamic State is only one of the threats to the U.S. recruits. The first batch of U.S.-trained forces deployed to northern Syria came under fire on Friday from other militants, triggering the first known U.S. airstrikes to support them. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-08-03 08:47:28
US Secretary of State John Kerry meets his Gulf Arab counterparts for talks in Qatar Monday as he attempts to ease the concerns of key allies over the Iran nuclear deal. On the latest leg of a regional tour, Kerry is set to hold discussions with his six counterparts from the Sunni-dominated Gulf Cooperation Council in a bid to allay fears about Shiite Iran after the nuclear deal. "This is an opportunity, really, for the secretary to do a deep dive with the GCC foreign ministers to try to respond to any remaining questions that they might have and hopefully to satisfy them and ensure that they're supporting our effort going forward," a State Department official said. The GCC comprises Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Gulf Arab states have raised concerns about Iran's regional ambitions following the recent accord in Vienna with the United States and Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia. While in Doha, Kerry is also expected to hold a three-way meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Saudi counterpart Adel bin Ahmed al-Jubeir, with discussions expected to centre on Syria. "A key topic of discussion is expected to be the ongoing crisis in Syria," a senior State Department official said. Kerry landed in Qatar on Sunday evening after a weekend visit to Egypt, where he also sought to assure his counterpart Sameh Shoukry and President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi that the landmark deal would bring more security to the Middle East. "There can be absolutely no question that if the Vienna plan is fully implemented, it will make Egypt and all the countries of this region safer than they otherwise would be or were," Kerry told a joint news conference with Shoukry. Egypt like other regional states remains suspicious of Iran, which has backed President Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria and Shiite Huthi rebels in Yemen. Kerry said the US recognised that "Iran is engaged in destabilising activities in the region -- and that is why it is so important to ensure that Iran's nuclear programme remains wholly peaceful". "If Iran is destabilising, it is far, far better to have an Iran that doesn't have a nuclear weapon than one that does," he said at the Cairo press conference. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised address Sunday that the July 14 nuclear agreement had created better prospects for faster solutions in Syria and Yemen, two of the Middle East's worst conflict zones. "The final solution in Yemen is political, in Syria the final solution is political," he said. "The agreement will create a new atmosphere. The climate will be easier." While in Cairo, Kerry held the first "strategic dialogue" with his Egyptian counterpart since 2009. The United States has been working to patch up troubled ties with Egypt, long a key Middle East ally, as Sisi battles an Islamic State group insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula. An Egyptian foreign ministry statement said both sides would keep cooperating closely "to improve their mutual security, to combat terrorism and extremism". Ties between the United States and Egypt frayed after then-army chief Sisi overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013. More than 1,000 of Morsi's supporters were killed in a sweeping crackdown and militants have since killed hundreds of soldiers and police. Most of the attacks have been by the Egyptian affiliate of the jihadist IS, which a US-led coalition is battling in Syria and Iraq. Washington froze arms deliveries to Cairo following the crackdown on Morsi's supporters, but resumed full aid in March and delivered a batch of F-16 jets last week. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-08-02 08:10:53
The United States and its allies launched 19 air strikes in Iraq and 11 in Syria on Friday in the coalition campaign against Islamic State militants, the US military said on Saturday. The strikes in Iraq included six near Mosul, four near Ramadi and three near Sinjar, destroying staging areas, fighting positions, tactical units and other Islamic State targets, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement. The strikes in Syria were concentrated in northern areas where Islamic State is fighting for a foothold, including near Hasaka, Aleppo, Kobani and Deir al-Zor, it said. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-07-30 08:18:47
The Israeli parliament approved Thursday a law allowing prisoners on hunger strike to be force fed if their life is in danger or they face chronic health problems, a spokesman said. The law, which seeks to prevent imprisoned Palestinian from pressuring Israel by refusing food, was initially approved by cabinet in June 2014 at the height of a mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners, during which dozens were hospitalised. While the law does not specifically mention Palestinians, Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan, who led the legislation, said it was necessary since "hunger strikes of terrorists in prisons have become a means to threaten Israel." The law, which passed by 46 votes to 40, "will be used only if a doctor determines that the continued hunger strike will create an immediate risk to the life of a prisoner or long-term damage to his health," David Amsalem of the ruling