Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »

 

Tag Archives: KERRY

Why this surge of US interest in Yemen?

The sudden surge of American interest in the Yemen conflict raises serious questions. I have taken part in many discussions last week about Kerry’s surprise visit to Oman to meet with a Houthi delegation. Here are some of these questions

Yemen govt ‘not interested’ in Kerry’s deal

Yemeni Foreign Minister Al-Mekhlafi said Tuesday that his government was not consulted on the cessation of hostilities deal announced in the same day by US Secretary of State John Kerry, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. Mekhlafi criticized the agreement saying

Kerry-Zarif win diplomatic prize for Iran nuclear deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif have won an international diplomatic prize for their part in a historic agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, organizers announced Monday. The two officials, who negotiated the deal

Russia: US actions ‘threaten our national security’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday that the United States had been taking aggressive steps that threatened Russia’s national security, the RIA news agency reported. “We have witnessed a fundamental change of circumstances when it comes to the

US still ‘pursuing peace’ as Russian jets hit Aleppo

The United States on Tuesday has defended its stance in Syria when it said it has not given up “pursuit of peace in Syria” as Russian and Syrian warplanes continued to pound residential areas in besieged parts of Aleppo. “I

Houthis say ready for fresh Yemen talks if attacks stop

Yemen’s Houthi-run governing council said on Sunday it was ready to restart peace talks with the country’s exiled government provided a Saudi-led coalition stopped attacking and besieging Houthi-held territories. UN-sponsored negotiations to end 18 months of fighting in the impoverished

Kerry talks Yemen, Syria conflicts during Saudi visit

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry into the early hours of Thursday morning on ways to end Yemen’s conflict and resume peace talks

French defence minister in Iraq for talks on anti-ISIS war

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrived in Baghdad Monday on an unannounced visit for talks with Iraqi officials on the war against ISIS. Le Drian discussed the campaign against ISIS, in which France is playing a major role, with

Iran says missile program is not negotiable

Iran’s foreign minister is saying the country’s missile program is not up for negotiation with the United States. The missile program and “defense capabilities of the Islamic Republic of Iran” are not negotiable, said Mohammad Javad Zarif Sunday, after meeting

Lavrov, Kerry call for prompt start to Syria talks

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in a late phone conversation on Friday called for a prompt start to the next round of Syria peace talks, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The

Assad tells Putin he’s ready to respect Syria truce

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has assured Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin of his government’s readiness to respect a ceasefire deal brokered by Moscow and Washington, the Kremlin said on Wednesday. The Kremlin said the two leaders discussed the deal in a

Turkey hails world powers’ Syria plan as ‘important step’

Turkey on Friday hailed a plan agreed by world powers to cease hostilities in Syria within a week as an important step and an opportunity to find a solution to the almost five-year civil war. The agreement by the 17

Lavrov: U.S. mulls Russian proposal on Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday Russia had proposed a “concrete” plan to resolve the Syria crisis to the United States, RIA news agency reported. Lavrov said Washington was studying the proposal. In the same time, Secretary of

Kerry urges both sides to ‘seize moment’ at Syria talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Syria’s opposition and regime to play a full role in peace talks Sunday, while accusing Bashar al-Assad’s forces of starving civilians. “This morning, in light of what is at stake in these talks,

King Salman meets Kerry in Riyadh

Saudi King Salman on Saturday met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in the capital Riyadh, and discussed regional affairs, the state-run news agency reported. During the meeting, the two discussed the latest developments in the region, “particularly the

Kerry: most of Hezbollah’s arms come from Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Johan Kerry expressed his concerns about Iran’s military support to the Shiite Lebanese Movement of Hezbollah in a joint press conference with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Saturday. Kerry said most of Hezbollah’s arms come

Kerry: ‘extraordinary challenges’ lie ahead in the world

John Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that “extraordinary opportunities” lie ahead and that the world is becoming a safer place despite threats. While the fight against extremism is “the challenge of our generation,” the world is “heading

Syrian opposition rejects talks before goodwill steps

A senior Syrian opposition official on Friday ruled out even indirect peace talks with the government before a halt to Russian air strikes and the lifting of government blockades on populated areas. George Sabra, deputy head of the opposition delegation,

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