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Mobilization forces dig trenches along Syrian borders following successful advances

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Mobilization forces dig trenches along Syrian borders following successful advances

Baaj (IraqiNews.com)  Iraqi paramilitary forces fighting the Islamic State alongside the government have begun digging trenches along the borders with Syria, crowning a successful push through villages near that area. Popular Mobilization Units said on their website Tuesday they had begun entrenching along a line extending from Um Greis village, west of Sinjar region, to […]

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Etihad Guest launches Ramadan campaign in collaboration with emirates Red Crescent to support Somalia in year of giving

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Etihad Guest launches Ramadan campaign in collaboration with emirates Red Crescent to support Somalia in year of giving

To celebrate the Year of Giving, Etihad Guest has launched a special Ramadan campaign with Emirates Red Crescent to provide thousands of meals to families and children in need in Somalia. Members of Etihad Airways’ award-winning loyalty programme can donate their miles to the emergency response in the African country, with 750 Etihad Guest Miles […]

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Mattis: Iranian plot to kill Saudi ambassador was approved at ‘highest level’

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Mattis: Iranian plot to kill Saudi ambassador was approved at ‘highest level’

US Defense Secretary James Mattis said in a televised interview this week that an Iranian plot to kill the then Saudi ambassador to Washington Adel al-Jubeir was an “operation approved at the highest level.” Jubeir, who now serves as the Saudi foreign minister, had been a target of the failed assassination attempt in 2011. “They […]

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Research shows shisha and dokha are just as bad as cigarettes

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Research shows shisha and dokha are just as bad as cigarettes

The research was released to mark the World No Tobacco Day on May 31 Sharjah: A research released on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day by a team of researchers at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) has shown that alternative tobacco products are not less harmful than cigarettes. The research aimed to dispel […]

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Trump’s policies have ‘weakened’ the West, German FM says

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Trump’s policies have ‘weakened’ the West, German FM says

Germany’s foreign minister sharply criticized U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday for pursuing national interests while ignoring Western values and putting peace at risk. In some of his toughest criticism of the Trump administration to date, Sigmar Gabriel said major arms deals signed between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia last week demonstrated that the Trump […]

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Russia’s Air Force: Superiority based on obvious secrets

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Russia’s Air Force: Superiority based on obvious secrets

International annual competition of aerobatic skills Aviadarts-2017 will be held in China for the first time. Russia’s 40 crews of advanced combat aircraft, including Tu-22M3 bomber, will participate in the competition. “Aviadarts” is considered to be an Olympic meeting of the military from all over the world. Looking at the results of previous stages of […]

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Israel’s solar tree takes root in Europe

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Israel’s solar tree takes root in Europe

solar tree with giant square leaves that convert sunlight into electricity was unveiled in the central French town of Nevers yesterday, allowing passers-by to charge their phones, surf the Internet, or just enjoy the shade. The town of 37,000 on the Loire river is the first in Europe to experiment with the technology developed by […]

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Macron and Putin hold face-to-face talks in splendour of Versailles

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Macron and Putin hold face-to-face talks in splendour of Versailles

Photo: AFP French President Emmanuel Macron greeted his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in the splendour of the Versailles palace outside Paris on Monday for their first face-to-face talks. Macron and Russian counterpart Putin held their first meeting since the French leader came to office, with differences on Ukraine and Syria in full view. Macron welcomed Putin to […]

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Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Fourteen Islamic State militants were killed and motorbikes were destroyed in Mosul’s Old City, the Federal Police declared on Monday.

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Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Fourteen Islamic State militants were killed and motorbikes were destroyed in Mosul’s Old City, the Federal Police declared on Monday.

In a statement, Lt.Gen.Shaker Jawdat said, “Federal Police troops in al-Zanjili district, north of the Old City, are deploying addition troops toward al-Sihha district in order to gain control on all of the area, amid missile shelling.” “The selling targets IS defenses ahead of advancing,” he said adding that “The drone shelling left 14 militants […]

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Beware new +252 telephone scam, Swedish police warn

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Beware new +252 telephone scam, Swedish police warn

Swedish police have received reports about scam calls from numbers starting +252. Photo: Mats Schagerström/TT Police in Sweden are warning the public to avoid answering calls from unknown foreign numbers after apparent telephone scammers from Somalia targeted Swedish phones. A host of suspicious calls from numbers starting with the country code +252 were reported to […]

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