Iran threatens to retaliate after Dutch expel two diplomats

:: Iran protested on Sunday against the Netherlands’ expulsion of two of its diplomats and threatened to retaliate for the “unfriendly and destructive move”. A spokesman for the Dutch intelligence service AIVD More »

Saudi Arabia says ready to pump more oil to balance market

:: Saudi Arabia has said it is ready to use its spare production capacity in order to help balance the global oil market, according to a Cabinet statement released on Tuesday. The More »

Turkey issues decree transferring powers to president

:: Turkey issued a decree on Wednesday transferring some powers to the president, in line with its move to an executive presidential system resulting from last month’s presidential and parliamentary elections. The More »

Iran’s Khamenei calls on securing ‘businesses’ amid economic protests

:: Iran’s supreme leader is urging the country’s judiciary to take measures to secure people’s “businesses and lives” amid economic protests that have struck the capital, Tehran. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said during More »

Saudi King, Crown Prince congratulate President Erdogan on re-election

:: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday congratulated to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the occasion of his re-election for a new term. “On More »


British woman exposed to Novichok nerve agent dies

:: A woman exposed to the nerve agent Novichok in southwest England, near where a Russian spy was targeted by the same type of chemical in March, has died, police said Sunday. Prime Minister Theresa May said she was “appalled

Coalition: Evidence confirms presence of foreign military experts in Yemen

:: The official spokesman of the coalition forces backing Yemen’s government, Turki Al-Maliki, confirmed that they have found evidence of the presence of foreign military experts training the Iran-military-backed Houthi militias in Yemen. The spokesman also said during a press

Hunt named foreign minister as Boris Johnson quits in protest over Brexit plan

:: Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson quit on Monday over Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to leave the European Union, the second resignation in a day leaving the British leader’s Brexit plans all but in tatters. After a day when the

Syria’s Assad says rebuilding is ‘top priority’

:: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Monday that his top priority was the reconstruction of his country, battered by more than seven years of fierce fighting. He spoke during a gathering with his foreign affairs minister Walid Muallem and

Yemeni army thwarts Houthi infiltration attempts in Saada

:: Yemeni army forces thwarted three Houthi attempts to infiltrate their posts in Al-Tabab Al-Bayd, Al-Majaza and Al-Hashishma that overlook the center of Baqim District in Saada. Brigadier General Saleh Qroush, the commander of the fifth battalion of the border

Conference on Afghanistan begins today in Jeddah

:: A two-day conference of religious scholars to discuss measures for restoration of peace in Afghanistan begins today in Jeddah. The Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) has organized the event titled “International Ulema Conference on Peace and Stability in Afghanistan.”

Saudi women with notarization license accept new work challenge

:: Saudi women are obtaining notarization licenses to work in private notary departments at the ministry of justice. “Since this is the first time women pursue and accept this profession, we are excited about this new challenge and willing to

Qatari diplomat proposes Israel grants work permits to Gazans

:: Qatari envoy Mohammed al-Emadi has proposed that Tel Aviv grants the Palestinians in Gaza Strip work permits to end protests at the strip’s borders. “If Israel allows people from the Gaza Strip, whose many of its people live in

Israel warns Iran, Hezbollah over forces in Syria

:: Israel will not allow Iranian forces to become entrenched in Syria, its defense minister warned on Monday, after Israeli jets carried out another raid on an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps air base in Homs province. Avigdor Lieberman spoke as

Saudi Crown Prince meets with French Minister of the Armed Forces

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has met with French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Barley in Jeddah. During the meeting, the two sides reviewed areas of bilateral cooperation, especially in the field of defense and opportunities

Syrian sources confirm Iranians killed in ‘Israeli attack’ on Homs air base

:: The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday that a missile bombardment killed an unspecified number of “Iranian and pro-regime fighters” at the T-4 base near Syria’s central Homs province on April 9. Rami Abdel Rahman, head

Israel court charges Turkish woman accused of aiding ‘terror’ group

:: An Israeli military court on Sunday charged a Turkish woman accused of passing on hundreds of dollars to a “terrorist” organisation, security sources said. Ebru Ozkan, 27, was detained at Israel’s Ben Gurion airport on June 11 as she

New center for Saudi financial auditing established

:: The Training and Emission Committee for civil servants adopted the Saudi Center for Financial Auditing and Performance Monitoring at the General Auditing Bureau as an authority to provide training programs in financial auditing and performance monitoring and apply the

At least ten killed, 73 injured in Turkey train derailment

:: Ten people were killed and 73 injured on Sunday when a train packed with weekend passengers derailed in northwest Turkey, sate-run TRT Haber television said, quoting the health ministry. The train, with 360 people on board, was travelling from

Iran threatens to retaliate after Dutch expel two diplomats

:: Iran protested on Sunday against the Netherlands’ expulsion of two of its diplomats and threatened to retaliate for the “unfriendly and destructive move”. A spokesman for the Dutch intelligence service AIVD told AFP on Friday that two employees of

Syria regime pounds South, rebel evacuations postponed

:: Regime forces bombarded southern Syria on Sunday, as the evacuation of rebel fighters under a ceasefire deal for the region was postponed, a monitor and an opposition official said. Opposition fighters in the southern province of Daraa announced a

Saudi Arabia tops donor states to UN’s Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen

:: Saudi Arabia donated $530.4 million as part of the UN’s Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen in 2018. A report, issued by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said the Kingdom donated the largest sum of

War-torn south Sudan debates bill on extending president’s term

:: South Sudan has started debating a bill extending the tenure of the interim government headed by President Salva Kiir by three years at a time when it is trying to negotiate peace with rebels. Gabriel Roricjur, the leader of

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