Yemeni vice president: Iran’s dangers are a threat to our nation’s future

:: Yemeni Vice President Lt. Gen. Ali Mohsen Saleh has described Iran as a “source of danger” and said it poses a threat to Yemen’s future. The official Yemeni More »

Tunisia’s Grand Mufti ‘to appear before the judiciary on corruption charges’

:: Controversy is brewing in Tunisia after several media outlets began reporting that the judiciary is mulling charging the country’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Othman Battikh with corruption charges. Local More »

Abdullah Al-Thani hopes ‘Qatar will cooperate to facilitate Hajj pilgrims’

:: Qatar’s Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani has said he regrets the inability of pilgrims from Qatar to travel to Saudi Arabia directly from Hamad International Airport via Saudia More »

Russian jets kill more than 200 ISIS militants near Syria’s Deir al-Zor

:: Russia’s air force has destroyed a large column of ISIS fighters on their way to the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, killing over 200 militants, Russian news agencies More »

Pentagon’s Mattis again seeks to reassure US allies

:: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis travels to the Middle East and eastern Europe next week to play the increasingly familiar role of reassuring allies that the United States is More »


Category Archives: Russia

Russian jets kill more than 200 ISIS militants near Syria’s Deir al-Zor

:: Russia’s air force has destroyed a large column of ISIS fighters on their way to the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, killing over 200 militants, Russian news agencies cited Russia’s Defense Ministry as saying on Monday.

Netanyahu, Putin to meet over Syria conflict

:: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Russia on Wednesday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, mainly focusing on the war in Syria, his office said late Saturday. The two leaders will meet in

ISIS claims responsibility as eight stabbed in Russian city

:: Eight people were injured in a knife attack in the Siberian city of Surgut, the local office of the Russian law enforcement committee said in a statement published on its website. “A man was moving along

Russia’s ex-ambassador to US rejects accusations of meddling

:: The former Russian ambassador to the United States on Saturday strongly denied the accusations of meddling in the US presidential election. Sergei Kislyak, who has just returned from Washington, said on Russian state Rossiya 24 television

Russian says US exit from Paris pact ‘terrible mistake’

:: Russian on Saturday criticized the US decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement as “terrible mistake”. “It is a terrible mistake!!! President Trump will actually pull the US — the largest player — out of the

Russia: Truce in Syria’s Homs province after safe zone agreed

:: Syrian regime forces and “moderate” rebels will cease fire in northern parts of Homs province on Thursday after Russia struck a deal with the opposition on implementing a safe zone, Moscow said. “From 1200 local time

Trump signs bill imposing sanctions on Russia

:: White House officials say President Donald Trump has signed a bill to impose new sanctions on Russia. Two White House officials said that the president signed the bill on Wednesday morning. The package of stiff financial

Putin says US will have to shed 755 from diplomatic staff

:: President Vladimir Putin said the United States would have to cut its diplomatic staff in Russia by 755 people and that Moscow could consider additional measures against Washington as a response to new US sanctions approved

Moscow orders US to reduce its diplomatic presence in Russia

:: Russia’s foreign ministry on Friday announced counter measures in response to tough new sanctions proposed by the United States, ordering Washington to reduce its diplomatic staff. Moscow ordered the US to reduce its diplomatic presence in

Maliki’s Russia visit sparks controversy in Iraq

:: Former Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki’s recent visit to Russia, which his office said was a protocol engagement, sparked controversy in Iraq as it reopened the wounds of what is described as corrupt military deals between

Russia’s deputy nuke negotiator visits N.Korea

Dmitry Rogozin

:: Russia’s deputy nuclear negotiator has visited North Korea to discuss issues on the divided peninsula, Pyongyang’s state media reported on Tuesday. Oleg Burmistrov, Russia’s ambassador-at-large, met with North Korea’s Vice Foreign Minister Sin Hong-chol and also

Russia sanctions bill that defies Trump is set for key vote

:: The Republican-led House is set to vote soon on a sweeping Russia sanctions package that defies the White House by demanding that President Donald Trump get Congress’ permission before lifting or easing the economic penalties against

Oil ministers to meet in Russia as compliance focus turns to Africa

Essam Al-Marzouq

:: Oil exporters are set to meet in Russia on Monday to monitor compliance with production cuts as the focus turns toward output from Africa. Key OPEC and non-OPEC oil nations will discuss the situation in Libya

Earthquake of magnitude 7.7 jolts Russia’s Commander Islands

:: An earthquake, measuring 7.7 on the Richter Scale, hit the area on the Commander Islands on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula. The tremor shook the Islands at 23.34 GMT, with its epicenter located nearly 233 kilometers away from

US, Russian leaders made no promises on cyber unit: Moscow

:: Russia confirmed on Monday that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin had discussed forming a joint Russian-US group on cybersecurity, an idea that has provoked uproar in Washington, but said it was only a tentative proposal. Trump

Trump confronts Putin on election hacking in first meeting

:: At long last face to face, President Donald Trump confronted Russian President Vladimir Putin directly on Friday over Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign, as the two leaders sought to use their historic first meeting

US, Russia announce Syria cease-fire from Sunday noon

:: The United States and Russia struck an agreement on Friday on a cease-fire in southwest Syria, crowning President Donald Trump’s first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It is the first US-Russian effort under Trump’s presidency

Lavrov says trying to clarify US Syria no-fly zones proposal

:: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday Moscow was seeking to clarify a claim by his US counterpart that Washington is ready to work together to set up “no-fly zones” in Syria. “We have asked, but

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