Wednesday, January 19

Two members of Daesh arrested while trying to plant an explosive device in Al-Siniya area in Baiji

BAGHDAD,The popular crowd forces arrested on Wednesday two members of Daesh while trying to plant an explosive device in the Siniya town north of Tikrit."A statement by the popular crowd said that a force from Brigade 99 in the popular crowd arrested two members of Daesh while trying to plant an explosive device in sector of the Siniya island in Baiji, north of Tikrit,"."The brigade forces are ready to maintain security in a the sector of its responsibility ," it said.Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Paris Chosen as the Location of MiSK Cultural Center in Europe

Paris, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation "MiSK" announced its plans to inaugurate the MiSK Cultural Center in the French capital Paris by the end of 2018, in conjunction with the visit of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince to France.The Center seeks to highlight the thought, literature and culture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through various intellectual and cultural activities in order to convey the true image of the Saudi citizen.The MiSK Cultural Center aims to be a platform in the heart of Europe to introduce and defend the Kingdom and its issues. It also aims to develop MiSK charitable projects and initiatives in a strategic and innovative way, particularly in France and generally in Europe, highlighting the role of the foundation in promoting the Saudi culture through a...


Speaker of the House, Nabih Berri, warned his visitors and the delegations he received at his home in Msayleh of "the serious repercussions that may result from any military action targeting Syria."He expressed his fear that "the first victims [of such an action] would be the stability and unity of the region, not to mention the bloodshed, destruction and displacement of the brotherly Syrian people.""It is a war which, if broken out, God forbid, would be funded out of the pockets of Arabs and their wealth, and the results will inevitably be negative and destructive to their future and the stability of their countries," Berri said.On the other hand, Speaker Berri said during a meeting with a student delegation from the Evangelical School in Sidon that he "is not concerned about the future o...

Somalia to Halt UAE Funding for Troops as Relations Sour

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA, As relations with the United Arab Emirates sour over the seizure of millions of dollars in cash, Somalia announced Wednesday it would end UAE funding for its armed forces.Defense Minister Mohamed Mursal's comments to reporters came shortly after the UAE condemned what it called an "illegal" move by Somalia to seize $9.6 million from an aircraft at the Mogadishu airport over the weekend.The UAE's state news agency, WAM, said some of the 47 Emirati Armed Forces personnel on the plane were held at gunpoint and assaulted by Somali security forces. The money was allocated to support the Somali army and trainees, WAM reported."The UAE deplores this violation of international law and norms at a time when the UAE has provided all kinds of political, economic, military and human...

Saudi Ambassador to Spain: HRH Crown Prince’s Visit to Spain Confirms Depth and Strength of Relations between the Two Countries

Madrid, Prince Mansour bin Khalid bin Abdullah bin Farhan, Saudi Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain, welcomed His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense, on his current visit to Spain.In a statement, Prince Mansour affirmed that HRH the Crown Prince's visit to Spain confirms the depth and strength of bilateral relations binding the two friendly countries in various fields and the joint desire to deepen them within a long-term strategic partnership to serve the common interests of the two friendly countries.He added that the Spanish official welcome reflects the respect and appreciation of HRH the Crown Prince and the Kingdom's rapid development achievements and economic and social reforms in ...


Interior and Municipalities Minister, Nouhad Mashnouk, has arrived in Sidon city to head the sub-security council's meeting, in the presence of South Lebanon Governor, Mansour Daou, as well as security, judicial, and military leaders. The main item on the meeting's agenda is elections, NNA field reporter said on Wednesday. Source: National News Agency