Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Thursday a unit of the security forces committed “abuses” against civilians during the offensive to oust ISIS insurgents from the More »

UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Thursday that Qatar’s politicization of Hajj must come to an end following the initiative taken by More »

Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial More »

Who is Abdullah Al Thani, descendant of ruling family which built modern Qatar?

:: Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani is the second son of the late Emir Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani, the grandson of the Emir of Qatar, More »

De Mistura: October will be ‘decisive’ in Syrian crisis

:: The United Nations hopes for a “serious negotiation” between the government and a still-to-be-formed unified Syrian opposition in October or November, UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said More »

 

Tag Archives: Iran

Risks of Iran nuclear deal collapse

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed :: We can sense fear in statements made by Iranian officials and most recently President Hassan Rouhani who warned against the consequences of the big scheme’s collapse – the reconciliation agreement with the

Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial date, his family told local media. “His health

Saudi Arabia affirms it has never requested Iranian mediation

:: A Saudi official on Wednesday said that the Kingdom has never requested Iranian mediation in its affairs. Any news that says otherwise is false, he added. According to an SPA report, the official said: “Saudi Arabia

Iran chief of staff in Turkey for talks on Syria, Iraq

:: Iran’s chief of staff arrived in Ankara Tuesday for “unprecedented” talks with Turkey’s leadership reportedly aimed at narrowing differences on the Syria crisis and coordinating policy on Iraq. General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri is due to meet

US Navy: Iranian provocation ‘creates unnecessary risk of escalation’

:: Despite increasing Iranian provocation, the “US Navy will continue to operate as it always has”, a senior commander told Al Arabiya English. The latest of these provocations came on August 13 when an Iranian drone came

Iran’s Rouhani warns the US: ‘We can quit the nuclear deal’

:: President Hassan Rouhani warned on Tuesday that Iran could abandon its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers within hours if the United States keeps on imposing new sanctions. In a speech to parliament, he also hit

Working tirelessly for a political settlement in Yemen, says UK envoy

Simon Shercliff

:: Simon Shercliff, the British Ambassador to Yemen, based in Saudi and criss-crossing the region, said that UK has been playing a vigorous role in trying to help achieve a political solution in Yemen. Shercliff, who took

Report: Qatar and Tehran’s conspiracy against Saudi Arabia revealed

:: Evidence has emerged pointing out that Qatar has been involved in attempting to spark war in the southern borders of Saudi Arabia, the pan-Arab Asharq al-Awsat newspaper reported. The newspaper referred to a conspiracy which Qatar,

What Iran really wants from the nuclear deal

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh :: Iran’s ruling clerics frequently complain, without evidence, that the US is not complying with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear deal reached in 2015 between Tehran and six

Iranian UAV faces off, again, with US forces in the Gulf

:: An Iranian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle has conducted, yet again, an unsafe maneuver with US forces in the Arabian Gulf, according to a US Naval Central Command spokesman. The incident on Sunday involved an Iranian QOM-1/Sadegh-1 UAV

Iran’s Khamenei names conservative cleric to arbitration body

:: Iran’s supreme leader has appointed a conservative cleric to head a council that mediates disputes between government bodies, Iranian state TV reported on Monday. The TV said Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei named Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi

Time to end the Iranian horror show once and for all

Dr. Khaled M. Batarfi

By : Dr. Khaled M. Batarfi :: Imagine a situation in which your neighborhood is under criminal attack. Your religious authority advised citizens to help protect the place. So you and your neighbors decided to create a

Iran parliament increases missile funds ‘to confront terrorist US’

:: Iran’s parliament voted Sunday to allocate $520 million to develop its missile program to fight Washington’s “adventurism” and sanctions, and to boost the foreign operations of the country’s Revolutionary Guards. “The Americans should know that this

Kuwait: One of the convicts in al-Abdali cell case arrested

:: On Sunday morning, the Kuwaiti authorities arrested a convict in the al-Abdali cell, Mustafa Abdulnabi Khan, at his father’s house in Al-Rumaithiya district, following the arrest of 12 convicts accused of belonging to the terrorist cell

Washington relies on Moscow to influence Tehran

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham :: Kurdish national ambitions are hitting Iranian, Turkish and Arab roadblocks — all for different reasons. Tensions and radical differences are growing more intense between conflicting projects, amid a clamor regarding partition and

Iran’s jaw-dropping hypocrisy on the Qatar crisis

Eyad Abu Shakra

By : Eyad Abu Shakra :: There is a famous saying that “in politics, there is neither a lasting friendship nor a permanent enmity, but rather a permanent interest.” It is true. The most successful policies are

US president trying to ‘kill’ nuclear deal, says Iranian foreign minister

Mohammed Javad Zarif

:: Iran’s foreign minister has accused US President Donald Trump of trying to “kill” the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. Mohammed Javad Zarif said on his Twitter account on Friday that the US president “always

Mossad spies in close quarter to Supreme Leader : Iranian press

:: Iranian media has reported that the country’s intelligence services over the past few weeks have arrested a number of people tied closely to the supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) charging

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