Council of Arab League opens to discuss political developments

The two-day meeting will discuss the Arab-Israeli conflict and follow-up on political developments in the Arab region. (SPA)
Updated 08 September 2019

Council of Arab League opens to discuss political developments

  • The Saudi delegation to the meeting was headed by Saudi Ambassador to Egypt Osama bin Ahmed Naqli

DUBAI: The 152nd Session of the Council of Arab League opened Sunday in Cairo, Egypt, state news agency SPA has reported.

The two-day meeting will discuss the Arab-Israeli conflict and follow-up on political developments in the Arab region including maintenance of the Arab national security and the fight against terrorism under the chairmanship of Ambassador Ahmad Nayef Al-Dulaimi, the Permanent Representative of Iraq to the Arab League.

The Saudi delegation to the meeting was headed by Saudi Ambassador to Egypt Osama bin Ahmed Naqli.


Tunisia says militant leader killed in anti-terror raid

Updated 20 October 2019

Tunisia says militant leader killed in anti-terror raid

  • Tunisian armed forces and national guardsmen led the operation
  • A terrorist leader from the Al-Qaeda branch in Tunisia was killed

TUNIS: An Al-Qaeda leader was killed and another wounded during an anti-terror raid in Tunisia on Sunday, according to the country’s defense ministry.
Tunisian armed forces and national guardsmen led the operation against Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in the mountainous Kasserine region near the Algerian border, ministry spokesman Mohamed Zekri told AFP.
“A terrorist leader from the Okba Ibn Nafaa group was killed” and another injured in the ongoing operation, he said.
Okba Ibn Nafaa is the Tunisian branch of AQIM.
Various extremiist groups are active in the rugged frontier region of Kasserine, including the Daesh group-affiliated Jund Al-Khalifa, or “Soldiers of the Caliphate.”
Security forces regularly carry out raids in the area.
Tunisia faced a rise in extremist activity after its 2011 revolution, with attacks killing dozens of security personnel, civilians and foreign tourists.
While the security situation has significantly improved since a series of deadly attacks in 2015, Tunisia has maintained a state of emergency for four years and assaults against security forces have persisted.