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Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-03-31 09:29:27
A Turkish military base being built in Qatar will be ready within two years, Ankara's defence minister said in Doha on Wednesday. It will be the first Turkish military facility in the region, Ismet Yilmaz told journalists on the sidelines of three-day Dimdex defence and security fair in Qatar. "It (the base) will be completed within two years," said Yilmaz, adding the deal had been approved by the Turkish parliament. The deal is part of a defence agreement concluded by Qatar and Turkey in late 2014, which allows for agreement in the fields of military training and the deployment of the Turkish armed forces on Qatar's territory. "We want to achieve cooperation in the field of (military) training and exercises, and contribute to stability in the region," said Yilmaz. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-03-31 09:06:12
President Bashar al-Assad called on the United Nations and other international organisations on Wednesday to help Syria to restore Palmyra after government forces drove Islamic State militants out of the ancient city. State news agency SANA said Assad made the appeal in a message to Ban Ki-moon, in which he also thanked the United Nations Secretary-General for welcoming the expulsion of Islamic State from the Syrian city, a UNESCO world heritage site. The Western response to Sunday's recapture of Palmyra has been muted. While some governments have welcomed the setback for Islamic State, they are reluctant to celebrate any victory for a president whose departure many of them demanded five years ago. The jihadist group seized Palmyra in May last year and dynamited two of its Roman-era temples, a triumphal arch and funeral towers. It also left mines and bombs amid the ruins and smashed statues and displays at the city museum, Syrian and Russian officials say. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-03-31 08:39:30
The White House on Wednesday indicated Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should not be part of any transitional unity government, echoing views from regime opponents inside the war-shattered country. Responding to an interview in which Assad argued his regime should take part in a transitional government, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Assad's own participation would be a "non-starter." "I don't know whether he envisioned himself being a part of that national unity government. Obviously that would be a non-starter for us." More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-03-31 08:22:14
President Barack Obama will have the chance to decide on whether to increase the number of U.S. forces in Iraq in the "coming weeks," the top U.S. general said on Wednesday. The extra troops would bolster the capabilities of Iraqi forces preparing for a major offensive against the Islamic State militant group in Mosul, U.S. Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a news briefing. U.S. and Iraqi military officials have been discussing a plan to retake Mosul, which fell to Islamic State in June 2014, and how U.S. forces could support their efforts, Dunford said. "Those recommendations are being made and the president will have an opportunity to make some decisions here in the coming weeks," Dunford said. "I brought it to the secretary (Defense Secretary Ash Carter). The secretary will engage with the president." Dunford said last week he expected an increase in the level of U.S. forces in Iraq from the current 3,800, but that those decisions had not been finalized. U.S. officials have said they hope to capitalize on recent battlefield successes against Islamic State, such as the retaking of Ramadi by Iraqi forces late last year. "The timing really now is focused on the next phase of the campaign, which is towards Mosul, and maintaining the kind of momentum that we had in Ramadi," Dunford said. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-03-29 09:37:14
China appointed Tuesday its first special envoy for the Syrian crisis, a career diplomat who has served as ambassador to Iran, as it seeks a more active role in the Middle East. While relying on the region for oil supplies, China tends to leave Middle Eastern diplomacy to the other permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, namely the United States, Britain, France and Russia. But China has been trying to get more involved, including recently hosting both Syria's foreign minister and opposition figures, though at different times. The new special envoy for Syria is Xie Xiaoyan, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a daily news briefing. He was most recently China's ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union. "As a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council, China has always proactively dedicated itself to the appropriate resolution of the Syria issue," Hong said, adding that a political solution was the only way out. China supports the mediation efforts of U.N. Syria special envoy Staffan de Mistura and has provided humanitarian assistance to the region, Hong said. China's appointment of its own special envoy is to help push the peace process and "to better proactively put forward China's wisdom" and its proposals, he added. Xie, 62, is a deeply experienced diplomat very familiar with the Middle East, Hong said. "We believe he will certainly fulfill this mission well." China has appointed special envoys for crisis zones before, to mixed results. Its African envoys have been deeply involved in South Sudan, but its previous special envoys to the Middle East have had little tangible effect. There is a truce in place in Syria, accepted by President Bashar al-Assad's government and most of his foes, the first of its kind since the war began five years ago. It has been accompanied by the first peace talks attended by the warring sides. It does not apply to areas held by Islamic State or the Nusra Front, the Syrian branch of al Qaeda. More»
Amwal Al ghad English - 2016-03-28 10:05:58
