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 »

 

Category Archives: Middle East

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

Prince Khalid bin Salman

:: 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 bin Salman said in a tweet on Tuesday.

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Mohammad Javad Zarif

:: 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 of detesting diplomacy are suddenly interested in talks?

Moscow says downed US drone was in Iranian airspace

:: The US drone shot down by Tehran last week was in Iranian airspace, the head of Russia’s Security Council said Tuesday, despite US claims to the contrary. “I have information from the defense ministry of the Russian Federation that

Mnuchin says Iran FM Zarif will be hit with sanctions later this week

Mohammad Javad Zarif

:: US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will be hit with sanctions later this week. This comes as US President Donald Trump imposed new sanctions on Iran following Tehran’s downing of

Iran’s Rouhani: US sanctions on Khamenei futile as he has ‘no foreign assets’

Hassan Rouhani

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani dismissed new US sanctions on Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and described the White House as “mentally retarded”, an insult Iran has used in the past about President Donald Trump. In a speech broadcast live

Houthis have smuggled various weapons from Iran: Arab coalition

:: The Arab coalition supporting Yemen’s internationally recognized government said on Monday that the Houthi militia has received various types of weapons smuggled from Iran. Speaking at a weekly press conference in Riyadh, spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the militia

Trump is willing to talk to Iran, top US adviser says

Brian Hook

:: US President Donald Trump is ready to talk to Iran about a deal that would lift American sanctions but Tehran would need to curtail its nuclear and missile program, as well as its support for proxies, a senior US

Iraqi parliament approves appointment of defense, interior, justice ministers

:: Iraq’s parliament approved the appointment of three more ministers on Monday, including the defense and interior portfolios put forward by Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, lawmakers said. But the nominee for minister of education, the only remaining portfolio, failed to

Pompeo discussed countering the Iranian threat during UAE visit: US mission

:: The US Mission in the United Arab Emirates said on Monday that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed countering the threat from Iran in the region with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed. The mission had earlier

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Abbas Mousavi

:: 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 region. We do not want rise of tensions,”

UN rights chief: 55,000 ISIS fighters and their families detained in Syria, Iraq

Michelle Bachelet

:: UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday that 55,000 former ISIS fighters, including foreigners, and their families detained in Syria and Iraq should face fair prosecution or be freed. States “must assume responsibility for their nationals” and

Iran says downing of US drone was a ‘firm response’, can be repeated

:: Iran on Monday described its shooting down of a US drone in the Gulf last week as a “firm response” to the United States and warned it could be repeated. “Everyone saw the downing of the unmanned drone,” navy

Australian ISIS orphans rescued from Syria camp

:: Eight orphans of Australian ISIS fighters have been spirited out of a camp in Syria, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Monday, in an apparent U-turn. The children and grandchildren of two notorious extremists are now in the care of

Sudan generals call for joint AU, Ethiopia transition plan

General Kabbashi

:: Sudan’s army rulers on Sunday appealed to the African Union and Ethiopia to unify their efforts in outlining a blueprint for a political transition in the crisis-hit country. The generals, who seized power after ousting President Omar Bashir in

Adel al-Jubeir says whatever the Palestinians accept, everyone else will accept

Adel al-Jubeir

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said on Sunday that improving the Palestinians’ situation should be welcomed but that addressing the political process in resolving the conflict with Israel is “extremely important.” Al-Jubeir was responding

Netanyahu ready to ‘consider’ long-awaited US peace plan

:: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he is ready to “consider” a US plan to resolve his country’s long-running conflict with the Palestinians. “We will consider the American proposal in a fair and open way,” he said

Trump will ‘not dare’ strike Iran, claims IRGC General

:: A senior officer in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps asserted that US President Donald Trump would “not dare” to strike Iran and the President’s claim that he “wanted to strike three different sites is a lie.” Brigadier General Gholamhossein Gheybparvar,

Saudi Arabia, UAE, UK and US condemn Iran’s actions in the region

:: Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States have released a joint statement expressing their concern over escalating tensions in the region and the dangers posed by Iran’s destabilizing activities in Yemen and the

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