Anies Baswedan sworn in as new Jakarta governor

:: Former Education Minister Anies Baswedan and businessman-turned-politician Sandiaga Uno were sworn in Monday as the new governor and deputy governor of Jakarta at a ceremony held by President Joko Widodo at More »

Saudi Crown Prince meets with the commander of the Pakistani Army

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Pakistani Army Commander Lieutenant General Javed Bajwa on Monday. The meeting reviewed the bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, especially in the More »

King Salman stresses kingdom’s support for united Iraq in phone call to Abadi

:: Saudi King Salman held a telephone call Monday evening with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Dr. Haider al-Abadi, in which he stressed the Kingdom’s support for the unity More »

Dialogue best way to promote peace, security: Saudi Shoura chief

:: Shoura Council President Abdullah Al-Asheikh said that the Kingdom, under the leadership of King Salman, believes in dialogue as an effective means to achieve security, peace and prosperity. Al-Asheikh delivered his More »

Commercial courts to boost investment in Saudi Arabia

:: Justice Minister Walid Al-Samaani has officially launched the commercial courts after they had started to operate on Muharram 1 of this year. Al-Samaani, who is also the Supreme Judicial Council chairman, More »

 

Category Archives: Iran

Key US Republican says Trump must work with Europe on Iran

:: US Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, urged President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday to work closely with European allies as it develops its new Iran policy. “This is something that can only

Trump: ‘Total termination’ of Iran nuclear deal possible

:: United States President Donald Trump said Monday that a “total termination” of the Iran nuclear deal remains possible, after refusing to certify the 2015 accord and leaving its fate to Congress. Speaking to reporters ahead of a cabinet meeting,

Iran’s Soleimani reportedly in Kurdistan as Iraq denies setting Kirkuk deadline

:: A Kurdish source said on Sunday that the leader of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Qasem Soleimani, arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan Region to discuss the escalation of the crisis between Erbil and Baghdad. Meanwhile, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s spokesperson

Iran denies reports Tehran closed border with northern Iraq

:: Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday denied reports that Tehran had closed a border crossing with northern Iraq in response to an independence referendum in Iraq’s Kurdish region last month, the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) reported. “As we announced

Iran was behind cyber attack on British lawmakers in June – The Times

:: Iran carried out a cyber attack on British lawmakers earlier this year, The Times newspaper reported on Saturday, citing an intelligence assessment of the incident. The report came the day after Britain joined other European countries in warning the

US Treasury places Iran’s Revolutionary Guards under sanctions

:: The US Treasury Department announced on Friday that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has been placed on the US sanctions list. The new sanctions included four entities, including a Chinese company, for its relationship with the Revolutionary Guards. US president, Donald

US military setting new plans for Iran

:: The US military said on Friday it was identifying new areas where it could work with allies to put pressure on Iran in support of President Donald Trump’s new strategy, which promises a far more confrontational approach to Tehran.

Trump will not ratify Iran nuclear deal as more sanctions are approved

:: A source in the White House revealed to Al Arabiya Television on Thursday that US President Donald Trump will announce on Friday his refusal to ratify the nuclear agreement with Iran. The move comes just as the US Congress’

Iran intelligence minister defends jailed nuclear negotiator

:: Iran’s intelligence minister on Wednesday defended a nuclear negotiator imprisoned on spying charges in a rare implied criticism of the judiciary. Abdolrasoul Dorri Esfahani, a Canadian-Iranian, was given a five-year prison sentence this month, with the judiciary saying he

Britain’s ‘firm’ commitment to Iran deal not seen breaking Gulf ties

:: UK Prime Minister Theresa May reaffirmed Britain’s commitment to a 2015 Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday in a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump ahead of a key US decision on whether Tehran has stuck to the terms

Jailed British-Iranian charity worker faces new charges in Tehran

:: Iranian authorities have opened a new case against a British-Iranian charity worker serving five years in jail in Tehran, levelling charges that could carry a sentence of 16 additional years in prison, her family said on Monday. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe,

Iran promises ‘crushing’ response if US designates Guards a terrorist group

:: Iran promised on Monday to give a “crushing” response if the United States designated its elite Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist group. The pledge came a week before President Donald Trump announces final decision on how he wants to

Iran confirms nuclear negotiator imprisoned for spying

:: Iran’s judiciary confirmed on Sunday the five-year prison sentence given to a Canadian-Iranian member of its nuclear negotiating team on spying charges. “Mr Abdolrasoul Dorri Esfahani… was among some who were accused of spying and providing information for foreigners

Iran warns US against designating Guards a terrorist group

:: Iran warned the United States against designating its Revolutionary Guards Corp as a terrorist group and said US regional military bases would be at risk if further sanctions were passed. The warning came after the White House said on

Trump: Iran has not lived up to spirit of nuclear deal

:: President Donald Trump said on Thursday that Iran had not lived up to the spirit of the nuclear deal agreed with world powers and suggested he would reveal his decision on whether to certify the agreement soon. “We must

Trump expected to decertify Iran nuclear deal, official says

:: President donald trump is anticipated to announce quickly that he will decertify the landmark worldwide deal to cut back iran’s nuclear program, a senior management professional said on thursday, in a step that doubtlessly could reason the 2015 accord

Qatar’s Emir Tamim: We are comfortable with our growing Iran relations

:: Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani, welcomed the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Doha on Tuesday. The Emir and Zarif discussed cooperative relations between Qatar and Iran. According to Qatar’s News Agency, “the meeting demonstrated

US defense chief suggests sticking with Iran nuclear deal

:: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday offered qualified support for the Iran nuclear deal, ahead of an announcement by President Donald Trump on whether to stick with the agreement. While deferring to the president’s review, Mattis said he

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