Tillerson off to Middle East, South Asia with eye on Iran, Iraq

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to the Middle East, South Asia and Europe this week on a diplomatic mission focused on conflicts in Iraq and Syria and blunting Iranian More »

King Salman makes telephone call to Iraqi PM Abadi

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud made a telephone call to Prime Minister Dr. Haydar Al-Abadi of Iraq today. According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), during the telephone conversation, they reviewed More »

Saudi-Iraqi military talks held in Riyadh

:: The Iraqi Defense Ministry said that Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Othman Al-Ghanmi headed a high-level military delegation on Monday for a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia at the More »

UAE says to announce government reshuffle

:: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, said in a tweet a government reshuffle will be announced later on More »

Emir of Qatar: We are ready for dialogue to solve the crisis

:: Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said during the conclusion of his Asian tour in Indonesia that Doha is ready for dialogue to resolve the Arab boycott crisis. Sheikh Tamim More »

 

Category Archives: Americas

US police: 3 killed, 2 wounded at Maryland office park shooting

:: A gunman opened fire at a Maryland office park on Wednesday morning, killing three co-workers and wounding two others, authorities and the business owner said. Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler identified the shooter as 37-year-old Radee Labeeb Prince. He

US will help restore water, power to Raqqa after fall of ISIS

:: The United States will take the lead in helping to clear rubble and restore basic services after the fall of ISIS in ts Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, the US State Department said on Tuesday. “We will assist and take,

Florida governor declares emergency before white nationalist’s speech

:: Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Monday ahead of a speech by a white nationalist leader later this week at the University of Florida, in order to free up resources to prepare for possible violence.

US judge blocks latest version of Trump travel ban

:: A US judge on Tuesday barred the White House from implementing yet another version of Donald Trump’s controversial executive order on immigration, hours before it was to go into full effect. The decision by Hawaii federal judge Derrick Watson

Colony Capital injects cash, in talks to buy Weinstein Co

:: The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after the departure of co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

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,

California wildfires rage with record death toll expected to rise

:: Fire officials reported further headway on Friday against devastating blazes in Northern California’s wine country but said the death toll of 32, already a record for the state, would likely climb higher with more than 250 people missing. Even

Harvey Weinstein expelled from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Harvey Weinstein

:: Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been revoked by its board. The decision was reached Saturday in an emergency session. It comes after recent reports by The New York

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’

US to pull out of UNESCO amid Palestinian tensions

:: US officials have told The Associated Press that the United States is pulling out of UNESCO, after repeated criticism of resolutions by the UN cultural agency that Washington sees as anti-Israel. UNESCO head said it has had official notification

Bruno Mars leads American Music Awards nominees with 8

:: Bruno Mars is the top nominee with eight nods at the American Music Awards, while The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd all earned five nominations apiece. The nominations were announced Thursday for the fan-voted American

Eminem looks to ‘stomp’ Trump with lyrical tirade

:: Eminem has unleashed a lyrical tirade against President Donald Trump, saying he “came to stomp.” The rapper took aim at Trump in a 4½-minute freestyle rap video that aired as part of BET’s Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday night.

US flies bombers over Korea as Trump discusses options

:: The US military flew two strategic bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force late on Tuesday, as President Donald Trump met with top defense officials to discuss how to respond to any threat from North Korea.

Sudanese diplomat arrested for groping woman in New York bar

:: The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs is investigating a case of a Sudanese diplomat who was reportedly arrested after he groped a woman at a New York East Village bar. The diplomat identified by the New York Daily News

Erdogan: Turkish officials to boycott meetings with US ambassador

:: Turkey will boycott meetings with the US ambassador to Ankara as it no longer recognises the envoy as the US representative in the country, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday, stepping up a diplomatic row. “We have not agreed

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