Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to arrive in India on Tuesday as part of his Asian tour, which kick started in Pakistan and will end in China at More »

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

:: King Salman on Tuesday issued a royal decree to transfer investigations and prosecutions of customs cases to the Public Prosecution, instead of the General Customs Authority, within a period not exceeding More »

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

:: Senior officials from different government monitoring and anti-corruption agencies called on King Salman at his palace in Riyadh on Monday. The king stressed the need for fighting graft and the importance More »

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (center) at the launch of the King Abdullah Port on Monday. King Abdullah Port, the fastest-growing container port in the world, is considered a major success More »

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

:: Saudi investigators have recovered assets worth more than $106 billion in an anti-corruption crackdown ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the royal court said on Wednesday. The funds are in More »


Tag Archives: KHAMENEI

Khamenei rejects talks with US, praises Rouhani threat to close Hormuz Strait

:: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei rejected on Saturday the idea of new negotiations with the United States, praising the latest comments by Iranian president Hassan Rouhani in which he threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz if new

Iran’s Khamenei calls on securing ‘businesses’ amid economic protests

:: Iran’s supreme leader is urging the country’s judiciary to take measures to secure people’s “businesses and lives” amid economic protests that have struck the capital, Tehran. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said during a meeting with judiciary officials on Wednesday that

Lieberman says Israel will hit Tehran if Iran attacks Tel Aviv

:: Israel would retaliate against any Iranian attack on Tel Aviv by striking Tehran, Israel’s defense minister said in remarks published on Thursday, as the arch-foes faced off over Syria. The comments by Avigdor Lieberman were an unusually explicit Israeli

Khamenei affirms continued Iranian resistance in face of US ‘bullying’

:: Iran’s supreme leader called on Muslim nations to unite against the United States, saying Tehran would never yield to “bullying”, state television reported on Thursday. “The Iranian nation has successfully resisted bullying attempts by America and other arrogant powers

Rouhani criticizes Khamenei’s large budget meant to ‘Islamize’ science

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticized the large budget allocated to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s ‘Islamization of Science’ project. Rouhani said during a speech on Saturday at the 31st round of the Khawarizmi International Festival that spending this much

Tehran jails 15-year-old boy for pulling down Iranian flag

:: An Iranian member of parliament revealed that the Islamic Revolutionary Court sentenced a 15-year-old boy to five years of jail after being accused of dragging down an Iranian flag during the wave of protests against the regime. The head

Iran arrests son of Shirazi cleric after calling Khamenei a pharaoh

Hussein al-Shirazi

:: Farsi sites reported that the Iranian authorities on Monday arrested Hussein al-Shirazi, the son of Sadiq al-Shirazi, the famous Shiite cleric in Qom, because of a lecture in which he described the Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei as

US Congress orders Treasury to investigate Iranian leaders’ wealth

:: The US Senate Committee on Finance in Congress has ordered the US Department of the Treasury to reveal how Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei and 80 other senior Iranian officials and Revolutionary Guard commanders obtained their wealth. The department was

Iran recruits thousands of Afghan and Pakistani Shiites to fight in Syria

:: Thousands of Shiite Muslims from Afghanistan and Pakistan are being recruited by Iran to fight with President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in Syria. That’s according to counter terrorism officials and analysts who say the fighters are being lured by promises

Who has Supreme Leader Khamenei appointed as Iran’s new army chief?

:: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has issued a decree appointing Brigadier General Sayed Abdul Rahim Mousavi as Commander-in-Chief of the Army Forces after his promotion to the rank of Major General, replacing General Attaullah Salehi. According to Khamenei’s

Former Iranian president Khatami asks Supreme Leader to end house arrests

:: Iran’s former president Mohammad Khatami has called on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to end the house arrest of opposition leaders, Khatami’s website reported Sunday, the first such public call by a senior political figure The continuing detention of

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 Shahroudi as the

Call to UN for Iran political prisoners

:: Concern is increasing for the wellbeing of over 14 political prisoners inside Iran’s notorious Gohardasht prison. A call issued on Friday by the Iranian Resistance was addressed to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Special Rapporteur

Source close to Khamenei claims Baghdadi ‘has definitely died’

:: Iran’s news agency (IRNA) has quoted a representative of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei saying on Thursday that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ISIS leader, has been killed. Ali Shirazi, representative to the Quds Forces, told Reuters that “Baghdadi has

Riyadh summits make Iran’s top cleric retreat

Mohammed Al Shaikh

By : Mohammed Al Shaikh :: It seems that Iran’s top cleric and supreme leader Ali Khamenei has decided to submit to the decisions of the three summits held recently in Riyadh, and he allowed Hassan Rouhani, whom the Iranians

Iran’s Khamenei says next president should be less engaged with West

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran’s supreme leader called on presidential candidates on Tuesday to champion economic self-sufficiency, further distancing himself from Hassan Rouhani’s policy of opening to the West and seeking foreign investment. Allies of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who aim to reclaim the presidency

Ebrahim Raisi: hard-line challenger in Iran

Ebrahim Raisi

Ebrahim Raisi is a hard-line judge who spent years in powerful backroom positions before emerging as a leading challenger for Iran’s presidential election next month. Born into a religious family in the holy city of Mashhad on August 23, 1960,

Don’t be fooled by Khamenei’s Machiavellian speech

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh For nearly three decades, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has delivered speeches for Nowruz, the Iranian New Year. This year, Khamenei’s speech was slightly different. It highlighted several crucial issues and contained some Machiavellian

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