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 »

 

Category Archives: Middle East

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

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

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

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

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

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

Israel’s Netanyahu to meet Putin in Moscow next week

:: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next week, Netanyahu’s office said in a brief statement on Tuesday. The meeting is set for Wednesday, July 11. Netanyahu and Putin meet periodically and discuss

New advances by Yemeni army amid military buildup by Houthis

:: The UN special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths’ visit to Sanaa did not prevent the Houthis from continuing their military buildup, according to reports by local Yemeni news outlets who added that the militias refuse to hand over the

Rouhani says Iran will respect nuclear deal as long as its interests preserved

:: Iran will continue to respect its nuclear agreement with world powers as long as its interests are preserved, President Hassan said on Tuesday in a speech in Switzerland. The United States withdrew in May from the 2015 agreement, under

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 decree, issued in the official gazette, makes changes

Report: Son of ISIS leader Baghdadi killed in Syria’s Homs

:: A son of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in the city of Homs in Syria, the group’s news channel reported on Tuesday. “Hudayfah al-Badri … the son of the Caliph … was killed in an operation

Yemen’s Hodeidah residents accuse UN of ignoring Houthi violations

:: Residents of Hodeidah called on UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths, who is currently visiting Sanaa, to visit Hodeidah and see first-hand the violations committed by the Houthi militia in the strategic port city. They also called on

Revolutionary Guards commander accuses Israel of stealing Iran’s rain clouds

:: The Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Ridha Jalali has accused Israel and another country he didn’t name of stealing the clouds of Iran which lead to climate change and drought in the country. On Monday,

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