Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »

 

Daily Archives: June 23, 2019

UK minister discusses regional tensions, nuclear deal in Iran

Andrew Murrison

:: A minister from Britain’s Foreign Office arrived in Tehran on Sunday and met with a top diplomat from Iran’s foreign ministry amid escalating regional tensions, state-run IRIB news agency reported. Minister of State for the Middle East Andrew Murrison

Bolton warns Iran to not mistake US ‘prudence’ for ‘weakness’

John Bolton

:: US National Security Advisor John Bolton warned Tehran on Sunday of misinterpreting as “weakness” President Donald Trump’s last-minute cancellation of a retaliatory strike on Iran. “Neither Iran nor any other hostile actor should mistake US prudence and discretion for

Gargash: Gulf tensions can only be addressed politically

Anwar Gargash

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash on Sunday said that tensions in the Gulf “can only be addressed politically.” On his official Twitter account, the minister said that the current crisis has been “long in

India rejects US report on attacks on minority Muslims

:: India on Sunday rejected a US State Department’s annual report on religious freedom that raised questions about the government’s inability to curb violent attacks on the country’s minority Muslims. Preparing for a visit by US Secretary of State Mike

Ruling party candidate declares himself victor in Mauritania vote

:: Government candidate and frontrunner Mohamed Ould Ghazouani has declared himself the winner of the first round of Mauritania’s presidential election. The 62-year-old former head of the domestic security service made the claim in the early hours of Sunday in

North Korea: Kim receives ‘excellent’ letter from Trump

Kim Jong Un

:: President Donald Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a letter, a government-controlled news agency reported Sunday. Kim “said with satisfaction that the letter is of excellent content,” the Korean Central News Agency reported. “Appreciating the political judging

Germany’s Merkel says neo-Nazis must be tackled ‘without taboos’

Angela Merkel

:: Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday said Germany must resist neo-Nazis “without any taboos” following the killing of a local politician by a suspected right-wing extremist. Such violence “must be resisted from the outset and without any taboos,” Merkel said

Iran military commander: Any regional conflict may spread uncontrollably

:: Any conflict in the Gulf region may spread uncontrollably, a senior Iranian military commander was cited as saying on Sunday, by the semi-official news agency Fars. US President Donald Trump said on Friday he aborted a military strike to

Ethiopian army chief, regional president killed in unrest: PM Abiy

Abiy Ahmed

:: Ethiopia’s army chief of staff was shot while trying to thwart an attempted coup on Saturday in a federal state north of the capital Addis Ababa, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said. The head of Ethiopia’s Amhara state and his

Iran lawmakers chant ‘Death to America’, call US ‘real terrorist’

:: Iranian lawmakers chanted “Death to America” during a parliament session on Sunday after a speaker accused the United States of being the “real world terrorist”, amid escalating tension with Washington following the downing of an unmanned US drone. US

Saudi Airlines shift flights away from Gulf of Oman, Strait of Hormuz

:: Saudi Arabian Airlines has altered the path of its international flights away from the Gulf of Oman and the Strait of Hormuz, News Agency’s correspondent reported on Sunday. The US aviation regulator barred its carriers from the area until

Iraq, US deny planned evacuation of contractors from Iraqi base

:: Iraqi and US military spokesmen denied on Saturday that US forces were preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff of Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they work as contractors. Four separate military sources,

Istanbul residents vote in mayoral re-run in key test for ailing Turkish democracy

:: More than 10 million Istanbul residents will vote on Sunday in a re-run of a mayoral election that has become a referendum on President Tayyip Erdogan’s policies and a test of Turkey’s ailing democracy. In the initial March 31

Sudan protesters, Ethiopia envoy discuss talks with military

:: Sudan’s protest leaders say they are meeting with an Ethiopian envoy over proposals to resume negotiations with the ruling military council. The leaders say they’ve received Ethiopia’s initiative for the transition from military to civilian rule, and would declare

US to hit Iran with ‘major’ new sanctions Monday: Trump

Donald Trump

:: President Donald Trump said Saturday that the United States would impose “major” new sanctions on Iran in two days, just hours after saying he would be the Islamic republic’s new “best friend” if they were to renounce nuclear arms.

Trump talks to Saudi Crown Prince on Iran, oil

n Prince Mohammed bin Salman

:: US President Donald Trump spoke on Friday to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman about Middle East stability and the oil market, the White House said, after tensions with Iran prompted a rise in oil prices. “The two leaders

Coalition jets destroy two Houthi drones in Yemeni air space

:: The fighter jets of the Arab Coalition backing the legitimate government in Yemen on Saturday intercepted and destroyed two drones in the Yemeni air space. The Coalition said the drones were launched by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia from the

Muslim World League chief meets with Austrian, Spanish diplomats

:: Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa received the Austrian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Georg Postinger in his office in Riyadh. The importance of benefiting from common human values to promote the values of harmony

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