Likud party said. But opposition members decried the new measure, with the Arab Joint List of parties criticising "a law to torture Palestinian prisoners, aimed at uprooting their legitimate struggle". It said the law reflected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government's "distorted take on fundamental democratic values." The law had been vehemently opposed by the Israeli Medical Association, which warned it would "order doctors to act solely according to the rules of ethics, and not feed or nourish hunger strikers against their will." According to the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, the majority of prisoners who go on hunger strike are Palestinians in administrative detention, under which they held for renewable six-month periods without charge. The association was among 10 rights groups which warned on Wednesday that the law's sole aim was "to break the spirit and body of administrative detainees and prisoners expressing protest in a non-violent way." On Tuesday, United Nations special rapporteur on torture Juan Mendez and UN special rapporteur on the right to health Dainius Puras called on Israel to halt the legislation. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-07-26 08:03:46
Saudi King Salman and a 1,000-entourage were due to arrive on Saturday for holiday on the French Riviera, where over 100,000 residents have petitioned against the closure of the public beach outside his villa. The new king and his inner circle's three-week visit at the family's seafront villa in Vallauris, where U.S. actress Rita Hayworth celebrated her wedding to Prince Aly Khan of Pakistan in 1949, will be a boon for the local economy. But the closure of the public beach for privacy and security reasons has stirred up a local storm. A petition against the "privatisation" of the Mirandole beach below the Saudi villa gathered more than 100,000 signatures in a week. The mayor of Vallauris also wrote to President Francois Hollande to protest against unauthorised work done by the Saudis at the property, where a slab of concrete was poured directly onto the sand to install an elevator. "We understand the security reasons and the nation's greater interest. But nobody can exonerate himself from the laws of the land," mayor Michelle Salucki wrote. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-07-25 07:52:51
Syria's two main political opposition groups, long at odds, announced Friday that they have agreed on a "roadmap" to end their country's long-running civil war, starting with establishment of a transitional governing body. Officials of the Syrian National Coalition and the National Coordination Body spoke to reporters after meeting in Brussels. Safwan Akkash, secretary of the National Coordination Body, said it was the groups' shared responsibility to protect "Syrian blood." The unified front could strengthen the opposition's hand in any future talks with the government of President Bashar Assad. But the opposition groups, which have been trying for years to reach a common understanding, have been accused of being out of touch with the realities in Syria and have virtually no following among the rebel groups fighting on the ground. The announcement in Brussels came a day after U.N. special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura met in Damascus with Syrian politicians, trying to come up with a way to end the conflict that has killed around 220,000 people since March 2011. De Mistura's office says he is working to finalize his proposals to U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on a way forward to support Syrian parties in their search for a political solution. On Friday, Syria's foreign minister, Walid al-Moallem, told participants in a media conference in Damascus that going to Geneva for a third peace conference "is still premature as long as Syrians themselves haven't reached the point of being able to deal with their own affairs." Members of the SNC, the main political group in exile, have long accused the Damascus-based NCB of being too lenient and even complicit with Assad's government. Members of the NCB, in turn, have accused the SNC of being bankrolled by oil-rich Arab Gulf countries. After their negotiations in the Belgian capital, the accent was on unity. "We want to serve every mother who mourns her dead child," Akkash said. "The Syrian people are today united." More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-07-25 07:34:50
The Tunisian parliament adopted a new anti-terror law overnight Friday aimed at beefing up powers to confront a jihadist threat following deadly attacks but which has been slammed by rights groups as draconian. The law was adopted after three days of debate by 174 members of parliament with ten abstentions and no votes against, according to an AFP tally. The president of the assembly, Mohamed Ennaceur welcomed the passing of the "law against terrorism and money laundering", calling it an "historic" moment. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-07-25 07:34:03
Turkish fighter jets launched attacks on camps of the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq overnight, the prime minister's office said on Saturday, in what is likely to be a major blow to the stalled Kurdish peace process. Ground forces hit the PKK as well as Islamic State fighters in northern Syria, it said, as part of Ankara's campaign to take a prominent role in the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamist militant group. The air strikes hit PKK targets in several locations, targeting warehouses, "logistic points", living quarters and storage buildings, it said. More»