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East Libyan forces advance rapidly to retake key oil ports

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

BENGHAZI, Libya/VIENNA: East Libyan forces said on Thursday they had rapidly retaken the shuttered oil ports of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf, where the head of Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) said he hoped operations would resume in a “couple of days.” Staff were evacuated from the key terminals in Libya’s eastern oil crescent and […]

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Security forces clash with Iraq’s Hezbollah in Baghdad

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces have imposed a cordon around the Baghdad headquarters of Iraq’s Hezbollah Brigades (which is distinct from its better-known Lebanese counterpart) after group members targeted a police patrol, according to a local police source. “Armed clashes erupted today along ​​Palestine Street in eastern Baghdad between local police and Hezbollah fighters as a result […]

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Hodeidah offensive: Coalition forces seize weapons supplied by Iran to Houthis

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

JEDDAH: Saudi-led coalition officials on Tuesday displayed weapons and explosives supplied by Iran to Houthi militias in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah. The arsenal included drones, a sniper rifle, roadside bombs disguised as rocks and even a “drone boat” which had been filled with explosives that failed to detonate. Equipment used to produce and […]

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Yemeni forces intensify efforts to retake port city from Houthi control

By   /  June 17, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

SANAA: Yemeni forces backed by the Arab coalition have intensified their efforts to retake Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah from the Iranian-backed Houthi militias, Yemeni officials and witnesses said on Saturday. Hodeidah is an important port city as it serves as the nation’s main gateway for food shipments. With battles raging at the southern side […]

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Yemen gov’t forces take Al-Hudaydah’s southern entrance

By   /  June 16, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

SANAA: Government forces backed by a Saudi-led military coalition on Friday captured the southern entrance of Yemen’s strategic port city of Al-Hudaydah, a local military source has said. According to the source, army troops and pro-government paramilitary forces have taken the Al-Manzar and Al-Duwar areas — both of which are situated near Al-Hudaydah’s southern entrance — […]

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Saudi-led forces begin assault to take vital Yemen port

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

SANAA: The Saudi-led coalition forces on Wednesday launched a major military operation to recapture Yemeni port of Al-Hudaydah from Shia Houthi rebels. “The operation to recapture Al-Hudaydah city and port has begun,” Yemeni military spokesman Abdullah al-Shuabi told Anadolu Agency. Sounds of explosions and bombing were heard in the southern outskirts of the port city by […]

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18 Afghan security forces killed in Taliban attack

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

KABUL, Afghanistan: Groups of the Taliban, including Central Asian militants, stormed check posts in Afghanistan’s northern Badakhshan province bordering Tajikistan, killing at least 18 security personnel, officials confirmed on Wednesday. Mohammad Razaq, commander of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) in the province, informed Anadolu Agency the Taliban attacked the check posts in Jurm district at around […]

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Kim Jong Un could give up ICBMs but keep some nuclear forces

By   /  June 12, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

SEOUL, South Korea: After years of effort to develop nuclear missiles that can target the US mainland, is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un really ready to pack them away in a deal with President Donald Trump? Perhaps, but that wouldn’t necessarily mean Pyongyang is abandoning its nuclear ambitions entirely. Tuesday’s meeting in Singapore between […]

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Egyptian security forces kill 4 militants in El Arish

By   /  June 11, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

DUBAI: Egypt’s security forces killed four militants in the northern coastal city of Arish in Sinai during a raid on Monday, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported. According to the forces’ official statement, the militants were hiding in a construction site in Arish, when the raid happened. Security forces found ammunition and automatic weapons at the […]

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Iraqi forces target Daesh cells in Diyala

By   /  June 10, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

BAGHDAD : Iraqi security forces on Sunday began a military operation against Daesh cells in the eastern Diyala province, according to a local police officer. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Capt. Habib al-Shammari said the offensive targets Daesh terrorists in Al-Mukhisa area, northeast of Diyala. He said three terrorists had been arrested during the operation. “Daesh terrorist […]

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