King Salman receives UK PM May in Bahrain

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received UK PM Theresa May at his guest residence in Manama on Tuesday. During the meeting, they discussed relations and fields of cooperation between the More »

Iran president: Trump won’t be able to harm the nuclear deal

Iran’s president said on Tuesday that his country will not allow incoming US President Donald Trump to “tear up” Iran’s landmark nuclear deal with world powers and also warned Tehran will react More »

King Salman attends UAE’s Union March

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Sunday attended a colorful Union March staged in Abu Dhabi as part of the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival 2016. A happy and smiling More »

Iran vows ‘firm response’ to sanctions renewal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani demanded on Sunday that Barack Obama block an extension of sanctions passed by the US Congress, saying Tehran would otherwise “firmly respond.” In a speech to parliament, Rouhani More »

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince inspects Tornado Fighter program

The Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, inspected the revamping and development of Tornado aircraft program, at the King Abdulaziz Air Base More »

 

King Salman receives UK PM May in Bahrain

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received UK PM Theresa May at his guest residence in Manama on Tuesday. During the meeting, they discussed relations and fields of cooperation between the two countries and ways of enhancing them in

May: Gulf safety crucial to UK security

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that it is essential to work with the Gulf in order to undermine security risks and terrorism, as the 37th GCC summit concluded in Manama, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. May stated

Libyan forces clear last ISIS holdout in Sirte

Libyan forces backed by US air strikes have finished clearing the final district of the former ISIS stronghold of Sirte in which the extremist group had been holding out, a spokesman for the forces said on Tuesday. A Reuters witness

Syria rebels rule out withdrawal from Aleppo

Syrian rebels on Monday ruled out a pullout from east Aleppo despite sweeping government advances, after Moscow announced it would hold talks with Washington on their withdrawal from the city. The Syrian army has seized two-thirds of east Aleppo and

GCC ‘faces challenges’ as summit begins

Russia and China on Monday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have demanded a seven-day truce in Syria’s Aleppo, with Russia arguing it would allow rebels to regroup and that time was needed for talks between Washington and

Russia, China veto UN resolution on Aleppo

Russia and China on Monday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have demanded a seven-day truce in Syria’s Aleppo, with Russia arguing it would allow rebels to regroup and that time was needed for talks between Washington and

Iran president: Trump won’t be able to harm the nuclear deal

Iran’s president said on Tuesday that his country will not allow incoming US President Donald Trump to “tear up” Iran’s landmark nuclear deal with world powers and also warned Tehran will react to any extension of American sanctions. The comments

Russia: Aleppo rebels who are staying ‘will be destroyed’

The Syrian government and its ally Russia on Tuesday issued stark warnings to rebels in besieged eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo, with Moscow’s top diplomat saying the rebels will be wiped out unless they stop fighting and leave the city. Damascus

Libya forces fully recover Sirte from ISIS

Forces loyal to Libya’s UN-backed government said Monday they had seized full control of the city of Sirte from the ISIS group, dealing a major blow to the militants. The battle for the city, which was the last significant territory

Iran creates ‘Cyber Brigades’ for online war

The commander of students’ Basij militias, Ali Sabir Hamani, announced the formation of ‘Cyber Brigades’ comprising school students with the aim of taking part in cyber warfare launched against the Islamic Republic. This would be in parallel to the ‘Joint

Politician, two journalists dead in Finnish town shooting

Three women including a local politician and two journalists were shot dead with a rifle in front of a restaurant in the small Finnish town of Imatra around midnight, police said on Sunday. A 23-year-old local man with a criminal

Egypt’s FM in Washington discusses increasing US aid to Cairo

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, who is currently visiting Washington, said on Sunday that he has been discussing increasing US aid to Egypt, the state-owned Ahram Online reported. Shoukry said US aid had long represented a great support for Egypt’s

Iran’s threat to Hormuz Strait a thing ‘of the past’

Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed al-Sharqi, ruler of the Emirate of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, said threats to close the Hormuz Strait are now from the past. In an interview with the Emirati news agency on Sunday, he added

Gulf states, Turkey call for UN meeting on Syria

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and Turkey have issued a joint statement, urging the UN Security Council to hold an emergency session on Syria, Al Arabiya News Channel reported on Sunday. In their statement, these countries called on the UN to

Morocco arrests eight over alleged ties with ISIS

Morocco has arrested eight men with alleged ties to the ISIS militant group active in the cities of Fez and Tangiers, the interior ministry said on Friday. A rifle, ammunition “and documents inciting towards jihad” were seized during the operation

King Salman attends UAE’s Union March

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Sunday attended a colorful Union March staged in Abu Dhabi as part of the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival 2016. A happy and smiling King Salman was accompanied by UAE Vice President

Djibouti agrees to a Saudi military base on its territory

Djibouti’s Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf said that his country welcomed a Saudi military base to be built on its territory. “I took Saudi military leaders to some of Djibouti areas for Saudi Arabia’s military bases,” Youssouf said, adding that

Iran vows ‘firm response’ to sanctions renewal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani demanded on Sunday that Barack Obama block an extension of sanctions passed by the US Congress, saying Tehran would otherwise “firmly respond.” In a speech to parliament, Rouhani denounced legislation passed by the US Congress to

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