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 »

 

Syria regime pounds South, rebel evacuations postponed

:: Regime forces bombarded southern Syria on Sunday, as the evacuation of rebel fighters under a ceasefire deal for the region was postponed, a monitor and an opposition official said. Opposition fighters in the southern province of Daraa announced a

Saudi Arabia tops donor states to UN’s Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen

:: Saudi Arabia donated $530.4 million as part of the UN’s Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen in 2018. A report, issued by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said the Kingdom donated the largest sum of

War-torn south Sudan debates bill on extending president’s term

:: South Sudan has started debating a bill extending the tenure of the interim government headed by President Salva Kiir by three years at a time when it is trying to negotiate peace with rebels. Gabriel Roricjur, the leader of

Israel’s Netanyahu to meet Putin in Moscow next week

:: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next week, Netanyahu’s office said in a brief statement on Tuesday. The meeting is set for Wednesday, July 11. Netanyahu and Putin meet periodically and discuss

New advances by Yemeni army amid military buildup by Houthis

:: The UN special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths’ visit to Sanaa did not prevent the Houthis from continuing their military buildup, according to reports by local Yemeni news outlets who added that the militias refuse to hand over the

Passengers rescued from stricken Indonesia ferry, 31 dead

:: Passengers trapped for a night on a stricken ferry off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi were rescued early Wednesday, officials said, as the death toll rose to 31 with three people missing and believed drowned inside the vessel. The

Makkah governor wants a new committee to solve issues from Umrah season in Ramadan

:: Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, adviser to King Salman, governor of Makkah and chairman of the Central Hajj Committee, has ordered the formation of a committee headed by Deputy Makkah Gov. Prince Abdullah bin Bandar, with the Makkah Region Development Authority

Rouhani says Iran will respect nuclear deal as long as its interests preserved

:: Iran will continue to respect its nuclear agreement with world powers as long as its interests are preserved, President Hassan said on Tuesday in a speech in Switzerland. The United States withdrew in May from the 2015 agreement, under

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 Kingdom, which has been pumping around 10 million

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 decree, issued in the official gazette, makes changes

Report: Son of ISIS leader Baghdadi killed in Syria’s Homs

:: A son of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in the city of Homs in Syria, the group’s news channel reported on Tuesday. “Hudayfah al-Badri … the son of the Caliph … was killed in an operation

Yemen’s Hodeidah residents accuse UN of ignoring Houthi violations

:: Residents of Hodeidah called on UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths, who is currently visiting Sanaa, to visit Hodeidah and see first-hand the violations committed by the Houthi militia in the strategic port city. They also called on

Revolutionary Guards commander accuses Israel of stealing Iran’s rain clouds

:: The Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Ridha Jalali has accused Israel and another country he didn’t name of stealing the clouds of Iran which lead to climate change and drought in the country. On Monday,

Arab Coalition: Recent UN report on Yemen based on inaccurate information

:: The spokesman for the Arab Coalition fighting to support legitimacy in Yemen has said that a recent United Nations report had relied on misinformation. Turki al-Malki said during a press conference in Riyadh on Monday that it was common

Number of displaced in southern Syria climbs to 270,000

:: The number of people forced to flee their homes in southwestern Syria as a result of the two week escalation in fighting has climbed to 270,000 people, the UN refugee spokesman in Jordan said. The United Nations said last

Saudi ambassador to London: kingdom condemns all forms of torture

:: Saudi ambassador to the United Kingdom reaffirms his country’s condemnation of “all forms of torture and supports the right to freedom of expression within the judicial framework”. He refuted a report published by The Guardian on the United Nations

Iranian President Rouhani leaves for Europe visit

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani left Monday for a visit to Europe billed as of “prime importance” after the US pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. Rouhani was headed for Switzerland and scheduled to

Jordan to hold talks with Russia over Syria

:: Jordan will hold talks with Russia this week over a ceasefire in southwestern Syria and alleviating the humanitarian situation there, the Jordanian foreign minister said on Monday. Ayman Safadi, speaking in Amman, said he would travel on Tuesday to

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