A Saudi-led military coalition on Monday said it had completed a prisoner swap in Yemen, exchanging nine Saudi prisoners for 109 Yemeni nationals ahead of a planned truce and peace talks aimed at ending the year-long war with Houthi rebels. The statement did not say which group the deal was made with, but the Iran-allied Houthi movement said on Sunday it had exchanged prisoners with its enemy Riyadh, as a first step towards ending a humanitarian crisis prompted by the conflict. The Iran-allied Houthis are battling Yemeni government forces backed by a Saudi-led military coalition. Saudi Arabia received its nationals on Sunday, the coalition statement published on Saudi Arabia's state news agency SPA said. The alliance "hopes to begin a truce in conflict areas of the Republic of Yemen," it added. Yemeni media said that the nine men were soldiers. The released Yemenis had been detained during operations in Yemen, SPA said. News site Yemen Now published a photo of a group of smiling, waving men in white robes and keffiyeh head scarves, which it said was of the soldiers. Reuters was not immediately able to verify the image. The agreement is one of several prisoner swaps between the two sides since late last year in a conflict which has killed more than 6,000 people and triggered a humanitarian crisis in the Arab world's poorest country. Last week the United Nations said the warring parties had agreed to a cessation of hostilities starting at midnight on April 10 and peace talks in Kuwait as part of a fresh push to end the crisis following two rounds of failed talks last year. The leader of the Houthis said on Friday he wanted peace efforts to succeed but said his group was ready to confront its enemies if violence persisted. The main battle between the Houthis and the Yemeni government backed by the coalition has led to a power vacuum in parts of the country, allowing al Qaeda and Islamic State-linked fighters to take advantage. Air raids killed 14 men suspected of belonging to al Qaeda in southern Yemen on Sunday, medics and local residents said, in one of the largest U.S.-led assaults on the group since a civil war broke out a year ago. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-03-28 09:23:56
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry stated Sunday that the recent Arab League resolution had labeled certain “acts” by Hezbollah as terrorist and not the entire organization. “The Arab League resolution must be read carefully, seeing as it described certain acts rather than bestowed a certain label on Hezbollah as a whole,” Shoukry said in an interview with Egypt's al-Youm al-Sabeh newspaper. Asked whether or not Hezbollah is a “terrorist” group, the minister added: “I will not give a judgment. Hezbollah has a special status in Lebanon, and Lebanon is a brotherly country that is going through a major turbulent situation at the domestic level.” “This issue must be resolved by the Lebanese people,” Shoukry went on to say. The Arab League's resolution followed a similar one by the Saudi-led Gulf Cooperation Council that labeled Hezbollah a “terrorist” group. In January, GCC member Bahrain said it had dismantled a "terror" cell allegedly linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guards and Hezbollah. Saudi Arabia and fellow Gulf nations accuse Iran of supporting Shiite rebels in Yemen, as well as attempting to destabilize their own regimes. They also denounce its alliance with the Syrian regime and Hezbollah while they support rebels who have been fighting since 2011 to topple the Damascus government and President Bashar Assad. The Arab and Gulf decisions came days after Saudi Arabia in February halted a $3 billion program for military supplies to Lebanon in protest against Hezbollah. Announcing the funding cut, a Saudi official said at the time that the kingdom noticed "hostile Lebanese positions resulting from the stranglehold of Hezbollah on the State." The United States, Canada and Australia have listed Hezbollah as a "terrorist" group while the European Union has only blacklisted its military wing. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-03-27 12:17:00
A top court in the United Arab Emirates has jailed 11 people for life Sunday after convicting them of Islamist militants links and plotting "terrorist" attacks in the Gulf country, state media reported. The Federal Supreme court in Abu Dhabi jailed two others for 15 years, 13 for 10 years, six for three years, and two for five years, the official WAM news agency said. Seven defendants were acquitted. The defendants were accused of seeking to overthrow the government to set up an Islamic State group-style caliphate in the UAE. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-03-27 09:18:56
Syrian troops backed by Russian forces recaptured the famed ancient city of Palmyra from the Islamic State group on Sunday in a major victory over the Islamist militants. Army sappers were defusing mines and bombs planted by IS groupin the city's ancient ruins, a UNESCO world heritage site where the militants sparked a global outcry with the systematic destruction of treasured monuments. "After heavy fighting during the night, the army is in full control of Palmyra -- both the ancient site and the residential neighbourhoods," a military source told AFP. IS group fighters pulled out, retreating towards the towns of Sukhnah and Deir Ezzor to the east. IS group overran the Palmyra ruins and adjacent modern city in May 2015. It has since blown up two of the site's treasured temples, its triumphal arch and a dozen tower tombs, in a campaign of destruction that UNESCO described as a war crime punishable by the International Criminal Court. More»
Amwal Al ghad English - 2016-03-26 14:23:10
The Islamic State group suffered a double setback in Syria Friday as army troops recaptured half of the ancient city of Palmyra and the Pentagon said the Islamist militants' second-in-command was killed in a US raid. The seizure by Russian-backed Syrian troops of half of Palmyra including the hilltop citadel and the airport came nearly a year after IS overran the UNESCO world heritage site. The Syrian regime's gains came after US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia's President Vladimir Putin agreed to intensify the drive for a political settlement in the war-torn nation. Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said the death this week of Abd ar-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli, described as IS's number two, would hamper the Islamist militants' ability to conduct operations in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere. He said the US was "systematically eliminating" IS group's cabinet, referring also to the killing earlier this month of "Omar the Chechen", described by Washington as the Islamist militants' defence minister. "The momentum of this campaign is now clearly on our side," said Carter. However, separate attacks by IS group in Iraq and Yemen Friday claimed over 50 lives, with observers warning that as their self-proclaimed "caliphate" shrinks towards extinction, its fighters are likely to ramp up suicide attacks on civilian targets. A suicide bomber killed at least 30 people at a local football tournament south of Baghdad, while in Aden three suicide bombings at security checkpoints killed 22 people, including 10 civilians. Syrian state television said loyalist troops seized the Palmyra citadel "after inflicting many losses in the ranks of the terrorist group Daesh," using another name for IS group. It said the army had also cut off the main Palmyra-Deir Ezzor highway leading to the Iraqi border. "Pro-government forces, which have the support in Palmyra of the Russian air force, took control of half of the city as well as the airport," a military source said. IS group has blown up UNESCO-listed temples and looted relics that dated back thousands of years. Built in the 13th century, the citadel is Palmyra's main Islamic-era monument. Syria's antiquities chief Maamoun Abdelkarim said the army had also "liberated the district of hotels and restaurants as well as the Valley of the Tombs". More»