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: Features

Erdogan’s new $350 mln palace draws controversy

It is reportedly larger than the White House, the Kremlin and Buckingham Palace: Turkey’s new presidential palace spreads over some 50 acres of forest land, boasts 1,000 rooms, an underground tunnel system, state-of-the-art anti-espionage technology and a blend of modernist

Afghan First Lady backs France’s niqab ban

Afghanistan’s cosmopolitan new first lady has backed France’s controversial ban on the niqab, comparing the full veil to “blinders” as she prepares to campaign for more respect for women in her conservative adopted homeland. Rula Gani shocked Afghan observers earlier

At least 100,000 Rohingya continue to flee Myanmar

A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number fleeing by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000, a leading expert said Saturday. Chris Lewa,

In Iran, lavish divorce parties on the rise

Weddings in Iran have long been an over-the-top affair with families spending thousands of dollars to celebrate a union. But now some couples are splurging on an entirely different sort of nuptial celebration: a divorce party. Local media outlets and

Iraqi poet seeks to heal her homeland with words

Amal Al-Jubouri

Iraqi-born poet Amal al-Jubouri may not have the Hollywood recognition of Angelina Jolie, but both women are artists who have decided to use their talents and profile to help the victims of war. When al-Jubouri, one of foremost poets writing

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