Iran’s Zarif: We will face any economic, military war efforts strongly

Iran’s Zarif: We will face any economic, military war efforts strongly

:: Tehran will defend itself against any war efforts, be they economic or military, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said, according to Iraqi TV during a visit to Baghdad on Sunday. More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 25 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 25 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal decree on Monday promoting 25 judges at the Board of Grievances at various levels. The Kingdom is taking various measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, More »

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missiles heading toward Mecca, Jeddah

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missiles heading toward Mecca, Jeddah

:: Saudi Arabia’s air forces on Monday intercepted two Houthi ballistic missiles over Taif, one heading for Mecca and the other for Jeddah, according to eyewitnesses. The Kingdom’s air defense forces were More »

Trump: If Iran wants to fight then that will be its official end

Trump: If Iran wants to fight then that will be its official end

:: US President Donald Trump threatened Iran in a tweet on Sunday, raising concerns about a potential US-Iran conflict at a time when tensions between Washington and Tehran have risen. “If Iran More »

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jubeir: ‘We don’t want war but we will defend ourselves’

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jubeir: ‘We don’t want war but we will defend ourselves’

:: Saudi Arabia is doing its best to avoid war in the region but stands ready to respond with “all strength and determination” to defend itself from any threat, the Kingdom’s top More »

 

Saudi force comes out fighting in joint ‘Bright Star’ drill

:: Saudi Arabian forces have joined a US-Egyptian Bright Star exercise along with military units from Greece, Britain, Jordan, the UAE, Italy and France. Observers from 16 other countries will monitor the exercise in Egypt, which is designed to strengthen

Yemen FM: We don’t trust what the Houthis tell the UN behind closed doors

:: Yemeni Foreign Minister Khaled al-Yamani on Saturday launched a scathing attack on a Houthi delegation that failed to attend UN-backed peace talks in Geneva this week. Following an announcement that the government delegation was to leave Geneva, Yamani said

US military drawing up options should Syrian regime use chemical weapons

:: America’s top general on Saturday said he was involved in “routine dialogue” with the White House about military options should Syria ignore U.S. warnings against using chemical weapons in an expected assault on the enclave of Idlib. Marine General

Griffiths to issue statement on Geneva talks amid Houthi absence

:: In the latest development related to the Geneva talks sponsored by the United Nations on the Yemeni crisis, UN special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths is expected to issue a statement on the fate of the Geneva talks in

Russia, Iran, Turkey presidents meet in Tehran on Syria’s Idlib province

:: The presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey met Friday in Tehran to discuss the war in Syria, with all eyes on a possible military offensive to retake the last rebel-held bastion of Idlib. The summit between Iranian President Hassan

Morocco says over 50,000 migrant crossings to Europe foiled

:: Moroccan authorities have so far this year foiled 54,000 bids by illegal migrants to cross to Europe, the official MAP news agency reported Friday. It said that authorities had dismantled 74 “criminal networks” linked to people smuggling and seized

Iranian Consulate in Basra set on fire

:: Protesters set fire to the Iranian Consulate in Basra on Friday, after a week of violent protests during which at least nine people were killed. The building was the latest to be attacked during demonstrations in Iraq’s main oil

Filipinos’ trust in Duterte falls to lowest level

:: Public trust in Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte dropped to the lowest of his presidency, a survey showed on Saturday, although he still maintained a rating of “very good.” Trust is used by independent pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) to

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma to retire

:: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s co-founder and executive chairman Jack Ma will retire from the e-commerce company on Monday, as the former English teacher seeks to focus on philanthropy in education, the New York Times reported. Ma, one of China’s

Why Jordan rejects a confederation with Palestine

:: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told a group of Israeli lawmakers and activists on Sunday that US President Donald Trump’s negotiating team had asked whether he would agree to a confederation with neighboring Jordan. According to Shaqued Morag, Peace

Nikki Haley says Trump to lead UN Security Council talks on Iran

:: US President Donald Trump plans to lead a meeting of the heads of state of the United Nations Security Council on Iran in late September, his envoy Nikki Haley announced Tuesday. With the United States now holding the presidency

Iranian army experts, Hezbollah fighters killed in battle with Yemeni army

:: A number of Houthi leaders, Iranian experts, and Hezbollah fighters have been killed during battles in the last two days against the Yemeni army in the Marran district in Saada, according to a Yemeni military source. Marran has been

KSA inspires students with back-to-school message

:: To mark the start of the new academic year, the Saudi Cabinet wished students in the Kingdom every success in their educational and scientific aspirations. During the Cabinet session at Al-Salam Place in Jeddah on Tuesday, King Salman praised

Saudi Arabia intercepts two missiles Houthis launched toward Jazan

:: Saudi Arabia said its forces have intercepted two ballistic missile fired by the Houthi militias toward the border Saudi city of Jazan on Tuesday. The Houthis has stepped up missile attacks on the kingdom in recent months. The Yemeni

Saudi governor stresses Importance of science education

:: Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Naif bin Abdul Aziz stressed the importance of offering students a quality education in the sciences. Hosting employees of the province’s education department on the occasion of the start of the new academic

Iraqi forces kill six protesters in southern city of Basra

:: Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition on hundreds of protesters in the southern city of Basra on Tuesday, killing six people and wounding 19. Twenty-two members of the security forces were also wounded, some by a

Israeli strikes target Iranian positions in Syria

:: Israeli missile strikes targeted Iranian military positions in the Syrian provinces of Hama and Tartus on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said. Syria’s state news agency SANA said its air defense systems downed several missiles

Kremlin says Syria army getting ready to ‘solve’ Idlib ‘terrorism’ problem

:: The Kremlin said Tuesday the Syrian army is getting ready to solve the problem of “terrorism” in the rebel stronghold of Idlib, apparently referring to a looming regime offensive. “We know that the Syrian armed forces are getting ready

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