Saudi Arabia to send Syrians an additional $100 million of humanitarian aid

:: Saudi Arabia will provide an additional $100 million of humanitarian aid to alleviate the suffering of the people of Syria, through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center. The announcement More »

Riyadh governor launches SR3 billion educational projects in Saudi capital

:: Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar launched SR3 billion ($800 million) worth of educational projects on Wednesday at the Riyadh General Administration of Education. The launch was in the presence of More »

As Trump and Macron meet, Iran’s Rouhani warns on nuke deal

:: Iran’s president reiterated his warning against a US pullout from the landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers as meetings between President Donald Trump France’s Emmanuel Macron got underway in More »

Green light for crown prince-led Saudi privatization program

:: Saudi Arabia’s Council of Economic and Development Affairs on Tuesday approved the Privatization Program that is one of 12 key elements of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. The program is aimed at More »

Saudi FM Al-Jubeir: Qatar should pay for US troops in Syria

:: Qatar should pay for the presence of US military forces in Syria, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). FM Jubeir’s statement More »

 

Category Archives: Iran

Iran media confirms arrest of British-Iranian scientist

:: Iranian media confirmed on Thursday that Abbas Edalat, a British-Iranian scientist and peace campaigner, has been arrested for his alleged role in an “infiltration network”. “Recently, members of an infiltration network affiliated to Britain have been arrested,” an unnamed

Khamenei affirms continued Iranian resistance in face of US ‘bullying’

:: Iran’s supreme leader called on Muslim nations to unite against the United States, saying Tehran would never yield to “bullying”, state television reported on Thursday. “The Iranian nation has successfully resisted bullying attempts by America and other arrogant powers

EU leader Mogherini says current Iran nuclear deal should be kept

:: EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the current deal with Iran is working effectively to keep Tehran from developing nuclear weapons and should be preserved for the future. Mogherini spoke after US President Trump again showed dissatisfaction with

UK seeks information from Tehran over reported arrest of British-Iranian

:: Britain’s Foreign Office (FCO) said on Wednesday it was urgently seeking information from Iran following reports of the detention of a British-Iranian dual national. The New York-based Center for Human Rights in Iran reported that Abbas Edalat, a professor

At UN, Iran offers dialogue to end ‘hegemonic illusions’

:: Iran invited Gulf countries Tuesday to open talks on regional security, telling the United Nations it was time to move away from “hegemonic illusions” that have fueled devastating wars. Addressing a UN meeting on sustaining peace, Iranian Foreign Minister

As Trump and Macron meet, Iran’s Rouhani warns on nuke deal

:: Iran’s president reiterated his warning against a US pullout from the landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers as meetings between President Donald Trump France’s Emmanuel Macron got underway in Washington. Hassan Rouhani said the United States will

Macron: France, US wish to work on new nuclear deal with Iran

:: French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he had very frank discussions with US President Donald Trump on the Iran nuclear agreement and believes the two countries should begin work to forge a new accord to address concerns about

Senior military official says Revolutionary Guards will not stay within Iran’s borders

:: Although President Hassan Rouhani said few days ago while marking Iran’s Army Day that Iran wants brotherly and strong relations with neighboring countries and rejects interfering in other countries’ internal affairs and noted that “dialogue is the only means

Iran detains ex-prosecutor convicted in 2009 torture case

:: Iran’s official judicial news agency is reporting that police have arrested a former Tehran prosecutor who faces a two-year prison sentence over the death of prisoners following the country’s 2009 protests. The website of the Mizan news agency said

Iran threatens to ‘vigorously’ resume enrichment if US quits nuclear deal

:: Iran is ready to “vigorously” resume nuclear enrichment if the United States ditches the 2015 nuclear deal, and further “drastic measures” are being considered in response to a US exit, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned Saturday. Zarif

Six dead in Iran armed clash near Pakistan border

:: Three “terrorists” and three members of the Iranian security forces were killed during night-time clashes along Iran’s border with Pakistan, state news agency IRNA reported on Tuesday. “At 0130 this morning (2100 GMT Monday], a terrorist group from Pakistan

US charges Iranians for global cyber attacks on behalf of Tehran

:: The United States on Friday charged nine Iranians and an Iranian company with attempting to hack into hundreds of US and international universities, dozens of companies and parts of the US government on behalf of the Tehran government. The

Ahmadinejad accuses Iran’s Khamenei of stealing $190 bln

:: In an uncommon escalation of the brewing power struggle within the different wings in Iran, former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad disclosed the size of Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei’s fortune estimated at $800 billion toman, the equivalent of about

Iran detains close ally of former president Ahmadinejad

:: Iran’s semi-official ILNA news agency is reporting that authorities have detained a close ally of former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The Saturday report says the office of Tehran prosecutor’s said police detained Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei for “investigations.” It did

Suicide attack targets Iranian Guards’ headquarters in Balochistan

:: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard announced on Sunday that one of its border checkpoints in the Sarawan district of Sistan and Balochistan province had been attacked by a suicide bomber, killing the attacker and wounding two men from the Basij militias.

Iranian security forces crack down on protest marking women’s day

:: Dozens of women gathered in front of the Iranian Ministry of Labor on Thursday, which coincided with Women’s Day, to call for more rights, while security forces closed roads around the ministry and deployed troops in the area, according

Iranian embassy in London stormed by followers of arrested cleric

:: The followers of Ayatollah Hossein al-Shirazi stormed the Iranian embassy in London on Friday to protest against the capture of the Iraqi religous scholar in Qom by Iranian authorities. A Persian language channel broadcasting from outside of Iran reported

IRGC commander: Iran’s missile production has increased three-fold

:: Iran has increased its missile production three-fold, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander said Wednesday, according to the Fars news service. The commander did not explain during what time period the production increase had taken place. “In the past we

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