Anies Baswedan sworn in as new Jakarta governor

:: Former Education Minister Anies Baswedan and businessman-turned-politician Sandiaga Uno were sworn in Monday as the new governor and deputy governor of Jakarta at a ceremony held by President Joko Widodo at More »

Saudi Crown Prince meets with the commander of the Pakistani Army

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Pakistani Army Commander Lieutenant General Javed Bajwa on Monday. The meeting reviewed the bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, especially in the More »

King Salman stresses kingdom’s support for united Iraq in phone call to Abadi

:: Saudi King Salman held a telephone call Monday evening with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Dr. Haider al-Abadi, in which he stressed the Kingdom’s support for the unity More »

Dialogue best way to promote peace, security: Saudi Shoura chief

:: Shoura Council President Abdullah Al-Asheikh said that the Kingdom, under the leadership of King Salman, believes in dialogue as an effective means to achieve security, peace and prosperity. Al-Asheikh delivered his More »

Commercial courts to boost investment in Saudi Arabia

:: Justice Minister Walid Al-Samaani has officially launched the commercial courts after they had started to operate on Muharram 1 of this year. Al-Samaani, who is also the Supreme Judicial Council chairman, More »

 

Tag Archives: Iran

On Iran, Europe swings behind Trump

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman Al-Rashed :: To tell you the truth, the change in tone has taken us by surprise. Since US President Donald Trump announced his decision to decertify the nuclear agreement last weekend, the UK and Germany have become

Do business with the Revolutionary Guards at your peril

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh :: It is a historic development. In one of the most critical moves since the establishment of the Iranian regime in 1979, President Donald Trump has instructed the US Treasury Department to impose new sanctions

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,

How Trump may have set a trap for Iran

Oubai Shahbandar

By : Oubai Shahbandar :: To understand why the Iranian government is worried about President Donald Trump taking a harder line with sanctions against the Revolutionary Guards, we first must take a look back at how the 2015 nuclear deal

Iran’s Soleimani reportedly in Kurdistan as Iraq denies setting Kirkuk deadline

:: A Kurdish source said on Sunday that the leader of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Qasem Soleimani, arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan Region to discuss the escalation of the crisis between Erbil and Baghdad. Meanwhile, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s spokesperson

Iran denies reports Tehran closed border with northern Iraq

:: Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday denied reports that Tehran had closed a border crossing with northern Iraq in response to an independence referendum in Iraq’s Kurdish region last month, the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) reported. “As we announced

Iran was behind cyber attack on British lawmakers in June – The Times

:: Iran carried out a cyber attack on British lawmakers earlier this year, The Times newspaper reported on Saturday, citing an intelligence assessment of the incident. The report came the day after Britain joined other European countries in warning the

Yemen: Iran uses Houthi militias ‘like puppets’ to destabilize region

:: The Yemeni government has again accused Iran of using the Houthi militia as”puppets” to destabilize the region. The government also complained about numerous Iranian interferences in the country. In a statement on Saturday, the Yemeni government said that Iran’s

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.

Bahrain supports US policy and calls for curb of Iran’s expansionist agenda

:: The State of Bahrain welcomed all efforts to prevent Iran from financing terrorist militias and commended the strategy introduced by US President Donald Trump toward Tehran. The Bahraini government said in a statement that it is one of the

Iran’s never-ending hostage-taking

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh :: Nazanin Ratcliffe, a project manager at the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was with her infant daughter when Iranian authorities confiscated their passports. Ratcliffe, a British citizen working for the foundation’s charitable section, was imprisoned on

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’

Iran intelligence minister defends jailed nuclear negotiator

:: Iran’s intelligence minister on Wednesday defended a nuclear negotiator imprisoned on spying charges in a rare implied criticism of the judiciary. Abdolrasoul Dorri Esfahani, a Canadian-Iranian, was given a five-year prison sentence this month, with the judiciary saying he

Britain’s ‘firm’ commitment to Iran deal not seen breaking Gulf ties

:: UK Prime Minister Theresa May reaffirmed Britain’s commitment to a 2015 Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday in a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump ahead of a key US decision on whether Tehran has stuck to the terms

Why Trump is right to re-think the nuclear deal

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh :: The Trump White House has been a purveyor of very well-founded criticism of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Countering the narrative about the agreement

Turkey and Iran dance the diplomatic two-step

Yasar Yakis

By : Yasar Yakis :: The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s one-day visit to Tehran last week had been due for several months, but the independence referendum held by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq accelerated the process.

Jailed British-Iranian charity worker faces new charges in Tehran

:: Iranian authorities have opened a new case against a British-Iranian charity worker serving five years in jail in Tehran, levelling charges that could carry a sentence of 16 additional years in prison, her family said on Monday. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe,

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