King Salman receives Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani

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Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

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UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

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Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial More »

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Category Archives: Iran

Iran reform leader Karroubi ends hunger strike

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for six years, ended his hunger strike late Thursday after the government agreed to remove intelligence agents from his home. However, his demand to face trial — he

Iran denies appeal of jailed Princeton University student

:: Iranian authorities have denied the appeal of a Princeton University student who had been convicted on espionage charges and sentenced to 10 years in prison, the university and his wife said on Thursday. Xiyue Wang, a

Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial date, his family told local media. “His health

Saudi Arabia affirms it has never requested Iranian mediation

:: A Saudi official on Wednesday said that the Kingdom has never requested Iranian mediation in its affairs. Any news that says otherwise is false, he added. According to an SPA report, the official said: “Saudi Arabia

US Navy: Iranian provocation ‘creates unnecessary risk of escalation’

:: Despite increasing Iranian provocation, the “US Navy will continue to operate as it always has”, a senior commander told Al Arabiya English. The latest of these provocations came on August 13 when an Iranian drone came

Iran’s Rouhani warns the US: ‘We can quit the nuclear deal’

:: President Hassan Rouhani warned on Tuesday that Iran could abandon its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers within hours if the United States keeps on imposing new sanctions. In a speech to parliament, he also hit

Iranian UAV faces off, again, with US forces in the Gulf

:: An Iranian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle has conducted, yet again, an unsafe maneuver with US forces in the Arabian Gulf, according to a US Naval Central Command spokesman. The incident on Sunday involved an Iranian QOM-1/Sadegh-1 UAV

Iran’s Khamenei names conservative cleric to arbitration body

:: Iran’s supreme leader has appointed a conservative cleric to head a council that mediates disputes between government bodies, Iranian state TV reported on Monday. The TV said Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei named Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi

Iran parliament increases missile funds ‘to confront terrorist US’

:: Iran’s parliament voted Sunday to allocate $520 million to develop its missile program to fight Washington’s “adventurism” and sanctions, and to boost the foreign operations of the country’s Revolutionary Guards. “The Americans should know that this

US president trying to ‘kill’ nuclear deal, says Iranian foreign minister

Mohammed Javad Zarif

:: Iran’s foreign minister has accused US President Donald Trump of trying to “kill” the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. Mohammed Javad Zarif said on his Twitter account on Friday that the US president “always

Mossad spies in close quarter to Supreme Leader : Iranian press

:: Iranian media has reported that the country’s intelligence services over the past few weeks have arrested a number of people tied closely to the supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) charging

Call to UN for Iran political prisoners

:: Concern is increasing for the wellbeing of over 14 political prisoners inside Iran’s notorious Gohardasht prison. A call issued on Friday by the Iranian Resistance was addressed to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights,

Iran’s Rouhani names two female vice presidents

Massoumeh Ebtekar

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed two female vice presidents on Wednesday, a day after coming under fire from reformists for nominating no women ministers. Massoumeh Ebtekar, known internationally for her role as spokesperson during the 1980

Iranian drone comes close to US fighter jet – US official

:: An Iranian drone came within 100 feet of a US Navy warplane as it prepared to land on an aircraft carrier in the Gulf, a US official said on Tuesday. The official, speaking on condition of

Rouhani appoints another perpetrator of 1988 massacre as justice minister

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has appointed Alireza Avai to replace Mostafa Pourmohammadi as justice minister in his new cabinet. While Pourmohammadi was one of the three members of the 1988 massacre “Death Commission” in Tehran, Avai

The Revolutionary Guard: America wants to implement the Libyan model in Iran

:: The commander of the Air Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Brigadier General Ali Hajizadeh, said that the United States wants to apply the Libyan model in Iran in response to reports about the United States

62,000 hajj visas issued for Iranians

:: The Iranian Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization said that 62,000 hajj visas have been issued by Saudi Arabia until Sunday, August 6. The director of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization, Humaid Mohammadi, told an Iranian news agency

Rouhani to Trump: ‘Undermining the nuclear deal is your political suicide’

Hasan Rouhani

:: Re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States of trying to undermine Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers, telling President Donald Trump that it will be his political suicide. Rouhani, who was decisively re-elected in

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