Putin and Erdogan warn of rising tension after Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

:: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned against the repercussions of Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel asserting it would be the cause More »

Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage chief highlights tourism’s role in maintaining peace

:: Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) President Prince Sultan bin Salman on Monday iterated that Saudi Arabia’s care for tourism and heritage represents its care for the global human More »

Fighting corruption is a must to achieve development goals, says Muslim World League chief

:: Referring to corruption as a “black hole” that hinders the development process of a nation, Dr. Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa called for confronting this menace in all ways possible. Al-Issa, More »

King Salman’s speech will serve as guideline for Shoura, says council member

:: Guidelines for addressing local and regional challenges with a special reference to domestic and foreign policies, will be spelled out by King Salman on Wednesday, and will set the tone for More »

Trump’s Jerusalem decision could help militants — UAE’s Sheikh Mohammed

:: US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital could provide a lifeline to militants after the setbacks they suffered this year, the de facto leader of the United More »


Category Archives: Iran

British foreign secretary raises detainee’s case in Iran talks

:: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson raised the case of a detained dual national on Sunday when he met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a “worthwhile” two-day trip to Tehran. The British Foreign Office says Johnson raised the case

Why is Iran and its media ignoring latest developments in Yemen?

:: Usually the Iranian media compete to broadcast news of Houthi infiltrations against the Yemeni people or the Arab countries, starting from besieging Yemeni cities and starving people there, to the launch of Iranian-made ballistic missiles against Saudi Arabia. But

CIA chief says he warned Iran’s Soleimani over Iraq aggression

:: US Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo said on Saturday he sent a letter to Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani and Iranian leaders expressing concern regarding Iran’s increasingly threatening behavior in Iraq. Speaking during a panel at the annual

Iranian opposition in US publishes Tehran’s ‘scandalous acts’ in new book

:: The Iranian opposition in the United States has published a book on the 1988 massacre when the Iranian regime murdered thousands of people opposing it. During a presentation on Friday in Washington, the opposition called for unravelling the truth

Iranian general: ‘If Europe threatens us, we’ll increase our missile range’

:: The deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned Europe that if it threatens Tehran, the Guards will increase the range of missiles to above 2,000 kilometers, the Fars news agency reported on Saturday. France has called for an “uncompromising”

US Congress orders Treasury to investigate Iranian leaders’ wealth

:: The US Senate Committee on Finance in Congress has ordered the US Department of the Treasury to reveal how Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei and 80 other senior Iranian officials and Revolutionary Guard commanders obtained their wealth. The department was

UN resolution calls on Iranian militia fighters to exit Syrian conflict

:: The UN General Assembly has passed a resolution against serious human rights violations in Syria, most notably is their call on Iranian militias to leave Syria. The UN resolution condemned systematic violations and abuses against Syrian civilians since the

Turkey sends aid to disaster victims

:: Turkey has provided humanitarian aid following a 7.3-magnitude earthquake on Sunday in neighboring northern Iraq and Iran that killed more than 350 people and injured some 6,000. Turkish aid agencies, including the Red Crescent and the state-run Disaster and

Death toll rises after powerful earthquake hits Iran and Iraq

:: More than 207 people were killed and at least 1,700 were injured in Iran on Sunday when a powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the country, state media said, as rescuers stepped up efforts overnight to find dozens trapped under

Iraqi interior minister says 41 Iranians arrested after crossing borders

:: The Iraqi Minister of Interior, Qasim al-Araji, said that local authorities have arrested 41 interiors who illegally crossed the country’s borders, reported Anadolu Agency on Saturday. The statement said that the Ministry of Interior (MOI) warned all residents in

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards arrested at least 30 dual nationals in two years

:: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have arrested at least 30 dual nationals during the past two years, mostly on spying charges, according to lawyers, diplomats and relatives, twice as many as earlier reported by local or international media. The number marks

Iran’s Rouhani defends Houthi missile attack on Saudi Arabia

:: Iran’s President Rouhani said on Wednesday that Yemen’s missile attack targeting Riyadh on Saturday was “a reaction to Saudi aggression.” “How should the Yemeni people react to bombardment of their country. So they are not allowed to use their

US praises Saudi Arabia for exposing Iran’s role in Yemen

:: The United States on Monday praised Saudi Arabia for “exposing” Iran’s role in Yemen and Tehran’s provision of missile systems to Houthi militia fighting there, following the interception of a missile fired towards the Saudi capital Riyadh on Saturday.

Donald Trump extends 36-year state of emergency with Iran

:: US President Donald Trump notified Congress on Monday that he was extending the national emergency with Iran that has been in place since the 1979 hostage crisis. “Our relations with Iran have not yet normalized, and the process of

Iran displays missile during anniversary of embassy takeover

:: Iran on Saturday displayed a surface-to-surface missile as part of events marking the anniversary of the 1979 US Embassy takeover and hostage crisis amid uncertainty about its nuclear deal with world powers. Thousands gathered at the former US embassy

Egypt responds to Iranian remarks on Cairo’s ‘wrong’ regional policies

:: The Egyptian foreign ministry responded to Iran’s statements about Egypt’s policy in the Middle East and which an Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson described as “wrong.” Ahmed Abu Zeid, the Egyptian foreign ministry spokesperson, said stability in the Middle East

Reports: Iranian support of Houthi militias in Yemen reaches its peak

:: Iran has not stopped backing Houthi militias till today since their takeover of Sanaa, despite international efforts and decisions to deter its interference. And with the restoration of more than two thirds of Yemen, Iran’s involvement in arming and

USS Howard aids Iranian mariners from pirate attack off Yemen

:: An American destroyer has aided three Iranian civilian mariners who reported being attacked by pirates off Yemen, according to a statement from the US Navy on Wednesday. A team from the USS Howard provided medical aid, food and water

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